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    Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    KLX150 and D-Tracker 150 now available in Kawasaki Chiang Mai showroom
    Both are road legal
    didnt have a GOOD camera but...





    KLX has the same frame as the 140L, but the swingarm is steel. The shock has only preload adjustment.
    The exhaust is different and looks a lot heavier
    And it's 75000baht

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    Looking at these pics, at the KLX125 sold here and at the KLX150 available in Malaysia, etc. it seems that this KLX150 is just the 125 with the bigger engine in it. It's not quite the same as the KLX150 sold elsewhere. Eg. no kick start and check the exhaust and pillion foot pegs. Think this means the seat height and weight is up a bit and maybe there's other differences - but not exactly sure what.


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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    The 150 they sell in indo seems a solid little thing, they hot them up and would make a great mini bike..

    The fi issues here probably lead them to just add 25cc to the weaker 125 offering..

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    I believe its the same 144(?)cc engine in the 140/150, although the lady in the shop said there were some engine differences/non interchangeable parts

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    Yep, think it's the same engine and carb as the other 150 (same engine but different carb to the 140) but will check better next time I take a look.

    With the modding I'd think to do it won't really make any difference anyway... In fact I like the extra seat height.

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    Yeah definitely the 144 engine.

    I`d suggest that after some feedback that the 125`s were just too gutless the factory decided to slot the 144 engine in an re badge them 150.

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    Will hunt a bit more next time I am on Bali but I think I remember them having a 180 ish big bore and even someone had made a stroker big bore for over 200cc..

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    There was a KLX140L in Kawasaki CM that had been bored to somewhere around 185 (by memory) using a 175 Boss piston.
    They can do the job as well as fitting a 24ml carb up to them too.

    Don`t think i`d be going much bigger than that as it puts a lot more strain on the engine cases and they can crack.

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    Loop - Kawasaki Chiang Mai supplied the big bore stuff and carb then fitted it?

    Checked today - has the same carb as the other KLX150 (not same as KLX140 one).

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    yes, boss 175 piston.I think they have them on the shelf in kawasaki. Or was it a phantom piston?
    Is craig about?, he knows this stuff

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    The guy at the Kawasaki shop told me they used a Boss piston in their bike.
    He said it made a good difference to the power output.With the slightly longer stroke of the 140 it bought the cc`s up to somewhere around 180-185.
    He also told me that putting bigger valves in it didn`t make much difference and probably not worth it.

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by crs
    Loop - Kawasaki Chiang Mai supplied the big bore stuff and carb then fitted it?

    Checked today - has the same carb as the other KLX150 (not same as KLX140 one).
    They run a carby do they?

    I had a 140L a year or two ago and got to talking to the guy at CM Kwaka one day and he filled me in on all the mods they did to their bike.
    They said they could do the big bore for mine but i didn`t bother.....just stepped up to a 220 two stroke instead :d

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    Ta. Will ask them about that...

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by crs
    Ta. Will ask them about that...
    They change the air box too to supply the extra air needed for the bigger carb and displacement.

    By memory it`s off the Boss too,they told me they fit fairly easily.

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    Carb off the boss too?

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by crs
    Carb off the boss too?
    Carb i got was from an accessory shop in Phuket.
    The one in Chiang Moi road may have them as they put them on modded Honda Waves etc.
    Kawka CM should be able to organise that too.
    Check out Thumper Talk for mods that have been done in the US for them or find out Craigs forum nick from Phil as he has a lot of experience with them in the Phillipines.

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    Loop = how did you find the 140L you had?

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    ^ Not sure if you mean where i found it or my impressions of it.

    I got it from baht and sold fairly new.

    It was my first dirt bike in 25 years ,last one before that was a Suzuki RM400T....bit of difference between the two 555.
    I rode the 140 around the hills of Patong.
    For there it was great.Low seat position and smaller wheels meant it was really hard to drop in the tricky stuff. It was a lot of fun to ride.
    I also bought some heavier fork springs for it from the US that worked great as the standard ones are very soft and mushy for an adult.The rear shock had enough adjustment on it to make it work well for my 85kg body weight.
    There`s also an air box mod for it that lets it breathe better.
    Mine went much better after fitting an after market pipe and the carb to it.
    They`re fairly docile standard.

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    Yep, impressions... Wondering how it'll get along around Northern trails.

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    Re: Kawasaki 150 KLX & D-Tracker choices 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by crs
    Yep, impressions... Wondering how it'll get along around Northern trails.

    Don't see how it will be powerful enough with a 80-95KG farrang on it with steep gradients.
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