Any girls here ride Kawi Ninja 250's?

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Any girls here ride Kawi Ninja 250's?

#1 Unread post by BigChickenStrips » Mon May 08, 2006 9:24 am

I just got one and it fits me good, (im 6'2" 240lbs) but it seemed awful big for my girlfriend. i think they have lowering links that can be used to adjust the height. but since most dealers i talked to try to make the 250 sound like a "chic bike" i wondered how people under 6' handled it?

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#2 Unread post by KarateChick » Mon May 08, 2006 3:02 pm

I have the 06 ninja having just sold the 01 I owned for a year. An acquaintance bought it and she's about 5'6, maybe 125 lbs. I'm 5'3 and 110, same as the girl I bought the 01 from. Girl at work is 5'1, 100 lbs and just sold her 04 ninja.

Don't worry about what others think of your appearance, your bike, your helmet...whatever! Ride your own ride and enjoy it, have fun and be safe. You're out to enjoy m-c, not hurt yourself. If that dealer thinks the ninja is a girl ride, well goody for him and who the heck cares. I'm happy you have a ride YOU are comfy with.

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#3 Unread post by SuperRookie » Mon May 08, 2006 6:28 pm

Also, for those riders who are 'altitudinally challenged', don't forget, lowering a bike will alter the steering. Better to shave the seat instead.
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#4 Unread post by mahgnillig » Mon May 08, 2006 9:37 pm

I ride a 2003 Ninja 250... I'm 5'3" and can easily put both feet flat on the ground when I'm at a stop. I bought the bike from a friend at work who is shorter than me, so I knew it'd fit well.

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#5 Unread post by bok » Mon May 08, 2006 10:17 pm

i bought an older ninja for my fiance, you can see pics of her on it in the Flickr group in my sig below...she is about 5'6" and it fits her fine and if i ride it, it's decent as well.
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#6 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Mon May 08, 2006 10:20 pm

Oh man, you people are lucky. I wish I could fit on a Ninja 250 comfortably, I'd probably have one by now. :|
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#7 Unread post by BigChickenStrips » Thu May 11, 2006 8:13 am

geoff, why would you not fit? are you SUPER tall? i'm 6'2" and i fit comfortably. im a little suprised to hear the some of shorter people can flat foot it though. im not saying i dont believe you, but my g/f had a little trouble flatfooting with both feet.

i love my little ninja, its way faster then i thought it would be, and i think overall its not a bad looking bike. great first bike, i'll probably hold onto it for a while. this was the first vehicle i ever got to buy out of a showroom with .6 miles on the odometer and i love that feeling of knowing every mile put on it is mine.
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#8 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Thu May 11, 2006 10:48 am

HandsomeRyan wrote:geoff, why would you not fit? are you SUPER tall? i'm 6'2" and i fit comfortably. im a little suprised to hear the some of shorter people can flat foot it though. im not saying i dont believe you, but my g/f had a little trouble flatfooting with both feet.

i love my little ninja, its way faster then i thought it would be, and i think overall its not a bad looking bike. great first bike, i'll probably hold onto it for a while. this was the first vehicle i ever got to buy out of a showroom with .6 miles on the odometer and i love that feeling of knowing every mile put on it is mine.
I just feel really cramped. I feel too close to the bars, my legs get uncomfortable, and honestly, it's so small, i feel like I'm going to break it. I'm only 5' 11" but 250 lbs.
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#9 Unread post by mahgnillig » Thu May 18, 2006 8:50 pm

HandsomeRyan wrote: im a little suprised to hear the some of shorter people can flat foot it though. im not saying i dont believe you, but my g/f had a little trouble flatfooting with both feet.
GeoffXR200R wrote:I just feel really cramped. I feel too close to the bars, my legs get uncomfortable, and honestly, it's so small, i feel like I'm going to break it. I'm only 5' 11" but 250 lbs.
It has more to do with your inseam than your height. At 5'3", I have a 31" inseam (inseam measurement, not pants size), but a really short torso. My 6' even hubby also has a 31" inseam, but feels cramped on my Ninja because he has a long torso (he is also 250lbs).

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#10 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Thu May 18, 2006 10:10 pm

I guess i got a long torso. All my jackets and work shirts (basically, anything with long sleeves or buttons) gotta be talls. Pants are a tad short, my inseam (just to my ankle) is 29", so ~31-32" to the ground.
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