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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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winterizing 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250r

Does anyone know a website or have a link on how to properly winterize a 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250r? Is there anything on YouTube?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-07-2012, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks DaBlue1. Very informative. I wish someone would make a video on the entire process.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-09-2012, 04:55 PM
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Winterizing your 250r

I buy fuel stabilizer and add it to my tank when I fill it up for the last time. During the winter months in Michigan, I will fire up my bike every week and let it run for 15-20 minutes. This will keep the battery charged and assure the bike will be ready for the Spring.

Another option is to have a cable attached to your battery so you can hook up a battery tender during the winter months. Fill your tank, add the stabilizer and you won't have to worry about it until the Spring.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-03-2013, 06:51 PM
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I added stabilizer, changed the oil, everything but used the battery tender...My bike wont start after 4 months of sitting. It turns over, but doesnt fire...Getting a battery charger tomorrow to see if the battery is low, if thats not the case what would you suggest next?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 02:49 PM
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Yeah you need to take the bike to a shop, have the carbs pulled and cleaned then re-sync'd.

Gas stabilizer is NOT good enough to keep the carbs from getting gummed up despite what the makers claim. Even if you run th ebike long enough to get the stabilized gas into the carbs, the small volume of fuel in the bowls evaporates quickly.

And the Ninja carbs are especially sensitive to fuel condition.

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