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klx 250

Post by tracker » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:57 pm

In my quest for a trail bike I've been looking at the KLX 250. Has anyone got one or previously owned one?
I mean the newer version.

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Re: klx 250

Post by Rederic » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:26 pm

Not long got rid of mine great little green lane bike, theres one for sale in ABW manchester

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Re: klx 250

Post by Brenhden » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:20 am

I had one for a while, off road it was completely brilliant, it had great gears and soft suspension. On the road it had more front dive than I was used to and the smooth power delivery was a bit unexciting. Mine came with a race can and a power commander module. I sold it as the parts for conversion to an adventure bike weren't available.

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Re: klx 250

Post by Whippet » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:34 am

Tracker, I have a nice klx 250 on a 59 plate with 6500k on the clock, mot until sept 2017 . Good clean bike, pm me if you want to discuss (thumbs)

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Re: klx 250

Post by tracker » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:09 pm

Thanks for the replies guys

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Re: klx 250

Post by Arthur Pint Motor » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:49 pm

A couple of opinions here:
http://www.adventurebikerider.com/forum ... 120#471950

I've had mine for 3 years now. Done about 5K miles.
It's a bit bland, which works both ways - easy to ride and maintain and moderately competent if you don't want to go fast, but not particularly exciting or dynamic to ride. It's embarrassed off-road by my mate's XR250, never mind a modern enduro, but it's just enough better on the road to make the compromise worthwhile.

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Re: klx 250

Post by tracker » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:16 am

A couple of opinions here:
www.adventurebikerider.com/forum/23-bik ... 120#471950

I've had mine for 3 years now. Done about 5K miles.
It's a bit bland, which works both ways - easy to ride and maintain and moderately competent if you don't want to go fast, but not particularly exciting or dynamic to ride. It's embarrassed off-road by my mate's XR250, never mind a modern enduro, but it's just enough better on the road to make the compromise worthwhile.

Thanks that's the type of report I was after. On the link there was mention of it not liking water, that's a bit hard to avoid down here in Wales. I was looking at a new one again yesterday seeing what I could remove to lighten it, the silencer would be a major weight reduction but would the efi adjust to suit?
The dealer mentioned that the KLX250 is being discontinued next year, maybe a 300 is on the way.

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Re: klx 250

Post by Arthur Pint Motor » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:18 pm

tracker wrote:
Thanks that's the type of report I was after. On the link there was mention of it not liking water, that's a bit hard to avoid down here in Wales. I was looking at a new one again yesterday seeing what I could remove to lighten it, the silencer would be a major weight reduction but would the efi adjust to suit?
The dealer mentioned that the KLX250 is being discontinued next year, maybe a 300 is on the way.
I cannot see any reason why it would have a problem with water, the air intake is through a snorkel under the seat, it's hard to imagine how water could splash into it and if it did it would just drain out of the bottom. Actually it has a trap to see if any water came out the air box and I've never seen even a drop of water in it.That said I'm a fair weather rider, OTOH it has been through a couple of feet of water crossing streams.
Therefore I suspect the problem was electical and maybe not typtical.

WRT the exhaust. I don't know. I like quiet bikes and don't consider it worth saving 5 lbs and ending up with more noise. I also looked at the weight and there's nothing much that can be done to make a worthwhile difference IMO. The real issue is that the power/weight ratio is not great and the footpegs are too far forward versus a proper enduro - that's the 50/50 off/road compromise!

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Re: klx 250

Post by Uncle Buck » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:48 am

Arthur Pint Motor wrote:
tracker wrote:
Thanks that's the type of report I was after. On the link there was mention of it not liking water, that's a bit hard to avoid down here in Wales. I was looking at a new one again yesterday seeing what I could remove to lighten it, the silencer would be a major weight reduction but would the efi adjust to suit?
The dealer mentioned that the KLX250 is being discontinued next year, maybe a 300 is on the way.
I cannot see any reason why it would have a problem with water, the air intake is through a snorkel under the seat, it's hard to imagine how water could splash into it and if it did it would just drain out of the bottom. Actually it has a trap to see if any water came out the air box and I've never seen even a drop of water in it.That said I'm a fair weather rider, OTOH it has been through a couple of feet of water crossing streams.
Therefore I suspect the problem was electical and maybe not typtical.

WRT the exhaust. I don't know. I like quiet bikes and don't consider it worth saving 5 lbs and ending up with more noise. I also looked at the weight and there's nothing much that can be done to make a worthwhile difference IMO. The real issue is that the power/weight ratio is not great and the footpegs are too far forward versus a proper enduro - that's the 50/50 off/road compromise!
I had one that cut out when wet. Even power washing it meant it wouldn't start. Traded it in for a ktm690 enduio, which is a different bike. Found out later there is a recall on them because water gets into the ecu. Apparently there is a fix for it but I had traded it in by then. Mine was a 2012.

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