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Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 31st, 2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 896
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All great points Jay, thanks for the info on the...

All great points Jay, thanks for the info on the starter fluid. I did not know that its harmful. Gasoline in spray bottle is a great idea.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 30th, 2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,174
Posted By SibSerge
A bit I would say , it was -6C this week (about...

A bit I would say , it was -6C this week (about 20F) but we were lucky and we got white Christmas. The New Year is looking raining however.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 30th, 2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,174
Posted By SibSerge
I have just installed the bob 3 and it made a lot...

I have just installed the bob 3 and it made a lot of difference, the temperature goes to about 195F and stays at that level. I did not have an opportunity to ride it - we have 0C today with snow and...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 30th, 2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 896
Posted By SibSerge
To take the fuel delivery out of the equation did...

To take the fuel delivery out of the equation did you try to spray something like a starter spray directly into the airbox. If you timing and ignition is ok that will fire up the engine for a few revs
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 1st, 2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,761
Posted By SibSerge
May I ask what rocket is using this kind of...

May I ask what rocket is using this kind of science?
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 1st, 2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By SibSerge
Yeah it was fixed, I guess. In general all the...

Yeah it was fixed, I guess. In general all the starter issues I have experienced were down to - weak power (can be confirmed with a voltmeter) broken relay/solenoid or broken motor. The relay...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 1st, 2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By SibSerge
The video does not work. Is your battery in a...

The video does not work. Is your battery in a good condition? If the battery is weak you will hear clanking noise with no cranking
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 30th, 2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,087
Posted By SibSerge
The float valves seem to be leaking. Due for a...

The float valves seem to be leaking. Due for a rebuild :)

If they close properly they will not be leaking even with gravity fed tank.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 30th, 2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By SibSerge
Thanks for confirming.

Thanks for confirming.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 29th, 2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By SibSerge
John is that for track or street riding?

John is that for track or street riding?
Forum: New Members November 29th, 2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By SibSerge
I would replace all the rubber o-rings, gaskets...

I would replace all the rubber o-rings, gaskets and pieces. Cooling system, air box, bumpers in the rear etc. etc. The rubber of that age is usually rotten. I am no expert but I read the valve seats...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 29th, 2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By SibSerge
Thanks Jim, that does help. I sent them a...

Thanks Jim, that does help. I sent them a question regarding what spring rate I need for my bike. Waiting for the answer now but based on their charts it looks like 0.85 should be the right spring...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 28th, 2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By SibSerge
Yes thats what I meant, sorry:)

Yes thats what I meant, sorry:)
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 28th, 2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By SibSerge
I was doing some research , looks like stock...

I was doing some research , looks like stock EX500 has the rate of 0.585 . The recommended rate for my weight from sonic site is 0.85. That's quite a difference :)

I feel like I should go for...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 28th, 2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By SibSerge
Thanks Jim, the 250H rear shock looks like the...

Thanks Jim, the 250H rear shock looks like the one on the new gen - with a preload. Does yours have a preload ?
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 28th, 2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By SibSerge
Here are more measurements: - No load -...

Here are more measurements:

- No load - 25mm
- With me - 43mm
- Normal riding (as in original post) - 90mm max
- Riding over some rough asphalt - few manholes an over train tracks with...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 28th, 2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By SibSerge
Thank you guys for the suggestions. We got good...

Thank you guys for the suggestions. We got good weather today and tomorrow. I will ride it a bit more to test more harsh scenarios
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 28th, 2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By SibSerge
Its not that bad on the 250H , If I am not...

Its not that bad on the 250H , If I am not mistaken it used EX500 frontend. But I want to see if I can still improve it while I am on it.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 27th, 2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By SibSerge
John, Pretty much, basically that's the...

John,

Pretty much, basically that's the deepest the fork compressed over the course of my ride. What I did is -
1 I put the bike on the centre stand.
2 Unloaded the front completely by...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 27th, 2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 281
Posted By SibSerge
Front suspension travel question.

Good afternoon everyone.

I am planning to rebuild the front fork and am trying to understand whether I need to get harder springs or not.

I took the bike for a ride around the city and...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 23rd, 2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,174
Posted By SibSerge
Thanks for mentioning the ThermoBob, I ordered...

Thanks for mentioning the ThermoBob, I ordered one and will be doing an upgrade this winter. Our springs are long and cold it should be really helpful during our springs and falls.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 22nd, 2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By SibSerge
Why not to rebuild the stock ? I just paid about...

Why not to rebuild the stock ? I just paid about 20CAD for all the rubber pieces: orings and gaskets, etc. All OeM from Kawasaki. Going to rebuild mine this winter.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 22nd, 2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,761
Posted By SibSerge
Thank you Gordon, it was my bosses snowblower, it...

Thank you Gordon, it was my bosses snowblower, it has a 4HP Briggs engine which was fairly new - just 3 years old but they put some ethanol non stabilized gas there and it sat for almost two years...
Forum: New Members November 17th, 2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By SibSerge
I would also replace the antifreeze, and while...

I would also replace the antifreeze, and while you are in it replace all the orings except the one in the head as you need to take the cover off. St 8 years you are might be ok for a bit wbut soon it...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 17th, 2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,761
Posted By SibSerge
Sounds like what I was thinking Their...

Sounds like what I was thinking

Their negligence is your gain :) Gordon what is you price tag for rebuilding a carb like that ? I am asking out of curiosity as I am far away in Canada and the...
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