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Greetings! My name is Jeana, I'm from Washington. I just got the black (non-ABS) one last Friday. This is my very first bike, I had just got my endorsment earlier that same week. So far I've got to say I really enjoy it, even though it's still kinda scary because I'm so little, but I am getting more comfortable with it. I wanted to get it lowered about an inch but they said they couldn't do that yet, unless I shave the seat.
I got all my gear before I got the bike, but it's still hard to get riding time with all the rain around here. (lol) Only logged about 140 miles. Great on back roads, and on the freeway!
The only problem I have experienced so far is that the reset button on mine didn't work when I got it. They said they would order a new part as soon as they could but since its still so new they have no clue how long or what exactly you need to replace that. Also, I had it warming up for a few mins then turned it off. When I tried to start it back up it wouldn't unless I gave it some gas. It then proceeded to "spudder" when I tried to rev it for about 20 secs then it returned to normal. It was low on gas, maybe about 3/4 of a gallon, but I didn't know if this should happen with the fuel injection?
ANYWAYS! I'm rambling so I will end it here. :)
 

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Greetings! My name is Jeana, I'm from Washington. I just got the black (non-ABS) one last Friday. This is my very first bike, I had just got my endorsment earlier that same week. So far I've got to say I really enjoy it, even though it's still kinda scary because I'm so little, but I am getting more comfortable with it. I wanted to get it lowered about an inch but they said they couldn't do that yet, unless I shave the seat.
I got all my gear before I got the bike, but it's still hard to get riding time with all the rain around here. (lol) Only logged about 140 miles. Great on back roads, and on the freeway!
The only problem I have experienced so far is that the reset button on mine didn't work when I got it. They said they would order a new part as soon as they could but since its still so new they have no clue how long or what exactly you need to replace that. Also, I had it warming up for a few mins then turned it off. When I tried to start it back up it wouldn't unless I gave it some gas. It then proceeded to "spudder" when I tried to rev it for about 20 secs then it returned to normal. It was low on gas, maybe about 3/4 of a gallon, but I didn't know if this should happen with the fuel injection?
ANYWAYS! I'm rambling so I will end it here. :)
Congratulations! I'm waiting on mine, hopefully next Thursday. . . . I can't wait!

Anyway, what's this reset button??
 

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Welcome..its always a pleasure to have female riders on the boards. Congrats on the bike and suitin up properly with the gear. Sit tight, im sure a lower link will be available in the next month with all the hype surrounding this bike.

Im quite curious about this reset button also. Are we talking about the instrument panel? Maybe the trip meter/ computer?

As far as it bogging out, maybe it still needs to be broken in? Dirty fuel maybe, clogged injectors already? You running premium gas?

Hope you enjoy your bike, my dealership is havin a helluva time gettin his alottment in.
 

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I hope so! (about the lowering)
Yeah, theres a mode and reset button for adjusting the clock and resetting trip miles and it doesn't work no matter how long or hard you push it. Didn't work when I got it, even the service guys couldn't get it to.
I just use unleaded (that's what it calls for on the tank sticker) should I not?
Yeah the dealers around here had a hard time getting them too, I got the last one for a few months.
It doesn't help that these and Kawasaki are pretty much the main 250 sports bike makers, and Kawasaki is in Japan, heard they aren't getting new ones until the end of the year.
 

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Bummer on the trip computer. Its always nice to track your progress at the very beginning.

Unleaded is correct, but check you manual or the sticker for reference on whether to use regular or premium. The bikes ive owned all used premium fuel. I know I definitely felt a difference when I accidentally put regular fuel in 600.

The Honda rep told the dealership that all the bikes are sitting on a ship who knows where and they have no clue as to when they will arrive. They wont accept a deposit, so im just calling every morning in hopes they will arrive soon. I got the itch to ride, buy my other bike is lying in parts right now.
 

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My reset button is very finicky too. When I take it in for the 600 mile service I'll see what they say. Heard other people had problems with it too.
 

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First round of a new product is always the test mule. Bugs always gets fixed for the next generation, and considering this is a new platform, theres bound to be a few.
 

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Grat's on the new bike! I got my motorcycle permit and then went to the dealer and bought my bike in the same day hahaha. How little are we talking? I'm 5'6" and tippy toe on it but after 230 miles I feel quite comfortable on it.

As far as the flooding, that shouldn't happen with fuel injection you are right. However if you didn't let it warm up before shutting it off these things are a little cold blooded and that could potentially cause a minor flooding situation. Just try to make it a practice to let the bike warm up. If the problem persists then you might want to get it checked out.

I thought my reset button was broken the first time, tried a bit harder and it ended up working though. Sounds like you tried everything though.
 

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Grat's on the new bike! I got my motorcycle permit and then went to the dealer and bought my bike in the same day hahaha. How little are we talking? I'm 5'6" and tippy toe on it but after 230 miles I feel quite comfortable on it.

As far as the flooding, that shouldn't happen with fuel injection you are right. However if you didn't let it warm up before shutting it off these things are a little cold blooded and that could potentially cause a minor flooding situation. Just try to make it a practice to let the bike warm up. If the problem persists then you might want to get it checked out.

I thought my reset button was broken the first time, tried a bit harder and it ended up working though. Sounds like you tried everything though.
I'm about the same 5'5" :)
Alright, yeah it only happened the one time so I'm hoping it isn't anything and wont happen again. I will let it warm up fully from now on though.
Yeah they didn't get it to work when I bought it but they weren't sure. Then, when I got it home, me and my boyfriend read the book and still couldn't get it to work. I rode it back to the dealer to cancel my extended warranty and had the service department look at it and try they couldn't either. haha
But yeah luckily that isn't really that important, I could just wear a watch :p!
 

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sounds like low fuel or water in the gas, mine isn't cold blooded at all, never has any problems in the morning. My button didn't work at first, but I kept trying it and it finally started working, but its slow to change the trip odometer and you have to push it really hard.
 

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im 5'3 and im flat-toed on the cbr250 and the ninja250 feels a bit shorter then the cbr250,i sat on a lot of 600s/1000s at the dealership n they all feel about the same height of a cbr250 to me.

the yamahas are taller then the others..i was on tippy toes!

when i got my bike,i held the mode button and the "miles" and "mph" started to blink n thats all..then instead of holding "mode" i just kept pressing it and then the miles changed. reset button i just held it n it worked fine...i still havent messed with the clock lol..

i was told to use the 91 premium gas,i use shell Vpower 91 premium.
-lube chain at 500 miles and adjust the tension,
service at 600 miles.
 

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Hi. I'm in WA as well and just bought the new Black CBR. My husband has been riding for years and I'm just getting the courage to. Going to take the beginners riding course next week to get endorsed. I'm very nervous as I'm a very small person and during my practice rides I feel unsure of the size and weight. Such a pretty bike to drop. :)
 

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Hi. I'm in WA as well and just bought the new Black CBR. My husband has been riding for years and I'm just getting the courage to. Going to take the beginners riding course next week to get endorsed. I'm very nervous as I'm a very small person and during my practice rides I feel unsure of the size and weight. Such a pretty bike to drop. :)
Oh nice! Yeah I took a safety course for 3 days for mine too, I didn't know anything about motorcycles or even clutches/shifting. haha
Yeah, it is a little intimidating at first. I am only about 110# so the bike does seem a little heavy for me, but I am getting a lot more confident even after just the 130 miles I've put on it. :)
 

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The point of EFI is that they're not cold blooded. Probably some bad fuel. If the manual says to run regular fuel then 87 is okay. Running 91 or 93 octane won't help the motor run any better. The compression is pretty low on the bike so the higher octane fuels don't matter. Run Techron through the motor once in a while and it'll be okay. As always have fun and keep the rubber side down.
 

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welcome to the forum!
i'm glad that i don't have much problem with the bike just a little loose bolt so when the bike run it's vibrate and noise is coming. And a bit trick on the first gear shift. but other than that no problem. even when i ride it through the heavy rain and pool.

if there's such a flooding problem perhaps it's better to check it with the honda service in your area.

i hope you can enjoy the ride and ride safe!
 

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The point of EFI is that they're not cold blooded. Probably some bad fuel. If the manual says to run regular fuel then 87 is okay. Running 91 or 93 octane won't help the motor run any better. The compression is pretty low on the bike so the higher octane fuels don't matter. Run Techron through the motor once in a while and it'll be okay. As always have fun and keep the rubber side down.
Yep the owners manual says to use minimum 86 octane.
 

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I love that title (Like a Boss, a girl boss) thats so cool. gratz on the bike hope you enjoy it as my reset button do work either i tried everything and i cant get it to reset either.
 

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welcome to the forum!
i'm glad that i don't have much problem with the bike just a little loose bolt so when the bike run it's vibrate and noise is coming. And a bit trick on the first gear shift. but other than that no problem. even when i ride it through the heavy rain and pool.

if there's such a flooding problem perhaps it's better to check it with the honda service in your area.

i hope you can enjoy the ride and ride safe!
Do you have any idea what bolt it is/was? Mine was making a kind of metal vibrating noise, but my bf noticed the chain was loose and rubbing so it might just be that too idk. Going to tighten the chain shortly though.

@Bigwill: Thanks I thought it was a pretty funny title too. :p!
It sucks about the reset button, but at least I know I'm not the only one.
 

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The point of EFI is that they're not cold blooded. Probably some bad fuel.
True except it's a single cylinder engine. They are a lot rougher when they are cold then they are once they warm up. Need to get the oil flowing and the compression up to spec (cold engines always have lower compression)
 
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