Long term KLX250S review

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by bmwhd, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Lutz

    Lutz Fuzzy Rabbit

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    This thread is pretty much it on this forum. There are other threads about the bike on ADVrider, but this one is the most comprehensive. There is a wealth of information at kawasakiforums.com; if you search there, you'll find your answers.

    I think the 2 Brothers is known as being excessively loud. There may be other "quiet" tips available for it, but if you really want quiet, you may need to look at another brand of exhaust. Depending on you skills/resources, you may also be able to fab your own tip.

    Peak power is at about 8500 RPM, so you should feel a reduction in power as you approach redline. That's not to say you may not have a tuning issue.
  2. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    I would suggest finding a KLX300 stock exhaust on eBay. The headpipe (required) and muffler together should cost you between $100-125 for one in decent condition. If it doesn't include the "quiet" insert (it probably won't) you can find another one for $25 or so. Without it, it's a bit on the loud side. With it, it's still louder than stock, but nowhere near as annoying. I have one on mine and am pretty happy with it. Then you can sell off the loud one to put towards other mods.

    Once you do that and make sure the air filter is clean, see if you still have the hiccup at 8500. It sounds to me like the jetting might not be completely right... but getting the carburetor in and out is a bit of a pain, so it depends on your patience level when it comes to trying different settings. :)

    Kawasaki has a downloads area for manuals, you may be able to find it here:

    http://kawasaki.com/DefaultFrame.aspx?strContentURL=/SITE/VIVEHICLEINFORMATION/VICHOOSEVEHICLE.ASP

    Rob
  3. mel brooks

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  4. BroncoDave

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  5. total_n00b

    total_n00b Bits. Bytes. Bikes.

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    Weird, it works on my '10 just fine ;)
  6. IDRIDR

    IDRIDR Take me to the River

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    Get the '06. The '06/'07 bikes are the same.
  7. BroncoDave

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    Thank you :)
  8. IDRIDR

    IDRIDR Take me to the River

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    You're welcome. I have an '06 and bought a used '09+ HMF Q4 and it fit fine. I'm not sure there's much of a difference.
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  10. Fulano

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    here's another muffler question. What year(s) does a KLX 300 silencer/head pipe fit an '06?
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  12. Rob.G

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    I had a great ride yesterday up at Brown's Camp OHV Area to the west of Portland. The new suspension parts really shined! I watched a friend's stock XT250 bouncing around ahead of me while my KLX soaked up the bumps beautifully. He was in 1st gear most of the time while I was in 2nd, often times wishing he'd go faster. :)

    Rob
  13. 8gv

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    My son will soon be closing a deal on a 2006 KLX250s. It's his first bike and he has a 30" inseam measurement. I'm looking at getting a set of the Kouba links to lower the bike some.

    For those here who have done this:

    How low did you go?
    Did you do anything else such as raising the forks?
    How is the handling post lowering?

    Thanks for your help.
  14. monkey wrench

    monkey wrench Been here awhile

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    I just picked up an 09 klx250 this weekend.

    I'm thinking of putting the dyno jet kit in. will swapping the jets, while keeping the stock exhaust result in any performance gains? I like that the bike is quiet. I was hoping to "fatten" up the mix. I have a California bike so it's set up pretty lean stock.
  15. cjbiker

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    It will improve throttle response. I found the "bog" with the lean stock jetting nearly unrideable.
  16. grahamfitter

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    Does it also help in the cold wintry weather? Usually I fire up the bike, spend ages dressing up like the Michelin Man and find the choke still isn't ready to be pushed in.
  17. cjbiker

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    Drilling out the plug covering the pilot screw will allow you to adjust it, and that will help. The Dyno jet kit has instructions for doing that.
  18. 8gv

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    Lowering links...
    My son will soon be closing a deal on a 2006 KLX250s. It's his first bike and he has a 30" inseam measurement. I'm looking at getting a set of the Kouba links to lower the bike some.

    For those here who have done this:

    How low did you go?
    Did you do anything else such as raising the forks?
    How is the handling post lowering?

    Thanks for your help.
  19. taranaki

    taranaki Mister Natural

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    My inseam's at 30" and the stock height is fine. I can't flat foot it but who needs to on a small DS?
  20. Shwafish

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    I have not lowered mine and I would suggest that you let him see if he really needs it lowered before you do anything. I have a 27" inseam and was planing on lowering mine but then decided not to because I got used to the hight really quickly. The bike is so light that you do not need to be able to flat foot it. When I am wearing my street boots I can tiptoe but in my MX boots I just slide off to one side and flatfoot one foot. I think you will find the lack of response to your question is due to the fact that not that many people have found the need to lower their bikes.