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Old 05-10-2013, 01:24 AM   #271
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[QUOTE=dan0;21232989]I second that pipe question. I'd like to get one for my bike but I wish I could find something cheaper than $300 for a FMF Quiet core.[/QUOTE

I bought the Q4 from a dealer on ebay that sells them, there are some on there now that are $260, buy it now, shipped. Guys name is jdeere20
That and the jet kit a $40 brings you to $300
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:39 PM   #272
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Thanks Bama, I have the Kawasaki factory extended Warranty so I have to go thru the Dealership for mods of this nature. I will keep it in mind. Thanks
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:54 PM   #273
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I finally got around to ordering the Shinko 244s for my SF. I went with the 3.0 up front and the 4.6" out back.

Also bought a 13 tooth sprocket. I hope to get a lot more dirt road "ability" with these mods.

Mainly went with the 13 tooth as I find when I do go offroad that I have to slip the clutch alot in 1st gear as it is just a tad to high.

One cool thing is that both tires and sprocket were only $100 shipped. Not bad.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:06 AM   #274
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Had the Shinkos on for a little while now, and they have already made a huge difference in my dirt road confidence. I find I can now ride down loose, or sandy roads at a nice clip without as much fear of the tires washing out from under me.

Jury is still out on the 13 tooth, it did help a ton on trails, but I don't like screaming out on the highway. I look forward to the BB 351 kit in the future so I can go back to stock gearing.

I also added the PM rack and a small Pelican case, I really like this setup as I am not sure I want any additional weight on the subframe.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:25 PM   #275
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I find myself avoiding the highway anyways, most of roads I'm on usually cruising 50-60mph. Been thinking about swapping for a better trail gearing. I'll probably try out a 13 tooth soon.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:36 PM   #276
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So far I am digging the 13 tooth. At first I was not so sure as it felt like the engine was screaming at 55 mph, but then I spent about 20 miles on a 4 lane running up to 80 mph outrunning a thunderstorm, so after slowing from 80mph, 55 mph felt like a high idle.

I really love the new dirt tires as well.

Now I am wanting to make my suspension more dirt worthy.

Can anyone confirm the TRUE differences between the S and SF suspension. I have read that the only difference in the front is the springs, not sure on the rear. My SF model is STIFF on the rough dirt roads.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:49 AM   #277
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They run really well on the road for a 50/50. Just a little squirmy, like I expected, but they roll real nice up to 65. Just a little wobble from 38-42 mph. Probably not balanced well.

Work great on dirt and in gravel. Have not had the opportunity to surf on dry talcum sand. when I get it going on that kind of surface, will report back. I think the combo I have wont push as much in the deep sand. We shall see.

I kept my other tires for when I go primarily on the road, but this year I expect to spend a lot of time in the Southern Utah deserts...
Did the 3.0 front and 4.60 rear raise the height of the bike any at all ? My wife is at the limit already with everything stock.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:39 AM   #278
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A different twist on a SF

My wife added a set of Happy Trail side racks and panniers to her SF. Its the same kit that fits the S and the smallest pannier that Happy Trail makes. Turned out well.







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Old 08-12-2013, 01:16 PM   #279
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Did the 3.0 front and 4.60 rear raise the height of the bike any at all ? My wife is at the limit already with everything stock.
Don't know about the 4.6 rear, but the 5.1 does raise the bike and changes the rake angle noticeably.

For the SF, the 4.6 is the way to go, IMO.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:31 PM   #280
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klx250sf update

previous setup:
"monticello" cam mod
factory parts jet kit
KLX300 exhaust
Foam aftermarket air filter
13, 14 and 15T at various times

Best I could do was just about 79mph on interstate.

I have performed the following over the past few months:

351cc BB kit Bill Blue
Dynojet jet kit
KLX300 exhaust de-restricted - lowered weld ring
ported intake and exhaust
polished exhaust ports
15T front sprocket

50/50 tires
3x17 and 4.6x17

Dirtbagz saddle bags and racks
acerbis aux tank

higher MX style bars

250cc fuel mileage: 45-48mpg
351cc 42-43mpg

I notice more vibration as you get higher in the rpm range. Quite a bit above 7000rpm which is ~74mph+.

I am VERY pleased with the power and torque. The engine is more of a stump puller.

Good luck all;

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Old 11-23-2013, 08:15 PM   #281
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Finally got around to buy the shinko 244 tires. I went with the 3.0 front and the 4.6 rear. No rubs at all and they slipped onto the bike without trouble. On the road you can hear a distinct dirt tire hum, like running a beefy mud tire on a truck. The handling is better than I thought. While there is that occasional squishy feel from the knobbies, it didn't decrease my street riding confidence much compared to the street tires. Don't get me wrong they aren't as confidence inspiring as the street tires but i was able to push them enough to drag my toe hanging off the peg. Personally I never pushed the street tires past that same point anyways. I had them up to 75mph and the bike felt exactly the same as the street tires did at that speed. On the gravel road the bike is finally where I wanted it all along. You can cruise without the bike sliding or washing out. In the single track, and up some grades it grabbed nicely. Are they as good as a true knobby? Probably not, but they send the bike light years ahead when doing some trail riding compared to stock 250sf tires and the street performance is better than i had expected.
Now saving for a BB351 kit. Then I think i will have the perfect bike!
Here is a link to the ride with my bike!
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:34 PM   #282
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shinkos and 250 kit

I"m not comfortable and the type of riding we have been doing has swayed me away from the shinkos so I decided to buy a dedicated dirt bike.

shinkos and my stock 250cc piston is up for sale in classified if interested.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:57 PM   #283
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If anyone is interested I have a brand new never installed still in the bag IMS tank for the 09+ klx250, it's a 3 gallon.

I also have an almost new FMF Q4 with about 300 miles on it. I've been subscribed to this thread since I bought an 09 KLX250SF in 2011 for my ex, we broke up, parts are for sale. PM me if interested.

I've got an ad in the flea market - HERE
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:54 AM   #284
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Has anybody had any experience with this tire? Thinking about not putting the KLX 300 SF away this winter?
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:00 AM   #285
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I second that pipe question. I'd like to get one for my bike but I wish I could find something cheaper than $300 for a FMF Quiet core.[/QUOTE

I bought the Q4 from a dealer on ebay that sells them, there are some on there now that are $260, buy it now, shipped. Guys name is jdeere20
That and the jet kit a $40 brings you to $300


I would like to chime in a little on exhaust options
quieter types

I was on the hunt for quiet, but flows more as I rode mine stock for 2 years and wanted to start modding it a little

After ordering 2 exhausts with the header from FMF I had found both sellers refunded my money

FMF will not ship these exhausts to me because I live in CA
so I had to find another brand, now that I WANTED an exhaust

So I ended up with a DG O series from ebay because its inexpensive, they will ship to me and you can buy a silencer insert

also pretty inexpensive compared to fmf

I also got a BOMB header from an ebay seller, looks like its a copy of the FMF header because I hear the fmf one makes it a little quieter
I was told by one seller that refunded me fmf may not even ship the header plus I figured it wouldnt be compatible with the DG


I did alot of before and after DB tests with the stock exhaust

dg exhaust and stock header with silencer insert

dg exhaust and bomb header with silencer insert

dg exhaust, bomb header and no silencer (how I use it now)

Now if we are only concerned about the LEGAL noise level tests the last setup seems about as loud as stock at idle which on my bike idle was around 1800 I think
Where the LEGAL testing would be done at 2000 rpm so if im already about as loud as stock at 1800 rpm im sure it will pass at the 2000 rpm sound testing

Although I did not use the tester your supposed to use I bought an app for my ipad and did all my tests with it, so any changes will show up just for me to compare to
Its not an official test
Im not sure though how my ipad deals with the extra bass the exhaust puts out that is something to think about


I have the videos here if anyone is interested
I will say the bomb china header really did make it much quieter, so much I was able to remove the silencer tip and using my ipad showed it quieter then using the silencer tip for some reason
but then there was more bass maybe it doesnt pick up on that
and I was doing the test in a sealed garage so I would think outside would read quieter which is better

but once on the road it is louder, but maybe because my air box cover is also removed
I like how it sounds, and when splitting lanes it definitely gets attention

Every once in a while I can set off a car alarm, but then I have a 50cc scooter with stock exhaust that can set off alarms too
so who knows


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