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Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion January 12th, 2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By Triple Jim
Maybe you mean DuPont Chain Saver. I use that...

Maybe you mean DuPont Chain Saver. I use that too, and it works well. You can get it in a spray or a liquid. I get the liquid and brush it on. It's less messy.
Forum: New Members December 31st, 2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Triple Jim
Hello Zach, it's good to meet you. Welcome!

Hello Zach, it's good to meet you. Welcome!
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion December 29th, 2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Triple Jim
It's amazing to imagine him riding all the way...

It's amazing to imagine him riding all the way across the country on that... with his son on the back!
Forum: 2013 - 2017 Ninja 300 Tech Talk December 27th, 2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 308
Posted By Triple Jim
Exactly what the Chevy Vega used, and it worked...

Exactly what the Chevy Vega used, and it worked very well. Unless you overheated the engine badly, that is.
Forum: Off-Topic December 25th, 2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 162
Posted By Triple Jim
That would be the first time I've heard of low...

That would be the first time I've heard of low demand making a price go up. I would think it's more likely to be caused by low supply.
Forum: Off-Topic December 24th, 2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 162
Posted By Triple Jim
We're having our usual leg of lamb, basted in...

We're having our usual leg of lamb, basted in lemon juice, and draped with bacon.
Forum: Motorcycle-related December 22nd, 2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 30,917
Posted By Triple Jim
Very nice, Gordon!

Very nice, Gordon!
Forum: Motorcycle Gear December 19th, 2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,585
Posted By Triple Jim
I use the 21st century version of the old wooden...

I use the 21st century version of the old wooden hangers... big plastic hangers made in approximately the same shape.
Forum: 2013 - 2017 Ninja 300 Tech Talk December 15th, 2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By Triple Jim
Did you see my post above? How is your...

Did you see my post above? How is your compression gauge made?
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 13th, 2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Triple Jim
Soldering may not be a long term solution,...

Soldering may not be a long term solution, depending on how hot it gets in use. I'd buy new brushes. A Google search turns up inexpensive repair parts like this, but I haven't verified correct fit,...
Forum: 2013 - 2017 Ninja 300 Tech Talk December 12th, 2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By Triple Jim
Some compression testers have the check valve...

Some compression testers have the check valve right at the head's spark plug threads and some have it on the gauge side of an adapter. With small displacement cylinders like these, the volume in the...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk December 10th, 2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 568
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: 6
Views: 293
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: 224
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: 6
Views: 458
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: 784
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: 668
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: 359
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: 6
Views: 641
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: 380
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: 1,172
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: 28
Views: 744
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: 28
Views: 744
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: 28
Views: 744
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: 956
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.
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