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2002 kx250 heavy weight?

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So I hopped on a buddies 01 kx250, first thing I thought was how does he ride with the levers like this!

The machine felt really light though, could be all in my head.. Just wondering why my 02 feels like a tractor? I know my springs are a little soft, could that contribute?

Also my rear spokes had been shot, lots of loose ones.. Last night I laced new spline drive excels onto the rear hub, could a mush rear wheel make her feel heavy? Could have been an empty tank, his just felt really light, almost too light. What do you guys think? Is the 02 a porker?

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My 2002 feels plenty light. I have resprung it for my 200 pound body which really helped. I also slid the forks quite a ways up in the clamps per Team Green recommendations and that planted the front end helping it to turn. My bike is plenty "flick able" - especially coming off of a four stroke!

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My 2002 feels plenty light. I have resprung it for my 200 pound body which really helped. I also slid the forks quite a ways up in the clamps per Team Green recommendations and that planted the front end helping it to turn. My bike is plenty "flick able" - especially coming off of a four stroke!

Seeing as I am a 200 lbr myself, do you remember the spring weights you went with? Good idea on the forks too. Thanks

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What was Team Green's recommendation on moving the forks up? I've got mine up 5-8mm...

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http://www.kawasakisportscenter.com/techtalk/techtalk.php

 

Not my website and I am not sure why the 2002 settings aren't showing up. I have my forks 12mm above the clamps (I have the 2002 settings printed out). Right at 100mm sag with .47 springs in the forks and a 5.5 spring on the shock. Both my forks and shock have been revalved.

 

I tried my forks at 10mm up and the front end was more stable for high speed whoops but started to push in flat corners. I like the 12mm up just like team green suggests.

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Interesting that they list 10mm for 2000 but 12mm for 2001... I see some of the other settings are different too. I will play around with 10-12mm.

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Great info, thanks fellas.  Next up are springs, mine are sacked for sure..   I have just about done a complete rebuild on her..  CL special!  Gotta love it.

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