2009 klx250s?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by DestinationOffroad, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. DestinationOffroad

    DestinationOffroad Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    51
    Location:
    South FLA
    Still says its FI lol. I'm confused, i know he knows a lot about bikes because he has a lot of them and he even told me in a 5 paragraph email how to prepare a EFI engine to sit for months and other stuff like that. Don't i see a carb right there?
    [​IMG]
    #21
  2. nigelcorn

    nigelcorn Wannabe.

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    841
    Location:
    Albany, NY
    That's a carb.
    #22
  3. DestinationOffroad

    DestinationOffroad Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    51
    Location:
    South FLA
    Well.... wtf
    #23
  4. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2010
    Oddometer:
    3,504
    Location:
    Southern Maine
    Walk away. Like the adage says, "buy the seller". :deal
    #24
  5. DestinationOffroad

    DestinationOffroad Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    51
    Location:
    South FLA
    Well i mean its still a really good deal... but i don't get why he doesn't get his carbs.
    #25
  6. Pauls2ndblessing

    Pauls2ndblessing Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2012
    Oddometer:
    99
    Location:
    Robertsdale, AL
    Maybe he's on a high carb diet?!?! With all joking aside... it doesn't sound like he's touched this bike if he thinks its efi also, that bike looks like it has more than 300 miles on it... or he's just never cleaned it. Looks like someone has tried to fix the head cover gasket leak from the looks of the rtv around the head.. but there is still brown at the back corner, maybe from oil or just dirt build up?
    #26
  7. DestinationOffroad

    DestinationOffroad Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    51
    Location:
    South FLA
    Lol i don't know if im supposted to try to agree with your post or what haha :D
    #27
  8. Davidc83

    Davidc83 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    546
    Location:
    Southern Indiana
    I have an 09 klx 250sf I keep in a garage in Florida for when I visit. It has 1100 miles on it. That picture of the bike looks more like a bike with a lot of miles with an odometer switched out 300 miles ago.
    #28
  9. DestinationOffroad

    DestinationOffroad Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    51
    Location:
    South FLA
    The rest of the bike looks extremely clean. I'm now unsure though.
    #29
  10. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Oddometer:
    3,169
    Location:
    seal beach, ca.
    What's with all the corrosion on the hose clamps? How about the pipe, that don't look too good either.

    Something is screwy, i'd walk. Lots of fish in the ocean.
    #30
  11. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,005
    Location:
    Fl & Vt
    Good luck on the purchase. I saw that ad as well and considered calling. I'm glad that it's going to a fellow inmate.:clap
    #31
  12. DestinationOffroad

    DestinationOffroad Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    51
    Location:
    South FLA
    I'll probably walk. I told him i see a carb in his pic. This is what he sent me

    "Yeah, before 2009 they were carbureted. *2009 and on are EFI's. *Are you sure this is the same bike that you're looking for? *This is a KLX, not a KX. *This is the dual-sport, street legal 250, not an off-road only dirtbike like a motocross bike. *

    Here's the Wiki page on the bike. *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_KLX250S

    Scroll down just a bit to the "Second Generation" which is what this bike is. *It's a 2009 and it's definitely fuel injected via Kehin EFI. *What I think you're seeing is the fuel bowl on the side of the EFI. "
    #32
  13. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,005
    Location:
    Fl & Vt
    Now that I have read the whole thread...walk away. :huh
    #33
  14. Pauls2ndblessing

    Pauls2ndblessing Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2012
    Oddometer:
    99
    Location:
    Robertsdale, AL
    This dude is a sketch... I would be very weary, I see klx250's on the market all the time, in that price range. I think you can do better man but that is just me.
    #34
  15. DestinationOffroad

    DestinationOffroad Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    51
    Location:
    South FLA
    I really want a WR anyway... just annoying that i've been searching for a long time and thought it would be good.
    #35
  16. Edwards

    Edwards Gravel Eddie

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    267
    Location:
    Spokane
    Just because the seller is a flake, that doen't mean it's a bad bike or deal. How far away is it? Just go look at it if it is close. if that is the actual picture of it, it does have a carb and there is some corrosion on the clamps and some funk just below valve cover. I bought my KLX from a guy that lived on the ocean and it had some corrosion spots as well. Pull the seat, look at the air cleaner. You will know by looking at the bike whether it is the low miles bike the seller says it is. Around this area, I would put this bike more in the $2900ish range.

    Good luck
    #36
  17. DestinationOffroad

    DestinationOffroad Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    51
    Location:
    South FLA
    I know it still has potential, but i would be happier with a WR and i am not rushing to get a bike. When the right one comes around i'll get it :-)
    #37
  18. Pauls2ndblessing

    Pauls2ndblessing Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2012
    Oddometer:
    99
    Location:
    Robertsdale, AL
    Trust me there are plenty of bikes on the market and there will always be more. I'm not saying his bike is bad, it just seems weird that if he gave you that picture, and says he knows so much about bikes, he would know that it clearly is a carb'd bike, its easy to see it from the picture.

    I just don't think that if it has 300 miles on it, there would be that much rash on the casing or RTV under the head cover, unless it was ridden hard a few times and put up wet/dirt and not taken care of.
    #38