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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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back ache ninja 250

Well I am 6 feet tall and weigh 187lbs
I have a ninja 250 and I notice that after I spend about 15+ minutes on the bike I start to get a bit of back ache you get when you need to pop your back.

What is this due to riding position, or am I too tall to be on the 250?

I touch the foot pegs with the balls of my feet and hug the gas tank with my knees. I don't put weight on my wrists I try to support myself up using my legs and back.

it feels weird trying to stay up right because the handle bars are too low.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 11:44 AM
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If you are new to riding, I'd suggest it's just your body getting used to things. Some light weight-training, concentrating on your lower back, might alleviate things a bit.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 01:06 PM
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Cookee is right. I have a balance ball & a series of dumb bell weights I use almlost daily along with the addition of a rowing machine again used almost daily, but remember I am an old sod of 67+ yrs of age & ride 6 to 8 + hrs each time I take off with one of my sportbikes up here in the Cdn Rockie Mtn roads. Tack on a lot of knee injuries, broken left hip & such so I have to sort of try & keep myself in shape---well for an old fart of my age.

That means I grip the petrol tanks with my knees & put the abs into work. My back was damaged many yrs ago at home to some comp m/c events. So I can feel a bit of wanting to stretch my back around when riding, BUT worse is getting into my SUV & just driving to the gun range some 15 miles is real agony. I would not dare drive my SUV for an hour.

So a tip is to do a bit of stretching when you are going to ride & when fueling up do the same at the fuel station to where you might stop off at half-way point to when home---stretch a bit & in a while the problems will be gone.

Lastly I am 5'9" plus being around 170 lbs & I had a ball racing, on the circuit, a Yamaha TZR-250 with far more TZ racing parts then most bikes, to also screaming it around the hwys to, to & from work. That small bike was simply a ball to throw around.
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