The KLX140G Thread

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  1. Buzztail

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    Wanting to put an auto clutch in my wife’s 08 KLX140G. It’ll make it more enjoyable for her to motor around the property with. Anyone else gone down this road with theirs? Recommendations?
  2. JesseJamesColorado

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    Yes, I put a Rekluse on my 2017 140G. I knew how to shift prior to install.

    Pro’s: I don’t stall when at low rpm’s. Uphill, downhill, or on tight trail switchbacks.
    Cons: learning curve still for myself on when I’m coasting then downshift to slow machine- bc coasting is still high rpm, machine is in gear & have noticed a slight pull.(hence the company’s disclosure of possible death ☠️ with use of their product)

    To be honest, and only if my hubby is open to the wrenching time, I’d like to remove the Rekluse & give a DRC off-road clutch kit a try.
    I did notice the stock OEM clutch plates had a specific plate to help new riders learning to shift. There’s a topic conversation about that on this thread.
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  3. TCALA

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    I am in search of a Pro Circuit or FMF full exhaust for my KLX140g. Anyone have one that there willing to part with? Thanks.
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  5. J Robert

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    I Just saw your post.. I put a deposit on a 140G (I currently ride a 140L) back in mid Feb. for Delivery end of April. Last week I gave up and cancelled my order. I'm converting my L to a G. The dealer ship called a few days ago saying my bike was in! I turned it down as I'm into the process of converting the L over and had to purchase a new swingarm which I will not be able to return.
    I also have my bike now bored to 170cc so I can get around the insurance thing. Thanks for posting your experiences and insights.
  6. MotoMinded

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    We picked up the new version of the 140 G, now called the 140 RF for 2020+ This has the 21/18 wheel combo.

    Glad I found this thread. Massive amounts of info here!

    We are currently making mods for my wife's 5'-0" vertically challenged height.
    First was to cut the seat down for lower stand over. She does stand on pegs 90% of the time.
    Next was soften the pre-load on the shock and slid up the fork tubes a bit. Trying to avoid suspension modifications until we know this is the right bike for her.
    Ordered rok risered to get a bit more bar height for when she is standing on pegs.
    Just added our MotoMinded universal LED kit too. :spam
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  7. Fodder2280

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    Just came across this thread. I’ve been riding the 140G for 5 years. It’s been a good bike with no problems, other than needing jetted properly, I’ve also ridden it very hard with lots of crashes and only ever bend the bars, so it’s well built.

    I started riding in 2014 on a KDX200, it was too tall and too much power for a new rider on the intermediate and advanced trails my group tended to ride. Fine on easy stuff but going up a long steep loose hills with switch backs or steps was a nightmare for a new rider. I’m 5’6” and 120lb, so most bikes are taller than I like. The 140G was a much better bike to start on.

    The 140G is a more than capable bike and I can make it up all the trails my buddies on there large bore 2T’s can, just need to pick my gears wisely and use a lot of clutch. It does not have the suspension or power to race with the big bikes, but can go almost anywhere they can. I’ve never did motocross or any other racing so I ride at a slow to medium pace compared to my buddies. If your a fast rider you will bottom this bike a lot.

    My bike is pretty much stock, I went one tooth down on the front sprocket and added a pro circuit T4 exhaust (mainly because I hated the look of the stock one), re jetted it, new bars after bending the stock ones, and a Baja Designs Enduro kit and hand guard.

    My only complaints are the forks are rough compared to higher end bikes, but for $3600 (1/3 the cost of a full enduro bike) what do you expect. I also occasionally find it overheats a little on long uphill advanced sections where I’m pushing it hard for extended periods. But it’s never died or broke down, just feels like you are riding a gear higher than you really are power wise. But it is a air cooled play bike...

    I would highly recommend this bike to new riders, people who just want a good adventure bike, or shorter riders who value comfort over power.

    I did a lot of research before buying this bike and was also leaning towards a Honda or Yamaha 230, but they where both a little taller and 30+ pounds heavier. I’ve have ridden a buddies TTR 230 and it does have more power but not as nimble or light to pick up.

    To sum it up a great bike for what it was intended for. I’ve read tones of reviews complaining about how bad the suspension it when jumping or racing this bike, but again that was never it’s intended design.
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  8. Fodder2280

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  9. Fodder2280

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    Looks good, I do think it’s ridiculous that “trail bikes” these days don’t come with headlight like they used to. Never know when you could get caught in the dark...
  10. Gryphon12

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    "wouldn't recommend" ???
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    Oops, just saw that, I “would recommend” this bike lol
  12. ichitz

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    I need a new rear sprocket for my 140G. What gearing is everyone running and is OEM still the only place to get a 57t?
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  13. cazar216

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    If you ever figure out where to get a rear sprocket, let me know. I’ve been looking for an aftermarket 60t.
  14. NVdan

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    You can get custom sprockets made by " Sprocket Specialists" They made one for my 2018 KLX140G last year.
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  16. DirtDad

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    Have you looked into upgrading your suspension. Cogent Dynamics has a upgrade kit that looks pretty good.
    I went with the KX100/85 front fork upgrade route, with a BDR Stiffer rear spring. Made a significant difference.
    It was costly, found all the parts used on Ebay. Looking back I would probably go with the Cogent kit, just a lot simpler.
    I will need to order a custom front spring if I want it to be perfect. I lowered the suspension by 2" in the front, so I will need a special spring made.
    I have the powerful 2 strokes, and 4 strokes, but this bike is staying in my garage because it is very capable in gnarly terrain.
  17. ichitz

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    I'm going to try out 12/51. Seems close enough to 13/57. Fingers crossed.
  18. cazar216

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    I will call them tomorrow. Thanks for the info. Was it expensive for them to make you one?
  19. cazar216

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    Nice, I just went to a 12/57 and it did give it a bit more torque. I want to try a 13/60 to see what it’ll do.
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  20. NVdan

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    The rear was $75.00 + shipping. They are more money than usual sources but they are made to order here in the USA.