Question about 2003 kawasaki KX 250

2 Answers

I am looking at purchasing a 2003 kx250. It has receipts for recent top/bottom rebuild and a new gearbox. I am looking for advice on what to look out for on my upcoming inspection??

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Contributor
  • 613 Answers

Look for oil leaks and pull the dip stick look for metal shaving and look at the bearings for leaking oil and check the tranny for metal shavings and check make sure the wiring is original not messed with or have problem with the wiring and can be a nightmare

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Go with your own u will never wrong

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i rebuild a 99 kx250 engine


Hi Jeff, I am sorry you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Kawasaki but despair not for a mere $0 you can download another one. For more information about your issue, please visit the websites below. Good luck and have a nice day.
KX250 motor fast tear down
1999 KX 250 Rebuild Part 1
https://www.howtomotorcyclerepair.com/images/Kawasaki-KX125-KX250-Service-Manual-Repair-1999-2000-2001-2002-99924-1244-04.pdf

Dec 10, 2015 | 2006 kawasaki KX 250

1 Answer

I HAVE A 2003 MAZDA PROREGE ...I PURCHASED IN NEW...I,VE TAKEN GOOD CARE OF IT THRU THE YEARS...IT,S STARTING TO SMOKE WHEN I START IT UP IN THE MORNINGS FOR ABOUT A MINUTE THEN THE SMOKING STOPS...DOES'NT...


There is always a better alternative than the dealership as far as costs. They want to put a new motor in a 2003 model? That is ridiculous to me- cost-prohibitive. Find a reputable independent shop. Look for references and customer satisfaction. A used, low mileage replacement engine is a better alternative, probably less than half the cost of a new engine.
There may be an even better alternative, where you refurbish the top end of the engine-the cylinder head and valve train. This is dependent on that a wet-dry compression test supports rebuilding the top end. What I mean by this is a compression test of the cylinders reveals low compression in one or more cylinders, okay. Next, they would squirt some oil (about a tablespoon) in the low cylinders and check compression again. If compression doesn't change, it points to the valves and valve train (the valve guides which wear and could let oil into the cylinder). But if compression is higher in the wet test, then the piston rings are worn and losing compression, and oil gets past them-this would indicate the engine needs a complete rebuild or a replacement is called for. The reason for the wet test is that the oil will temporarily seal around the piston rings and improve compression if the rings are the problem.
If the test shows the valves are the problem (and it is very possible on an engine with only 120K-your bottom end could be fine), then a top end rebuild of the engine is a much cheaper route than any other choices. You may not know this, but often a little oil burning in the cylinders at start-up is nothing more than the valve stem rubber seals are deteriorated-a real cheap fix. The dealership probably won't tell you this. However, with the loss of power, well, that points to something more severe than valve stem seals. So I would recommend the wet compression test, just to check if it is the top end or the bottom end. If it's the top end, you could have the cylinder head reconditioned and motor along for a few more years, trouble free.
Similar to a compression test, a "leak down" test of the cylinders is actually a more accurate method of finding where compression is lost, and it's only a one step test. They hold compressed air in the cylinder and analyze where it escapes to pinpoint compression loss. Loss of compression translates into loss of power. Have either test done before you decide. Find a good mechanic and trust his advice. (Stay far away from dealers. Greed is their motivating factor.)

Apr 12, 2014 | 2003 Mazda Protege

1 Answer

Looking for parts for 2003 schwinn Moab


I have a Moab DS2... Not sure of the year. The bike is like new because I have been so easy on it. My rear frame arm is cracked and Schwinn will not help me at all unless I can cough up a sales receipt... That is like 10 years ago??? They can't even help me pull my registration information.

Jul 26, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have just rebuild my 2002 kx250 top and bottom but the mechanic wants me to get the timing degree ? i know it has 3 marks on the stator


What the mechanic is talking about is the degree of the camshaft gear to the crankshaft. The easiest way to do this is with a degree wheel, but the timing degree should not have changed during rebuild and is pretty hairy to change manually. The marks on the flywheel are degree marks, and there should be 1 timing mark. You will have to find out from a kawasaki dealer which mark to use for correct timing. Hope this is what you were needing, Daniel.

Nov 09, 2011 | Motorcycles

1 Answer

My son just purchased his first car; used 1994 ford ranger/automatic. The gears keep slipping; sometimes while driving, sometimes while at a stop light. Transmission fluid is fine. Any ideas where to look...


big problems ,fancy buying an old car with auto transmission ,best advice is to rip out gearbox and fit a manual ,The front clutch has given up so this would need a complete strip and rebuild ,here in spain i cannot even buy spares for an auto ,they do not even have a parts list ,just a price for a new gearbox .Even merc or vw give a parts list here

Jan 02, 2010 | 1994 Ford Ranger Supercab

2 Answers

Wich oil should i use for my kx250 98 mod


go for repsol tranmissiones and motul racing 2t oil

Jul 17, 2009 | 2003 kawasaki KX 250

4 Answers

2003 mercedes C270 CDi auto gearbox fault


mercedes c220 cdi 2004 140k done gets stuck in gear then have to turn of ignition to get it working again. had recently had the gearbox serviced

May 08, 2009 | 2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

1 Answer

Break in for rebuilt lower end kx250 2 stroke


Break in is just riding the bike easy for an hour, shifting through the gears w/o high revs. Now go out to the woods and have fun. Change gearbox oil after about 20 hours of riding to remove metal contaminates from the full break in.

Top rating due on this answer! Thanks arenacross91!

Apr 22, 2009 | kawasaki KX 250 Motorcycles

1 Answer

1991 Chevy Silverado Rolls while in Park


Hi, This looks like the Pawl in the gearbox has been broken/damaged or even left out when the box was overhauled.
It lock the gearbox whilst in park so acting like a brake.
It could have occurred if someone put the vehicle in park whilst still moving.
Hope this helps?
Press the Blue button please to appraise My FREE! Effort.
Thank You!
Paul 'W' U.K.

Feb 28, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Silverado Ss

1 Answer

Transmission grinds going into 1st and sometimes pops out of gear


Not sure whether helps you but I had an 1989 KX250 about 16 years ago that did the same thing. My selectors were worn but I had raced enduros fairly hard on the bike & the gear box had copped a fair amount of abuse.
I could be wrong but I would say the motor will have to come out an the the crankcases split in half to get to the gearbox. Pretty easy on a 2 stroke, pain in the bum if it's a 4 stroke.
Bit of advice when you pull apart a gearbox. Lay parts out in the order you take them out otherwise you will have fun putting it all back together.

Feb 15, 2009 | 2002 KTM SX 400 Racing

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 kawasaki KX 250 Logo

Related Topics:

190 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top kawasaki Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4536 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

77186 Answers

bazzz7071
bazzz7071

Level 2 Expert

342 Answers

Are you a kawasaki Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...