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post #26 of 37 (permalink) Old 8-18-2017, 12:11 AM
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So I was out on a ride yesterday and was going to a spot where I could hit the twisties. Here I was minding my own business when two guys on an r6 and an fzr6, came up from behind me and mocked my bike as they drove by.... I passed those posers on a turn and they didn't see anything but my backside for the rest of the mountain!

Well Done. You're right about skills, be it a bike, car, guitar or skis. More money doesn't mean you are better skilled at anything.

I actually get lots of compliments on my red 99 ninja which surprises me. Just today for the first ride after years of storage I got a thumbs up from a young guy in a red mustang at the light. And the day before when I was working on it the door to door sales guy (and girl) were asking about it. I was surprised. Even my neighbour with a big Harley Road King likes it. Back when I got it new, kids at the mall would tell me its 'sick' ... I said no , its fine .. lol.
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Can't fault an EX in good tune with good tires. 100+ easily done, a quick agile handler....a fun ride.

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I've said it before, I'll say it again, In the twisties, the EX500, and it smaller brother the Ninja 250, if setup properly, with an experience rider is unstoppable, and is more than capable of keeping up with the bigger bikes, and even walk away.

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I've said it before, I'll say it again, In the twisties, the EX500, and it smaller brother the Ninja 250, if setup properly, with an experience rider is unstoppable, and is more than capable of keeping up with the bigger bikes, and even walk away.
Until you meet the guy that knows how to ride his R1, then you're screwed, lmao.
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So true, but when you look at the cost difference, the EX is the best bang for the buck, unless your looking for insane top speed.

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Man my 500 corners way better then any of my friends on their zx6r and 650r. They said they were very impressed how I took the turns on our last ride. Said they couldnt keep up for sh*t... atleast until the straight aways haha

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As I read through this thread, I am reminded of the crap I used to get about my Miata.

The MX-5 is the EX-500 of cars, and vice-versa.

Not overpowered, will never take a mustang GT in a 1/4 mile...but let's go somewhere with curves and see what happens!

Also, I'd like to see you carry a 10' ladder in a mustang. (pic Related)
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You would be surprised what all you can carry on the EX.
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Not very serious lol, but when I brought home my 500 my dad kept telling me his R3 looks way cooler lmao

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The MX-5 is the EX-500 of cars, and vice-versa.
A 500 as the Miata of bikes? What are 300s and lower then lol? Fiat 500s? Kei cars?

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So yeah I saw my neighbor across the streeet, I was like,.Hey man what's up, not much and I was like all right have a good day And then I saw him walk away from his mailbox and he was limping. I was like bro what's wrong why are you limping he was like oh I just low-sided my new motorcycle I was like oh s*** man what happened blah blah blah you're okay such-and-such na na na walked him back to his garage and he has a 2019 or 18 Ninja 300 abs and this ungodly other machine he low sided at 15mph on a oil spot he says Yamaha 650? 850 looks like an sv650 but it's a Yamaha maybe a 19 fzo7?

So I started asking a lot of questions about the bike about his exhaust and about what the heck those pulley things were on his rear swing arm and he was like oh it's for the motorcycle stand lift thing and then I was like what the hell it doesn't have rear stand built in nor did his Ninja 300 and I was like man lemme show you (my empoyee/est friend wasthere too and we brought our bikes over.) 2005 ninja 250 in nocturne blue and and 2007 ninja 500 in Sparkly banana yellow. I could see it in his eyes once I told him the Ninja 250 was 1000 and the 500 was mm the look in his eye that he felt like he overpaid for his machines and they really like the classic look of the ex250 and the EX500When I initially described rear stands to him he was like what I don't get it how does it work I was like it's built in and you stand on it and your bike goes up on a rear stand he was like so you have to do that every time I was like no I have the kickstand too

I slapped it on the kickstand and then I was like boom rear tire servicing with a built-in rear stand bam he couldn't believe his eyes No hard push back no nothing just just stand on the rear stand for a momentBear rear tire goes up in the air. He initially thought the Ninja 250 was black until he brought it out in the sun he's like oh my gosh look at that blue! I thought it was black.

He told me all you need to upgrade that exhaust mine is stock Factory and I turned it on and give it a rev limit and he was like wow I still think it needs to be louder. My next door neighbor all my guests all my friends whenever they come to my house they complain about the noise from across the street how much are just kids you know they're enjoying some Brewing room I used to be like that.

The day the exhaust broke before the muffler on my 87 Volkswagen Fox I was so happy I thought I was the coolest thing around I was 16 or 17 at the time got old fast.

I'm all about very few mods and pretty much every single bike I looked at buying I pretty much used everyone's mobs as a bargaining point that I have to reverse them to make the bike proper and stock again LOL I don't have stock fetish or something like that I'm cool with some adjustable brake handles And frame Fighters But things like rear fender.
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A 500 as the Miata of bikes? What are 300s and lower then lol? Fiat 500s? Kei cars?
Maybe econobox? Kia Soul or Ford Focus?

My EX-500 is the smallest bike I've ridden. I does remind me of my Miata. (RIP) Lost her in a flood.
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