GPX FSE300R - official?

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  1. Moshaholic2

    Moshaholic2 PCUT

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    I didn't see another one so here we go.

    Picked up this 2021.5 GPX FSE300R today. It will primarily be to replace my wife's 2019 CRF250L

    I'll try to squeeze out the "first oil change" 200 miles this weekend (weather permitting)

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  2. cyclopathic

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    Isn't it just continuation of FSE250R thread? How does she like it vs CRF?
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  3. Navin

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    I just recently upgraded my FSE250R to KTM rad louvers to get a nicer bolt to shroud interface. The wood screws on the first generation work but the new bikes have reinforced both plastic parts plus added the bolts. That jumped out at me in your pic. Nice looking scooter!

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  4. Moshaholic2

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    It only has 1 mile on it so far. But, nearly 70lbs lighter and a tad bit more power w/adjustable suspension is really a no brainer.

    There are definitely some things that need refinement (sharp edges on some metal parts, plastic handgaurds are pretty much looks only)
    And they should really come with a spark arrestor.

    Those I can deal with myself (obviously prefer them to come done..). But, the weight suspension and extra hp was the real attraction.
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    Nice! Been thinking really hard about adding one of these bikes to the stable. Mostly for camping trips, guests, and of course myself. Just a little on the fence on
    how capable these bikes actually are. I have been lusting over a FE350, but I am coming to the end of my rope paying sooo much for new dirt bikes.
    Interesting to hear about your impressions of this bike.
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  6. Moshaholic2

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    Did 115 miles today. Its definitely more dirt oriented than the CRF250L (and thirstier) . It makes its power in the higher half of its RPM range but can lug up stuff with low rpm's even in 6th.

    Ripped through some sand and did some really fun long drifting turns. Wish I stopped to get pics but in my mind I thought I was almost out of gas and so was focused on keeping moving to make it to the station a few miles away. It definitely is better offroad than the 250L.

    I will pull the wheels off tomorrow to go get them balanced. Had an annoying oscillation starting at 60mph. Pushed it up to 80mph.

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  7. Navin

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    We have very different ideas of top end power... :lol3

    If you are not running low off road tire pressures you can remove the rim locks and that imbalance will probably disappear. Tape over the hole in the rim on the inside if you do. :y0!
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  8. Moshaholic2

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    I guess its more "mid power". To me it can lug but not wheelie from a start and the "meat" of the power seems to be around the 7k range.

    Would like to quicken the throttle response to give some more snapiness coming off a closed throttle. There isnt a dead zone... but the first 1/4-1/3 feels slow to respod then you get past that point and the revs pick up quickly.

    I think a EJK would do wonders for that and likely cure the off throttle pops we all have as well.

    Time to start bugging them. If AJP had one available for their 250, it shouldn't take them much to get one right for the 300 and 450.


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  9. Jthewood

    Jthewood Been here awhile

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    There's a FE350 for sale in Abq right now...just sayin.
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  10. DirtDad

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    Yes, I saw it!
    There is also a XCF that is plated that looks really good too.
    I am still on the fence, I would like to get a bike that my 14 yr old could ride also, and he is getting pretty good,
    thinking a 250 four stroke.
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  11. baloneyskin daddy

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    I don't see a plate on it ,is it street legal?
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  12. Moshaholic2

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    Its just out of view officer.

    It is street legal. You need to wire a $10 horn as its the only thing it doesnt come with. The switch is there, just no horn.

    Took it out to some dunes last weekend. Forgot to air down (was still at 22lbs Street pressure!) And it still ripped around fine. Lifting the front wheels through whoops was no problem. Mighy actually go down a few teeth on the rear sprocket. Lots of open space around here and even the woods roads/trails I ride arent that tight and flow pretty quickly.

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  13. BUNK657

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    I have a 2021.5 FSE300R and an FSE250E. Both bikes are great. Both bikes will tractor, but I'd like a little more low end torque on the 300. Does anyone know which aftermarket front or rear sprocket I can drop in? Thanks.
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  14. Moshaholic2

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    More tq on the 300? I just went down 2 teeth in the rear and can still get the front to lift.

    Its running a 52 on the back stock and I went to a 50.

    JT Sprockets JTR897.(tooth number)

    JTR897.53 will fit the hub... not sure if it it will be too large a diameter though for the chain guide.

    Front sprocket I actually dont know what size is on there. I think Ive seen it listed as a 12t. If thats the case you wont be able to likely go lower than that.

    I'd order front sprockets from China so I'd know its 100% correct for the bike.

    Ive seen 12t 13t and 14t on Aliexpress and alibaba when searching for NC250 sprockets.

    These are the deminsions for the FSE300R sprocket if you want to dig through parts catalogs to find the match. Screenshot_20201201-082918_Chrome.jpg
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  15. BUNK657

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    Thanks!!
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  16. dentedvw

    dentedvw Where did I put that

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    FI or carb?
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  17. Navin

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    F. I.
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  18. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic Super Supporter

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    What I mean by street legal is does it come with a real title that you can register it with the DOT in most states without having to jump hurdles . I'm not interested in running out of state plates or paying extra for an Enduro kit and all the special insp bullshit to register it legally.
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    Both of mine came with a title.
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  20. Navin

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    They come new with a "motorcycle" MSO. What that means in Pa IDK but Ive seen a NJ GPX dealer is plating them which I thought/think is impossible for a regular person to walk in that dmv and do. Fla plates are a breeze. Ca. Id not hold my breath. @baloneyskin daddy
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