07-17-2014, 09:51 PM #1
Supercharged67's 2008 250x Build/Project
So I am now a owner of a Kawasaki 250x. It's a 2008 and has been fresh water only. Came on a nice 2008 trailer to match, and obviously the two keys. I've only started it on the trailer so far, so hopefully the water test goes good as well.
Few things to be added and fixed up.
-New Cover, mine didn't come with one.
-Buff, and restore plastics and paint to new.
-Black out "chrome" pieces
-Block off mirrors
-Jet Trim or Black Tip Seat Cover (Undecided)
-Considering replacing come clamps on the hoses for better SS ones.
-2010 Pump Bearings
-300x Catch Can
-Add PPK Kit
-Machined Riva Plate
-Tweak Stock Impeller
-Custom intake grate
I do have a few questions though.
-Will adding Pro Taper bars, make me lose my tilt steering? Can I add new grips to the OEM steering?
-Will adding a BOV Blockoff sacrifice reliability? Or any mods listed?
-Is their anything else I can do to up my reliability?
I'm sure after a water test I'll be able to have a better idea for mods, and possibly even repairs depending on how everything goes.
07-17-2014, 10:43 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jun 2010
- Milwaukee WI
Definitely do Jettrim for the seat cover. There is nothing better.
07-17-2014, 10:57 PM #3
Yeah that's what I had for my old GTX and it was very nice. I had Black Tip for my RXP but it just didn't have the finish and quality of Jet Trim. I'll probably order in the off season as the Jet Trim is pretty expensive for the 250x
07-17-2014, 11:09 PM #4
No water test before purchase?
07-17-2014, 11:19 PM #5
I bought it from a dealer, and it wasn't registered so I couldn't take it for a water test. The dealer has been in business for 40 years, but it was a risk and hopefully everything is fine.
07-17-2014, 11:24 PM #6
There is no way in hell Id buy a used ski with out with out a water test from anybody or any company....especially a Ultra 250....Hope you got a money back guarantee.....Dealers here in US have a blanket registration , just like car dealers do....
07-17-2014, 11:28 PM #7
We will have to see how it goes tomorrow. I do agree I probably shouldn't have bought it without a water test, but it was raining out and everything seemed to look good. They were a motorcycle dealership primarily, so maybe that's why they weren't so interested in the test run.
07-18-2014, 06:55 PM #8
Just got off the water, and so far I LOVE this ski. Turns better then mentioned my others, just need to use the power. I got a top speed of 70 @ 7350 RPM's. I think the RPM's are a tad low, but I also believe the gas that was in it before me was old as it has been starting to work better as gas has being burned. HoleShot is great, and the ski is a flat out monster through chop.
**Speed was on Dream-O-Meter**
Last edited by SuperCharged67; 07-18-2014 at 10:01 PM.
07-19-2014, 11:06 AM #9
07-20-2014, 11:15 AM #10
Any idea where I can get a belt tensioner tool? I wouldn't mind checking the belt tension
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