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Old October 10th, 2020, 05:12 PM   #1
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Hello From Vancouver Island

Good afternoon, all. Happy to join the forum, as I have just picked up a 2010 250R that needs some love. It had a minor incident, so needs a bit of attention to the plastics, and the fuel system is gummed up from sitting for a few years. All pretty normal stuff.

I bought this bike for my wife, who recently surprised me by suggesting that it might be time for her to learn how to ride. This after 25 years of this being a solo pursuit for me! I wasn't going to miss an opportunity like that, so when this bike came up a couple days later, I decided to jump on it right away. The bonus to this is that it will be a shared project with 17-year-old son. Should be fun!

One quick question-- Is there an easy way to find a digital copy of the service manual for this bike? I'll also pick up a hard copy, as I like to have those right at hand, but a digital copy is always handy, and having it ASAP will help me get going on the work until the hard copy arrives.

Anyway, thanks in advance for all the value I know I will receive from this forum. I've been wrenching on Moto Guzzis for years, but this is the first Kawasaki I have owned for a long time, and I'll certainly need some help. I do have a history with Big K, though, as my first street bike was a '78 KZ650SR, and I also owned a '99 Nomad that I bought new.

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Old October 10th, 2020, 05:33 PM   #2
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Old October 11th, 2020, 10:50 PM   #3
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Old October 12th, 2020, 08:55 AM   #4
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Welcome...from Vancouver Island

Hi Shaun. Our stories are very similar. I'm up the road from you in Campbell River. Like you, I'm new to this forum too. And I also just picked up a 2010 Ninja 250R, a couple of months ago. My bike also needs some TLC, been dropped/crashed on both sides, but it runs very well. I'm slowly repairing fairings, straightening out bent components, and making some upgrades. Lots of fun. Hope your wife enjoys the bike. In my opinion, it's a blast to own and to ride.

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Old October 12th, 2020, 09:34 AM   #5
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Old October 13th, 2020, 05:13 PM   #6
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Old October 13th, 2020, 06:37 PM   #7
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Old October 15th, 2020, 06:34 PM   #8
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Old October 18th, 2020, 12:56 AM   #9
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Sincere thanks for the kind welcome, everyone! I'm really looking forward to getting to know more about these bikes.

Paul, it does indeed sound like our stories are similar! I'm in CR all the time, so I'm sure we'll meet up at some point.

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Old October 18th, 2020, 06:19 AM   #10
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Sounds good Shaun. Did you ever find a digital service manual ? I downloaded a free copy from www.manualslib.com. And posts a pic of you bike !

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Old October 18th, 2020, 09:02 AM   #11
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Sounds good Shaun. Did you ever find a digital service manual ? I downloaded a free copy from www.manualslib.com. And posts a pic of you bike !

Paul
Hi, Paul.

Yes, another member helped me to find one online, and that will hold me over nicely until the hard copy arrives. I managed to find a brand new one in wrapper on Kijiji for $20 (plus shipping).

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