KLR250 thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Bad Company, May 10, 2008.

  1. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer Supporter

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    Just FYI; a military-issue KLR 250 can be found in the, "Americans In Wartime Museum."

    From the museum's most recent newsletter:
    ALL the vehicles in the Americans In Wartime Museum remain OPERATIONAL; no, "static displays." Trucks, tanks, wheeled and tracked fighting vehicles, and . . . a KLR250 motorcycle, are all driveable/rideable.

    https://www.nmaw.org/about-us/museum-site/
  2. enumclaw

    enumclaw I just....don't know

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  3. KillerB

    KillerB Mule Rider

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    My son has been rebuilding his Klr250. It is a 90 model. He’s on a tight budget. We have been looking for a gas tank for the bike as his is rusted pretty badly. Does anyone have one laying around they might part with? Or have a line in one?
  4. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    If it is rusted mainly on the inside consider using the electrolysis method to clean it.

    You can find a video or two on the web showing how.

    It only takes a battery charger, two big nails and some household chemical items.

    My tank was beautiful after doing this.
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  5. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Long timer

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    White vinegar works as well for removing rust inside a gas tank. I've done almost 10 motorcycle gas tanks with the vinegar and they are spotless on the inside. The klr tank only needs 3 gallons, just make sure you remove the petcock and block it off with a piece of rubber and a steel plate.
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  6. Dblarrow

    Dblarrow Been here awhile

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    Parting out a 1996 KLR 250 my registration say 06, but sticker says 96. (edit)

    If you need something make an offer and I will get a shipping cost.
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  7. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Long timer

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    Yesterday on the way home from work, another big mileage milestone!

    IMG_20210803_192446864_HDR.jpg
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  8. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Long timer

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  9. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    You ready to come get mine and all my spare parts?
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  10. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Long timer

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    Yeah, I might need some of your spare parts to keep mine going. I'm hoping to reach 100k in a few years. I rebuilt the top end of the engine in the spring last year at 75k and it's been running great since then.
  11. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    Sadly mine has been a shed bike this year. It hasn’t been started.
  12. laylow3down

    laylow3down dirt bike mike

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    All my bikes together!! 20210710_081716_HDR.jpg
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  13. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    Mine polished turd collection won’t fit in one shot.

    put a bike up for sale yesterday. Saw my KLR in the shed.
  14. A Seabee

    A Seabee Adventurer

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    Do you have anything remaining? I need a handlebar choke lever part
  15. A Seabee

    A Seabee Adventurer

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    I know this post is several years old, but I'm on a binge read so...
    I have had all the same plugged jet problems with my 2 KLRs (86 & 04) and have tried everything-soaking, spraying, boring through the ore like clog with a single strand of copper wire. then finally one day after working on a Coleman lantern, it dawned on me that a small butane torch would be perfect for burning out that green crud that thrives in ethanol. Just hold the jet with pliers and cook that crap until it turns to ash. follow up with carb cleaner or untrasonic cleaning, and they look and work like new.
  16. A Seabee

    A Seabee Adventurer

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    well, I'm up to page 125 and am now going for a ride. That 80K Barbie bike got me motivated, Thanks for your continued posts on this long running thread!!!
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  17. nails1

    nails1 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I did pretty-much the same thing when I bought my '86 KLR.
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  18. A Seabee

    A Seabee Adventurer

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    I need a set of handlebars as well. I don't care if they are silver or black, but they are going on an 86
  19. A Seabee

    A Seabee Adventurer

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    Oh, I didn't just get my bike...I just always marvel at the utility of them. And I probably already read most of the posts, but it's always nice to read them again and see who's still at it with these old dogs
  20. greasyfatman

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    Are you at 32nd street? I’ll get mine out of the shed for baja ride. I wish I had known about the klrs when I was living on 32nd street.
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