Long term KLX250S review

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

  1. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    Only if in a derogatory insulting manner.... :rofl
  2. barko1

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    A street legal EXC300 would be great, and in the sake of equal time I did have a "street legal" KX250, not much of a road machine.
    I'd just take the easy way and slap a 351 kit in it. I'd rather have FI but my carb is dialed in pretty good. starts quickly, runs clean, love the 351 :clap
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  3. GhettoCanuck

    GhettoCanuck Been here awhile

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    I always liked this video; a stock ktm vs an old klx250 that has had every mod in the books done to it.

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  4. 250bultaco

    250bultaco Adventurer

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    Looking for help.
    Back in the end of July I managed to send my KLX tumbling off the side of the road and am just now starting to get it straightened up.
    Damage to the bike wasn't severe, but the impact somehow managed to destroy the inner casing for the instruments without damaging the instruments or black outer cover.
    So, I'm asking is if anyone has an old set of instruments from a 2006 or 07 that they'd be willing to part with for cheap. Actually, I'll be switching out all the internal parts and just using the white plastic inner casing, so I don't even need the instruments or black outer cover.

    It's Kawasaki part "Cover, Meter Housing" #14090-1303. Apparently, it's also used on early 90's KLX 650.

    They're still listed as available, but it's pretty expensive, and after the medical expenses already incurred I need to keep costs down on the bike repair.

    BTW, since it was in really nice condition before the accident, I want to replace the scuffed and damaged plastics. Any recommendations for sources of replacement parts at a reasonable price?

    In New Philadelphia, Ohio.
    Thanks in advance.
  5. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    I am checking with a rider in Wooster that has a couple KLX650s to see if he has a cover. If he does I'll call. Might be worth posting in the KLX650 riders UNITE thread.
  6. Yella DR

    Yella DR Let's go! Supporter

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    Keep in mind a Vapor or equivalent can be had new for $125-$150. Easy to install and set up. Dead nuts accurate on speed and has lots of interesting capabilities.
    Mine needs a battery annually,a small pittance for the upgrade.
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  7. 250bultaco

    250bultaco Adventurer

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    Mark,
    I don't need the outer cover or instruments, just the white inner casing that holds the indicator lights and instruments got shattered.
    Still haven't figured out how that happened, but it's made from some pretty brittle plastic.

    Kevin
  8. 250bultaco

    250bultaco Adventurer

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    Thanks.
    I thought of that, but I like the stock set up with analog instruments.
    Besides, that's more than I want to spend to fix the dash.
    K
  9. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    Got it. I posted in the Kawasaki forum in the KLX250S sub-forum.
  10. 250bultaco

    250bultaco Adventurer

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    Thanks
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  11. jules083

    jules083 Long timer Supporter

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    Fork rebuild time on my 2012. Any surprises I’m in for? Anything I need to know ahead of time, or anything I need to order other than new seals and fluid?


    I’ve done standard forks before, this will be my first time doing inverted forks. Thanks.
  12. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    They're straightforward, no gotchas.
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  13. Jblok

    Jblok Been here awhile

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    While the diy bigbore kit got an abrupt halt.
    I got myself a new project.
    Fitting a new link pipe combined with an original Ktm exc muffler. Hoping this will make my klx quiet but still powerful with a nice exhaust note.
    Second I’m gonna lighten up the stock flywheel on the lathe.

    keep you guys posted.
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  14. Yella DR

    Yella DR Let's go! Supporter

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    You going to be crawling around off road? Lightening the flywheel will make that much harder.
    If you're building a Motard then have at it !!
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  15. Jblok

    Jblok Been here awhile

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    well I used to have a wr250f with a small flywheel, still bigger then the yzf flywheel. This was perfect for woods riding and still have a fast revving machine.
    the klx250r flywheel stock is way heavier then the wr250f stock flywheel. Even the shaved down klx250 flywheel is a tad heavier then the stock wr250f flywheel.
    so I doubt that it would be so much stall happy or not luggable offroad.
    I’ve got two flywheels so I can always change back to the stock flywheel or make an in between stock and shaved flywheel.
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  16. Jblok

    Jblok Been here awhile

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    Update so far
    stock flywheel weight.
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    Shaved down flywheel weight 1600g
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    Fitted a kxf250 linkpipe with a Ktm exc (super silent) muffler.
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  17. Jblok

    Jblok Been here awhile

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    A pic to consider
    This is the Ktm 250exc flywheel with 8 ounces added by steahly off-road.
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    The 8 ounce ring

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    And the klx stock flywheel
    Imo extra heavy to make it beginner friendly.
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  18. Yella DR

    Yella DR Let's go! Supporter

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    Looks like a seperate build thread should be started.
    Easy to follow
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  19. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    Is this the best thread for KLX250 info.? I just committed to a 2014 KLX and want to be in the right place. I did a search and this seems to have the most posts but if there's another thread I should be in to learn about the bike and share info, please let me know.
  20. flatwoods

    flatwoods Been here awhile

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    For that year yes,,,,kawasaki forums is a very good site also,,, sorry don't know how to do a link.