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Old 10-09-2012, 10:22 PM   #226
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Hello to all SF ADV riders!

Rode my SF home new from the dealer yesterday ~4130 OTD tax; tags; title and all fees...

I'm stoked!!! Bought the little fella to run around town and occasion join my 13 yr old on dirt roads...

What hand guards are you guys running? Anyone modded the stock muffler can? What jetting for the stock muffler? Has anyone resprung your bike? I'm 6' and 290# and really need stiffer front and rear springs.

How about a 15T front sprocket for better cruise rpm?

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Have you found your answers yet Prichmon?
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:44 PM   #227
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answers

I have found the answers. The only issue now is hard starting when the bike sits. I drilled the choke jet today so we'll see how it goes tomorrow.

Thanks for checking on me.

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:16 AM   #228
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Hey DAN0, on your "after the tropical storm" video on ytube there is a moment Id like to ask you about. You had just gotten turned around in some deep water and as you exited the puddle it appeared you were pulling a fairly long wheelie. Is that the case or not?
Woops just got around to seeing this. Nope no wheelie just kind of leaning forward and taking off gave the illusion of a wheelie.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:39 PM   #229
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Dan0, ok. Hey by the way I added a windshield and hanguards to fight the cold riding. Did both for under 60 bucks. Write up is on the Minimalist Touring Thread 250cc or under...thats a great thread by the way.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:58 PM   #230
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KLX head pipe diameter

I am looking for low cost, easy mods.

Does anyone have a reference for comparison for the KLX250R; 300 or 250s/sf?

I have read the 250s/sf can be replaced with the 300 for a significant boost in power and flow. I am wondering if the 250R header is the same size as the 300 and thus be used on the S/SF?

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Old 11-28-2012, 07:29 PM   #231
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Just joined the club a couple days ago, I picked up a leftover 09' klx250sf for silly cheap.

I know that I definitely want to ride some dirt roads with it, so I want to try out some more dirty worthy tires. I posted in the long KLX thread before I knew that the sf model had its own.

My question is, is that I think I want the Shinko 244s, but can't make up my mind which would be better;

3.00 on the front, 4.60 on the back
or
4.60 on the front, 5.10 on the back

I am worried the 3" might be too narrow, but I worry that the 4.6 on the front is going to kill handling on the street. But I am sure the 4.6 on the front will look killer as well (because we know that matters ) Do the wider tires hurt power/acceleration?
I have been sweating this decision for two days now.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:42 PM   #232
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Is it just me but when I change the oil filter, I have to lay the bike down completely on it's side to get the filter back in with that little spring in place?
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:26 PM   #233
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Is it just me but when I change the oil filter, I have to lay the bike down completely on it's side to get the filter back in with that little spring in place?
It's just you. There are two tricks that you should know. The first, as recommended in the service manual, is to put a dab of grease on the filter and stick the spring to the filter before inserting it. The second, as used by many owners, is to forget about the grease and just bend the last coil at the base of the spring slightly wider in diameter, so that it will wedge in between the three aluminum prongs in the case that locate the base of the spring against the case. Then the spring stays in place all the time.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:59 PM   #234
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I like the second choice. I'll be trying that one next oil change.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:57 PM   #235
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Can you buy a wider rim for the rear of this bike that will remount using the same spokes?
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:34 AM   #236
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Can you buy a wider rim for the rear of this bike that will remount using the same spokes?
Probably, but there's no point. The swing arm doesn't have clearance for a tire much wider than stock. Stock tire is a 130/70-17. People over on the Kawasaki forums report being able to fit a 140 but a 150 will not clear.

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Old 02-10-2013, 10:49 AM   #237
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How big a tire are you looking to mount?

I have a 5.10 rear on mine.

Speaking of which picture whore time...

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:30 AM   #238
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Hello all, great thread so far. This is my first bike and it only took me three year to convince my wife. A little history about me. I worked in the ER for eight years and I saw every conceivable type of mishap on a bike. I choose this bike because statistically it is less likely of getting me into trouble. I am loving the confidence inspiring sm wheels. The cornering ability is awesome. I am very interested in getting a set of dirt wheels for this bike as I have already washed out the front on dirt and had to replace handle bars with in the first 2 weeks of owner ship. Luckily I was in full gear which included a hit air vest that worked great, can’t say the same for the xelement pants.
I like the shinko 244 but am not sure if the 3.0 or 4.60 front are the best choice. I see Kawasaki came out with a 140l with a 19 inch front. I wonder about using the 17inch rear and a 19 inch front how this would work. Does anyone know how much this would cost or if it is even possible due to hub sizes?

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Old 02-24-2013, 08:51 PM   #239
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I dont have a klxsf but i have a set of sf wheels i am using on a buils. I was hoping to maybe widen the wheels by getting sime rims. I wonder what is compatible with the sf rims. Drzsm rims fit?
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:48 PM   #240
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Hello all, great thread so far. This is my first bike and it only took me three year to convince my wife. A little history about me. I worked in the ER for eight years and I saw every conceivable type of mishap on a bike. I choose this bike because statistically it is less likely of getting me into trouble. I am loving the confidence inspiring sm wheels. The cornering ability is awesome. I am very interested in getting a set of dirt wheels for this bike as I have already washed out the front on dirt and had to replace handle bars with in the first 2 weeks of owner ship. Luckily I was in full gear which included a hit air vest that worked great, can’t say the same for the xelement pants.
I like the shinko 244 but am not sure if the 3.0 or 4.60 front are the best choice. I see Kawasaki came out with a 140l with a 19 inch front. I wonder about using the 17inch rear and a 19 inch front how this would work. Does anyone know how much this would cost or if it is even possible due to hub sizes?
Hey 50/50, welcome. Sorry I cant help ya with the tires but I beleive you made an EXCELLENT choice getting a sf!
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