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11-19-2004 02:09 PM
Need4Speed very true very true...welcome to the site man!!
11-19-2004 01:19 PM
ScottSellersUNR
500

So it looks like its still basically unchanged? The Ex500 was my first bike, good learning bike, and full 2-1 exhaust system is under 350$ if you want to lighten it up more... for about 300$ u cna do a subframe and drop 30lbs....hows that for a cheap bike diet?.. that would make it 350lbs WET... cant get much lighter unless u buy the 250. Good first bike, but once u step up to a literbike...its fun factor drops to the point its not worth the time, but for a rider whos not that aggressive it will always be a fun bike.
08-26-2004 07:42 AM
AKA
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Originally Posted by ShanMan14
Not only that, it's only a 500. She can't get into too much trouble on a 500.... can she? :p
Mate, my 250 can kick 95% of the cars out there.

The slower bikes are still damn quick :devilange
08-24-2004 12:12 PM
Need4Speed I guess they're thinking..why mess with perfection ??
08-24-2004 10:28 AM
zedhead So for 2005 Kawasaki have revamped the GPZ 500 to incorporate...



... a new colour scheme!

Wow!
08-09-2004 12:15 PM
Gas Man
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Originally Posted by Need4Speed750
Thanks for the info Chris! ...I'll talk to the other half and see what she thinks.
Some pics...



08-08-2004 10:16 PM
Need4Speed
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Originally Posted by Gas Man
Here ya go if you're looking for a EX500. This guy is maticulus (sp?) as you know what and the bike is super clean, I know I was riding in front of and behind the bike Sat.

For sale 2000 Kawasaki EX500 Ninja. 5,900 miles and very well maintained. Like new condition. New tires, brakes and tinted windscreen. $3,300 or best offer. :bike:
734-748-5063 ask for Greg...tell him Chris sent ya! Hope it helps!

Thanks for the info Chris! ...I'll talk to the other half and see what she thinks.
08-08-2004 08:41 PM
Gas Man
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Originally Posted by Need4Speed750
Thanks, I'll keep in mind..I'll let the other half know about it too...traveling isnt a big deal..a buddy of mine just went out to indiana to pick up Gixxer 750 he bought off ebay.

She's about the same height as my wife, so something that size would definately do her well
Here ya go if you're looking for a EX500. This guy is maticulus (sp?) as you know what and the bike is super clean, I know I was riding in front of and behind the bike Sat.

For sale 2000 Kawasaki EX500 Ninja. 5,900 miles and very well maintained. Like new condition. New tires, brakes and tinted windscreen. $3,300 or best offer. :bike:
734-748-5063 or 734-595-0489 ask for Greg or Kat...tell them Chris sent ya! Hope it helps!



08-08-2004 10:35 AM
GSXR1000DJ
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Originally Posted by Need4Speed750
Thanks, I'll keep in mind..I'll let the other half know about it too...traveling isnt a big deal..a buddy of mine just went out to indiana to pick up Gixxer 750 he bought off ebay.

She's about the same height as my wife, so something that size would definately do her well

Long rides or drives are not a problem for me. When I went out there to get the bike, it was 10 hrs there that I did straight through. I worked all day and left work around 9pm and drove all the way there and only stoped for gas and a snack. I was wanting to get there and get the bike quickly. On the way back it took me about 12 hrs and only pulled off the road due to it being 4am and I think the truckers on the road should pull off at that time and sleep since they were all over the road and made it hard to pass when the keep coming over into more then half of my lane. Anyways, I got it back safe and now riding it as much as possable.
08-07-2004 02:49 PM
Need4Speed Thanks, I'll keep in mind..I'll let the other half know about it too...traveling isnt a big deal..a buddy of mine just went out to indiana to pick up Gixxer 750 he bought off ebay.

She's about the same height as my wife, so something that size would definately do her well
08-07-2004 02:37 PM
Gas Man
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Originally Posted by Need4Speed750
My wife is taking the MSF beginner course this october, and we'll be looking for a bike..so far its looking like the only sport bikes that she's going to be able to feel in-control-of and comfortable on, is an EX500 or maybe a nicely used Bandit,GS500...do you know how tall your friends wife is. My other half is 5'4", and unfortunately can barely touch the ground on my 750 Kat, & forget about it on my 83 Yamaha.

Thanks in advance for the info, Im thinking the EX500 will be the way to go for her.
The guys wife is like 5'2" or there abouts. They also lowered it a bit so it would fit her better. Her husband custom made of set of stainless steel dog bones for the rear shock. He still has the OE dog bones in case the new owner would want them. I'll get the rest of the info on the bike and post it.

Of coarse the bike is in Michigan if that hurts the deal any!



08-07-2004 02:29 PM
ShanMan14
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Originally Posted by Need4Speed750
she's actually a very good driver, just likes to go fast.

Believe me there is no correlation between a good driver and speed. Look at AMA Superbike, or any racing for that matter. Those guys are excellent AND they go fast.

Any squid can bury the needle, that doesn't mean he's a good driver.

I'm complimenting your wife, BTW.
08-07-2004 01:23 PM
Need4Speed
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Originally Posted by ShanMan14
Not only that, it's only a 500. She can't get into too much trouble on a 500.... can she? :p
In theory, no she cant..however this is the woman got a ticket 2 months ago for doing 65 in a 40, in our neon..and got a warning 3 days ago for doing 57 in a 40....... ..and she loves to go fast when riding with me, so now, you tell me.. :smilelol: Thank goodness its only a 500..

she's actually a very good driver, just likes to go fast.
08-07-2004 12:07 PM
ShanMan14
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Originally Posted by Need4Speed750
My wife is taking the MSF beginner course this october, and we'll be looking for a bike..so far its looking like the only sport bikes that she's going to be able to feel in-control-of and comfortable on, is an EX500 or maybe a nicely used Bandit,GS500...do you know how tall your friends wife is. My other half is 5'4", and unfortunately can barely touch the ground on my 750 Kat, & forget about it on my 83 Yamaha.

Thanks in advance for the info, Im thinking the EX500 will be the way to go for her.

Not only that, it's only a 500. She can't get into too much trouble on a 500.... can she? :p
08-07-2004 08:24 AM
Need4Speed
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Originally Posted by Gas Man
I had a 98 ex500 and it was a great bike. Great starter bike. You can get a jet kit and pipe from Muzzy and it helps out quite a bit. Targa makes a nice lower fairing as well. But overall, Kaw hasn't changed this bike much over the last 10 years. I guess why mess with what works. It is still a great seller.

As a side note, I have a buddy in Michigan selling a really nice used one. His wife wants to upgrade to something else so they're getting rid of it. Email me if anybody is interested.
My wife is taking the MSF beginner course this october, and we'll be looking for a bike..so far its looking like the only sport bikes that she's going to be able to feel in-control-of and comfortable on, is an EX500 or maybe a nicely used Bandit,GS500...do you know how tall your friends wife is. My other half is 5'4", and unfortunately can barely touch the ground on my 750 Kat, & forget about it on my 83 Yamaha.

Thanks in advance for the info, Im thinking the EX500 will be the way to go for her.
08-06-2004 12:26 AM
Gas Man I had a 98 ex500 and it was a great bike. Great starter bike. You can get a jet kit and pipe from Muzzy and it helps out quite a bit. Targa makes a nice lower fairing as well. But overall, Kaw hasn't changed this bike much over the last 10 years. I guess why mess with what works. It is still a great seller.

As a side note, I have a buddy in Michigan selling a really nice used one. His wife wants to upgrade to something else so they're getting rid of it. Email me if anybody is interested.



08-03-2004 07:19 AM
ShanMan14
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Originally Posted by Need4Speed750
500 is a nice size for cruisin town, and has enough to get you thru traffic without having to pull a Fred Flintstone.

:smilelol:
08-02-2004 10:23 PM
Aaron Doesnt look to bad. They dont make to many good looking 500s if you ask me.
07-30-2004 03:44 PM
Need4Speed unless your a very inexperienced rider, or alittle on the shorter side..you'd be more apt to go with the 500..its about the same height as the 250, and has alittle more juice to it... 500 is a nice size for cruisin town, and has enough to get you thru traffic without having to pull a Fred Flintstone.
07-30-2004 02:15 PM
SeaFive Nice looking bike

I'm considering one of these just for local beach cruising Maybe even the 250 version
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