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Old 01-30-2012, 03:45 PM   #16
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Sweet looking bike. I'm having a blast with my DR and my street bike is seeing less and less of me every day. I sort of feel guilty about ignoring the Tiger but the DR is too much fun. Sort of like that cute tomboy neighbor I had as a teen.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:42 PM   #17
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I do have the 39DS. My bad. Love it & agree that for the money, it's a great helmet.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:17 PM   #18
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I considered the klr650. If I had the opportunity to ride longer distances I would have gone that route but w/ the hours I work and 2 small kids at home that eat up most of my time I judged the klx250 to be the best deal. Plus w/ the dealer making room for '12 models I got a pretty good deal.
Have you had an opportunity to ride it at highway speed 55-60mph? Is there a lot of vibration?
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:08 PM   #19
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Great bike, great value. Way to go out and have fun on your new bike. These 250 dual sports can really do almost anything -- 70+ mph on short bits of slab, lots of fun on twisty asphalt, awesome on dirt roads, and fine on single track. Congrats on a great choice! Enjoy!

Post up more pics when you get a chance.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:50 PM   #20
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Have you had an opportunity to ride it at highway speed 55-60mph? Is there a lot of vibration?
Ive had it up to 70 w./ no problems. The vibration is much less than I would have expected for the 50/50 tires.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:11 PM   #21
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enjoy enjoy enjoy and welcome to the world of crazy
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:46 PM   #22
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Sweet ride mate, congratulations!

Come join us for a ride this Saturday, I can assure you better weather, it was 85 F today!
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:13 PM   #23
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Another plus to buying a suitable bike at a lower cost is, you leave room to buy the gear that makes it that much more enjoyable. Nice bike, nice picture. Have fun. Ride safe!
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:29 PM   #24
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I been wanting a new Kawasaki klx250 they are a great dual sport. Im riding a really nice 1977 honda xl350 and having alot of fun with it but i still wish for a klx
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:58 AM   #25
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Congrats

1911ryder - I hope you enjoy your KLX as much as I have mine. I'm from the other end of the spectrum. I have been dual sporting since before it was ever thought about as dual sporting. I've had everything from 1200GSA to KLR 650. Did like my old KLX 650s. (I bought two of those!) I am now down to a few bikes. The two I ride the most are my F800GS for big touring and my KLX250s for everything else. I have put some stuff on the KLX like a rack and rotopax mounts for distance touring, bash plate, bark busters. One thing that I did that was a little extravagant but, I believe to be necessary was a Scott's Stabilizer. I replaced the stock bars with some higher rise narrow bars to accommodate the Scott's gear. It really helps on the highway and when loaded on the trail. The bike is great and like an old friend on the road. I put the stock exhaust back on because I just love the understated nature of the bike. Quiet yet very capable. I also ride around a lot of private ranches on on public land as well. Hikers particularly appreciate it when they get passed by a quiet machine.

Keep us all posted regarding your adventures. Enjoy!
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:07 AM   #26
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a bit of thread jacking

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Nice looking bike!

Agree with the AFX-39 - I have one and love it plus it is budget friendly.
I fell compelled to say that when it comes to protecting my "Melon" the word "budget" is not a word that even enters my mind.


Back to on topic - Congrads on the bike, ride safe ATGATT! and enjoy.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:28 PM   #27
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You have a great bike and the spirit that goes alone with it.
That is all that really counts.
Enjoy your rides, short or long, pictures or none.

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Old 02-04-2012, 07:57 PM   #28
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So great and new bike. It seems have no a single dust... Not many chances to see a super clean dirt-bike!
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:13 AM   #29
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I have a 2012 KLX250S

I bought a new KLX250S about 2 months ago. I have been riding about 40 years. After reading lots of reviews I decided the Kawasaki was for me. I have 600 miles on it now and have seen an indicated 81 mph. The last tank netted 66 mpg with a combination of fast slab and 40 miles of dirt two track. I lowered mine enough that I removed 1-3/4 inches from the kick stand. I put on a wal-mart atv seat cover. I made a little rack for the back and carry extra fuel, water, tools, food, jacket, etc. I changed out the handle bar grips to some of those large sponge type. Got rid of that strap on the seat. Opened up the carb pilot screw. I have not figured out how to post a picture here. I ride in central Florida on the wildlife management areas. I will be taking this one to western North Carolina and ride the Forest Service roads in the mountains. I have ridden the dragon and the cherohala on my other bike which is a 450 Honda and this one will be just fine there. This KLX250S has enough power to put a smile on this old mans face without all the engine mods I read about.

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Old 02-07-2012, 05:39 AM   #30
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Congratulations on your becoming a "250-guy". I remember hearing that some countries require a rider to own a 250 for a few years before they can move up to a bigger bike. Get a little experience on a mini-thumper and then move up to something beefier. Nice looking bike. I once bought a brand new Kawi KLX 650. For your sake, let's hope they've improved the company dual sport design team. The thing was HEAVY, underpowered with a suspension that was right out of the mid- eightees. It did look nice though. Anyway, here's to hoping that your new bike opens horizons for you.
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