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Forum: Ninja 250R
10-19-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,306
Posted By williamr

Your technique is sort of fine, but at 40 mph you...

Your technique is sort of fine, but at 40 mph you should propbably be entering the urn in 3rd gear under power, after having slowed o the brakes and downshifted before entering the turn.

Downhill...
Forum: Ninja 250R
10-19-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,558
Posted By williamr

If the clutch is slipping then tightening it is...

If the clutch is slipping then tightening it is axactley the wrong thing to do,

Use the adjuster on the cable end as it enters the lever to set 2mm of slack (bare cable visible when tension is put...
Forum: Ninja 250R
10-11-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,266
Posted By williamr

OK. I'll try to help. Your three wires are...

OK. I'll try to help.

Your three wires are tail light, brake light and ground. Without a circuit diagram I don't know the colours, but I'd guess that the black/yellow is ground and the red is the...
Forum: General Tech
03-14-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,821
Posted By williamr

Not something I'd trust on a silencer. It usually...

Not something I'd trust on a silencer. It usually peels off pretty easy once it's set. Just use a sharp blade to lift it.

Rob
03-14-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By williamr

It's more about the throttle and progressive...

It's more about the throttle and progressive loading of the motor than absolute rev limits, and it's just as important not to let the revs drop too low, especially in the higher gears.

My own...
Forum: Off Topic
02-25-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By williamr

Fine grade wet and dry lubricated with thin oil...

Fine grade wet and dry lubricated with thin oil seems to work OK for wrinkles.

Rob
02-21-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,367
Posted By williamr

Hi Radar Sorry you're having such a struggle...

Hi Radar

Sorry you're having such a struggle with your bike, but it just proves what many of us have been saying. The comment from the guy with the 1500 about the 600's performance shows how...
Forum: General Tech
02-16-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By williamr

The petrol that we use for the outboards ,...

The petrol that we use for the outboards , especially the 4 horse for the tender, gets little use and may sit in containers for three or four years.

Last year, servicing them, I had no problems at...
Forum: General Tech
02-15-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By williamr

Cleaning the jets, fresh gas, whatever is just...

Cleaning the jets, fresh gas, whatever is just pissing about initally.

The bike runs with the Tap off, and stops when it's on. So the engine, carbs and ignition system are all basically OK, as is...
02-15-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,213
Posted By williamr

Up to a point, the smaller the bike that you...

Up to a point, the smaller the bike that you start on, the better a rider you'll eventually become. For the States a 250, or even a 2-stroke 125 if you can find a legal one, with about 25 - 30 bhp is...
Forum: Off Topic
02-15-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,475
Posted By williamr

My wife starts chemo next week for CTCL. It's...

My wife starts chemo next week for CTCL. It's taken three years to diagnose, which apparently is better than average. It's currently incureable, but can be treated and suppressed - perhaps for quite...
Forum: General Tech
01-25-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,862
Posted By williamr

As the ER-6f (Ninja 650) and ER-6n are the same...

As the ER-6f (Ninja 650) and ER-6n are the same bike apart from a few bits of plastic there isn't much point in having separate sub-forums.

With the rubber engine mounts on the 09 you shouldn't...
Forum: Off Topic
01-25-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By williamr

Quite right too. The operators of the mall should...

Quite right too. The operators of the mall should have a cell 'phone jamming device in operation to prevent people from hurting themselves texting or talking when they should have been shopping.
...
Forum: Off Topic
01-19-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By williamr

You can't compare a litre bike with a 675. That...

You can't compare a litre bike with a 675. That said, the Daytona has only fractionally less power than the RC-51, but with peak torque not coming in until around 11,000 rpm it takes a different...
Forum: Off Topic
01-18-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By williamr

I think he thought that I felt insulted by...

I think he thought that I felt insulted by Dragone's post.

I wasn't lol.

I might wrong anyway. I do hope though, that English isn't carlover's first language.

Rob
01-18-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 55,195
Posted By williamr

Yep. The guys who get bored with a 250 after...

Yep.

The guys who get bored with a 250 after a couple of months haven't learned to ride it. They get confident well before they've actually got skilled. Getting a bit bored is probably inevitable,...
Forum: Off Topic
01-14-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By williamr

Pics when I get it. About 6 weeks. Take me a...

Pics when I get it. About 6 weeks. Take me a couple of days to fit all the extra bits before I take pictures.

My first big bike was an ex track bike I bought in 1968 and made road legal by fitting...
Forum: Off Topic
01-13-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By williamr

New Bike

This is a sort of goodbye thread, although I'll still be dropping in from time to time to make sure that you're all behaving and not encouraging newbies to buy big bikes and fit HIDs.

I've ordered...
Forum: General Tech
12-31-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,708
Posted By williamr

Be aware also of the relationship between the...

Be aware also of the relationship between the calipers and the master cylinder. Too large a piston in the master cylinder will give you very firm brakes (very little lever travel) but requiring a lot...
Forum: General Tech
12-09-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,468
Posted By williamr

Most likely air in the system. Also worth...

Most likely air in the system. Also worth checking the master cylinder seal as this would allow fluid to pass back into the resevoir without actual loss.

Rob
Forum: General Tech
11-09-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By williamr

Almost certainly a high tension issue. Spray the...

Almost certainly a high tension issue. Spray the coils, HT leads and plug caps (no leads and caps it it's stick coils) with WD-40 to get any moisture out of the system. It might make things worse for...
Forum: General Tech
11-04-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By williamr

OK. So we have a bike that starts and idles...

OK.

So we have a bike that starts and idles normally, but seems to lack the power to pull away.

Start with the carb. The idle system must operate normally, but a blocked main jet or split...
Forum: General Tech
11-03-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By williamr

Sounds normal to me. Apply enough throttle to...

Sounds normal to me. Apply enough throttle to take the revs to about 2K and ease the clutch gently. If it's in a high gear, then revving and dropping the clutch is more likely to stall it than spin...
Forum: General Tech
11-03-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By williamr

I've always used a plastic bottle cut down one...

I've always used a plastic bottle cut down one side with a big jubilee clip as a ring compressor, but on singles you can just hold the rings by hand as you ease the piston in to the bore.

You need...
11-03-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By williamr

In AUS learners have to start on a 250, depending...

In AUS learners have to start on a 250, depending on the state, then take a reasonably thorough test before moving to an intermediate bike. As the OP says, he's still got to ride the intermediate...
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