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Old 01-21-2013, 04:19 AM   #7576
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Bring me your tired, worn and broken.

Hey KLX250s owners, I am in the need of a set of used plastics. You know...when you've just bought a shiney new set of aftermarket shrouds, fenders and side covers and the old ones go in the trash? Please let me recycle it by putting it on a new KLX that a friend just aquired and needs a beat up set for it's work duty (hauling materials for a trail building crew). Then the OEM new stuff goes back on when the bikes returns to street or play mode. Thanks!
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:09 AM   #7577
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Hey KLX250s owners, I am in the need of a set of used plastics. You know...when you've just bought a shiney new set of aftermarket shrouds, fenders and side covers and the old ones go in the trash? Please let me recycle it by putting it on a new KLX that a friend just aquired and needs a beat up set for it's work duty (hauling materials for a trail building crew). Then the OEM new stuff goes back on when the bikes returns to street or play mode. Thanks!
Where do we get a shiny new set of aftermarket shrouds?
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:29 AM   #7578
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Where do we get a shiny new set of aftermarket shrouds?
http://www.2wheelpros.com/oem-parts/...lx250-taf.html
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:05 AM   #7579
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I think those are still Kaw OEM, not aftermarket. Nice discount from most OEM sites, but still pricey.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:35 AM   #7580
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If anyone is upgrading their KLX this winter, I've got a bunch of parts (IMS tank, suspension, wheels, rack, etc) in the flea market:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856784
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:14 AM   #7581
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How do you adjust the float on this bike? Is it in the service manual?
Yes, chapter 2, Fuel System, 'Service Fuel Level Inspection' and 'Service Fuel Level Adjustment'. This is one of those things that, done yourself, you will be sure it's right. If you bring it somewhere and they tell you they did it right, you will really never know. I suspect this is the source of a lot of fueling issues on KLXs.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:07 PM   #7582
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Axle pinch bolt part number?

I was looking over a family members newly acquired 07 klx (neat bike!) and ran into a minor snag that I'm hoping someone will be able to shed some light on...

One of the axle pinch bolts has been snapped off leaving only three nuts on the remaining three bolts. I unscrewed the snapped bolt out of the fork and checked out bike bandit for a replacement. Wrong!! Parts fiche just shows a part number for the axle pinch bolt nut, but not the bolt...

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Any one have a part number (or a compatible bolt) for the bolt that the axle pinch nut threads onto?
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:27 PM   #7583
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I was looking over a family members newly acquired 07 klx (neat bike!) and ran into a minor snag that I'm hoping someone will be able to shed some light on...

One of the axle pinch bolts has been snapped off leaving only three nuts on the remaining three bolts. I unscrewed the snapped bolt out of the fork and checked out bike bandit for a replacement. Wrong!! Parts fiche just shows a part number for the axle pinch bolt nut, but not the bolt...

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Any one have a part number (or a compatible bolt) for the bolt that the axle pinch nut threads onto?
You can buy studs at Ace Hardware, that is where I got mine. The studs are held in with Red Locktite. You must apply heat to soften the locktite to remove the broken stud. I used a heat gun to heat the end of the fork. I also wrapped a wet rag around the fork to prevent heating the fork oil and components. With vice grips to loosen the stud, it is not a bad job to DIY, Get a torque wrench for future pinch bolt tightening. Check the other studs. The PO of my 2007 had stretched two studs almost to the breaking point.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:01 PM   #7584
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You can buy studs at Ace Hardware, that is where I got mine. The studs are held in with Red Locktite. You must apply heat to soften the locktite to remove the broken stud. I used a heat gun to heat the end of the fork. I also wrapped a wet rag around the fork to prevent heating the fork oil and components. With vice grips to loosen the stud, it is not a bad job to DIY, Get a torque wrench for future pinch bolt tightening. Check the other studs. The PO of my 2007 had stretched two studs almost to the breaking point.
aye aye captain welcome aboard (odometer 1) 1st quote is a helpful one!
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:10 PM   #7585
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And then there's the trick of SLOWLY pulling the choke out while cranking the engine. Works pretty good for me.
I prefer the "cover the exhaust hole" when cranking...thats after the shake method of course. The slow pull choke technique hasn't worked for me and the "empty the bowl" is too much of a PITA. Ive fired mine up in the low 20's.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:38 AM   #7586
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^ But have you tried a vacuum on the exhaust?
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:33 PM   #7587
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I must be doing something wrong. I turn the gas on, pull out the choke, turn the key and it starts. Maybe living at 7700 feet helps. Dunno.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:35 PM   #7588
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I must be doing something wrong. I turn the gas on, pull out the choke, turn the key and it starts. Maybe living at 7700 feet helps. Dunno.
This also works for me at ~200 feet.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:51 PM   #7589
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This also works for me at ~200 feet.
me to at SL
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:25 PM   #7590
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I must be doing something wrong. I turn the gas on, pull out the choke, turn the key and it starts. Maybe living at 7700 feet helps. Dunno.
As long as it's above 30, it works for me at 600'. Below 30 she needs some coaxing.
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