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Old April 26th, 2020, 11:06 AM   #1
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Name: Sean
Location: Knoxville
Join Date: Apr 2020

Motorcycle(s): Ninja 250 '11

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SUPER CHEAP ninja owner Knoxville TN

Hey guys excited to be part of the forum. Just picked up a non-running 2011 Ninja 250 and over the course of a week chased down its NUMEROUS issues and got it dialed in and running nicely. I have to say that this forum was instrumental in chasing down a wiring issue where it looked like a chunk of the ignition wiring harness partially MELTED. One disassembled and cleaned ignition switch, one 8 pin connector replaced by 2 trailer wiring extenders(Hacked but looks clean enough), one waterlogged tank and set of carbs drained, two mixture screws liberated and tweaked, 3 cables lubed and adjusted, 1 new chain, 2 new adjustable levers, 1 plugged fuel cap drain freed, 1 loose headset tightened, fluids and some plastic cutting, and a bunch of spirited rides later; what was to be a great low stakes beginner bike for my wife has acted as more of a seed and now after a month of not falling over at stop signs anymore she's riding a KTM Duke 390 and I'm now the owner of this wonderful mini ripper. At least she enjoyed it for a month and dropped it a couple times. My last bike was a 650 so I have to say I'm having a wonderful time trying to keep my corner speeds up. its also a great bike to Sherpa my wife around on as she learns to unlock the potential of that mean little 390.

Just wanted to thank you guys for posting your issues and fixes. Motorcycles are great for social distancing.
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Old April 26th, 2020, 11:21 AM   #2
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TireSlayer! Glad to have you aboard...
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Old April 26th, 2020, 02:22 PM   #3
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Hi Sean, welcome to the board! I'll be over your way for the annual 2-stroke meet at Deals Gap. It got moved from early May to Aug. 15-22 this year for virus purposes. We're hoping it'll go off in August without problems. Come on by if you feel like it. We take over the whole DG motel.
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Old April 28th, 2020, 06:09 PM   #4
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That sounds Excellent! I will definitely check that out.
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Old April 30th, 2020, 11:51 AM   #5
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Motorcycle(s): 2011 250R, 2000 ZRX1100C4, 1978 KZ650C2

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Also here to get more information on the Ninja 250s.
Good sign you were able to resolve your issues.
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Old May 1st, 2020, 07:14 PM   #6
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Old May 3rd, 2020, 09:56 AM   #7
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Old May 7th, 2020, 07:34 AM   #8
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Old May 7th, 2020, 09:21 AM   #9
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Location: Merseyside
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Welcome from a fellow newbie to the forum!

I hope she let's you swap on to the duke once in a while. I recently had the Duke 200 myself, very much enjoyed it. I'd have been tempted by a 390 myself but having never owned a kawasaki before I thought I'd give the 250 a go.

Lets hope the worlds soon in a position to restore freedom - I can't wait to take mine out for its first proper run.
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Old May 8th, 2020, 09:42 PM   #10
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Old May 10th, 2020, 03:50 PM   #11
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