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Old 08-05-2013, 09:29 PM   #8251
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Oh... I also have these...


Complete with tubes, tires, rotors, 39T sprocket and caliper bracket!
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:14 AM   #8252
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Hi, I have a 1997 KLX 250 and now intend to replace the clutch basket with one of '09 (from eBay). They look quite similar but I'm not sure that will fit and properly work. Any advice?
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:36 AM   #8253
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It runs great once it is cranked.

It seems if I run it every couple days it does okay, still turns over far more than anything I am used to.
I assume when you say "crank" you really mean "start". If the bike won't crank, your battery is not good. A bike is cranking while you are holding the starter button down. If it cranks (turns over) fine but doesn't start, check your float height; chances are good that Kawasaki didn't.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:15 AM   #8254
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Little introduction:

This is my new to me 07 KLX. Had a KLR for 18,000 miles but being an old fook it became harder and heavier to get on the rack behind our motorhome. Replaced the KLR with a 150 scooter that just did not cut it with my kind of riding. The KLX sat outside for a year and needed some new sneakers and some tlc.



The KLX is a hoot to ride but takes forever to warm up after starting. The thing is most definetly running lean from the factory. After spending at least three weeks reading this thread, into the carb I go for some new jets. Having had many previous bikes, I put together a jet kit. Single carbs are so much better than in-line fours.



The EPA sucks and now the bike runs like it should from the factory!
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:34 AM   #8255
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...The EPA sucks...
True on so many levels. Nice bike, by the way.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:23 PM   #8256
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The KLX is a hoot to ride but takes forever to warm up after starting.
The Thermo-Bob is the cure. Fast warm-ups, even temperatures. As a bonus, you can jet for one temperature and have consistent fueling.



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http://www.watt-man.com/

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Old 08-07-2013, 02:52 PM   #8257
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The Thermo-Bob is the cure. Fast warm-ups, even temperatures. As a bonus, you can jet for one temperature and have consistent fueling.

More info here:
http://www.watt-man.com/

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Got one. Agree it makes for fast warm-ups. Especially in winter when the bike warms up quickly as opposed to hardly warming up at all.
Have one for the KLR and need to get it installed.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:53 PM   #8258
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Winter? It's 10-below here. I don't go outside.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:55 PM   #8259
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Winter? It's 10-below here. I don't go outside.
Year-round riding here...

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Old 08-07-2013, 02:57 PM   #8260
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Yeah, winter riding can be great fun! If you don't do it, you're missing out.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:02 PM   #8261
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I just put odi waffle clamp on grips on it today. Best 20 I've spent on bike. They come with a new throttle tube with different cams so u can go to 1/4 twist instead of half. Made a noticeable difference in throttle response just because u don't have to reset your wrist to get full twist. Just twist Nd it's wide open. Love it. The new to me renthal bars r nice as well. Gotta put my brush guards on tomorrow


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Old 08-07-2013, 03:24 PM   #8262
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Yeah, winter riding can be great fun! If you don't do it, you're missing out.
I've done it. But I learned long ago that screws are for wood.
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:15 PM   #8263
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Yeah, winter riding can be great fun! If you don't do it, you're missing out.
Trails around here are closed to bikes from first snow to May 15th
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:27 PM   #8264
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Trails around here are closed to bikes from first snow to May 15th
That is sad. We ride the hills until the snow pushes us out, then head to the desert and ride on.

Middle of January with plenty of snow in the mountains.




November, higher elevation desert

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Old 08-07-2013, 10:30 PM   #8265
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You guys aren't getting snow already!

Silly nit pick I can't seem to figure out is my bike will no longer start/crank over with the clutch in while it is in gear. I have to be in neutral for the starter to work.
I'm often climbing some crazy muddy hills when I stall and being able to start in gear would be great.

Anyone know what effects that? I've played with the clutch adjustment... my plates are fairly new/in good shape... any ideas where the problem is coming from? Thanks!
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