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PostSubject: Girlfriend bought her first Motorcycle!   4/11/2014, 5:43 am

Here's what the Girl friend bought a 2014 Kawasaki klx250s. I did not have much say in the matter, this is what she found and wanted. Great motorcycle for a beginner though!




So since she doesn't have her liscense just yet (couple of weeks and she will) she asked that I take it out and break it in for her Devil
Here's my quick little write up
First thing right off the bat that I did not like about it was it's carburated, I don't care for carburators. The sales man at RideNow tried to tell me that no bike by any manufacturer under a 300cc had fuel injection....:Slaphead:....If my WR isn't fuel injected then what is it because I sure know it's not carburated! The second thing I didn't like about it was the fuel tank size, it's so tiny, same with the exhaust too. I am surprised this thing can stay running with an exhaust hole so small I can't even put my pinky finger in it. Being 6' ft tall this motorcycle feels really small, even though the dealer loosened the rear suspension to get it to sag a little more since the girl friend is short, this motorcycle still feels small in general. A little disapointed in the people at RideNow who sold her the bike. The sales guy told us the bike gets about 150 mpg (which I knew from the get go was a lie Fib ) and that the gas tank was full and taking his word for it (never take the word of a sales man) I went out and ended up running out of fuel 40 miles later Swear. Luckly I had just drop out of the hills on to pavement and had just enough in the reserve to not leave me stranded. The dealer gave me a free fill up though to make up for it.



The only other dualsport I can compare this to that I have ridden is my 2012 Yamaha wr250r. I must say, they are not alike. The KLX even though a 250 like my WR, the KLX is very under powered. It was struggeling quite a bit where my WR had no problems.
But there ARE good things about the KLX cheers!! It is a Great bike to learn on. It doesn't have a lot of torque, it doesn't have a lot of power so it shouldn't scare a new rider. It's very light weight, easy to maneuver and handle, and pick up if dropped. It's low enough a 5'2" woman can ride it. It's a quiet bike, doesn't make a lot of sound. I don't recall what tires are on it stock but I can tell you the grip the pavement quite well, I had it leaned pretty far over (mx style, not knee draging) and didn't feel it slip so a beginner rider should feel pretty good on it. This bike is ment for that beginner rider thumb Once they learn though and get they hang of it they will get Lets Eat hungry for something with a bit more power.

Thats my take on the bike and congrates to my girl for getting her first motorcycle and becoming a dualsport rider!! bananna
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PostSubject: Re: Girlfriend bought her first Motorcycle!   4/11/2014, 7:17 am

Very nice!  What's the weight difference?
There are a few mods to do to the Kawi for more power but she shouldn't need them.  Probably is one of the perfect bikes for a beginner.
It's funny, the people that buy the WRR say it's way better then the Kawi and vice versa!  Except for the people that have both...they all like the WRR better thumb 

Hopefully you keep it clean for her and she gets to make the first scratches!!!! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Girlfriend bought her first Motorcycle!   4/11/2014, 7:31 am

Nice bike, I wouldn't bee too negative on it...especially if the wife is interested in something you are  big 

My wife picked out her own bike, XR100  Gahhh 


Where did you take that picture ? I haven't rode there yet i'm thinking...

PS...Ridenow sucks
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PostSubject: Re: Girlfriend bought her first Motorcycle!   4/11/2014, 7:42 pm

Inspector wrote:
Very nice!  What's the weight difference?
There are a few mods to do to the Kawi for more power but she shouldn't need them.  Probably is one of the perfect bikes for a beginner.
It's funny, the people that buy the WRR say it's way better then the Kawi and vice versa!  Except for the people that have both...they all like the WRR better thumb 

Hopefully you keep it clean for her and she gets to make the first scratches!!!! cheers
Well actually the weight difference between the KLX and my WR is only like 1 or 2 lbs lol 297 and 298 if I can remember right. But it just feels a lot lighter then my WR.....maybe because it's lower.....idk, or the fact that I have a 5-7lb steel skid plate on mine!

purplepeopleeater wrote:
Nice bike, I wouldn't bee too negative on it...especially if the wife is interested in something you are  big 

My wife picked out her own bike, XR100  Gahhh 


Where did you take that picture ? I haven't rode there yet i'm thinking...

PS...Ridenow sucks
True, I shouldn't be negative, it is of course her first bike. Despite the negatives it is a nice, decent little bike. I'm sure you have ridin near where that picture was taken. Its on the face of Jump off Joe, not the top, not the bottom, but right in the middle. It's an area I like to go to quite a bit and just ride around. Right after I took that picture I actually came up over a small hump and was face to face with 3 Large Deer. They took off on me and and by the time I got over the next hump to take a picture they were too far away and all you see is little dots dead center of the photo lol


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PostSubject: Re: Girlfriend bought her first Motorcycle!   4/11/2014, 8:05 pm

Nope, never ridden there.... I want to tho!
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PostSubject: Re: Girlfriend bought her first Motorcycle!   5/19/2014, 4:57 pm

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