Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: los angeles, ca
2009 ninja 250
Hello everyone, I am a COMPLETE newbie. I have only ridden 50 cc scooters at most at 6'3 210 lbs lol. Just recently a friend of mine offered to sell me his red 2009 ninja 250 for 2 grand. Because the price is such a steal, especially here in los angeles, i went ahead and purchased it. only gave him 500 for now and still owe him the rest. Now.....
its been sitting in the garage for over 3 months without start.
when trying to start, the battery was completely dead to the point the horn didn't even work with zero sound when pushing starter.
once charging connected to my car ( car engine off ), i was able to get it started. Once it started to idle, we would try first gear and it would completely die again, having to use the jump cable to start. After putting the choke fully open, the bike would stay running... if the choke is closed, the bike died as first attempt.
Friends guesses -
" your gas has been in the tank too long so its gone bad "
" your carberator is probably dirty now "
" need a new battery "
Could anybody PLEASE help out this rookie / newbie ?
I don't even have my bike permit yet, I will get it soon.
Thanks and regards,
First time owner Chad