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Old August 28th, 2008, 02:23 PM   #1
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Directory of all 250R DIY threads on

Here is a directory of all DIY ("do-it-yourself") threads for the 2008+ Ninja 250r here on If you see a thread that you think should be included in here please PM me and I'll add it to this post.

General Maintenance

Lifting the bike onto stands

How to keep screws organized during maintenance

DIY: Changing Tires on the 250R

DIY: Building Your Own Tire-Changing Station

DIY: Tire Mounting Stand by RojoRacing

DIY: How to balance tires/wheels with limited tools

DIY: Building a maintenance stand for wheels

DIY: Building an engine stand

DIY: Removing the fairings

DIY: How to Remove the Gas Tank

DIY: Super-Secure Gas Tank Holder (for when your tank is removed)

DIY: Oil Change

Motorcycle Oil Info

DIY: How to lube and adjust the 250R Clutch Cable

DIY: Cleaning/lubing speedometer cable

DIY: Lengthening Ninja 250 OEM Clutch Cable 5mm

DIY: How to Clean/Lube Chain

DIY: Scottoiler vSystem (automatic chain oiler)

DIY: Chain Adjustment and Rear Wheel Alignment

DIY: 600 Mile Service

DIY: Valve Adjustment (with video!)

DIY: Checking valve lash

DIY: Adjusting Valves on '08+ 250r (WITH Pictures)

DIY: Valve Shim Matrix (spreadsheet help)

DIY: How To Change/Replace Your Coolant

DIY: Replacing the clutch cable

DIY: Replacing the fork seals, dust seals and fork oil

DIY: Fixing The Buzzing/Rattling Clutch Lever

Carburetor and Jetting

08 Stock Jetting Specs

Jetting Database

Keihin Needle Spreadsheet

DIY: Getting the jets just right, step-by-step

DIY: Carb Syncing

DIY: EFI Install Walkthrough

DIY: Accessing and adjusting idle mixture screws

DIY: Shimming the Carb Needles... Is it for You?

DIY hint: Read this before shimming the carb needles. Really.

DIY: Shimming the carb needles

DIY: Changing jets WITHOUT removing the carburetors

DIY: Remove carbs in under 10 mins [Video!]

DIY: Drilling your carburetor slides

DIY: Carb Work on 2008 Ninja 250 carbs

DIY: Cleaning the Carburetor - Clogged jets

DIY: Cleaning the Carburetor (external link)

DIY: Cleaning Secret Passages in the Carburetor

DIY: Rebuilding the Keihin CVK Carburetor (external link)

Sounds (Testing) of Good & Bad CV Carb Diaphragm

DIY: Removing the Kleen Air System Hoses and Plugging the Holes on a 08 250R

DIY: Emission block off plate

DIY: Removing the air filter box

DIY: Removing the Snorkel


DIY: Sprocket Swap

DIY: Replacing the Clutch

DIY: Replacing the Chain

Frame / Suspension

DIY: Adjusting the rear shock preload

DIY: How to lower the front end (raising the forks)

DIY: Lowering the back with Roaring Toyz lowering links

DIY: Removing Fork Caps/Pistons and Springs

DIY: Installing Front Fork Preload Spacers

DIY: Slingshot Racing Preload Adjusters

DIY: home-made preload adjuster

DIY: Installing Andreani Grp Cartridges

DIY: Installing GSX-R Rear Shock

DIY: Rojoracing53's Front-end Suspension setup for track use

DIY: How to install an aftermarket upper triple clamp

DIY: Adjusting Fork Alignment

DIY: 250R steering damper

DIY: eBay Steering damper install

DIY: Sato Rearsets Installation

DIY: Another Type of Rearsets Installed

DIY: Installing a Corbin seat

DIY: Hard locking saddlebags (luggage)

DIY: Another Hardlocking Saddlebags w/ Quicklock

DIY: Yet Another, Another Hardlocking Saddlebag Mount

DIY: Installation of the Givi SBX-401 hard luggage racks.

DIY: Installation of the Givi HR-4 Monokey rack

DIY: Shogun No Cut Crash Kit Installation

DIY: Installing R&G Racing Crash Protectors

DIY: T-Rex Frame Sliders and Spools

DIY: Carrying extra fuel

Braking System

DIY: Installing a ZX-6R Master Cylinder

DIY: Relocating the rear brake reservoir

DIY: Replacing the Front Rotor

DIY: Replacing the Rear Rotor

DIY: SS Brake Lines and EBC HH pads

DIY: Spiegler stainless steel front brake line install

DIY: Apex stainless steel front brake line install

DIY: Replacing Brakepads (Video!)


DIY: Area P quiet core SS Exhaust Install

DIY: Area P Quiet Module Install

DIY: Full Yoshi Install

DIY: Installing Zartan's replacement exhaust hanger

DIY: Installing AreaP Exhaust Hanger

DIY: Installing Evotech Exhaust Hanger

Electrical and Lighting

DIY: What Electrical Items Can be Used and Not Overload the Battery?

DIY: Replacing the Headlight Bulbs

DIY: HID Headlight Conversion

DIY: HID retrofit kit (Tri's)

DIY: Another HID kit from "TheRetrofitSource"

DIY: BKMOTO BiXenon HID projectors with angel eyes halos

DIY: LED Aux/Driving lights install (Mondomotos MM10)

DIY: Replace the '08+ CDI (Ignitor) with the '88-94 CDI

DIY: Troubleshooting '08+ CDI with '88-94 Service Manual

DIY: Keyless Ignition for 08 250

DIY: Dynojet Autotune How-To with PCV

DIY: Installing Koso Gauges

DIY: Vapor Trail Tech Gauges

DIY: Installing an Auxiliary Fuse Block

DIY: Installing a Daytona Temperature Gauge

DIY: Installing a Comagination Headlight Modulator

DIY: Installing Halos

DIY: How to create Daytime Running Lights on a 2 wire system

DIY: Ebay universal gear indicator

DIY: Installing Mirror-Mounted Turn Signals

DIY: Installing Universal Mirrors with turn signal leds (2)

DIY: Installing eBay universal fit / Bike It Trojan Style Indicator Mirrors

DIY: 250R Hazard Lights!

DIY: Relocating the rear turn signals

DIY: Double Blinker Speed

DIY: Installing No-Cut Diode kit from

DIY: Adding LED's (footpeg turn signals, brake light strips, front signals)

DIY: LED flexible tape - additional brake lights

DIY: VEX inspired LED turn signals

DIY: How to install LED front turn signals & relay

DIY: Convert stock signals to flushmount

DIY: Shorten stock turn signals

DIY: Installing the Bikemonkey Integrated LED tail light (an alternate version)

DIY: Integrated Tail Light (cool way)

DIY: Proton Flush Mounts

DIY: Yamaha R6/R1 flush mounts!

DIY: P&P Brake Light Modulator

DIY: Rear Brake Light Flasher

DIY: Strobing Brakelight

DIY: eBay zowwie438 Brake Light Modulator

DIY: Installing a Scorpio i800 Alarm

DIY: Installing Spy 5000m Alarm Remote Start

DIY: Installing Spy 5000m Alarm (new version)

DIY: Installing Gorilla 8017 Alarm System

DIY: How to add an accessory plug for heated clothing or battery tender

DIY: Hot Grips Heated Grips Install

DIY: Integrated jumper cables

DIY: Adding a 12V power outlet

DIY: Adding a clock and ambient temperature gauge

DIY: Another GPS mount solution - "Erector-RAM"

DIY: GPS + Ipod audio solution

DIY: GPS Tether

DIY: Installing a FIAMM Freeway Blaster Horn

DIY: FIAMM Freeway Blaster Low Tone installation (alternate location)

DIY: Installing Wolo Badboy / Stebel Nautilus Horn

DIY: Building in-helmet headphones

DIY: GoPro POV helmet mounting

Hand/Foot Controls

DIY: Woodcraft Clipon Install

DIY: Driven Clip On Install

DIY: less than $100 Clip-ons

DIY: Weighted Bar Ends for Clipons for FREE!!! (almost)

DIY: Zip-tie Throttle Tube Mod

DIY: Installing Pazzo Adjustable Levers

DIY: Bikers Rear sets

DIY: Bikers Rearsets Installation Video

Cosmetic Mods

DIY: Modifying the rear fender

DIY: R&G Tail Tidy / Fender Eliminator

DIY: Rumble Concepts Fender Eliminator

DIY: Hotbodies Fender Eliminator

DIY: Jardine Fender Eliminator

DIY: Yamaha tire hugger modification and install

DIY: CBR 250 Hugger install on 08+ Ninja 250r

DIY: Using the Passenger Pegs as Front Pegs

DIY: Polishing Your Rims

DIY: Recovering seats with Custom Seat Creations Seat Covers

DIY: How to Reshape Your Seat For More Comfort

DIY: Installing a Puig Double Bubble Windscreen

DIY: Painting the Stock Windscreen

DIY: SW-Motech mirror extenders

DIY: Custom Mirror extenders made easy

DIY: $10 Newgen Mirror Extenders

DIY: Applying Vinyl Graphics

DIY: Custom Vinyl

DIY: Painting a Damaged Bike

DIY: Fairing Crack Repair

DIY: Hotbodies Racing Undertail Install (Ninja 250R)

DIY: Sportisi Fiberglass Undertail

DIY: Fixing Scratches in Polished Metals
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