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Old 10-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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Question Bike wont start!

Yesterday while riding on the highway my 2007 Ninja 250R just died and I had to cruise to a stop. .I tried turning it back on with choke, reserve fuel switched on, without choke and the bike cranks but will not start. I took the bike apart and I checked the spark plugs. Both spark plugs spark up. Any ideas on what it is?? I really want to get this fixed and ride my baby
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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When that happened to me thought it was battery then ended up being my stator . All that stuff ok on your bike ?
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #4
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When that happened to me thought it was battery then ended up being my stator . All that stuff ok on your bike ?
Will the spark plugs work if the Stator isn't working?

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That's not a bad suggestion. Ill check it out tomorrow after I buy an automotive test light.
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did you try to bump start it?
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:58 PM   #6
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did you try to bump start it?
I tried to but I can't get the bike up to second gear without it going to Neutral after first.
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more info..

does it go like this if so its the Battery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4uGpormN5E
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Its not the sidestand switch. I went and charged the battery and it still wont start, but when I try to start it in any gear the bike jerks forward. Any more ideas??
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You need 4things

Spark
Fuel
Compression
And all at the right time

I would go with Fuel since you have spark and the other 2 usually are there

Consider a spary of engine starting fluid - careful its dangerous
If it fires and dies then its fuel andyou can start tracing that down from the flow out of the tank to the carb to investigatinmg the carb
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You need 4things

Spark
Fuel
Compression
And all at the right time

I would go with Fuel since you have spark and the other 2 usually are there

Consider a spary of engine starting fluid - careful its dangerous
If it fires and dies then its fuel andyou can start tracing that down from the flow out of the tank to the carb to investigatinmg the carb
Carb cleaner will also work well enough to make the engine bark if there is spark.

OP, Engines can stop running for a variety of reasons, start with the easy ones. You've checked for spark and it's okay. Now check for fuel going to the carbs. Petcock vacuum operated? Enough gas in the tank? A charging system failure can stop an engine from running, but the engine should restart with a recharged battery or a boost.

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How can I check if fuel is actually going to the carbs? I'll try the starter spray. And about the fuel. I have enough because I put in 3.5 gallons before the entered the highway.
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you can replace the fuel line to your carbs with a clear fuel line, or run fuel straight in as a test
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If that has a vacum operated fuel petcock, try putting it in the prime position.
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Did it die like you just hit the kill switch or did it run crappy and lose power before dying?
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It died like I hit the kill switch. I tried the starter spray into the air intake but it still didn't start.
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