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Old 12-18-2005, 05:29 PM   #61
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:57 AM   #62
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I think this bike is really great-------the 6th gear is what makes it so desirable I think. I sold my DRZ400S because of it's 5 speed.
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Old 12-19-2005, 11:09 AM   #63
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IMS makes a 3.2 gallon tank for the KLX300R that might be made to fit. The differences in frame cross member placement can be seen in these two drawings from Kaw's parts website. First the KLX300R:



Now the new KLX250S:

Yet the frame part numbers are the same ??
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Old 12-19-2005, 02:55 PM   #64
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I think this bike is really great-------the 6th gear is what makes it so desirable I think. I sold my DRZ400S because of it's 5 speed.
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Old 12-20-2005, 08:23 PM   #65
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Hey!

I am following this thread closely, as I just bought a KLX 250 S up here in West coast Canada. I am really lookin forward to gettin out there and playing in the dirt like I did when I was young!

Plus the insurance is cheap on it, and its an alternative to my sport bike, which I dont want to ride in our cold weather

I am picken mine up tommorow, and am real excited!

BTW is it true that the KLX 250 S comes with a skidplate already? cause I didnt notice it when I was test riding it, but someone told me they do
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Old 12-21-2005, 04:10 AM   #66
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Hey!

I am following this thread closely, as I just bought a KLX 250 S up here in West coast Canada. I am really lookin forward to gettin out there and playing in the dirt like I did when I was young!

Plus the insurance is cheap on it, and its an alternative to my sport bike, which I dont want to ride in our cold weather

I am picken mine up tommorow, and am real excited!

BTW is it true that the KLX 250 S comes with a skidplate already? cause I didnt notice it when I was test riding it, but someone told me they do
Skid plate is rather small, directly under the engine, between the frame rails -- gotta look to find it. It protects the bottom of engine, but does nothing for gravel, etc. thrown back from front wheel into front of engine.
I'm looking for a plate that will also curve up in front of engine a little.
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Old 12-21-2005, 09:06 AM   #67
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Yet the frame part numbers are the same ??

The complete frame numbers are:

KLX300 32160-1757-458
KLX250 32160-0149-458


The middle set are different -- does anybody know if that denotes a physically different part, or just a different model application?
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Old 12-22-2005, 02:33 PM   #68
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Found the skid plate

The one pictured above is the CRD as suggested. It's available from FourStrokesOnly.com for a wallet busting $129 but I guess that's the price I'm going to have to pay to keep the rocks off.
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Old 12-25-2005, 08:16 AM   #69
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Todd,

Thank for the good info. That is one nice ride!

What kind of fuel mileage are you getting?
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Old 12-25-2005, 08:50 AM   #70
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Todd,

Thank for the good info. That is one nice ride!

What kind of fuel mileage are you getting?
The first few tanks have been between 55 and 60 but that includes a lot of offroad so I don't have a good sense of street mileage yet.
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:39 PM   #71
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Hi from Australia guys and gals. I'm new to the forum, I have a KLR 250 and am drooling over the KLX 250. I'm seriously considering buying one very soon so am following this thread with interest.
The KLX 250 has been available here in Aus since 1980 and I remember reading about it and drooling then, it was basicly a KDX175 with a four stroke motor shoehorned in. According to the reviews it was a bit sluggish but the rest of the package was gold
I was amazed to read in these forums that the 2006 is the first of these great bikes to hit the states. I'd love a KLX 300 but the registration and insurance is so much cheaper for the 250.
At the moment Kawasaki has discounted the 250 over $1000 and throwing in a 300cc big bore kit, I just cant pass that offer up! Anyway don't wanna bore you all just thought I'd say hi and please keep updating this thread.
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:07 PM   #72
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Hi from Australia guys and gals. I'm new to the forum, I have a KLR 250 and am drooling over the KLX 250. I'm seriously considering buying one very soon so am following this thread with interest.
The KLX 250 has been available here in Aus since 1980 and I remember reading about it and drooling then, it was basicly a KDX 200 with a four stroke motor shoehorned in. According to the reviews it was a bit sluggish but the rest of the package was gold
I was amazed to read in these forums that the 2006 is the first of these great bikes to hit the states. I'd love a KLX 300 but the registration and insurance is so much cheaper for the 250.
At the moment Kawasaki has discounted the 250 over $1000 and throwing in a 300cc big bore kit, I just cant pass that offer up! Anyway don't wanna bore you all just thought I'd say hi and please keep updating this thread.
Cheers
They were here in 1980, then they went away. There is an official 300 cc big bore kit?
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Old 12-28-2005, 05:48 PM   #73
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Hi from Australia guys and gals. I'm new to the forum, I have a KLR 250 and am drooling over the KLX 250. I'm seriously considering buying one very soon so am following this thread with interest.
The KLX 250 has been available here in Aus since 1980 and I remember reading about it and drooling then, it was basicly a KDX 200 with a four stroke motor shoehorned in. According to the reviews it was a bit sluggish but the rest of the package was gold
I was amazed to read in these forums that the 2006 is the first of these great bikes to hit the states. I'd love a KLX 300 but the registration and insurance is so much cheaper for the 250.
At the moment Kawasaki has discounted the 250 over $1000 and throwing in a 300cc big bore kit, I just cant pass that offer up! Anyway don't wanna bore you all just thought I'd say hi and please keep updating this thread.
Cheers
Can you find out if there is a Kawasaki part # for that big bore kit?
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:47 AM   #74
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Can you find out if there is a Kawasaki part # for that big bore kit?
Yeah -- I wanna know too. Or maybe a parts list?
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:17 PM   #75
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Can you find out if there is a Kawasaki part # for that big bore kit?
Yep I'll try
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