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  1. New Riders
    Hello, I'm a fairly new rider and not sure about winterizing my 250. Its a 2012 250 and not fuel injected. I was wondering what steps I need to take in order to properly winterize my bike. Also, as I live in the New England area it's getting colder out I haven't taken my bike out in about a...
  2. Maintenance
    I recently bought my first bike on craigslist as a project bike. It was sitting outside on the street for a year, so I emptied the tank, put on new plugs and got new fuel in it. It turned over, but won't start unless you spray a bit of starter fluid in the intake. After it got warmed up for a...
  3. Technical
    When my bike is cold , below 60 deg, it takes maybe 10 or more tries to start it and keep it going. And when it does finally start it sounds almost as if only one cylinder is running until it warms a bit. Approximately 30-45 seconds. Full choke on. The valves were adjusted recently. Once it's...
  4. Technical
    Dear fellow Motorcycle Riders, If you guys can help me or give me any quick tips that could solve my problem. I would greatly appreciate it, because honestly I am stumped!! So recently I had to return back home and left my bike alone for three weeks. I had my friend turn on the bike once a...
  5. Classic Ninja 250
    Salute guys I bought a project ex250 and I'm having a few issues I'm 17 so my engine knowledge aren't on par with you older gentlemen so if needed detailed descriptions will be apreciated I have connected all wires I have seen that needs to be with only the flicker lights unplugged I don't know...
  6. General
    Went to start my bike and it wouldn't go into neutral for start up, I tried for a while to run the gears, then I backed it into the garage and it went in neutral and started but there was a loud BACKFIRE, there was a losse bolt on the shifter assembly, I need some advice HELP Sent from...
  7. Technical
    My bike will run for a while then it will shut off. Then i noticed gas was leaking by the kick stand. Also I took off the gas line to see if I'm getting gas Therw nd nothing was coining out. I was wondering wat could be wrong nd if anyone could help me fix it.
  8. General
    Bike slipped in the soft grass while negotiating a sharp turn. It took more than 10 minutes to hoist it back to normal. Now it is not starting only cranking! How can I fix it? What could be the problem?
  9. Classic Ninja 250
    While Im waiting for the paint on my gas tank to cure (3 more days) I want to know if/how I could do a test start without it, ive seen it done. Do i just need a funnel and a tube and hook it up to the gas lead on my carbs? please help. thanks for your time! Sent from my Motorcycle iPad app
  10. Technical
    hi all. i have a 2001 250 r ninja.got it used.adjusted valves,new gas,oil,bike never started good at all.now hard to start. when it does start after warm runs good down the road.but idle is never great.up and down.i cleaned the carbs all jets are clean.but with choke on the bike will not start...
  11. Technical
    I bought a new 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250R in June 2008 from a dealership in Kansas for one of my sons attending Boston College. He drove the bike cross-country from Kansas to Boston and never had a problem. He used the bike in 2008, 2009, and 2010 in the Boston area. He stored the bike...
  12. The New Ninja 250
    Gentlemen, I am very new to owning my motorcycle (2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R) and I fear that I did not winterize the bike properly (or at all) this past winter. I put it in the garage where it sat relatively untouched for 3 to 4 months. Now it is getting warm and I'd like to ride the bike...
  13. Technical
    Is it normal that your bike has to sit for 20 mins at 40 degrees before you can rev it? Its bran new and i can not even move the bike when its 40 out with out letting it sit for 20 mins at idle.
  14. Technical
    Starting Problems after maintenance I changed my oil, oil filter, and air filter last night. Today I can't seem to get her to start up. Any ideas? 2007 ex250f 7000mi. Full Yoshi exhaust.
  15. Technical
    Any suggestions to fix a starting problem after soaking out in the sun? It starts great in the morning before work, then after work I can barely get it going. The temps out in the sun are about 100+. After what seems like forever cranking the engine it finally turns over and runs just fine. I am...
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