|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|12-18-2012 09:07 AM|
Originally Posted by RideTheLightning View Post
As far as the smoothness of the bike goes it could be a combination of things. (old fuel, dirty air filter, dirty carbs, improper idle speed, operator inexperience)
If you only plan to ride the bike once a month or so, just make sure you keep the bike in good running condition so when you are ready to ride there won't be any problems. Following some Winter Storage Tips can help.
|12-18-2012 08:32 AM|
Originally Posted by DaBlue1 View Post
|12-18-2012 06:22 AM|
Before you start digging in to your bike get yourself a service manual or owners manual.
Do you have any mechanical knowledge and are you comfortable working on a motorcycle?
Is the bike running at all and did the PO do any maintenance at all?
With only 1700 miles the bike should not need a valve adjustment until 7500 miles. Oil and filter change won't hurt either
Carbs may not need synching either unless you do maintenance on them or separate them.
Checking the tire pressure and charging the battery is always recommended.
Cleaning the carbs can be a beast, but if the bike has been sitting for more than a few months without running or has problems maintaining idle or stalling issues, then a cleaning is necessary. If you are able to at least start the bike, you should try using Star Tron and some fresh fuelto see if that helps clear up your problem a bit first.
|12-18-2012 12:20 AM|
Maintenance Help With 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 205R
Hello everyone, I'm new to the forums!
I just recently obtained my very own first motorcycle, a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R. I bought it for $2400 with a mileage of ~1770 mi. So stoked to ride it soon enough, but first I need to prep this motorcycle because I know the previous owner didn't have a clue of how to maintain it properly (she didn't even know the motorcycle had a carburetor). So I plan on doing the following before I begin riding it because I want the best performance when I first start to ride it.
Here are a list of things I plan to do:
1. Clean/lube the chain.
2. Valve adjustment (btw what are the valve specifications for a 2008 Ninja 250R?).
3. Remove the carbs, clean them, and sync them back up.
... That's what I could think of for now. Since I will be doing this for my first time, I was wondering if anyone out there had tips for a rookie like me?
In addition, is there anything that's really important to motorcycle maintenance? Anything unnceessary?
Thanks all in advance!