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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-15-2011, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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I'm going in tomorrow

I'm going to the stealership to take my KLX 250s in for the safety recall on the gas tank. This particular stealership has a few of these.

http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2...ersys-97093749



I'd like to leave the KLX250s there and come home with that. It depends on the numbers and if I can swing it and if they decide not to try to screw me.

Don't get me wrong, I love the little KLX. But that activity is making an old man out of me. I need to tone it down some and find other ways to have fun that don't involve risking hospital time and crutches time. Too much of that already. I think tomorrow at this time I might just be a Verseys owner. Cross your fingers.
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Good luck, it's a great move if you can get it done.
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I got a great deal from a cycletrader ad last summer, blue '09. Good luck.
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Well we sure ain't gonna talk you out of it!

Excited for you. Hope the deal goes well!

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Yeah, FD. Go for it. Was away from the bike for a week. First ride out got a "cool bike" from a kid on the side of the road and a thumbs up from a female cager, all in a matter of 10 minutes. Go Green!

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Yes, the fun feedback is a nice and unexpected bonus.

Last week at the races i was shocked by how many people asked about our Vs. I'd get back from walking through the pits, drooling over the odd KTM or vintage Triumph to find someone wanting to know about OUR cool bikes. Nice experience!

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I'm going to the stealership to take my KLX 250s in for the safety recall on the gas tank..
I have an 09 KLX as well......never received a recall letter on the tank issue. Do you know if it was all 09 KLX's or just certain ones based on a manufacture date?
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I have an 09 KLX as well......never received a recall letter on the tank issue. Do you know if it was all 09 KLX's or just certain ones based on a manufacture date?
I just bought a new 09 KLX250SF and received the letter as well. I haven't taken it in yet, but from what I understand the dealership inspects and places a rubber bushing on a contact point between the tank and the frame. I think the recall covers all 2009 and 2010 models. Check here http://www.kawasaki.com/RecallSafetyInfo/

To the OP. Go for a Versys, especially if it is green! The color just glows especially right around sunset.

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I need it green. Green bikes are just better in every way.
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I need it green. Green bikes are just better in every way.
So sayeth Al Gore Mine is Red
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Touchdown! I gave my KLX and $3100 for it and a new Icon dual sport helmet. That's with tax, title, etc.... Now I need to find someone to help me take it off the truck.
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Now you should take back calling that a stealership. Seems almost you stole it.
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I love the smell of a new V in the morning...

Gongrats, sounds like a heck of a deal!

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That dealership is really nice to deal with. It's Team Winnabegoland in Oshkosh, WI. They're nice and very professional. Everyone knows what they're talking about and are really helpful.

Anyway, I took it out for a 70 mile lap. Holy crap! I like it! I can feel it needs to be uncorked a little. The thing handles beautifully and it has brakes. The rear brake is a little on the mushy side but the front brake is very solid and positive. It has a little vibration but nothing bad. I think I made a good move. I'll need to lower the foot pegs and get a different seat. The seat didn't bite at all, but it was a little confining. I like a little higher ride height anyway.



Here's my 2 stablemates. I will say today when I came up to a corner, usually, I look for and take the dual sport hooligan path, which is usually across the driveway, through the ditch, across the yard, through another ditch, burnout, then back on the pavement again. I had to stop myself and tell myself it's pavement only. I think if we could figure out how to put a 21" front wheel on this, I bet it'll make an awesome go anywhere machine. Maybe once they get older I can get a cheap one to "experiment" on

I also looked at BMW. $12,000 and a tiny gas tank under the seat. I think not.
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Nice. Way to break it in!

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You did good man. Fun Factory Green just like mine. No regrets.
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Great deal. Speedy's foot peg lowering kit and Baldwin tall gel seat were my first mods. The stock seat was brutal on my private parts.
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Great deal. Speedy's foot peg lowering kit and Baldwin tall gel seat were my first mods. The stock seat was brutal on my private parts.
Yeah, it sure is a frank and beans compressor. On the kiester and tail bone it's wonderful. I just did another 110 miles on it this morning.
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Looks great in the garage. To each their own, but I'd take a green 09 any day over a later model. Actually I'd take any Versys happily! Sounds like a great deal as well.

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