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Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 15th, 2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By jkv45
I think that's a great idea. They should want to...

I think that's a great idea. They should want to know that the program didn't work for you and why.

You never know how many others have felt the same way, and struggled with the same issues - but...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 15th, 2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 674
Posted By jkv45
This? ...

This?

https://www.harley-davidson.com/ca/en/motorcycles/2018/street/street-500.html
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 15th, 2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 674
Posted By jkv45
Most likely they are using these new HD 500s -...

Most likely they are using these new HD 500s - https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/2018/street/street-500/detailed-specs-and-pricing.html
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 14th, 2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 674
Posted By jkv45
They should have given you a different cycle of...

They should have given you a different cycle of the same type to try instead of making you struggle with that one.

They need be be able to make alterations to accommodate the student.

Maybe...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 14th, 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 674
Posted By jkv45
Really sorry to hear that. The way I see it,...

Really sorry to hear that.

The way I see it, the program failed you - and not the other way around.

Based on what you have done on your own, I would expect you to sail right through.

Sorry...
Forum: The Ex-Ninjetters Lair July 14th, 2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By jkv45
Interesting sales technique there. I'd...

Interesting sales technique there.

I'd probably at least find another sales person, or maybe another dealership.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk July 13th, 2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 281
Posted By jkv45
Did you mean taking the air filter out? That's...

Did you mean taking the air filter out? That's something easy to check.

Here are some tips - https://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/How_do_I_clean_the_air_filter(s)%3F
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk July 13th, 2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 281
Posted By jkv45
Did you check the small in-line filter in the...

Did you check the small in-line filter in the fuel line at the carb inlet?

Have you checked the air filter condition and airbox inlet for a blockage?

Any progress on getting it running right?
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 13th, 2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By jkv45
Thanks everyone. Looks like I got a little...

Thanks everyone.

Looks like I got a little last-minute push right as the checker came out.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 13th, 2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 674
Posted By jkv45
My boys both rode the small enduros, but I would...

My boys both rode the small enduros, but I would have loved to see them on a Rebel (my youngest is 6'4")!

You should be able to try a couple bikes and see what is best.

I agree about the...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 12th, 2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By jkv45
Thank you...thank you very much...

Thank you...thank you very much...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk July 12th, 2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 493
Posted By jkv45
How about LSR? See if you can run with Eric...

How about LSR?

See if you can run with Eric - until he pushes the button...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk July 11th, 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 281
Posted By jkv45
If you mean you couldn't get a vacuum, then...

If you mean you couldn't get a vacuum, then either the line or the petcock diaphragm has a hole in it.

Get a new line and see if that changes it, if not it sounds like you need a petcock or...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 11th, 2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By jkv45
I'd say so. Not as many prescription drugs...

I'd say so.

Not as many prescription drugs or the excess of fame to drag me down and bulk me up!

Clean living you know - spend my free-time riding and wrenching.

Get out and vote y'all!
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk July 11th, 2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 281
Posted By jkv45
Sounds like restricted fuel flow for some reason....

Sounds like restricted fuel flow for some reason.

Did you check everything mentioned above? Do you get gas to flow out of the petcock when you apply vacuum to the hose?

Is the tank clean...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 10th, 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By jkv45
I don't have many photos of myself (behind the...

I don't have many photos of myself (behind the camera most of the time, and witness protection and all...) but I do have this photo of me back in the day on my 305 Dream -
...
Forum: 2013 - 2017 Ninja 300 Tech Talk July 9th, 2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By jkv45
Gotta love that mid-range torque. What's the...

Gotta love that mid-range torque.

What's the best MPG the SV has done with that gearing? S or N model?
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk July 9th, 2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By jkv45
17mm ...

17mm

https://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/How_do_I_adjust_the_floats%3F
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk July 9th, 2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By jkv45
Most likely the carbs are not right. What did it...

Most likely the carbs are not right. What did it do before having the carbs worked on?

Possibly the diaphragms are damaged or not seated correctly. Confirm that the butterflies on the carb are...
Forum: 2013 - 2017 Ninja 300 Tech Talk July 8th, 2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By jkv45
Is that +2 on the countershaft? I have a +1...

Is that +2 on the countershaft?

I have a +1 countershaf with the stock rear sprocket. Just did 400 mi at right about 80 MPH and got 50 MPG. IIRC, it's now 6000 RPMs at an indicated 80 (actual is...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 8th, 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By jkv45
Terrible news. A link with more info -...

Terrible news.

A link with more info - http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/rip-william-dunlop-dies-after-crash-at-skerries-irish-national-road-race/
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk July 3rd, 2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 215
Posted By jkv45
Is this the current, or previous, filter set-up? ...

Is this the current, or previous, filter set-up?

In this photo it looks like the fuel line is slightly pinched where it leaves the petcock and could cause a restriction.

There just isn't much...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk July 3rd, 2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By jkv45
Sounds like you've got a pretty good handle on...

Sounds like you've got a pretty good handle on the situation, but look thorough this section for more ideas and tips - https://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Ninja250_Howto
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk July 2nd, 2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 262
Posted By jkv45
Check your steering stem. Grab the front...

Check your steering stem.

Grab the front brake and hold it firmly while you push and pull on the bars aggressively. Listen for a clicking or clunking from the steering stem area.

The collar...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk July 1st, 2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 532
Posted By jkv45
Here are some ideas for removing the chain -...

Here are some ideas for removing the chain - https://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/How_do_I_replace_the_chain%3F

Removing the swingarm is one of the most difficult IMO.

Borrow something to cut the...
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