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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by TomN, Nov 5, 2008.
dunlop 606 rear, 120-90 im pritty sure. ive tryed the 130 and i think it was to much for the bike.
So, if I sell my cherry '04 KLR650 to buy one of these am I going to regret it?
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.
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.
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.
I'm proud of my 2009 KLX and all my mods. Let me know what you guys think...
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
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?
$1000 price difference is huge for a $5000 bike. I certainly don't regret getting the KLX; I love it.. If I'd paid $6000 for a WR, I'd probably have permanent buyer's remorse knowing I could've gotten a KLX for $1000 less.
~ a 1100 dollars will take this bike a long way.
jet kit $60
free mods $0
skid plate $80
bars and guards $150
fork springs $200
bigger tank $200
another $600 turns that bike into a 350.
Nothing yet that's a bolt on and ride..
I really enjoy my KLX, it is a fun bike to ride, fairly inexpensive, cheap to run and will go anywhere my bones want to go. I wish it had more power for highway running but you can't have everything.
I do not like the noise of the Muzzy exhaust but without it the bike is pretty tame.
Found an '07 for sale with 600 miles, if I can get it for $2500 she'll have it this weekend!
That is a good deal.
Well they wouldn't bite on $2500 so I just bought a red '09 for $4709 out the door! I pick it up Monday or Tuesday!
Stopped by Skagit Powersports in Burlington WA yesterday and was offered a demo ride on their modified KLX250SM, (now a 351). It had the 351 kit, FMF pipe and can, and pumper carb. It felt and sounded wonderful. I'm not much of a wheelie guy, but just rolling the throttle on in second at about 20 raised the wheel nicely without shifting my weight or anything.
They dyno'd it at each stage of modification. Told me the gain from the increased bore, then how much more with the pipe. Said the carb was a waste of time and money. Suggested just rejetting the stock carb would be fine.
They bought ten of these bikes and are selling them "stock" for just under four thousand plus tax, title, and license. They will install all the upgrades for you if you want them. I think he said everything but the carb would add about 1500, but this was off the top of his head.
I was so impressed I thought briefly of buying one, but I really have no need for a Motard. Also, I'd probably have a hard time controlling my right hand and would end up with some sort of ticket.
So, why am I posting about this bike on the KLX250S thread. Well, it's the same motor so anyone could do the same thing to their S model. I just wanted to give my impression of how nice the power was. I have no connection with them other than I've bought a couple of new bikes and other stuff from them
Anyone that lives close enough can go get a demo ride to see for themselves how nice it is.
I found that they have a video on their website about this bike.
Where's the best places to order parts online for this bike?? Definitely need skid plate and radiator guards to start
EDIT: Ordered Unabiker radiator guards in black, and will be ordering a skid plate from B&B - looks like the best protection out of a couple (less expensive) ones I found.