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Old 01-22-2006, 01:17 PM   #181
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WOOOOO HOOOO! It's back together and it ROCKS. Now we're cookin' with gas!

Here's what I did this week again:

1) 13t C/S sprocket.
2) Air valve plumbing removed and all holes plugged.
3) Pilot air screw out 2.5 turns.
4) Slide vent hole drilled out to 7/64ths.
5) Swapped in a pre-'06 KLX300 49 state needle (N1TC) with clip in slot 2 down from the top.
6) #122 Main Jet.
7) Air box snorkel replaced with Kawasaki partn #14073-1577 high flow unit
8) 1/2" hole drilled in the first baffle plate in the muffler.

Now THIS is the way this bike is supposed to run! Night and day difference! YEAAAA HAAAA!
Ok, we wont accept any more info from ya until it is accompanied by photo's also mister Bmwhd (c'mon whats 'yer name man, I hate call'n ya that)

Sounds like you've got it going on, thanks for sharing the info. I would really like to see what this "high flow" snorkle looks like, so I can make a decision between it or something that I will fabricate. So give us a "percentage of power increase guesstimate" on your mods. Where does the new found power come in at, bottom, midrange or top end of the power band? Elaborate please! Oh, and.........uh........PICTURES PLEASE

Thanks dude! Randy.
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Old 01-22-2006, 01:59 PM   #182
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Ok, we wont accept any more info from ya until it is accompanied by photo's also mister Bmwhd (c'mon whats 'yer name man, I hate call'n ya that)

Sounds like you've got it going on, thanks for sharing the info. I would really like to see what this "high flow" snorkle looks like, so I can make a decision between it or something that I will fabricate. So give us a "percentage of power increase guesstimate" on your mods. Where does the new found power come in at, bottom, midrange or top end of the power band? Elaborate please! Oh, and.........uh........PICTURES PLEASE

Thanks dude! Randy.
Pics of the mods are coming, I promise!

Check out the pics of the snorkle here. These belong to a guy named Tony that posts on kawasakiforums.com in the KLX250S forum.

Here's what I posted on the other forum about my seat of the pants impressions of the changes:
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Throttle response is GREATLY improved with these mods. The bike revs like a banshee compared to stock. I'm no wheelie machine but making the front tire lift is possible in 1st-3rd now.

While the bike is better at all RPMs, the big win for me is top end. I don't mean this improved the top end more than the low or mid, rather that it has a top end now. No more watching revs drop off in a losing battle against physics when in 6th gear.
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Old 01-22-2006, 02:30 PM   #183
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Yup, I'm just a dum-ass, did'nt see it!

I checked out the links that you supplied about the new snorkle and it looks like it will fit in the same hole as the stock snorkle, is that the case?

I am currently doing a re-seal on the valve cover of my KTM LC4 (Thanks Creeper). As soon as I'm done with it, the little KLX is in for some mod time! The items that we are talking about here are the same things, for the most part, that I did to my KTM 2 years ago and it made a noticable difference in that bike. I dont think the KTM was nearly as choked down as the KLX is though. Time will tell.

Thanks all, Randy.

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Old 01-22-2006, 03:30 PM   #184
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Yup, I'm just a dum-ass, did'nt see it!

I checked out the links that you supplied about the new snorkle and it looks like it will fit in the same hole as the stock snorkle, is that the case?

I am currently doing a re-seal on the valve cover of my KTM LC4 (Thanks Creeper). As soon as I'm done with it, the little KLX is in for some mod time! The items that we are talking about here are the same things, for the most part, that I did to my KTM 2 years ago and it made a noticable difference in that bike. I dont think the KTM was nearly as choked down as the KLX is though. Time will tell.



Thanks all, Randy.
Yes, the snorkle is a direct replacement for the stocker. Comes of a KDX I think. Tony found the part number, I just ordered it
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Old 01-22-2006, 03:41 PM   #185
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Hey, I've got a great idea Guinnea pig........ Uh, I mean Mav! Why dont you run down and get a Staintune system, since they are made in your neck of the woods, slap it on the bike, ride it this weekend and give us a ride report on monday! Sounds like a plan.......Ok then, we'll be waiting on the edge of our seats for your report on monday.

Hey Randy,

I finally got a ballpark figure on the muffler and I have an answer for you ... BUY YOUR OWN DAMN MUFFLER !!! lol
$550 - $700 AUS, even taking into account the exchange rate it must be about $400 - $500 US, thats wayyyyyyyy too much for me to replace a working item, I'll go with Todd's hot ups a bit down the track.

P.S. If anyone is interested the KLX 400 radiators are the same part number as our bikes, I was looking at that cause I was looking at radiator guards

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Old 01-22-2006, 05:17 PM   #186
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Just got the reply from the man and here it is

Good day Garry,
Thanks for the enquiry, yes it will fit and retails for $550.00. We do not sell direct so you have to buy it from a bike shop which may charge a few extra dollars for freight.

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Old 01-22-2006, 05:45 PM   #187
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Excellant information Gent's, keep it coming. Hopefully I can add to this pool of knowledge in the near future instead of just sucking it dry, just been kinda busy riding the street bike (Honda VTX 1800) and doing winter maintanence on the KTM. I've got the KLX in my sites though!

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Old 01-22-2006, 05:55 PM   #188
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Anyone rode one of these, and a crf250x ?

I've found a crf250x with plates, but if they are close (figure crf250x with full dualsport kit) in performance, handling, etc than I would just get a new klx250s and be fully legal with no worries about transfering plates


I'll be doign dualsport rides, setra harescrambles

I already have an xr400 with plates for myself, the 250 would be for singletrack/setra for myself, and for dualsporting with the wife
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Old 01-22-2006, 06:05 PM   #189
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Anyone rode one of these, and a crf250x ?

I've found a crf250x with plates, but if they are close (figure crf250x with full dualsport kit) in performance, handling, etc than I would just get a new klx250s and be fully legal with no worries about transfering plates


I'll be doign dualsport rides, setra harescrambles

I already have an xr400 with plates for myself, the 250 would be for singletrack/setra for myself, and for dualsporting with the wife
Get the KLX and turn green, red is evil and overpriced I'm just kidding ya, in all seriousness the KLX is a great bike and I dunno about over there in the states but here is about $3000 cheaper than the rhonda
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Old 01-22-2006, 06:11 PM   #190
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The honda is cheaper, used at 3400 $

vs the klx250s at 4600 $


I already have 2 kawasaki's in the garage, a kx125 for setra, and a kx80 for my son

it's not an issue of what brand is better


but which bike is better, the crf250x or the klx250r, I'm no expert, I'm a VET C rider, so if they are close I wouldnt even notice the difference
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Old 01-22-2006, 07:30 PM   #191
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The honda is cheaper, used at 3400 $

vs the klx250s at 4600 $


I already have 2 kawasaki's in the garage, a kx125 for setra, and a kx80 for my son

it's not an issue of what brand is better


but which bike is better, the crf250x or the klx250r, I'm no expert, I'm a VET C rider, so if they are close I wouldnt even notice the difference
As much as I like my KLX, you're talking apples and oranges here. The Honda is a much more modern design and closer to a race speck enduro than the KLX. That bump in offroad performance is going to come at the price of more frequent maintenance and less street ablity.
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Hi guys, just got back from a short trail ride with the new green meanie and I'm impressed even with the stock gearing it easily went up a steep rutted track that I was uncomfortable on without riding gear. It sure needs that 13 tooth sprocket tho!! It was just a little to quick but I wasn't game to back off and drop the revs for fear of stopping and dropping it. Anyway took some pix if ur interested.
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