2010/10 ninja overheating/pants getting fried.
So there's this ninja I'm thinking of buying. It's a 10/11 model, couple of owners before this one, and they want to sell cos they're not using it much.
I had a first look at it the other day and most parts look okay but not maintained. Seems to me like service hasn't been done in a while although the petrol doesn't seem old in the tank - no discolouration. Bar ends are heavily scraped possibly indicating a fall but seller says none - not the most mechanically inclined person, he is though.
The chain looks like crap and oil a the see through looks pitch black.
I rode the bike (couple of kms) today and there were a couple of things that concerned me. One was that front brakes had little to no bite or feedback - at indicated 80(thats km) felt shower - and for a twin disc setup, it took awful amounting stopping time, distance and pressure.
But the thing that most concerned me was the the engine got seriously hot, I mean there were hot gases being constantly sent to my legs, cooking them through the jeans!
I have ridden a friends 300(not 250) and I haven't felt any hot-air get out.
So my question is this - do 250s run hot, or is it a cooling system /coolant level issue - how hot did it get? Got to the point where the fuel tank was hot - kid you not!
Any tips, suggestions or such most welcome. I haven't decided on the bike yet...
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