2017 250 EXC-F -- any opinions yet?

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  1. bkoz

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    There is a kickstart available in the KTM hard parts catalog. The downside is even with a kicker, you need a battery that can accept a charge. Or mess around with some sort of back up battery or capacitor.
  2. VTMTcowboy

    VTMTcowboy Been here awhile

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    Just picked up a 18 FE250 that is pretty much stock. Looking to add an FMF slip-on to get some more air flow. Any insight on whether it is worth it and whether there is any difference between the 4.1, Powercore, and Q would be much appreciated? I had the 4.1 on my old RMZ, which looked and sounded great; but it is currently unavailable. If there is not major performance differences I was thinking the Q would be the choice because it is in stock and it would also keep the decibels down. Thanks!
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    If it ain't tuned yet, fuck that idea. Get it tuned and gut that stock can. Trust me...or don't and have regertz.
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    Q is the quietest, 4.1 is in the middle and the powercore is the loudest. Power would be 4.1 > powercore> Q. The Q will still flow much more than the stock pipe.

    But as @N8 said you MUST increase fueling! A JD tuner at the minimum. A Vortex or GET if you've got the cash. Then after you increase fuel you can pull the reeds and have a ripping 250F.

    Unfortunately it is an all or nothing proposition.
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  5. StanBo

    StanBo Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hate to type the request but I went onto ktm's homepage and plugged in my bike. 2019, Enduro, 250-EXC-F US 2019

    https://www.ktm.com/en-us/parts---w...2.html?year=2019&segment=Enduro&model=F8175S9

    Search all of the parts and didn't see a kickstart kit offered. Is there another place I should be looking?
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    Hmm, glitch in the matrix I am assuming. They have a kicker listed for the '19 350EXCF. I am 99.999999% sure that it will fit the 250.
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    As the others said, don't touch it until you do the fueling. Once you do that, I personally would skip all the fancy pretty pipes. Just add the Pro Moto end cap and call it a day. The vortex and the Pro Moto cap make for a fantastic combo.
    https://tacomoto.co/collections/exhaust/products/spark-arrestor-high-performance-end-cap-ktm-exc-17
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  8. Kthursto

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    I have been reading through this thread for some time. I just picked up a 2019 250 EXC-F with 9 hrs and 154 miles to complement my 890R. I put 60 miles on it this weekend and LOVE it. So much fun!

    according to the seller the bike has been de-smogged. It has an SX exhaust on it, I am curious how fuel was added, I don’t know if it has some type of fuel controller or not. Previous owner works at the KTM dealership where I bought my 890R so I am just assuming it was done right. And it runs perfect.

    The bike has a few other mods; LED headlight, handguards……

    I worried I would not ride this bike when I got it, I love my 890, the only issue I will have is enough time to ride both! B8E77176-A9A1-4AE6-8EB6-EA6987A5CD19.jpeg C177FCC2-0E9B-4EEB-85CD-89B0A7580596.jpeg 78A22580-697A-4710-AEEF-79368B9C3BF9.jpeg
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    Because of forest fires and my YZ250WR my poor 250EXCF has been sitting neglected for nearly 4 months. 221hrs on the bike now.

    I finally got it out to rip some absolutely pristine single track with perfect weather. I had forgotten how much fun the bike is.

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    Does anyone know of a good tail rack for this bike?
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    Another great ride! I have only ever raced this area, never trail rode. It is probably the most diverse area I have ever rode in. Sandy at the staging area than a 2000' climb into temperate interior cedar rainforest. Then boom, all of the sudden you were in dusty, dry pine forest and then back into cedar. The top of the riding area is a burn with all sorts of exposed rock faces. Very cool. And to top it off the weather was mint.

    I had the only 4 stroke in the group and ended up having the high mark for the day on a very technical climb. Think pivot turns and flywheel loading to zig zag up. It was steep enough that on the ride down I was skidding sideways with the brakes on a couple times.

    It was this type of riding that the guys with Rekluses really struggle.

    Only a few pics, I was having to much fun.

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