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  1. MX1967

    Help with 2005 KX250

    Thanks guys, I'm looking at possibly buying a 2005 KX250 next weekend & I'm trying to read up on one as much as I can before I get it. I've never owned a Kawasaki before but I'm tired of looking at my blown up YZ450F sitting in the garage collecting dust....plus I l think the 05-07 KX's look like a good bike.
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    Help with 2005 KX250

    Iv'e been into motorcycles since 1978 & have never heard of the term "air gap" What is it?? Is it the plug gap? Or something specific to the KX250?
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    best ratio?

    32:1 through a PROPERLY jetted carb has worked for me since 1978.
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    Will Villopoto be disqualified - 1st moto

    You have to remember who's rule we are talking about...the AMA's! Since when do they do anything by the book?
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    Picked up a new 09 CRF450X!

    Ok, I have ordered the R&D fuel screw, JD jet kit, Precision Concepts block off kits & a Vance & Hines XCR slip on muffler. As soon as I install everything I'll post a few pics
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    Picked up a new 09 CRF450X!

    Thanks for the info. I managed to slide a mirror under the carb & the fuel screw is d-shaped. I trying to decide what brand of slip-on muffler to buy...& along with the correct jets & needle this bike is gonna make me even happier.
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    Picked up a new 09 CRF450X!

    I finally got to ride it yesterday & I'm really surprised how much power it makes in stock form. Coming off an 06 YZ450 I was worried a little that I would be disappointed but I haven't had this much fun on a bike in a long time. I do have one question...how do you adjust the fuel screw on this bike? I looked under the carb & I don't see how you would adjust it with a small screwdriver...the end is just flat & has no slot for a screwdriver. I really need to adjust it richer because the bike is REALLY lean down low & will not idle without the choke on until it's completly warmed up..you have to constantly blip the throttle or it will die. I do plan on unplugging the bike someday with a jet kit & pipe but for now I would love to know how to adjust the fuel screw.
  8. I agree....I've owned bikes that never gave a problem yet my friends identical bike (04 YZ450F) blew up twice on him...you should have seen him service an air filter:shocked: I think all the current bikes are awesome & if maintained properly will give you years of fun.
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    Help im torn!

    I guess it's fair to say that you really can't believe everything you read on here...have you owned a newer YZ250? Then I guess you can't talk them down either...right? I'm just saying......
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    Help im torn!

    Personally, I feel that the 02-07 are worse than the 00-01 CR's. The only reason is that the last generation motor with it's electrically operated power valve can't compare to the motors Honda used from 92-01. My friend has an 06 with a Pro Circuit pipe & aftermarket reeds & it still isn't as fast as my old 96 CR or my stock 06 YZ250. On the plus side, the newer generation CR's are lighter, handle better, look sweet & are dead reliable. The bikes bog really easy, then make good midrange power then flatten out sooner than the old motors & that's with properly adjusted power valve cables. That's what I felt when I rode his 06 which hasn't had any mechanical issues in the past 5 years. BTW, the 05-07 made better power than the 02-04 models because of porting & crankcase dimensions (this is a case reed engine). The 05-07 are identical except for graphics.
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    The MXA 450 2011 shootout is out.....

    Ok, you will have to eventually replace fuel pumps, sensors & injectors at some point won't you? Or do I have to write this in crayon so you'll understand?
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    The MXA 450 2011 shootout is out.....

    Umm, yeah it is! I haven't had to touch my carb since 2006 when I upped the pilot jet when the bike was brand new. I'm guessing that you think an EFI system will be as trouble free as my FCR carb has been for 5 years..could be but carb's are simpler to work on than an EFI system so that's an advantage in my mind.
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    The MXA 450 2011 shootout is out.....

    Exactly what I was thinking. You wouldn't believe what a pain in the ass it is to get the air boot connected to the back of the carb on my 06 YZ450...& it has one of the thinner frame spars of all the aluminum framed bikes. Not user friendly at all, plus I have my carb dialed in & can work on it without a laptop.
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    time to rebuild topend- how to tell??

    Four strokes are like a maintenance free battery...they work great right up to the day they quit. A compression test is a good idea. I've seen a properly maintained 450 start the day out fine then loose the big end bearing without warning. I had my 06 YZ450F rebuilt at 100 hrs without having a single problem so now I'm good for another 100 hrs but that was with me maintaining & riding the bike...everybody's different.
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    This is strange....

    Fixed it! Pilot jet was plugged....even after draining the tank & carb back in march. I think I'll keep some fresh gas on hand & fire it up during the summer months just to keep things happy. Compression is back nice & strong too. Looks like my bike doesn't like to sit in the garage 7 months waiting for me to ride it.