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Old 06-29-2011, 10:45 AM   #21
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the 250s are notorius for running rough in low rpms and sometimes idle, most guys change out the jets to smooth it out, its possible the bike has been modded and something is incorrect, or you could have a cracked fuel line or bad gasket/seal in the carbs. I would take it to Patrick or Metric Cycles , they are both very competent and its proabably gonna be an easy fix if it runs okay right now. Those bikes are very simple to work on.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:56 AM   #23
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You should just sell it to me, nice and cheap since it has issues ya know


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Old 06-29-2011, 10:59 AM   #24
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Water it every day until it grows into a 600 - add miracle grow if you want a 1000.
When you say the choked is closed you need to open it after the bike warms up. Are you going through a warm up period or just jumping on it and taking off? If you're riding around with the choke closed it probably will smell like gasoline. Is the inside of the exhaust black and fuzzy looking? Or just call the guy you bought it from and ask him what he did since he never had a problem.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:01 AM   #25
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For a shop, Patrick. On a serious budget, try Chad, themagicman, he can get that thing tip top in no time. PM me if you need a number. Ninja cards take maybe 2 hrs to go thru if you've never done them before. 1 hour if you know the drill. My old 250 would clog the pilot jets about every 3 - 6 months so I did it myself 3-4 times.

I'd not blame the prior owner...carbed bikes can develop issue all on their own in no time.
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should get the bike inspected before buying.

not after.
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should i be opening the choke at every start up?? could that be why i have a low rough idle upon initial start up??
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:32 PM   #30
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should i be opening the choke at every start up?? could that be why i have a low rough idle upon initial start up??
no , if you are riding it on a regular basis .
Codl days , it is usually necessary on first start.
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should i be opening the choke at every start up?? could that be why i have a low rough idle upon initial start up??
As was stated above, you shouldn't need the choke unless it's cold outside.
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You should attend one of Motorcycles Unlimited's basic maintenance classes, you will come away with alot of knowledge of the workings of a bike and how to perform basic maintenance.
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you got an internal combustion engine right between your legs. its going to smell like gasoline. haha.

but in all seriousness, doesnt sound like a big problem. the guys on this forum wont steer you wrong.
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Are you sure the choke isn't on?
It's the lever on the l/h handlebar, and it should be all the way forward.
If you'd like swing by and I'll look at the bike and can tell you what's going on, no charge.
thats what I was thinking
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:17 PM   #37
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one thing to the OP and any one else.... when you buy a used bike (ALWAYS TAKE IT FOR INSPECTION AND TUNE UP!!!)
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one thing to the OP and any one else.... when you buy a used bike (ALWAYS TAKE IT FOR INSPECTION AND TUNE UP!!!)
Says who?
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Should have asked for the Bike Fax! Lol jk hope you get it worked out
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Says who?
well.... working with cars I always tell my customer to have the vehicle checked out before buying... we dont have Bikefox with bikes so it would be a good idea to take it to a local shop (like Motorcycles Unlimited) to have it looked over to make sure he's getting a great bike for the money that he's spending.. right?? so if he doesn't know whats been done to the bike? when was the last oil change? and tune ups... it would be a great Idea to do some services before riding the out of it.

"Take care of your bike and the bike will take care of you" well.. thats what they say with cars...
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