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Old 08-01-2010
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KLX250s reviews

Hi, I am contemplating of getting a KLX250 somewhere mid next month.
Can I hear some reviews of this bike? Is the bike recommended.
I plan on doing some trail riding with the bike.
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As a trail bike, drop the gearing a little and it will go just about anywhere. Stock is 14/42, great for road work esp with motard wheels. 13/42 is a good mix for road and trail and 13/45 is great for trail work. It is not an enduro or mx bike.
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I am using a 2 stroker WR200 now.
Will the KLX be able to withstand the beating of riding on the trails?
To what extend of trailing can this bike take?
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Keep the WR.
No.
Not much.

I got one in the shed, a mates 2009 model 250S. It's a boat anchor.
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Keep the WR.
No.
Not much.

I got one in the shed, a mates 2009 model 250S. It's a boat anchor.
Bullshit.

Depends on what type of riding you intend to do. If you do not want to win the ISDE then you don't need a high maintenance enduro iron. Nice to have though.

I have had my 2003 KLX250 for 3 years now. Previous bike was a WR250. The KLX is easier to ride and will go anywhere the WR would, just not as fast. I ride with some very good riders over some very tricky terrain. The only limitation of the KLX is the rider. When I cannot get over or up some really tricky shit then one of them will ride it for me. It still goes where their enduro irons go.

The only mods I have done is a stronger spring in the front forks and mods to improve the engine response and breathing. All the mods are detailed somewhere on this forum. You don't have to do these mods to enjoy the bike but they do make the bike better to ride.

As far as maintenance goes. Change the oil and filter every 1000klms and clean the air filter. Mine has over 14000klms now and the valves havn't moved. It has been dropped on every ride, thrown down rocky hills, I even set it on fire once (dodgy mods by me cost me a new wiring loom) and it has come up smiling. The bike bounces a lot better than I do. Remember these bikes, along with bikes like the TTR250 used to win Australian enduro titles before the advent of the WR400 changed trail riding forever.

So, if you must have an enduro racing bike and are willing to put up with all the problems that entails then go for it. But if you just want a solid, super reliable trail bike that will go anywhere the KLX250 is a good choice.

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Thanks dudes,
too old to even think about winning any enduro events...and too feeble to go on hard, long technical trails....just and still doing those fun trails about 30km to 60km per ride.
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Well said Al.
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Thansk to all...welll since the KLX here is the cheapest, and my ridings are just fun rides for an old geezer like me, I have decided to go for the KLX250s, and will also get a 3.7gal Acerbis tank.
Thanks dudes.
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Well I've changed my tune. The first ride out on the KLX and it was a dunger.
However, after stripping her down, I:

*Rejetted the carb, adjusted the mixture screw, drilled the slide and shimmed the needle.

*Ground the header weld.

*Changed the filter and the oil for some nice slippery Silkolene stuff.

*Washed Air filter and re-oil with Silkolene.

*Removed some of the clutter, like the rear extender, swapping for a Super Cheap L.E.D. one.

*Fiddled with the clickers and set his rear sag.

It already had a Staintune pipe and Bark Busters.

NOW SHE BOOGIES!!!!!!

Up next are some real tyres and a different headlight, only to protect the stocker.

He is impressed, last week it was "Piece of crap", now it's "NOT For Sale".
He is a big bloke at 108kg and cannot believe that these simple mods gave such an increase in performance over the stock setup.
I enjoyed riding it too.
It's no 250-F, but it loves to be revved.
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Al mate, I dont ride a high maintenance enduro iron, it's a 10 year old XR. It holds its own.
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