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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-06-2014, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Gday from 250r owner in Australia,
Just bought a 97 model got it running today,
Missing battery and clutch cable and sounds like noisy camchain
Laid up in bed with a bad back and in pain here so wont say much else now.
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Welcome, and enjoy your new bike, FYI probably not the cam chain, needs the valves adjusted.

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Welcome, and enjoy your new bike, FYI probably not the cam chain, needs the valves adjusted.
Dissasembled and cleaned the cam chain adjuster and that quietened the bike lots...then when nicely hot I dumped the old oil andvfilter as well as removing the other oil screen and cleaning the crumbs of what looked like carbon but possibly valve stem seals (50,000 miles, 80,000 ks)
Added 1.9 litres Penrite MC Full SYnthetic 15-50 oil and shes even quieter now.....still lots of engine noise that I presumes normal.
After warmup it ildes just under 1000 rpm which seems too slow but the knob under the lh carb is very touchy and the slightest turn bumps the revs up to 3000-2500 rpm
Dunno what idle specs are but think theres more work in the fuel area needed.
Havent pulled the spark plugs as yet but probably tomoz.
Happy how shes progressing, still waiting for a clutch cable too.
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Nicely done, I think idle should be about 1200~1300 RPMs, and yes the idle adjustment is twitchy.

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That IS the idle adjustment knob I presume?
Maybe if I adjust it a tad at the throttle cable ill have neyter results?
Bikes sat out I weather since April 2013 poor thing!
Added fresh premium fuel as soon as I get a. Clutch cable I'll take het for a good thrash....itll be worlds apart from riding my Victory Vegas 100/6 Gruntmonster...should be fun thru the twisties!
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I know on the US model there is another adjustment point, it's on the right side control, look where the throttle cable exists and you will see it

With the proper suspension, tyres, and rider, the Ninja 250 will eat the bigger bore bikes in the twisties. Best part is walking all over a liter bike, until the straightaway.

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ok thanks, yeah mines the same...
From what Ive read so fer theres a method and an order to tune up/maintenence on these bikes.
Correct me or add if/ where I'm wrong.
Now its running and got new oil filter and Synthetic oil , plus the oil strainers clean.
First up set my valve clearances as previously recomended.
new spark plugs while theyre out.
check and clean or replace air filter.
change fuel filter.
Then synch my carbs, including idle mixtures.
Then the best part.,...the test ride
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Sounds like your on track, don't forget the spark plug caps

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Sounds like your on track, don't forget the spark plug caps
Thanks Ghostt, noticed youre on the other forum too, it looks to have a lot more use but I'm having major probs getting joined up.
No probs cos you are on the ball I reckon with these bikes.
Ok valve adjustment as per info sheet on othet site all went well till first inlet I touched. Couldnt get any clearance even backing adjustment right off I couldnt even get 002" in!
Went to the next valve was tight, set it, next was tighr set it long story short got em all set ok except first one.
Presume valve seat recession on that valve, its partner has clearance tho.
I can move the rocker arm a bit with my finger but no way will it take a feeler gauge.
Havent restartrd yet to balance carbs but will in an hour when shoos open and I can buy 3 foot of clear tubing to do the Atf. Trick and set balance.
Engine was running before but gutless and didntvreally wanna rev past 8000 so I'm thinking with the valves all set bar one that it will run a lot better.
On other motors with similar valve seat recession its possible to file down rocker pedestals and other bodgy stuff so my next question is can I bodge this valve to gain some clearance?
I know it really should have a new head but finances dont run to that..
Will know more in a few hours gonna start on it now and try to get it balanced before the Bathurst 1000 race starts.
Maybe wont get good bacuum in the dodgy cylinder but ill do my bedt to end up with a rideable bike.
Tjanks and look forward to your reply.
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LOL I'm on both 250 forums, and EX-500.com, temple riders, patriotic riders, rockthegear, as well.
Like I said your off to a great start, just take your time, make sure the bike is all warmed up when doing carb tuning, cold engine will drive one insane, and won't be tuned properly.

Did you clean the spark plug caps? And renewal of the plug wire ends ?

Did you clean the carburetors?

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