A Ninja 650 rebuild series by YouMotorcycle.
A like-new motorcycle, with only 200 miles, for $1,000. Even if you aren’t looking to buy a motorcycle, it’s too sweet of an opportunity to let slip by you. In my case, the bike is a 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650, and I’ll be doing a video series outlining all of the work that I’m going to be putting into making this 13 year old girl like new again, inside and out.
I bought the bike from the original owner, who hadn’t been riding it much due to combination of life, fatherhood, a fearful wife, etc. He was one of my motorcycle towing customers just looking to move his bike or get some cash for it.
- The oil may be the original break-in oil from the factory
- The coolant was definitely original
- The brake fluid was definitely original
- The tires were definitely original
- The kickstand had a little rust
I’m used to pushing my 620 lb V-Rod around, but this little 650 felt even heavier. Obviously, the first fix was putting some air in the tires. In this first episode, I tow the bike home and get her onto my table lift for an initial inspection. That’s when I come across an unexpected surprise.