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    ZZR250 not firing up

    Derek Ball got it running yesterday after 7 months in storage. It had very little fuel in it so my next step as per his instructions was to fill it up and run it around for a 100 or so k's before changing the oil.

    So I go to start it today and it wont fire up. I gave Derek a quick call and he sent me off to get new fuel and injector cleaner. I just did that and still no love.

    All up I've tried cranking it for a few minutes... I'm afraid trying much longer... the NEW battery is already seeming like it's unhappy with all this effort.

    Any suggestion before I call him back over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJ View Post
    Derek Ball got it running yesterday after 7 months in storage. It had very little fuel in it so my next step as per his instructions was to fill it up and run it around for a 100 or so k's before changing the oil.

    So I go to start it today and it wont fire up. I gave Derek a quick call and he sent me off to get new fuel and injector cleaner. I just did that and still no love.

    All up I've tried cranking it for a few minutes... I'm afraid trying much longer... the NEW battery is already seeming like it's unhappy with all this effort.

    Any suggestion before I call him back over?
    100% guaranteed to be blocked jets (carby). There would have been crap in the fuel tank, and filling it with fuel would have sloshed the crap around. I've had it happen to me.

    Carby will have to be pulled apart and jets unblocked.
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    Can I fix it with a baseball bat or other blunt instrument?

    Maybe a molotov?

    I'm as mechanically literate as a potato (and not THE potato) so any simple fix is an impossible fix.

    I also own no tools for the above reason.

    *Edit: I turned the fuel thing to 'primer'... had some love for about 1/2 a second (puff... puff...) then back to just cranking and sounding sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJ View Post
    Can I fix it with a baseball bat or other blunt instrument?

    Maybe a molotov?

    I'm as mechanically literate as a potato (and not THE potato) so any simple fix is an impossible fix.

    I also own no tools for the above reason.
    I didn't want to be rude and assume your level of mechanical ability but yeh, you're going to need to get him back. It's not a difficult job, just fiddly.

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    Thanks, that's probably my only option. Appreciated

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    Told the bitch it's going to scrap yard... that frightened it into starting!!!

    It sat at what sounded (and looked on the taco) like 500rpm for about 1 minute then gradually worked its way up to a respectable idol

    I'm taking this bitch up and down the neighborhood to give it the spanking it earned while it still lets me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJ View Post
    Told the bitch it's going to scrap yard... that frightened it into starting!!!

    It sat at what sounded (and looked on the taco) like 500rpm for about 1 minute then gradually worked its way up to a respectable idol

    I'm taking this bitch up and down the neighborhood to give it the spanking it earned while it still lets me!
    If you're going to leave the bike to sit for extended periods of time, fill the fuel tank to the brim with petrol and put some fuel stabiliser in (Supercheap Auto).

    Full of petrol stops rust forming in the tank which can block your jets and fuel stabiliser means the fuel won't go off.
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    If you've got it running, whack a bit of F10 fuel treatment (Repco) through it. Should clean it up a bit and it's a stabiliser too should you decide to leave it again for a while.


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    Or you could've just messaged me and I would have helped you out for free. As I restored the bike to an as new standard over a two year period I know it inside out and back to front, sounds to me like you didn't prep it properly for extended period of idleness and then forgot to prime the fully refurbished and rebuilt carbs correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK'N'BLU View Post
    Or you could've just messaged me and I would have helped you out for free. As I restored the bike to an as new standard over a two year period I know it inside out and back to front, sounds to me like you didn't prep it properly for extended period of idleness and then forgot to prime the fully refurbished and rebuilt carbs correctly.
    We've all been green at one point mate. I only know what I know due to learning from mistakes

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    ZZR250 not firing up

    Not having a dig, just saying I'm happy to help and save expensive call outs. I know it's minty and reliable as I built it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK'N'BLU View Post
    Not having a dig, just saying I'm happy to help and save expensive call outs. I know it's minty and reliable as I built it.
    Thanks mate - don't like to bother you as your obligations as seller ended when I bought it and rode away! Very kind of you to say you could help out though. Bike has been great other than 7 months storage making it a bit grumpy. I had a brand new CBR300 in USA and after coming back to this old thing, it feels like it would actually flog the CBR300 - else it's just the 13k redline making it a hoot to ride.
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    Get on ninjette wiki,
    Order correct factory pro stage carb kit
    Go to Reoco and order can of Thrrebond cleaner conditioner,
    Foam uni filter,
    Learn heaps

    Then enjoy 180kph 31rwhp instead of 26.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aufitt View Post
    Get on ninjette wiki
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    Also http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Main_Page is a great resource
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