Long term KLX250S review

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

  1. dmcc67

    dmcc67 Adventurer

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    just gotta rub it in, don't ya......
    But seriously, that's awesome mileage!
  2. taranaki

    taranaki half enchanted

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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






  3. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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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
  4. Dan888

    Dan888 Been here awhile

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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 .
  5. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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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
  6. Dan888

    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.
  7. rickypanecatyl

    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
  8. ntm1973

    ntm1973 Been here awhile

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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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  9. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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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
  10. ntm1973

    ntm1973 Been here awhile

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    I used a JD2 manual bender. Couldn't be happier with the bender.
  11. drm

    drm Been here awhile

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    You sir have opened my eyes with the jd2. I watch the video on their site. Pretty niffty.
  12. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Wow, nice. More $$ than I can spend. I was thinking about one of the cheaper Harbor Freight ones.

    Rob
  13. 1994klr250

    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
  14. Rob.G

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    Looks freakin' mint. Only complaint I have is the price. But for $2500 it'd be pretty good. Only thing it may need are tires if the ones on it are original... if so odds are they've gone hard and won't grip anything.

    Your little KLR will keep going for a long time. When you sell it, don't let it go too cheap.

    Rob
  15. IDRIDR

    IDRIDR Take me to the River

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    Nice find. I picked up a nearly show room 06 with about 3k miles in oct 10 for just over $2K. See if you can talk em down a little. Lots of potential there. Enjoy!

    Sent from my C771
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    yeah $2-$2.5k would be a deal. The trip meter has never been reset either...
  17. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    Big deal, Ron. I have a 36mm pumper carb on my '06 with an OEM 300 cylinder, and I can consistently get mileage in the 60's with just easy pavement duty. Off road it usually drops way down into the 50's. It's absolutely terrible.:lol3

    Seriously though, was it you who was running some type of AFR guage on your KLX on a regular basis?
  18. Milosh

    Milosh Been here awhile

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    Thinking about getting a KLX. How many miles are y'all putting on them?

    Much thanks.
  19. Ranger Ron

    Ranger Ron Been here awhile

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    I don't have an AFR meter. It must be somebody else. I do have several infrared emission analyzers, though. In the past I have designed and manufactured a number of different models. Here's a portable five gas:

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    I almost never bother to use them on the bikes. I've been jetting and tuning for so long, that I now do it mostly by intuition and feel. :evil

    Ron :D
  20. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Been here awhile

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    Yea, I was thinking around the same price of $2500. If I can pick up a klx250 I want to go with a 351 big bore kit and put a 3.7 gal acerbis tank on it. Make it my short to medium range adventure bike.

    Who said anything about selling the klr!?! I'm just looking for more bikes to add to the stable. You can never have too many bikes. I only have two at the moment and always looking to add another one.