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2007 Kawasaki KLX250 – Traded

The latest addition. I finally decided to put aside my bitterness about having to go back to basics and take another bike test and picked this up to get me to my M2 license. I put the more street appropriate tires on that came with it but other than that it was alright apart from a bit of a tick like an exhaust leak or something. I’ll check valve clearances and do an oil change over winter, I will have a look then.
It’s not fast but it picks up ok with a thrashing. The front brake and suspension were awful! I bled the brake several times and it got better but I think it probably wants a steel braided cable; the Z125 I rode on the M2 course felt a lot better but that is a road bike so not really a fair comparison. On the forks I put the damping clickers back to stock and then increased compression damping a good few clicks and finally found some confidence in the front end. It’s felt better each time I’ve ridden it but I’m already thinking about upgrades.

LOL As usual I was bored in the winter and looking for something to do when I came across a KTM Duke 390 that is a reasonable price and looks awesome so I decided to list the KLX and see if I can upgrade without much extra cost.