I just purchased a 2009 Yamaha V-Star 950. Has anyone had to have their clutch lever adjusted in for a better grip?
Stall in Neutral and 1st Gear - Ninja 250
I'm very new motorcycle and just recently got a 2009 ninja 250 with 2600 miles on it. I have only been on it about six times, since weather is getting colder. The first two times I rode the bike, it was fine. But later I noticed when I start in first gear and trying to give it gas, it slowly went into stall. I tried it couple more times and the same thing happened. I believe I got the friction zone down pretty well. I also noticed if I just keep in the friction zone with no gas for awhile and eventually the problem goes away. I did check the throttle play and clutch play and they both seem ok. I still need to check my air filter. Any other things I should look into that might cause this problem. Oh, the idle speed is set at 1300 rmp. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
engine piston compatibility between year models
by Evan Westervelt
(Demorest, Georgia. USA)
i have a 2001 kawasaki ninja 250. and one of the pistons somehow got a hold blown through it. i believe it melted. (its a long story) but i found an add on ebay for a whole set with the pistons and the cylinders.
but it is off of a 2009 bike. (mine is a 2001) they look almost the same other than on my bike the little round dimples in the head of the piston to allow the valves to come in, mine have a small raised area in the middle of each dimple. (i couldnt attach a pic so i made a criagslist listing with pics on it(only thing i could think of)) but the ones on the 2009 model dont have the little raised area. any thoughts if this will work or not? it will save me aprox. $200 if i can get this part. thanks in advance!
this is the link to the pictures
making sharp turns from a stop
I have been wanting to ride a motorcycle since I was little and I finally decided it was the time (I'm 45 now). I took the MSF class and passed with flying colors. It was great. I was riding on a 125cc. The instructors told me I was a natural. Well after much discussion with many riders, they convinced me to start on a bigger bike because I would be bored with a 250 within weeks. I bought a Suzuki boulevard 800cc bike and its beautiful!!! But my god am I terrified of making sharp turns. I have had her in a parking lot two times but just do not feel comfortable turning....can anyone help??? I find it extremely confusing to be giving the bike gas while foot is on brake...
Buy or Ride
My husband is wanting to do a trans-America tour next year. We have heard some people advise me to ride with him, but I feel like it would be more enjoyable for me to ride my own. Thoughts?