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Old 01-22-2010, 09:37 PM   #76
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For jetting, I got a JD jetting kit, installed the jets for my altitude and then had to drop the needle one clip and it's perfect.
I go back and forth between the red and green spring but am changing to a gnarley pipe next week so everything could change.

Jetting a two stroke is not hard but it is necessary to take the time to study what you are doing, write everything down and try a bunch of things to see what works. I'm not super anal about it so I was really happy that the JD kit worked with only one small change.

If you can't tune out the violent surge with the jetting have someone dis-assemble your PV and check it out for worn parts.

The 300 can be tuned for an incredibly wide and smooth power band. Mine is unbelievably torquey, so I am putting a pipe on to see if I can get more!
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:25 PM   #77
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Jetting:
For what it's worth, Jeff Slavens recommended the following jetting for a 6K-10K altitude stock '06 300...
  • n8rw needle, 2 clip down.
  • 42 pilot
  • 145 main
  • 1-1.5 turns out air screw
Hey pfb,

Thanks for chiming-in, buddy...always appreciate your input. I don't suppose you'd have any super-secret recipes for a 650'-above-sea-level bike? You're up in the mountains, and I'm down in Hell.


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...If you can't tune out the violent surge with the jetting have someone dis-assemble your PV and check it out for worn parts...
Gordy,

I think I'm going to go-ahead and play with this "jetting" thing...see how I do. As far as the PV, I don't know...the bike is pretty new. I just happen to be one of those lucky people, with mad skills, who almost killed himself after eight weeks of ownership.

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...Mine is unbelievably torquey, so I am putting a pipe on to see if I can get more!
Isn't that how the madness always starts? Let the beatings begin.
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:01 AM   #78
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Hi guys,

I have an elec start 300, road legal over here, fantastic bike.

Out of the box, it ran like a dog, even with the help of my local dealer it was still not perfect.

Installed the JD jet kit - fantastic! Transformed the bike, loads of torque low down, smooth power with the true 2-stroke manic hit at the top end. The most fun bike I have ever had!

Fitted the larger KTM tank, harder rear spring ( they are very soft as standard ) and a fan. The Recluse clutch is the icing on the cake, making a good bike great.

Would reccomend these bikes to anyone - regardless of their ability - as the bike can be ridden hard or easy and once set up correcly, shouldn't bite.

Go get one!

Cheers, Rick.
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Old 01-23-2010, 05:51 AM   #79
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Thanks LILBIT...damn good information. I really appreciate you responding.

Can I try that red spring with the stock can? I was always under the impression that I had to have the SX/SXS can to "play" with the red spring.
Sorry but i don't know what you mean by can? All springs interchange with no other mod.

Glance back at my last post about the PV screw adjuster for an edit please. It's been awhile since i got rid of my 300 and my memory faded.
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:34 AM   #80
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Sorry but i don't know what you mean by can? All springs interchange with no other mod...
Sorry...my bad

I was talking about the exhaust canister/silencer. I was under the impression you had to integrate the red spring with a different silencer.


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...It's been awhile since i got rid of my 300...
What's that about?...
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Old 01-23-2010, 01:53 PM   #81
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Trailtech Vector. Look into the Vapor as well, I prefer it for a dual sport bike.
Thanks for the recommendation, Fun Mart Cycle in Moline, IL had 2 of the Endurance models left for $40. They now had only 1 left. :) Just what I was looking for except the tacho ... and honestly, I don't think I'll miss it much.
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Old 01-23-2010, 01:56 PM   #82
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And what section are we in?
Thumpers that's it so it shouldn't even be here.
Moderators,what's the dealio?
So, pray tell, in which forum is this post supposed to be? OrangeCrush is for KTM v-twins, right? So then this forum is for single-cyl "4-strokes" only? Sorry but there is no single cylinder, 2-stroke specific forum that I can find, in fact, if you bothered to read the rules of this forum it says to post here.

If it has one cylinder (2 or 4 stroke), you're welcome to talk about it here. Technical questions and rider opinions about particular models, along with widgets specific for use on a Thumper. You know, that sorta stuff - bring it on.

Case closed, please don't waste your breath anymore.

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Old 01-23-2010, 03:07 PM   #83
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Hey guys,

I put a IMS 3.7G tank on my '09 300 today and the left shroud doesn't fit.

Do you have to trim the top of it? It looks like that is the only way but I want to check here before I start carving on it.

Thanks!
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:57 PM   #84
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While were on that subject... I just bought the 25L Acerbis super-tanker for my '06 450 EXC (making it a kinda sorta a rally bike wannabe). It has a 13L on it now.

Does anybody know if the 13L Acerbis tank (stock on an '06 450 XC) will fit my '06 300 XC?
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Old 01-23-2010, 05:01 PM   #85
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So, pray tell, in which forum is this post supposed to be? OrangeCrush is for KTM v-twins, right? So then this forum is for single-cyl "4-strokes" only? Sorry but there is no single cylinder, 2-stroke specific forum that I can find.
Please read the rules for 'thumpers" - It's a sticky on the top of the first page. This is where this topic belongs.
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Old 01-23-2010, 05:01 PM   #86
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Please read the rules for 'thumpers" - It's a sticky on the top of the first page. This is where this topic belongs.
Yep, I just edited my post :) 'badcooky' obviously needs to do likewise.
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:04 PM   #87
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What's that about?...
I ran a 380 after it then went to a 525 for better streetability. I didn't mind the two strokes that bad on the road except for the 5 speed. The 525MXC is now a 540EXC and i do believe it's a good compromise for me.

If i ran offroad only i'd run a 300.
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:55 PM   #88
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Anyone riding these days? Pics please!
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:31 PM   #89
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Anyone riding these days? Pics please!
+1000

My 300 is pretty new, and I am injured. Therefore, I have a psuedo-excuse as to why I have no recent photos, and "file photos".

Some of you guys are stuck in a winter from hell, which would explain your lack of recent photos. But, what about your "file photos"? Just sayin'...
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:53 AM   #90
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What is the difference between the 250 & 300 models

Excuse my lack of knowledge, I am thinking of buying one of this baby KTMs and was wondering what the differences between the 250 and 300 are - apart from the extra 50cc that is...........
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