New bike for the Royal Highness advise



Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: New bike for the Royal Highness advise

  1. #1
    vanjka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Toronto/Belgrade
    Posts
    44

    Cool New bike for the Royal Highness advise

    Forum Sponsor
    Hello all GTAMR's


    I bought my wife her first bike 2004 Ninja 250 and now am looking for some advice.

    Where can we find more info on which frame sliders and recessed blinkers to install on her bike. This is to minimize damage in the event of a fall/tip over.

    Good advice is welcome.

    Thankx

  2. #2
    JavaFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    613 ghetto
    Posts
    2,900

    Re: New bike for the Royal Highness advise

    sliders are a good idea, many good ones available

    blinker stalks are cheap
    don't endanger a loved one with those useless recessed things

  3. #3
    Riceburner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Stuck in Reality
    Posts
    7,206

    Re: New bike for the Royal Highness advise

    +1 leave the stock signals. Frame sliders or a stunt cage would be good though.

  4. #4

    Re: New bike for the Royal Highness advise

    Buy a dirt bike, learn to really ride the thing, crashing on the street should not be part of the learning experience imho.
    Both of you will crash on the dirt bike, but if you buy the right dirt bike it won't even hurt it, you pick it up, learn from your mistake and try again.

  5. #5
    Morrissey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Peterborough
    Posts
    784

    Re: New bike for the Royal Highness advise

    +1 for what JavaFan said. Those recessed lights are very dim and small and make it difficult to be seen, especially in day light. Just get the frame sliders and you'll probably be fine. In a simple tip-over scenario you probably won't even break a turn signal. If it's a bigger crash than a tip-over as long as you walk away uninjured the damage to the bike is irrelevant.
    Iron Butt Association #68786

  6. #6
    taximan62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Niagara Region
    Posts
    549

    Re: New bike for the Royal Highness advise

    Agree forget about changing signals but may be hard to find Sliders for that vintage of Ninja 250.

    R&G does not list anything but I am sure ebay should have something.

    2012 Triumph Speed Triple R
    2018 Kawasaki Z900RS SE
    2011 Triumph Sprint GT

  7. #7

    Re: New bike for the Royal Highness advise

    You can ask the members on Ninjett.org.
    2017 Ducati Supersport
    2010 Ninja 650r (sold)
    2009 Ninja 250r (sold)

  8. #8
    vanjka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Toronto/Belgrade
    Posts
    44

    Re: New bike for the Royal Highness advise

    Thank you very much for all your responses. We will look into taking an off road course next season, a buddy of mine took it and he is more confident on the roads now. At this moment I will try to find frame sliders as soon enough we have to park the bikes for the " long winter sleep" ;((

  9. #9
    PrivatePilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Arrrrrrrrrr.
    Posts
    6,472

    Re: New bike for the Royal Highness advise

    A huge x1000 on NOT changing the signals. Bikes have enough issues with cagers as it is, the last thing you want to do is make it any harder for their brain to comprehend what you're up to when signalling a lane change. ESPECIALLY for a new rider.
    --VTX1300 (Mine)
    ---Vstar 1100 (Wife)
    ----VStar 650 (Sold)
    -----GZ250 Marauder (Sold)
    Insurance Price Heat Map

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •