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Old 06-03-2014, 06:16 AM   #1
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2003 kl250 exhaust and tires

I've searched for a performance exhaust but I can't find one anywhere. Does anyone know where to get them?

I want 2 new tires for soft sand and mud. How big can I go?
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:36 AM   #2
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Maybe your classification of the bike as a "KL" instead of a KLR is limiting your search.

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/klr-250-exhaust

At least I'm assuming it's a KLR? I'd also add that installing as big a tire as possible isn't always a good performance move. A beast of a Yamaha WR450F only has an 80/100 X 21 front and a 120/90 X 18 rear. You need a lot of power to pull big tires, and the KLR isn't exactly the horsepower/torque king.

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Old 06-03-2014, 07:55 AM   #3
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Look on the Super Sherpa thread for KL250's.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:26 AM   #4
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Look on the Super Sherpa thread for KL250's.
Hmmm...first time I searched under "KL250" I didn't get anything but the ancient SOHC engine KL series from the 80's. Didn't realize they called the SS a KL model. Still an ancient design...but...seems like a good beginner, lady's, or short person bike.
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:22 PM   #5
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The tires that i find that are the right specs for my bike are slim pickings, mostly trials tires and on road off road tires. Im looking for something more aggressive, i just need to know what will fit if i go bigger that wont compromise to much power
Most of the trails i go down are filled with mud all year round and the pits are very soft sand.
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:23 PM   #6
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if anyone knows if the klr250's exhaust will fit the sherpa? or is it completely different?
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:51 PM   #7
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if anyone knows if the klr250's exhaust will fit the sherpa? or is it completely different?
Now that I know a KL and a Super Sherpa are the same thing, I'd be curious about that too. They sure like two very different bikes...water-cooled vs. air-cooled, etc.
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Now that I know a KL and a Super Sherpa are the same thing, I'd be curious about that too. They sure like two very different bikes...water-cooled vs. air-cooled, etc.
Yeah but the cosmetics are very similar, maybe same frame? If it is then the exhaust should have the same mounting points? i cant find good pictures on google images to compare to see if they have the same set up.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:11 PM   #9
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Tires in the 100 - 110 mm width should fit without issue but 120's may be tight depending on tread height. Otherwise a 4.10" (OE size) tire will work but a jump to 4.60" may be pushing it depending on tread size.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:16 PM   #10
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Good luck with the exhaust. The Sherpa isn't likely to gain much by changing the exhaust and there isn't a large demand for "performance parts" for them to begin with.

Also, when searching for parts, adding the 'G' (ie. KL250G) helps weed out the older KL series bikes.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:15 AM   #11
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Kenda Trakmaster II
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Michelin T63 (probably fits)

Tires in the 100 - 110 mm width should fit without issue but 120's may be tight depending on tread height. Otherwise a 4.10" (OE size) tire will work but a jump to 4.60" may be pushing it depending on tread size.
i picked the Maxxis M7305 Maxxcross IT Rear Tire 100/100-18.
Will a 90/90-21 fit the front?
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i picked the Maxxis M7305 Maxxcross IT Rear Tire 100/100-18.
Will a 90/90-21 fit the front?
With the low fender it's likely to be an issue. If you have a high fender then it will probably fit.
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