Long term KLX250S review

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

  1. AloneInTheHills

    AloneInTheHills Been here awhile

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    They probably felt that the slide would move too quickly and create a temporary bad air/fuel mix, based on the stock carb setup.
  2. mr. coffee

    mr. coffee wingnut

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    6D3A4D1F-8D41-4F68-9097-5E09E8D57CB3.jpeg Finally got all the parts in the mail and I’m really happy with the setup! The new jets have made a nice improvement! No more popping on deceleration and runs better right off choke. I went with D pippins jet suggestions (Kawasaki parts) and stayed on the lean side (3000’ elevation and 250cc). I didn’t drill the starter jet or adjust the mixture screws and it seems to be running just fine. I did do the airbox mods, although I’m not sure removing the backfire screen does much. Currently running with out snorkel and so far so good... I’ll try to stay out of deep water. Removed smog stuff and it’s worth it just to have easier access to the choke.
    Installed a 13 tooth front sprocket... definitely better gearing. Will probably add a tooth to the rear when it’s time to replace.
    I’m really liking the Kenda K760 tires front and back! Tusk bark busters were inexpensive and fit well, and the Ricochet skid plate is gonna do the trick. For now it’s all set up and ready to ride... I’m starting to really like this motorcycle!!
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  3. ColumboNH

    ColumboNH Been here awhile

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  4. Jblok

    Jblok Been here awhile

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    does any one know the part number for a float bowl.

    I accidentally broke the brass standpipe in the float bowl.
    Pretty fucked.
  5. SaugeenADV

    SaugeenADV Adventurer

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  6. Jblok

    Jblok Been here awhile

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    I know but none of them say float bowl
  7. SaugeenADV

    SaugeenADV Adventurer

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    yup, you are right. weird.
  8. Jblok

    Jblok Been here awhile

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    More like fucked
  9. AloneInTheHills

    AloneInTheHills Been here awhile

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  10. Jblok

    Jblok Been here awhile

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    Oké I fixed it.
    Had an old carburettor, pulled the tube, drilled the float bowl and pressed the tube in with some liquid metal/loctide
  11. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Atta boy, when in doubt improvise!
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  12. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Carbparts Warehouse and Sudco have all kind of parts that often aren't available from the vehicle manufacturer
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  13. bultacobill

    bultacobill Long timer

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    If you call bike bandits they will hook you up too.
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  14. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I've fitted an overflow tube to an FCR carb that didn't have one. Some brass tube from a hobby shop and some epoxy like JB Weld and sorted.

    [​IMG]
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  15. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Boy does'at look purty!
  16. SaugeenADV

    SaugeenADV Adventurer

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    has anyone tried the new Wolfman enduro tank bag? Just wondering what the go to tank bag is on the KLX? I am looking for something water proof and small enough that its not in the way.
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  17. Eastbayview

    Eastbayview Ride On

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    I've got the Enduro tank bag on my KLX. It is a good size for the bike and for the IMS tank. I do a lot of standing and it does not get in the way.
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  18. AloneInTheHills

    AloneInTheHills Been here awhile

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    Two questions on my 2013 klx250s.

    1. I'm getting a bit of resonant vibration from 5300-5800 rpm whether the bike is moving or not. I think it might be something random (lots of aftermarket addons) and haven't found anything loose, but on these bikes if the cam chain is loose would it do this just in this rev range? On my Triumph they will rattle more when the engine is cold if the tensioner is failing.

    2. I'll be doing a valve check shortly. I'll probably order the overpriced cam cover gasket anyway, but was wondering if they tend to be reusable despite being listed as a replacement part. I've seen videos out there and seems like guys are reusing them.
  19. SaugeenADV

    SaugeenADV Adventurer

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    I have always reused my gasket
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  20. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    The (some?) '09s had an issue with cam cover gasket shrinking when removed, the replacement is re-useable.