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  1. Ninja won't start after carb clean

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi all, I bought this old beat up 2002 Ninja 250 as my first bike about 2 years ago and it ran well for a summer. Last year it had some trouble with idling and this year after sitting all winter (about 4 months) I found that it wouldn't start. I took out and cleaned my carburetors, put the bike...
  2. Engine would die if I rev up in neutral. ok over 2000 rpm

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello guys, I just got my first motorcycle today(used 2011 ninja 250). The first time I start reving it up even after warming up, I have to get it above 2000 rpm very slowly before the throttle starts behaving properly. It idles at 1000 rmp and between 1000 and 2000 rpm, it starts kinda dying...
  3. Is something wrong with my throttle? I need your experienced help.

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm a brand new rider. I got a used 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 250r the a couple of weeks ago and literally went on my first ride yesterday. I have another thread on how I fell and dropped the bike on a turn in another forum so I'll save that for there but this is related... My issue is I'm...
  4. First ride failure

    First Bike / New Rider
    Well, I made an embarassing rookie mistake today... I got my insurance coverage settled, and decided to go take the bike out for a quick ride around the neighborhood. I had planned to stop at a church close by and practice some in the parking lot before heading home. So, I get out, go down my...
  5. She stole my heart

    First Bike / New Rider
    I looked at a 2010 Ninja 250 today. Met up with the lady selling it, she was super nice. The bike was garage kept the whole time she's owned it, new tires, beautiful condition. She took really good care of it. She let my Dad test ride it, since he's more experienced, and he took it down the...
  6. Motorcycle Gear..HELP

    First Bike / New Rider
    So I am taking the BRC this weekend and I believe I am buying a used Ninja 250r from a friend. 1. What are some good brands to look for when purchasing a helmet, gloves, etc.? 2. Is it necessary to buy all the gear including jacket, pants, boots? Or can I get away with a helmet and...
  7. New vs Used for new rider

    First Bike / New Rider
    I am wondering if i should try to get a new bike, especially with most dealers having little business this time of year, or if i should get used. The reason i want new is because i live at home still and can pay it off without much effort, and will help build credit for me (I'm 21 BTW). But the...
  8. Buying first bike

    First Bike / New Rider
    I am buying my first bike within the next few weeks. I was originally planning on buying a ZX-6R until I read through all the forums with people warning others not to start with a 600cc bike. For once I have decided to listen. I am now getting either a 2008+ Ninja 250r or Ninja 650 as those...
  9. Loving my first bike, but when am I ready to upgrade?!

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello fellow riders! Have been riding my new ninja 250 for 2 weeks now and im loving it! Seems that every time I ride it, I learn something new :) Its truly a small, light, and not-so-powerful bike. I chose a small engine to start out safe, and learn the most I could without worrying about...
  10. Time to move up?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Alright, I haven't been on here awhile. I got my 05 ninja EX250 about 3 months ago and have put about 1000 miles on it already. I want to sell it this winter and buy a gixxer 600 6k or newer. I have dumped the bike one time coming around a corner because a deer jumped in front of me in the...
  11. Msf! :d

    First Bike / New Rider
    Ok so today we started our range riding in our MSF course. "OMG i cant belive how fun counter steering is!!!!!" ok now that i got that out. Good news i have made my choice on a bike as far as size and cc gose. In our msf's we are riding 500 buell's WICH i dont like one bit. Very clunkly...
  12. Engine rebuilt -good or bad?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi everbody! I'm looking to buy my first bike and Im looking at a 1994 kawasaki ninja 250. The ad Im looking at says: "6000mi, motor rebuild last summer, new plugs, valves lapped, carb cleaned, etc. May need another carb clean" I know less than nothing about mechanics, so I was just wondering if...
  13. Insurance Price, Need Help!

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi all, my name is Marius, I'm a norwegian guy moving to orlando in 5 weeks, I'm signed up for a MSF course on arrival, then I'm taking my motorcycle endorsement at the DMV and I haven't got my SSN yet, so I was wondering of anybody here could help me out a little with a insurance qoute on a...
  14. Mirrors on Ninja 250

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hi, i ride a 08 Ninja 250 and no matter how i adjust my mirrors i cant see a thing behind me in the same lane. It concnerns me a lot specially when approaching a yellow light. If i make a sudden stop since its yellow i am not sure how close the guy behind me is and will stop as well. I am...
  15. Ride up Kauai Ranch Road on Turkey Day

    Snapshots
    just me and the Ninja... and my little bro with the camera. and his wife with her camera. but still. A truly beautiful day for thanksgiving... and looking out over that sight, I have much to be thankful for.
  16. Help with the choke...!

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello. I am 22, female, and a new owner of a Ninja 250r (2008). I've only owned the bike for a few months, and most of the time it has been in warm climate conditions here in North Carolina. I went to my dealer yesterday and spoke with him about the dropping rpms on my bike due to cold...
  17. Ninja vs. Blast

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello all, How does the Kawasaki Ninja 250 compare to the Buell Blast? I hear the 250 is faster than the 500 Blast. Can anyone verify this either way? How else do they compare? What would be a better first bike for me? I am 5'6" and 170 lbs. (fit, not fat). Would the seat height be an...
  18. trouble with 2001 Ninja 250

    Kawasaki
    I purchased my 2001 with 2300 miles on the odometer. I put new tires, front and back. Changed oil, battery, and air filter. I rode the bike 34 miles to work and home (68 total) two days in a row. On the third day on the way home lost power, put it on reserve and made it to a gas station put 4.1...
  19. Which bike is best?

    General Motorcycle Discussion
    I am about to be a new motorcycle owner. I am 19 and a student in college. I have decided to get a bike because I have always wanted one and it is also financially a much cheaper idea than buying a car. I have fairly minimal experience with bikes. My question is: Which bike should I get? I...
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