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    Loose hoses/tube near the kickstand ??

    Hey guys

    Picked up my new 09 ninja 250 just this past weekend and its a great bike! I noticed today however that there are 2 hoses near the kickstand that are not connected to anything. Its not wet or leaking anything. I didnt really pay attention on Sat when I picked up the bike so I don't really know if its the norm or not? I'll be calling BK right away if its something out of the norm.

    I only put on 190kms on the bike.

    Thanks!


    Last edited by w2k; 07-06-2009 at 11:36 PM.

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    read that manual that they gave you like you are supposed to.
    they are overflow hoses...

    blinker fluid

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    LOL thanks! I skimmed over the manual on Sat but I didnt come across the term.

    Thanks guys.

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    Is this even a serious thread? Or are you screwing with people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy lenzin View Post
    Is this even a serious thread? Or are you screwing with people?
    This is New Riders Q&A section. there is absolutely nothing wrong with a guy asking such a question.

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    Fill you gas tank to a little more than full and you'll see something come out of there .
    id guess the dark one is oil.

    wonder why they put em there on bikes, isn't it a bad place since anything that leaks out you run over with your rear wheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy lenzin View Post
    Is this even a serious thread? Or are you screwing with people?
    I seriously didnt know! Im just a newb.

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    Dont worry, I was like you 2 years ago. I learned what one of those hoses was when i was at the gas station filling my bike up. when a hott chick walked past and overfilled it. ( she was wearing those TNA pants :P)

    Read the manual with the bike in front of you. If you put on a lot of km's and are a cheap bastard like myself. you will learn a shit load in one season.

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    If you pop the seat off you'll see one is coming from the gas tank and the other is from the battery. You might also have a completely useless carb vent hose hanging somewhere.

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    nothing to worry about
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    Hang Thieves

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    Thanks W2K, I learnt something new as well =)

    Btw, you didn't tell me you picked up a bike as well, now we can finally ride together! =) Goodbye to our cars now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eternity302 View Post
    Thanks W2K, I learnt something new as well =)

    Btw, you didn't tell me you picked up a bike as well, now we can finally ride together! =) Goodbye to our cars now!
    after all - it rains alot around here.

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    Congrats on the new bike! And don't let the knowitall's bother you with their attitude. They were new to this stuff at one time too and seem to have forgotten that.

    The lighter coloured one could be trimmed down a bit if it's hanging down too far and highly noticable all the time. Scissors or side cutters or even a utility knife.

    There's a number of things on the bike that need drains or vents. The gas tank has a gutter and drain around the filler recess so if you see that girl in the shorts the gas in the recess, or just plain rain water which is more likely, will drain away. There's also a vent line to the tank since when gas comes out to go to the engine something needs to replace it and that's air through the vent line. Carbs also need a vent line to the float bowl. If the 250 has carbs (Is the new one injection?) then one of these will be for the carbs. The airbox also needs a way to drain off any rain water that gets pulled in so one will be a line to the airbox. Batteries these days all seem to be permasealed so there may not be a line from that but older batteries will have a drain so acid spills from a tipover don't run out onto the bike. And that should pretty much do it for drains for the most part unless you have a motard in which case the Keihin flat slide carbs have a web of vents and drains that would befuddle a rocket scientist....
    A backyard mechanic without a service manual is just like a hooker without a lamp pole.... they are both in the dark.

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