2012 KTM 350 freeride

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  1. jerdog53

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  3. One67

    One67 Been here awhile

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    I just read an oz dirt bike mag review that said KTM were having a hard time keeping up with freeride orders in their current market countries, I guess it's difficult to know what sort of response the market will have to a new style of bike.

    The original shipment of 2013 model freerides to Australia last september was only 20 bikes and they were pre-sold before they got here.

    If you guys in the states don't get the 2013 model, the good news is that KTM get their following year bikes out pretty early, so you'll get 2014 bikes in september (although that seems like an eternity when waiting for a new bike).
    Here's a goood write up from Dirt Action Magazine in Oz.

    http://dirtaction.com.au/2013-ktm-freeride/
  4. Bump Stop

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    where the hell is that thing? I want one.
  5. kkim

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    Hybrid trials/trail bike based on the old Scorpa T-ride chassis. Scorpa was bought out by Sherco and Sherco replaced the Yammie 250 4 stroke motor with a trials 2 stroke engine. I have a Sherco X-ride on order... have had it on order since last July. Just got a call yesterday from the local dealer I'm purchasing the bike from and it seems the bikes have just made it into the states. If you're interested in one, call Ryan Young at Sherco USA to order one.
  6. Bump Stop

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    how much?
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  9. One67

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    Just a question to you people with Freerides, do they start easily from cold ?

    Mine takes too long to start IMO, it takes at least 3 long wind ups with the starter before it fires.
    When I say cold, I mean starting for the first time in a day, not cold cold as where I live it's been 35 celcius every day for the past 2 weeks.

    It was a bit hard to start when it was new ,but I figured it was just tight and would loosen up, it seems to be getting harder to start.
  10. milzispete

    milzispete Conquistador

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    No problems with mine
  11. Bump Stop

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    you don't have any popping or missing do you? sound's like a possible vacume leak that would cause a lean condition.
  12. One67

    One67 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, good thinking. I'll spray some ether around the inlet manifold and see if I get a change in the idle.
  13. blakken

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    You have a cold start botton on the trottle body.
    Pull it out and it will fire upp.
    Then let it idle couple sec then push it in.
    Its the same bottom that you adjust idle on.

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  14. One67

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    Hmm, I've had no joy.

    No inlet leaks and the cold start button made no difference, I maybe in for a trip to the stealer :(:
  15. blakken

    blakken dirt napper

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    If i have a gear in it is almost impossible to make it start. the clutch is draging until it gets warm.
    If i in hurry and putt a gear in to fast after start it stalls.



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  16. One67

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    I allways start it in neutral.
  17. Hunebed

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    Before I got my FR the dealer cleaned the injectors, because the bike had been left standing for a few months. I allways use the highest octane fuel (less alcohol) to prevent clogging of the injectors. Maybe you could try fresh fuel with an additive to clean the injection system. I hope starting improves.
  18. One67

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    thanks for the advice, it's only had 5 tanks of fuel through it so far, it was full of an unknown fuel when I picked it up from the dealer. and I have only run it on Shell V-Power.

    I spoke to the dealer mechanic and he said hard starting is a symptom of off-spec valve clearances.
    So I checked them, 1 was in the middle of spec and the other 3 were on the tight limit of spec, so I subtracted .05mm from each of those valves.

    all of which made no difference to the difficulty in starting, I am of the belief that it is ,as you say a fueling issue, it feels lean to me.
  19. blakken

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    Do you remowed the pre filter?
    Mine was hard to start when i remowed it.


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  20. One67

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    yes I did, did you put yours back on ?