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Old 11-05-2008, 05:59 AM   #1
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09 KLX250s Thread

The KLX250s thread is so hugh I cannot find the stuff that works for the 09 so I thought we should have a thread just for it.


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I heard the rear rack at cycleracks.com will fit the 09
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Larger footpegs, I have been told these fit
http://www.imsproducts.com/

And

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/94-07...Q5fAccessories
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As far as I know there are no tanks that "fit" the 09, there are problems with the choke knob. Hopefully someone will make one soon.
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This won't help with bent bars, but the generic Kawasaki bar risers on Twisted Throttle fit my '09. I think I went with a 30mm rise, all cables and whatnot worked fine.
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I have heard good things about the Slipsreamer Spitfire for a wind shield
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Skid Plate
http://www.rockymountainatv.com/prod...#vehicleSelect

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Old 11-05-2008, 01:01 PM   #2
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I've added Cycra Pro U bend handguards and a Ricochet skid plate. I will be replacing the stock carb with a Mikuni pumper carb and that's about it.

p.s. I also have the Metzeler Six Day Extreme knobbies for it. The stock tires are no good in the mud, they plug up pretty badly..
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:41 PM   #3
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I have Maier Woods Pro handguards on the way, I will let everyone know how they fit.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:47 PM   #4
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:36 PM   #5
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Second bike?

I have a 1200GS right now. I use it mainly on pavement, although it's seen some gravel roads. I got the GS instead of a 1200RT mainly because I anticipated dropping the bike (done it a couple times--low speed, no speed), and I didn't want to mess up all that nice fairing on an RT. Plus, it's friggin cool. The GS is an outstanding bike, a keeper.

However, due to the GS's size and frankly, cost, I'm reluctant take it into serious dirt. I also lack any experience with off-road riding. I'm interested in getting something small and light for short rides and to get into the dirty side of motorcycling.

Part of my "scheme" is for this second bike to be for my daughter to learn on when she comes of age for driving in a little over a year. Note that at 5'10", she's almost as tall as me.

I'm intrigued by the KLX250S. Is this the right bike or should I be considering something else, instead of or in addition to?
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:15 PM   #6
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I'm intrigued by the KLX250S. Is this the right bike or should I be considering something else, instead of or in addition to?
Sounds like the perfect bike for what you want. If your daughter was short I might say different, but she's got an inch on me.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:56 AM   #7
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My Daugther is 5 7 and I got her an 09 KLX250s. The seat has been shaved down about an inch. The bike is still a bit tall for her, but she loves the bike.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:28 AM   #8
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I'm intrigued by the KLX250S. Is this the right bike or should I be considering something else, instead of or in addition to?
I have a 1200GS and I'd never even consider riding it in the woods. The KLX250S for me is perfect and I also share it with my 15 year old son.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:39 AM   #9
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:12 PM   #10
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My '09 is extremely cold-natured. Choke knob doesn't seem to allow partial opening either...it's more of an on/off switch. Apparently, a re-jet could fix this cold naturedness(???), but I'm hesitant to do any mods until after a good breakin period. Even at that, I'm quite happy with power output and don't see rejetting for power alone.

Currently, there's a flat spot (more like a brick wall) around 3000rpm, and the engine won't rev past that until it's fully hot....unless it's choked, then it idles around 4000rpm. Thus, I'd like a variable choke as well.

Just got the bike 10 days ago and happy in every way, except for the warmup/choke stuff. And that'll probably get better after breakin.
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:28 PM   #11
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My '09 is extremely cold-natured. Choke knob doesn't seem to allow partial opening either...it's more of an on/off switch. Apparently, a re-jet could fix this cold naturedness(???), but I'm hesitant to do any mods until after a good breakin period. Even at that, I'm quite happy with power output and don't see rejetting for power alone.

Currently, there's a flat spot (more like a brick wall) around 3000rpm, and the engine won't rev past that until it's fully hot....unless it's choked, then it idles around 4000rpm. Thus, I'd like a variable choke as well.

Just got the bike 10 days ago and happy in every way, except for the warmup/choke stuff. And that'll probably get better after breakin.
Mine is the same way. Oddly, a friend bought an identical '09 a week before me, same dealer, same shop setting it up, lives at same altitude as me (5500'). His is only moderately fussy when cold.

I bought the Dynojet kit to see what it does, haven't done it yet. Note that even in the Dynojet docs (if I understood it right) they say that jetting does not change idle mixture or cold start performance. I think that for that you need to drill over the mixture screw cover and play with that. I will start with that, then mess with jetting. Just haven't had a chance the past few weekends.
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:33 PM   #12
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I bought mine a month ago, to have something smaller and lighter than my gs1100. Iam real happy with it. Did my first oil change today. spring on filter is a bit tricky and I put in exactly 1.5 quarts and it a little high on the window. Iam getting 65mpg. A lot of people think its under powered, i feel its just fine. it is only a 250. My jetting is spot on and cold starting no problem.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:30 PM   #13
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Thanks guys. Sold!
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:32 AM   #14
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Thanks guys. Sold!
Hey NJ-GS when you get yours let me know, we can go for a ride. I just picked mine up yesterday.
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:40 AM   #15
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A couple of threads on Acerbis tank on the 09

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...02#post6856102

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...68#post7332868
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