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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-16-2001, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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I could use help here. I'm currently rebuilding a '86 zx1000 Ninja I purchased for next to nothing years ago. ITs been sitting in my garage for the last 7 years. I've been riding my '87 Honda 600 Hurricane since I bought it new in '87. But its always been too small for me. Im a big rider - 6'6 230 lbs. And my plan has been to sell the Hurricane after I get the Ninja the way I want it. I've been lucky and have found on ebay a bunch of fairing parts and even picked up a Yoshimuria full exhaust system brand new for it. I'm headed down the right path for it but need some help in a couple of area's. Mostly tires - Im having real trouble finding good sport tires for it. I would love to go with a radial the rim width is large enough for a 150 on it. But I cant find a good true sport tire for it. Maybe someone out there knows if I can put different rims on it to get a bigger tire. Or can suggest the best sport tire for it. I dont belive in putting bigger tires than the rim was designed for. But maybe a slightly newer Ninja rims will work or an after market rim. I have little invested in this bike so far - $200 to buy it running with only 14K on it. $200 for the full exhaust and a few hundred in body parts .. so new rims wouldnt be out of the question. Other than that I have questions about Jet kits (what kind, where to find) etc ...and anything that you think may be helpful. Thanks again.
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a local had a 85 or so ninja 900. i don't think any rims fit on it easy. he used some bias-ply bridgestone tires on his. they were a sport-touring tire if memory serves me correct. another friend used the same tires on his sportster. they actually stuck pretty good and came up to temp easily.

he also found a dyno-jet stage 3 with filters for it without a problem--new.

i just hope when you finish yours you don't plant it into the front of an escort like he did. of course, he chose a ninja 900 as a starter bike (yikes!!!). those bikes are really fast bikes. seriously.


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2002, 01:09 PM
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Hey, what's gonna happen to the hurricane??? That's the one i'm interested in. LOL. yeah..
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2002, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Cool The Hurricane


The hurricane will be going up for sale sometime in the next few months. ITs a great bike and I will miss her but it will be time to say goodbye

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2002, 02:05 PM
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Smile hey

Hey ya! i test rode one a while ago.... I kinda crashed it, so i'm wondering if they're cursed for me - nah, i just gotta think before i try to do a u-turn on a hill on not my bike!
*true squid talking here!* lol
yeah. they are nice, keep me posted, i'll think about it!
I was just thinking bout getting a brand new ninja 250... but you might be able to sway me! LOL
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2002, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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The Ninja 250 is a nice little bike. But it is little and the biggest gripe Ive heard from people after buying them is that they wish they would have gotten a bigger one afterwards. Just if you plan to ride more than just a few miles on it the 250 becomes small in a hurry. As for the Hurricane. She's a gret bike ..just too small for me. But even though she's "old" or a"a classic" she still is a fast powerful bike. You ride one now and you know to look here for info and stuff so Im sure that you realize all that.

I actually bought this bike for my ex wife (well she wasnt my ex when I bought it for her and the bike was brand new so that tells you how long a go that was). She rode it once and then never again. Never had ridden a bike up till then and hasnt since. I told her it was too much bike for her to start with BUT she wouldnt listen. So when she gave up I took over it and kept it thru the divorce .. she's (the bike) has been good to me. I've ridden her for hundreds of miles in one day (my butt does get sore) and had her up to 140 mph .. both not small feats figuring my size and weight.

She's been babied and pampered and well maintained.

Not know how big or little you are (what you look like - how tall how much you weigh) and being to much of a gentleman to ask. But you've ridden (and crashed) one so you should know if you will fit.

I'll keep you posted. I was thinking about ebaying her when the Ninja's finally done (actually I now have 2 ZX1000 ninja's) but I would like her to go to a good home so Ill give ya first shot.


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