Thread: KLR250 thread
View Single Post
Old 05-17-2009, 06:52 PM   #28
wsdbikes
New Max is Mad
 
wsdbikes's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: PNW
Oddometer: 1,281
first KLR

picked up a 01 KLR 250 for cheap. kinda ugly in a cute way.

hauls my 200+ pound ass up to 70 on level ground, very nice on gravel and single track though there is NO power to loft the front end at all.
Also geared really low which is ok on the trails but, even there its a bit low. 1st is really a granny gear. Anyone know the stock sprocket sizes?
It is also pretty sluggish. has an old aftermarket silencer on it that is not very effective. I'll be swapping it out for something quiet.

Really a pretty nice little bike. I want to get my wife riding it and I think the power delivery is really good for a beginner. Biggest issue is getting her to embrace the kick only starting.

Any standard upgrades folks do to these or weak spots that need to be addressed?

Thanks for reading this, if you got this far.

Thanks for the links on the first page. great info on those sites
__________________
Wsdbikes

"I only wish I had video running when WSD did a no footed can-can over some boulders on mainline....two feet of air easy..." -Abdelhub
Yeah, on the GS http://vimeo.com/3232838


Notable Past-'01 KLR 250, 95 R1100GS, 06 KTM 950 SM, 69 Bridgestone 90

wsdbikes screwed with this post 05-21-2009 at 02:04 PM
wsdbikes is offline   Reply With Quote