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Old 12-27-2009, 09:51 PM   #1
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Ninja 250 Help

Ok my Roommates Sister has a Ninja 250 2007 she's a cool chick and she laid it over about 2 months ago near my parents house in Clear lake and couldnt get it started. She was really upset and didnt want to ride anymore that day even if we could get it started so we pushed it to my moms house.

Well it's been sitting there for two months. I havent been over but I saw the bike and it wasnt bad, no fluids leaking ect. But it wont start and I would love some help for her to figure out wtf is wrong with the bike and to get it running again. Anyone know enough to help me trouble shoot it? Thanks in advance



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Old 12-28-2009, 01:48 AM   #4
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Gas. Ran out of gas or something a turn, causing the fall in the first place.

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Old 12-28-2009, 01:55 AM   #5
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ninja 250's are horrible about starting when they sit up. Probably a combination of stale gas & dirty spark plugs. If it were me, I would shoot just a touch of starting fluid into the airbox while turning it over. Either 1 of 2 things will happen. 1 it will run & problem solved, or 2 it will run & then die meaning you're going to have to clean the carbs becaure you're not getting fuel.
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My ex's 250 was really finicky. If it sat for a while w/o being started, it took a while to get it going again. I had to play with the choke and throttle to get it started. Maybe it needs a carb clean. Plugs? Kill switch
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Gas. Ran out of gas or something a turn, causing the fall in the first place.
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It has plenty of gas.

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My ex's 250 was really finicky. If it sat for a while w/o being started, it took a while to get it going again. I had to play with the choke and throttle to get it started. Maybe it needs a carb clean. Plugs? Kill switch
Kill switch was the first thing I checked and Im hoping someone can look at the carbs or plugs without me having to take it to a shop. I'll admit to never having done carbs before since I'v only owned one non FI bike and it was my first.
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New gas? Has it been sitting with gas the whole time?
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When it was over on its side the bowls emptied.


Would have taken alot of cranking and right amount of on/off throttle to get it running again.

Put new gas in the tank, put a charge to sustain high voltage on the battery while cranking it... Pull off the tank, airbox etc to get to the carbs and spray carb cleaner/brake clean down into the throttles(like two seconds each.) this will help make SOMETHING for the engine to run and ignite off of till the gas can be sucked through the carbs from the bowls.

Reinstall tank or better yet caulk to the side w a hammer etc so you can get to the carbs. Start cranking. If you let off the starter prematurely the bike will die. It may fire up right away but will not run unless you hold the throttle open a little.

Spark plugs fouled/carbs fouled or not, should at least run. You can run some cleaner through the tank and slowly work the jets to try to clean them up a bit but if they are clogged you'd find the need to do that everytime you start it from a cold start. Good news is eventually the gas will clean it up enough when warm/running temp to make it mobile; like to Motorcycles Unlimited or someone w MH sponsor discounts.

If you dont get ignition, you can assume you have compression by noise; spark can be checked by pulling the spark plug out and grounding the threads safely(remember you have fuel around) and cranking the bike or using a spark checker.) Fuel would be the only other concern then. On carbed bikes, ignition is the only thing computer controlled.

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When it was over on its side the bowls emptied.


Would have taken alot of cranking and right amount of on/off throttle to get it running again.

Put new gas in the tank, put a charge to sustain high voltage on the battery while cranking it... Pull off the tank, airbox etc to get to the carbs and spray carb cleaner/brake clean down into the throttles(like two seconds each.) this will help make SOMETHING for the engine to run and ignite off of till the gas can be sucked through the carbs from the bowls.

Reinstall tank or better yet caulk to the side w a hammer etc so you can get to the carbs. Start cranking. If you let off the starter prematurely the bike will die. It may fire up right away but will not run unless you hold the throttle open a little.

Spark plugs fouled/carbs fouled or not, should at least run. You can run some cleaner through the tank and slowly work the jets to try to clean them up a bit but if they are clogged you'd find the need to do that everytime you start it from a cold start. Good news is eventually the gas will clean it up enough when warm/running temp to make it mobile; like to Motorcycles Unlimited or someone w MH sponsor discounts.

If you dont get ignition, you can assume you have compression by noise; spark can be checked by pulling the spark plug out and grounding the threads safely(remember you have fuel around) and cranking the bike or using a spark checker.) Fuel would be the only other concern then. On carbed bikes, ignition is the only thing computer controlled.

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That sounds painful lol She wants to know if you can come do that ^^ lol
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Bowls are dry. Put the petcock on prime, open one of the bowl drain screws till fuel dribbles out, may need 1/2 tank of fuel or more to create enough pressure to flow, tighten it back up and start it up.

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