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Old 06-21-2012, 08:48 AM   #6961
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But Ron, we've all heard the stories about your personal plunges into the depths of masochism, and we know about that room in your house.

BTW...is that a cutting board attached to your rear rack there? Who do you think you are?...some kind of traveling motochef, cooking up exotic dishes on the side of the road?
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:37 AM   #6962
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BTW...is that a cutting board attached to your rear rack there? Who do you think you are?...some kind of traveling motochef, cooking up exotic dishes on the side of the road?
No. I used to have a KLR.

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Old 06-21-2012, 09:39 AM   #6963
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Did run a 606 for that 1500 mile ride?
I put Shinko 705's on for the ride.

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Old 06-21-2012, 11:48 AM   #6964
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I think that is for road kill!! Hot off the grill!!
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:42 PM   #6965
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Okay, I get it. And if my seat (on the bike, not the one attached to me) were better I could see it. My seat is a home made unit and could stand some work. My goal was a little extra width and the elimination of the "dip" into which I would eventually slide. I accomplished those goals but it could be firmer and a bit wider where by sit bones rest. Aside from that the KLX was relatively comfortable on the freeway. The windscreen could be higher.

You know what I really want to do is put a longer swingarm on the little sucker. I have a spare swingarm and actually found a guy willing to do it last year but he never got around to it. Just 1.25 inches or 32 mm, the length of a chain link. I've relocated the footpegs backwards a couple inches and I sit further back than on the seat. Having the wheel back a bit would balance the bike out better. Or so I think. Don't know till you go. One of these days it'll happen.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:29 AM   #6966
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Why no Fi in the USA?

Been looking at these in UK and they come with Fi, which seems a good option

I ride a XR250 now and wanted a similar bike, but with Fi and electric/kick

How is the KLX250S?

They seem a lot cheaper than the WR250R in UK too

How about reliability?
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:26 AM   #6967
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Zeta ARMOR handguards on stock bars ?

Ok, so I wanted to install some Zeta ARMOR handguards on my stock bars, but ran into 2 problems:

  1. The brake line gets in the way of the inner clamps on both sides. (Why didn't Kawasaki use a big loop style line like on any other Enduro/MX bike ?)
  2. When I removed the rubber from the end of the grips, I saw THIS There is some kind of inner tube welded inside the bars ... There is no way the expansion bolts will fit into this...


Has anyone else managed to install these handguards on their stock bars ? And if so, how ?
Also, where could I get longer front brake lines ?
And if there is no other option, which bar would you guys recommend getting to replace the stock one ?
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:45 AM   #6968
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Ok, so I wanted to install some Zeta ARMOR handguards on my stock bars, but ran into 2 problems:

  1. The brake line gets in the way of the inner clamps on both sides. (Why didn't Kawasaki use a big loop style line like on any other Enduro/MX bike ?)
  2. When I removed the rubber from the end of the grips, I saw THIS There is some kind of inner tube welded inside the bars ... There is no way the expansion bolts will fit into this...


Has anyone else managed to install these handguards on their stock bars ? And if so, how ?
Also, where could I get longer front brake lines ?
And if there is no other option, which bar would you guys recommend getting to replace the stock one ?
That's a bar end weight. It's easier to get a new set of bars. Get a set of Pro Taper SE bars and be done with it. Or grind out the welds, or drill the hole out a bit and tap it to the threads of the bolt for the handguards.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:00 AM   #6969
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That's a bar end weight. It's easier to get a new set of bars. Get a set of Pro Taper SE bars and be done with it. Or grind out the welds, or drill the hole out a bit and tap it to the threads of the bolt for the handguards.
+1

And the brake line routing on these bikes is terrible. I tried a bunch and ended up with Cycra "center reach" hand guards. I'm still not 100% happy with the placement of the controls and cable routing, but it works.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:56 PM   #6970
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[QUOTE=cjbiker;19002593 I'm still not 100% happy with the placement of the controls and cable routing, but it works.[/QUOTE]

One factor is that we have dual sports which have more "stuff" on the bars than a dirt bike. The straight bit at the outer end of most bars is a bit skimpy for our use since they are intended for dirt bikes.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:28 AM   #6971
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FS Sargent Seat for KLX 250 (S or SF) '09 - '12

This may be of interest to KLX250 owners near Ottawa
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=42
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:32 AM   #6972
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Gotta say love my bike. It took me through stiles pond unintentionally last night. Does it come with gills or something. Never quit. Oil change in the Near future and clean filter
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #6973
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I've gotta broken throttle tube does anybody know if there is an alternate tube to the stock one. I've got a 2010. A quarter turn would b good but I want to retain the stock starter button and kill switch. I thought about using one off my old Kdx or kx. But don't know if I wanna wire in a starter button somewhere else. Any ideas. The stock tube is like 35 bucks. Thanks I have read this whole post and it was some good reading. Too bad I can't remember it all. Probably told me the answer.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:49 PM   #6974
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are these bikes any good for someone who is 6'2 and 280lbs?
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:37 PM   #6975
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are these bikes any good for someone who is 6'2 and 280lbs?
Well, anything's possible, but IMO you're probably a little heavier than optimum for this bike. You'll probably need to respring just about anything you buy, but I think you might be better served with more power. The '06/'07 is a little taller and with more travel, but it's not a powerhouse for a really heavy rider. There is the 351 kit, but at that point maybe a plated 250 KTM, Honda, or such would be better.
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