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Old August 4th, 2015, 04:07 PM   #1
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Hello all,
I am new at this forum and driving motorcycle as well, I just purchased 2009 ninja 250 at 4600 miles from local person in central New Jersey! She was second owner she has not performed any maintainance.
Here is what I want to do so far, let me know what is more important if what I should be looking at first!

- need new back tire
-I already cleaned and lubed chain
- fuel gauge is not working
- oil change
- antifreeze seems low

Also another thing I notice sometimes when I keep bike low choke and use throttle it turns off? Why would it do it?
From that list if you guys have any thread link please post up so I can work on it, and if someone lives nearby in Central Jersey what is good place to go for tires, I called two places they estimated me $95 and $150 just labor for tire mount if I bring my own tire to shop!

Please help!
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Old August 4th, 2015, 04:38 PM   #2
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I'd say 30-50 for mount balance if they're putting back together.

Change oil and filter. Carbs might need cleaning since it seems like it sat a lot with that mileage.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 05:27 PM   #3
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Old August 4th, 2015, 05:32 PM   #4
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Seems you need to have the general maintenance done on the bike as well as a possible carb clean. As for the dying, maybe the idle is set too low and it's as simple as that.

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Old August 4th, 2015, 05:35 PM   #5
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Old August 4th, 2015, 05:39 PM   #6
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Sounds like your carburetors need some work, contact @ducatiman he's close by on Long Island for your carburetor needs, and other issues.

Add valve adjustment to your list of things to do, odds are it's never been done.

Personally I recommend Shell Rotella synthetic oil. As the bike uses a wet clutch, if you use the wrong oil, it leads the the clutch slipping.

As with any used bike, you should go thru everything, especially the brakes.

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Hello all,
I am new at this forum and driving motorcycle as well, I just purchased 2009 ninja 250 at 4600 miles from local person in central New Jersey! She was second owner she has not performed any maintainance.
Here is what I want to do so far, let me know what is more important if what I should be looking at first!

- need new back tire
-I already cleaned and lubed chain
- fuel gauge is not working
- oil change
- antifreeze seems low

Also another thing I notice sometimes when I keep bike low choke and use throttle it turns off? Why would it do it?
From that list if you guys have any thread link please post up so I can work on it, and if someone lives nearby in Central Jersey what is good place to go for tires, I called two places they estimated me $95 and $150 just labor for tire mount if I bring my own tire to shop!

Please help!
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Old August 6th, 2015, 06:40 AM   #10
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Thank you for info! Which shell rotella do I get 10w-30? Thanks again for your input!



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Sounds like your carburetors need some work, contact @ducatiman he's close by on Long Island for your carburetor needs, and other issues.

Add valve adjustment to your list of things to do, odds are it's never been done.

Personally I recommend Shell Rotella synthetic oil. As the bike uses a wet clutch, if you use the wrong oil, it leads the the clutch slipping.

As with any used bike, you should go thru everything, especially the brakes.

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Old August 6th, 2015, 06:42 AM   #11
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Old August 6th, 2015, 06:59 AM   #12
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Thank you for info! Which shell rotella do I get 10w-30? Thanks again for your input!
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Old August 6th, 2015, 08:07 AM   #13
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