Long term KLX250S review

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

  1. 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.
  2. sjc56

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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
  3. jeepgeek2002

    jeepgeek2002 Long timer

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    normal for the carby klx
  4. sjc56

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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?
  5. 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.
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  6. abramsgunner

    abramsgunner Been here awhile

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

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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
  9. Type6ix

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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.
  10. 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.
  11. jeepgeek2002

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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!
  12. GhettoCanuck

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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.
  13. 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.
  14. sjc56

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    I'm looking for a chain guard for a 2009 KLX, I checked Ebay but nothing there.
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    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    I have mine on the shelf. I think I mentioned that before. What's it worth to ya? PM me. I have no need for it.
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    sjc56 Long timer

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    Thanks . I did respond started a conversation. For some reason I can't PM.
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    @markk53 only gets PM's when cash is involved... JK
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    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    You betcha! How else will I get my retirement villa in the Bahamas? My dad didn't leave me $4,000,000 to work with like some who claim to be self made.
  19. jeepgeek2002

    jeepgeek2002 Long timer

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    so i got a problem... a costly one...
    the klx351 wont start.. and my mechanic buddy and i concluded its the exhaust cam ACR is wore out.
    I looked. They dont sell just the ACR.. you gotta buy the whole thing.. $244 for the exhaust cam.
    heres where im hesitant...
    What if i buy this new cam and it still doesnt work?
    Should i bite the bullet on fixing it? or say F*** it and Part it out?
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  20. BornAgain

    BornAgain Been here awhile

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    I don't have any experience with a big bore but all who've done the MCM have disabled the ACR so the bike will start without it. I wouldn't think adding a few more cc's would make that much of a difference. Have you checked compression or valve clearances? If the journals are worn from lack of oil keeping exhaust valve open or worn rings either of these can cause low compression.