ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-07-2009, 03:07 PM   #766
HBN OP
is car free
 
HBN's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Alexandria, VA
Oddometer: 11,919
Woah. I'm glad that he is okay (all things considered). I think the reflective vest helps in the rain and at night in terms of visibility. I hope it doesn't make you a target in the day time Damn failure to yield bitches. Hope he makes a speedy recovery with no lasting damage.
__________________
Lost with Mike
Only those that go would know. - WayneJ
12' Ruckus, 01' R1150GS, 75' XL250
HBurgNinja - The Thread | HBN Boondocking the Nation | Beards to Canada
HBN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2009, 11:49 PM   #767
homepettingzoo
dare you to move
 
homepettingzoo's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: staunton
Oddometer: 292
thanks.
he's been raving about his helmet. one of his friends always takes hers off when she rides in states where it's legal. he called her and told her to stop.
__________________
"the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time"
homepettingzoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2009, 11:51 PM   #768
homepettingzoo
dare you to move
 
homepettingzoo's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: staunton
Oddometer: 292
should i synch the carb when i adjust the valves?
__________________
"the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time"
homepettingzoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 01:31 AM   #769
Skippii
Hookers, my lad.
 
Skippii's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Richmond, Va
Oddometer: 6,463
Bluhduh

Quote:
Originally Posted by homepettingzoo
should i synch the carb when i adjust the valves?
Yes. I used to have a carb syncher, but I think my roommate threw it out.
__________________
"I'm half afraid Skippii's bike might actually be a giant hamster ball that he somehow powers around. With ape hangers." -GailCallsMeKarl
Skippii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 04:07 AM   #770
mikeinrichmond
Farkleus Maximus
 
mikeinrichmond's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Richmond, Va
Oddometer: 2,773
Quote:
Originally Posted by homepettingzoo
should i synch the carb when i adjust the valves?
A friend of mine showed me this trick for my 2-fiddy.: Get a long piece of clear plastic tube to hook both carbs to (make sure the diameter makes it snug not loosely fitted), put enough lightweight oil in it so when you hold the pipe in a 'U' shape it fills up the bottom, get it running and watch which way the carbs pull the fluid and turn the carb screw on each one until its right in the middle. It might not be the 'owners manual' way of doing it, but its easy and it works.
__________________
'01 ZG1000 (Big Blue)
COG # 8880
mikeinrichmond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 04:49 AM   #771
HBN OP
is car free
 
HBN's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Alexandria, VA
Oddometer: 11,919
Yup seen it done that way before too for the ninja.
__________________
Lost with Mike
Only those that go would know. - WayneJ
12' Ruckus, 01' R1150GS, 75' XL250
HBurgNinja - The Thread | HBN Boondocking the Nation | Beards to Canada
HBN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 05:21 AM   #772
Gimmeslack
furthur
 
Gimmeslack's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Oddometer: 2,461
http://www.airheads.org/content/view/183/98/

Also, I have a "fancy" balancer. Won't happen before your ride today, but I can loan it to you later if needed.
__________________

"If you hold a cat by the tail, you learn things you cannot learn any other way."

Twain
Gimmeslack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 12:14 PM   #773
homepettingzoo
dare you to move
 
homepettingzoo's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: staunton
Oddometer: 292
help please

i can't get the valves adjusted. i understand how to do it but it's not working. i have, however, mangled a screwdriver in the process. and also, i was trying to change the oil filter and i think that bolt is stripped, or pretty close to it. is there anyone who could help me work on it tomorrow? please.
__________________
"the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time"
homepettingzoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 05:42 PM   #774
HBN OP
is car free
 
HBN's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Alexandria, VA
Oddometer: 11,919
I have not adjusted the valves on my Ninja but have seen others do it. I am willing to ride down tomorrow with Skippii to check things out and see what we can do but I don't get off work till 5:00. Do you have a shop or is this an outdoor affair?

How did you manage to mangle a screwdriver while doing something as delicate as a valve adjustment?

The oil filter bolt on the Ninja is attached to that large circular disc. If it is stripped, or getting there, I would highly recommend ordering a new one. You must use a quality socket wrench or correct size box end wrench in the future to avoid stripping it.
__________________
Lost with Mike
Only those that go would know. - WayneJ
12' Ruckus, 01' R1150GS, 75' XL250
HBurgNinja - The Thread | HBN Boondocking the Nation | Beards to Canada
HBN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 12:07 AM   #775
homepettingzoo
dare you to move
 
homepettingzoo's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: staunton
Oddometer: 292
i have to be in fishersville by 7:15 so i don't know. i made a breakthrough on it today, after talking to one of my coworkers, so i may be able to do it, hopefully without destroying the bike. as for the oil filter and using a socket wrench i would, but kai has my set. i borrowed my best friend's today but it may be a too little, too late situation. i should know by the time you get off if i'll be able to do it myself. thanks for the offer, and i'll keep you posted. oh, and it's an outside deal.
__________________
"the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time"

homepettingzoo screwed with this post 03-09-2009 at 12:13 AM
homepettingzoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 01:45 AM   #776
Skippii
Hookers, my lad.
 
Skippii's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Richmond, Va
Oddometer: 6,463
Quote:
Originally Posted by homepettingzoo
i have to be in fishersville by 7:15 so i don't know. i made a breakthrough on it today, after talking to one of my coworkers, so i may be able to do it, hopefully without destroying the bike. as for the oil filter and using a socket wrench i would, but kai has my set. i borrowed my best friend's today but it may be a too little, too late situation. i should know by the time you get off if i'll be able to do it myself. thanks for the offer, and i'll keep you posted. oh, and it's an outside deal.

The "set" you left here has nothing even close to the socket you need...it doesn't have any metric sizes, let alone ones that small.

I have to be in C-ville at 6:00, but I'm free before then. Give me a call and I'll bring my tools.
__________________
"I'm half afraid Skippii's bike might actually be a giant hamster ball that he somehow powers around. With ape hangers." -GailCallsMeKarl
Skippii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 03:56 AM   #777
HBN OP
is car free
 
HBN's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Alexandria, VA
Oddometer: 11,919
Check out the Ninja 250 site

ninja250.com has some detailed instructions for valve adjustments. Hope you get it sorted out. Have you upgraded your oil to Shell Rotella Synthetic yet?
__________________
Lost with Mike
Only those that go would know. - WayneJ
12' Ruckus, 01' R1150GS, 75' XL250
HBurgNinja - The Thread | HBN Boondocking the Nation | Beards to Canada
HBN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 01:19 PM   #778
Skippii
Hookers, my lad.
 
Skippii's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Richmond, Va
Oddometer: 6,463
I have two new tires, two new sprockets, and a new X-ring chain.

Who wants to help me put them on on Sunday?
__________________
"I'm half afraid Skippii's bike might actually be a giant hamster ball that he somehow powers around. With ape hangers." -GailCallsMeKarl
Skippii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 01:22 PM   #779
H14
I Gotta Go!
 
H14's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Oddometer: 4,165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skippii
I have two new tires, two new sprockets, and a new X-ring chain.

Who wants to help me put them on on Sunday?
I'd like to, I need the practice but I'm working 12's Sat-Mon.
H14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 01:50 PM   #780
HBN OP
is car free
 
HBN's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Alexandria, VA
Oddometer: 11,919
I will be out of town Fri - Sun
__________________
Lost with Mike
Only those that go would know. - WayneJ
12' Ruckus, 01' R1150GS, 75' XL250
HBurgNinja - The Thread | HBN Boondocking the Nation | Beards to Canada
HBN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014