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Old 03-11-2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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First ride on the 300 XC

So I sold my 640 Dual Sport and got a 2009 300 XC. I was remember my old Hare Scramble two stroke days and felt like I wanted another two stroke and I am glad I did.

The Fountain $10 track was a great place to get the feel of the new bike. It is not a perfect bike but it is a solid canvas to start with. I rode my friends new 500 EXC with EnduroSpec Suspension. I knew I should't have, now I want to get the springy bits worked on.

Looking to some great miles on the XC this year.

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Old 03-12-2014, 11:12 AM   #2
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Is yours plated? I might be looking to get a plated one here in the next year or so. Once you ride it a bit, mind sharing what your fuel range is? The only thing that is holding me back from getting a 300 2 stroke is the horrible mileage I have gotten with 2 strokes in the past.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:50 PM   #3
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Brad's bike looks mint. I believe it was plated if I recall.

There are various larger fuel tank options for the KTM's.
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:54 PM   #4
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Is yours plated? I might be looking to get a plated one here in the next year or so. Once you ride it a bit, mind sharing what your fuel range is? The only thing that is holding me back from getting a 300 2 stroke is the horrible mileage I have gotten with 2 strokes in the past.
I get about 70-80 miles per tank on my 09 300xcw, I think stock tank is 2.5 more or less. I bought a huge 6 gallon acerbis for it and realized I don't want to be on that bike that long
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:54 PM   #5
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Is yours plated? I might be looking to get a plated one here in the next year or so. Once you ride it a bit, mind sharing what your fuel range is? The only thing that is holding me back from getting a 300 2 stroke is the horrible mileage I have gotten with 2 strokes in the past.
Mine is plated but I bought it with Florida title. I talked to Stel67 who just went through the process here in Colorado Springs. They looked for DOT tires, Mirror, headlight, taillight w/ working brake light, speedometer (I think) and a horn.

With only one ride on it I don't have a clue what I am getting for mileage, I will track it and try to put something up later.

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Old 03-12-2014, 07:04 PM   #6
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If you need dot tires and/or a honkey horn to pass inspection, I've got some you can borrow.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:07 PM   #7
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So I sold my 640 Dual Sport and got a 2009 300 XC. I was remember my old Hare Scramble two stroke days and felt like I wanted another two stroke and I am glad I did.

The Fountain $10 track was a great place to get the feel of the new bike. It is not a perfect bike but it is a solid canvas to start with. I rode my friends new 500 EXC with EnduroSpec Suspension. I knew I should't have, now I want to get the springy bits worked on.

Looking to some great miles on the XC this year.

See ya on the trail!

I bought one new off the floor, farkled and plated it. I never could get to like the rear shock. I E start was finicky..but easy to kick. Fun bike.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:09 PM   #8
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With only one ride on it I don't have a clue what I am getting for mileage, I will track it and try to put something up later.

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25 on harder throttle. 35 just cruising around. That's what I found. Get a clear tank for it. The 2010 OEM tanks bolt right on.
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:55 AM   #9
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3.7 gal

There's a nice 3.7 gal tank available for the 250/300, I've never run it dry but easily over 100mi range, the extra capacity is gained by filling in the cavity's around the motor so you don't notice it's got a big tank on it till it's full. It has room for the cooling fan also

here's what it looks like


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Old 03-13-2014, 08:19 AM   #10
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thanks for the info!
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:21 PM   #11
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There's a nice 3.7 gal tank available for the 250/300, I've never run it dry but easily over 100mi range, the extra capacity is gained by filling in the cavity's around the motor so you don't notice it's got a big tank on it till it's full. It has room for the cooling fan also

here's what it looks like

What brand tank is that? I've looked at some pics of a Clockworks tanks and they look like they fit nice.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:41 PM   #12
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What brand tank is that? I've looked at some pics of a Clockworks tanks and they look like they fit nice.
IMS
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:06 AM   #13
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IMS is a good company, they support trail groups. Justgastanks.com is a good company to buy through they also do a lot for the sport.

So two thumbs up on these two.

Brad, your going to want a bigger tank for RMAR Rendezvous in Silverton. My one single track ride your looking at 120 miles from town.
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Brad, your going to want a bigger tank for RMAR Rendezvous in Silverton. My one single track ride your looking at 120 miles from town.
Pole Creek/Lost Creek? If so I did it with this tank no problem, speeds were down so it covered the distance.
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Pole Creek/Lost Creek? If so I did it with this tank no problem, speeds were down so it covered the distance.
Nah Hermosa Creek loop I do. I needed the MSR fuel bags I packed into some wolfman saddle bags...but it worked very good.

Pole Creek/Lost Creek I did on my stock GasGas tank it's not that far out of town really.
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