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    • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

      Guys, Yesterday my bike's rear brake had jammed and later i found out that the disc was too hot.

      However in the morning the wheel was moving freely. Have not rode the bike yet.

      What could be the issue?

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        Originally posted by chicane1879 View Post
        Guys, Yesterday my bike's rear brake had jammed and later i found out that the disc was too hot.

        However in the morning the wheel was moving freely. Have not rode the bike yet.

        What could be the issue?
        Similar thing has been happening with a friend’s Ninja 250. Rear brake doesnt have any pressure. Feels as if nothing happens when you press the rear brake pedal.

        Havent found a solution to it. It does sound very danger though.

        However, i feel it has to do something with the brake fluid.
        Splendor - 2k to 2006
        Karizma - 2k3 to 2009
        P180 - 2k6 to 2k9
        Hunk - Oct 2k7 til now
        ZMR - 2010 to Forever
        RX135(2k) - 2013 to 2018
        Ninja 250R (2010) - 2016 til now
        RayZ - 2015 til now
        Ninja 650 (2014) - 2017 til now


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        • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

          Originally posted by chicane1879 View Post
          Guys, Yesterday my bike's rear brake had jammed and later i found out that the disc was too hot.

          However in the morning the wheel was moving freely. Have not rode the bike yet.

          What could be the issue?
          If brakes are used continuously they tend to seize, so unless you rode downhill with rear brake activated most of the time I presume the reason for seizure is due to caliper pistons seizing, so now would be a good time to overhaul your brake system, and once done make a habit to change brake fluid at least once a year.

          Originally posted by rreneav1987 View Post
          Similar thing has been happening with a friend’s Ninja 250. Rear brake doesnt have any pressure. Feels as if nothing happens when you press the rear brake pedal.

          Havent found a solution to it. It does sound very danger though.

          However, i feel it has to do something with the brake fluid.
          Inspect the system for leaks or line bulging, once that's ruled out, bleed the system.

          If the issue persists then put load on the pedal overnight and see if the braking is back to normal in the morning.
          Motorcycling Experience:
          2000 ~ 2017 Y2K Kinetic Zoom (Disposed at 15k)
          2011 ~ 2015 Hero Honda Karizma R (Sold at 56.5k)
          2013 ~ 2014 Bajaj Discover 100 4G (Sold at 16.5k)
          2015 ~ 2017 TVS Wego (Totaled at 18k)
          2015 - Bajaj Pulsar 220F (Currently 31k) < Garage Queen!
          2017 - Bajaj CT100B (Currently 21k) < 'Golden Quadrilateral' Runner!

          The Ride was Good, but Life is short, spend it Wisely!
          Adios Comrades!
          A.P. 2018

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            Originally posted by ashwinprakas View Post
            If brakes are used continuously they tend to seize, so unless you rode downhill with rear brake activated most of the time I presume the reason for seizure is due to caliper pistons seizing, so now would be a good time to overhaul your brake system, and once done make a habit to change brake fluid at least once a year.



            Inspect the system for leaks or line bulging, once that's ruled out, bleed the system.

            If the issue persists then put load on the pedal overnight and see if the braking is back to normal in the morning.

            Suggest it to Pranshu
            Splendor - 2k to 2006
            Karizma - 2k3 to 2009
            P180 - 2k6 to 2k9
            Hunk - Oct 2k7 til now
            ZMR - 2010 to Forever
            RX135(2k) - 2013 to 2018
            Ninja 250R (2010) - 2016 til now
            RayZ - 2015 til now
            Ninja 650 (2014) - 2017 til now


            Delhi to Narkanda
            Delhi to Coimbatore
            Delhi to Nepal

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            • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

              Hey guys facing some issues with the Ninja 250 and would really appreciate some help from all the 250 owners . Have some serious starting issues at time with the bike as in when I click the stater the bike doesn’t start off . The battery seems good as the headlight and the blinkers do work . This has started to happen constantly these days . When the you crank the bike all I hear is a ‘CLICK’ and headlight goes off and then on again but the bike doesn’t start as soon as I push the bike a bit ahead and put it in a gear while in motion the oust start works strange . Anyone else ever faced this issue with the bike please help .

              Also if anyone can suggest a good mech for Ninja in mumbai would be helpful
              2003 - Kawasaki Bajaj Caliber 115
              2005 - Yamaha Enticer
              2006 - Hero Honda CBZ
              2008 - Bajaj Pulsar 200
              2012 - Yamaha YZF-R15 Arrived
              Next - Yamaha YZF-R6 ( Someday it will get legal on Indian Roads )
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                Originally posted by nughty_guy77 View Post
                Hey guys facing some issues with the Ninja 250 and would really appreciate some help from all the 250 owners . Have some serious starting issues at time with the bike as in when I click the stater the bike doesn’t start off . The battery seems good as the headlight and the blinkers do work . This has started to happen constantly these days . When the you crank the bike all I hear is a ‘CLICK’ and headlight goes off and then on again but the bike doesn’t start as soon as I push the bike a bit ahead and put it in a gear while in motion the oust start works strange . Anyone else ever faced this issue with the bike please help .

                Also if anyone can suggest a good mech for Ninja in mumbai would be helpful
                How are you sure the battery is good? Just because the headlights and indicators works?

                Do you know how much power the starter motor consumes from the battery?
                Splendor - 2k to 2006
                Karizma - 2k3 to 2009
                P180 - 2k6 to 2k9
                Hunk - Oct 2k7 til now
                ZMR - 2010 to Forever
                RX135(2k) - 2013 to 2018
                Ninja 250R (2010) - 2016 til now
                RayZ - 2015 til now
                Ninja 650 (2014) - 2017 til now


                Delhi to Narkanda
                Delhi to Coimbatore
                Delhi to Nepal

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                • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

                  Originally posted by nughty_guy77 View Post
                  Hey guys facing some issues with the Ninja 250 and would really appreciate some help from all the 250 owners . Have some serious starting issues at time with the bike as in when I click the stater the bike doesn’t start off . The battery seems good as the headlight and the blinkers do work . This has started to happen constantly these days . When the you crank the bike all I hear is a ‘CLICK’ and headlight goes off and then on again but the bike doesn’t start as soon as I push the bike a bit ahead and put it in a gear while in motion the oust start works strange . Anyone else ever faced this issue with the bike please help .

                  Also if anyone can suggest a good mech for Ninja in mumbai would be helpful
                  Check the voltage of the battery with the engine off. It should read 12.6V or more. If it's less than 12.6V, change the battery. Tighten the battery connectors too.

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                  • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

                    Originally posted by rreneav1987 View Post
                    How are you sure the battery is good? Just because the headlights and indicators works?

                    Do you know how much power the starter motor consumes from the battery?
                    Hi did check the battery voltage on a multimeter which is 12.6 . So don’t think it’s about a faulty battery also the push button works once I roll the bike a bit and leave the clutch in gear . If the battery is faulty it should let the bike crank always . But there are times the bike starts normal and there are times when I have to roll the bike to get it started . Just a bit confused on this .. don’t know if the relay or the starter is the concern here . Have anyone you guys faced such issues

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                    Originally posted by leech View Post
                    Check the voltage of the battery with the engine off. It should read 12.6V or more. If it's less than 12.6V, change the battery. Tighten the battery connectors too.
                    Did check the same with the multimeter the voltage shows 12.6
                    2003 - Kawasaki Bajaj Caliber 115
                    2005 - Yamaha Enticer
                    2006 - Hero Honda CBZ
                    2008 - Bajaj Pulsar 200
                    2012 - Yamaha YZF-R15 Arrived
                    Next - Yamaha YZF-R6 ( Someday it will get legal on Indian Roads )
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                    • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

                      Originally posted by rreneav1987 View Post
                      How are you sure the battery is good? Just because the headlights and indicators works?

                      Do you know how much power the starter motor consumes from the battery?
                      Guys I apologies if this is OT but I am facing similar issue and my ownership thread has no activity, so seeking your help here. It happened just once, but I am worried it might happen again, and I would like to take preventive measures.

                      So, sunday night I went out to meet my friends and travelled some 10 kms and parked the bike at about 8:30. At 11:30 we decided to return back, I put in the key, the dash came on, the tachometer did its round till 12k RPM, but the bike did not start when I thumbed the starter. Every time I pushed the starter, the bike tried to crank for a second, but then the dash went off and restarted (like it has been turned off by the key and then on again). It happened everytime I thumbed the starter. Then began the diagnostics. My first thought was that the battery died. It has been 4.5 years and battery life is around 5 years. So I checked the horn which sounded strong, clear and loud, the headlights and indicators turned on with usual brightness. No problems at all, but the bike won't crank, no matter what I did. I would go Krrr for less than a second and then the dash would restart.

                      This was first time in all these years that my bike, gave me any trouble so I was worried. But I was with my buddies so I had support. One of them suggested to use the age old method of pushing the bike in gear and releasing the clutch. I was not sure if it would work on a FI bike, but it was midnight and I had no other option or idea in my mind. So I decided to give it a go, my friend pushed it and I released the clutch in first gear and the bike started and settled into idle as if nothing was wrong. It was really late and the bike was on, so we decided to leave and check in the morning. I went home, parked the bike, switched it off and then on again and thumbed the starter and the engine started without any hitch. repeated it several time and every time it would run like it had been doing for the past years. I was really confused, so I went to bed and decided to check in the morning. The bike started without any issues again yesterday and today also, no problems at all.

                      Could you help me out please.
                      I would like to thank my legs for supporting me, my arms for being always by my side and my fingers; I could always count on them.

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                      • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

                        Originally posted by Ankey View Post
                        Guys I apologies if this is OT but I am facing similar issue and my ownership thread has no activity, so seeking your help here. It happened just once, but I am worried it might happen again, and I would like to take preventive measures.

                        So, sunday night I went out to meet my friends and travelled some 10 kms and parked the bike at about 8:30. At 11:30 we decided to return back, I put in the key, the dash came on, the tachometer did its round till 12k RPM, but the bike did not start when I thumbed the starter. Every time I pushed the starter, the bike tried to crank for a second, but then the dash went off and restarted (like it has been turned off by the key and then on again). It happened everytime I thumbed the starter. Then began the diagnostics. My first thought was that the battery died. It has been 4.5 years and battery life is around 5 years. So I checked the horn which sounded strong, clear and loud, the headlights and indicators turned on with usual brightness. No problems at all, but the bike won't crank, no matter what I did. I would go Krrr for less than a second and then the dash would restart.

                        This was first time in all these years that my bike, gave me any trouble so I was worried. But I was with my buddies so I had support. One of them suggested to use the age old method of pushing the bike in gear and releasing the clutch. I was not sure if it would work on a FI bike, but it was midnight and I had no other option or idea in my mind. So I decided to give it a go, my friend pushed it and I released the clutch in first gear and the bike started and settled into idle as if nothing was wrong. It was really late and the bike was on, so we decided to leave and check in the morning. I went home, parked the bike, switched it off and then on again and thumbed the starter and the engine started without any hitch. repeated it several time and every time it would run like it had been doing for the past years. I was really confused, so I went to bed and decided to check in the morning. The bike started without any issues again yesterday and today also, no problems at all.

                        Could you help me out please.
                        Originally posted by nughty_guy77 View Post
                        Hi did check the battery voltage on a multimeter which is 12.6 . So don’t think it’s about a faulty battery also the push button works once I roll the bike a bit and leave the clutch in gear . If the battery is faulty it should let the bike crank always . But there are times the bike starts normal and there are times when I have to roll the bike to get it started . Just a bit confused on this .. don’t know if the relay or the starter is the concern here . Have anyone you guys faced such issues

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                        Did check the same with the multimeter the voltage shows 12.6


                        Check the starter relay and battery terminals. Remove the terminals, apply vasoline petroleum jelly and tighten the terminals..

                        Also, check the fuse box for loose fuse..
                        Splendor - 2k to 2006
                        Karizma - 2k3 to 2009
                        P180 - 2k6 to 2k9
                        Hunk - Oct 2k7 til now
                        ZMR - 2010 to Forever
                        RX135(2k) - 2013 to 2018
                        Ninja 250R (2010) - 2016 til now
                        RayZ - 2015 til now
                        Ninja 650 (2014) - 2017 til now


                        Delhi to Narkanda
                        Delhi to Coimbatore
                        Delhi to Nepal

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                        • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

                          Originally posted by rreneav1987 View Post
                          Check the starter relay and battery terminals. Remove the terminals, apply vasoline petroleum jelly and tighten the terminals..

                          Also, check the fuse box for loose fuse..
                          Ok sir, will do.
                          May I assume that the battery is ok for now? Judging only by the fact that lights, indicators and horn are showing no signs of low battery.

                          In my past experience a battery's life is more or less 5 years. My old splendor, sister's active, family car etc etc, they all start showing signs of battery problems after 5 years (give or take a few months) and since this is 4.5 years old, I assume it might be showing signs of aging. I will get it checked with a multimeter and report back.

                          Thank you.
                          I would like to thank my legs for supporting me, my arms for being always by my side and my fingers; I could always count on them.

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                            Originally posted by Ankey View Post
                            Ok sir, will do.
                            May I assume that the battery is ok for now? Judging only by the fact that lights, indicators and horn are showing no signs of low battery.

                            In my past experience a battery's life is more or less 5 years. My old splendor, sister's active, family car etc etc, they all start showing signs of battery problems after 5 years (give or take a few months) and since this is 4.5 years old, I assume it might be showing signs of aging. I will get it checked with a multimeter and report back.

                            Thank you.
                            Life depends upon the load given to the battery. Yes, please do get back and let us know if issue us resolved
                            Splendor - 2k to 2006
                            Karizma - 2k3 to 2009
                            P180 - 2k6 to 2k9
                            Hunk - Oct 2k7 til now
                            ZMR - 2010 to Forever
                            RX135(2k) - 2013 to 2018
                            Ninja 250R (2010) - 2016 til now
                            RayZ - 2015 til now
                            Ninja 650 (2014) - 2017 til now


                            Delhi to Narkanda
                            Delhi to Coimbatore
                            Delhi to Nepal

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                            • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

                              Originally posted by Ankey View Post
                              Guys I apologies if this is OT but I am facing similar issue and my ownership thread has no activity, so seeking your help here. It happened just once, but I am worried it might happen again, and I would like to take preventive measures.

                              So, sunday night I went out to meet my friends and travelled some 10 kms and parked the bike at about 8:30. At 11:30 we decided to return back, I put in the key, the dash came on, the tachometer did its round till 12k RPM, but the bike did not start when I thumbed the starter. Every time I pushed the starter, the bike tried to crank for a second, but then the dash went off and restarted (like it has been turned off by the key and then on again). It happened everytime I thumbed the starter. Then began the diagnostics. My first thought was that the battery died. It has been 4.5 years and battery life is around 5 years. So I checked the horn which sounded strong, clear and loud, the headlights and indicators turned on with usual brightness. No problems at all, but the bike won't crank, no matter what I did. I would go Krrr for less than a second and then the dash would restart.

                              This was first time in all these years that my bike, gave me any trouble so I was worried. But I was with my buddies so I had support. One of them suggested to use the age old method of pushing the bike in gear and releasing the clutch. I was not sure if it would work on a FI bike, but it was midnight and I had no other option or idea in my mind. So I decided to give it a go, my friend pushed it and I released the clutch in first gear and the bike started and settled into idle as if nothing was wrong. It was really late and the bike was on, so we decided to leave and check in the morning. I went home, parked the bike, switched it off and then on again and thumbed the starter and the engine started without any hitch. repeated it several time and every time it would run like it had been doing for the past years. I was really confused, so I went to bed and decided to check in the morning. The bike started without any issues again yesterday and today also, no problems at all.

                              Could you help me out please.
                              Battery life is 3 years for a Motorcycle.

                              Do a load test, Google for my article on Diagnosing Motorcycle Electrical systems, it's on Teambhp, I've mentioned the steps in detail eith pictures of the same being done on my P220.

                              Simply checking volts won't give you a correct read as surface charge can be misleading, hence why you need to do a load test.
                              Motorcycling Experience:
                              2000 ~ 2017 Y2K Kinetic Zoom (Disposed at 15k)
                              2011 ~ 2015 Hero Honda Karizma R (Sold at 56.5k)
                              2013 ~ 2014 Bajaj Discover 100 4G (Sold at 16.5k)
                              2015 ~ 2017 TVS Wego (Totaled at 18k)
                              2015 - Bajaj Pulsar 220F (Currently 31k) < Garage Queen!
                              2017 - Bajaj CT100B (Currently 21k) < 'Golden Quadrilateral' Runner!

                              The Ride was Good, but Life is short, spend it Wisely!
                              Adios Comrades!
                              A.P. 2018

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                                Originally posted by Ankey View Post
                                Ok sir, will do.
                                May I assume that the battery is ok for now? Judging only by the fact that lights, indicators and horn are showing no signs of low battery.

                                In my past experience a battery's life is more or less 5 years. My old splendor, sister's active, family car etc etc, they all start showing signs of battery problems after 5 years (give or take a few months) and since this is 4.5 years old, I assume it might be showing signs of aging. I will get it checked with a multimeter and report back.

                                Thank you.
                                Better to change your battery. 4+ yrs is indeed a very good life and i wouldn't advice you stretching it further especially when it exhibits such intermittent behavior. These bikes depend on electronics to a greater extent than your activa/splendor and so you do not want to be straining the battery/charging system or electronics with a old dying battery.
                                A load test will give you a better idea on the health of the battery (especially on batteries a few yrs old) than just the voltages.
                                A small example of my recent experience with the battery on my D200. It is 4 yrs old and the stock battery that came with the bike. Over the past yr the bike wasn't as regularly used everyday (used to sit for a couple of weeks unused) A few months ago it popped up the low battery warning and using it for a few km, the error vanished.. but a load test (done at the ktm svc with their battery tester) did indicate that a replacement was required. I haven't replaced the battery yet and had the low battery warning twice since (with the jg error and console/clock rebooting/resetting during a start), which goes off after a few km of riding.. I have been doing some 130km runs on the weekend and this has prevented the warning appearing even if the bike sat unused for 2 weeks (due to the battery attaining 'sufficient' charge on such a long ride)... but when i thumb the starter, i do feel that there is a slight strain from the starter/cranking before it fires up and not a crisp fire up like it usually was.
                                I know I am pushing it and would be replacing the battery in the next couple of weeks. So I have been carrying a jump starter around in my backpack in case it dies on me.. and trust me it happens.
                                Last edited by s1d; 10-31-2018, 12:54 AM.

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