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Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11,699
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Posted By NikLyk
Im about to replace my rear tire. However, sizes...

Im about to replace my rear tire. However, sizes are a bit confusing.

What would be the best match for a KLX?

110/80 - 18
120/80 - 18
120/90 - 18

Its really hard to find a 50/50 tire in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
Im a bit worried that I messed up my bike, so I...

Im a bit worried that I messed up my bike, so I would appreciate some info.

Ive usually been changing oil about every 3-4k kilometers. No problems, not a lot of oil use on the bike.

However,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,538
Posted By NikLyk
Pick the one that "feels" best to you....

Pick the one that "feels" best to you. Motorcycles are about emotions, not logic.

That being said, I have got a KLX250 (European EFI version) and I love it. I put a big bore it on mine and its...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
Spark plug reading.

Had my spark plug off today. I am running a 292cc kit and a EJK piggy back controller (FI KLX)

What do you think of this plug? Lean, rich, good, bad?

Sorry for the large picture.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
I've got a OEM 292cc Kawasaki cylinder and piston...

I've got a OEM 292cc Kawasaki cylinder and piston on mine. Works like a charm. I would have liked a bigger kit, but I had a chance to buy this one slightly used for cheap. Im a poor student so I took...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By NikLyk
Beware that the two-bros exhaust is obnoxiously...

Beware that the two-bros exhaust is obnoxiously loud. Make sure you get the stock one with you so you can change it back if you feel like it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,067
Posted By NikLyk
Hey Ricky. I wrote wrong in my post. I DO...

Hey Ricky.

I wrote wrong in my post. I DO have the FMF Slipon, what I DONT have is the FMF header. I dont know if its really worth it for me. Seems rather expensive especially with shipping from...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,067
Posted By NikLyk
Thanks for your update! Here is hoping my 2009...

Thanks for your update! Here is hoping my 2009 KLX250 EFI will run just as long. The best thing about this bike is the super helpful community! If it wasnt for people like you. I would still be...
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By NikLyk
Bike is a Kawasaki KLX250. A few weeks ago I...

Bike is a Kawasaki KLX250. A few weeks ago I added a bigbore, but the problem was there before I added the bigbore so that shouldnt be the cause of it. I recently tightened the selector because it...
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By NikLyk
Problem with clutch and shifting.

First, excuse my English :)

I have a problem when shifting down. Sometimes when I pull in the clutch lever, I press the pedal and nothing happens until I release the clutch about halfway.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
Thank you for the input TNC. You are always a...

Thank you for the input TNC. You are always a goldmine of information!
I hope the fact that my bike cannot hit the rev limiter in 5th and 6th is due to the stock exhaust.

I certainly did get a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
I can hit the rev limiter in 1-2-3-4th gear no...

I can hit the rev limiter in 1-2-3-4th gear no problem. In 5th and in 6th gear I cant though. I have the stock KLX250S gearing on my bike.

Now I am worried. What can my issue be? The bike really...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By NikLyk
Im also from Denmark btw. If I was you, I...

Im also from Denmark btw.

If I was you, I would look at the Husqvarna 650 Terra. Its like the Sertao but better in pretty much every way and similarly priced. There are some things to be aware of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
You people with the big bores, I have a question....

You people with the big bores, I have a question.

How far can you rev in 5th and 6th gear?

My stock KLX250 stopped revving in the upper gears at around 8500rpm. I have now installed a 292cc big...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
Aaah okay. So the 120/80 is actually lower than a...

Aaah okay. So the 120/80 is actually lower than a 100/100. I get it now. Thanks :)
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
Thank you for the very good answer. Much more...

Thank you for the very good answer. Much more detailed than I expected :clap


Im not sure I understand tire sizes though. I read some websites trying to understand but apparantly its not enough....
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
Ive got another tire question. I need to...

Ive got another tire question.

I need to replace the stockers on my 2009 KLX250 After 7300 kilometers its pretty worn down.
Im in Europe so I dont have the option of the nice cheap shinks you...
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,822
Posted By NikLyk
Alright, I sanded down the rough edges. It...

Alright, I sanded down the rough edges.

It feels smooth now but its still visisble. Should I sand it down further?

http://i.imgur.com/P9K27vr.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Hs1G3hZ.jpg
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,822
Posted By NikLyk
Thank you for your good answers everyone! I will...

Thank you for your good answers everyone! I will get the dings sanded and then go ahead with the install once I recieve my new gaskets from the mail.

You guys rock!
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,822
Posted By NikLyk
The head is the same. There should be pretty much...

The head is the same. There should be pretty much no difference between the two motors except the larger bore.

I talked to the guy who I bought the kit from, he said that the dings are probably a...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,822
Posted By NikLyk
No. I dont really know about modelling clay. I...

No. I dont really know about modelling clay. I imagine you put the clay on the piston and then turn the engine manually and then measure the height of the clay?

Anyway, I sent an e-mail to a guy I...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,822
Posted By NikLyk
The piston is for my KLX250. Its an OEM...

The piston is for my KLX250.

Its an OEM Kawasaki KLX300 Piston and goes with a OEM KLX300 cylinder that I got. Previous owner said he did about 8000km with the kit before he decided he wanted to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
Hello guys. I bought a slightly used big bore kit...

Hello guys. I bought a slightly used big bore kit for my KLX and have some questions regarding cleaning the piston. I made a thread over in the garage, but I figured I might get some nice input from...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,822
Posted By NikLyk
Tell me about: Cleaning up a piston

Hello wrenching gurus.

I bought a slightly used big bore kit to put on my KLX. I am sort of a newbie myself, so I am getting someone to help me with the installation. However, I want to make sure...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
Yes you do :(

Yes you do :(
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
Im trying to buy an FMF Q4 and a Powerbomb header...

Im trying to buy an FMF Q4 and a Powerbomb header for my KLX250.
However, FMF being an American company, and me being in Europe means that there are ridiculous import taxes.

This means that the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
Thanks for your answer ricky. Let me get...

Thanks for your answer ricky.

Let me get this straight.

With the 350 kit you can comfortably cruise at 105 MPH? Or did you mean KM/H ?

Is that with stock gearing?
Is that as indicated on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
You guys with the Big Bore kits, I am interested...

You guys with the Big Bore kits, I am interested in knowing your highway cruising speeds.

My near-stock EFI 250 goes 70 mph @ 7100 rpm pretty comfortably.
Stock gearing, no big bore, standard...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
Powercommander V fits it and other people have...

Powercommander V fits it and other people have had success with the EFI KLX, the 331 Big Bore and the Powercommander.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
I got a bunch of questions for people with a big...

I got a bunch of questions for people with a big bore kit.

Im riding an EFI KLX250. I have some questions regarding the 331 big bore kit.
Im considering current upgrades:
Leo Vince exhaust...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
Thanks everyone for the input. Had my first...

Thanks everyone for the input. Had my first on-road MC lesson today, although on a school bike. Good fun!

Yeah I will wait a few months before I decide if I wish to add the tank and the seat, but...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,407
Posted By NikLyk
Cry I just purchased my first motorcycle! It is...

I just purchased my first motorcycle!

It is a 2009 Kawazaki KLX250 (EU spec, EFI). I dont have my MC license yet, but I am in the process of getting one. Ill have to take some courses but I should...
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