Bike wont start - Kawasaki Ninja 250R Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-16-2018, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Bike wont start

Hey everybody. I am a new rider and I am also young. That being said I made a big mistake and bought a bike that has 20k miles and will not start. It is a 2008 Ninja 250r. It does not have the side fairing, but everything does work on it. I bought a brand new battery and all of the electrical stuff works. The bike does turn over but will only start if I spray ether in the air box. It then dies quickly after unless I keep spraying ether. I was told it hasn't been started in over a year. Just need to help to know where to start to get this running. i just want to learn to ride on this bike then try and sell it and buy a new 300. Thank you for your time.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-18-2018, 08:09 AM
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As long as the fuel is flowing properly it is going to be a problem with the carb needing to be cleaned. I am having the same problem right now. I bought one that was sitting for 2.5 years. I cleaned the carb (make sure you get all the jets and nozzles) and it runs strong now.
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