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Other Kawasaki Dual Sport Motorcycles / Re: Klr250 Restoration
« Last post by Smalls on July 26, 2017, 09:58:38 PM »
Very nice work Smalls. Looks to be a successful project. Enjoy!


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Thanks man, It has been great! I just have a couple things i will do and add to the post such adjusting my float to stop gas coming out my overflow when not running. Also dripping oil out the left engine case now, bought the gaskets they should be here Tuesday! Then it should be smooth sailing :beer: :banana:
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Other Kawasaki Dual Sport Motorcycles / Re: Klr250 Restoration
« Last post by steve on July 26, 2017, 03:52:59 PM »
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Other Kawasaki Dual Sport Motorcycles / Re: Klr250 Restoration
« Last post by oldstove on July 26, 2017, 02:24:42 PM »
Very nice work Smalls. Looks to be a successful project. Enjoy!


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Other Kawasaki Dual Sport Motorcycles / Klr250 Restoration
« Last post by Smalls on July 26, 2017, 12:07:54 PM »
Let me just say off the get go this took 3-4 months. Most of that time was spent waiting on parts. The other thing was trying to figure out issues, such as why it would die if you put it in gear... There is a kickstand safety that won't allow you to put the bike in gear if the kickstand is down. My kickstand switch was bent and would work but occasionally when you're riding it would die for no reason... That was before i knew there was a safety.
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Then there was the issue of the bike wouldn't kick over. The only way I could get the bike going was to bump start it. After the bike was warm it would start right back up with one kick. I researched it and everything led to the valves. So after adjustment of the valves the bike kicked over from 3 kicks.
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Then Came the stripping down... The shock I had on it was very bad. I fit a klr650 shock in it after drilling the bottom mount to fit the original pin. Replaced the bearing and greased it up!
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Painted all the plastics black. Also painted the exhaust.
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Oil and coolant was dripping out of the weep hole so I rebuilt the water pump.
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Oil leaking out from gasket so replaced the gasket and painted the cover.
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The bike half together.
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Bike wouldn't stay idling for long so it was time for a rebuild kit.
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The bike currently! runs great but still have a couple things i want to do :)
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I too rode many questionable trails when I was young, and indestructible?
My NX250 got me through without any major damage. (No thanks to me.)
I'm now pushing the high end of the 70's, and have slowed down quite a bit. It all comes to the decision as to when to stop, and turn around. (I don't do mud any more.)
I ride my KLR650 on gravel roads, and some rough abandoned roads, but to get into tight places, I save that for my Honda NX250. As long as there's no mud!
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Your Ride Reports / Re: Chasing Trials
« Last post by trialsguy on June 30, 2017, 02:49:01 PM »
Good to see ya back! :wave:
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Your Ride Reports / Re: Chasing Trials
« Last post by Spanky on June 30, 2017, 12:51:55 PM »
Yeah...been MIA for a while. That was a good report !
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Other Kawasaki Dual Sport Motorcycles / Re: Old Arizona Rider, New to the KLR 250..
« Last post by Az4x4 on June 20, 2017, 01:02:08 PM »
Busy Fathers Day weekend here on the mountain. Family visited for a few days, which is enjoyable but you're always glad when everyone heads back home! Felt sorry for those who made the trip up from Scottsdale, 'cause going back to the desert from the cool of the White Mountains is a shock to the system!

We're relatively 'warm' here on the Rim, mid 80s to low 90s, some 10 to 15 degrees above normal for this area. But the Valley of The Sun (including the Phoenix metro area) is blistering HOT right now, which makes living there not for the faint of heart.

Today the Valley is scheduled to hit 118 to 120 degrees, while here on the Mountain we'll be 90 degrees at best. So I'm grateful I don't live in the desert, but enjoy life here in the high country!..

Hope everyone's Fathers day was a good one, and the summer is treating you well.

Ride safely!

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Other Kawasaki Dual Sport Motorcycles / Re: Old Arizona Rider, New to the KLR 250..
« Last post by Az4x4 on June 04, 2017, 09:44:45 AM »

Looks very good for your described purposes. Great find.
It definitely fits what I have in mind for it. When it showed up on Craigslist and I looked it over carefully, I knew it was the right bike for me!..
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Looks very good for your described purposes. Great find.
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