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Old 06-30-2008, 09:17 PM   #16
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OK just got mine back on the road and I had to switch to reserve just before I got to work this morning.

I road about 5k's before I got to fill up and my tank took just under 12 litres (11.78).

No idea how much reserve I have but my 8 litre rear tank just arrived so I will find out soon.

Hope this was in some way helpful to someone...
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:02 AM   #17
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It does help and thank you. Keep me posted on the capacity after you get the new tank on.
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Old 07-04-2008, 01:14 PM   #18
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2009 KLX250s with Acerbis Tank

OK. The good news is that the tank fits easily. The bad news is that there are a fair number of cosmetic deficiencies to be dealt with.



The main problems are that the shape of the 2009 seat pan and the side panels are not a good fit with this tank. We are debating whether or not it is worth getting an old style seat and side panels to make this work.



The only technical problem is the choke, but we think that can be fixed easily enough.

I took a ton of detailed pictures illustrating the issues. I put comments on all the pics in that gallery that tell the whole story.

Enjoy!
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:20 PM   #19
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Here's Marty's, with a big bore kit and other goodies-

http://klrworld.com/index.php?option...157&Itemid=243

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Old 07-05-2008, 06:52 AM   #20
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OK. The good news is that the tank fits easily. The bad news is that it there are a fair number of cosmetic deficiencies to be dealt with.

...

I took a ton of detailed pictures illustrating the issues. I put comments on all the pics in that gallery that tell the whole story.

Enjoy!
Thanks for the pics and info - keep us updated on the choke.
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:31 AM   #21
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Hondo,
I think they were talking about the 2009 KLX250S with the Acerbis tank. Marty's bike doesn't look like the 2009 version.

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Old 07-05-2008, 11:41 AM   #22
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Choke shaft

GSNorCal, It would be nice if one could install a KLR650 choke cable setup with remote lever up near the handlebar...or somewhere convenient. I wonder if that cable would fit the KLX carb?
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Old 07-05-2008, 01:55 PM   #23
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GSNorCal, It would be nice if one could install a KLR650 choke cable setup with remote lever up near the handlebar...or somewhere convenient. I wonder if that cable would fit the KLX carb?
I took a look at the parts for the KLR250 remote lever, which I assume is the same/similar. Pretty spendy solution (over $60 in parts).

Current plan is to cut off the knob, shorten the shaft, thread it with a die, drill and tap the old knob, and thread it back on.

The alternate plan is to rip the knob off, put a 90 degree bend in the shaft and call it done. It will be a little "L" hook.

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Old 07-05-2008, 02:53 PM   #24
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What about with Bill Blue's Pumper Carb?

Anybody got a close up pic of the petcock/choke interference problem?

I have a different carb on mine ('07) and have been thinking about the Acerbis...

I think I remember the stock choke being far forward from where the Mikuni is.

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Old 07-06-2008, 03:46 AM   #25
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Martys is a 2006, there is heaps of info about tanks in the long term klx250 thread and on www.kawasakiforums.com in the klx250 forum
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:31 AM   #26
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After Market Seat for 2009 KLX250S?

Is there an after market seat available for the 2009 KLX250S with larger Acerbis tank?
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:44 PM   #27
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We're giving up on the Acerbis tank on the 2009 model. Too many little things that will cost money to get "just right".

So, I'm gonna fabricate a rear rack to mount two Kolpin Fuel Pack Jr's on, like saddlebags.

Dave

PS-The tanks is for sale here. Never had gas in it.
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:48 PM   #28
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We're giving up on the Acerbis tank on the 2009 model. Too many little things that will cost money to get "just right".

So, I'm gonna fabricate a rear rack to mount two Kolpin Fuel Pack Jr's on, like saddlebags.

Dave

PS-The tanks is for sale here. Never had gas in it.
That's a bummer. I've mulled over the Kolpin idea, was thinking of using Dirtbagz racks.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:03 PM   #29
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That sucks. I've got an '09 and I'm trying to figure out what to do about a bigger tank, I don't really want to put Kolpins on, but that's certainly an option... all the little fitment issues don't really bother me, but I have a RED bike and they only make that damn tank in GREEN. Bah. I really wish Acerbis made it in clear or red or something.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:53 PM   #30
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You should look deej up on kawasakiforums.com he has installed a gadjet to get those last liters out of the tank.
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From memory twelve litres is the most I have put in (it's a 14 litre tank) so at least 2 litres sits in the wings.

The petcock is a lot higher than the bottom of the wings, but in the near future I am going to see if its worth trying to scavenge the last couple of litres.
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