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Old 01-03-2006, 02:34 PM   #91
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Originally Posted by Nobiman
Hey all, just thought I'd chime in here. We bought a KLX 250 also, for my wife to ride. I ride a KTM LC4 and she wanted to be able to go along too. I am having to set it up for her height (5' 2") by using Kouba links and running the forks up into the trees about .6" and that gets her pretty close. Today I will be pulling the cover off of the seat in order to remove about an inch from the foam before re-applying the cover, which should be the final step in the quest for proper seat height for her. We only have about 200 miles on it so far, but it seems perfect for her power wise. I personally dont see how anyone with any experience on a motorcycle could be satisfied with the power output of this bike, its pretty anemic. But I'm not riding it, and she loves it so I guess thats definately what matters the most. We'll be glad when FMF builds a pipe for it so we can uncork this terribly restricted little bike. I think it has alot of potential for increased power gains. Until then, we will just ride the heck out of it.

I agree that the bike could stand to be uncorked. Muzzy and Big Gun make full systems that will fit as does Staintune. I'll be fitting one of these as soon as I solve the fuel tank challenge. I don't want to do anything to take away from the MPG until then.

Don't judge it too harshly until you've had a chance to really ring it out. It makes good power above 6K RPM even in stock trim. Also remember this bike is geared for the street. Drop a tooth up front and things get a lot nicer offroad.
Todd R.

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