[86-07] Garage Kept 1400 miles hasn't run since 05 - Kawasaki Ninja 250R Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-25-2018, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Garage Kept 1400 miles hasn't run since 05

Friend of mine is giving me a bike for free that was given to him. The bike still has the original paper lic. plate and the sticker that gives direction on engine break in is still on the bike.Only has 1400 miles. Besides replacing the battery what else would be some typical issues I might run into or need to check. Thanks for ya'lls help. E

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-26-2018, 04:41 PM
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I picked up an 06 2 years ago this October. Here is what we did and the cost:
New oil and filter $20
Air filter $15
Gas cap (corrosion was so heavy it would not open) $35 after market on eBay or Amazon
Petcock $25 (see above)
Carb rebuild kit $60
Rebuild carbs $120 (eBay - the old carbs had way too much corrosion in the circuits)
rewire rear lights and blinkers (squirrels) $25
Fuel tank repair (pinhole leak) acid clean and reline at radiator shop$100
Battery $65
Air box to carb rubber boots (old and hard with age) $45
Misc parts cleaners $30
Brake fluid $10
Set of tires, eBay blinker, shop to get the rebuilt carbs straight and give the once over before my 16 year old son got on it $744.17
Add usb plug $15
Fork seals, fluid and shop to install (I removed the front legs and took them to the shop $125)

Total $1,484.17
Value of bike $1,500
Rebuilding a bike with and for my son - Priceless

It will always cost more than you expect but it may be more fun than you thought.
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