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post #1 of 28 Old 10-20-2006, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone know about these?

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Can it be lowered...a lot?

It's soooo purdy!

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Yep, that there is a KLX250. A buddy of mine has one as does a couple members here. It's a good bike if a bit underpowered. However, it is tall! Not quite as much at the KLR650, but it's up there. Also, the seat is much more dirt-bike like. Not too comfy. I'm sure it could be lowered!

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Yep, that there is a KLX250. A buddy of mine has one as does a couple members here. It's a good bike if a bit underpowered. However, it is tall! Not quite as much at the KLR650, but it's up there. Also, the seat is much more dirt-bike like. Not too comfy. I'm sure it could be lowered!

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Thanks, Jamie!

Hopefully those couple members will pipe in....It looks tall and sadly, I'm not! ops:

I believe I'll feel comfortable handling anything as long as I can stand with two feet on the ground when it's not vrooming....

How lowered is lowered? Lowered enough for a 5 foot practically nothin' gal?

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Swish, Joe will love you even more if you can buy it where you are at and bring it into California. This bike is not sold in California. If it was you would probably see more of them than KLR650 in the off-road.

Ask EagleMike if it can be lowered like the KLR650? Lowering links and raise the fork tubes in the triple clamps. Last weekend at Redding Tech & Adventure Days I saw a BMW ridden by LizBee (?) and she had it lowered two inches. She is probably not as tall as you are. If that doesn't work Joe has a chain saw and cutting torch. :lol:

edit: and a seat could be cut down to make the sitting position lower though probably closer to the tank.

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post #5 of 28 Old 10-22-2006, 09:21 PM
 
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Re: Anyone know about these?

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Can it be lowered...a lot?

It's soooo purdy!
Several guys brought their brand new KLR250's to the last TDA. Marty has one. I know you know Marty, right? And Day13 a friend of Jagsy's has one. They both rave about them. As to lowering.... they would best answer that question. Big Al rode em and as I remember he loved the bike too. That says alot right there.
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Swish,
If you were close to Ohio I'd sell you this. Yamaha Xt 250. Short, powerfull enough to move my big rear up a hill and street legal. I bought it as a deal for a friend who told me he'd buy it from me when he had the cash. Well, he has changed his mind. So now it's either trade for another bike or sell it for the $$$ I payed.

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The KLX250's are great little bikes, IMO the best of the entry 250's, liquid cooled, reasonably good suspension, fairly light, If you are short, am i right to presume you are relatively light too? if so you might need to get some soft springs put in it, so that you are getting the right amount of sag, between that and the light weight of the bike you will probably get used to it being slightly taller than normal, and there isn't much to break on them even if you do drop it. getting a usefull amount of lowering out of the bike by doing other mods to the suspension will be expensive and not always have good results, you will change the handling of the bike, and also on something with such long travel suspension, you risk the tyres bottoming out against the bike when te suspension is compressed.
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Hi swish, my son has one and is 5'10" its a fairly tall bike I can give ya more details if ya want. just let me know.

thats my son and daughter in the pic.
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Dave at first glance I thought that was you. Good looking kids.

Can your son flat foot on the KLX250S? How id the performance vs the KLR650? Surely the stock ride is better than the KLR650. Inverted forks, lighter, better rear shock.

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