Hey, I want to get a thread going for the new Kawasaki KLX140G to share info and mods. I picked one up and I'm loving it. I think this has great potential as a play bike, learner bike and tinker bike, trail basher. It's not an MX bike, hard Enduro bike or XC bike and doesn't pretend to be. It's a straight up adult size trail / play bike that comes in at MSRP $3699 US, and I got mine for just over $3K before tax, reg, dealer fees, etc. Money-wise it seems a great value if you are interested in this type of bike. Hopefully this bike takes off and others join the club. But if not, maybe ten years from now this thread will help some other guy who picks one up. Links to technical posts and parts info, etc. below this video. Post Index: direct links to posts with technical or mod info: Download Free Owner's Manual in PDF from Kawasaki Kawasaki Owner Center Parts Schematics. with downloadable PDFs Bike Protection Frame Guards / Case Guards Updated 2/20/2017 - finished the Kydex frame guards. Skid Plate Comparison Ricochet vs. B&B Off-road. Updated 12/17/2016 Carb, Jetting, Engine, Exhaust Carb and Jetting Info, Notes. Updated 12/16/2016. - cold weather field note Controls First Mods, bars, risers, throttle tube, grips. Folding Lever Quest - ASV Install - Disable Clutch Lever Neutral Safety Switch Installed IMS Flightline Shifter - Ditched stock linkage. 12/31/2016 Electrical Mods, Lighting and Gadgets Headlight/Taillight Addition. Updated 2/26/2017 - installed Tusk LED taillight Luggage and Travel Trail Luggage and Crap Hauling. Updated 2:26/2017 added Wolfman Enduro Tool bag Maintenance and Service Info Maintenance Tips Service Manual Notes. Tech Specs, Torque and Service Info. Racing! KLX140G Enduro racing...a project for 2017 Ride Reports First and Second Trail Ride Reports! Added 12/28/2016 Sprockets, Gearing, Chains Gearing and Chain Info updated 1/6/2017 with manufacturer notes Gearing Commander Site - bike is listed now. Suspension Suspension Info / Mods. Updated 2/26/2017 First test with Cogent DDCs and upgrades Tires, Tubes, Rims Tires, Tubes, Rims updated 3/1/2017 Custom Rim/Wheels info Oddball Items and Parts All aftermarket parts tried on bike so far. 1/6/2017 added links to all products KLX140G Kickstart??? Seat Options: MotoSeat Can Do It - Read Here Projects My Training and Practice Notes Plate The Bike Update 3/7/2017 - ordered everything I think I need. Steering Damper Quest. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Basic Bike Info: 144cc oil cooled, 5 speed, carbed. 1.3L 10w40 with filter change. 11.5-12 hp stock based on listed KLX150L specs from Kawi Europe. Full size tires. Excel aluminum rims. Rim locks from factory. Front and rear disc brakes. Opened up ergos. Rubber mounted reversible bar mounts. A real rear shock. Forks are nothing special but have been fine with my big self on it. Tuned for adults. Exhaust is quiet but has a pleasing note. It's light and you can throw it around at 218 lbs fueled up. IRC Vulcanduro tires stock. Pretty nice. Has a 100 watt stator so you can put LEDs on it, heated grips or a dual sport kit and plate it with no stator mod required. Bike is DC and has a rectifier and such already on it. I found it easy to load by myself on my hitch carrier. Ground Clearance: If you're worried about ground clearance on such a small appearing bike, don't be. It beats all the main Japanese Dual Sports and trail bikes, and is almost the same as a 2017 YZ250F. Surprised me too. All specs below from manufacturer spec pages for current year models. KLX140G: 12.4 inches KLX140L: 10 inches CRF150F: 10.1 inches CRF230F: 11.7 inches TT-R230: 11.6 inches CRF250L: 10 inches DRZ400S: 11.8 inches WR250R: 11.8 inches DR650: 10.4 inches BETA X-TRAINER: 12.6 inches YZ250F: 12.8 inches BETA 125 RR-S: 13 inches. [reports IRL, weighs 30lbs more than spec sheet states] KX250F: 13 inches KX450F: 13.6 inches KTM 250 XC-F: 14.7 inches Stock gearing: is 13/57 with a 134 link 428 chain. It has a lot of nice useable torque and never feels jerky in lower gears. As long as you are rolling forward at all it's virtually impossible to stall in 1st or 2nd. You can just ride around managing the throttle and never really need touch the clutch unless you're shifting or coming to a stop. It will wheelie and a nice thing is if you are still learning to wheelie, giving it the inevitable accidental squirt of too much juice doesn't result in an "Oh shit!" moment. If you do want to do some exercises like practice full lock turns and balance, the clutch is a nice pull and doesn't induce any hand fatigue. I have submitted the info from the service manual to Gearing Commander and it has been added to their site. Here's the official Kawasaki page: https://www.kawasaki.com/Products/2017-KLX140G Here is a comparison graphic of the various KLX140 models: Here's a picture of mine pre-mod. There are big bore kits around already from the KLX140L series. The G is the same engine so plenty of carb, air box and jet mods have already been figured out and field tested. Here it s next to a CRF250L. The KLX140G is over 100 pounds lighter. It looks small compared to the CRF, but it has 2.4 more inches of ground clearance. It's very slim. The CRF250L to the left looks like a whale compared to it. The seat and foam is actually good. I'll detail some mods and things I've done so far in another post.