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1983 Kawasaki KX250
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1983 Kawasaki KX250

Date Updated January 26, 2006

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1983 Kawasaki KX250 Reviews
Moparman1539

Joined: 12/30/2007
Posts: 2
Location: Butler, PA

Posted: Dec 30, 2007 9:47 PM   Back to Top
1983 Kx250 (Score:1)
Power
This bike has a lot up power mid and top when the powerban kicks in. Little to nothing down low. Can do a wheelie in every gear.
Ergonomics
Foot pegs may be a little high, everything else is fine.
Suspension, Front
Front Suspension is OK. its not like the newer bikes, but perfect for what i do with it (trails and around the house).
Suspension, Rear
Couldn't tell you, Purchased the bike with a blown rear shock, so i modified a newer shock to fit.
Brakes
The front bakes are weak, and the back brakes surge if your bouncing or going over bumps. This bike is to fast for its brakes.
Comments
I like the bike overall, but would prefer something newer.

Engine is GOOD Power full lacking down low, handling is OK. suspension is OK, and suspension is OK
Rating
75
Rider Height / Weight / Skill
6' / 190lbs / Intermediate
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davekawasaki
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Reviews: 2

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Dec 19, 2002

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Posted: Dec 19, 2002 11:30 PM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
Not much power down low, but has a killer mid to top punch! Very pipey for a 250. Could use some Boyesen reeds. My bike is like new, new cylinder, piston, etc. with low hours, and it RIPS!! It pulls wheelies in every gear.
Suspension
Front forks are decent and the rear Uni-Trak is too firm. The bike has stiff suspension, great for tracks and high speed but too stiff for slow speed. That's ok because this bike has no bottom end powerband. Absorbs big hits no problem.
Brakes
Front disc is weak and back is either on or off. This bike is way too fast for these brakes. This is one area newer bikes eat old ones.
Comments
Beautiful bike! Has gold rims and swingarm, shock linkage. Cool rear fender/number plate combo! Tall and big bike! Very Fast and fun to ride. If you find a good clean one, buy it!!
Rating
90
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fatcat
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Reviews: 2

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Mar 24, 2001

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Posted: Mar 26, 2001 4:54 AM   Back to Top
Legacy Review (Score:1)
Power
The power was actually extreemly good, it did not have much bottom end, but once the top end hit, I could easily flip you in third gear, and you could pull a mono in top gear.
Suspension
I found the forks a little soft, however the rear suspension was near perfect for me I am 6 ft 4.
Brakes
The front was disc and could pull a nose manual, with plenty of feel, and then back were typical drum brakes, you can adjust them to suit you.
Comments
An excellent bike, that if you look after it, it will prove to be reliable and it definitely goes a lot better than it looks
Rating
90
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