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Old 03-12-2013, 09:03 AM   #811
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Are the 300's prone to having clutch drag? When stopped, in gear with the clutch lever pulled to the bars there is a small amount of drag. Is this normal? I haven't pulled the clutch cover yet.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:51 AM   #812
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Are the 300's prone to having clutch drag? When stopped, in gear with the clutch lever pulled to the bars there is a small amount of drag. Is this normal? I haven't pulled the clutch cover yet.
Yes, and not just the 300s. My 450 also does this. Both of my 300s have, even with the auto clutch.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:53 PM   #813
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:03 PM   #814
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The PO of my bike was running 40:1 Motul and the muffler had oil running out of it. Still running Motul(til I run out) at 55:1, bike seems happier and less spooge out the pipe.

Hmmm, been runing Motul at 44:1 for 8yrs, almost zero spooge.
Never fouled a plug.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:11 PM   #815
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Hmmm, been runing Motul at 44:1 for 8yrs, almost zero spooge.
Never fouled a plug.
Maybe the PO's 40:1 was more of a guess then a measurement? The bike came with a full tank of fuel, I drain it because I had no idea how old the fuel was or mix and it smoked like crazy. I spent Sunday riding the bike for the first time, this bike rips. Pull's hard and is sooo easy to flick around. So far loving my first Orange bike.

What online company do you guy's like to get your KaTooM parts from? I'm still waiting on parts from KTM Hutt I ordered two weeks ago.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:57 AM   #816
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Maybe the PO's 40:1 was more of a guess then a measurement? The bike came with a full tank of fuel, I drain it because I had no idea how old the fuel was or mix and it smoked like crazy. I spent Sunday riding the bike for the first time, this bike rips. Pull's hard and is sooo easy to flick around. So far loving my first Orange bike.

What online company do you guy's like to get your KaTooM parts from? I'm still waiting on parts from KTM Hutt I ordered two weeks ago.
Munn. Look over on KTM Talk, decent prices, fast service. RM ATV is selling KTM parts again, had a 25% off sale going on, not sure if it's over.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:00 AM   #817
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With good synthetic 2 stroke oil alot of guys run 60 to 1 with good results. Myself included.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:07 AM   #818
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Spooge can also be a sign of being jetted too rich or the silencer packing is saturated and needs to be repacked. Read the spark plug, is it wet?
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:44 AM   #819
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Maybe the PO's 40:1 was more of a guess then a measurement? The bike came with a full tank of fuel, I drain it because I had no idea how old the fuel was or mix and it smoked like crazy. I spent Sunday riding the bike for the first time, this bike rips. Pull's hard and is sooo easy to flick around. So far loving my first Orange bike.

What online company do you guy's like to get your KaTooM parts from? I'm still waiting on parts from KTM Hutt I ordered two weeks ago.
I stopped ordering for ktm hutt along time ago because of the hurry up and wait issues. Everyone seems to have really good luck with Munn.
Slavens is not bad either. Been ordering a few things from Rocky mtn atv. They are pretty good.

Enjoy your 300. I got back into riding in 05. Read everything I could about getting a new dirt bike. Everything I read pointed toward the KTM
300, for an all around dirt bike. It has been the best all around dirt bike I
have ever owned. So easy to maintain, and ride.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:00 AM   #820
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Selling my 690 going to get a 12 or 13 300. What kind of jetting should I do for higher altitudes when I go to Colorado
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:42 PM   #821
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Selling my 690 going to get a 12 or 13 300. What kind of jetting should I do for higher altitudes when I go to Colorado
The jetting charts in the owners manual work quite well.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:44 PM   #822
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Thats good to know thats in there, also how well do these bikes respond to putting along and not killing it all the time, my old yz250 liked to foul plugs?
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:40 PM   #823
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Spooge can also be a sign of being jetted too rich or the silencer packing is saturated and needs to be repacked. Read the spark plug, is it wet?
Plug looks good, not wet. I would bet you are right on with the packing being soaked.
It's kinda strange, for having spent so much money on this bike I would have thought the PO would have treated it better.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:27 AM   #824
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Plug looks good, not wet. I would bet you are right on with the packing being soaked.
It's kinda strange, for having spent so much money on this bike I would have thought the PO would have treated it better.
A certain small amount of spooge is normal, especially when the packing is soaked. Packing should be replaced every season. I also clean and seal the connection between silencer and pipe if your drips there. Should be an o ring or other rubber connection there and I would seal that with high temp silicone when reassembling. IMHO, it's better to have a little spooge than none at all, and the reason for this is I always liked to run a little rich to error on the safe side. I would rather clean spooge and replace plugs a little more often than to have to replace a scored cylinder before its time. Just sayin...
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:59 AM   #825
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Thats good to know thats in there, also how well do these bikes respond to putting along and not killing it all the time, my old yz250 liked to foul plugs?
So far so good with my 12. Still on the original plug at a FULL season of riding/woodsy racing.
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