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Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 10th, 2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By Triple Jim
Ducatiman is the man.

Ducatiman is the man.
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 10th, 2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By Triple Jim
All of my motorcycles have been converted too. I...

All of my motorcycles have been converted too. I decided I preferred pushing down to upshift in my street racing youth of the 1970s, but really I just like the feel a lot more and stuck with it.
...
Forum: New Members December 7th, 2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By Triple Jim
Hi Hagan, it's good to meet you, and welcome!

Hi Hagan, it's good to meet you, and welcome!
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 7th, 2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Triple Jim
I was able to make my original boots work by...

I was able to make my original boots work by doing the air box/battery box separation mod. Before that, the assembly kept pulling the carbs back off the boots every time I put them on.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion December 5th, 2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Triple Jim
That's a good one. I can leave my 250 sitting...

That's a good one. I can leave my 250 sitting for a couple months without charging the battery and it starts fine.

Put a meter on the battery, start the engine, rev it a little, and make sure...
Forum: 2018+ Ninja 400 Tech Talk December 3rd, 2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By Triple Jim
Click on the title immediately above the photo.

Click on the title immediately above the photo.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 3rd, 2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By Triple Jim
Every case is different, but... I had a shim...

Every case is different, but... I had a shim under each needle and it helped a stumbly midrange that my '05 had. I had it that way for a couple years. Then I had Ducatiman return my carbs to...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Farkles December 1st, 2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Triple Jim
This is the one I'm going to try next time one of...

This is the one I'm going to try next time one of my stock gauges quits:

http://www.dan-moto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=129
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 1st, 2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Triple Jim
But how is it harder on the clutch and gearbox...

But how is it harder on the clutch and gearbox than any normal takeoff? I've thought about this and really don't know why it would present a risk.

I "bumpstart" my '72 H2 regularly, and have for...
Forum: 2018+ Ninja 400 General Discussion November 27th, 2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By Triple Jim
There's a road not far from here that goes...

There's a road not far from here that goes straight for a couple miles with nothing but woods on both sides. The trees are cut back about 75 feet on each side so you can see if deer are lurking, and...
Forum: New Members November 23rd, 2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 432
Posted By Triple Jim
When I sent my 250 carbs to Ducatiman, it was the...

When I sent my 250 carbs to Ducatiman, it was the first time in my 60 years that I've ever had anyone else work on carbs of mine. I don't regret it a bit.
Forum: New Members November 23rd, 2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 432
Posted By Triple Jim
I'm not sure what you mean by "Hopefully the post...

I'm not sure what you mean by "Hopefully the post comes up soon.", but we have a pro on the board here who completely refurbishes these carbs for a reasonable price. I had him do mine and the...
Forum: New Members November 23rd, 2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 432
Posted By Triple Jim
Hello and welcome! I agree. Now that I'm almost...

Hello and welcome! I agree. Now that I'm almost 61 I find that life is too short to get involved in messy projects like that. Is it running OK now?
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 23rd, 2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By Triple Jim
It's he same idea, except with the newgens you...

It's he same idea, except with the newgens you need to change shims to make adjustments.
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 19th, 2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Triple Jim
OK, now we're getting more information. The...

OK, now we're getting more information. The chain jumping around at high speed pretty much says you need a new one, but to be sure of what's happening, put the bike on its center stand and rotate...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 18th, 2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Triple Jim
We need to get him to answer the previous...

We need to get him to answer the previous question first, and go from there.
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 18th, 2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Triple Jim
When did the problem start? Right after the tire...

When did the problem start? Right after the tire was installed, or later?
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 18th, 2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Triple Jim
My stock, no-fairing '05 easily makes the 90s,...

My stock, no-fairing '05 easily makes the 90s, verified by GPS. I do duck down for speed runs though.
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 18th, 2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Triple Jim
I'd start by checking the balance of the rear...

I'd start by checking the balance of the rear wheel.
Forum: New Members November 18th, 2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By Triple Jim
Hi Tyler, welcome to the board! When you get...

Hi Tyler, welcome to the board!

When you get the electrical problem fixed, be prepared to rebuild the carbs. I don't mean to be discouraging, but it's the nature of these bikes.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 18th, 2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Triple Jim
It should do better than 70 by a longshot, but if...

It should do better than 70 by a longshot, but if you want to know about the top speed, you have to open the throttle fully.

Be careful when making top speed runs!
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! November 17th, 2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,576
Posted By Triple Jim
I'm glad to hear about the progress! My parents...

I'm glad to hear about the progress! My parents happened to buy an inexpensive little car that they didn't need just after I had a couple crashes. It was pretty obvious who it was meant for. I...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 14th, 2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Triple Jim
Neat. Does it work in the fork lock? I got...

Neat. Does it work in the fork lock?

I got a cheap blank and the local hardware store guy wouldn't take any money after he made the key for me. It works fine in the ignition switch and seat...
Forum: New Members November 8th, 2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By Triple Jim
Hi John, it's good to meet you, and welcome!

Hi John, it's good to meet you, and welcome!
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 6th, 2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Triple Jim
That comment made me check your location. Sorry...

That comment made me check your location. Sorry you won't be riding until spring, but I guess you have fun things like snowmobiling and ice sailing that I miss out on. A couple winters ago a small...
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