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Old 05-10-2008, 01:39 PM   #1
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KLR250 thread

Searched high and low. Couldn't find an official thread for the baby KLR so here it is. All things KLR250.

This is the place for pictures and short questions specific to the KLR 250 that you don't want to start a new thread for.
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:18 PM   #2
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Here are a few resources I have found for the KLR250.

http://home.earthlink.net/~klr250informationexchange/

http://www.klr-250.com/

http://www.cycleworksracing.net/mojave.htm
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:54 PM   #3
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good idea BC. i'm in the process of re-vamping my 05 w/ 8500 mi. new tires,chain, sprockets(46t in back), brake pads n shoes, uni filter. also going to open the air box alot more, and re-jet. i'll keep ya updated.
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:42 AM   #4
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There's a dedicated KLR250 forum at KLRWorld.com Forums-

http://klrworld.com/forums/index.php?board=76.0

And a few KLR250 wallpapers I made -

http://klrworld.com/index.php?option...109&Itemid=149

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Old 05-11-2008, 08:21 AM   #5
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Re-Jet?

I just bought a bone stock '05 KLR250, and am in the process of farkling. Questions:

1) How much does this bike benefit from re-jetting? Is this a must do?

2) I was thinking of using the DynoJet KLX300 kit, since it uses the same carb. Is this the way to go?

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Old 05-11-2008, 06:35 PM   #6
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Probably not needed unless you modify the airbox and install an aftermarket exhaust.
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Old 05-17-2008, 05:26 PM   #7
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Ok, next weekend I'm going on my first moderately aggressive day trip. I'm confident of the bikes mechanical ability to get the job done. I've just done the t-mod and filled the tires with slime. Any other small adjustments I should get done before I step into the breech?
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:46 PM   #8
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Question rear brakes mod??

OK, I am asking for a buddy of mine. Thought I would put it in this thread as it is suppose to be a KLR250 thread.

The question is this: Can the rear drum be swaped out for a disk??? Perhaps one from a Super Sherpa???
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:23 PM   #9
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The question is this: Can the rear drum be swaped out for a disk??? Perhaps one from a Super Sherpa???
you'd have to come up with a way to mount the caliper to the swingarm, a way to mount the master cylinder on the frame, and a new wheel to mount the rotor. anything's possible... it's just a matter of how much time and money you want to invest.

i think i've seen one person who upgraded a 600 to a rear disk brake.

never heard of anyone doing it on the 250.

if you want more brakes, you can put 650 forks on the bike, including the 650 caliper and rotor which is larger than the 250 rotor. if you use a 600 triple clamp it's a bolt on job, otherwise you have to swap the stem from the 250 triples into the 650 lower triple and then modify it to mount the fairing.

i have a thread on the 650 fork swap in the 250 section at www.KLR650.net while the 650's stock brakes and fork springs are too weak on the 650, they are about right on a bike that's at least #80 lighter.

while 250 parts are hard to find compared to the 650, Super Sherpa parts are even scarcer.

no clue if the Super Sherpa and KLR 250 swingarms are interchangeable.
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:05 PM   #10
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Love mine ! I ride the snot out've it; nearly indestructible (far more so than the rider). It's my weapon of choice for off-road and local errand runs.

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Old 03-21-2009, 04:38 PM   #11
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Woot!

Liking my KLR250 too. Here's some crappy photos. Got it with 1500 miles for $2K. It's a 2005 model - the end of a 20 year reign!



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Old 04-15-2009, 10:09 PM   #12
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Question Klr Jetting

Hey guys,

Could anybody possibly let me know how my bike (stock 89' klr250) would perform if i removed the snorkel from the airbox, and then jetted it correctly without adding a new exhaust? would it have more power? would it be able to breathe correctly without a performance exhaust?

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Old 04-15-2009, 10:27 PM   #13
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Hey guys,

Could anybody possibly let me know how my bike (stock 89' klr250) would perform if i removed the snorkel from the airbox, and then jetted it correctly without adding a new exhaust? would it have more power? would it be able to breathe correctly without a performance exhaust?

Thanks-EYY
If it's running good in stock form, don't mess with it, The 250 makes usable power.
Any mods you make will require Re-jetting, and that's usually a 3 month ordeal till ya get it right.
Trust me, the HP gains are minimal compared to the hassle required..

My advice is spend your time getting the suspension set up for your weight & riding conditions- get the bike to stick before you get it to kick..
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:38 AM   #14
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Here's the latest stuff I've done on my 1994 klr 250, Added Ricochet off road skid plate, bark buster VPS full aluminum back bone hand guards, 14 tooth counter sprocket for the dirt, and got a second set of wheels that I put IRC VE33/35 tires on.
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:25 PM   #15
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sorry to ask such a noob question but....... i've been looking for a good beginer bike for my girlfriend. i cam e across a klr 250 for a good price but no elec start. how hard or is it even possible to add electric start?
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