09 KLX250s Thread

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

  1. Trueweltall

    Trueweltall Backyard Bike Mechanic

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    I just bought a 2009 KLX250SF, I pick it up tomorrow. Insurance is so much cheaper then it was for my CBR 900RR.

    Sadly I can see myself dropping another 1,000 into little odds and ends for this bike.
  2. skubidoobie

    skubidoobie Loves to Ride

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    Well B&B is still in the process of checking to see if their skidplate fits the '09, so in the meantime I ordered a few parts. Unabiker radiator guards, Renthal Carmichael Red/Silver bars, black/red Renthal bar pad, Pro Grips 791 black/red triple density grips, iron cross grip donuts, black Acerbis Rally Pro hand guards, LightSpeed Performance carbon fiber frame guards, Works Connection rear calliper guard, and WheelingCycleSuppy's Edge smoked led tail light kit - red axle blocks - aluminum throttle tube. Just need the skidplate and oversize gas tank!
  3. punkenduro

    punkenduro now in a cage...

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    damn, it looks like that 351 does a lot, i have to try to do wheelys in first, he just twist the throttle and the front went up. 2nd gear, i wont even bother.
  4. Fireman1000

    Fireman1000 Long timer

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    What tires are those, and what rise bars?
  5. Trueweltall

    Trueweltall Backyard Bike Mechanic

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    Well I put about ten miles on the bike today, it feels like a toy compared to my 900RR. It is pretty light and easy to bring inside myself. I really have to rev this thing up to get it to scoot along.

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  6. skubidoobie

    skubidoobie Loves to Ride

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    Well today I picked up the bike with zero miles on it, has about 40 now, and 10 or so are off road. First impression "Hmmmm, there's no power here" but that quickly changed to "Wow this little bike is a ton of fun" as soon as I hit dirt. I was just too used to my Bandit, and haven't been on a dirtbike in a couple years. When I got close to home I decided to check out the old trails, but I was very depressed to find Posted signs and new construction in what used to be great riding locations. So I managed to find some ways around and new trails, and some gnarly mud holes that I remembered, all rutted out from Jeeps and such as they always were. This little bike had no problem going anywhere, and I went up (and down) some nasty hills I didn't expect to come across. Over roots, through mud, some rocks, hard packed dirt, soft dirt, and sand. These tires hate deep sand, the only thing that made the bike squirrely. I had one hell of a time today! :evil
  7. skubidoobie

    skubidoobie Loves to Ride

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    So I ended up ordering a jet kit, K&N filter, and full FMF exhaust. I need more power and sound! Still need a skid plate, RockyMountain is out of stock on theirs and B&B's hasn't been tested to fit.
  8. NJ-GS

    NJ-GS Been here awhile

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    How closely does everyone follow the factory recommendation of not exceeding 4,000 rpms for the first 500 miles (page 44 of 2009 MOM)? Heck, the bike barely goes over 40 mph at 4,000 rpms.
  9. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    Ordering the 351 kit in 5 . . . . .4 . . . . . . 3 . . . . .2 . . . . . 1. . . . .












    :hide
    :lol3

    Congrat's on the new bike. I'm giving seriouis thought to dumping my KLR and getting one.
  10. skubidoobie

    skubidoobie Loves to Ride

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    Well fug dude, I went two up with my gf up Montgomery mountain today so I could bring my gf somewhere with a couple miles of dirt road today to help her learn to ride, 4K is NOT going to get 345lbs ish up there lol.
    Edit: Oh yeah, I have about 80-90 miles on the bike now and its been down twice, which must be against what the manual says too "Cannot drop within warranty period" lol
  11. NJ-GS

    NJ-GS Been here awhile

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    Umm...aren't these bikes made to be dropped?
  12. Trueweltall

    Trueweltall Backyard Bike Mechanic

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    I have 100 miles on my bike as of tonight. I can not keep it under 4k rpm to scoot around town and to and from work. I drive it how I would drive anything else and it has been running like a champ. However it seems pointless to take this thing past 8k rpm...
  13. redpillar

    redpillar Been here awhile

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    You won't find anything past 8k. Most guys just ride them easy for the first couple of hundred miles and then start running them up to redline and back. Just don't do a continuous rpm. You will feel it loosen up after a while.
  14. Nightrunner

    Nightrunner Long timer

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    Like the man says this is a controversial topic and probably the subject of many threads here. But FWIW

    http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

    So anyway I drooling over the 09 KLX and may be picking one up soon. Great tread. Seems to be very few complaints about this bike.
  15. Corytrade

    Corytrade n00b

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    So I am ready to start modding my 09 KLX250s. The first thing I want to get is a new pipe. All I can really find on the interweb is the FMF, Muzzy, and one on MotorcycleSuperstore.com (atomic something). Is this all that is out there, or am I failing on goggle? If it is between the FMF and the Muzzy, which do you recommend?
  16. TomN

    TomN Long timer

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    I'm up to 2600 miles on mine, got it last fall and rode it like normall from the start, no keep it below 4000 rpm or anything. Running great.
  17. redpillar

    redpillar Been here awhile

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    Check out this page

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3008242&postcount=1645

    Check out this site

    http://kawasakiforums.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=71

    Hope this helps
  18. bdefen

    bdefen Been here awhile

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    I've attached five photos of my KLX250S tail rack. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>[/font]

    Photo 1 shows the left side. I have an easily removable aluminum plate that goes there for mounting the Acerbis auxiliary fuel tank. 1.3 gallons. Like carrying a gas can. I bought it 'cause I couldnÂ’t find an aftermarket tank that either fits right, or is the right color. I don't want to put the lime green Acerbis tank on the bike. And I like the little stock tank, and it works for trips under 100 miles, which is about all I do on this bike. I have a KTM 950 for longer hauls. I had a Jarbidge ride in the spring that went about 130 miles, so I bought the Acerbis aux tank, and carried it in a back pack. Normally, the Acerbis tank rides like a front number plate.][​IMG]nt]
    Photo 2 shows the mounting underneath the rack. I used the two threaded holes that the stock tool bag mounts on, and drilled two holes further back in the sub frame. The washers are the spacers necessary to level the rack properly. It was pretty secure, and I used it without the added tank mount bracing for a number of rides. I mainly carry a 10 lb tail bag with spare tubes, Slime pump, tire irons, the stock tool kit, and some other items.[​IMG]t]
    Photo 3 is from the back and shows more of the mounting and spacer detail (and my sloppy drill job through the plastic)
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    <o:p>The side bracing attaches to the rack plate using the aluminum angle stock as mounting lugs. The rack is very secure. All the aluminum pieces and nuts and bolts were sourced at Ace Hardware. And again, the rack plate is a stock rack plate from Happy Trails. My aux tank mounting plate was scrap given me by a guy here at work. I think Happy Trails charged me about $65 for the basic rack plate, and I have another $50 or so in aluminum stock and nuts and bolts. I have about 8 hours work in it. The tank will ride like a left side saddlebag using some of the Acerbis mounting hardware. I've got a little more fabbing to do before it's done. Maybe a couple more hours work.

    Here's a link to Just Gas Tanks and the Acerbis Auxiliary tank

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  19. Uncle Gumby

    Uncle Gumby Been here awhile

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    How does $4730 OTD sound for an '09KLX250S??
  20. Chuck289

    Chuck289 Air cooled

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    Pretty damn good to me.