The KTM300 Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GasGas300, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Any time you get available pal.:freaky


    This bikes screwed,

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    Theres another one or two in the garage that can get Treliborged.:evil
  2. RozzyCat

    RozzyCat Bleeds orange

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    I did my part. Here in the midwest we've got a mix of ice/snow that makes for interesting traction. Studs - you bet.

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  3. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Nice!:clap





    Think of the gas you'd save with a couple hundred of these.:deal



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  4. zig06

    zig06 Been here awhile

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    Don't use silicone, use Three Bond (it's is good stuff) or (GASP!) Yamabond 5. I personally use Yamabond anytime there's no gasket.

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  5. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    actually, your drawing looks better than the O-rings did when I took it apart :rofl

    permatex moto seal #1 is what I've been using, I've used yamabond, and the threebond also ,the permatex MOTO seal#1 acts just like the other two do, and I can get it trough my work
  6. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    LOL..I just used what my manual said. I'll try the other stuff this time around.

  7. Sp4rks

    Sp4rks Been here awhile

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    Alright, now here's my question. Why has no one here built a KTM 300 Rally? Seriously, top picture is a 500exc rally kit, middle is a 300xcw, bottom picture is a 150xc that finished the Dakar. Wouldn't the 300 lend itself to Rally style useage just, if not better, than a 150? Aren't these the bikes with top ends that can last 100+ hours?
  8. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Because with that tank the 500 will go almost 200mi, a 300 with the same tank will go a little over 100mi at a rally pace. A 150 is better, probably closer to 150mi on 4 gal.
  9. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    I know they use big,big 2 strokes in some buggies.I wonder what kinda mpg they get?:huh



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  10. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Buddy brought over a good impact gun* last night and we got the primary drive gear off....which allowed me to take the crank out and make sure the little piece of metal that caused all my cylinder damage. It was ofcourse not in there....which was good to see.

    * My cheap impact gun that came free with compressor...along with free air chisel and air ratchet....was not up to task. Tools cheap, compressor works well though.

    Now I can start cleaning all the parts and putting the motor back together, and rebuilding the powervalve, and then rebuilding the carb and getting it cleaned out again. :clap
  11. dentvet

    dentvet Long timer

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    big snow here today, studs would have helped. the 1.8 rad cap seems to do the trick, no gastric reflux crawling in first gear

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  12. RozzyCat

    RozzyCat Bleeds orange

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    ^^^YIKES^^^

    With that much snow replace studs with this:

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  13. KingJeff

    KingJeff Adventurer

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    I got out to IMI yesterday. Probably better waiting, but the weather's been nice...

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  14. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Still winter here.

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  15. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Yeah..coming back from FLA today. Then to deal with snow and getting to work........then I'll start on the KTM. :)

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  16. jaredisaac

    jaredisaac Adventurer

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    I bought my first 300 this past fall and quickly fell in love. It is a 2011 300 XC. I've been going through it and getting ready for a summer of single track and have come across some previous owner wiring shenanigans. I first noticed this when looking at his hand warmer install and how all thee factory connections are gone. [​IMG]

    I put that on hold and while installing a KTM radiator fan and couldn't find the open factory connection to tie into. After unwrapping all the electrical tape I am stuck looking at this trying to figure out if I should order a new harness and start from scratch OR get a wiring diagram and figure out where the open connection was?[​IMG]

    I went 2 stroke for reliability and so I want to do it right the first time. Is there an online source for a wiring schematic or should I just get a new harness?
  17. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    Spend the $25 on the factory service manual on DVD. :wink:
  18. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    The diagram is in the back of the owners manual, that should be all you need to identify the wiring. Service manual is a good idea if you haven't messed with these bikes much though.

    I hate jacked up wiring, it's not hard to do correctly. Wire Nuts! WTF

    I work with elec/electronics in my trade so when I see that it's like going out on a bad job :cry
  19. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    If you find 8 or ten more things wrong with it that cost $.........I would part it out or chalk it up to bad luck. All of that can get very pricey.
  20. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Agreed. If I'm checking out a used vehicle and see a mess of wiring, I generally walk away. It's an indication that the PO was clueless.

    Crimp connectors may be OK, but wire nuts & electrical tape?!?!? I'm a bit anal, so I always solder and shrink wrap connections. Put in connectors where you need to be able to unhook things for service.