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    Senior Member mckee1710's Avatar
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    In search of Kawi Ninja 250 engine...

    Definitely a long shot but we have a pretty large bike community here full of friendly and helpful people so this is my first stop. My buddy roasted the top end in his 2001 Kawasaki Ninja 250 last week. His first bike, ran it with low oil, learned his lesson the hard way. He's pretty bummed cause first bike and was his only mode of transportation around campus. I told him if we found a motor for it I'd help him install it.

    So...anyone got an old Ninja 250 powerplant they'd be willing to part ways with??
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    Senior Member scotti158's Avatar
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    I think he should sell the 250 for whatever he can get for it and put the $ towards a TW.
    2013 Yamaha TW200

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    2002 Yamaha RoadStar 1600 with sidecar

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    It might honestly be easier and/or cheaper to sell his Ninja as a complete parts bike, save up for a while, and get another Ninja (or something else). In my area the third gen 250's are pretty cheap.

    Kawasaki Ninja 250 2007 - Like NEW, Very Few Miles, Maintained Well

    As far as motors, I'd check Ebay and Craigslist if you haven't yet.

    EDIT: weirdly, after posting this, I've window shopped a little, and the available examples at this time all seem to be higher mileage and a little pricier than those I remember, from doing this more a few years ago.
    Last edited by kj7687; 05-19-2016 at 01:59 PM.
    KJ, just KJ, ok.

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