Question about kawasaki Ninja 250R Motorcycles
The oil light is on because the engine isn't running to build any oil pressure. Sounds like the new battery may need to be charged fully. After the battery is fully charged, and the 'clicking' noise is back (or not) check the battery connections for corrosion--especially at the positive terminal. If ok, you should get one solid click when trying to start. If ok, but still not starting, jump the two heavy terminals of the solenoid (click source) with a heavy wire which should bump the starter motor. If nothing, then the starter motor needs service--usually the brushes inside fail to make contact with the armature due to brush wear, or weak springs. Most dealers will likely only sell you a new starter--no internal parts. Hope this helps!
Posted on Oct 05, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi and welcome to FixYa,
To my knowledge, there would only be 3 wires needed from the handlebars that affects the engine:
As to the ignition coil, 1 wire is IGN B+12 while the other would go to the CDI and should pulsate when cranking or engine running.
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Posted on Feb 01, 2009
Yes I do believe they do. Try going to Powersportseast.com Look in the shopping section on the left of the homepage. You will want to use the parts fische and load the info for your bike. It allows you to see what the dealer parts counter can see. See if this helps. I'm pretty sure the 250 ninja really didn't change until 2008 when it got the BIG overhaul
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
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Sounds like a Kawasaki to me! Great bikes mechanically and performance wise. Many bikes have shifting difficulties from neutral into first gear and require a bit of rocking the bike back and fourth to get into gear. This becomes a bit worse over time and use of the bike. I would try using an oil cleaner or detergent additive with your oil. Your engine oil on this bike also lubricates the transmission and clutch. Go to your local auto parts store and ask for a motorcycle oil additive that cleans internal carbon build up. If there are no products specific to motorcycles, use an automotive product such as sea-foam brand and add the appropriate amount as specified on the bottle. Run the bike for about 50-75 miles with the oil additive and then change your oil after. I recommend Mobile 1 synthetic 10w/50. Do not use the additive with the new oil and see if the shifting improves.
As far as your smoke in the front of the engine, it could be coming from your exhaust manifold coming right out of the engine or else from an exhaust connection further down the manifold. What is causing this smoke is more than likely oil residue from your engine which is not very desirable. The most likely cause for that is worn piston rings, and/or the oil scraper ring on the piston. This isnt a cheap repair to replace the piston rings of course but it will depend on how bad the smoking/oil consumption is getting, and how much you are willing to invest in repairs.
Quite possibly the two issues are linked. If you have worn piston rings, oil will be escaping through to your exhaust causing the smoke, and, burnt fuel and carbon is building up and getting past the piston rings into your oil which may be contaminating it which would cause sticky shifting.
Try the oil additive first. If that helps, then decide if you want to invest in piston ring replacement.
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
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