Re: 2006 Kawasaki ZZR 250 with 12000 kms.
I haven't ridden my bike in a few weeks .. and it breaks my heart to just see it sitting ... and well the bike is not working very well. I've actually been afraid to start it.
I have had an issue since I have had since Feb. with it being super sensitive with the choke. It has to be really warmed up for me to even turn the choke full off or the bike will just consistently shut itself off when I stop .. either way I took it to burnaby kawasaki in July and they said it was either bad fuel (they put a fuel cleaner in) or it's the carbs and they need to be cleaned.
Well 2 or 3 sundays ago .. I attempted to go for a ride on a rainy day, and the bike took forever to get warmed up. Got on the highway and got off at Taylor way, stopped at the traffic lights, and bike turned off.
Start it back up .. get back on the highway. Decide to bail on the ride as it was to rainy for my liking, get off at the cypress bowl turn stop at the stop sign, bike turns off.
Restart the bike, get back on the highway ride home, near the PNE, get close to home stop at the traffic lights, smell something slightly burning ... Get the bike home look up between the front fairings and there is smoke coming up from the front end of the bike .. can't quiet see what it is, it's raining and I would have no idea what I am looking for anyways.
None the less slightly freaked out .. turn the bike off. Wheel it home the rest of the way. Park the bike ... and now it's been sitting because I'm terrified to start it .. yes I'm such a girl.
Anyways, point of this post is, I want to get my bike tuned up and the carbs cleaned. BUT, I don't have a huge chunk of money kicking around, and I want to get the bike in as I still want to ride it. If I were to take it somewhere can I set up monthly payments with bike shops to pay it off? Or do I have to pay the whole thing on time of pick up. As well, I wanted to try somewhere other than Burnaby Kawasaki. They were fine .. but I wanted somewhere I can call my "home" shop. Mutant Now has told me about EMS, wondering if that would be safe bet for me?