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Old 10-24-2014, 03:27 PM   #1
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need help, choke is not working well in kawasaki ninja 250cc

I bought one week ago kawasaki ninja 259cc 2012, and brought it home but not working...


I live in Galveston and could you advice me any mechanic who will be honest and knows what is the problem and will fix it....


1. the bike was kept in garage durung 3 month or more, so I think to change the fuel from tank and carb.
2. clean carb, sync do setting adjustment and change spark plugs....


thanks for helping....
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Old 10-24-2014, 03:48 PM   #2
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choke problem on ninja 250cc

I bought one week ago kawasaki ninja 259cc 2012, and brought it home but not working...


I live in Galveston and could you advice me any mechanic who will be honest and knows what is the problem and will fix it....


1. the bike was kept in garage durung 3 month or more, so I think to change the fuel from tank and carb.
2. clean carb, sync do setting adjustment and change spark plugs....


thanks for helping....


p.s. maybe I open more than one pages about my rpoblem, sorry
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:55 PM   #3
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I'd be willing to bet that your mechanically operated choke is fully functional, but your idle circuit on your carburetor is clogged up hindering performance. Drain and replace fuel, clean carb, and try again. i suggest using a fuel stabilizer if you're going to let the bike sit for extended periods of time.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:04 PM   #4
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I'd be willing to bet that your mechanically operated choke is fully functional, but your idle circuit on your carburetor is clogged up hindering performance. Drain and replace fuel, clean carb, and try again. i suggest using a fuel stabilizer if you're going to let the bike sit for extended periods of time.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:35 PM   #5
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bring it to my house an ill clean the carbs
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:56 PM   #6
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More than likely carbs are gummed up. Motorcycles Unlimited is a of a drive from Galveston, but good guys up there.
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:03 PM   #7
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Can you describe the problem any better than "not working". Like: tries to fire with choke but does immediately. Or: will run with choke on but will not accept throttle inputs.

A video may help.
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:51 PM   #8
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thanks for suggestions and helping....

I live in Galveston to leave the island for begginer biker is not easy. in galveston, here is the international motorcycke and car service, they told that they will clean carb and doing sync, changing spark plugs, price is around 300$ , is this normal?


tomorrow morning I will empty the tank and carb and pour new fuel, after this I will test my bike.

which fuel is hoif, I have regular and 93, I am a begginer, I never had car or any transport, I bit bike in Manday and also I am a girl and not close to doing this kind if things....
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Does the bike run at all? Did it run when you purchased it, or have you ever heard it run? You might be able to run some supreme gas (93 octane) and some SeaFoam fuel treatment through it, but that may not help if the carb is too fouled up. Do you have basic tools and the mechanical ability to clean the carb yourself?
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you should try to keep this discussion limited to one thread so that those of us replying can work together and know what has already been stated. We can help you out, don't complicate things with multiple threads.

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Like mention probably just the fuel. My sons 250 did the same thing last weekend after sitting for some time. I was able to have it start and idle with the choke but ran like soon as you gave it gas. Drained the fuel, put in new gas, let it idle some, runs like a champ. After a few months gas starts to break down (aka go bad). So just putting in fresh fuel may fix it. If it still runs like , pull the carb off and clean it like mentioned above. New plugs would not hurt.

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i removed fuel from the tank and filled up with 93 gas. connected to car battery with jumper cable. opened choke and tried to start the engine. the moment i would stop helping engine with gas, it would shut down.
had it running in neutral that way for five minutes (was helping it with throtile). when i turned off the choke, engine shut off. i think 5 min was not enough and i need to jump start it again.
do you know what might be the problem? can anyone help me to get it to mechanic in Galveston?
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I can. I have a truck with a ramp & tie downs. Most shops are closed until Tuesday.
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I can. I have a truck with a ramp & tie downs. Most shops are closed until Tuesday.

thank you for respond....
Do you live in Galveston?
here is the motorcycle service, the name is international car and motorcyvle , from my home to this place the distans is around less than one mile...

I do not know should I trust them....
I am lookimg for any other places on island....
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thank you for respond....
Do you live in Galveston?
here is the motorcycle service, the name is international car and motorcyvle , from my home to this place the distans is around less than one mile...

I do not know should I trust them....
I am lookimg for any other places on island....
I don't know the shop. I live in Crosby. If you want to save money I would recommend bringing the bike to someone willing to work on the carbs for free in previous post.
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I don't know the shop. I live in Crosby. If you want to save money I would recommend bringing the bike to someone willing to work on the carbs for free in previous post.


I wish, but I am a begginer and can not ride from island to houston....

if here on forum is anyone who lives in galveston and can help me at list to ride or bring my bike from my home to mechanich would be great for me
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I wish, but I am a begginer and can not ride from island to houston....

if here on forum is anyone who lives in galveston and can help me at list to ride or bring my bike from my home to mechanich would be great for me
I can. If you set it up I will come help transport your bike.
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