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mgalbert

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About mgalbert

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    Alabama
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    I ride dirtbikes and streetbikes amongst other things.
  1. mgalbert

    125 or 250 smoker for my 14 YO.

    I would definately go to the 125. Unless your boy is a physically monstrous size and weight, the 125 is good for solidifying techniques and confidence.
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    Buying first 4-atroke--KLX110-Questions

    The KLX110 is about as bullet proof a bike as there is. Since your boy is used to a clutch, he will have to adjust to having none. This isn't a wheelie bike because of that. The controls are fairly poor quality, so you can plan on getting a vise to straighten out brake pedals,etc. You won't want to keep replacing them. Should you replace the bars, brake pedals etc.. use after market products. They are less expensive, and better quality. If your son is light(weight) you can keep the suspension stock, just use heavier shock/fork oil and it should be strong enough for his "thrashing". After market exhausts work for more performance, but they generally are more "bark" than "bite". If you live in a noise sensitive area, you may want to consider if it is worth the price for you. You don't mix the fuel. You do need to change the air filter alot though. The best way to do this is buy a piece of filter foam from the dealer and use the original as a model and cut several out of the foam sheet. It much cheaper and makes switching air filters easy. My son has been doing this and he likes "wrenching" on the bike. Good luck! Mike Albert
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    Buying first 4-atroke--KLX110-Questions

    The KLX110 is about as bullet proof a bike as there is. Since your boy is used to a clutch, he will have to adjust to having none. This isn't a wheelie bike because of that. The controls are fairly poor quality, so you can plan on getting a vise to straighten out brake pedals,etc. You won't want to keep replacing them. Should you replace the bars, brake pedals etc.. use after market products. They are less expensive, and better quality. If your son is light(weight) you can keep the suspension stock, just use heavier shock/fork oil and it should be strong enough for his "thrashing". After market exhausts work for more performance, but they generally are more "bark" than "bite". If you live in a noise sensitive area, you may want to consider if it is worth the price for you. You don't mix the fuel. You do need to change the air filter alot though. The best way to do this is buy a piece of filter foam from the dealer and use the original as a model and cut several out of the foam sheet. It much cheaper and makes switching air filters easy. My son has been doing this and he likes "wrenching" on the bike. Good luck! Mike Albert
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    Riding the Ridge Sat. 2/4

    Thanks, I recently moved to B'ham (right near Barbers Motorsport park) from Miami Florida and I have been thinking of taking my son out there to play. We both have KLX's, so we just like to play ride. I've heard good things about the Ridge. Do you know if they have a website? Thanks, Mike Albert KLX400R, KLX125L(son),KLX110 (wife) mgalbert@msn.com
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    klx 110 lighting coil

    I'd be interested in knowing if you find out. I have a 110 and a 125L that need lights. thanks, Mike
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    KLX400 most popular upgrades

    Hello. I also purchased a left over '03 KLX 400. Mine is an "R" (not street legal). I wish I could have found an SR model left over. The bike is the same with the exception of lights and tires. The "R" is ready for dirt with full knobbies. I have only added a hotter spark plug, and Acerbis handguards (a must for either machine). It is a very good bike stock. In time a FMF "Q" exhaust will find it's way on mine, and probably some mild suspension mods, such as stiffer springs in the forks. I'm a little over 6' and hover around 220lbs. The chain has worn well so far, usually the chains on Kawis are quite suspect, but this is holding out well. Make sure you get an o or x ringer when you replace yours. As for the "freebie" mods, safety wiring your spokes, grips is a good move. I've also replaced my handlebars/grips. I did this out of comfort, but it's only a matter of when you bend your bars, as this was another of Kawasakis weakness'. I currently have 3 Kawi dirtbikes and another 2 Kawi street bikes. The steel bar on the dirtbikes are junk. Renthal makes a good bar with a lot of different bends to fit you personally. Enjoy!! Mike Albert
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    Top 5 upgrades for KLX125

    I'd also be interested in these mods. My son just upgraded from a KLX 110. He'd like enduro lights on it. Do you know anyone who has done that to a KLX 125L?
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    Kill Switch KLX 110

    you might want to consider a hinged cover for the switch. You can find some at any hardware store. It's easy to install. I put one on my sons KLX 110 for the same problem, until he just got used to the ergonomics of it all. I spent around a dollar, maybe $1.50.
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    What Carb is on the KLX 400?

    you can find the carb for the KLX 400 SR or KLX400R at any Kawi or Suzuki dealership(they are the same bike, built by Suzuki, only the color is different)
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