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Old 12-25-2012, 09:21 AM   #856
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What can wear/need replacing with the kickstarter assembly?
The part that fits onto the serrated shaft sticking out the right case has a stub on which the kick lever pivots on when you flip it out to kick 'er over. That stub and/or the lever part that fits on it can wear.

http://www.partspitstop.com/p/Discou...C12C1229E13402

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Old 12-26-2012, 03:01 PM   #857
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I have found the source of the rattling on my 2004 KLr250. I pulled the valve cover off and checked the valves ( which were good) but saw that the spring on the KACR is missing. Does anyone have a picture of how the spring is suppose to go? Is there only one spring?
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:59 PM   #858
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I have found the source of the rattling on my 2004 KLr250. I pulled the valve cover off and checked the valves ( which were good) but saw that the spring on the KACR is missing. Does anyone have a picture of how the spring is suppose to go? Is there only one spring?
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There is only one spring. I may have an extra off a burned cam, will check.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:22 AM   #859
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Check this out...

Over in FM there is a KLR250 for sale that's been on quite a trip. It has a few miles on it too. This makes me even more confident to bring mine up to Newfoundland this coming summer.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:20 AM   #860
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My KLR fell over onto the left side, was on floor for about 30 sec. This being my first water-cooled bike, do I need to burp the cooling system or anything?
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:11 PM   #861
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My KLR fell over onto the left side, was on floor for about 30 sec. This being my first water-cooled bike, do I need to burp the cooling system or anything?
Nope, should be fine.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:48 PM   #862
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Over in FM there is a KLR250 for sale that's been on quite a trip. It has a few miles on it too. This makes me even more confident to bring mine up to Newfoundland this coming summer.
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I took my KLR250 on the Translab from Vermont this summer... 3000 miles in 10 days. KLR did fine... just change your oil every 1000 miles or so. Mine would get thin and I'd start losing it after about 1500 miles of keeping it pinned at 65 mph (with Shell Rotella Diesel Oil, YMMV).

KLR before it got dirty in the dirt:

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Old 12-27-2012, 08:12 PM   #863
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Eek side stand

kickstand was broke off. tabs ripped off of frame. by a drunk driver backing into the klr250 at slow parking speed. i tried welding it on, but it just bent the weld. so im looking at bolting and then weldig this on

http://www.flyncycle.com/kickstand-m...tox-stand.html

please tell me what yall think.
also i must re true my wheel, not badly out of true, but enough to notice a difference at highway speeds.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:29 PM   #864
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running lights

Got a couple of 1.5W lights from superbrightleds.com (PLM series) and wired up today. Mounted to radiator supports. Not a bad result for a total investment of about $15. We'll see how they hold up. They look a bit yellow from off-axis; more white head-on.





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Old 12-30-2012, 08:03 AM   #865
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Would like some help with mods for the 2000 KLR250...I saw someone had a cobra exhaust for it, can someone let me know who that was or help find the link to it? Here are the questions I had:

1) recommended exhausts
2) jetting ... Main & pilot also needle settings
3) valve clearances

This should be a good start for the winter mods. I am considering rebuilding the top end if the compression test is a little low. The bike has 8500 miles on it, not sure how long would be recommended before a top end refresh.

Any suggestions & comments will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-30-2012, 03:39 PM   #866
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Would like some help with mods for the 2000 KLR250...I saw someone had a cobra exhaust for it, can someone let me know who that was or help find the link to it?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848837

My project bike is taking a back burner to other projects, so I think I am going to have to hold off about thinking about getting this exhaust myself.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:06 PM   #867
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Does anyone have pics of the two rear axle spacers? Either mislaid one or it never came with the project bike, need to determine which.

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Old 12-30-2012, 06:33 PM   #868
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same bike

[/QUOTE=toddzacker;20356938]Would like some help with mods for the 2000 KLR250...I saw someone had a cobra exhaust for it, can someone let me know who that was or help find the link to it? Here are the questions I had:

1) recommended exhausts
2) jetting ... Main & pilot also needle settings
3) valve clearances

This should be a good start for the winter mods. I am considering rebuilding the top end if the compression test is a little low. The bike has 8500 miles on it, not sure how long would be recommended before a top end refresh.

Any suggestions & comments will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,[/QUOTE]

I have the same bike. 7500 miles (2/3 of them mine), starts easily, never burned a drop of oil, runs great and gives 65-70 MPG. So I can't tell you how long till a rebuild but I am guessing it is a long way off. I did change main jet from 118 to 120, and backed out idle air screw a bit. Stock exhaust and air box. I would upgrade rear shock before messing with motor.

You need two manuals. One for klr600, and supplement for klr250.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:19 AM   #869
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I have the same bike. 7500 miles (2/3 of them mine), starts easily, never burned a drop of oil, runs great and gives 65-70 MPG. So I can't tell you how long till a rebuild but I am guessing it is a long way off. I did change main jet from 118 to 120, and backed out idle air screw a bit. Stock exhaust and air box. I would upgrade rear shock before messing with motor.

You need two manuals. One for klr600, and supplement for klr250.
Thanks- already started messing with the suspension, front & rear. I have a 130 lbs rider on it so not as much work needed as for a heavier rider. I also have both manuals & just figured I would reach out to this group for recommendations on things that work or didn't work.

I think I have found some good ideas, but keep them coming & I will give updates on what I feel worked best.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:35 PM   #870
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My re-jet

I've done the following mods to both my '03 and '05 KLR250s, and have had excellent results:

#38 Pilot

#122 Main

FMF Q4 Muffler

Drilled four 1/2" holes in the top of my airbox.

I bought OEM jets from jetsrus.com (genuine Keihin)

If your bike runs well and is easy to start, you don't need to "freshen up" the top end. My '03 has 27,000 miles on it and it has never needed top end attention.


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Would like some help with mods for the 2000 KLR250...I saw someone had a cobra exhaust for it, can someone let me know who that was or help find the link to it? Here are the questions I had:

1) recommended exhausts
2) jetting ... Main & pilot also needle settings
3) valve clearances

This should be a good start for the winter mods. I am considering rebuilding the top end if the compression test is a little low. The bike has 8500 miles on it, not sure how long would be recommended before a top end refresh.

Any suggestions & comments will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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