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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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2005 kawasaki ninja 250 *New Rider*

Hi everyone! I'm a new rider and I just bought my motorcycle from craigslist. It's a 2005 kawasaki ninja 250! I have my MSF course on April 10th and I wanna jump on my bike now and just ride off into the sun with it. But I got a few questions if someone could help me out with. This may be the wrong forum I am sorry if it is XD. I got home with it and it runs great! The guy said he just cleaned the carbs out last month because he just likes to do that kind of thing so he said. I was looking around on the bike and I took the seat off and on the gas tank itself is a nozzle sticking out of the tank where the seat goes and there is nothing connected to it. It looks like gas could just flow right out of the tank if i was to fill it up to the top. So I'm a little worried about that. but I ran the gas out of the carbs and its in a garage covered waiting for nice weather to roll around And in general I was just looking for any advice on what to look at a new bike to see if I check out alright on this bike. Thanks for reading
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Congrats! It's a great bike, both for beginners and experienced riders.

First, don't believe anything a PO tells you. Nobody likes to clean carbs, which is why hardly anyone seems to do it.

While waiting for your license, you should check all the obvious stuff, like tires, brakes, oil, chain, clutch cable, brake lines, coolant, air filter, steering head bearings, etc. This is also a great time to learn more about your bike by adjusting the valves (if the engine is too quiet, it's probably time to adjust), installing new plugs, changing the oil and coolant, and changing the brake fluid.

Get a service manual (they're available online, and check out the Ninja 250 wiki at http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Main_Page. You'll see that maintenance and adjustments are very easy and satisfying with the pregen 250.

You'll have a much better sense of the machine, and a lot of self-satisfaction, and a thicker wallet, if you do all this stuff yourself. By the time you first throw a leg over it, you'll know it inside and out.

Good luck, and enjoy the MSF class and your new ride!

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good shit bob, i couldn't have said it better myself



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Thanks for the great reply bob!
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