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Old 04-12-2009, 11:17 PM   #16
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try out sprocket specialists.com. last year they made me a 48t for around $60 iirr.
anyone here that can reccomend me a new set of handlebars. the old stock ones have been bent/bent back, bent/bent back one too many times. something a little taller would be ok too. does it really matter as far as fit to the bike is concerned?
You can get these for $28.

Tusk T-10 Aluminum Handlebar ATV Sport Bend




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They're super tall - even a smidge higher than the OEM bars.
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:31 PM   #17
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You can get these for $28.

Tusk T-10 Aluminum Handlebar ATV Sport Bend




At Rockymountainatv.com

They're super tall - even a smidge higher than the OEM bars.
Don't crash with em though

I had the Mini-Hi bend real sweet bend and narrow for the woods but the first time I wiped out in the woods the bars bent pretty bad.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:09 PM   #18
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Question Klr Jetting

Hey guys,

Could anybody possibly let me know how my bike (stock 89' klr250) would perform if i removed the snorkel from the airbox, and then jetted it correctly without adding a new exhaust? would it have more power? would it be able to breathe correctly without a performance exhaust?

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Old 04-15-2009, 10:27 PM   #19
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Hey guys,

Could anybody possibly let me know how my bike (stock 89' klr250) would perform if i removed the snorkel from the airbox, and then jetted it correctly without adding a new exhaust? would it have more power? would it be able to breathe correctly without a performance exhaust?

Thanks-EYY
If it's running good in stock form, don't mess with it, The 250 makes usable power.
Any mods you make will require Re-jetting, and that's usually a 3 month ordeal till ya get it right.
Trust me, the HP gains are minimal compared to the hassle required..

My advice is spend your time getting the suspension set up for your weight & riding conditions- get the bike to stick before you get it to kick..
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:38 AM   #20
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Here's the latest stuff I've done on my 1994 klr 250, Added Ricochet off road skid plate, bark buster VPS full aluminum back bone hand guards, 14 tooth counter sprocket for the dirt, and got a second set of wheels that I put IRC VE33/35 tires on.
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:25 PM   #21
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sorry to ask such a noob question but....... i've been looking for a good beginer bike for my girlfriend. i cam e across a klr 250 for a good price but no elec start. how hard or is it even possible to add electric start?
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:42 PM   #22
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sorry to ask such a noob question but....... i've been looking for a good beginer bike for my girlfriend. i cam e across a klr 250 for a good price but no elec start. how hard or is it even possible to add electric start?
There's an electric start kit available for the Mojave 250 ATV, which uses the same engine, but it's very expensive and difficult to fit. My wife has no problem kick starting her 250, but if I had to do it all again I'd look for a good used DR350 with a button.
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:46 PM   #23
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I might as well get a shot of my wife's bike in here. It's a '92 KLR250 that's set up for the trip to last weekend's WARP trip in Kernville, CA. My wife's a real trooper, and rode the thing 883 miles over the course of 3 days, smiling the whole way.

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Old 05-03-2009, 11:29 AM   #24
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I've the opportunity to check out a 04 KLR250 xcept it's a long drive. Only trouble is I've no idea if it'll fit my size and would like to know before I drive out to check it out. I'm 5'7. Will this bike be ok for me? I tried out a super sherpa and that was fine with leg room to spare.

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Old 05-03-2009, 11:53 PM   #25
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I've the opportunity to check out a 04 KLR250 xcept it's a long drive. Only trouble is I've no idea if it'll fit my size and would like to know before I drive out to check it out. I'm 5'7. Will this bike be ok for me? I tried out a super sherpa and that was fine with leg room to spare.

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You can always reduce the preload on the rear shock such that it compresses further from stock which will get you closer to the ground.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:05 AM   #26
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I've the opportunity to check out a 04 KLR250 xcept it's a long drive. Only trouble is I've no idea if it'll fit my size and would like to know before I drive out to check it out. I'm 5'7. Will this bike be ok for me? I tried out a super sherpa and that was fine with leg room to spare.

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I'm 5' 7" and the KLR250 is an ideal height for me
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:12 AM   #27
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I'm 5' 7" and the KLR250 is an ideal height for me
My wife is 5'4" and has a short inseam. We put Kouba links on the rear to drop it down about an inch, and it's perfect for her. You should have no trouble with the stocker, IMHO.
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:52 PM   #28
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first KLR

picked up a 01 KLR 250 for cheap. kinda ugly in a cute way.

hauls my 200+ pound ass up to 70 on level ground, very nice on gravel and single track though there is NO power to loft the front end at all.
Also geared really low which is ok on the trails but, even there its a bit low. 1st is really a granny gear. Anyone know the stock sprocket sizes?
It is also pretty sluggish. has an old aftermarket silencer on it that is not very effective. I'll be swapping it out for something quiet.

Really a pretty nice little bike. I want to get my wife riding it and I think the power delivery is really good for a beginner. Biggest issue is getting her to embrace the kick only starting.

Any standard upgrades folks do to these or weak spots that need to be addressed?

Thanks for reading this, if you got this far.

Thanks for the links on the first page. great info on those sites
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:42 PM   #29
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Welcome to a very sweet ride!

The "twofiddy" has had lots of local fun so far and am planning a longer trip up to Alleghany State Forest this summer.
I've found the bike performs well stock but some open the air box and rejet for a little more power. I haven't seen the need yet - but there are several big brothers in the stable to satisfy those urges.

Some sites I've found useful:

http://www.klr650.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=41

http://home.earthlink.net/~klr250inf...ange/index.htm

http://klrworld.com/forums/index.php?board=76.0

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=377
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:17 PM   #30
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Pics and first farkle

My new 'little burro' KLR 250. One little blemish Need a new headlight cover

first farkle- Storage

Dont laugh? it was a Free upgrade and provides a ton of storage and a platform to carry other stuff.








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