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Old 11-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #7441
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Installed a ZX600 silencer on my 2009 KLX,Fabbed a midpipe out of a J-Bend I got from Summit Racing.MORE power than the HMF that was on there before,At least SOP dyno,plus very quiet.
Yes,It's Big!
How much fabrication did you have to do on the J-bend? How much heavier than stock?
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:17 AM   #7442
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Just cut out a plate to fit the inlet flange of the big can,the midpipe only has one bend and one weld,runs through the plate at a angle(made it tough to weld in a attractive way) I might remake it over the winter but I was hacking it out quick just in case I didn't like the big silencer.
Hidden by the sidepanel,so it's low priority,I've got a couple of projects in the que before making a new midpipe to replace a functioning one.

Don't know the weight of stock muffler,bike only came with a HMF light,loud can. Dualsports aren't racebikes,so it's quiet for me.Big and heavy makes quiet with good flow,small and light would require restriction to keep the noise level down.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #7443
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Bump!

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:30 PM   #7444
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:13 AM   #7445
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:33 AM   #7446
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Thought about ordering some tires to stud up today. Maybe Santa will bring me some early. Last year my non studded KLx went better than my studded kdx220 in the snow so interested to see how it does studded


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Old 11-20-2012, 02:23 PM   #7447
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I dropped mine off at a shop in Illinois today (customer of mine) for a suspension makeover.



It should be a real bike when I get it back. Too bad it will be December here in Iowa when I do. :(
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:37 PM   #7448
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Bultaco, what suspension mods are you going for?
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:23 PM   #7449
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Heavier springs in the forks with some internal tweaking. And a heavier shock spring and a re-valve. The guy that has it says he knows what I need...plush with the ability to take a high-speed hit. Plus, balancing the bike. (it has a stinkbug stance). I'm not near the rider I used to be but I can over-ride the suspension on this pretty quickly.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:17 PM   #7450
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Hey guys, I have really been digging these KLX250's and have been watching them for a while.

I found a dealer not far from here selling new 2012s for $3899. That seems like a pretty good deal considering they sticker for 5k. Is it? Or am I just not looking very hard.

From what I have been able to find this is only a couple hundred more than used 2009 models I am finding that have 5k miles on them.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:57 PM   #7451
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Sounds good to me. The '13s are on the way, time to make room. Do it.
Even if you find something cheaper further away there's time and fuel to consider.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:36 PM   #7452
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I am thinking about doing the 351cc upgrade.Is this Bill Blue guy the only one who does it?
re-sleeving my cylinder and boring it correctly is not something to be taken lightly and I would not trust this to just anybody.
Boring correctly involves straight(no taper or out-of-round) and proper piston to cylinder clearance as I'm sure most of you know.
Of the ones who have had it done any problems to report or suggestions? Any info appreciated.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:59 PM   #7453
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I am thinking about doing the 351cc upgrade.Is this Bill Blue guy the only one who does it?
re-sleeving my cylinder and boring it correctly is not something to be taken lightly and I would not trust this to just anybody.
Boring correctly involves straight(no taper or out-of-round) and proper piston to cylinder clearance as I'm sure most of you know.
Of the ones who have had it done any problems to report or suggestions? Any info appreciated.
Bill is the only one I'm aware of who does the 351. There are others who do smaller bores. I did the 351 nearly a year ago and have no complaints. My only real issue was a poorly manufactured head gasket shipped with the kit. Bill took care of that right away. Mine is #214 of the series. There have been a rare few failures and these can be chalked up to installer error in nearly all cases (a few poorly manufactured sleeves went out and Bill took care of those too from what I can tell).

I suggest you get a shop manual for the bike (torque specs, instructions, etc), follow Bill's advice, read up on other 351 installs, inspect parts on arrival, take your time, use the proper tools (good torque wrenches for example), and ask questions when you have them. I documented my install on another forum: http://www.kawasakiforums.com/forum/...351-0-a-36944/
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:18 PM   #7454
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I want ANOTHER KLX250....who wants my Ninja 250?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:39 PM   #7455
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I dropped mine off at a shop in Illinois today (customer of mine) for a suspension makeover.



It should be a real bike when I get it back. Too bad it will be December here in Iowa when I do. :(
If you haven't mentioned this already what sort of setup did you use for your rear fender? Looks really clean.
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