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Forum: The Ex-Ninjetters Lair Yesterday, 08:20 AM
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Posted By jkv45
They aren't all the same, but they are usually...

They aren't all the same, but they are usually really large - larger than everyone else's...

It's the same for me on two different PCs, so I think that's how it is for everyone.

Maybe someone...
Forum: The Ex-Ninjetters Lair November 16th, 2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 133
Posted By jkv45
The doohickey ones are massive.

The doohickey ones are massive.
Forum: The Ex-Ninjetters Lair November 16th, 2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 133
Posted By jkv45
I have heard of the doohickey issue. Can you...

I have heard of the doohickey issue.

Can you resize your photos? They are UUUGE and are difficult to view.

Thanks.
Forum: The Ex-Ninjetters Lair November 16th, 2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 133
Posted By jkv45
So it's not even broken-in yet. I had a HS...

So it's not even broken-in yet.

I had a HS buddy that rode a KLR to Alaska from WI back in the day. We thought he was nuts, as we all rode sport bikes and couldn't figure out why he would choose...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed November 15th, 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By jkv45
Another thing you may want to check into is Mini...

Another thing you may want to check into is Mini or Supermoto racing on a kart track.

Not high speeds, but usually pretty technical and skills you learn will transfer to larger cycles and tracks....
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed November 14th, 2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 180
Posted By jkv45
First step for the 2001 ZX7R would be to sell it....

First step for the 2001 ZX7R would be to sell it. Take the money are "re-invest" it into a better bike for a beginning-racer. Building and running a track-day bike is one thing, but racing is...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 14th, 2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 208
Posted By jkv45
^ Best of luck with the knee replacement. ...

^ Best of luck with the knee replacement.

After it heals fully I understand you will wonder why you waited so long...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 13th, 2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 208
Posted By jkv45
If you will be running a lot of Interstate and...

If you will be running a lot of Interstate and through urban areas I would say you would be better with the 650.

I just completed 1300 mi in 2 days on my SV650n, with the majority of it on...
Forum: Off-Topic November 11th, 2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 109
Posted By jkv45
Thank you all for your service, dedication, and...

Thank you all for your service, dedication, and sacrifice.

My youngest boy has enlisted in the Marines, and is heading to Basic in January.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 11th, 2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 647
Posted By jkv45
Congrats TJ!

Congrats TJ!
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 9th, 2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By jkv45
Hmmm...danno is usually right. Adding 1T to...

Hmmm...danno is usually right.

Adding 1T to the countershaft sprocket typically drops RPMs by close to 500.

Stock the front is 14T and rear is 45T.

Going to 15/45 will drop the revs, but...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 8th, 2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 208
Posted By jkv45
I'd also check the valve clearances while you...

I'd also check the valve clearances while you have everything apart.

https://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Hints_%26_Tips:_Valve_Adjustment

https://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/J_Valve_adjustment
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 6th, 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 208
Posted By jkv45
Endcap is missing

Endcap is missing
Forum: New Members November 2nd, 2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By jkv45
That's not unusual. It takes time for the...

That's not unusual.

It takes time for the oil to get up to pressure and turn the switch (light) off. If it bothers you, just leave the choke off and crank it a few seconds before setting the...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 2nd, 2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By jkv45
I would say it's an issue with either fuel flow...

I would say it's an issue with either fuel flow or air flow.

Check the condition of the air filter and the snorkel opening to make sure nothing has restricted it. If you've cleaned and oiled the...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 31st, 2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By jkv45
Have you checked all the battery terminals,...

Have you checked all the battery terminals, grounds, and battery voltage?

Low voltage will cause odd running problems, but there may also be wiring/connection issues because some rookie worked on...
Forum: Off-Topic October 30th, 2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By jkv45
Someone had too much free time...

Someone had too much free time...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 29th, 2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By jkv45
Not an unusual problem. Some stands will...

Not an unusual problem.

Some stands will let you raise the pin in the mount to gain a little clearance.

You need to decide if it's putting enough force on the fairings to damage them, or...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 25th, 2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By jkv45
2.5 turns out is usually pretty close. I...

2.5 turns out is usually pretty close.

I would sync the carbs before doing any fine tuning.

As far as fine tuning of the Idle Mixture (on any engine), I like to find the setting that produces...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 24th, 2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By jkv45
There could be a few things going on. Have...

There could be a few things going on.

Have you tried to set the idle speed when warm?

Do the idle mixture screws have any effect?

Did you check the float levels?

Did you sync the carbs?
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 21st, 2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By jkv45
You want to remove the caps, screws w/o-rings and...

You want to remove the caps, screws w/o-rings and washers, and clean the passages. Also remove the Pilot Jets and clean them carefully.

Geneally 2.5 turns out is a good starting point, and...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 20th, 2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By jkv45
Just leave that set where it is right now. After...

Just leave that set where it is right now. After you make the idle mixture adjustments, which will alter the rpms, you will use it to set the correct idle speed when hot.

Some carb info to read...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 17th, 2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By jkv45
How fresh is the gas? Summer-blend gas doesn't...

How fresh is the gas? Summer-blend gas doesn't vaporize well as air temps drop.

Did it sit for a while with a low level of fuel in the tank? Condensation can form and cause starting and running...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed October 15th, 2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 316
Posted By jkv45
Have you seen this Frank? ...

Have you seen this Frank?

https://www.spearsenterprises.com/415-chain-kits.html
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion October 13th, 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By jkv45
New R3 - ...

New R3 -

https://www.cycleworld.com/yamaha-yzf-r3-gets-upgraded-for-2019#page-6

USD forks and updated bodywork - in line with the other R-bikes. Much better looking and reportedly gained a...
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