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2004 Kawasaki KLR 250

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2004 Kawasaki KLR 250

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2004 Kawasaki KLR 250 Specifications

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Model Type  On-Off Road
BASE MSRP(US)  $3,999.00
Dealers Kawasaki Dealers
Warranty  12
Engine Type  Single-Cylinder
Cylinders  1
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  DOHC
Bore (mm/in)  74 / 2.92
Stroke (mm/in)  58 / 2.46
Displacement (cc/ci)  249 / 15.2
Compression Ratio  11:1
Starter  Electric / Kick
Carburetion Brand  Keihin
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  1
Carburetor Size (mm)  34
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  6
Overdrive  Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5/6)  3 / 2 / 1.5 / 1.25 / 1.05 / 0.9
Final Drive Ratio  2.93
Wheels & Tires:  
Tube / Tubeless  Tubed
Front Wheel Width (in)  3
Rear Wheel Width (in)  4.6
Front Wheel Diameter  21
Rear Wheel Diameter  17
Front Tire (Full Spec)  3 X 21
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  4.6 X 17
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type  Drum
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.4 / 36
Front Travel (in/mm)  9.1 / 231.1
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  9.1 / 231.1
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Rear Suspension Brand Name  UNI-TRAK®
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  7.02
Width (in/mm)  33.7 / 856
Height (in/mm)  47.6 / 1209
Wheelbase (in/mm)  55.7 / 1414.8
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  10.6 / 269.2
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  0.3
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  258 / 117
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  293.2 / 133
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  2.9 / 11
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  0.97
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Seat Height (in/mm)  33.7 / 856
Number Of Seats  2
Backrest Logo Plate  No
Frame  Steel
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Skid Plate  Standard
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Warranty (Months)  12
Battery Warranty (Months)  0
Generic Type (Primary)  On-Off Road
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Parent Company  Kawasaki
Display Name  KLR™250
Audio & Communication:  
Satellite  No
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Tail Bag Material  Vinyl
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen

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A lot of fun for the $$
By Bill Kilgallon(Owner), Sep. 15, 2008
Mine is actually a 1985, but they barely changed anywhere in the 20 year production cycle.

Does better then you would expect on the street, and with good knobbies and a 13 tooth front sprocket, it'll go *anywhere* off road. Suspension is pretty basic, so you won't be landing doubles, but for &qu... Read Full Review


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Great value small dualsport
By TR(Owner), Oct. 22, 2008
Although mine is a 2002, it is the most durable bike I've owned. If you keep performance in perspective to CC's, you can't get a better small dualsport. Upgrades to suspension are recommended for large riders. Wish it had an electric start.. Read Full Review


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2004 KLR 250 is reliable bike
By EJN(Owner), Sep. 18, 2012
I have had my KLR250 for five years now and have found it to be incredibly reliable. Good riding, and capable of long mountain or desert rides on single track with good handling. Most importantly it goes from Road to trail with ease. Range is limited with only 120 miles until I hit reserve in th... Read Full Review


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I traded my 2004 KLR 250 in on a new KTM
By Dave Weisenborn(Owner), Oct. 2, 2008
My KLR 250 handled like a heavy stone in the desert. The only thing it was good at was dirt roads. The 2004 has a lot less horsepower than earlier KLRs. Early ones had 28 vs 22 horsepower of the 2004. This is unacceptable progress. Not enough horsepower to have fun with, got to be the slowest 250 ev... Read Full Review


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