Klx250sf??

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Birdmove, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. djvx

    djvx Ride Safe!

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    good to hear that dAN0, glad your able to use some of that torque to get up dirt hills. Would love to see a vid or some pics of your "play area" with the sf alittle mudded up!
  2. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    Its a bit overgrown but found this video from a few years back playing around on the atv. Might be headed down that way tomorrow on the bike and might get some newer footage.

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  3. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    Look at all the pretty foliage. :D

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  4. djvx

    djvx Ride Safe!

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    time for a fall wallpaper...thanks DAN0 :1drink
  5. djvx

    djvx Ride Safe!

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    Hey DAN0, on your "after the tropical storm" video on ytube there is a moment Id like to ask you about. You had just gotten turned around in some deep water and as you exited the puddle it appeared you were pulling a fairly long wheelie. Is that the case or not?
  6. djvx

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    Have you found your answers yet Prichmon?
  7. prichmon

    prichmon Been here awhile

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    I have found the answers. The only issue now is hard starting when the bike sits. I drilled the choke jet today so we'll see how it goes tomorrow.

    Thanks for checking on me.

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  8. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    Woops just got around to seeing this. Nope no wheelie just kind of leaning forward and taking off gave the illusion of a wheelie.
  9. djvx

    djvx Ride Safe!

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    Dan0, ok. Hey by the way I added a windshield and hanguards to fight the cold riding. Did both for under 60 bucks. Write up is on the Minimalist Touring Thread 250cc or under...thats a great thread by the way.
  10. prichmon

    prichmon Been here awhile

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    I am looking for low cost, easy mods.

    Does anyone have a reference for comparison for the KLX250R; 300 or 250s/sf?

    I have read the 250s/sf can be replaced with the 300 for a significant boost in power and flow. I am wondering if the 250R header is the same size as the 300 and thus be used on the S/SF?

    Thanks

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  11. Bama67

    Bama67 Cooler in real life

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    Just joined the club a couple days ago, I picked up a leftover 09' klx250sf for silly cheap.

    I know that I definitely want to ride some dirt roads with it, so I want to try out some more dirty worthy tires. I posted in the long KLX thread before I knew that the sf model had its own.

    My question is, is that I think I want the Shinko 244s, but can't make up my mind which would be better;

    3.00 on the front, 4.60 on the back
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    4.60 on the front, 5.10 on the back

    I am worried the 3" might be too narrow, but I worry that the 4.6 on the front is going to kill handling on the street. But I am sure the 4.6 on the front will look killer as well (because we know that matters :D) Do the wider tires hurt power/acceleration?
    I have been sweating this decision for two days now. :lol3
  12. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    Is it just me but when I change the oil filter, I have to lay the bike down completely on it's side to get the filter back in with that little spring in place? :huh
  13. Lutz

    Lutz Fuzzy Rabbit

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    It's just you.:lol3 There are two tricks that you should know. The first, as recommended in the service manual, is to put a dab of grease on the filter and stick the spring to the filter before inserting it. The second, as used by many owners, is to forget about the grease and just bend the last coil at the base of the spring slightly wider in diameter, so that it will wedge in between the three aluminum prongs in the case that locate the base of the spring against the case. Then the spring stays in place all the time.
  14. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    I like the second choice. I'll be trying that one next oil change.
  15. jfman

    jfman Long timer

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    Can you buy a wider rim for the rear of this bike that will remount using the same spokes?
  16. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    Probably, but there's no point. The swing arm doesn't have clearance for a tire much wider than stock. Stock tire is a 130/70-17. People over on the Kawasaki forums report being able to fit a 140 but a 150 will not clear.
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    dan0 just going with it.

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    How big a tire are you looking to mount?

    I have a 5.10 rear on mine.

    Speaking of which picture whore time...

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  18. 50/50dirt/street

    50/50dirt/street n00b

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    Hello all, great thread so far. This is my first bike and it only took me three year to convince my wife. A little history about me. I worked in the ER for eight years and I saw every conceivable type of mishap on a bike. I choose this bike because statistically it is less likely of getting me into trouble. I am loving the confidence inspiring sm wheels. The cornering ability is awesome. I am very interested in getting a set of dirt wheels for this bike as I have already washed out the front on dirt and had to replace handle bars with in the first 2 weeks of owner ship. Luckily I was in full gear which included a hit air vest that worked great, can&#8217;t say the same for the xelement pants.
    I like the shinko 244 but am not sure if the 3.0 or 4.60 front are the best choice. I see Kawasaki came out with a 140l with a 19 inch front. I wonder about using the 17inch rear and a 19 inch front how this would work. Does anyone know how much this would cost or if it is even possible due to hub sizes?
  19. jfman

    jfman Long timer

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    I dont have a klxsf but i have a set of sf wheels i am using on a buils. I was hoping to maybe widen the wheels by getting sime rims. I wonder what is compatible with the sf rims. Drzsm rims fit?
  20. djvx

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    Hey 50/50, welcome. Sorry I cant help ya with the tires but I beleive you made an EXCELLENT choice getting a sf!