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Old 03-15-2013, 03:10 PM #1114
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is there any advantage/disadvantage to aftermarket headers on a 600?

im not doing it for power, but im determined to get this bike to sound mean. its not gunna happen with the cat left in place. so my options are leave stock headers in place, cut the cat and have someone weld a midpipe in... or, new headers which already have the mid pipe. and then from either route i take with that put a slip-on on.

someone local was giving me some bs that headers from the factory are like imprinted or something where they mount to the engine, and if you go aftermarket, it never really seals the same. any truth to this?
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:12 PM #1115
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is there any advantage/disadvantage to aftermarket headers on a 600?

im not doing it for power, but im determined to get this bike to sound mean. its not gunna happen with the cat left in place. so my options are leave stock headers in place, cut the cat and have someone weld a midpipe in... or, new headers which already have the mid pipe. and then from either route i take with that put a slip-on on.

someone local was giving me some bs that headers from the factory are like imprinted or something where they mount to the engine, and if you go aftermarket, it never really seals the same. any truth to this?
no, unless there is no gasket, which i doubt
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:50 PM #1116
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thanks. id really like some more input on headers though.. the one im looking to purchase is mandrel bent and ceramic coated. i know mandrel bent is ideal, but im not sure if ceramic coated is what i should be looking for?

vs say stainless steel. which is what you get when you purchase a yoshi/ m4 full exhaust.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:55 PM #1117
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thanks. id really like some more input on headers though.. the one im looking to purchase is mandrel bent and ceramic coated. i know mandrel bent is ideal, but im not sure if ceramic coated is what i should be looking for?
ceramic coated would give you zero extra horsepowers
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:32 PM #1118
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:20 PM #1119
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Lower top speed.

It's a dirtbike...
No, its not a dirtbike, or a dualsport; wr250x is a supermoto, wr250r is a dual sport.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:46 PM #1120
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No, its not a dirtbike, or a dualsport; wr250x is a supermoto, wr250r is a dual sport.
Lol. Just stop
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:04 PM #1121
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He's right, and their differences are pretty substantial.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:05 PM #1122
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All done! Brakes work and my electrical system works and the bike turns over fine. Now all I have to do is add coolant, oil, fuel, tighten my chain then install my plastics and lights and I'll be out enjoying the day on 2 wheels tomorrow.

Also, doing the zip-tie glued to the throttle tube mod to shorten the throw of the throttle is the best thing I've done to this bike so far. That may change when I try hitting my front brakes, 'cuz I switched from 13 year old OEM stuff to a SS front line and EBC HH pads.

About the only thing I dislike about the Speigler line is it blocks the bleeder screw. I can't completely slide my hose onto the screw to bleed my brakes, nor can I get a flare nut wrench on it, so I had to use a standard open ended wrench, which is sketchy. It made bleeding the fronts a mess and it leaked fluid all over my tire and wheel. Is there a longer bleeder screw I can get ahold of to avoid this mess?
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:17 PM #1123
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oil changed, brakes bled, chain done. tomorrow should be a good day
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:26 PM #1124
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:12 AM #1126
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$50 a month for a ninja 250 sound right to you guys? sounds alittle high to me.
EDIT $50 a month for insurance.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:09 AM #1127
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All done! Brakes work and my electrical system works and the bike turns over fine. Now all I have to do is add coolant, oil, fuel, tighten my chain then install my plastics and lights and I'll be out enjoying the day on 2 wheels tomorrow.

Also, doing the zip-tie glued to the throttle tube mod to shorten the throw of the throttle is the best thing I've done to this bike so far. That may change when I try hitting my front brakes, 'cuz I switched from 13 year old OEM stuff to a SS front line and EBC HH pads.

About the only thing I dislike about the Speigler line is it blocks the bleeder screw. I can't completely slide my hose onto the screw to bleed my brakes, nor can I get a flare nut wrench on it, so I had to use a standard open ended wrench, which is sketchy. It made bleeding the fronts a mess and it leaked fluid all over my tire and wheel. Is there a longer bleeder screw I can get ahold of to avoid this mess?
I replaced the throttle assembly on my old 250 with an R6 throttle. It had a much shorter turn. It made a huge difference in the responsiveness of the bike. Great mod. Probably kept me riding it for a year longer than I would have otherwise. And actually proved to be a pretty good selling feature.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:11 AM #1128
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$50 a month for a ninja 250 sound right to you guys? sounds alittle high to me.
EDIT $50 a month for insurance.
Depends. How old are you? What are the coverages? And what's your driving record look like? Do you drive like a D-bag and treat public roads like your own personal test track?
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:17 AM #1129
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oil changed, brakes bled, chain done. tomorrow should be a good day
nm, cold front
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:20 AM #1130
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Sweet deal in my area. Trying to talk my little brother into it. He's been riding a Ninja 250 for about 2 years.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:16 AM #1132
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that thing is in beautiful shape
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:00 PM #1133
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I replaced the throttle assembly on my old 250 with an R6 throttle. It had a much shorter turn. It made a huge difference in the responsiveness of the bike. Great mod. Probably kept me riding it for a year longer than I would have otherwise. And actually proved to be a pretty good selling feature.
I've heard about that one. Maybe I'll try it and see if it gets shorter. However, the zip tie works great. Also, I had a zip tie and super glue lying around and not an R6 tube, which is why I went that route.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:44 PM #1134
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That's a clean SV, wish I could find a deal like that around here. Just got back from my first long ride yesterday. I rode down to Austin on the KLR from Fortworth using only back roads. Something like 330 miles going down to Austin and 400 miles on the way back to Fortworth.

The KLR is actually pretty comfortable for about an hour and a half and then your *** starts to hurt and it's all downhill from there. Damn thing burns quite a bit of oil at high RPMs too.
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