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Old 08-22-2012, 10:30 AM   #7171
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Does the cam adjuster add anything in performance and is it an easy install?
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:58 AM   #7172
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Does the cam adjuster add anything in performance and is it an easy install?
No, and yes in that order. :)

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Old 08-22-2012, 11:03 AM   #7173
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No, and yes in that order. :)

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Do it...If the cam chain jumps ur F-ed
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:59 AM   #7174
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[IMG]Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos[/IMG]

Took a little video. Don't know if it anyone can hear the noise. It's just a light ticking.

I removed the tensioner and made sure it wasn't gummed up or anything. Made sure it went all the way out. Then reset it and put it back in. It only clicked about twice before it stopped. So it wouldn't appear the chain is wore or anything. Maybe checking the valves wouldn't hurt. At least would rule that out. Anyone have specs for an 09. My kawi manual hasn't come in yet.

I would just buy a tensioner at this point if I hadn't just dropped over 500 on my klr to get it back in good running condition. So the tensioner will have to wait at least another pay period.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:08 AM   #7175
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I can't play the video at work to listen... but can you hear it at idle? If so, get a long screwdriver and use it like a stethoscope and see if you can pinpoint where the sound is coming from. If it's coming from the head area, then it might be the valves.

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:09 AM   #7176
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Does it go away with slight RPM increase? Is there a centrifical decomp on the cams? Those can tick a bit, might need an idle adjustment?
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:25 AM   #7177
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Well I tried several ways. Video just won't work... Damn photobucket.

I can hear it at idle. With slight rpm increase it goes away. But approaching 6k comes back again.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:06 PM   #7178
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video works for me. I don't hear the classic "rocks shaking in a coffee can" sound like mine did, but it's hard to tell on my cheapo laptop speaker. Around 6K rpm is the right range though for a CCT issue.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:13 PM   #7179
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Oh I see. It just doesn't have a pic preview. Just the "?" thing. But if you click on it it will still take you to the vid.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:59 PM   #7180
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...I can hear it at idle. With slight rpm increase it goes away. But approaching 6k comes back again.
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...Around 6K rpm is the right range though for a CCT issue.
While I'm always skeptical of internet troubleshooting, and I can't say for sure I hear it in the video, by your description it really does fit a cam chain tensioner problem. At least in early stages you may hear it at idle, and it becomes very prounounced in the 'approaching' 6000 RPM range, then quiets back down at higher engine speeds. Have you ridden it since removing and reinstalling the tensioner? As a temporary measure, you may want to try the method of 'manually adjusting' the automatic tensioner, just to see if it quiets it down.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:05 PM   #7181
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As a temporary measure, you may want to try the method of 'manually adjusting' the automatic tensioner, just to see if it quiets it down.
Yes, fair method of diagnosis, but keep it "temporary" as Lutz suggests. Krieger gives a very good explanation of why this method puts too much tension on the cam chain and can be damaging.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:32 AM   #7182
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Axle f/r diameter?

Anyone happen to know the axle diameter of a 2007 KLX250S?
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:41 PM   #7183
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Does anybody know for sure if the IMS fuel tank for the KLX300 will fit on an '06 250? I see a lot of conflicting info on the web.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:54 PM   #7184
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Does anybody know for sure if the IMS fuel tank for the KLX300 will fit on an '06 250? I see a lot of conflicting info on the web.
Well, I think the conflicting info centers more on the KLX300 tanks fitting the '09 and later models. I have the '06 KLX250S with the KLX300 Acerbis 3.7 gal. tank. Fits perfectly. The '06 and '07 250S are the same bike. I think the major differences came with the '09.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:27 PM   #7185
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SW Motech skidplate for 250S?

I had another member offer to sell a SW Motech skid but can't find a lot of info anywhere. No one seems to recognize it at the Kawasaki forums.

Does anyone have pics of this plate on the bike?

I see the pics at Twisted Throttle (not installed on a bike) and it has an odd angular look with a lot of cutouts. Might look great on the bike though.

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