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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-02-2014, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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09 250r. Just bought. Looking for advice on maintenance

Hey guys my names Matt. I just did an oil change and chain clean and lube on my ninja. Wondering what sort of other types of maintenance I should do on the bike and how often. I have a rear stand for it. I have the owners manual but no service manual yet. And I don't know what the previous owner has done to keep up with the maintenance. Any suggestions are much appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-02-2014, 06:29 PM
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I suggest ninjette.com and download the service manual

When in doubt, gas it out.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-03-2014, 01:13 AM
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I would suggest cleaning the air filter. Check the tire pressure. I change the coolant every 2 years. Aswell, I flush the brake fluid every 2 years. Then when you winterize it this fall change the spark plugs. Finally, check the tread depth on your tires.
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How many miles does the bike have? If it has 6,000 or more, you may want to look into a valve adjustment followed by a carb sync.

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My service manual says to check valve lash at 7,500 miles. Though the carb sync could very well make a difference

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Another, important one to check on a new to you bike is the brake pad thickness.
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thanks for all the helpful suggestions guys i downloaded a copy of the service manual and am reading it this very moment
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-03-2014, 05:35 PM
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The manual does say 7,500, but I'd check it every 6,000 just to be cautious.

Brake pads are definitely a must. In fact, wouldn't be a bad idea to change all the fluids (oil, coolant, brakes) just so you have an idea of how and when they've been changed.

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