09 KLX250s Thread

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

  1. mikesova

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    Here's a couple more shots:

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    I hate how far forward it pivots. If there were a stop to limit the travel out, it wouldn't lean quite as bad. Is this normal for everybody else?

    I've added the height of 2 plastic cutting boards to the base of the kickstand. I did cause the bike to sit a bit higher. I added a D606 which will cause the bike to sit higher and I've resprung it with stiffer springs.
  2. 250senuf

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    It looks as though only the rear edge of the stand's foot is touching rather than the whole oval contacting the floor or is that an illusion caused by the camera angle? The stand does seem to have too forward an angle.
  3. mikesova

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    Well, I did it. I was in the garage after a ride and thought I would try bending my stand in a bit to allow the bike to sit a little more level...and I broke the stand. I was leaning the bike over and putting pressure on the stand with my foot pushing it towards the bike and snap. I dropped the bike in my garage and tweaked the right side mirror in the process. So, now I have busted kickstand. It broke pretty cleanly at the bottom weld of that "box" on the backside that the spring pin is on. Now I'm not sure if I should take this to a shop and have it fixed/modified or just order a new kickstand and see how that is.

    Any suggestions?
  4. redpillar

    redpillar Been here awhile

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    You might want to take it to a welding shop and have it bent the way you want when you get it fixed.
  5. armycopter

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    I would order new, but that's just how I roll. I don't like my bike having less than perfect stuff on it. (yes I know it's a dirt bike!)

    Sorry to hear about your kickstand...
  6. ER70S-2

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    Maybe this will help you decide: new ones are $56 at Bike Bandit.
  7. mikesova

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    I saw that. On one hand, I think that I'd like to see what a new one would look like, on the other hand I think if I had a welder fix, reinforce, and lengthen the one I've got, I might be better off.
  8. Murf2

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    I think I'd fix what you've got. What if you buy a new stand & the problem is that the lug on the frame was welded on wrong? Yes, I am cheap.

    Murf
  9. ER70S-2

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    On the DR650, it's the frame tab that bends, but rarely. Those guys are able to bend them back, using the mounted kickstand as the lever. :gdog
  10. Raptorman

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    The DR650 kickstand is chrome-moly and once bent it requires a hydraulic press to bend it back. I tired heating it and used a "large" hammer with no luck. Buddy of mine had access to a press and even then he said it took some time. Not all kickstands are created equal. Just ask KTM owners. ;-)

    The kickstand on my 2010 KLX250S is not bent in that forward configuration. Not sure what happen there. The bike stands maybe 15-20 degrees off vertical when the kickstand is down.
  11. Raptorman

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  12. outdoornate65

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    Dude, Gotta comment on the paint-job you're rocking on your floor jack. Very Sweet.

    BTW: My oldest daughter lives a couple miles down the road in Beaverton.

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  13. dirtpath

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    hey guys, i also want to know about the seat, do you know if i can make a new wider seat? they told me that the seat that i allready have is too narrow and i cannot make a wider one, there is no space
  14. outdoornate65

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    Hey guys,
    Wondering if you guys know of anyone (other than Corbin) that is making a lowered seat for the KLX?
    The folks at Seat Concepts only make a wider seat for the bike.

    Guess I could use links to bring the bike down a bit?

    FWIW, I'm a stocky, 5'9" old fart.

    Thanks...

    Nate
  15. BeenThere

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    I have a Sargant on mine. Wider than stock and an inch lower. Pretty hard but I like it that way.
  16. 250senuf

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    Talk to Seat Concepts, I think they can make lower foam.
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    their std seat is lower than stock anyway, so is the Sargent..... I need a taller seat :cry
  18. mikesova

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  19. mikesova

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    Small world. Btw, the floor jack came like that ;)
  20. 250senuf

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    Talk to Seat Concepts they might be able to make a taller foam/cover. :D