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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 2-12-2017, 2:29 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, jus recently got my bike n was hoping 4 some advise or tips from people with the same bike.

I got a 2007 EX500.

Let's start with how far it can go on a full tank.
Also want to know if you kept your stock mirrors or get something better
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Fuel tank capacity its 18 liters (approx 4.5gal), of which 2 belong to the reserve, which leaves us with 16l (4 gal) before turning the petcock. With the bike all stock the gasoline output is approximately 52 mpg, so in normal conditions you can ride without worrying a little more than 200 mi.

As for the mirrors, a popular modification is to place the mirrors of a Ninja ZXR6, which apparently are direct bolt on and have the stem a little longer so you can stop looking at your shoulders. Of this I can not give you more references, since I still have stock mirrors.

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And remember: ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time)

-Helmet
-Jacket
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-Boots

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The mirrors from a gen 1 ninja 650 are a direct bolt on and have longer stems. Useful for seeing more than your elbows
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The mirrors from a gen 1 ninja 650 are a direct bolt on and have longer stems. Useful for seeing more than your elbows
+1. The stock mirrors are practically useless. With the Ninja 650 mirrors you can see people pulling up behind you at a stop light. They look good too.
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Thanx so much guys, was worried cause all I could see was my shoulders lol....If u got any other tips please share
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Spectro 4 non synthetic motor oil, a quality oil for the EX. Has gotten me over 88000 miles and still going.

2006 Ninja500R Purchased new July 2006, 0 miles. Miles as of January 2017 88652. It is a GO bike, not a SHOW bike.
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Still using stock mirrors after 12 years. Haha

Fuel range... usually right at or just above 200 miles from full to reserve.
Then somewhere around 30-40 miles of reserve fuel before completely empty.

Good and cheap oil is Rotella Triple T 15w-40... about $13 a gallon.
Fram PH6017a filter... about $5.
Can get both at Wally World for $20... I change mine every 3k miles or so.

Lube the chain every other tankful of fuel. About every 400 miles or so.
I use a homemade graphite chain wax, personally. Just use a good lube whatever you choose.

Pick up a bottle of Sta-bil 360 and add 1oz everytime you fill up. EVERYTIME.

Graphite spray to lube cables. Once or twice a year... or as needed.

Get a charger.
An automatic float/trickle charger and keep it on the battery when the bike will sit more than a few days.
Wally World... Schummacher 0.75 amp one for $10 works just fine.

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What does the Sta bil 360 do?
Does it have something to with ethanol in fuel?
Don't really understand the ethanol issue though
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OK! so...

The Stabil 360 prevents fuel from separating when your bike sits. The ethanol found in most modern fuels tends to separate relatively quickly. I'm sure you already know the EX has carbs, meaning that even slight fuel separation can clog the tiny passages within one, which can lead to a whole host of annoying problems (engine running poorly, poor acceleration, low power output, etc.) Also, carb cleaning is a very tedious process if done yourself and expensive if done at most shops.

The use of a small amount of stabil on every fill up keeps your bike running smoothly and minimizes the likelihood of future carb maintenance.
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New rider here '07 ex500..

So we're to keep a bottle of stabil 360 on us everytime we fill up?
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To whom ever asks...
Apparently it must be said and repeated.......:.............

Instructions... Step by step, brand name:..
Sta-bil.....
1: The brand
2: Sta-bil 360
3: you add fuel to bike you make sure it has Sta-bil.
4: it you fill a can, you add it.
Fill bike from can... Guess what?
Guess that can should have had stabilizer.

Not SeaFoam. It's s***

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ETA: Let me spell it out slowly.
1oz of Sta-bil when get off your a** to remeber about every other tank full of fuel.
If it's that's hard, then yes, keep a bottle on you.
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