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Long term KLX250S review

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

  1. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    On the bike I bought thats lowering links and a shorten kick stand anyway I can tell if the springs where altered? The forks where not lowered.
  2. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    Doesn't seem right to have such high rpm's on a cold motor.
  3. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Long timer

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    It's normal, it gives the engine more fuel when cold and the choke is on. If it didn't increase the rpms the engine wouldn't be able to idle around the 1,500 rpm range when cold.
  4. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Virtually every Kawasaki I've known of since around 1975 used enricheners and would rev up that high on start up, including the Z1, all the KZs, the triples, everything. That is the way they were. Honda used Kiehins that had true choke plates in them. They could be varied. Enricheners are only slightly able to be varied.
  5. bultacobill

    bultacobill Long timer

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    I agree with everything concerning the choke system you are spot on but 4,000 is indeed a little high. 2,500 is more like it. sjc56 is it truly 4,000 from the tach or is this just a seat of the pants measurement? Your normal throttle setting might be high. That would also cause the choke setting to be higher than usual.
  6. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    IT goes that high once choke is closed it settles down too around 1200
  7. jeepgeek2002

    jeepgeek2002 Long timer

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    I pulled the spring off the ACR and it has zero tension.. probably explains why it never closes.. the 351cc has too much compression to run it without the ACR.
    bottom line my xmas present will be a new Exhaust Cam with new acr attached..
  8. abramsgunner

    abramsgunner Been here awhile

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    My '09 does that as well when cold. Choke pushes it to about 3k, then it creeps up to 3900-4000 as it warms up. Drops back around 1100-1200 when choke is off. Always done it, no problems, runs great.
  9. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    Okay that is what it is doing. Just find it odd and after owning over 30 bikes this is first for such high RPM on a cold start. 96356976-C627-416A-8EA8-F4C093686C38.jpeg
  10. jeepgeek2002

    jeepgeek2002 Long timer

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    normal for the carby klx
  11. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    If anyone has a chain guard or as Kawasaki calls it the "chain case" they would part with, I don't have one and failed the DMV safety inspection for not having it on the bike . Who knew? And why would you take it off?
  12. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Couldn't be because it really serves little purpose, not being adequate to provide any protection for anything. If they really had any use you'd see them on off road bikes, but you don't. Clearly the CT DMV must have some financial interests in the chain case molding business... :lol3

    I have one and would part with it. email me.
  13. abramsgunner

    abramsgunner Been here awhile

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    Exactly what mine has done since I got it... pretty sure it is perfectly normal.
  14. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    Photo of links and stand.

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    sjc56 Long timer

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    Sorry about the bad photo. From foot to center of pivot bolt mine is 13.25. If you have no problem with home made links I'll swap. It would be interesting to see the bikes side by side. IMG_1281.JPG
  16. Type6ix

    Type6ix n00b

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    What brand/model Bark Busters fit on a stock 2007 handle bar the easiest?
    I would rather pay extra money then pay Tetris all day.
  17. norton73

    norton73 drinkin' Supporter

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    I've got the barkbuster brand on my 09.

    What I highly recommend is using the triple clamp mount instead of the handlebar mountings. It makes brake line and clutch cable routing much easier.
  18. jeepgeek2002

    jeepgeek2002 Long timer

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    i ve run Tusk ones for the past 2 years on both my klx's. After many encounters with trees, falls and palmettos .. they still look great and havent bent!
  19. GhettoCanuck

    GhettoCanuck Been here awhile

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    I put mine on a renthal bar, but I have to say that my acerbis ones fit very nicely and are very solidly built. They came off a crashed drz400sm on eBay for $45.
  20. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    I bought a $20 set of imitation Acerbis on ebay. They needed a slight bend at the inside to hit the mount right. I put it on the floor and stomped really hard on it to get the small bit of bend. Would have been simple child's play if I had my vise mounted on the bench. It worked fine.