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Ninja 500r 2005 as track bike

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    Re: Ninja 500r 2005 as track bike


    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    why .... or how cheap did you get it

    but to answer your question: just put good tires on it

    I finally got the rentech rack installed:



    super light, felt well constructed, 2 bolts on the passenger grab bar location, 2 clamps on the frame, and done. I even rode to the airport today w' backpack/luggage combo bag. When I got the airport, the helmet, jacket, knee guards, gloves, and vest stash into the top case. I just wear the Dainese RR boots under sweat pants round trip. Then the rest of my riding gear is available for the ride home when I get back...the central/structure lot is $40/day ($200 saved)! I saved 45 mins+ lane splitting, no need to budget time for a shuttle from the economy parking lot, and over 44mpg vs. the 13mpg on my truck. This is my hot setup for quick trips to see the folks.

    Now to install the corbin seat, some sort of cruise control, some jig for highway pegs, a phone charger, and should be good for longer rides...next year - good tires, then track days.
    Plus, it’s like male birth control too.

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    Re: Ninja 500r 2005 as track bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Plus, it’s like male birth control too.
    Hey...I have one of those... Wait.

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    Re: Ninja 500r 2005 as track bike

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    why .... or how cheap did you get it
    Cause some generous soul decided it wanted a new home where it would be loved and cared for.


    It's needing a lot at this point. All the brakes need to be rebuilt. Throttle cable is frozen. Carbs need to be rebuilt. Transmission won't shift. All the things you'd expect for sitting untouched for 10+ years. BUT, it has a good EBC floating rotor up front and a Fox shock out back. So hey, why not?

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    Hmm...what keeps the transmission from shifting?

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    Probably corrosion on the shifter cogs or something. No idea. We'll open it up and take a look.

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    Re: Ninja 500r 2005 as track bike

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    We'll open it up and take a look.

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    Re: Ninja 500r 2005 as track bike

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    I now own another EX500 racebike.

    What to do.... what to do....
    Get it running. Sell it. Buy a Penske and some rearsets for the SV?!

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    Re: Ninja 500r 2005 as track bike

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Buy a Penske and some rearsets gas for the SV?!
    Adjusted to reflect purchasing power from sale price of Ninja.

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    Re: Ninja 500r 2005 as track bike

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Get it running. Sell it. Buy a Penske and some rearsets for the SV?!
    Already have a Penske and rearsets for the SV....

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    Re: Ninja 500r 2005 as track bike

    Gas it is then!

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    Agreed, splitting is a PITA

    You are usually the first one to tell me - sell it and put it into a better bike...then send me the shock and the brake setup

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    Re: Ninja 500r 2005 as track bike

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    . Transmission won't shift. All the things you'd expect for sitting untouched for 10+ years.

    is it like the EX250 where it wont shift unless the back wheel is moving? When i first got the 2fiddy it would go into first and that was it. I read up and found it had
    a 'feature' that wouldn't allow you to shift anywhere but neutral unless you were moving. If you part it out wanna sell the rear shock?

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    Re: Ninja 500r 2005 as track bike

    That’s Kawasaki’s “Positive Neutral Finder” - if you’re stopped, you can only shift between first and neutral, can’t shift up into second.

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    Re: Ninja 500r 2005 as track bike

    No, that isn't the case. First thing I tried is rocking the wheel while trying to shift. Shifting internals are locked up.


    In other news, while at the TTD event in Thompson yesterday/Sunday, what comes rolling through tech? BOTH of my old EX500 racebikes. Guy riding my old A bike was doing great in Blue too!

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    Ya guys I am pretty sure Iglu knows how to rock a bike back and forth

    Cool to see your old bikes back out there! Canít kill some of these bikes

    Did you offer to trade him

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    Re: Ninja 500r 2005 as track bike

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    as a matter of fact, I'd enjoy this whole setup as an ADV bike - if I could get handle bars, more travel, and a better dampened suspension, I'd be happy. Unfortunately people have tried, it becomes a money pit (the handlebars alone don't fit as they normally would because of proprietary clip ons) and doesn't work well.
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/zombi...mbler.1408376/

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    Re: Ninja 500r 2005 as track bike

    That is by far the best looking EX I’ve ever seen.

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