The KTM300 Thread

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

  1. kjclark7

    kjclark7 Long timer

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    They work great. Just costs a little more to ship than a regular box.
    The last time I shipped my forks, my tuner sent me back a box that had Styrofoam cutouts for each fork and shock. Guess the box I had sent out got beat up in transit.

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  2. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Radioactive

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    You'd be surprised. -50C here is tolerable because it's a dry cold. Not sure I'd ride the 300 (content) in that though. And it's the life of a 52 y/o married dude with an incredible woman who understands the bike affliction. :)
  3. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Either that or he kept it for one of his guns.
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  4. ChasM

    ChasM Been here awhile

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    As far as I know, T6 is only available in 5W40 and not 15W40.
  5. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    :lol3
    I'm not sure how she understands she has to go outside in that kind of ridiculous cold to get in her well below freezing ass car while you sit on the garage floor in shorts!!! :eek7:eekers
    I'd say beyond incredible, the woman's a saint.
    Be that as it may, "tolerable" must be a sliding scale. I could tolerate it there in the summertime. Anything with a minus sign in front of it, please count me out. That sh!t hurts. If I never saw anything below 60 throughout my twilight years, I wouldn't complain about that. Even that feels cold sometimes.
    I agree about riding the 300 in that, it's likely to catch its death of cold!
    :hmmmmm That might explain some of the anomolies you've seen with your bike...
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  6. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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  7. DualSpaz

    DualSpaz Been here awhile

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    Southern this weekend? Supposed rain next few days. Sand should be good.
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  8. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Radioactive

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    You're kind, but we know the only anomalous thing about my 300 is the rider. Saddle time should reveal an inverse proportionality in that weakness.

    :loco
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  9. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Hey, :dirtdog I resemble that remark.

    Nice riding weather now here, too. Highs in the 80s, lows in the 50s. I need some riding buddies who live close enough to ride with.
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  10. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Radioactive

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    Switching to Engine Ice next week. Any need to flush first between the stock coolant and Engine Ice? Or can I just drain, and refill?
  11. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Please. I'm not falling for that bait, dude.
    :fpalm
  12. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Radioactive

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    I don't even fish!

    Ok, I see now .. drain, refill with distilled water, drain, fill with EI, run for a bit, squeeze lower hoses to expel air, set level, ride?
  13. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Keep going... then rebuild top end, finally sell before breaking again!

    In ad:
    - new top end
    - engine ice improved coolant
    :lol3
  14. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Radioactive

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    Sh!t, I did a search here .. didn't see any crazy negatives. Must have missed something...
  15. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Water is the most effective conductor of heat. While waterless coolants will boil at a higher temperature, they also remove less heat from the engine and put less of that into the atmosphere. Thus, the engine runs hotter. It is possible for one to fall victim to marketing hype, but one can't fool mother nature.
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  16. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    You guys need to move to the PNW. You've made lots of friends here
  17. MxFan69

    MxFan69 Get'it Get'it Get'it

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    Let me guess, your bike is a 300 XC ?

    Just kiddin around, I love the fluorescent set up from Scrub and was thinking similar for the Husky. Beautiful back drop, wow!!
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  18. MxFan69

    MxFan69 Get'it Get'it Get'it

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    Amen, nothing quite like freshly rained on sand trails for blasting single track in 3rd gear pinned. Love the traction and no dust to boot!
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  19. kjclark7

    kjclark7 Long timer

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    Here's the last race I was in. I felt off the entire day, finished in the lower half of my class but I still had fun out on the trail.
    No more enduros till next year for me.
    All I've been doing since this race has been trying to dial in my suspension since putting in the nitro mousse.
    It's amazing how much different the bike feels, rides and reacts to the trail between the tubliss and nitro mousse.
    This race was the first ride with the nitros and I'm assuming that's why I felt off all day long.
    Its great having the peace of mind of flat free racing but I do miss the performance of the tubliss.
    Ill get the suspension dialed in with the nitros sooner or later.



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  20. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    :nod

    Much more than a re-valve though. I got the full-meal-deal here and it hurt the wallet pretty bad.

    Includes all of the Kreft components, micro-finish on the forks and shock, SKS seals, correct springs, etc.
    I had a separate box come back with all of the stuff that they took off!

    I had several long talks with them before deciding to do this. They claim that this set up will be comparable to anything out there and should be adaptable to lots of different conditions with clicker adjustments. :dunno

    One of the big problems with the 4CS forks is that they sit too low in the stroke and this causes many problems like blowing through the stroke, and 'knifing-in' when turning. I can't wait to try it all out and fine-tune it all for me.