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This is a discussion on '06 Ninja 250 naked bike project within the General Ninja 250R forums, part of the Kawasaki Ninja 250R category; I stripped down my '06, removed 30 lbs of stuff and added 3 lbs of headlight, turn signals, taillight, mirrors and speedometer. The result, a ...

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    '06 Ninja 250 naked bike project

    I stripped down my '06, removed 30 lbs of stuff and added 3 lbs of headlight, turn signals, taillight, mirrors and speedometer. The result, a 275-lb cafe/scrambler:



    Clip-ons easily swap out. Can't decide if I like them or not, but I like the lowered front end.


    Before/After


    Update: Here's how it looks as of April 2013. I removed the front fender to trim it more, and haven't yet decided whether to put it back on. Just the metal bracket/fork brace is left.
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    I like it!

    I'd toss some black rubber fork protectors on there if it were mine.
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    And I trimmed the front fender

    For a more traditional profile (and a few more ounces off the bike):
    Ultralight 046.jpg

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    Awesome! How about a photo from the front.
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    This is all I've got:
    8151677367_755ddcc54d_k.jpg

    Here's the speedo/tach:
    8151677741_68e332ec08_k.jpg

    Here's the whole thing:
    Ultralight 045.jpgUltralight 047.jpg
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    It definitely has that modern classic vibe going. Makes me think about picking up a $500 Ninja 250 to set up that way to see if my wife would get into riding it. Of course, what I would rather do is pick up a complete Ninja 250 engine and stuff it in my 20 year old Honda 250 Dual sports frame.
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    We recently trimmed the frame a little more, by removing the seat latch mechanism - saved a couple more pounds and cleaned up the rear:
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    Beautiful Bike!

    My Wife has a 1999 Ninja 250, you got me thinking!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagobob View Post
    We recently trimmed the frame a little more, by removing the seat latch mechanism - saved a couple more pounds and cleaned up the rear:
    I saw your bike in one of the magazines I get. Cool!
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    Kills the look. Naked bikes should only be dirt bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncaissie View Post
    Kills the look. Naked bikes should only be dirt bikes.
    Disagree! I like the look of many naked bikes, this one is definitely one of my favorites
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    I recently ditched the front fender, too. Might re-install it after trimming it some more:

    Last edited by chicagobob; 05-01-13 at 08:18 AM.

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    I like it! Any plans for bar end mirrors or are you going to keep them stock?

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    Hmmm can't decide between front fender or no front fender. I think I actually liked it better with it
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    Keeping it stock. Easier for a new rider to see with a full-face helmet, and those are the mirrors I had lying around after changing my ER6n to bar-ends.
    Quote Originally Posted by TyroneAlfonso View Post
    I like it! Any plans for bar end mirrors or are you going to keep them stock?

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