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Old 03-17-2017, 03:14 PM   #1
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Sorry to disappoint y'all, but I'm still around. New bike(kinda), new house, new job, so I've been crazy busy. Been having slight issues with the bike too, so I haven't been riding it too much lately. Rpms seem to be climbing a lot faster in the lower gears than they used to before the rebuild. Not 100% sure if in need to adjust the throttle play(cause I've got like... none now), or if it's the idle speed. Tried adjusting the idle speed once already and any lower and it sounds like it's gonna die. Haven't had a lot of time to tinker with it lately, so I've postponed going on any rides until I figure it out. (Feel free to make suggestions) other than that, how is everybody?
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Old 03-17-2017, 03:20 PM   #2
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:44 PM   #4
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:09 PM   #5
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:23 PM   #6
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Ninja 300 is fuel injected.
Ok you might need to sync your throttle bodies
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not quite understanding your issue, but maybe the clutch is slipping.
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Ok you might need to sync your throttle bodies

Didn't think of that. I'll look into it when//if I ever get a day off.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:12 PM   #9
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not quite understanding your issue, but maybe the clutch is slipping.

1st-3rd gear feels like the rpms climb faster. In 1st, she starts around 5.5 when before I was hitting 6-6.5 before i felt it necessary to shift. I feel like I'm going through 1st-3rd very quickly. Granted it's only a 300, but I know how my bike used to ride, and it's definitely off now.
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Valve adjustment?
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Sounds like possibly clutch adjustment.
If you bring it by we can look at it/adjust it if necessary, no charge.
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Symptoms sound clutch to me too
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Old 03-18-2017, 01:09 PM   #13
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Sounds like possibly clutch adjustment.
If you bring it by we can look at it/adjust it if necessary, no charge.

I'll see if I can get out there on my next day off. Thanks Patrick.
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Old 03-18-2017, 01:14 PM   #14
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New career? What job did you get?

I'm working at BreWingz on Katy fwy at the moment. Come by and see me sometime! I'd really love to get some bikes out here. Place looks sad without them.
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Check the throttle cable adjustments on the left side. With the throttle closed, there should be a small amount of slack in each cable. Just enough to be able to push on the cable right before the adjuster, and see the cable move, but not more than about 1/16". If there is no slack, then the "feel" of the throttle may be different, causing the tendency you describe. Also, didn't you write about some damage to the cables? Also be sure there are no sharp bends in the routing.
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As far as the clutch adjustment, be sure the bracket on the right side, where the clutch cable ends - is bolted to the housing correctly. Only two 8 mm bolts hold it in place. Then up at the clutch lever, you should be able to move the lever slightly before any resistance is felt. Where the cable connects to the lever, it should move almost 1/8" before it starts to tighten the clutch cable.
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You make wings better than you ride ? Just asking since the only post you made were of you going down

FYI I don't make them, just serve them. :P and I've posted other stuff, you must have missed it. That's ok, maybe you should come out and see how I ride for yourself.
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As far as the clutch adjustment, be sure the bracket on the right side, where the clutch cable ends - is bolted to the housing correctly. Only two 8 mm bolts hold it in place. Then up at the clutch lever, you should be able to move the lever slightly before any resistance is felt. Where the cable connects to the lever, it should move almost 1/8" before it starts to tighten the clutch cable.

I can drop by tomorrow if you wish.

Not sure what I work tomorrow, but I'll let you know. Been a while since we talked anyways! We're overdue for a visit!
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You make wings better than you ride ? Just asking since the only post you made were of you going down

Also, unlike a lot of people on here, I don't feel the need to comment unless I have something productive to say.
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