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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Just Got My First Bike

Just picked up my first bike. It's a 2004 ninja 250r with 2,300 miles. Guy would use it in the summer once a week for like 5 miles and then let it sit all winter with fuel in the carb i work on older classic cars and know that this isn't good. Anyway i picked the bike up for $850 bucks and it had a dead battery but me and the owner jumped it. The bike idles really low (at around 900-1000rpm and struggles a little bit)and only does so on FULL choke. The bike obviously runs really lean and the carbs need some work. I already took the bike apart to get to the carbs, can somebody guide me to a detailed instruction on cleaning and give me any other tips. BTW tires are nice and new and brakes seem fine.
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Thanks DaBlue1, that link on cleaning carbs was very informative. I'm new to motorcycling and I'm trying to learn as much as I can to maintain my bike myself. Do you have any links on how to properly winterize the 2009 ninja 250r?
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