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Hi gang. More questions. bought 2002 Ninja 250 last fall in not so great condition. trying to fix it up.

How stiff should the front shocks be. Mine seem very soft when compared to my old Virago chopper style bike . Is that normal. They don't bounce but the front end dives when I apply the front brake- which by the way is grabby unless I am very light on the lever. Can I check/add oil/change springs without taking them off the bike? What kind of oil?

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thanks! I am getting an education with this bike. Now As of last Wednesday when the weather was warm about 70's so I took i to work and it warmed up and ran pretty good but then turned cold -dropped down to lo 50's - and it limped home - kept dying and stalling

I looked and gas was low thought not almost out, so I stopped and filled up for the last mile home, which I made with lots of choke levering and throttle twisting.

now it won't run powerful enough to ride it down the driveway. Tonite - 60ish -it was popping and backfiring when I started it up. let it warm up but it feels like there is no oomph - no power, and dies when I let the clutch out there was even some wet oil in the end of the exhaust pipe.

Also when it does rev up, it wants to stay up and comes down very slowly even when I back off the throttle or work the throttle mechanism at the carb. Anybody know a good mechanic in Chicago??

The only thing I did between Wed and tonite was change the fuel filter and the fuel is flowing very well which I found out because the hose clamp beyond the filter wasn't tight - now it is.
 
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