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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-08-2013, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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New Rider, With Questions Please

Whats up everybody. Im a new rider who recently bought a 2003 ninja 250. I have ridden lots of cruisers but this is my first street bike so I bought something small so I wouldnt kill myself lol. Anyway, I am almost mechanically retarded, but I go real interested in the mechanics of my bike and wanted to start learning about it myself. Just in the last 2 weeks I was able to read and completely torn down my bike, clean the carbs, change the oil and oil filter, and reroute some hoses that were acting up. I was able to get it all back together, but since I have, I have noticed misfiring from the exhausts when at high rpms when its not moving. And also after I let off the throttle it drops to about 3000 rpms then takes a couple seconds to get back down to idle range. I have a feeling its the idle mixture screws from what I was reading, but any help would be appreciated. I have a clymers manual and a manual from cyclepedia and have also printed out a lot from the ninja 250 wiki. Thanks Guys

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-08-2013, 10:21 PM
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 04:10 PM
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Nol pup, he already cleaned the carbs.

What he needs to do is get the carbs synced to get rid of the problems he is having.

Get the gauges (IIRC Motion Pro makes a set of two dial gauges that are great and around $50 for the set (I have them).

Or get a pair of standard vacuum guages from the auto parts store or Harbor Freight and roll your own.

Sync instructions can be found in the Clymer manual you have or online through a lot of sources.

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