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Old 11-24-2012, 06:00 PM   #766
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It's actually "EXCUUUUUUUUUUSE ME!"
Thanks, 8gv; appreciate your correction and clarification!

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:36 PM   #767
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i did the 22 cent mod, added two washers to the needle, running 38 and 118 jets, fuel mixture screw set 2 and a half turns out, and baffle removed. no airbox mods. runs great, coolant gauge straight up and down. great throttle response and power with no flat spots. my slow jet is stripped so i think i have to drill it out to remove it, i want to move the jets up to 38-40 and somewhere in the upper 120s for the main jet. im running without a baffle, no problems so far. oh, the bike was backed into by a car while on the sidestand and it broke off the sidestand tab, snapped it right off the frame, im having trouble rewelding it to the frame at the correct angle, are there any aftermarket side stands that bolt on, or even clamp on to the swingarm that i could use, getting a little tired of leaning against trees.
i know there are universal stands but im not sure how well they would fit

how much of a difference did removing the baffle make?
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:32 AM   #768
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mostly noise i think. made it louder.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:42 AM   #769
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How similar is the KL250 motor to a KLR? I came across a very nice low mile 1980. It would make a sweet city bike.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:46 AM   #770
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How similar is the KL250 motor to a KLR? I came across a very nice low mile 1980. It would make a sweet city bike.
Not very. Off the bat the KL250 uses a 6v system with points, and other miracles of 1970 technology
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:25 PM   #771
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Not very. Off the bat the KL250 uses a 6v system with points, and other miracles of 1970 technology
That sucks! Thanks. I think I'll pass.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:12 AM   #772
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Finally progressing with my 86 KLR250 project bike. Looks like it went through several owners/pseudo-mechanics/ham-fisted yokels prior to this ham-fisted yokel. Got stumped nailing down the no-spark issue, friend came by and helped take the wiring harness apart for the second time and discovered two issues. One was that the CDI ground wire had burned off the stock harness solder point, and the second was that my eBay CDI was dead. Stock CDI worked though Next up, replacing the water pump gasket. Apparently you do need to have clean mating surfaces
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:57 AM   #773
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"miracle technologies of the seventies"
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:29 PM   #774
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"miracle technologies of the seventies"
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:12 AM   #775
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Just bought a 97KLR250 so my son could use it for his first few months of riding, something light and easy to train on. Any idea where I can get a replacement fairing? Everything else is mint except that
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:37 PM   #776
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ebay, all day.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:29 PM   #777
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ebay, all day.
This.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:49 PM   #778
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:59 PM   #779
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Hmmmmm, is this the same as the 97? Is there a site that sells replacement plastic that carries stuff for the 250.


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Old 12-06-2012, 05:14 PM   #780
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Hmmmmm, is this the same as the 97? Is there a site that sells replacement plastic that carries stuff for the 250.
Not trying to be dismissive, skypilot, but . . . doesn't your Kawasaki dealer sell these parts? I know OEM side covers are available, and . . . KLR250's were marketed as late as the 2005 model year.

I know of no aftermarket plastics for KLR's of any displacement. Odd, I thought, since so many were manufactured, remaining virtually unchanged over a considerable number of years, but . . . apparently, the industry has decided insufficient market exists for alternatively-sourced replacement KLR plastics.
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