KLR250 thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Bad Company, May 10, 2008.

  1. Bad Company

    Bad Company Don't call me Shirley

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    Searched high and low. Couldn't find an official thread for the baby KLR so here it is. All things KLR250.

    This is the place for pictures and short questions specific to the KLR 250 that you don't want to start a new thread for.
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  2. Bad Company

    Bad Company Don't call me Shirley

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  3. zoltan

    zoltan Been here awhile

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    good idea BC. i'm in the process of re-vamping my 05 w/ 8500 mi. new tires,chain, sprockets(46t in back), brake pads n shoes, uni filter. also going to open the air box alot more, and re-jet. i'll keep ya updated.
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  4. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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  5. MarathonMan

    MarathonMan Been here awhile

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    I just bought a bone stock '05 KLR250, and am in the process of farkling. Questions:

    1) How much does this bike benefit from re-jetting? Is this a must do?

    2) I was thinking of using the DynoJet KLX300 kit, since it uses the same carb. Is this the way to go?

    Thx,
    marathonman
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  6. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Probably not needed unless you modify the airbox and install an aftermarket exhaust.
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  7. Bad Company

    Bad Company Don't call me Shirley

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    Ok, next weekend I'm going on my first moderately aggressive day trip. I'm confident of the bikes mechanical ability to get the job done. I've just done the t-mod and filled the tires with slime. Any other small adjustments I should get done before I step into the breech?
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  8. CL204

    CL204 Adventurer

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    OK, I am asking for a buddy of mine. Thought I would put it in this thread as it is suppose to be a KLR250 thread.

    The question is this: Can the rear drum be swaped out for a disk??? Perhaps one from a Super Sherpa???
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  9. fixer

    fixer KLR-riding cheap bastard

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    you'd have to come up with a way to mount the caliper to the swingarm, a way to mount the master cylinder on the frame, and a new wheel to mount the rotor. anything's possible... it's just a matter of how much time and money you want to invest.

    i think i've seen one person who upgraded a 600 to a rear disk brake.

    never heard of anyone doing it on the 250.

    if you want more brakes, you can put 650 forks on the bike, including the 650 caliper and rotor which is larger than the 250 rotor. if you use a 600 triple clamp it's a bolt on job, otherwise you have to swap the stem from the 250 triples into the 650 lower triple and then modify it to mount the fairing.

    i have a thread on the 650 fork swap in the 250 section at www.KLR650.net while the 650's stock brakes and fork springs are too weak on the 650, they are about right on a bike that's at least #80 lighter.

    while 250 parts are hard to find compared to the 650, Super Sherpa parts are even scarcer.

    no clue if the Super Sherpa and KLR 250 swingarms are interchangeable.
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  10. Outwardbound

    Outwardbound Been here awhile

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    Love mine ! I ride the snot out've it; nearly indestructible (far more so than the rider). It's my weapon of choice for off-road and local errand runs.

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  11. shrubitup

    shrubitup Uncouth Sloth

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    Woot! :clap

    Liking my KLR250 too. Here's some crappy photos. Got it with 1500 miles for $2K. It's a 2005 model - the end of a 20 year reign!

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  12. valvecrusher

    valvecrusher tractus pro pensio™

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  13. KWC

    KWC aka "Canadian Karl"

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    ....came with a 50 tooth rear sprocket, i suspect for a little more grunt on the bottom end from the stock 44t, i'd like to either replace just with same or get a complete stock set (front, chain, rear), just so you know, the bike is to be fixed up and sold as i already have too many bikes, so the gear ratio doesn't bother me much, anyone know a good vendor for the 50t rear or a good reasonably priced stock set, used is fine as long as minimal wear? i can't find the 50t listed anywhere for the KLR 250 so i suspect it is a KLX 250 sprocket, anyone know if these two bikes have intechangeable rear sprockets?

    also looking for some other bits for this bike, as in my thread in "parts"

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9373682#post9373682

    my critical needs are a straight (non-lowered) sidestand and the fork boots

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  14. zoltan

    zoltan Been here awhile

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    try out sprocket specialists.com. last year they made me a 48t for around $60 iirr.
    anyone here that can reccomend me a new set of handlebars. the old stock ones have been bent/bent back, bent/bent back one too many times. something a little taller would be ok too. does it really matter as far as fit to the bike is concerned?
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  15. fixer

    fixer KLR-riding cheap bastard

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    Pro Taper ATV medium or high.

    $56 here-
    http://www.oemcycle.com/Item/product/975
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  16. shrubitup

    shrubitup Uncouth Sloth

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    You can get these for $28.

    Tusk T-10 Aluminum Handlebar ATV Sport Bend




    At Rockymountainatv.com

    They're super tall - even a smidge higher than the OEM bars.:clap
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  17. Rogue_Ryder

    Rogue_Ryder 速 Flat Biller 速

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    Don't crash with em though :deal

    I had the Mini-Hi bend real sweet bend and narrow for the woods but the first time I wiped out in the woods the bars bent pretty bad.
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  18. EYY

    EYY n00b

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    Hey guys,

    Could anybody possibly let me know how my bike (stock 89' klr250) would perform if i removed the snorkel from the airbox, and then jetted it correctly without adding a new exhaust? would it have more power? would it be able to breathe correctly without a performance exhaust?

    Thanks-EYY:rofl
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  19. tirebiter

    tirebiter Been here awhile

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    If it's running good in stock form, don't mess with it, The 250 makes usable power.
    Any mods you make will require Re-jetting, and that's usually a 3 month ordeal till ya get it right.
    Trust me, the HP gains are minimal compared to the hassle required..

    My advice is spend your time getting the suspension set up for your weight & riding conditions- get the bike to stick before you get it to kick.. :evil
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  20. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Been here awhile

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    Here's the latest stuff I've done on my 1994 klr 250, Added Ricochet off road skid plate, bark buster VPS full aluminum back bone hand guards, 14 tooth counter sprocket for the dirt, and got a second set of wheels that I put IRC VE33/35 tires on.
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