2009 klx250s?

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  1. DestinationOffroad

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    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?
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  2. nigelcorn

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    That's a carb.
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  3. DestinationOffroad

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    Well.... wtf
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  4. cjbiker

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    Walk away. Like the adage says, "buy the seller". :deal
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  5. DestinationOffroad

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    Well i mean its still a really good deal... but i don't get why he doesn't get his carbs.
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  6. Pauls2ndblessing

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    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?
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  7. DestinationOffroad

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    Lol i don't know if im supposted to try to agree with your post or what haha :D
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  8. Davidc83

    Davidc83 Been here awhile

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    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.
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  9. DestinationOffroad

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    The rest of the bike looks extremely clean. I'm now unsure though.
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  10. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    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.
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  11. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    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
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  12. DestinationOffroad

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    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. "
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  13. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    Now that I have read the whole thread...walk away. :huh
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  14. Pauls2ndblessing

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    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.
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  15. DestinationOffroad

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    I really want a WR anyway... just annoying that i've been searching for a long time and thought it would be good.
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  16. DestinationOffroad

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    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 :-)
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  17. Pauls2ndblessing

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    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.
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