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Old 04-16-2009, 09:27 AM   #46
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I put new bars on after trying to drill out the plugs.
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:24 PM   #47
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Quick question for you team green experts: My buddy just bought an '09 250s, and wanted to put some handguards on. He went to the stealership and picked up some handguards, but the dealer told him that he needs to buy new handlebars to mount these. Apparently Kawasaki welded about 3" of weight into the ends of the bars? Has anyone mounted guards onto the stock handlebars (and how did you do it), or do you need to purchase aftermarket bars? Forgive my question, I'm a suzuki guy and I dont have the 250s here infront of me to check it out. Thanks!
Just take a pipe cutter to the bars about a quarter inch from the ends. When it isn't cutting anymore, just grab the end with a pair of vise grips and pull the thing out.
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Old 04-16-2009, 06:06 PM   #48
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Thanks for the input guys, I'll make sure he reads this (I'm guessing that he will just end up getting some aftermarket bars).
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:10 PM   #49
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I installed acerbis guards on my stock bars by just tapping the hole in the weight with a 1/4" thread and it worked well. I have since then stuck a set of renthal jmmy button bend bars on for the extra height.
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:27 PM   #50
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hey guys, I've been considering buying a KLX250 and was wondering about how they handled on the highway. I'm planning on using it for some communting, I can get there using mostly secondary roads but am wondering if they have enough power to handle 100+ speeds. any imput would be helpful
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Old 04-17-2009, 06:05 PM   #51
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The bike has 6 gears and it will easily do 100km/h, I've done 120km/h with mine, but it's not a bike I would want to ride on multilane highways like we have around here, but 2 lane secondary highways shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:58 AM   #52
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Excellent thread. I have an 09 that I bought new in June 08. 4k miles on her to date. Spend most of my time tooling around the northern catskills, southern Albany county of New York. Love this bike.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:11 PM   #53
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In stock form it will do 120 klics but not much more if going up hill. I really like mine for commuting to work with is a twenty minute ride but as Gboy says it is not much fun on multilane heavy traffic stuff. With the usual mods it has tons more power and except for the noise is even more fun to ride.
It is even more fun in the bush
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:17 AM   #54
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Took delivery yesterday; $5,164 out the door. Prossibly not the cheapest, but fair.

Price = $4,167
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:54 AM   #55
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:55 AM   #56
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If you want lots of info go here.

http://kawasakiforums.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=71
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:21 PM   #57
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I've been looking hard at this bike and took an '09 out for a ride. Loved it! Like it's big brother the KLR, it has tons of modification potential. Very easy to add HP to this bike. My KLR is still in surgery but I think the KLX will be keeping me active while I finish it.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:58 PM   #58
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Hi all,

I dumped my klx on it's right side pretty good. I messed up the grips, throttle tubing, and bent my handlebars. I am really unsure of what to buy as a replacement, does this look correct?:

pro taper counter handlebars
pro taper universal bar mount kit
g2 ergonomics quick turn throttle tube (link: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ttle-Tube.aspx )
hand grips
grip glue

Thanks in advance,

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Old 04-20-2009, 07:21 PM   #59
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I know some guys are installing the vortex throttle but not sure which one.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:56 PM   #60
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Hi all,

I dumped my klx on it's right side pretty good. I messed up the grips, throttle tubing, and bent my handlebars. I am really unsure of what to buy as a replacement, does this look correct?:

pro taper counter handlebars
pro taper universal bar mount kit
g2 ergonomics quick turn throttle tube (link: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ttle-Tube.aspx )
hand grips
grip glue

Thanks in advance,

Nick
Unless the bars are "fat bars", 1 1/8" diameter, you won't need a mount kit.

Any 7/8" bar will mount right up.

Otherwise, the list seems about right. I use Gorilla Glue to mount grips, but grip glue seems to be the right stuff...
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