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Forum: Ninja 300 General Discussion   12-12-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,522
Posted By dkw12002
I use Rotella T6 synthetic which is also 5W40....

I use Rotella T6 synthetic which is also 5W40. Many new motorcycles including the Aprilia RSV4 and all Vespa scooters come with AGIP-Eni 5W40 and it's recommended for all climates. It should be very...
Forum: Ninja 300 Appearance & Modifications   10-04-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By dkw12002
I have the baffle in and other than being louder...

I have the baffle in and other than being louder and there being popping sounds on off-throttle, I have not noticed any difference in performance. Since you are making so more noise, at first you...
Forum: Riding Tips and Techniques   10-04-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By dkw12002
I'll be curious to see how often speed is a...

I'll be curious to see how often speed is a factor. I'm guessing it's a big factor judging from my own near mishaps. It will probably be very high among videos posted since it seems most people who...
Forum: Ninja 300 General Discussion   09-23-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,803
Posted By dkw12002
Here's a photo of one place to measure clutch...

Here's a photo of one place to measure clutch free play...where the Q-tip is. If you measure at the knob on the end of the clutch lever, the corresponding free play would be about 15 mm. You can't...
Forum: Ninja 300 Service and Maintenance   09-17-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,207
Posted By dkw12002
Usually they say, or 1 year whichever comes...

Usually they say, or 1 year whichever comes first. I'm not sure why. I think oil stays good indefinitely if it isn't being used. It might be to get you into a dealer so they can check other stuff...
Forum: Motorcycles for sale   09-13-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By dkw12002
Good deal. They sell for $234 at various sites...

Good deal. They sell for $234 at various sites now. I just bought mine. I had the same thing happen to my Gixxer 1000. Some buy in a big ass truck turned his wheels sharply leaving the parking place...
Forum: Ninja 300 General Discussion   09-11-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By dkw12002
Yes, some people put tin foil between the exhaust...

Yes, some people put tin foil between the exhaust and the drip pan keep the oil oil off the exhaust. I usually drain my oil when it's a bit hotter, like right after a ride, so I try not to touch...
Forum: New Members Introduction   09-07-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By dkw12002
Welcome to the forum. Many of us have been riding...

Welcome to the forum. Many of us have been riding for years and prefer the smaller bikes. Unless you go to the track, you have no safe way of unleashing the power of a GSX-r1000 or even the 600. I...
Forum: Ninja 300 Service and Maintenance   08-31-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,509
Posted By dkw12002
Mobil 1 10W40 is a full synthetic oil and if you...

Mobil 1 10W40 is a full synthetic oil and if you want to go to full synthetic, it should be a good one. Shell also makes Rotella T6 full synthetic. It's 5W40, and that has been used in many thousands...
Forum: Ninja 300 General Discussion   01-27-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,924
Posted By dkw12002
I go through bikes quickly just to experience...

I go through bikes quickly just to experience different models. I've owned 3 Ninja 300s. Presently, I have a CB300F which I love. I like it because of the upright sitting position, lighter weight...
Forum: Ninja 300 Service and Maintenance   07-13-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,061
Posted By dkw12002
Easiest with a rear stand to get the rear wheel...

Easiest with a rear stand to get the rear wheel off the ground. 1)Remove cotter pin, loosen the axle nut, but don't take it off. May need a breaker bar for this. Do this before you use the stand. 2)...
Forum: Ninja 300 General Discussion   07-05-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 21,477
Posted By dkw12002
OK, I have 400 miles on the FZ-07. It's a very...

OK, I have 400 miles on the FZ-07. It's a very nice bike now that it's broken in. The polar opposite of the Ninja 300 almost. Lots of grunt in all the gears. You don't need to shift in and out of...
Forum: Ninja 300 General Discussion   06-26-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 21,477
Posted By dkw12002
I stopped by my dealer tonight and he was...

I stopped by my dealer tonight and he was uncrating a red 2015 Yamaha FZ-07. I liked it and bought it, but traded in my Ninja 300. I've never owned a Yamaha before. It seems similar to the 2012 Ninja...
Forum: Ninja 300 General Discussion   06-26-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 21,477
Posted By dkw12002
I had a 2012 Triumph Street Triple r in black and...

I had a 2012 Triumph Street Triple r in black and gold. That model had the high double pipes which I prefer. Great bike with no problems except a recall for turn signal stems that were flimsy and...
Forum: Ninja 300 General Discussion   06-25-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,911
Posted By dkw12002
I have mentioned how I like naked bikes, so I...

I have mentioned how I like naked bikes, so I will be looking at the Yamaha FZ-07 coming out this month. It has a lot more torque and HP for the same weight as the Ninja 300, so it's one I would...
Forum: Ninja 300 General Discussion   06-18-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,951
Posted By dkw12002
You youngsters are funny. I'm 68 years old, never...

You youngsters are funny. I'm 68 years old, never owned a gun, never needed one (other than in the military of course), and I think a lot of people only think they know how to safely handle guns....
Forum: Ninja 300 General Discussion   06-18-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,615
Posted By dkw12002
Re: the tight oil filter. Yes, I have had a few...

Re: the tight oil filter. Yes, I have had a few bikes where the filter was extremely tight. After trying belts, filter removers of a couple varieties I found the easiest way was with large channel...
Forum: Ninja 300 General Discussion   06-10-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,490
Posted By dkw12002
You will get grief with any small bike. Just...

You will get grief with any small bike. Just yesterday on the Aprilia forum, I said I was interested in the new Yamaha FZ7 and some guy said he saw a young teenage girl riding one. I think Ape riders...
Forum: New Members Introduction   05-21-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,995
Posted By dkw12002
I move bikes in and out of my garage all the time...

I move bikes in and out of my garage all the time and there is a learning curve to do it correctly. Haven't dropped one yet, but came close several times and got myself wedged between the entrance...
Forum: Ninja 300 Service and Maintenance   05-01-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,571
Posted By dkw12002
Dealers are all different. When I buy a new bike,...

Dealers are all different. When I buy a new bike, I get the first oil change free. Got a free one for my Street Triple R cause the dealership (Lone Star, Austin) sells BMWs too and since they offer...
Forum: Ninja 300 General Discussion   04-27-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,050
Posted By dkw12002
On open interstates here in Texas on I-35 for...

On open interstates here in Texas on I-35 for example, traffic flows at about 72 mph in the center lane. The passing lane is 76-80 mph, but if you go above 78 mph you will be changing lanes and going...
Forum: Ninja 300 General Discussion   04-27-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,424
Posted By dkw12002
My Honda Grom isn't so bad. Easy to get to...

My Honda Grom isn't so bad. Easy to get to everything. I do prefer naked bikes. Just look at all the issues with fairings in the Ninja 300 and the infamous gaps. If there was a Ninja 300 N naked...
Forum: Ninja 300 General Discussion   04-24-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,721
Posted By dkw12002
My guess is they were off to begin with. I don't...

My guess is they were off to begin with. I don't plan to touch my valves before 15,000 mi. since they are bucket and shim and a little hard to get to, but my Honda Grom exhaust valve was out of spec...
Forum: Other Kawasaki Motorcycles   04-11-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,400
Posted By dkw12002
I'm waiting for the KTM 390 Duke out this fall....

I'm waiting for the KTM 390 Duke out this fall. 60 lbs. lighter than the Ninja 300 with a lot more torque is what I like about it. Plus it should be easy to work on. Actually the 690 Duke is lighter...
Forum: Ninja 300 General Discussion   04-08-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,285
Posted By dkw12002
Lots of reasons to prefer a 300 over a...

Lots of reasons to prefer a 300 over a 636...cost, seat ht., riding position, maintenance costs, insurance, safety, speeding tickets (I mean why have a race bike and be afraid to run it way over the...
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