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Old 12-05-2009, 04:39 AM   #196
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Where are people getting an 09 service manual from, I did a search and could not find anything.
I downloaded mine from the Kawi site:

http://www.kawasakiforums.com/forum/...ad.php?t=28538
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Old 12-05-2009, 02:23 PM   #197
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Crazy stock speedo error, and fix

I've had my 09 KLX since last March, putting on 13,000 km (50/50) and loving it. Looks like this weekend is my last tho, as the snow is moving in up here in Ottawa, Ontario (thank goodness for heated gloves - and yes the stock stator will handle a pair).

Overall I love the bike (rejetted with snorkel and drilled stock exhaust), with enough power to just get by, and a great 'plush' suspension (I don't jump much, mostly trails and a daily commute).

But one thing that *really* bugged my about the bike was that the speedo was +10% fast. As I really got bored with doing the mental math constantly I started looking around for an in-line digital speedo adjuster. There are a few out there, but I couldn't bring myself to part with over $100 to fix the problem. But then I found a real winner by http://www.12oclocklabs.com/ - less expensive than the competition, in-line with stock connectors (install was a snap and the instructions were easy-peasy), and the performance is rock-solid. Nicely packaged (it's *tiny*), and has a neat top-speed replay feature too. I managed a true 120kmh with no wind, and 130kmh with a slight tail wind.

Anyway, hopefully this post will help out any others that can't stand the stocker's 'optimistic' speed reporting. Note that I have no connection with the company ... just a very satisfied customer (one that's not impressed very often).

All I need now is a spare set of wheels to save my good knobbies for the trails (I'm getting tired of swapping tires for those more serious trail-rides), and lengthened cables to get my bars higher than the small 1-inch rise that I managed to get with the stock cables.


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Old 12-07-2009, 07:52 AM   #198
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Great (cold) day in the Santa Ana Mts yesterday. Thomas little KLX was having a blast!

She needs a better front tire though!

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Old 12-07-2009, 02:03 PM   #199
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There are a few out there, but I couldn't bring myself to part with over $100 to fix the problem. But then I found a real winner by http://www.12oclocklabs.com/ - less expensive than the competition, in-line with stock connectors (install was a snap and the instructions were easy-peasy),
Still 80 bucks.... Sure is a clever little package though.

I would rather buy a GPS unit than that.
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:39 AM   #200
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Still 80 bucks.... Sure is a clever little package though.

I would rather buy a GPS unit than that.

Ya, I agree that if it was $20 cheaper it would be easier to justisfy- but in my case I'm commuting (without my gps) about 8000 kms per year, and for some reason I'm always having to check and reduce my speed to avoid tickets .... and I found the constant "it's not really 90km" every time I looked down to be irritating.
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:42 AM   #201
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Great (cold) day in the Santa Ana Mts yesterday. Thomas little KLX was having a blast!

She needs a better front tire though!

+1 on the front tire..... good on the tarmac, sucks on loose stuff (Had to tweak my triples -way- too many times with the stocker). I found the 606 front and back did a better job on the trail, but still OK on the road
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:33 AM   #202
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:16 AM   #203
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i get a lot of people i see on trails that think its a dirt bike till they see a plate. blah blah blah, WAIT, THATS PLATED? yes, in fact is it .
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:15 AM   #204
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How did you get it so clean?

Here is mine from my summer trip
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:58 PM   #205
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How did you get it so clean?
guess some one here knows me. i cleaned it cus im unemployed and waiting for my first check, so its been limited to job hunting. other than that i have been bumming rides. once i get a check, ill post some proper pictures of my klx, maybe right after a good winter rain .

Edit: oh and notice the plate doesnt look like its falling off anymore, i lost it (again).
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:38 AM   #206
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I am really liking this latest KLX.
With its 6 speeds, add a big cylinder and a rack, it sure looks to be a good all-rounder.
I'm really trying to justify it!
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:17 AM   #207
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Motorcycle USA best dual-sport of the year is! KLX250!

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/2/5359...09-Awards.aspx
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:40 AM   #208
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I think you got ALL the goodie off that rear tire
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:52 PM   #209
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part of the unemployment thing. once i get a job, some new tires and a trip are in the plans.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:09 PM   #210
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punkenduro, we're in the same boat. If it gets any worse they're going to repo the cup o' noodles I just ate lol.
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