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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GasGas300, Jan 11, 2010.
I highly recommend a skid plate for that pipe.
I kinda' thought that, if it wasn't the first response to my post, something about pipe protection would be pretty close to the first response...And, I was correct.
Actually, I thought about the skid plate/pipe protection combo., when I ordered the skid plate, but decided against it. I really did an honest review of the type of riding that I do, before deciding on just the plate.
When it's all said and done, your suggestion may prove to be the right one (and I may be wrong). But, for now, I am happy with just the skid plate.
EDIT: Here she is...all ready for tomorrow...
I'll see if I can't put some fresh gouges in that Hyde plate. If MP is right, I might even put some in the pipe...
I went to my Dad's place, today, and tried to gouge the Hyde...not a lot of success...
I'm trying to do my best Coma impression...
Ive used the Hyde combo pipe gaurd/skidplate,works great and makes the bike slide over logs and rocks easier then anything Ive tried,helps a lot with bashes to the pipe from the side as well. The 300 only goes as fast as you make it but can wear you out on real tight trail if your going fast,lotso boost!
If its main purpose is to enjoy single track ... get a 200 put a heavy flywheel
weight on it if you your a big tall fat guy get a the 250 that shares the 300's larger frame ...
I'm a believer in having a motor for what you need it for .. at my local KTM shop I'm told they have to fix countless 300's not because they are bad motors but because the guys that ride them lug the crap out of them in much higher gears needed ..(I think that might be small man syndrome needing the big 300)
if you want a street plate might need to find an older model with the title on it .. or try your luck at the DMV and bat your eyes at the girl working the counter and see if she or he whatever your into .. will street plate it for you ..
First time I've heard of that... Plenty of luggers out here, & the bikes last darn near forever. Regardless of "manhood", the 300 works well in trials mode in more technical areas. I personally find the 200 to be a blast and a great tight woods bike, but to get the most out of it I find I have to be more on my game than riding a 250 or 300. I used to have a 250exc, ridden a 200xcw plenty of times, but the best overall fit was the 300. I like the motor for the "right" amount of torque, light weight, being able to ride "smooth" & conserve my energy on longer tougher rides.
Great bike! I have 950 miles on it, and its due for a new set of tires. I rode a 690 in the Colorado 500 last year, and this thing is going to be so much better. The hyde racing skid plate/pipe protector looks a little goofy, but works great.
Let's see- "countless"? How many total 300's did KTM import into the states?
So, countless is 100? 200? Sounds like an epidemic.
So lugging a motor at low RPM is worse for it than 14,000 RPM constant?
I guess I am a big fat, tall guy. I like the 300-then again, I live a high altitudes.
Guess you better tell Slavens to check his manhood.
I like this thread. It is getting exciting!
Here is how I solved the "miles I will be able to get out of a tank of fuel" problem.
Acerbis 6.3 gallon tank.
When you don't need the range, fill as needed. Weight is about the same as stock tank. Or, switch tanks; not much work especially if you use quick disconnects on the fuel lines. Two-stroke dual sports are not dead (in Texas and certain other states) yet.
What it is like to ride the bike with that tank filled over 4 gallons?
haha thats a load of crap piled pretty high, Mr. Troller... My 300 gets its neck rung right proper. As I suspect they all do. what rubbish.
I am going to lug my motor all week at Taylor park. I have already alerted Elite KTM to the impending motor rebuild. They have the parts on standby...stat!
I will report back soon with my new 340 kit.
That's some funny shit!!!
Obviously, you have learned nothing from the experiences of "countless" others...
Thank you...thank you very much....
On another note, I ran a yz250 all day today. Got to say, great bike, quick steering (really quick!) but she is no KTM300. I look at the YZ like a hammer-a tool. The KTM...well...it is magical.
I did mention in this thread that I have the 2010 xc right?
Anyway, the two bikes are not even comparable. YZ, super close tranny, pipey, low frame...dirt cheap...parts all over ebay...
KTM, high frame, lot's o lo end, farther spaced tranny, not as pipey and pricier.
Adds about 19 pounds up high (when full) compared to the stock tank. Tank is noticeably wider when forward on the seat.
Anyone on here running a Rekluse clutch with left hand rear brake. Info' Opines please.
Truly lugging ANY motor is bad for it, much more so than running it at higher rpms.
Wears out the bottom end much faster.
But since you know it all, I'm sure you already knew that.
Yes on the Rekluse Pro. Love it.
No so far on the left hand brake. I worry that a left hand brake, as useful as it would be, will screw me up in a panic/instinct situation as I switch back and forth between bikes regularly.
Probably should just man up, install one, and deal with it... Being able to keep my right foot centered on the peg rather than sliding it up to control the rear brake seems like it would be helpful when riding fast and/or highly technical terrain.
Coming from a know it all, I will take that as a compliment.
The point is, the 300 is often touted as having "low end grunt". So, how would one get that grunt?
I thought so.
If someone were to ride the 300 literally every moment not on the pipe, sure, I could see the motor having issues. But who does that?
Could you define countless 300's in the shop for rebuild due to lugging?