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Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk Today, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Triple Jim
That's strange that McMaster-Carr made that...

That's strange that McMaster-Carr made that warning. Saint-Gobain makes it, and they don't have that warning on their site. The actually say that it's for "general automotive use", among other...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk Today, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 32
Posted By Triple Jim
ducatiman will have your answer, but in general I...

ducatiman will have your answer, but in general I use the same type of hose for vacuum lines that I use for fuel lines, in the right size, of course.

I've been using Tygon® F-4040-A tubing. I got...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk Today, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 59
Posted By Triple Jim
It's probably worth removing the rear wheel and...

It's probably worth removing the rear wheel and checking the bearings for any roughness.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk Yesterday, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 59
Posted By Triple Jim
When you checked the chain, did you rotate the...

When you checked the chain, did you rotate the rear wheel and check the chain tightness in various places?
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 4th, 2022, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 272
Posted By Triple Jim
It's hard to tell from the photos, but the big...

It's hard to tell from the photos, but the big flakes looked like varnish to me. If they're rust, they that's a different matter, but I've cleaned out tanks from what I thought was a lot of rust,...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 3rd, 2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 272
Posted By Triple Jim
That tank doesn't need to be coated. It just...

That tank doesn't need to be coated. It just needs some pea gravel and lacquer thinner shaken around in it. Acetone works too. A pleated paper inline filter will trap any remnants that try to get...
Forum: 2013 - 2017 Ninja 300 Tech Talk December 2nd, 2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 86
Posted By Triple Jim
Have you read the how-to page? ...

Have you read the how-to page?

https://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/How_do_I_adjust_the_valves%3F
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 2nd, 2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By Triple Jim
All the regulators I manufactured for the...

All the regulators I manufactured for the Kawasaki triples used HexFETs, which of course are a type of MOSFET. I made the prototype around 2010, and it's still running fine in my H2. I suppose I...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 2nd, 2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By Triple Jim
My 17 year old stock regulator is still working...

My 17 year old stock regulator is still working fine, so don't feel bad. :)
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 2nd, 2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By Triple Jim
For what it's worth, I've heard multiple stories...

For what it's worth, I've heard multiple stories of buying bad regulators for various motorcycles.
Forum: 2013 - 2017 Ninja 300 Tech Talk December 1st, 2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 86
Posted By Triple Jim
Correct. Valve train noise is not something that...

Correct. Valve train noise is not something that you hear about around here. :)
Forum: 2013 - 2017 Ninja 300 Tech Talk December 1st, 2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 86
Posted By Triple Jim
It's no big deal to have one on the loose side of...

It's no big deal to have one on the loose side of the spec. After all, the spec is very narrow anyway. Since as you said, the clearances get smaller with miles, I aim for the loose side of the spec...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 1st, 2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 272
Posted By Triple Jim
You should figure out how you would get a usable...

You should figure out how you would get a usable fuel tank. They're not easy to come by, and that one would take some work by someone who is experienced in repairing thin steel tanks. There's a...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 1st, 2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 272
Posted By Triple Jim
In your first post you said the seller is asking...

In your first post you said the seller is asking $300.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 29th, 2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 272
Posted By Triple Jim
Check out post #5 again for a little carb info.

Check out post #5 again for a little carb info.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 29th, 2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 272
Posted By Triple Jim
It happens all the time, and the reasons vary...

It happens all the time, and the reasons vary from the owner crashing and getting scared, to a minor problem like a broken wire that prevented spark, to a major mechanical problem inside the engine....
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 28th, 2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 272
Posted By Triple Jim
I was given a motorcycle in terrible shape and...

I was given a motorcycle in terrible shape and without a title. In NC, you need to jump through a few hoops that aren't too bad, and I was able to get it on the road in about 3 days from when I...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 28th, 2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,546
Posted By Triple Jim
Going to a larger piston will increase the force...

Going to a larger piston will increase the force required at the lever. Are you saying you like it better, having to squeeze harder?
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 25th, 2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By Triple Jim
For a more conventional sealed lead-acid battery,...

For a more conventional sealed lead-acid battery, here's the one I bought 5 years ago, and it's still working fine. They're currently $25 from Amazon, and I'm sure there are other suppliers.
...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 24th, 2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Triple Jim
I would suspect something like clogged tank vent...

I would suspect something like clogged tank vent before the ignition components. I'd recommend carrying a spare spark plug so you can quickly connect it and lay it on the engine, to separate fuel...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 22nd, 2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By Triple Jim
Mine still has a stock regulator and it works...

Mine still has a stock regulator and it works just fine. Not that a MOSFET type wouldn't be nice.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 22nd, 2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By Triple Jim
Right... A meter that's reading 2.5% high will...

Right... A meter that's reading 2.5% high will make 12.7 look like it's over 13.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 22nd, 2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By Triple Jim
At 5,000 rpm you should see more than 12.45 volts.

At 5,000 rpm you should see more than 12.45 volts.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 21st, 2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 671
Posted By Triple Jim
I seriously doubt that all three stator windings...

I seriously doubt that all three stator windings are similarly out of spec. I don't offhand remember what the winding resistance is supposed to be, but did you subtract the resistance of the meter...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 21st, 2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By Triple Jim
It could. For example, if the voltage to the...

It could. For example, if the voltage to the ignition unit was dropping too low and spark was erratic.
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