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Rider Profile: John (Veteran)

Rider Profile: John (Veteran)
Real Name:   John
Age:   41
Motorcycle(s):   2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250EX - Yellow
Most of a 2004 Kawasaki Ninja 250EX - Blue
2000 Kawasaki Ninja 250EX - Green
Riding Since:   There are people who have been in line at the DMV longer than I've been riding
Location:   On the road again..
Occupation:   cowboys ain't easy to love
Homepage:  
Cool Link:  
I'm learning how to ride. If anyone wants to give me some pointers, I'll take em.

2002 Mods (voluntary): none
2002 Mods (involuntary):
brake pedal - bent inward due to drop.
clutch lever - last few inches snapped off due to low side.
brake lever - last few inches snapped off due to drop.
upper right fairing - cracked due to drop.
gas tank - minor dent due to drop, scratches due to drop, some with rust.
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2004: Most of the bike is strewn across my living room floor at the moment.
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2000 Mods (voluntary): lots.
2000 Mods (involuntary): Previous owner definitely dropped it more than once.
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Spare parts:
stock seat, stock exhausts; many, many parts from the 2004.

Gear / Extras:
sheepskin buttpad (ohhhh man is this a good buy for long distance rides) from alaskaleather.com

Howard Leight Max earplugs.
Joe Rocket Pheonix 3.0 mesh jacket
Icon Timax Gauntlets (long)
Beat up caterpillar work boots
Arai Quantum Signet GTR helmet
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Don't let your tires get like this, kids:
http://forums.ninja250.org/viewtopic.php?t=36691

My review of the Virginia BRC course:
http://forums.ninja250.org/viewtopic.php?t=3876

My review of the Virginia ERC course:
http://forums.ninja250.org/viewtopic.php?p=382456

Trip Report: Buying a new bike - Orlando to D.C. Part I
http://forums.ninja250.org/viewtopic.php?p=489444

Trip Report: Buying a new bike - Orlando to D.C. Part II
http://forums.ninja250.org/viewtopic.php?p=489823

I am an MSPaint certified graphic designer.

POTD (http://www.ninja250.org/wwomack) doggie:
http://forums.ninja250.org/viewtopic.php?p=584524#584524

A work report:
http://forums.ninja250.org/viewtopic.php?p=245204

If you feel sad on your "little" bike, do you wonder if they feel sad on thiers?
http://forums.ninja250.org/viewtopic.php?p=689241

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When people make negative comments about the size of the ex250:

People who engage in denigrating behavior towards others which is designed to result in themselves feeling superior are usually doing it because they spend most of their time feeling inferior.

I usually just feel bad for them, because going through life with that degree of insecurity is probably pretty tough. The most they'll usually get out of me is something akin to "I'm sorry to hear you feel that way", because I am - I feel sorry for them, and hope that things in their life improve to the point where they no longer feel the need to try to make others feel bad so that they can feel better about themselves.
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Не всё коту масленица - бывает и великий пост..
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Last Updated November 30, 2011