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    GPX250/Ninja petcock rebuiild

    I found below video & guide is pretty useful when rebuilding bad worn out petcocks(petrol tank fuel tap).

    http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Rebuilding_the_petcock/fuel_tap#Obtaining_parts
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    Yeah mate, but I ended up tipping six bottles of...

    Yeah mate, but I ended up tipping six bottles of vinegar down the drain not realizing I could've reused it for cleaning other stuff like the box full of rusted bolts and nuts. :)
    Too late now. :))...
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    Tank rust removal with Vinegar

    Hey Guys,

    I managed to remove all(well..most) of the rust inside the tank using
    few 2L bottles of white vinegar.

    I basically poured the crap into the tank and left it for around three days,...
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    Thanx mate.

    Thanx mate.
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    Once the engines warmed up, the noise isn't that...

    Once the engines warmed up, the noise isn't that bad, but can't say for sure whether it goes away.
    The noise is more obvious and annoying on cold idling engine as you saw in the video.
    i dropped...
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    Cool, thanx. I will have to do it then. The oil...

    Cool, thanx. I will have to do it then. The oil and filter in it came with it, so it's worth draining it and having a look
    I wouldn't have a clue how the previous owner maintained it or whether he...
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    Thanx mate. That is really valuable information...

    Thanx mate.
    That is really valuable information indeed, and can save me lot of time and pain.
    The the "screen" I'm loosely imagining you meant the "oil filter" or something more inside the clutch...
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    Thanx mate. I googled a bit about this...

    Thanx mate.
    I googled a bit about this particular bottom end kinda noise, and the opinions appear to be mixed.
    Some reckons it's the bottom end bearing(or top end) wear causing the too much slack...
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    Should I open it up and try to clean it. Drain...

    Should I open it up and try to clean it.
    Drain the oil first of course.
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    thanx for the tip mate.

    thanx for the tip mate.
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    Thanx. What is your opinion? Does the engine...

    Thanx.

    What is your opinion?
    Does the engine need a rebuild or valve/timing chain adjustment?
    It does not blow smoke or lagging in power as far as I can tell from few rides and speeding upto...
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    To put things into a "perspective" I just...

    To put things into a "perspective" I just recorded below videos using a second dvd disc camera with supposedly better built in microphone.

    First on is the Kawasaki GPX250 as above but with above...
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    Is this noise normal?

    Hey Guys,

    I'm just wondering whether this noise of my Kawasaki GPX250 is normal?
    2006 model & 47k on the clock. Compression readings are 150psi on left & 160-165psi on right cylinder.
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    Thanx guys. No, I won't be swapping the...

    Thanx guys.

    No, I won't be swapping the engines at this stage.

    The paperwork isn't that bad in Victoria. It's just a visit to vicroads with a receipt of the new/swapped engine details....
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    Extra hole on air box

    Hi Guys,

    My Kawasaki GPX250 2006 has a modified crude hole in between the factory air intake holes, apparently made by the previous owner(by the looks of it, 'cos it doesn't look like it was there...
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    Just found out the better(supposedly) bike has...

    Just found out the better(supposedly) bike has 150psi on left cylinder & 160-165 psi on the right cylinder. The engine had bit of oil smudge on the rocker cover and around the head(which I cleaned...
  17. Cool thanx mate. Yeah, the bike's been out of...

    Cool thanx mate. Yeah, the bike's been out of action for a while & there're clear signs of it. :)
    But, I'm happy it's going though. I didn't think I had any chance of getting it started or even...
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    Thanx mate. I'll do that. Cheers

    Thanx mate. I'll do that.
    Cheers
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    Compression test results

    Hi Guys,

    I just did a compression test on my old Kawasaki GPX250(1995).
    Bike wasn't running or doing anything before, but I somehow got it to crank and start.
    It idles fine as long as I keep the...
  20. Hi Bruce, Thanx mate. I'm laughing at...

    Hi Bruce,

    Thanx mate.

    I'm laughing at myself now 'cos it was indeed overfilled to a pretty bad level(it was more than three litres of oil), and obviously it makes perfect sense 'cos the sight...
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    Thanx. It's only on the left hand side, by the...

    Thanx.
    It's only on the left hand side, by the looks of it( I need to confirm it ).
    It's pretty way below the spark plug hole on the cylinder head by the looks of it, and not quite in line with the...
  22. Thanx. I can crank it now. It was an earth wire...

    Thanx.
    I can crank it now. It was an earth wire that's disconnected.
    Yeah, finding out whether it has spark is the next test, and try to see if it has enough compression.

    I'm still bit confused...
  23. Oil warning light but no ignition or cranking

    Hi Guys,

    I bought a non running GPX250 today(1995 model).

    When I turn the ignition on the oil warning light come on, but no ignition lights.
    Engine can't be cranked.
    Oil level initially...
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    Hole on the cylinder head

    Hi Guys,

    My bike is a GPX250 2006 model.
    I noticed a hole on the cylinder head(left hand side) that goes into cylinder bore by the looks of it.
    I sprayed some degreaser and washed the engine...
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    I got a second GPX250 for the parts(or may be...

    I got a second GPX250 for the parts(or may be not, depending on which one's better),and found out it's a mounting bracket that helps the adjustment of the instrument cluster angle(speedo, odo, etc...
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