Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Waynesboro, PA, USA
Wow, that bike is clean! The cans are almost mirrors! I would definitely recommend at the very least an in-line fuel filter, it will be a great mod to increase the longevity of your bike, and reduce any future need to clean the carbs(as long as you winter it correctly-I think I say that you live in Virginia). It won't hurt to take the carbs off and clean them, as you don't know what exactly is going on after a long year of shelf time. If you do it yourself, you will learn a lot about the motorcycle. Go here for some awesome tips and explanations on how to do almost anything to your bike that is worthwhile:
http:// faq.ninja250. org/wiki/Ninja250_Howto
If that link stays true, just eliminate the spaces in your browser. It will also do you well to do some youtubing, I learned a lot from a guy on there named mr.maxstorey, he shows you how to clean a motorcycle carb, and the carb on our 250's are uncannily similar to the one he cleans on his channel, only half the size of his. I did mine in just over 1 hour, removed, cleaned, and re-installed. And it worked a world better after I did it!