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Old November 22nd, 2017, 02:23 AM   #8041
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Installed 16t front sprocket on my street-bike being used as occasional commuter to S.F. Should be result in less hectic engine and give a quieter smoother ride. We'll see tomorrow...
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Old November 22nd, 2017, 02:44 AM   #8042
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Installed 16t front sprocket on my street-bike being used as occasional commuter to S.F. Should be result in less hectic engine and give a quieter smoother ride. We'll see tomorrow...
What size rear sprocket are you running?

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Old November 22nd, 2017, 02:45 AM   #8043
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What size rear sprocket are you running?

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Should be factory 45t rear-sprocket.
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Old November 22nd, 2017, 02:48 AM   #8044
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Should be factory 45t rear-sprocket.
I'll bet you like the modification. Your chain will love you for it.

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Old November 22nd, 2017, 08:17 AM   #8045
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Back together and ready for test ride and a wash!
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Old November 22nd, 2017, 08:55 AM   #8046
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Back together and ready for test ride and a wash!
Luckily you are in Arizona! A wash and test ride here today and you'd be an ice-sickle!

18F this morn, but over 20 now...
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Old November 22nd, 2017, 09:00 AM   #8047
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Luckily you are in Arizona! A wash and test ride here today and you'd be an ice-sickle!

18F this morn, but over 20 now...
I did it back in South Dakota, except back there I could wash it in the driveway, stupid HOAs
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Old January 7th, 2018, 03:28 PM   #8048
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Sold it and all its current accessories! Bye bye, baby ninja. New owner is a kid and his dad. Seems excited. I'm glad it went to someone new so the dream can be alive.

PS: I'll have some more stuff for sale soon. A Muzzy pipe, some rocker arms, some intake runners, a Kawi valve tool, and a race suit. PM me if you're interested.
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Old January 7th, 2018, 04:05 PM   #8049
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I'm glad your Ninjette went to a good home. Getting another bike in the spring?
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Old January 7th, 2018, 04:23 PM   #8050
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I'm glad your Ninjette went to a good home. Getting another bike in the spring?
Nope. No plans for another motorized 2-wheeler in the near future. Because racecar. ...and bicycles
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Old January 7th, 2018, 08:36 PM   #8051
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Old January 8th, 2018, 07:03 AM   #8052
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Nope. No plans for another motorized 2-wheeler in the near future. Because racecar. ...and bicycles
Wait! What?

No more motorcycles? Really?

Say it ain't so Chris...
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Old January 9th, 2018, 06:50 PM   #8053
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I put a block heater on my car since it lives outside now and it's been colder than snot lately! The socket is very subtle and fits down in my bumper trim nicely.


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Wait! What?

No more motorcycles? Really?

Say it ain't so Chris...
Yepp... for real. I've not ridden it much at all the last 2 seasons. It's just not my thing lately. Maybe some day again! I'll keep the endorsement on my license, but I think I'm enjoying experimenting with a fun car for a bit. Miata's have a similar knowledge base to the ninjette.
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Old January 9th, 2018, 06:56 PM   #8054
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Yepp... for real. I've not ridden it much at all the last 2 seasons. It's just not my thing lately. Maybe some day again! I'll keep the endorsement on my license, but I think I'm enjoying experimenting with a fun car for a bit. Miata's have a similar knowledge base to the ninjette.
I love Miatas. I rented one in L.A. once and it rained the entire time I had it. I was dieing to get it on some dry, twisty roads and stretch it out. Well, if you gotta trade two for four you made a great choice!

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Old January 9th, 2018, 07:37 PM   #8055
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I thought longingly about my little Ninjette today. Raining, mudslides, closed roads.... so she stayed in the garage. It looks like it will be cheaper to combine husband's and my insurance policies now, though. We had our bikes separated because it was going to be expensive to insure new-rider-me on his bigger more expensive bikes. But now with two years of riding experience... not so bad.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 07:37 AM   #8056
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Yepp... for real. I've not ridden it much at all the last 2 seasons. It's just not my thing lately. Maybe some day again! I'll keep the endorsement on my license, but I think I'm enjoying experimenting with a fun car for a bit. Miata's have a similar knowledge base to the ninjette.
Well...sorry to hear that.

Always enjoyed your comments and insight. Hope you come around and chime-in from time to time.

I'm sure eventually you'll get the itch again.

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Old January 10th, 2018, 01:26 PM   #8057
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Well...sorry to hear that.

Always enjoyed your comments and insight. Hope you come around and chime-in from time to time.

I'm sure eventually you'll get the itch again.

Take care Chris.
I'm not going anywhere! I'm sticking around for the people.
I'm thinking that we need a Miata thread in the OT section!
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Old January 10th, 2018, 01:35 PM   #8058
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I'm thinking that we need a Miata thread in the OT section!
Good to hear!
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Old February 3rd, 2018, 04:30 PM   #8059
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Fired it up and rode it finally! @genosr1 it runs like a bat out of heck.

Some new carb gaskets, a little exhaust RTV, and a new piece of fuel hose means she stopped leaking finally.

Jetting is close for now, but will need some electrical help to get it fine tuned.
Newgen engine, 2mm bore and high compression pistons, opened up intake on pregen airbox, new WIX spongey filter.
38 idle jets,
2.5 turns idle screw
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3 washers on the needles.

Only problem is the pregen spark plug boots don't seem to play nice with the newgen head. #2 cylinder is randomly not firing. It's okay above 5,000 rpm, but under that it dies. And this engine really doesn't like starting on one spark... Then I can reach down under the tank, click the boot into place on the plug, and she roars back to life easy as pie.

@Ghostt, I remember you had a write up somewhere for taking apart/cleaning the spark plug boots and ignition coils. Think I could frankenstein a newgen plug boot onto a pregen coil? I like the mounting I have now but I want the boots to play nice with the newgen head. Got a link handy for that cleaning/PM DIY you put together, pretty please?

No problem, but I'd go with the CoPs conversation as I've done. They offer hotter spark, which allows you to open the spark plug gap, less things to wrong too.

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Even bad plugs should do something, unless they are totally shot.

Did you renew the HT leads, and disassemble the caps?

Make sure you disassemble the caps, and clean them, and yes the caps get cruddy.

Here my write-up,

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Short explanation: The inside of the hard plastic caps accumulate crud the can short out the spark. This can cause rough running or failure to start. Every time you do any work on the bike: remove them disassemble and clean them and renew the wires or at least the connections.

The long Explanation, Warning engineering information can cause Drowsiness.
The ancient cylinder design of the engine dictates that the spark emanate form the center of the combustion chamber. In order to get it there, the plugs had to be located down deep in a well between the cams. This well is a perfect place for dirt and moisture to accumulate. Then because there is no cooling water at this point the metal around the plug runs very hot. Surround this with the large amount of cool metal and you have a recipe for condensation. Now K did drill a drain hole between the fins to help (a little) but it often gets plugged up.

The moisture boils off the base of the plug and the vapor condenses on the cool plastic cap and the plug insulator. This moisture forms a easier path for the electrons to ground than jumping the gap at the plug to make a spark. Misfire.
This issue is right up there with Pilot jets as a cause of trouble.
Here's some pictures that might be helpful. I took these when I replaced the wires themselves, as it was a good time for a write-up, and the wires were OEM from 1998.

Wires are just 7mm copper core, with clear silicone jacket









IMPORTANT NOTICE: make sure to use a proper screwdriver, make sure it fits, as the parts are made of brass inside the spark plug caps





Important notice: the wire must be screwed on the spark plug cap, note the screw like object inside the spark plug cap?



Important notice: be careful to not loose the ferrules on the HT leads, these keep the wire from falling out of the coil. Below is an example of ferrules on a pressure fitting, looks familiar?





There's the write-up on the caps
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Old February 3rd, 2018, 05:06 PM   #8060
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No problem, but I'd go with the CoPs conversation as I've done. They offer hotter spark, which allows you to open the spark plug gap, less things to wrong too.
Thanks for getting back with me. Too late though. Bike sold a while ago. The pregen coils work great with newgen leads and boots.
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