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Old 02-26-2011, 07:09 PM   #1
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ninja 250 leaking gas

So I was going to purchase a 2000 ninja 250 from this lady. When she started it, it ran but was leaking gas through the bottom of the engine, it looked like it was pouring straight from the engine. When she turned it off, it would stop. I talked to her son and he said he just had the cards cleaned and put them back on. A few people told me that the float might be stuck open instead of closing like it was supposed to, any one else seen this problem? I wanna buy it to street fighter and drive to work, new job 2 miles from home and back street driving, never get above 40 mph so a 250 would be way enough bike. Any one got any ideas?
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:29 PM   #2
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There are plenty of used Ninja 250s out there - no need to buy one with problems. I'd keep looking unless you're getting a great deal on this one.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:34 PM   #3
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:51 PM   #4
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Probably a stuck float.
Those bikes are not difficult to work on.
I'd recommend having it brought by and we'll do a free visual inspection and test drive.
If the carbs are the only issue and the price is right it may still be a good deal
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:08 PM   #5
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the lady said her mechanic said it was a crankshaft seal. her asking price is 900.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:12 PM   #6
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price is right buy it! gas is going up.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:16 PM   #7
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A crankshaft seal? That would cause an oil leak on a vehicle w a pulley... but we're talking a bike here.... id get Motorcycles Unlimited to check it out if you're still interested in it.
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There are no crankshaft seals on that bike.
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I want to take to Motorcycles Unlimited but she lives in Galveston area and will prob not let me just take it in my truck. I will probably stay away since Patrick said there is no crankshaft on that bike.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:44 AM   #10
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No crankshaft SEAL. There is a crankshaft.
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sound like the fuel line has not been put on right or the fuel line to carbs has hole, crack or the carb bowel gasket is not on right.... Been there done that. I rejetted my old gs500 and did all those things.
BUT if the oil is over full. Walk away that means gas in the oil from stuck float
= washed out rings, cam bearing future failure.
Give'm $750. I can fix it in two hours give or take parts and corroded fasteners.
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