Klx250sf??

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

  1. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    Finally got out for a ride, took the dirt road I like I figured more of of would have melted away by now, nope.

    The fall was from my destination, I was riding across a field so I could go look for the R/C plane I lost into the woods on Thursday. Got a little cocky since I was only in a couple inches of snow.

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  2. 50/50dirt/street

    50/50dirt/street n00b

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    awesome video Dan0 that's was intense effort. Will the knobbies still do 70+ on slab though is my question. No doubt they are perfect to bring the sf into the woods though!
  3. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    I don't really hit the highways with it 70mph+ but it's been fine for me the few times have. I'll consistently be on the rural routes 55-65mph and it handles just fine.

    Just two more days made a big difference, a few people tracked up part of it on ATV's and the beginning section is out in the open and the sun melted down a bit more.

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  4. djvx

    djvx Ride Safe!

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    I subscribe to a magazine called ADVMOTO. I was reading the Editors notes from last months copy and he was explaining where the magazine is headed in 2013 saying they are going to add more smaller bikes to the content. Then he said the Magazine just picked up a KLX250SF which they are going to load with gear, customize, etc. Thought that was worth sharing with you guys. I used to buy it at newstands at major book stores but I subscribed a few months ago, They got a website but I don't visit it too much.
  5. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    That sounds awesome. If I ever get around to working with my welder I want to expand the rack I already purchased to add some side mounts for cases.

    Side note: Picture time.

    Dirt road is finally about 75% clear of snow and ice, but there still is some...

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  6. djvx

    djvx Ride Safe!

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    Jeeze all that snow, in Wisconsin we got quite a bit in the central and Northern state area. Near Milwaukee though we have almost none. That road looks fun as Hell just as it is! Thanks for posting!:thumbup
  7. Bama67

    Bama67 Cooler in real life

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    Can't remember if I posted this or not, but anyone still contemplating doing the jet kit and pipe and de-snorkel to his KLX250 needs to stop thinking and do it right now. $300 WELL spent.

    It was worth it to just to be able to bump the starter once and it fires to life. Before the jetting it took me trying til the battery was almost dead. Effin sucked.
  8. mugwump

    mugwump Been here awhile

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    Thank you Phoenix Welding of Phoenix, NY:clap
  9. djvx

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    Bama & Mugwump, thanks for the info. Bama I don't think I can do a pipe & jet for 3 bills. What pipe?
    Mugwump- that rack bar set up looks like what I got almost, Im basically 90% there, I just think I'l clamp a MSR fuel bottle to it instead.
  10. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    I second that pipe question. I'd like to get one for my bike but I wish I could find something cheaper than $300 for a FMF Quiet core.
  11. Bama67

    Bama67 Cooler in real life

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  12. djvx

    djvx Ride Safe!

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    Thanks Bama, I have the Kawasaki factory extended Warranty so I have to go thru the Dealership for mods of this nature. I will keep it in mind. Thanks
  13. Bama67

    Bama67 Cooler in real life

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    I finally got around to ordering the Shinko 244s for my SF. I went with the 3.0 up front and the 4.6" out back.

    Also bought a 13 tooth sprocket. I hope to get a lot more dirt road "ability" with these mods.

    Mainly went with the 13 tooth as I find when I do go offroad that I have to slip the clutch alot in 1st gear as it is just a tad to high.

    One cool thing is that both tires and sprocket were only $100 shipped. Not bad. :D
  14. Bama67

    Bama67 Cooler in real life

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    Had the Shinkos on for a little while now, and they have already made a huge difference in my dirt road confidence. I find I can now ride down loose, or sandy roads at a nice clip without as much fear of the tires washing out from under me.

    Jury is still out on the 13 tooth, it did help a ton on trails, but I don't like screaming out on the highway. I look forward to the BB 351 kit in the future so I can go back to stock gearing.

    I also added the PM rack and a small Pelican case, I really like this setup as I am not sure I want any additional weight on the subframe.
  15. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    I find myself avoiding the highway anyways, most of roads I'm on usually cruising 50-60mph. Been thinking about swapping for a better trail gearing. I'll probably try out a 13 tooth soon.
  16. Bama67

    Bama67 Cooler in real life

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    So far I am digging the 13 tooth. At first I was not so sure as it felt like the engine was screaming at 55 mph, but then I spent about 20 miles on a 4 lane running up to 80 mph outrunning a thunderstorm, so after slowing from 80mph, 55 mph felt like a high idle. :rofl

    I really love the new dirt tires as well.

    Now I am wanting to make my suspension more dirt worthy.

    Can anyone confirm the TRUE differences between the S and SF suspension. I have read that the only difference in the front is the springs, not sure on the rear. My SF model is STIFF on the rough dirt roads.
  17. BlueRidgeKat

    BlueRidgeKat Daily Commuter

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    Did the 3.0 front and 4.60 rear raise the height of the bike any at all ? My wife is at the limit already with everything stock.
  18. BlueRidgeKat

    BlueRidgeKat Daily Commuter

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    My wife added a set of Happy Trail side racks and panniers to her SF. Its the same kit that fits the S and the smallest pannier that Happy Trail makes. Turned out well.

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  19. AeroEngineer

    AeroEngineer Been here awhile

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    Don't know about the 4.6 rear, but the 5.1 does raise the bike and changes the rake angle noticeably.

    For the SF, the 4.6 is the way to go, IMO.
  20. prichmon

    prichmon Been here awhile

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    previous setup:
    "monticello" cam mod
    factory parts jet kit
    KLX300 exhaust
    Foam aftermarket air filter
    13, 14 and 15T at various times

    Best I could do was just about 79mph on interstate.

    I have performed the following over the past few months:

    351cc BB kit Bill Blue
    Dynojet jet kit
    KLX300 exhaust de-restricted - lowered weld ring
    ported intake and exhaust
    polished exhaust ports
    15T front sprocket

    50/50 tires
    3x17 and 4.6x17

    Dirtbagz saddle bags and racks
    acerbis aux tank

    higher MX style bars

    250cc fuel mileage: 45-48mpg
    351cc 42-43mpg

    I notice more vibration as you get higher in the rpm range. Quite a bit above 7000rpm which is ~74mph+.

    I am VERY pleased with the power and torque. The engine is more of a stump puller.

    Good luck all;

    Rich