Duel sport again

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6/20/2013 7:44 AM

Been a mx guy most of my life. Kids and all. Duel sporting now on a KLX 250, after DR. I like the bike, fits my age,but could use a little more power. So I called about a big bore kit from Bill Blue. A 351 kit. Over 500 bucks.. The bike already has a full pro circuit and all the mods for off road.Should I go for it? Wife says no,kids say yes..Help me make a choice..

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6/20/2013 7:52 AM

it's pronounced. "KTM200EXC"

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6/20/2013 7:57 AM

GUS.975 wrote:

it's pronounced. "KTM200EXC"

I think you meant "KTM300EXC"

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6/20/2013 8:01 AM

either one works. 200 is a nice middle ground though. Coming from a detuned 250 4T.......

300 XC will be my next bike, but I'm tall and fat.

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6/20/2013 8:11 AM

Bill is a customer of mine, He gets his oem stuff from me. The kits really do work for what it is and he is a pretty stand up guy that won't disappear after the sale.

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Twist the grip off of it! Slinging parts and service at Marine World.

6/20/2013 8:37 AM

If it's done right, the big bore kit could be a big bump in power.
A few years back a friend of mine had a 2005 YZ250F with a big bore kit (I think it was a 290cc) while another friend had a new stock 2008 YZ250F. I rode both bikes back to back and was amazed how much faster that old 2005 was. He had a pipe, cams, the big bore and of course proper jetting and gearing.

Unless you're really hung up on the weight (dual sports are crazy heavy anyway) you could probably upgrade to a 450F and have a far more reliable bike with a lot more time between rebuilds and a stronger clutch, transmission, etc.

I would bet you can spend the big-bore money on a 450F to make it weigh less than a stock 250F dual sport.

Regarding DUEL VS DUAL... This is Duel:
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6/20/2013 8:43 AM

mgifracing wrote:

Bill is a customer of mine, He gets his oem stuff from me. The kits really do work for what it is and he is a pretty stand up guy that won't disappear after the sale.

Yea talked to him yesterday, he had a 300 kit in stock. But for the money, go all the way, and he approved..so cool!!

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