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2002-01-02 2000 Kawasaki KLX 300R Motorcycles View Listings

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This bike was designed for woods racing. It is at home on the trails. I installed a Stroker complete exhaust for more power. It helped out a lot. I recomend Stroker (www.strokerspeed.com) for your four stroke performance parts. I began racing at local tracks, and the bike did fine... at first. I now am a lot faster and need a beter bike for motocross. I am going to get a YZ400 or a YZ426. These bikes are a lot better for motocross. I do recomend the KLX for anyone who intends to ride the trails. It isn't a good motocross bike. It only has 11 inches of travel front and back. ~written by a 13 year old 5'8" 125 lbs. FOUR STROKES RULE!!
- Chris Ryan, Dallas, Texas

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2001-08-15 2000 Kawasaki KLX 300R Motorcycles View Listings

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I have had a lot of fun riding this bike so far. It took a little getting used to after riding 2 stroke 250's for so long, but i'm a little older now and don't seem to be in as much in a hurry around the track as i used to be. I do like to ride trails but spend most of my time on small local motocross tracks. This bike does very well to my surprise. The power is smooth, but not a neck snapper. The suspension feels plush but would benefit changing to stiffer springs front and rear. She handles really well and the brakes work great. I recommend checking out Stroker, Thumper Racing and Planet KLX for some cool stuff for these bikes. I think Ill keep her!
- Stan Wojo, Savannah, Georgia

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2001-05-27 2000 Kawasaki KLX 300R Motorcycles View Listings

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Having been a KDX200 pilot for the past six years, this bike was like going home. The handling is great and the weight feels almost identical. At 5'11" 214 lbs this bike has excellent power and low end grunt. The only real difference between the two bikes is the throttle response. With the stock baffle in place the 300 is lacking but with it out there is a real improvement in snap and the bike will wheelie nicely with a little clutch action. For my size and weight the front shocks are a little soft in the rough whoops and ruts but for everything else they are just fine. In stock form this bike is really quiet which makes it a great bike to take camping. Once out in the hills or trees take the baffle out and have a ball. I once owned an XR250 and was most disappointed. This bike is by far a better more powerful bike and the list of improvements is really exciting. If you are looking for a bike to put up against the Yamaha 426 look elsewhere but it runs really close to the XR400 with in my opinion better handling with less weight to boot. The biggest weakness for my KDX200 was sand. This bike has much better torque and doesn't bog down at low speed but it does have a tendency to knife in if I don't sit back on the seat and keep the revs steady but not screaming. The only thing that keeps me from giving it 5 stars is the soft suspension in front and the slight lack of throttle snap. Maybe about 6% more low-end power would make this bike perfect and I think that will be easily achieved with simple bolt on exhaust mods. In time I may even go for the slide carb but for now why mess with a good thing.
- Mike C, Temecula, California

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2001-04-05 2000 Kawasaki KLX 300R Motorcycles View Listings

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Good bike,I've road it up in northern ca. And it did all right it overheated twice once blowing out the plastic plug on the radiator. I'm 185 lbs 5'11, I just ordered a new exhaust for it 375.00 from STOKER.And im getting the 33mm carb for it. I hope this will make the bike alot faster. The bike since up north has done real well and has not over heated. The suspension is a little low to the ground but haven't really had to many problems with that. The trans pops out of gear sometimes when riding which is a problem when it happens on a hill. They sell a gear to fix that problem. Over all I think the bike is good and with spending a extra 675.00 the bike is going to be the best in its class.
- chad washlake , Orange County, California

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2001-02-22 2000 Kawasaki KLX 300R Motorcycles View Listings

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I just got the 2001 KLX300r and have to say that the bike is great! I rode the DRZ400E a week before I bought it and this bike just feels better. The DRZ400E has great power but it is too heavy, too uncomfortable in the seat and the lame cramped handle bars drove me crazy did I mention the seat? It's too flat and hard you can't get in tight w/ the tank like you need to in woods riding. The KLX300r is light and nimble yet seems to hold its track fairly well! The power delivery has a very even feel but hop up is easy. Too even for some but with a new carb and some muffler mods the bike would kick! I have heard people getting the green monster to 361cc's WOW! A bike with great hardware and it starts out as a 292cc. Remember that I got this bike new for $4800.00 out the door that is the same as all the other 4-stroke 250 trail machines it simply can't be beat! I love the price, power, cornering, and comfort plus this bike is a carving knife with the power to cut through whatever you got! And it's GREEN! Blake
- bchenry, Alpharetta, Georgia

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2001-02-04 2000 Kawasaki KLX 300R Motorcycles View Listings

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I've been out of riding for many years and this is my first four stroker. Overall the bike handles very well. I ride mostly wooded trails in Michigan with lots of woops and turns, the bike floats over the big stuff and does pretty well on the chop as well. It seems to float a little in deeper sand but sit farther back on the seat and there is no problem. If there is a shortcoming to the bike its that it lacks a little power. Im 6-2 and 220 and I would like just a bit more in the hill sections. I find its best to get the rev going before the hill and let her rip. Overall I'm pleased with the bike and would recommend one for moderate trail riding. I'm thinking about adding a new headpipe/exhaust to give it that little extra on the big hills. If anyone has tried an aftermarket pipe I would love to know the results. Enjoy.
- Ted Blanzy, USA

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