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Old 07-11-2006, 05:40 AM   #11
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Default Re: How to Resurrect a '96 Ninja 500?

You ever encounter rings rusted to the cylinder walls?
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Old 07-11-2006, 06:05 AM   #12
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We don't need no stinking proofreading!



Get that Duck GT yet?



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Old 07-11-2006, 06:10 AM   #13
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are we not men for gods sake? Dude, before you do anything remove the float bowls and get all the dried up gas gunk out. then drain the gas tank and put in fresh gas. Then jumpstart that pig off your `68 El Camino and if it starts and runs good u just got a great deal. Change the oil if it fires and runs. You won't know until you fire the thing up will you?



Probly fine.
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Old 07-11-2006, 06:16 AM   #14
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Pushing it off a cliff solves the problem much faster.
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Old 07-11-2006, 06:41 AM   #15
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I'm in FL right now so I'm a safe 2000 miles from the San Diego Ducati dealer.



The two they had in were already sold so I might head back down when they have one I can ride.



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Old 07-11-2006, 07:04 AM   #16
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Fl? Did you fleece KP's grandparents?
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Old 07-11-2006, 07:12 AM   #17
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I'm a vintage racer so Im prejuduced here,but the answers simple......if you are reasonably mechanically inclined and you can get the bike appreciably less than blue book;buy it. If your plan is to buy it and tow it to a dealer to get it straight ,bend over and drop your skivvies...its gonna hurt. Gabe's summary plus the requirement to clean the carbs is pretty accurate....except mounting tires its all work easily done by a novice with basic tools;well you can mount the tires too,but its not my favorite job....Im to the point I only do it when absolutely necessary
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Old 07-11-2006, 07:15 AM   #18
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If going JB's route, take out the plugs and spray some mystery oil into the cylinders the day before. Clean the carbs and your ready to see what you have. If there is air in the tires you should be able to bump start it from there. It will smoke for a while but should be ok, if not leave it where you found it.
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:15 AM   #19
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What's vintage, you or the bikes?
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:17 AM   #20
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And as a result my hands look like those of a chain-smoking 75 year old Skoda mechanic...



But hey, it keeps me out of trouble...can I intrest you in a basket case ACE 90?



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