Sunday, December 2, 2012


Well-maintained, ideal entry/mid-level dual-sport bike in good condition with 6,5xx miles for sale.

This first gen KLX 250S is an incredible single cylinder, water-cooled, road-legal dirt bike that is more off-road oriented than many of its peers (higher ground clearance, better shocks, etc.) and even the next gen KLX (2009+). It’s reliable, bomb-proof, and able to climb a tree, if you’ll let it.

The usual mods were done: removed airbox lid, uncorked with a KLX 300 pipe, rejetted, aluminum bashplate and chain guide, barkbusters, heavier fork spring (for >165lb riders!), K&N oil and air filters, motion pro “quick turn” throttle. Recent chain/gearing change (13 – 49), rear pads, and Trakmaster d/s tires (<500 miles). Oil changed 4x in the 2 yrs, 1500 mi I’ve owned it. Let’s be clear: It’s taught me and others to ride trails, so expect the usual scuffs and dings. But everything works – lights, signals, clutch, brakes, everything.

It is a tough, reliable, easy to wrench bike with large online community following and multiple sources of OEM and aftermarket parts. Hate to sell but this is my third bike and need space for other toys. Clear title in hand. No trades. Many good years left in this bike.

Text questions to or set up a time to see it at: three zero one, two three three, seven zero three six.

KLX250s photos

KLX 250s cold start

Ride video

For a sense of what the bike can do, see the video:

Note that this uncorked KLX 250s has no problem reeling in or dropping comparable four-stroke bikes (including the lightweight yamaha 250 and 225 of my riding partners here) and even out climb 2-stroke dirtbikes on a steep, rooted trail (see video).

Recently rode the Shennadoah 500 with friends on a KLX 450 and XR650L and this 250S had no problem keeping up, even when they tried to drop me on the straights. But I could drop them easily in technical sections.

Pick the right gear, lines, technique, and position and this thing will keep up with or outperform far faster/stronger bikes.