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Old 02-20-2013, 04:48 AM   #391
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Mine has done that before while trying to start but never while riding. I don't know, but I would think you have a broken spring that keeps enough tension on the kicker to keep it from going backwards.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:54 AM   #392
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Hi guys and dolls, does anyone here have a stock muffler off of their klx300 that they would like to sale? Thanks just let me know
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:22 AM   #393
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:30 PM   #394
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How smooth and viby is the 300 on the highway?

I'm looking to buy and DS one. I currently ride a KDX 220 (same bike as KLX except 2-stroke). I find the KDX to be too much vibration, even at low speed. Cruising at 45 MPH was all I could bear. But the bike is very powerful; it can probably do 80 MPH. But anything over 45 is too viby and too loud (even with stock muffler) for a normal person to bear for extended time.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:05 AM   #395
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How smooth and viby is the 300 on the highway?

I'm looking to buy and DS one. I currently ride a KDX 220 (same bike as KLX except 2-stroke). I find the KDX to be too much vibration, even at low speed. Cruising at 45 MPH was all I could bear. But the bike is very powerful; it can probably do 80 MPH. But anything over 45 is too viby and too loud (even with stock muffler) for a normal person to bear for extended time.
Mustang - I've owned and ridden both on and offroad.

The KDX is better offroad although not much . I believe I get the KLX's power to the ground more effectively but it's a bit heavier. Pick your poison....

The KLX is much smoother onroad. Mine will do 85-90 mph with taller gearing. Now I own a dualsported KLX250S and KLX300R. The 250 is going up for sale soon. It's 25 pounds heavier and 5-6 ponies less. Only drawback is the kickstart only on the 300R. Good news - the 2004s and newer are super easy to kick anyway. I can and have started it by hand several times.

I had a hard time riidng the KDX without keeping it "on the pipe". 2T's have that effect on me. The 300R is super easy to ride slow and unlike the KDX, doesn't mind being wound.

BTW, my 220 was Ron Black'd to the max and was a real monster.

Hope that helps.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:06 AM   #396
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Good news - the 2004s and newer are super easy to kick anyway. I can and have started it by hand several times.
What makes the pre-04s difficult to start? I just got a '98. And it is a ?#$&*! to start.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:17 PM   #397
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Something about the cam being off 180 degrees or something.
My 98 kicks nice and firm/hard, but it fires right up when you set it to TDC.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:43 AM   #398
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some kawasaki's did and may still use what is called KACR - for automatic compression release. I think KLR's still use this too.
at 0 to very low rpm's - prob less than 1000 or so - the mechanism holds one of the exhaust valves open acting as a compression release. once the motor starts and rpm's increase the mechanism allows the exhaust valve to close all the way and the engine runs normally at full compression.
this is why klx's start so easy with a soft kick and why you don't feel much resistance or kick back at any point on the crankshaft start cycle.


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Something about the cam being off 180 degrees or something.
My 98 kicks nice and firm/hard, but it fires right up when you set it to TDC.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:38 AM   #399
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My 300R has the billet straight endcap seen on ebay for $35 for the stock muffler. Anyone have the billet turndown but would like to trade? Mine's in great condition - just looking for a change.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:14 AM   #400
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Here's a vid of my KLX300 going thru a little enduro practice track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v06xfBhzKSU
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:48 PM   #401
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Dumb question - which end of the petcock lever is the pointer end - the short end or the long end?

I don't want to run out of gas (again) by leaving it on "reserve" when I want it in the "on" position.

edit: never mind. I figured it out AND put it to the test. Long end of handle is the pointer.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:54 PM   #402
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KLX300 muffler rear tip size?

Can anyone give me the dimensions of the pipe that usually gets removed from the rear of the [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]muffler[/COLOR][/COLOR]? Inside diameter and length and how much of that length goes inside the muffler? I need to make one to quiet down the muffler I have that is missing that part. Thanks
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:58 PM   #403
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Wanted KLX300R stock muffler tip

I need a stock KLX300 muffler tip.

Price shipped cheapest way to 81252?

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Old 07-10-2013, 01:37 PM   #404
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My new ride.

1998 KLX300



Thats after a 5 hour wrench fest to get it in shape for a a ride the next day. 24 hours after I bought it.

So far I love it.

I did all the free mods.

Added the Kawi 49 state needle.
#132 Main Jet
#38 pilot (this was in it already)
Fuel screw out 2 turns

Maier MX fender

Pro Circuit Platinum pipe (looks like a stock header)

Also the suspension both front forks and rear shock have proaction stickers but no data on them. I'll be tearing them down soon to see what is inside. And maybe sending them off for valving for me.

It has some of the baja designs DS kit installed. Just need a rear tail light and blinkers to make it street legal.

I put MT21's on for the DOT and I have a MT43 on order just need to scare up a spare rear wheel to mount it.

Anybody know what other bikes croos the KLX rear wheel?

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Old 07-10-2013, 09:13 PM   #405
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Anybody know what other bikes croos the KLX rear wheel?
I've swapped wheels back and forth on my girls KLX and my KDX200. Pretty sure '95 to 2006 are the same as well as the 220 model.
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