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Old 08-23-2014, 01:13 AM   #1
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ninja 250 quick question

My bike is sitting outside and I cant ride it since I broke my hand.
I have notice that I'm losing gas probably because the sun ( evaporatin ?)
There is any way I can stop the gas flow?
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is 2 months = long term?
i filled it with gas cuz i thought its better at least to start it sometimes
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I have an older Ninja that my kids ride. If they don't turn the fuel off when parked overnight fuel drains into the motor. End up with gas in the oil. The fix has been just to turn the fuel off.
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I have an older Ninja that my kids ride. If they don't turn the fuel off when parked overnight fuel drains into the motor. End up with gas in the oil. The fix has been just to turn the fuel off.
well that was my question at first.
how do i turn it off?
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well that was my question at first.
how do i turn it off?
you can't turn off the fuel on the newer 250s - there's no "off" setting.

but with the petcock in the "on" position, fuel won't actually flow unless there is a vacuum on the vacuum line (like when the engine is running). the other setting ("prime") bypasses the vacuum valve so you can drain the fuel tank (or refill the carb float bowls if you previously drained them).

the petcock is under a panel on the left side lower rear edge of the fuel tank.
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