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Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk May 8th, 2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Chocula
I rubbed down the clutch plates with oil then...

I rubbed down the clutch plates with oil then reassembled and torqued everything. New filter and fresh oil.

Ran the bike for about about 5 minutes then did a compression test. Both cylinders...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk April 26th, 2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Chocula
Pulled the clutch cover on my lunch break. The...

Pulled the clutch cover on my lunch break. The plates were "stuck" together but popped apart pretty easily when I was only apply force to one at a time. I did not see anything that looked scary...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk April 25th, 2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Chocula
Reviving 2007 Ninja 250

I have started working on a 2007 Ninja 250 that has been sitting outdoors under a tarp for the last 4 - 5 years. Gave it a bath, drained the fuel, cleaned the carburetors and put in new spark plugs....
Forum: Riding Skills August 20th, 2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,669
Posted By Chocula
Having spend some time in Cheyenne WY with a...

Having spend some time in Cheyenne WY with a motorcycle as my only vehicle, I learned how to deal with strong as well as gusting winds. By staying relaxed while riding, you are able to feel how the...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk August 15th, 2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,008
Posted By Chocula
Check and re-torque your engine mount bolts (and...

Check and re-torque your engine mount bolts (and anything else that is readily accessible). Had an intermittent rattle that seemed to come from everywhere when checked with the stethoscope. Turned...
Forum: Riding Skills August 3rd, 2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,269
Posted By Chocula
I was fortunate enough to attend a presentation...

I was fortunate enough to attend a presentation Michael Robertson did for my hang gliding club on Risk Management about 20 years ago. He developed "Robertson's Charts of Reliability" which provide a...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk July 27th, 2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,325
Posted By Chocula
Transformers don't actually blow from things like...

Transformers don't actually blow from things like this, what can happen is brown outs or black outs to a small area.

If all of the hot water taps in my house were turned on at the same time...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk June 20th, 2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,325
Posted By Chocula
First of all, electric motorcycles are not for...

First of all, electric motorcycles are not for everyone. It is ok to like what you like. No need to point out that the HD Ultraglide is a lot of work on hill climbs or the Grom is horrible to tour...
Forum: Videos June 2nd, 2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,280
Posted By Chocula
The cause of the crash was the riders lack of...

The cause of the crash was the riders lack of judgement.

There are some nit-picky contributing factors such as:
Riding to fast for conditions
Lean angle was excessive for conditions
...
Forum: Motorcycle Gear May 27th, 2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,399
Posted By Chocula
I recently purchased a pair of MSR Dual Sport...

I recently purchased a pair of MSR Dual Sport Boots on closeout for $98.99 which have been great, but unless your pants are boot cut, your pant legs would have to get stuffed inside. My kevlar...
Forum: The Ex-Ninjetters Lair May 22nd, 2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,984
Posted By Chocula
Considering the mileage on the bike, the...

Considering the mileage on the bike, the motivation to sell, an out of state registration, etc. The price does not seem unreasonable.

If Colorado allows you to check the VIN or plate number for...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion May 22nd, 2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,505
Posted By Chocula
That is a curious statement, in part because with...

That is a curious statement, in part because with a few exceptions, such as controlled access highways, they do have equal rights to the road. More so, because it comes from someone who rides a...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion December 24th, 2016, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,485
Posted By Chocula
The power required to overcome wind resistance...

The power required to overcome wind resistance increases exponentially (v^3) as velocity increases. Since motorcycles are not particularly aerodynamic, this quickly becomes a significant power...
Forum: 2013 - 2017 Ninja 300 General Discussion November 21st, 2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 27,386
Posted By Chocula
There, fixed that for you :thumbup:, though I...

There, fixed that for you :thumbup:, though I would love to see the video if you actually activated the supercharger when connected into the battery on that bike. :eek:
Forum: Off-Topic October 21st, 2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,084
Posted By Chocula
There are 3 viable options. School Military...

There are 3 viable options.
School
Military
Workforce

You are still living at home which can keep your expenses low and provide you some flexibility in that you don't have to take the first...
Forum: Motorcycle Gear October 4th, 2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,858
Posted By Chocula
I wear a Shoei RF-1200 and use a Quiet Rider...

I wear a Shoei RF-1200 and use a Quiet Rider Standard Helmet Skirt (http://www.nojgear.com/Quiet_Rider_Standard_Helmet_Skirt_p/qr02-1.htm).

Airflow is minimal on my face unless the chin vent is...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 4th, 2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,983
Posted By Chocula
The Pregen's use a mix of philips and allens. ...

The Pregen's use a mix of philips and allens. Sadly, most faired bikes seem to have a mix of screw sizes and types. My Triumph uses philips, allens, and hex sockets.

Picture of one of the OEM...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 30th, 2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,649
Posted By Chocula
One source of this "myth" comes from Chapter 2,...

One source of this "myth" comes from Chapter 2, Traffic Detector Handbook: Third Edition—Volume I.
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/operations/its/06108/02.cfm
"Figure 2-9 illustrates...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk September 29th, 2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,649
Posted By Chocula
Most if not all of the sensors in my area are now...

Most if not all of the sensors in my area are now induction loops. Bicycle commuting has taught me to look at the streets to find where the wires are and put the rim of my tire on top of and along...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion September 2nd, 2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,851
Posted By Chocula
No, that is not universal. The vast majority go...

No, that is not universal. The vast majority go with the flow of traffic and have no issues. As humans we tend to only remember the few idiots and maniacs out of the hundreds of other drivers we...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion August 31st, 2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,851
Posted By Chocula
Unhappy :confused: Wow! As arguably some of the most...

:confused:
Wow! As arguably some of the most vulnerable users of the road, I am flabbergasted at the comments in this tread boasting of intimidating and assaulting other drivers (forcing someone...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk August 7th, 2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,795
Posted By Chocula
You can check your VIN at...

You can check your VIN at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=07V003000

Even if yours is not subject to the recall, it is showing the same...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk August 6th, 2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,795
Posted By Chocula
Kawasaki issued a recall for this exact issue. ...

Kawasaki issued a recall for this exact issue. It is likely you can get it replaced by your local dealer. At the very least, it is worth calling your dealer and talking to them about the issue. ...
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