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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GasGas300, Jan 11, 2010.
No trees around here to lean it against
Wow - looks good - where did you get those nice graphics?
thanks but it is original 2010 EXC 300 six days europe
I could see that as being an issue. It is funny when a couple of us stop, and everyone scrambles for the same tree to lean their bike on.
Thanks again for all the side stand info. guy's(all the parts are ordered). How bout oil's? I am pulling the forks to service the seals, what brand of oil are you all using? This may be a loaded question but what brand of 2smoke oil do you like? Motul is what the bike has been run on its whole life.
The bike is new to me so I hope you fella's don't mind a lot of question. It's also my first Orange bike
I will post some pictures up after I get her sorted.
My preference on oils:
Forks: Honda suspension fluid ss7m (5W). I run it in both forks and shocks.
2-smoke: Something synthetic. If what you have has worked well, keep using it. I prefer 40-50:1. PO ran my bike 80:1 with Amsoil. Hard to say how well it worked, as results were confounded by running the bike out of coolant and not seating the air filter properly. Despite that abuse, the top end wasn't in too bad of shape. To preserve the bottom end, I prefer a lower ratio. At 40:1, some of my 2-smokes have gone 10 years on the stock bottom end.
I hope you guys don't mind, but a few weeks back I joined the ranks of the orange crowd...
My first 2 smoker since my 81' yz 125 was stolen in 82'! I guess after 30 years it's time.
She may be old... but there is a demon inside... I've seen it!
Had to replaced the bearings, pads, sprockets and save the chain. Still need to flush all the fluids, put on the new radiator guards and front tire.Then add my roll chart and gps. Should be ready for my first dual sport ride in May and then hit an enduro or two this summer...
Good looking bike Hilljak.
None of my parts have been shipped yet :eek1. So hear is a picture of my new bike before it's make over. (not my shop, PO)
I was running the crazy expensive Motul @ 50:1, got a fair amount of spooge out the exhaust. Switched over to Amzoil Dominator (I get it cheap) and now it has much less spooge
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.
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.
Anyone have a stock exhaust can laying around? Mine is a 98.
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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.
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.
With good synthetic 2 stroke oil alot of guys run 60 to 1 with good results. Myself included.
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?
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.
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