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If it was running that rich there would be some more symptoms like smelling of fuel, fouling plugs, and not running right. Maybe you have a leak somewhere?

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If it was running that rich there would be some more symptoms like smelling of fuel, fouling plugs, and not running right. Maybe you have a leak somewhere?

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I always check under the bike before i get on and havent seen one...other than water...maybe its leaking while running only??


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Regarding exhaust sensors on the Ninja 650R and ER6n

so im wrong no o2 sesor but i still think a sensor is the cause. hopefully someone with a little more knowledge will chime in. map sensor or air temp sensor?
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that would be a pretty bad leak imop quite noticeable
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If it was just dumping fuel, you'd notice a really really rich smell when you got off of it. (Like riding behind a 70s muscle car.)

Like mentioned above, air filter, spark plugs, check your chain tension, make sure your wheels spin fairly freely (they'll always have some resistance), and go from there.

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I'm not big on American geography, from what little I know about it California is supposedly "the sun shine state". How cold is it there at the moment? Have you been using the choke much, have you been letting it idle for extended periods without moving?
The bike is fuel injected, no choke. And whenever I fill up my 07 650 at fuel light, about 3 gallons gets me +-155mi.

You are not shifting at red line right? Shift around 4-4.5k for a tank of gas and see if that changes anything. Also may want to try running some seafoam in the fuel. I did that after purchasing my 07 and it seemed to run smoother.

Also check tire pressure. I run around 40psi vs tires saying 36ish. A little bit higher pressure will improve mpg but give slightly less grip. But don't go putting in 50+ psi (that's a good way to pop a tire).
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If it was just dumping fuel, you'd notice a really really rich smell when you got off of it. (Like riding behind a 70s muscle car.)

Like mentioned above, air filter, spark plugs, check your chain tension, make sure your wheels spin fairly freely (they'll always have some resistance), and go from there.
No not running rich i dnt think

Do they sell something to check the chain tension?
When moving the bike with my feet with the clutch in u can feel a bit of resistance i guess, i'll check tomorrow if the brakes smell like burned or something but i doubt it


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The bike is fuel injected, no choke. And whenever I fill up my 07 650 at fuel light, about 3 gallons gets me +-155mi.

You are not shifting at red line right? Shift around 4-4.5k for a tank of gas and see if that changes anything. Also may want to try running some seafoam in the fuel. I did that after purchasing my 07 and it seemed to run smoother.

Also check tire pressure. I run around 40psi vs tires saying 36ish. A little bit higher pressure will improve mpg but give slightly less grip. But don't go putting in 50+ psi (that's a good way to pop a tire).
Thats like double what i get!
No, i shift like at 5 or 6 except 1st gear that one lower
I will for sure try sea foam, a few ppl have recomended it
Tire pressure was low in like high 20s but i put them to 40 psi a few days ago


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Do they sell something to check the chain tension?

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Get a ruler, put bike in N and on sidestand. Go to chain and put ruler at 1inch. Try moving the chain up and down and see how far it moves each way. You have to do this the whole length of chain so you will have to roll your bike forward or back whike doing this (why it's in neutral).

There is a recommended distance of motion i forget i think around 1.5inches. You have to do both the top part of chain and bottom.

Look up on google checking chain slack, I'm sure there will be some good tutorials.


The more I'm hearing it sounds like it could def be some mechanical problem, check if brakes are hot (carefully) after a few mile ride. Also do you ever try coasting? Like when you are approaching stoplight or sign? Coast by holding clutch, not by putting in N.
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The more I'm hearing it sounds like it could def be some mechanical problem, check if brakes are hot (carefully) after a few mile ride. Also do you ever try coasting? Like when you are approaching stoplight or sign? Coast by holding clutch, not by putting in N.
I'll check the chain then see if thats ok

No i've never done that, when stoping at a light or stop sign i use the clutch

Thats what im affraid of that it will be something expensive to fix



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