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Old 12-15-2012, 07:45 AM   #7531
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Couple pics from my recent trip to Death Valley.



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Old 12-15-2012, 08:35 AM   #7532
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Thanks for the info. I like finding out I have good stuff already on my bike. Now I just need to figure out why it gets horrible gas mileage.

Feel free to PM or email me from here for any information about the tensioner. I can attach the instructions for installation which include adjustment process too, but that information is also posted on the site too.

I'm always open to messages or even phone calls. That's part of the fun of doing the tensioners. Fact is that's how TNC and I got together to do the first 250 tensioner - he contacted me and asked if it was possible - it was and we did.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:55 AM   #7533
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Couple pics from my recent trip to Death Valley.



Great shots!! I like that type of desolate beauty.
Glad you made it out of there alive.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:33 PM   #7534
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Feel free to PM or email me from here for any information about the tensioner. I can attach the instructions for installation which include adjustment process too, but that information is also posted on the site too.

I'm always open to messages or even phone calls. That's part of the fun of doing the tensioners. Fact is that's how TNC and I got together to do the first 250 tensioner - he contacted me and asked if it was possible - it was and we did.
Thanks, I already went to the website and read the instructions. If I have any trouble when I eventually have to adjust it I will ask but it seems like you kept it pretty simple so hopefully I can't even screw it up.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:34 PM   #7535
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Thanks, I already went to the website and read the instructions. If I have any trouble when I eventually have to adjust it I will ask but it seems like you kept it pretty simple so hopefully I can't even screw it up.
I installed one a few months ago. Very easy to adjust with the engine warm and running.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:29 PM   #7536
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Is a MCCT a should do? I know that on pre 2003 DRZ's it is. Has there been some failures out there?
Or is this just,to be on the safe side, install on the KLX?
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:38 PM   #7537
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Is a MCCT a should do? I know that on pre 2003 DRZ's it is. Has there been some failures out there?
Or is this just,to be on the safe side, install on the KLX?
I'd put it on the really, really should do list. Failures of the OEM tensioner are common, and though those failures are not typically catastrophic (well not right away anyway, until you let more parts wear out) they do allow the chain to wear much sooner than it should. For the money and ease of install, it's very high on the list of mods to do on this bike.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:52 PM   #7538
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Couple pics from my recent trip to Death Valley.



what looks like it's attached to the skid plate in the 2nd pic?
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:38 PM   #7539
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That's a cut up fender from a KLR that is there to protect the Thermo-Bob from kicked up rocks. Doesn't look great, but is functional.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:58 AM   #7540
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Couple pics from my recent trip to Death Valley.

Are you running an oversized tank? If so; how do you like it, what problems have you had?

Thanks.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:14 AM   #7541
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Yeah, that's the IMS 3 gallon you see. I like it, no problems at all. I only wish it were bigger. I'm also running the 1.1 gallon aluminum tank that bolts up on the left rear of the bike. I wish IMS would make something for the KLX like the 4.7 gallon they make for the WR.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:51 AM   #7542
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Carb rejet and valve check step by step

I just posted a Carb rejet and valve check step by step here if anyone is interested. This is my first time ever turning a wrench on a bike, the only other wrench time I have is oil changes on my cars..

It's not a bible, just trying to help out where I can :)

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=850186
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:51 PM   #7543
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Couple pics from my recent trip to Death Valley.



Excellent pictures. I've only been to DV one time and that was in August on my 800GS. It's on my list of places to ride once again but in cooler temps next time.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:06 PM   #7544
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I just posted a Carb rejet and valve check step by step here if anyone is interested. This is my first time ever turning a wrench on a bike, the only other wrench time I have is oil changes on my cars..

It's not a bible, just trying to help out where I can :)

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=850186
Nice writeup and pictures!

And good for you taking on the carb and valves as you first time wrenching on a bike It can be scary but is also very rewarding to have done it yourself.

Thanks for taking the time to post the information.

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Old 12-24-2012, 12:43 PM   #7545
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Has anyone here put a K&N air filter on a 2006 KLX250S with a stock exhaust? I like K&N but I'm unsure of how it'll effect jetting.
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