The KTM300 Thread

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

  1. timeOday

    timeOday Long timer

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    JD supplies/recommends a 30 pilot regardless of elevation (I have their needle kit).
    But you're right, according to them the main and clip I was running should have been rich, so as I was doing the new block gasket I went ahead and changed back to the recommended settings.

    The JD chart has a single setting for 5000-10000 feet (400 main jet). If that is real I would be delighted. I'd be 80% satisfied if I can just find one setting that is good for both the desert and alpine riding areas near Albuquerque, but even that is 5k to near 8k feet.
  2. BikePilot

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    I find that the 400 works well for me at lower front range spots (7-9k) with the red needle on 2.5. For high stuff (9-13k) I'm running a 390 and red needle on 2. I think a 400 would be pretty lean at 5k. For 5-8 I'd probably run a 410 and red needle on 3. I run non ethonal race gas. For pump gas I'd go one step richer everywhere to compensate for the corn.

    Fwiw the gasket in my 19 looked perfect. I still stuck a JD gasket in it since I had it apart.
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  3. adv_sacrifice

    adv_sacrifice Been here awhile

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    Whats everyone running for disc guards and pipe guards?
  4. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    I don’t run a pipe guard on my bikes because I feel like it transfers the impact to the exhaust flange. This can cause a crack which is a bigger issue than a dented pipe. The flange protector and a hydro force pipe repair kit would be my suggestion.

    For a rear disc guard I run the bulletproof designs on my 300 and an SRT on my 501. Both work very well. If you ride a lot of gnarly rocks and roots the BPD swing arm guardis highly recommended. I almost broke my front mount off before installing one. My buddy snapped his rear tab off on a low side in Baja. $75 is a lot cheaper than a new swingarm. E5260125-73D7-4D55-9EA2-BE91F2F3C36C.jpeg
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  5. Motocox

    Motocox We will call him Thunder!

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    IMG_20190915_175920_294.jpg IMG_20190915_175920_292.jpg Just picked up a 2020 300xc tpi to replace my trusty '15 xc. Totally different beast, yet very familiar. This is going to be fun!
  6. MartiniUp

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    Someone stole the k-start lever!
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  7. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    I don't run disc guards.
    I use the Hyde Racing pipe guard/skid plate combo.
    No, it does not pack up with mud.
    I use the BPD Swingarm guard and radiator guards.

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  8. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    No pipe guard anymore as it causes more damage. The pipe is the crumple zone

    Rear shark fin is zip ty racing
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  9. adv_sacrifice

    adv_sacrifice Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys. I wont run a pipe guard for now either then.

    Ordered the bulletproof designs goodies though except the tps protector. They are local to me luckily too.
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  10. BikePilot

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    I'm running a p3 pipe guard and think it's well worth it. 30 hrs in I'd be on my 3rd pipe if not for it. No damage save some scratches carbon. The eline guard is probably a bit better quality.
  11. scudrunner82

    scudrunner82 combustion addict

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    P3 pipe guard on my TE300i. Embarrassing stupid drop off my loading ramp and it cracked the exhaust flange. (WITH a flange guard installed!!!)
    250 bucks. Pipe was fine at least :rofl
  12. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    If you run an aluminum "snakeskin" pipe protector or a carbon fiber pipe protector that attaches to the pipe it will certainly do more damage than if you didn't have one one at all. (for a big hit).
    Any of the combo pipe protectors and skid plates (like Hyde) don't cause that problem (in my experience).

    Also, you should run a head pipe protector.
    https://slavensracing.com/shop/exhaust-flange-guard-for-ktm-husqvarna/

    Here's what happened to my 2011 KTM XCW 300 when I used one of those snakeskin pipe protectors -
    (I had replaced the stock pipe after I took a big hit to a stump and dented it in without the pipe protector.)
    I ended up sending them both out to be repaired, the stocker was fixed and fit almost like new, the one that had the protector on it was still fucked after it had been fixed.
    The guy at the pipe shop called me and told me that he might not be able to fix it so it would fit.
    I ended up using a 2x4 and a ratchet strap to get the fucker to fit.

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  13. adv_sacrifice

    adv_sacrifice Been here awhile

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    Installed the ktm exhaust flange protector today. I tried installing the coolant reservoir but it looks like the whole exhaust flange has to come off for it to slide up in the frame
  14. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    I'd ditch the coolant resevoir, put a fan on it if you haven't already and forget about the cooling system. If it boils over or spits out any coolant at that point something is wrong, no need for a catch tank on these bikes.
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  15. adv_sacrifice

    adv_sacrifice Been here awhile

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    Already have the fan on it actually.
  16. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    So does coolant enter the catch tank? I know of about 5 or 6 300s all with fan's that ride slow difficult trails and none of them have boiled over, ever as far as I know, mine never has. Add to that our normal riding is 5K'-11K' where cooling is more difficult in the thinner air. If you're pushing coolant into the catch tank with a fan installed something isn't working correctly.
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  17. adv_sacrifice

    adv_sacrifice Been here awhile

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    I havent even ridden the bike, ha. Just was installing a few parts and i had bought that as preventive measure. Figured the fan would do the most help though but the reservoir was just going to be backup.
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  18. Anatoli

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    Remember that coolant expands as it is heated. It is normal to lose a little the first time you reach higher coolant temps if the rad was totally topped off. The level shouldn’t be below the top of the fins when you check it cold.
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  19. Gordy

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    You knew that I had to comment on this. :rofl

    No fan of fans here. Never had one and rode with five 300s Saturday and nobody has ever run one either. The other guys almost all ride desert and even though it is hot, the bike are moving.
    These bikes are electric start torque monsters. Ride accordingly and turn them off at every stop!

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  20. timeOday

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    I'll give you $5 to stand under that arch and jab it with a stick
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