Long term KLX250S review

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

  1. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    I don't believe so; this is for the FCR carb, which is a totally different carb than our stock CVK carb. There IS one that fits it; I forget who makes it (even though I have it -- a friend ordered it for me). Somebody will likely post about it.

    Rob
  2. IDRIDR

    IDRIDR Take me to the River

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    Kouba makes a fuel screw for our KLX right here is little 'ol Boise.
    http://www.koubalink.com/fuelscrew.html
    Carls Cycle, the local dealer, sells the part http://www.carlscycle.com/catalog_detail.asp?cat=2448
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    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    brieninsac Been here awhile

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  5. IDRIDR

    IDRIDR Take me to the River

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    Some guys use a little screw bit and get in the stock screw for adjustment. I've found the Kouba T-handle to be helpful when dialing in a pilot jet (tried the #38 with 250 and 351 both and found it to be large, went back to the #35 both times), and when riding up to high elevations when a little leaning in the pilot circuit makes a nice difference. I ride a lot of elevation change here (can go 4,000 ft to around 10,000 in a day). Quick and easy. Dan888 showed how he marked the screw and carb with a sharpie when seated, which makes it easy for dialing back and forth. I put a big line on one side of the screw, and a thinner dashed line on other side (180 degrees) to show the "half" mark. I look at it occasionally and its easy to tell if its backing out on its own (never has). I know...pics...but I don't have one.
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    Ranger Ron Been here awhile

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    Replying to my own post... :lol3

    With the weather starting to warm up here in the dez (we're in the low 100's now) I noticed my bike became a bit rich at idle and at the off-idle transition. An 1/8 turn in on the mixture screw got it back to the sweet spot. At the last fill up (same commute) I got 74.5 mpg. BTW, I don't ride trying for high mpg's, I just ride.

    Ron :D
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    just gotta rub it in, don't ya......
    But seriously, that's awesome mileage!
  9. taranaki

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    I have the Kouba screw - works OK but the 't' handle is hard to work with. This one looks like it would be much easier to adjust with the carb on the bike, but they seem to think a lot of it at $32 ground shipped. :eek1






  10. Rob.G

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    Sorry for the re-post, but I was just on the phone with Bill Blue. He is 100% OUT of cylinders. He can't build anymore 351 kits unless people start returning their cylinder cores or find some cylinders for him to buy. Fortunately I was able to send him one, and I'll be sending another once I get my 351 kit... but again, please, if you've gotten one of his kits and are keeping your stock cylinder around for some reason, please send it back.

    Rob
  11. Dan888

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    Rob I'm not sure if you meant it this way, but there is no obligation to send your core in after the swap.
    I think some keep their stock jugs after the upgrade because they mean to. I kept my stock jug. When I did my 351, I actually sent Bill a core I got off eBay so I could keep my stocker just in case I wanted to go back.
    If anyone was interested I guess I would now consider selling the original jug I have for the core charge $. That would keep you riding while your BB was machined. Your cost would work out the same in the end .
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    I realize there's no obligation to return it; the issue here is that Bill cannot make anymore kits until people start returning those jugs. So ultimately, if anybody wants a kit, you will have to disassemble your bike and ship him your cylinder, or find one to buy used like you and I did. But I'm also sending him my original cylinder for credit since I'm getting the head porting done too.

    Rob
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    Dan888 Been here awhile

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    That's cool , I just wanted to make sure everybody realizes it.
    to me, that makes it sound like you must send it back.
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    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    That's amazing Ron! We're jealous... and I think your bike is stronger than mine despite the fact I have BB's carb and pipe to go with it. I'm basing that on your gps screen shot from your iron butt ride... I don't think my bike could average what your's did.

    I recently got a 2nd KLX 351 (but it started life as a KLX300 - not 250). It's in California and I got it to use as a spare parts bike as it was insanely cheap compared to prices here! So can I ride it by your place and pay you to tune it for me? :D
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    I don't see Wolfman making a rack for a 7 year old motorcycle anytime soon so I bent and welded up these today:

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    I still have a few finishing touches to do but I am looking forward to being able to take my smaller bike on some overnighters on the trail.

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  16. Rob.G

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    What kind of tubing bender do you have? I'd like to do up something similar to copy the Happy-Trail racks on my DR650 so I can use the little plastic Givi cases on my KLX. I'd rather not pay them $400 when I can build my own.

    Rob
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    ntm1973 Been here awhile

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    I used a JD2 manual bender. Couldn't be happier with the bender.
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    You sir have opened my eyes with the jd2. I watch the video on their site. Pretty niffty.
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    Wow, nice. More $$ than I can spend. I was thinking about one of the cheaper Harbor Freight ones.

    Rob
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    1994klr250 Been here awhile

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    I've been looking to eventually replace my 94 klr250 with a 2006-2007 klx250. I really like the looks and upgrades of those particular year klx's. My 94 klr250 has just over 38,000 miles on it and it still runs great but it has some out dated suspension and its getting up there in mileage. I came across this klx locally and I'm thinking about taking a look at it. What do you guys think?

    http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/mcy/3774897876.html