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Old May 21st, 2020, 01:04 PM   #1
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Name: Jeff
Location: Western NC
Join Date: Mar 2015

Motorcycle(s): '09 Ninja 250 "Matilda"

Posts: 123
Welcome to my nightmare...

This thread isn't as much about seeking advice as it is documenting Matilda's* issues.

I picked her up a couple of years ago because I missed riding a lot and the price was right. Unfortunately it was raining cats and dogs that day, so I didn't look at her as closely as I should have. My mistake but I was distracted because the guy's cat decided to attack my dog. If I'd have noticed that the exhaust can was aftermarket I would have passed on the deal then and there.

He said that he'd hired a guy to do the carbs because it was running poorly and that the guy had flaked. He did throw in a set of stands, saddlebags, some oil and new rotors.

The first pic is the bike after I got it home. Then on the stands and then what I found in the carbs. She now has over 7,000 more miles on her than when I got her and is doing fairly well.

Stay tuned for more exciting news on my particular problems.

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