9/2/05 - bike goes in for valves, then i can start commuting via bike again to save gas
4/17/06 Thank goodness TX weather skips from winter to summer. It's 97 degrees outside and no rain in the extended forecast.
12/28/07 I bought my girlfriend's brother's Ninja 500. It's a 2001(?), 16k miles, 2-1 exhaust. When i went to pick it up I had to roll-start it cause the battery was dead and then it died when the spring came off the kickstand, causing it to swing down.
So far I can tell you that this 500 is way quicker than the 250, feels more stable, has a nicer thumpy feel to the motor. This particular one is very loud.
3/8/08 I traded my EX250 for a 1990 Honda CBR600F.