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Old 06-06-2009, 10:27 AM   #76
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The 09 is set up to be extremely lean from the factory. It needs choke to start and it needs choke to warm up. give it four or five minutes. If you let it sit for a few days and it won't start right away, pull on the choke and as you are pushing the start button rock the bike back and forth a few times and it should flash right up. Weird but true.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:40 PM   #77
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I generally let mine warm up for a couple of minutes. It will stall out if you try to turn the choke off too soon. An option you can use if you don't like your bike revving at 3500 RPM all that time is to just hold the choke lever partially out.
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:36 PM   #78
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Thanks guys. That did the trick.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:40 AM   #79
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wow been waiting for this thread. ill have to keep an eye on it, but for now, THIS THREAD IS USELESS W/O PICTURES.



tire companys must love me. if you want more info on my bike, check my sig.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:54 AM   #80
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Hey Punk, sweet looking bike, what is that new back tire you have on there now? Need name AND size!!! Thanks
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:12 PM   #81
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dunlop 606 rear, 120-90 im pritty sure. ive tryed the 130 and i think it was to much for the bike.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:59 PM   #82
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So, if I sell my cherry '04 KLR650 to buy one of these am I going to regret it?
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:23 PM   #83
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NOPE!! unless you do lots of highway riding. for anything else they are a blast to ride once you power them up some.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:16 AM   #84
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NOPE!! unless you do lots of highway riding. for anything else they are a blast to ride once you power them up some.
I do NO highway riding. My KLR puts my hands to sleep within five miles.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:27 AM   #85
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I had a KLR for 3 years but got tired of crashing it in the sand every time I went out, had the KLX since last fall and like it a lot. No comparison off road, like night and day. It is not a highway bike but it is a total blast on back roads and in town. Hoping to do a longer road trip on it soon.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:26 AM   #86
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I do NO highway riding. My KLR puts my hands to sleep within five miles.
Then a KLX would be a good ride for you. They do need to be modded to get the power out of them though, which means a fairly loud pipe. I am planning a trip across B.C. in August.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:02 PM   #87
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Then a KLX would be a good ride for you. They do need to be modded to get the power out of them though, which means a fairly loud pipe. I am planning a trip across B.C. in August.
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:35 PM   #88
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My 2009 KLX250S

I'm proud of my 2009 KLX and all my mods. Let me know what you guys think...





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Old 07-09-2009, 05:27 AM   #89
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Hey guys,

I have been lurking this thread for a while and finally got the itch to ask the question:

It appears that the target buyer of this bike is looking for a capable offroad street-legal machine of the 250 variety. Im sure you are all pretty familiar with the market offerings & associated costs (WR250r, 250xcw, tc250, etc...). Why did you choose this bike over the WR250r? Do you regret it, was it worth the cost savings?

I know im talking to a biased bunch of enthusiasts here, but what the hell... sell me on it
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:13 AM   #90
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My gf might be getting a new KLX250S, as her first bike. I was quoted about $4500 out the door at 2 places, so I'll have to let them battle it out if we pull the trigger. The only thing I want is an oversized tank that's a bolt on with no mods required, any luck with that yet?
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