VIDEO - KTM and KSM having fun

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  1. bchunter

    bchunter Been here awhile

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  3. Reino

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    Love it, i am a firm believer of not buying a new bike. Because there is so much you can do to improve it to modern spec.

    Like my ktm I can buy a 2013 spec frame off ebay for 800usd a swing arm for 400usd, a new 2013 300 cylinder for 800 and suspension for 1500usd. That is cheaper than a new bike even if you don't sell the old parts.

    But than again my friends think i am insane:norton.
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  4. bchunter

    bchunter Been here awhile

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    I was even specing out a KTM swingarm to put into the Suzuki, and could easily have made it work, but decided to just stop at the engine. But this winter I will put new forks on it and a different shock, just to improve the suspenders.

    And just so you know, this build cost me $2000. It would have cost more then that to just rebuild the old gutless TS engine.

    The thing that I am lucky with is that the TS has a dual piston front brake. If it was a single, I would have been a little leary about my stopping power with this new power plant, cause those corners come up alot faster now then they did before :clap

    And don't worry, I am :norton right there with you :ricky:beer
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  5. Reino

    Reino Been here awhile

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    "If you don't like my personality, don't worry i have several more" :norton

    By the time you are done upgrading your bike, you will have a modern masterpiece![

    And you can pick and choose the best parts for your bike from all the different bikes available. They call it an frankenbike, i call it enginuity.
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  6. bchunter

    bchunter Been here awhile

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    You are exactly right, I can piece it to my style. And I can build it, making it truly my bike. Being up here in the North, you have to know how to fix your ride. I now know this bike inside and out, and at least have half a chance to get out of the bush if I have a malfunction at the junction.

    But more then anything, it now goes like stink :clap
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  7. Reino

    Reino Been here awhile

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    I have a saying if you can't afford it, make it your self. I know thats not always possible, but when you try to do everything yourself you save a lot of money and you know your bike.

    By this time i know my bike so well i can identify faults while riding and the on site "hacks" to fix them. luckey ktm motors are plenty reliable.:D
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    :lurk
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  9. DangerDane

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    hi new guy just made my 04 250 exc road legal people tell me i will blow it going down roads looks like you do it all the time. Gearing? just cant be tapped out like any other typ of bike?
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  10. bchunter

    bchunter Been here awhile

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    Just make sure your jetting, fuel mix ratio, and gearing is right and you are good to go. If I am rising hwy (100 km/h plus) I am running 14/41. For all the other times I am running 13/41. My friend on his KTM 300 is running 15/52 for hwy runs and 14/52 for local dirt ripping. For me the 14/41 on the hwy is great, very smooth and puts me in the bottom end of 5th. There is stil a ton of jam left if I need to pass.

    Have fun with it on the road. Personally I enjoy it a ton, but that is just me ;)
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  11. DangerDane

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    Thanks ill just have to see how it gos i getting back in to riding and i can't aford to go to MX parks 25$ 40$ a day and im just not that good..:dizave im hopping now that i can head down the road i can find something to do
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