The KTM300 Thread

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

  1. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

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    Glad you survived Tiger. Quite a trip and thanks for all the great pics. Now you know how it feels to be old!
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  2. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Sounds like you are describing a hanging idle. Normally caused by a severe lean condition. Look for an air leak around the front of the carb and reed cage. Also check that there is no dirt keeping the slide up.
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  3. N8

    N8 I drank the blue Kool-Aid

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    It pains me a little to admit this, but I was cracking up to myself reading this post thinking just about the exact same thing. I can't believe you let your sag get off by 2mm Kevin. No wonder everything felt wrong.
  4. kjclark7

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    Ha ha ha.

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  5. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Hey, they say the truth hurts, but that's only if we let it. ;)


    I'm taking the word "sometimes" at face value. Which means that most of the time it doesn't happen. Which then rules out constant things, such as how air leaks usually are. Transient things, like something occasionally holding the slide up, are what I'd look for. Migrating dirt could potentially do it. So could a throttle cable with unsecured sheath ends.

    And other things unseen and unfelt through this medium of distant communication.
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  6. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags

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    That's why I went to a Nitro Mousse in the rear. I've had three flats during races with tubliss and while I could still finish because of the liner it still slowed me down. My only complaint so far is high speed through the whoops or g outs it's a little to soft and I can feel the tire fold over. I'm still running the tubliss up front because I've never had a flat front. I did run 14.5 psi in the front though because of how rocky it was.
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  7. Anatoli

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    What PSI does the Nitro Mousse attempt to simulate?
  8. brian619pattersn

    brian619pattersn Been here awhile

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    Depends on what size u stuff in typically 12-13psi, they do require maintance with relube and stuffing after certain hrs, my front nitro on golden fatty has 35 hrs ive relubed 2x and at 45hrs gonna need to be stuffed with old mousse section cause tires rolling and feeling dead like 10psi
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  9. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    My first impression with the Kreft 4CS forks and shock:

    I went out yesterday after work to a local sand/whoop area for a quick try out.

    It is absolutely amazing! :nod Like night and day from stock and probably the best suspension that I have ever been on.
    Easily one gear higher in deep whoops (which could be a bad thing :uhoh) The bike seems to hold up well and ride up in the stroke.
    The knifing-in that I had is completely gone. Now, if it does it, it is totally my fault.
    Stiction and compliance over trash is very good while still being able to take the big hits. There is absolutely minimal (like none) static stiction now.
    I was actually looking for square edges to hit and that was good too.

    If factory works suspension is much beyond this, I can only imagine how good those guys have it!!! Serious, it is working really, really good.


    My 300 has Kreft, but that is open chamber and I spec'd that for slower technical, so it's apples and oranges trying to compare the two bikes.

    One more thing; The X Trig adjuster on the shock makes setting sag a breeze. Expensive, but once you use one, it will be easier to spend the money on it.

    More "testing" this Saturday. :D
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  10. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    In Eastern Canada they fill their tires with Poutine.

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  11. ONandOFF

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    Oh boy.... I don't know if i should ask...
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  12. kjclark7

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    Funny cause I was thinking the other way around. I can ride at a fast pace with a rear flat (running Sedona tire) but at about half speed with a front flat. The two flats I've gotten were both up front. The second one was about a 1 inch gash and no amount of slime would keep that closed.



    I rode this morning. The 4cs I had set at my normal clicker settings and they felt good. I went the same trails and used much less travel on the 4cs than I did yesterday with the cc forks. Plus the clickers were all over the place with the cc forks. So I think something is up with the cc forks. Front wasn't bouncing at all today. But the bike still felt off. Gotta be the rear. Kicks a bunch.
    Ill concentrate now just on the rear and if I can't settle on a good setting, ill throw my tubliss back on the rear and see how it feels.

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  13. alvincullumyork

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    I agree about front vs rear flats. I'd be crippled with a front flat, I've just never got one. The times I had rear flats it only really slowed me down in the turns and whoops.
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  14. Rusty Rocket

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  15. Bill the Bong

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    They have cross country/rally and enduro specific mousses. I had a set of cross country versions in my 450X for a 4 day rally and the rear only really started to soften of the last day. Felt like 1.1 - 1.2 bar up to that point. 16-17psi.
  16. wbm

    wbm I ride.

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    New reeds in and a fresh filter and it's still blowin' smoke! :dirtdog I am only putting around in the driveway though… I respect my neighbors too much to really clean it out. Anyhow, headed out for a proper ride this weekend. Will report back. Thanks again!
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  17. kjclark7

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    That's news to me that nitro mousse comes in cc/ rally and enduro. Where did you see that?

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  18. VxZeroKnots

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    I think he has them confused with the Michelins
  19. Mossy-Back

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    I like my mousse in chocolate... doesn’t last for shit! :hmmmmm

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  20. kjclark7

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    I don't think Michelin offers that either.

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