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Old 11-18-2009, 09:00 AM   #181
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back roads at 55 or 60 mph on my GPS are fine, highway is not it's thing IMHO.

Just remember your speedo says your going 65 mph but your going at least 8-9 mph slower than that.

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Can any one tell me how this bike does on the highway? I'm thinking about picking one for some serious touring next summer, yeah that right touring. I'll stick to mostly back roads but want to be able to hit the highway for a stretch if I have to.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:50 PM   #182
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Is there any kinda fix for the speedo error?
Like a different drive gear from a 250 motard or 400 that might be more accurate?
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:35 PM   #183
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Is there any kinda fix for the speedo error?
Like a different drive gear from a 250 motard or 400 that might be more accurate?
Just take your GPS with you. I haven't heard of any other fix.

But, riding without the fix is a nice way to stay out of trouble with the dispensers of Performance Awards.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:45 PM   #184
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Mine isn't off by 8~9, more like 5~6.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:59 PM   #185
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Mines off about 10%, so the faster you're going, the more it's off.
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:32 PM   #186
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Can any one tell me how this bike does on the highway? I'm thinking about picking one for some serious touring next summer, yeah that right touring. I'll stick to mostly back roads but want to be able to hit the highway for a stretch if I have to.
I have done successive 350 to 450 km days on mine without too much pain on two lane secondary highways through some big mountain passes. Anything bigger or faster the 90 kph is not much fun though. I would much prefer to do that sort of think on a bigger thumper like a husky or as the finger man says on a 640, but for gravel and backroads, trails etc I wouldn't want anything more.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:37 AM   #187
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:54 PM   #188
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Uh did you have a bit of spare time on your hands?
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:27 PM   #189
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My '09 auxiliary tank will be up to Revision A with the addition of a bumper bar welded along the side of the tank. Some have questioned how tough the aluminum skin is, and while we have had several falls on that side of the bike, with zero issues, the bumper bar will be added. No change in the price. Thanks.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:30 PM   #190
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Anyone have the HMF exhaust with quiet baffle insert on their KLX250s?

Wondering how it compares with the FMF pipe for quality and sound and any increase in performance.
I had the HMF and it was way way too loud, insert or no. I've never heard the FMF. The Two Brothers muffler with their quiet tip has a great sound. Not too loud, but you know you have a pipe on it.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:26 PM   #191
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Where are people getting an 09 service manual from, I did a search and could not find anything.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:50 PM   #192
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I ordered my manual from the dealer when I bought the bike. I think it took about 2 weeks to get it. Forgot what it cost but well worth the money.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:13 PM   #193
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I got a cd service manual off ebay and have the pdf saved on my pc.
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:53 AM   #194
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Where are people getting an 09 service manual from, I did a search and could not find anything.

Couple of handy sites:

http://www.klx250s.suncup.net/

http://kawasakiforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20710


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Old 12-05-2009, 04:37 AM   #195
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I had the HMF and it was way way too loud, insert or no. I've never heard the FMF. The Two Brothers muffler with their quiet tip has a great sound. Not too loud, but you know you have a pipe on it.
Thanks Bake! I don't need loud, just looking for a bit better breathing for the little 250....
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