09 KLX250s Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by TomN, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Dirtmongrel

    Dirtmongrel Been here awhile

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    ^^^^ what dealership? I've seen them in both Extreme Machine in Millstone on RT33 and at the dealer in Toms River on RT37... try around
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  2. kmbelt

    kmbelt n00b

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    I have found a dealership here in Kentucky that will sell me an 09' for $4295 + TTL.

    Their websites states the following
    "No hidden fees,no freight, no setup, no dealer prep, no doc fees. Only add tax & license."

    I have not bit the bullet yet, but am saving up to. I don't want to finance it, so it might take a little while.
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  3. pavemike

    pavemike I fall down alot

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    Quick question for you team green experts: My buddy just bought an '09 250s, and wanted to put some handguards on. He went to the stealership and picked up some handguards, but the dealer told him that he needs to buy new handlebars to mount these. Apparently Kawasaki welded about 3" of weight into the ends of the bars? Has anyone mounted guards onto the stock handlebars (and how did you do it), or do you need to purchase aftermarket bars? Forgive my question, I'm a suzuki guy :shog and I dont have the 250s here infront of me to check it out. Thanks! :clap
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  4. mscardig

    mscardig BackInDaSaddle

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    Dude ... the mod's are happening quickly for me , can you post some pic's of your ride? I'm looking at doing a lot of the mod's you've already done and want more detail ... cig lighter? radiator guards? footpegs? Tell me more!
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  5. GB

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    Well, I installed Cycra Pro Bend with the U clamp and I wish I had replaced the handlebars, had I known about this.. It's a major PITA to drill through it, I would change the bars in a heartbeat next time, so yes, he's not bs'ing you, changing them out, is a lot easier than drilling through the ends. Oh, and by the time I drilled through, the bars were so hot that they melted the glue holding the grips in place, so I had to replace those too. :baldy
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  6. TomN

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    I put new bars on after trying to drill out the plugs.
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  7. c_m_shooter

    c_m_shooter Ninja Warrior

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    Just take a pipe cutter to the bars about a quarter inch from the ends. When it isn't cutting anymore, just grab the end with a pair of vise grips and pull the thing out.
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  8. pavemike

    pavemike I fall down alot

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    Thanks for the input guys, I'll make sure he reads this (I'm guessing that he will just end up getting some aftermarket bars). :clap
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  9. redpillar

    redpillar Been here awhile

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    I installed acerbis guards on my stock bars by just tapping the hole in the weight with a 1/4" thread and it worked well. I have since then stuck a set of renthal jmmy button bend bars on for the extra height.
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  10. k-tobin

    k-tobin |< |\/| ''|''

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    hey guys, I've been considering buying a KLX250 and was wondering about how they handled on the highway. I'm planning on using it for some communting, I can get there using mostly secondary roads but am wondering if they have enough power to handle 100+ speeds. any imput would be helpful
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  11. GB

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    The bike has 6 gears and it will easily do 100km/h, I've done 120km/h with mine, but it's not a bike I would want to ride on multilane highways like we have around here, but 2 lane secondary highways shouldn't be a problem.
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  12. ghoo

    ghoo Adventurer

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    Excellent thread. I have an 09 that I bought new in June 08. 4k miles on her to date. Spend most of my time tooling around the northern catskills, southern Albany county of New York. Love this bike.
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  13. redpillar

    redpillar Been here awhile

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    In stock form it will do 120 klics but not much more if going up hill. I really like mine for commuting to work with is a twenty minute ride but as Gboy says it is not much fun on multilane heavy traffic stuff. With the usual mods it has tons more power and except for the noise is even more fun to ride.
    It is even more fun in the bush
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  14. NJ-GS

    NJ-GS Been here awhile

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    Took delivery yesterday; $5,164 out the door. Prossibly not the cheapest, but fair.

    Price = $4,167
    Destination/freight = $495
    Tire fee = $3
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  15. redpillar

    redpillar Been here awhile

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    Have fun.
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  16. redpillar

    redpillar Been here awhile

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  17. GoThere@50

    GoThere@50 I'm Going

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    I've been looking hard at this bike and took an '09 out for a ride. Loved it! Like it's big brother the KLR, it has tons of modification potential. Very easy to add HP to this bike. My KLR is still in surgery but I think the KLX will be keeping me active while I finish it. :D
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  18. uelansh

    uelansh n00b

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  19. redpillar

    redpillar Been here awhile

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    I know some guys are installing the vortex throttle but not sure which one.
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  20. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Unless the bars are "fat bars", 1 1/8" diameter, you won't need a mount kit.

    Any 7/8" bar will mount right up.

    Otherwise, the list seems about right. I use Gorilla Glue to mount grips, but grip glue seems to be the right stuff...:thumb
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