Reducing weight on the KLX250

NN

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Oct 29, 2009
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At around 130kg the KLX250 is heavy for a dirt bike, on the other hand the KLX300 reportedly is around 106kg - that's a big difference. Considering how similar the bikes are, would it be possible to loose 20+ kgs of the 250/

Apparently the electric start alone is 8-10kgs and can be replaced with a kickstarter kit (not sure if they're available here).

Anything other idea on how to shed an extra 12+kgs?
 

thaicbr

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Ummm... go on a diet :lol-sign: (the lol sign is for people that know me) as in i'm a fat bastard.

seriously would you like to be without the leckie start. I would look at everything if you are serious about this. rims, tyres,get rid of any bits you dont need. you may save 2 kgs just changing the tyres out for lighter ones.
Also was the klx weighed wet or dry, that makes a huge difference.
 

NN

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I'm only going of the specs I've seen on various sites, they have the 250 at 135 and the 300 at 106kg. Even if the specs are a bit out there's still heaps of difference.

Regarding using only kickstart, if it saved 10kgs I could live with it, as I'd only be using the bike off road.