2007 Ninja 500 Street or Track $3300
Yes. It is finally for Sale!! 2007 Ninja 500. Street or Track. Everything for $3,300. I will not part out. All or nothing. Retiring.
Here is the story of my Ninja 500:
I purchased this bike from the original owner in Atlanta inearly 2010. He had purchased it for hiswife 2 years earlier, new, in hopes that his wife would learn to ride withhim. She did not like it and it sat inthe garage for over 2 years. I purchasedthe bike with only 35 miles on it. Tookit home. Removed the carbs and rebuilt,replaced the battery changed the oil and filter. It fired right up and ran great.
I then proceeded to ride it and let my son ride it for thenext 2500 miles. We even took a trip toNew England with it and climbed Mount Washington. After a while, and from reading a lot ofstuff on this forum, I decided to get back in to doing track days, (I am prettyold for this type of activity), but none the less, I commenced to convert theNinja for track days. I might add that Iam a master mechanic and have been working on motorcycles for over 35 years. The rest of the story below.
Ninja 500R – From Street to Track Bike
Well, after fiddling around for over a year, I finally gottime to finish my little track bike project. Ninja 500 from mild street bike to ferocious track bike (ferocious maybe a little bit of an embellishment).
It turned out great. I did a lot of research, study and math (including the ex-500 site), andcame up with the right stuff. Focus wason suspension and brakes. I was able tocalculate the correct length dog bones, spring rates, preload and sag, all withthe suspension off of the bike. Raisingthe back ride height increases the rake and trail at the front forks and makesthe bike handle great. Rake is now 25degrees as opposed to stock at 27 degrees. When I put it all back together, the preloads and final sag where righton. The bike handles great!
I got a chance to do a shake down ride at a private trackday on Sept, 12, at Nashville Super Speedway. After a few warm up laps, I gave her the berries. Handling and braking were superb. Never changed a setting all day. Even had a rider coach take it out and hesaid it was great. Indicated 120mph onthe front straight, 6th gear at 9500 rpm, very stable. Cornering was confidence inspiring and I hadthe little bike down further than I thought it would ever go. Even passed a couple SV650’s and an R6 in acouple corners. It was a wallowing mess before.
Since then I have done about 30 track days between 2011 and2016. Tracks included Roebling Road,Circuit of the America (COTA), Jennings, Pocono, Atlanta Motorsports Park,Barber, Little Talladega, Nashville Motor Speedway, Road Atlanta, Kershaw, VIR,West Palm International Raceway, and NJMP. The bike performed flawlessly at every track with no change in settingsexcept tire pressures. I have had severalpro riders try it out and they have said for what it is, (old technology) itworks pretty well.
The bike has been meticulously maintained with oil changeafter every track day. It is clean andspotless. The engine compression isstill perfect at 175psi on each cylinder at 5800 miles (speedo has never beendisconnected). The tires are BridgestoneBT003 with about 500 miles on them. Mostly track miles but they still have half their life left.
Here is the great thing about this bike: It can be converted to street use in about anhour and a half. I did it thatpurposely. Just remove the race bodywork, install the lights and stock body work and ride on the street. I have all of the OEM parts except for the mufflersthat are just too heavy.
I have all receipts and instructions for everything that hasbeen placed on the bike. I also have thecomplete Ninja 500 service manual.
Below is a list of the Mods, my cost and everything thatcomes with the bike;
Here are the mods:
Racetech front springs .9kg– total sag 30mm, my cost –$110.00
Ractech Cartridge emulators (yellow spring set at 3.5 turns)my cost - $169.00
Fork oil 20W, 4.75 inches from top of tube
Works Performance rear shock – nitrogen filled and sprungfor me and bikes weight, 30mm total sag. My cost $410.11
EBC High Iron Content Front fully floating race rotor. My cost - $230.00
EBC HH brake pads - $49.00
Speigler Stainless steel brake line. My cost - $70
Dog Bones (custom from Fog) raised the rear 1.75” my cost - $50.00
AirTech race body work – My cost $400 for body work, $400for matching paint work
RenTech Crash bars. My cost - $172
Woodcraft rearsets and shift rod. My cost - $230.00
Motorcycle Supply frame sliders - $25.00
Delkevic Stainless Steel Slip ons. My cost - $304.00
K and N Filter. My cost – $25.00
Adjusted carb needles up one notch
Pilot screws out 3 turns
Main jets up one size
Airbox modification (4 holes for tuning/humidity/baropressure)
Barnett Clutch springs from ZX-6 (what a difference). Mycost - $25.00
Pazzo Levers. My cost- $180.00
Bridgestones Tires BT – 003RS 110 on the front, 140 rear. (nice stickytires.) my cost - $390
Bar ends from that guy in NY (don’t remember) my cost -$63.00
Fuel filter and new petcock – my cost - $58.00
Zero Gravity Windscreen. My cost - $92.00
Fully Safety Wired
Wetter Water in the radiator
E3 Spark Pugs
All of my set-up notes
3 matching keys
All parts were purchased brand new and I have allreceipts. In addition to the above thebike will come with the following:
All OEM Parts:
All original body work, it is spot less
Extra font fender painted to match
All lighting and electrics
Paddock stand rear – my cost $25
Paddock stand front, fits steering yoke or front axle. My cost - $129.00
Stock front rotor
Stock pegs and helmet locks
New Clutch Cable in package
New Throttle cable in package
Whatever else is in the boxes I have
Want to race it? Itcan be raced just as it sits. BetweenWERA and AHRMA there are 5 classes that it qualifies for. I raced it twice in WERA, Senior LightweightTwins.
Or, convert it to street legal in about an hour and ahalf. I will deliver within 200 miles ofDallas. Please specify if you want it instreet or track trim. Clean title andpasses Texas inspection.
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Enjoy the pics. See my action videos on this bike on myYouTube channel “1Gbusch” or “Gary Busch”.
Pictures and videos coming on next post