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Old 01-30-2013, 11:48 PM   #46
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i had a 87 ktm 500mx
my normal tight trails
it was scary
warp drive

too much fun
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:07 AM   #47
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What frame is that stuffed in?
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I owned this KTM 550 that I would have loved to dualsport if I could get a plate for it. It just would have needed lights and a larger tank. I'm sure it would have gotten me into a lot of trouble, it was just that kind of bike!

Dual sport? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh3-nb0Ha5c
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:09 PM   #48
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Ill be getting an 02 kx 500 next monthDoes baja designs make a total ds kit for it or do I need to send it out to ricky stator?
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:36 AM   #49
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Mzb ignition is best solution

Can only get them through Kxriders.com One of the vendors has the rights to the K5 system..

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:45 PM   #50
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I have an e-line stator coil in mine. It's OK for a Baja Headlight, but not if you really need to see anything in the dark. Takes a lot of revs to get good light. Lots of revs = lots of speed. Lots of speed and off-road riding the 500 at night is not a good combo. Damhik.

The Baja kit is the generic bolt-on, where almost everything is self contained in the headlight mount.

Keep your Visa card on file with BD, as EVERYTHING on the 500 is a "wear item".

I've replaced lights, LEDs, relays, horns....heck, the BD aluminum main mount bracket broke from fatigue cracking.
And, yes. I did have my crank trued.

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:57 PM   #51
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I have always said people need more than one dualsport.
You need your
990 / GS size for 98% pave, and the occasional jaunt down nice dirt
need your 640 KTM adventure
need your Plated Kx500
and a Plated XR200 (In my case a XR100)
Truth.
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('cept maybe a CA plated KDX220 instead of the XR. You know - two strokes.)

'sup 'RAD?
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:22 AM   #52
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Truth.
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('cept maybe a CA plated KDX220 instead of the XR. You know - two strokes.)

'sup 'RAD?
4 pokes have their place... mostly going slow, watching the scenery and not carrying oil...
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:37 PM   #53
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here is what you are looking for in colorado springs found this for you..

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/mcy/3571933321.html
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:22 PM   #54
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Thumb Do it!!

DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!..the 2 stroke 3 hunny makes sweet power, light weight, will outrun most 450-530's. And is SO MUCH easier to flick around. (and pick up) Properly jetted stock 3.2G tank will give you a reliable 75+ miles. I have an side plate tank with an extra gallon or so, easy 100 miles range, from Baja Designs, the headlight is weak, especially without a battery, you can fit a battery in the airbox with an oem KTM battery tray, bolts right in, all the street kit is easily fitted. DISCLAIMER...don't do anything before you make sure you state's DMV will let you have a plate.

The only downside of these is that most organized DS rides don't have very much terrain that actually taxes a KTM 300.
Put a rekluse clutch if you have the cabbage and it's like CHEATING
CHEERS
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:52 AM   #55
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I wouldn't want to ride it around the world, but it sure is a hoot to ride around town. Not to mention showing its perfectly legal taillight to almost anything else street legal on tight trails. It drinks more gas than my 640, probably vibrates more and is still one of my all time favorites.

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:41 PM   #56
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Laugh OOOOOHHHH Pweeettttyyy

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I wouldn't want to ride it around the world, but it sure is a hoot to ride around town. Not to mention showing its perfectly legal taillight to almost anything else street legal on tight trails. It drinks more gas than my 640, probably vibrates more and is still one of my all time favorites.

That's a nice looking bike...wish mine was that clean
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:45 PM   #57
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4 gal tank helps.


Street tagged but I just use it to connect trails, I'd get in too much trouble riding it around town
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:45 PM   #58
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Challenges with a DS 2-T: range, vibration. For overland travel: relatively frequent piston ring replacement.

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I have an 07 gas gas ec300, does it anyone know what it would take to make it street legal in SC?
Probable. I have a California plated Gasser EC300. Here are anonymized and nondescript photos: (Note mounted license plate)


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DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!..the 2 stroke 3 hunny makes sweet power, light weight, will outrun most 450-530's. And is SO MUCH easier to flick around. (and pick up) Properly jetted stock 3.2G tank will give you a reliable 75+ miles.

The only downside of these is that most organized DS rides don't have very much terrain that actually taxes a KTM 300.
Put a rekluse clutch if you have the cabbage and it's like CHEATING
CHEERS
I agree. The Rekluse clutch and a Trials rear tire at 7 psi. makes this EC300 rider look very capable.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:14 AM   #59
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If you jet for your temperature and elevation, and pay attention to your gearing you will be fine.

Here is the proof:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWjG0XFuWQc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dWvGS8dFg0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE4V0FdCjTc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDdYCmOtTiQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i7IivMGjwk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imgnVy_nWTA

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Old 10-24-2013, 12:30 PM   #60
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I have been "dual sporting" my KTM 200 EXC for about 6 months now.. I don't know how many miles I have put on it, but a few thousand at least...

I have a Vapor unit for speed/tach. I have a headlight and brake light.

I love riding that damn bike as much as humanly possible.. I try to only use the roads to get to the trails though. It's not bad on the roads, just more fun off the road. I have brought it on the highway and if I keep it to about 55-60mph it is spinning around 5-6k RPM. I try to not keep the RPMs constant or to coast too much, and if I am coasting or steady RPM I'll drop a gear and rev it out a little to get some lube in the cylinder.

Also - I don't notice bad gas mileage.. I have the stock tank on it and I hit reserve at about 60-70 miles.. So I'm guessing almost 80-100 miles off a full tank. For oil I carry a Lucas fuel additive bottle in my fender bag. It has enough oil in it to fill the gas tank one more time.. Very rarely do I go over 100 miles in a day, and if I do, I have the oil backup at all times.

It's all in how you treat it really. Treat it well and it will treat you well :)
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