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Old 12-23-2011, 05:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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w00t! ninjette! (+ winter riding tip)

Dropped a Cleveland on this:


I'm really digging the handling, and it can easily stay well ahead of traffic, plus some folks are getting ~100mpg on them too. Bolt on aftermarket fuel injection is sweet option for later also, when I save up for it.

Serendipitously, my helmet needed a new shield, and the first one I saw on ebay was a dual lens snowmobile shield. It arrived yesterday, so I wiped the ice of my seat and went for a ride, what a huge difference in visibility!! I would recommend such a shield for anyone riding in the winter, maybe even a breath box if you don't want to lift the shield at stops.

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Old 12-23-2011, 08:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Pray tell what is a Cleveland? Would that be the old (no longer made) $1000 bill?

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Old 12-23-2011, 09:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yup, a Cleveland is "street talk" (though probably pretty dated street talk) for $1000.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Congrats! What year? How many miles?

Find it on CL? Post a few more photos if you can. I'd like a 250 project like that myself.

I assume you've seen Alan Smith's 250 from the Vetter Challenges, but here's a link to it - 2011 Streamlining a Kawasaki Ninja-Chap 44

...and some more info - Craig Vetter Fuel Economy better mileage

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Old 12-23-2011, 05:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice find!! I got a 1999 250 Ninja a couple of weeks ago and will be starting my mods to it after I do a baseline run. I got just got it titled and am ready to put some miles on it.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Nice! Mine was red - I wished I could have found a green one though.

I've long since sold it however. (Live in a small city, and it was competing with my bicycle for attention. I get less fat riding the bicycle. )
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Congrats! A ninjette must be a good thing

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