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Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 04:55 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
notarat = it may well be the valves. STOP...

notarat = it may well be the valves.

STOP using the bike at least until you check the clearances!
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2012, 10:27 PM
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Posted By dgmeister
anyone split the crankcase to do any bearings? ...

anyone split the crankcase to do any bearings?

any bottom end work?

mechanic reckons mine is shot and i aint paying them to do it
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 06:21 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
i must admit i neglected the valves, so it was my...

i must admit i neglected the valves, so it was my own fault.
they were done at the initial service.
later on i got them done but the fuckwit apprentice only did the intake and not exhaust.
i...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2012, 02:53 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
reserve = get petrol pronto! Some sad news...

reserve = get petrol pronto!

Some sad news guys, my little klx is dead :(
55,000kms, mostly on road miles
:(:

valves went and crankshaft bearing is stuffed, so they said $3000 minimum...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2012, 09:47 PM
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Posted By dgmeister
people if you keep your valves in spec, the...

people if you keep your valves in spec, the engine should go forever.

IF you keep the good new oil up to the right level, dump it out when its old (oil level starts to drop down), and bung in a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2012, 12:43 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
dirt devil the bike will have plenty of grunt for...

dirt devil the bike will have plenty of grunt for the trail,
with the 250 i could top 130kph on the highway, and still have enough power to wheelie on trails
find the right gearing for you
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2012, 10:19 PM
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Posted By dgmeister
i was not aware that the bill blue 350 cylinder...

i was not aware that the bill blue 350 cylinder was an over bored 250
(an assumption judging from previous post)

However i do know the 300 cylinder is an official Kawasaki part,
actually the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9,996
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Posted By dgmeister
If you remember that this bike is basically a '93...

If you remember that this bike is basically a '93 model, including engine.
(The suspension is slightly newer) and consider that it is a cheap (comparatively)
4 stroke 250 first released in '93...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2012, 04:36 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
will not idle at all, even when running if it...

will not idle at all, even when running if it goes below 4000rpm it will stall

spark plug is clean, may be lead or coil?

valves are pretty tight, especially exhaust valves, all less than .01mm...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2012, 04:58 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
Of course the speedo will over estimate by around...

Of course the speedo will over estimate by around 10%, this is common in most vehicles.
i believe it is to compensate for other inaccuracies and the fact that they may be sued!
Can't have people's...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2012, 08:44 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
ever since i changed my jetting the fuel...

ever since i changed my jetting the fuel consumption has skyrocketed, but so has performance.

atmospheric conditions make all the difference, but you need a general setting for all weather ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9,996
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Posted By dgmeister
took the fucker for a ride today with leaner...

took the fucker for a ride today with leaner midrange
and made the forks harder (8 clicks out)
takes low speed bumps good, but lofts and launches better
when you get on the gas.
back wheels...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2012, 04:30 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
needle jet n1tc part 16009-1912 jet...

needle jet n1tc part 16009-1912
jet needle part 16027-1368
main jet (138) part 92063-1015
clip 92037-1401
collar 92143-1667
pilot jet (38) 92064-1119...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2012, 06:58 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
linkin, sorry man no offence intended. i am...

linkin, sorry man no offence intended.
i am merely trying to convey what i have learned from this
bike from my high mileage, to help other owners.

i have long been dancing around this subject...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2012, 03:22 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
just had the carb out actually to clean it. ...

just had the carb out actually to clean it.
Jets are 52 pilot and 155 main,
keihin jets i think, they have a 'k'
stamped next to the jet number
(i think what allows me to run these large jets...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2012, 03:10 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
clutch parts sound very cool! the team...

clutch parts sound very cool!

the team kawasaki racing klx 250 ran barnett clutch springs
as the only aftermarket parts in the clutch!
(plates etc. were stock)

Jamster you are exactly right,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2012, 06:12 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
(important bits) Kawasaki model klx...

(important bits)

Kawasaki
model klx 250H
service information
additional consideration for competition
derestriction procedure

do at your own risk blahblahblah
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2012, 06:09 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
time to clean the carby again!, idles way too...

time to clean the carby again!, idles way too high or stalls.
did this years ago and after a clean was better than new!
damn nuisance getting the carby out, actually its more than
a nuisance, its...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2012, 05:44 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
jamster, what is your gearing? (sprocket ratio...

jamster, what is your gearing?
(sprocket ratio front and rear)

if you have stock gearing (14/42) it may need changing
you should always have power in 5th if at the right speed

modify your...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2012, 09:15 PM
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Posted By dgmeister
On the stock australian model '07: pilot and...

On the stock australian model '07:

pilot and main jet i think are 32 and 132
with an exhaust a little better than the US model

fuel consumption was rather low at about 3.8 l / 100km
and so...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2012, 02:52 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
yo chiggers happy christmas and new year ...

yo chiggers

happy christmas and new year

just took the bike camping, probably about 700kms over road and trails
of sand and gravel. cruising at 110 kph over gravel and the whole nine yards....
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2011, 06:19 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
customized bike... hope you got the power mods...

customized bike... hope you got the power mods :evil

mainly just so i can choose to take the weight with me or not.
but i will forget the lock one day... as you do
depends how hardcore your...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2011, 04:35 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
on the note of the (now defunct) competitor...

on the note of the (now defunct) competitor cycles:
this article
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Articl...eID=481&Page=1 (http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Article_Page.aspx?ArticleID=481&Page=1)
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2011, 03:29 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
Semi-related topic: has anyone serviced steering...

Semi-related topic: has anyone serviced steering stem bearings?
i don't want to remove, just grease.
got a hook-wrench off a cbr600, hope it works

at the same time i may remove the steering...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2011, 05:45 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
hey, another kool thing the stock sag...

hey, another kool thing

the stock sag settings came exactly right for my weight!
75-80 kgs including riding gear
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2011, 05:31 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
suspension

i am not in the know about after market suspension,
but i do know fiddling with the damping settings works wonders
(yes wonders) with stock settings the bike is obviously way too
soft compression...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2011, 05:22 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
yes , exactly what i was getting at ricky. ...

yes , exactly what i was getting at ricky.

EFI being obviously totally different to a carby
i would find it hard to know how to modify it,
with a carby you just get new jets, drill or block a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2011, 03:44 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
also who has ridden DIRECT competitor bikes: ...

also who has ridden DIRECT competitor bikes:

suzuki DR 250
yamaha TTR 250
honda XR 250

and this bike KLX 250

How do they compare?????????????
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2011, 03:41 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
erminman: i believe there is no point gearing...

erminman: i believe there is no point gearing this bike too low
you need to capture the power at 7-9000 rpm, over-rev to around 10,000
if you gear it too low the bike will rev too much with no...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2011, 08:36 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
on that point i would also like to hear how...

on that point i would also like to hear
how people think this bike compares to its
competitors
TTR250, XR250, DR250 etc.
if they have ridden these other bikes
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2011, 08:16 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
these later models are a bit different from my...

these later models are a bit different from my '07,
has anyone ridden both?
fuel injection?
different brakes
different suspension
has anyone ridden both and compared?
what is EFI like to ride?...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2011, 06:40 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
remember the weight limit kawasaki places on the...

remember the weight limit kawasaki places on the rack

there were issues with the subframe cracking under stress
from overloading:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9,996
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Posted By dgmeister
i will try to remove that image from where it is...

i will try to remove that image from where it is seared into my eyes...:
solution to rack problems: take it off, place in corner of shed, bury in junk. solved!

just went for a ride today, rocky...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2011, 07:48 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
that header pipe looks cool, get that carby...

that header pipe looks cool, get that carby tuned!
(air box lid alterations alter jetting)
i would ask that bill blue what he recommends as far as the airbox/lid
i think those snorkels are...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2011, 03:09 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
so how d'ya like them apples? ha

so how d'ya like them apples? ha
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2011, 02:49 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
Powering up In keeping with the "don't fix"...

Powering up

In keeping with the "don't fix" philosophy, Kawasaki has the highly successful liquid-cooled, 249cc, DOHC, single that won the 2000 250 class Australian Thumper Nats in the hands of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2011, 02:42 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
check this ON PAGE 1 of this thread: POWER...

check this ON PAGE 1 of this thread:

POWER SURGE
Measured at the rear whell the Team Kawasaki KLX's crank out 34 horsepower. To put that figure in perspective, out of the box a KLX250 produces...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2011, 11:14 PM
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Posted By dgmeister
do i sense hostility? or perhaps jealousy ...

do i sense hostility? or perhaps jealousy

yes i already know i am crazy, and i do wave machetes from rooftops,
and dangle babies from high rise windows, and a bike (and an amp) should always go...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2011, 04:00 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
my bike 250cc with staintune exhaust and stock...

my bike 250cc with staintune exhaust and stock AUS carby jetted 50 pilot, 152 main, geared 14/45
bloody yanky bikes.
(no offense my aunty lives in salt lake)

the aussie bikes are shit stock and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2011, 04:57 AM
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Posted By dgmeister
if the speedo cable has just come out from the...

if the speedo cable has just come out from the axle attachment you can clean it,
grease it and plug it back in. theres a screw on the side to hold it in

with the indicators , try drilling holes...
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