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Discussion in '2 smokers' started by AJxr, Feb 10, 2012.
my pride and joy - 08 KTM 200 EXC
74 puch 175 - this will most likely be my main ahrma cc bike (i have 4 of them now, but this one seems to run the best..)
too much snow here to take pics of any others... ain't none of them pretty though - the woods takes it's toll.[/QUOTE]
wtf... i rode one of these to high school, yeah it was plated, really brings back memories
ive seen these weird exhaust expansions quite a few times. what the heck are they? i mean the rubber sinktrap after the silencer.
oh, and i think its safe to say you enjoy a nice maico.
i had a ke175! cool bikes.
trying to find a near complete km100.
Makes it quieter.
It's called thedbsnorkel. It works great to quiet the beast down for stealth mode!
Yes...I do like Maicos.
Its a bummer, but they do not mfg these anymore (the snorkels that is)
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A 2012 Husky 300
Here is my 1977 Hercules 250 7 Speed.....
Here is my 74 Alpina:
hey, tell me all about this - i've been looking at a 175gs - i've heard that they're the most overbuilt bike ever - aside from the weight issues - any other troubles? parts availability (pistons etc..)?
Always wondered how the WR300,stacked agaisnt the KTM300,or a GasGas.
Ill post one soon as I can. Im still waiting for the Rekluse and Hyde pipe/skid guard before i really take it out. Ive been working on getting the jetting figured. Although I can tell you, I came of a Kawi 450 and this thing RIPS. It does not have the top-end of the 450 but will out pull the 450 at the low and mid range. Super light and I love the way this thing turns!
Im 6'3" and have never met a KTM i was comfortable on and the GG feels even smaller. I do ride with several GG 300 riders so I will soon find out what is what.
Also I picked this up brand new for 2000 bucks less than the GG or KTM.
I wish BMW would step it up,and get more dealers behind Husky!
I had a 435 Husky 2 stroke when i was a young man.I'll tell you what,,,it was a tuff old bike.Maybe alittle faster then my KTM440 i had at the time.
I have to say,i wasnt comfy on to many other dirt bikes,till i went orange.But understand what its like try'n to find the bike that your comfy on.
I'm the other page of the book,5'8" 170lbs.I can't ever touch the ground but once moving im good togo.
I ride the NorthEast,so its the three R's for me,Rocks,Ruts,and Roots.So theres nothing better then a 2 stroke with a 6 speed and a plate.But ride'n alot of other places in this great country i know what works on the East coast wont be top notch elsewhere.
I've owned or rode pretty much every make and model 2 stroke trail bike out there.But i'm still blown away by the modern smokes on the market today.
The KTM300 has it all hands down,for me anyway.But i dont need more then my XC200W,and perfer the 125 chassi over the SX style 250+ frames.
GasGas made a dealer only edition 300,with an Ohlin option suspention package,and a good friend had one.That bike was the closest i found to perfect for what i ride.Chassi was smaller then the KTM's,and Huskys,the motor was just as good[although i dig the button]but the chassi was bout the perfect size.
Blah,blah,blah,,,,,,looking forward to the RR.
Do they offer them with E-start? While not as much of a pain as 4T, i like the button!
To answer you question the Husky is kick only and I gotta say it is a bitch when brand new. Now that i have got the motor broken in and got used to its kick starter, its an easy kick. I bought the Rekluse for that reason I do not want it to stall in a bad situation. My KLX had an E-start and I carried a ton of weight around for nothing. That starter sucked the bike would start on the first kick but the starter was not reliable at all, dead batteries not spinning the motor fast enough, too much trouble. This time I wanted a simple bike with no frills but with plenty of power. There is talk that Husky has a new 300 in the works with e start and a 6 speed tranny that will put it right in line with KTM and GG. I would imagine that the price will be right in line with KTM and GG too.
here's my 02 250 EXC - sans the headlight/taillight for harescramble purpose. Bike is right at home on the MX track with the new Slavens suspenders I sprung for last year - even loves creepin thru the woods and rocks in tractor mode. Puts a smile on this 41yr olds ugly mug every time
Bought it for a mear $500. It was running but rear shock was out of N2. Did a complete rebuild and up grade of the frame, forks, suspension. After a 18 mounth restrotation it started on the first kick. What a great bike. At around 240 pounds dripping wet and all the power needed, waht else do you want? The power is very good down in the low RPM's. Except for it's long wheel base, single track capability is very good. The deep plush suspension makes wide open cross country riding outstanding, even measured against todays bikes.
Swing arm repiars. I ended up with three swing arms. One I modified to the 86 configuration by adding the brake backing plate reaction lugs ( 6061T6 ). Every one got Hiel Coil inserts at the chain adjuster. All had at least one crack.
After gouging out the cracks and welding all were Shot Peened:
I used Epoxy paint from Brownells, the gun smith folk, and it stuck like gang busters to the ultra clean shot peened surface. Silver grey first, then the enduro sticker from EBay, then clear coat. I made my own chain slider from hard palstic.
The linkage was a conbination of parts from several EBay purchases. All measured and the good ones used and a back up set in stores. All bolts, bushings, and shafts were PTFE coated to prevent corrosion and make a sliky smooth action. New bearings and a newer seal set was installed.
Factory rebuilt shock and new spring:
All the rear wheel and brake hardwear is PTFE coated to eliminate corrosion and work smoothly:
The forks got the same paint and I did the rebuild with the latest greatest seals from Hall's. I added an Endurance speedo and it works well with a long battery life. I used a KTM pick up and made an aluminum mount for it. And a set of plastic mouints for the new, modern, Acerbus Head Light.
Found a new front wheel on EBay and remounted the twenty year old tire! LOL!!!! Hey, BOTH, tires were new and not cracked, so I am still riding on them. Metzlers are pretty good!
The engine got a new modern in-take carb mount. The carb got the PTFE coatings as an experment. The water pump seal was in backwards. Pump was like new. I found the water pump guard on EBay.Other than that it was good to go!
The piston has very little wear. Just walk in the intake ports and take a look.
Screen saver motor shots:
Truck LED for tail light. Note condition of twenty something year old Metzler tire!!
Start up photo. ONE KICK!!!!
In action vidieo:
Link to all photos of resto:
This is my do it all 2006 250sx now with a full pro circuit system and a large and very heavy tank that i want to replace. A 2006 525 ktm feels lighter when i handle it (not riding), but i enjoy my bike tremendously. Next year i enter my first enduro race and in december i enter my first motocross race.
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A few things planed for the coming years (in order):
1-Get my suspension sorted with a fork service and new springs for my weight.
2-APTpower carb (google it)
3-vforce 4 reeds
4-New transparent tank (hopefully a lighter tank)
Reino - Your tank appears to be a stock KTM tank from a XC or XCW. I dont know for sure, but maybe the stock SX tank is smaller? (I think they are or at least used to be). The actual weight of the empty tank really is not that much at all. It seems the aftermarket tanks are usually larger tanks - and chances are you wont find them to be any lighter. If your enduros are similar to here in the US, I doubt you will want a smaller tank as you would want the fuel range offered by what you already have. For motocross - smaller would be fine though. Maybe just dont fill it up all the way when you dont need the extra fuel range. You have it prioritized correctly - getting the suspension really set up properly is going to mean a lot more for you in a race than the few ounce you might save with a different tank.