way to search members' bikes?

Discussion in 'General Discussion / News / Information' started by Paul1212, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Paul1212

    Paul1212 Active Member

    I'm looking for members who have a Kawasaki KLX 150 bike. Is there any way to do a search for that? I know bikes are listed in the members' list, but I don't want to have to look through over 6,600 individual listings to see who owns this bike. I did a search for "klx 150" and the response was "Sorry, no matches". Thanks for any help...
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Probably easier to ask what questions you need answered.
  4. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Off the top of my head the only member I know who has a KLX150 is Jurgen, tho I'm sure there are others. I'm a bit familiar with that bike, what do you want to know?
  5. Paul1212

    Paul1212 Active Member

    Thanks for the replies. Here are my questions:
    (1) What's the top speed without working the engine too hard? I'd like to be able to go 80 or 90 kph (when riding bigger roads) without the engine laboring or revving too high.
    (2) Is the suspension decent for riding on rough terrain?
    (3) What are the stock tires? (I know the stock tire size, but am wondering what the tire brand and model is.) I looked on-line for dual-sport tires that would fit the klx 150 and didn't find too much (Dunlop Geomax MX 71, and Bridgestone Trailwings TW 40 and TW202, but I don't know if any of these are available in Thailand).
    (4) Does it have enough power to go up longer hills? (I weigh about 65 kg & usually carry about 20-25 kg of luggage.)
    Thanks for any help you can give with my questions.
  6. kandahar

    kandahar Ol'Timer

    I haven't any answers to your questions. However, a search for klx150 (without the space that you typed) brings up 17 threads where to klx150 is referenced.
  7. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    You would have to define "working the engine too hard", but yes, the KLX150 will go 80-90kph no problem.

    Yes, very. In open class enduro events the KLX150 does very well against larger more powerful bikes.

    Been trying to look this up without success. The Kawasaki spec page shows size but not brand / model of tires. http://www.kawasaki.co.th/th/motorcycle_20_klx150.asp Probably best to go ask at your nearest Kawasaki dealer.

    IMO, this is where the KLX will struggle most. It is only a 150 after all, so you really don't have much power at your disposal...
  8. Paul1212

    Paul1212 Active Member

    Thanks very much for your answers. I can check the tire brand/model on the klx150 the next time I'm in Chiangmai. My biggest concerns are top speed, suspension, and tire availability. Your post tells me that the speed & suspension shouldn't be a problem. I just need to check out tire availability now. I'd like to be able to get some good tires for it (Pirelli, Metzeler, Michelin, etc.).
  9. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Was at Kwacka Rama 9 today so snapped a couple pics of the KLX150 for ya:

    It wears "IRC Trails GP":

    BUT!!! The big news is that they've got a new KLX150 on display at the motor show which has bigger wheels, not sure if it's 21" front 18" rear or maybe 19" / 17"? Will make sure I look when I hit the motor show next week.

    Let the Good Times ROLL!

    Tony :mrgreen:
  10. feejer

    feejer Ol'Timer

    Unless there is something wrong with it, it will be fine. I am 80kg and was hauling at least 25 kg of spare parts and luggage on a little YBR125 all over No. Vietnam and that little 10HP bike pulled those hills very well. Was pleasantly surprised.
  11. Paul1212

    Paul1212 Active Member

    TonyBKK - thanks a lot for the pictures of the tires; I've read good things about IRC, should be a decent tire, but I'd like to find a more 50/50 tire for it. Thanks for the heads up about the new version with the bigger tires; I'll check that out the next time in Chiangmai. Feejer, thanks for your reply. It's reassuring to know that the power for climbing hills is good.
  12. Paul1212

    Paul1212 Active Member

    Kawasaki in Chiangmai now has the new KLX150 with bigger wheels - 21 inch front and 18 inch rear. They're calling it the KLX150L; I think the price is just 5,000฿ more than the regular KLX150. The bigger wheels makes the bike about an inch taller. With this bike, it will be easier to find good tires, especially 50/50 on/off tires like the Metzeler Enduro 3 Saharas (my favorite), the Pirelli MT90/AT, or the Michelin Sirac tires (all available in Thailand).

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