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Old 04-13-2014, 06:45 AM   #1
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New bike around 300cc

Hi, few days ago my bike was stolen and I am thinking about getting new one. I had KLX 250s 2008.... that gradually became 350 cc with flat slide mikuni. There wasn't any other way coz basically Klx isn't what you expect. Stock has bad suspension, weak engine and unresponsive carby. Good side - very torqy at low rpms. I am 90 kg and need a bike that can keep 100km/h on the tar for an hour but be capable on technical trails at slow speed. At the end my klx was doing acceptable job. Well, now when she's gone I am thinking to get 4 stroke EFI 300cc if it can match in power my previous bike. I dont want to go over 300cc unless using big bore kit ( keep low registration fees). However still prefer avoid wrenching if possible and use big bore only if there is no other way. There are many great bikes but not enough info to make good match. Why not back to KLX? I think I had enough .... Therefore I would be very grateful if you point me at other brands...
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:20 AM   #2
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If you want a 4 stroke efi bike under 300cc's with little maintenance, your options are the wr250r or the crf250l.
There are many bikes over 300cc's that are incredible. You only live once, spend the tens of dollars a month it would cost you to insure a bigger bike
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:59 AM   #3
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Ive done the "mod a cheap bike to the moon" thing more then once or twice.
When I stood back and looked at what I ended up with,hours spent,and what I $pent,and what the mongrel could be sold for...........

I figured out it was better to buy a bike that was already what I wanted as is.
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Old 04-13-2014, 02:59 PM   #4
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I agree that bigger cc is better. However difference between one year registration of 300cc and 350 cc is about the price of big bore kit in our island. I was thinking about wr with bigbore, ktm300 or te310 if they give the same torque as my modded KLX. I am not slim person and extra torque is the must. Probably gasgas or husaberg has similar models but they are not very popular here.

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Old 04-13-2014, 06:05 PM   #5
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I forgot to mention high compressions pistons if there is any use of them, never used by myself and don't know if its worth the money and time to add them....

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If a 2 stroke will work for you,by all means find a clean 300 KTM and no power will need to be added.
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Two strokers are bit aggressive for me these days :)

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Old 04-14-2014, 08:49 AM   #8
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Two strokers are bit aggressive for me these days :)

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I only mentioned it as you included it in the post above along with the 310 husky.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:12 AM   #9
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I only mentioned it as you included it in the post above along with the 310 husky.
Well sub 300 light weight has some power 4stroke I would agree the husky 310. Not sure about the others. Would have to upgrade them and that cost money to get them to a stock husky down not make sense.
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Sorry when said about KTM 300 meant bigbore as wr

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How bad husky is on the road? Her gears are short as was mentioned in forums. Is there any upgrade to taller gears?

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Old 04-14-2014, 09:58 PM   #12
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I think that slowly I could narrow the search using IMS/Safaritanks websites. Practically it could be Yamaha, Gasgas , KTM all 250 upgrading to 300cc using kits or Husquarna TE310 ....

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