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Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk Today, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Triple Jim
I'm talking about leaks between the carb and...

I'm talking about leaks between the carb and head, where most would be.
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk Today, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 59
Posted By Triple Jim
Vacuum leaks (air leaks) are worst when vacuum is...

Vacuum leaks (air leaks) are worst when vacuum is high, so if the problem gets worse as the throttle is opened, I would look for something other than a vacuum leak.
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk Today, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,363
Posted By Triple Jim
If you disconnect the clutch switch wires and...

If you disconnect the clutch switch wires and connect them together, you can do what you said you want to do, since the electrical system will think you're always pulling the clutch lever. Obviously...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion Today, 03:30 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 23,511
Posted By Triple Jim
Yeah JB, when I used to get up to the DC suburbs...

Yeah JB, when I used to get up to the DC suburbs (Bethesda, MD) I used to say hello to neighbors when I was out for a walk or run. Most of the time they'd be pretending to be interested in something...
Forum: Off-Topic Today, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 30
Posted By Triple Jim
It looks like Lyft, not Uber: CNnGl6xF2VM

It looks like Lyft, not Uber:

CNnGl6xF2VM
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8,032
Views: 536,305
Posted By Triple Jim
Anything is a lot better than nothing, so I'm...

Anything is a lot better than nothing, so I'm sure you'll like the one you get. The Alpinestars version has two layers of skirt, one that tucks in and one that can stay on top or get tucked in to a...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8,032
Views: 536,305
Posted By Triple Jim
I'm not sure. I have an Alpinestars: ...

I'm not sure. I have an Alpinestars:

https://www.amazon.com/Alpinestars-Touring-Balaclava-Motorcycle-Accessories/dp/B001F112S2
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion Yesterday, 11:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 607
Posted By Triple Jim
If you really plan to try to repair the engine,...

If you really plan to try to repair the engine, the first step is to take it apart and see what's going to be required. Only than can you know. At this point it's all speculation.

You can...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 607
Posted By Triple Jim
Crankshaft journal clearances are critical, so...

Crankshaft journal clearances are critical, so accurate measurement is required. Plastigage is a good way for someone to check the clearances.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 23,511
Posted By Triple Jim
Sounds like there was a lot of telepathy going...

Sounds like there was a lot of telepathy going on. :)
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 16th, 2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8,032
Views: 536,305
Posted By Triple Jim
Bill, even when I'm out on the H2, I'm almost...

Bill, even when I'm out on the H2, I'm almost never going fast enough for a ticket. I've come to like curves more than straight line speed. Although once in a while a 2-stroke needs to get the oil...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 16th, 2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8,032
Views: 536,305
Posted By Triple Jim
I usually take the Moto Guzzi Mille GT on the...

I usually take the Moto Guzzi Mille GT on the long rides and multi-day trips, and I always stick to the smallest, most winding back roads I can find. :)
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 16th, 2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 234
Posted By Triple Jim
When I ride my Guzzi 1000 with stock exhaust, I...

When I ride my Guzzi 1000 with stock exhaust, I get enough deep sound, and a ride on the nice and very quiet 250 is refreshing. If I ever need to change the mufflers on the Guzzi, I'm going to try...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 16th, 2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 23,511
Posted By Triple Jim
Around here, when motorcyclists meet face to...

Around here, when motorcyclists meet face to face, we always say hello at least, and often start a conversation.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 16th, 2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8,032
Views: 536,305
Posted By Triple Jim
I wear a balaclava any time the temperature is...

I wear a balaclava any time the temperature is below about 50 or 55, but I tend to ride longer rides out in the country. It's amazing how much clothing it takes to stay warm when riding 55 mph for...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 16th, 2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Triple Jim
Thanks for the update, Aidan,

Thanks for the update, Aidan,
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 15th, 2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 380
Posted By Triple Jim
Of course it does. :)

Of course it does. :)
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 15th, 2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By Triple Jim
I looked at the TU250 for my daughter's first...

I looked at the TU250 for my daughter's first motorcycle, but ruled it out when I saw the 16hp spec. With better engine, that could be a really nice bike.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 14th, 2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,944
Posted By Triple Jim
I understood that, but was just expressing how...

I understood that, but was just expressing how ridiculous their estimate of your possible income was. Here's hoping for better prospects to come along soon!

I might be wrong, but from what I've...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 14th, 2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,944
Posted By Triple Jim
In looking around the net, it appears that the...

In looking around the net, it appears that the commission is paid on gross profit, not selling price, so if you're really getting a 15% commission, and you sold a $10,000 motorcycle that made the...
Forum: 2013+ Ninja 300 Tech Talk November 14th, 2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,374
Posted By Triple Jim
They're really not new, and with PM alternators,...

They're really not new, and with PM alternators, they can cause voltage spikes that the alternator coils aren't designed for. Permanent magnet alternators don't mind being shunted, and in fact run...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 14th, 2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 380
Posted By Triple Jim
You can suck gently with your mouth and get...

You can suck gently with your mouth and get enough vacuum to open a properly working petcock.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 13th, 2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,944
Posted By Triple Jim
It's easy to get wrapped up in questions and...

It's easy to get wrapped up in questions and trying to answer them, and saying all the right stuff, but don't lose sight of expressing a sincere desire to work there.
Forum: New Members November 13th, 2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By Triple Jim
I'm waiting for someone who's seen something like...

I'm waiting for someone who's seen something like this before to explain it to both of us. :) Is there a hose attached to the hole, underneath the compartment? If so, where does it lead?

It...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 12th, 2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 607
Posted By Triple Jim
I mentioned my only tip above: A decent used...

I mentioned my only tip above: A decent used engine is probably the way to go.
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