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Old 02-24-2013, 09:50 PM   #241
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How big a tire are you looking to mount?

I have a 5.10 rear on mine.

Speaking of which picture whore time...

Another Bad Ass photo.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:38 PM   #242
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Hello all, great thread so far. This is my first bike and it only took me three year to convince my wife. A little history about me. I worked in the ER for eight years and I saw every conceivable type of mishap on a bike. I choose this bike because statistically it is less likely of getting me into trouble. I am loving the confidence inspiring sm wheels. The cornering ability is awesome. I am very interested in getting a set of dirt wheels for this bike as I have already washed out the front on dirt and had to replace handle bars with in the first 2 weeks of owner ship. Luckily I was in full gear which included a hit air vest that worked great, can’t say the same for the xelement pants.
I like the shinko 244 but am not sure if the 3.0 or 4.60 front are the best choice. I see Kawasaki came out with a 140l with a 19 inch front. I wonder about using the 17inch rear and a 19 inch front how this would work. Does anyone know how much this would cost or if it is even possible due to hub sizes?

I was agonizing over the tire choices as well. I have decided that I am going with the 3" on the front and 4.6" on the rear. I know lots of people have ran the larger tires with no issues. But I have decided that the bike is already weak enough and I dont want to weigh it down even more and make it even slower.
And if I don't like that tire set up, I am out a whopping $75. Which is less than what it costs to put my truck on 3/4 of a tank
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:48 PM   #243
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Farkle time...Spring has sprun

well I threw down today on some shinko's for both my KLX's...
Got the 3.0 4.6 combination. will see how that goes!!


Pictures and ride report due next week. Had em out for a warmup ride this week and am getting ready for a St George trip at the end of the month.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:11 PM   #244
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Went for a quick ride last week but didn't get all that far... Usually this road is pretty well traveled throughout the winter but since all the snow came from one storm the plow pile at the end was about 5 feet tall. I made it about a 1/4 mile before I said enough and worked my way back up the road.



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Old 03-05-2013, 08:43 PM   #245
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What size are those shinkos?

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Thanks!

Yeah, after we took the pressure down to 26/27PSI and put a few hundred miles on them they stopped squirming.

Aero -- what size are those shinkos? Looks like a 3.0 and 4.6, but my eye calibration may be off...
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:41 PM   #246
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Shinko's in progress








Getting them on... One by One...
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:05 PM   #247
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Those shinko's look great. I don't do much off pavement stuff, but when my current set runs out, i might be replacing with those. Currently, I have an Avon Pro Extreme Rain up front and a Distanzia on the rear. Real pricey, but they've never let me down for the 90% street riding that i do. how are the Shinko's on the road?
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:14 PM   #248
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I'd place myself at the lower end of being an intermediate rider, don't really push too hard on the street and the Shinko's have been fine for me.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:31 PM   #249
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I'd place myself at the lower end of being an intermediate rider, don't really push too hard on the street and the Shinko's have been fine for me.
Don't cut yourself short Dan0, your better than intermediate
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:14 PM   #250
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But I've only fallen over three times. I haven't leveled up yet.

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Old 03-14-2013, 07:10 PM   #251
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But I've only fallen over three times. I haven't leveled up yet.

Thats more times than I leveled up in SKYRIM! I do remmber you dumped it though coming down a wicked hill in the woods, and you bit it on a curved road I think...and there was that tree branch or something you were trying to go over or around i think...ah well that's enough.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:12 PM   #252
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well I threw down today on some shinko's for both my KLX's...
Got the 3.0 4.6 combination. will see how that goes!!


Pictures and ride report due next week. Had em out for a warmup ride this week and am getting ready for a St George trip at the end of the month.
Thanks for the pics and I really like those tires...alot.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:17 AM   #253
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Thats more times than I leveled up in SKYRIM! I do remmber you dumped it though coming down a wicked hill in the woods, and you bit it on a curved road I think...and there was that tree branch or something you were trying to go over or around i think...ah well that's enough.
Nah didn't drop it going around that tree. You got the first two, third was a 2mph driveway drop stopping on ice the first winter I had the bike.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:31 AM   #254
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Question KLX turn signals

Hey guys, don't mean to hijack the thread but I found no KLX250S forum and had a quick question. I just picked up a 06 KLX250S with 1300 on the odo but noticed when running, the stock turn signals don't act as running lights. Is this normal? They all four blink but that's it. I only ask because I live in a inspection state. Can anyone help? I don't want to try to diagnose a problem that isn't a problem. Thanks
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:03 AM   #255
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The KLX does not have running lights. You're bike is normal.
And there is a S thread called Long Term KLX Review, probably buried on page 10, since we don't have too many problems with the bike.
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