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Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 17th, 2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 245
Posted By ducatiman
in most simple terms....the vent hose is venting...

in most simple terms....the vent hose is venting to atmosphere.....think of your finger over the end of a liquid filled straw, liquid unable to flow with gravity. Same basic concept.

Also...
Forum: New Members November 10th, 2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By ducatiman
Welcome from downstate Long Island! If you ever...

Welcome from downstate Long Island! If you ever in the area...you know :cool:
Forum: New Members October 27th, 2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By ducatiman
"I've got a 2011 Kawasaki 300 ninja engine in a...

"I've got a 2011 Kawasaki 300 ninja engine in a gokart"

A 300 would be fuel injected, yet best I can tell, your pic appears carbed. The 300 was not even released here in US in 2011.

You sure...
Forum: 2018+ Ninja 400 Tech Talk October 18th, 2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 512
Posted By ducatiman
so exactly what did the additional 7HP cost you...

so exactly what did the additional 7HP cost you in terms of $$ ?
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 13th, 2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 449
Posted By ducatiman
i'll go out on a limb and submit the carb float...

i'll go out on a limb and submit the carb float system needs desperate attention.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 12th, 2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By ducatiman
Unless I'm mistaken, the subject plug is not...

Unless I'm mistaken, the subject plug is not offered as a replacement part...at least in any US parts fiche. I looked from '88 to '12. An inquiry at a Kawasaki dealer parts department is advisable....
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 11th, 2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,376
Posted By ducatiman
bigger the better, right?.........right? :)

bigger the better, right?.........right? :)
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 10th, 2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By ducatiman
I've found the 2 vac hoses between the carbs, or...

I've found the 2 vac hoses between the carbs, or 3 hose points at top of decel valve can be loose and prone to leakage when hot....check those specific areas.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 10th, 2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 449
Posted By ducatiman
if I may barge in to add one...

if I may barge in to add one suggestion......resist the temptation to resort to the use of "starting fluid". While being destructive to plastic slides and rubber based diaphragms....even if the bike...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 4th, 2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By ducatiman
As you've had tuning difficulties going on a year...

As you've had tuning difficulties going on a year now....something has been overlooked, maladjusted.....or something.

dodgerdad you had posted a running/starting video in a previous thread, can...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 29th, 2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By ducatiman
Clean tank (no rust or particles on bottom...

Clean tank (no rust or particles on bottom getting into fuel stream) and fresh fuel essential.
Needles simply slide on to float tang...into seat and float pins contain the works.

If you...
Forum: New Members September 28th, 2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By ducatiman
fire away, J (ouch, in the carburetor world, a...

fire away, J (ouch, in the carburetor world, a very poor choice of words :D)
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 26th, 2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By ducatiman
bingo OP reported bike in storage on tender for...

bingo
OP reported bike in storage on tender for "the last few years", I'd be compelled to question the effects of such long term "tending". For sake of knowledge....load test results? But fresh...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 25th, 2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By ducatiman
how about seeking a part out from a fellow member...

how about seeking a part out from a fellow member of the forum here? I'd be more apt to trust a ninjette member than a stranger on ebay.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 23rd, 2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By ducatiman
^ valid stuff

^ valid stuff
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 22nd, 2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By ducatiman
I'd urge to disregard the *number* of turns on...

I'd urge to disregard the *number* of turns on the pilot screws and instead urge you to set each cylinder (AFTER a ride, bike fully up to temp) by finding its "sweet spot". The required number turns...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 22nd, 2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By ducatiman
safe to say OP carbs and associated have already...

safe to say OP carbs and associated have already been accounted for, petcock inspection and service up to bat next. (dammit, should have sent with carbs)
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 21st, 2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By ducatiman
you should really call, we can cover ground much...

you should really call, we can cover ground much quicker than posting to and fro here

Got my number?
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 21st, 2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By ducatiman
by vent hose, referring to the see through brown...

by vent hose, referring to the see through brown hose coming off the carbs....that must be left clear to atmosphere....NOT connected to anything.

Hoping you didn't plug it on to something (back...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 21st, 2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By ducatiman
sorry to hear of continuing difficulties. I...

sorry to hear of continuing difficulties.

I can't remember if you sent the petcock for a super clean/review...you are welcome to do so at your convenience, on me, no $$ involved.

I can't help...
Forum: New Members September 19th, 2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By ducatiman
:welcome: EAK! Glad to have you aboard...

:welcome: EAK! Glad to have you aboard...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 12th, 2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By ducatiman
^ traditionally known as "air correction jets" as...

^ traditionally known as "air correction jets" as far back as I can remember. Note factory press-in install, non removable important little buggers.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 10th, 2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By ducatiman
^ Bingo! Gone missing, no doubt And reset...

^ Bingo! Gone missing, no doubt

And reset both your pilot screws to 2.5 initial start position. At 4.5... evidence likely of desperate attempt trying to compensate for missing part.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 7th, 2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By ducatiman
IMHO start fluid has no place in desperate, short...

IMHO start fluid has no place in desperate, short cut, "get it going" attempts....the underlying fuel problem(s) remain and still need to be addressed.

The potential peripheral damage caused by...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 5th, 2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 954
Posted By ducatiman
Zolland obvious your need to set idle high is to...

Zolland obvious your need to set idle high is to compensate for an internal issue, possible idle circuit or wacky sych? Now 15 year old carbs should be renewed anyways. All consumables (orings, rail...
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