The KTM300 Thread

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

  1. scudrunner82

    scudrunner82 combustion addict

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    Both are what the factory uses.
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  2. vtwinjunkie

    vtwinjunkie Been here awhile

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    you can get the service manual online for $10 from https://kristofsx.com/
  3. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    Factory uses something very similar to yamabond which is the same as permatex grey. Put a thin layer on both halfs (cyl &flange), let it setup 5 min before putting the pieces together. I do 2 or 3 ktm topends a year, none of them seep any spooge.
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  4. nico4646

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    Hi, my name is Nicolò and I'm from Italy. I'm new in here so I don't know if it's the right place to post...

    I have a ktm exc 300 mod. 2005 and I'm looking for a new and bigger gas tank 'cause my old lady is very thirsty, saw the clarke 13 liter, but i'd prefer a bigger tank (between 15 and 20 liter), excluding the 500 $ safari tank... any suggestion, maybe quite cheap?
    Another question, are there any manufacter that make lateral luggage rack for my model or i' ve to do myself?

    Thanks for the answer, this is a fantastic forum!
  5. nico4646

    nico4646 n00b

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    This is my bike, I was wondering of making it a little adventure bike:muutt IMG_20170206_173628.jpg
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  6. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Firstly, that's a really clean & attractive 2005 300 exc:-)

    Regarding light adventure use, read on:
    My 300 stays insured year 'round, so it does occasionally get used for dualsport rides. While it's better than missing the ride, it's kind of miserable on the road. The motor loves accelerating, but doesn't really like cruising at a steady speed. With stock 13x50 sprockets, it's woefully undergeared for even secondary highways. The fuel economy isn't great either, especially at high rpm's.

    Installing a 15 tooth countershaft definitely improves things, but even with that, it's still a very focused dirt and gnarl bike.

    A four-stroke exc-f is what you need, or a 690. Heck, a whizzelberry makes a better light adventure bike.

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    The dreaded whizzelberry...
    For dualsport rides and light adventure, it trumps the brilliant and capable KTM 300
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    The 300 in it's element. A plate is great, but it'll never be an adventure bike... 20191210_154734.jpg
    Unless this is the type of terrain that you adventure on:clap
  7. nico4646

    nico4646 n00b

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    I already have 4 stroke, but they are big and heavy (sorry for the photo quality)

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    I think the perfect bike for the purpose (light adventure bike) is the 525, but I don't want to change my little baby, 'cause is cheap, lightweight and low maintenance.

    I haven't done yet a 'long' trip with the 300, for long I mean 200-300 km, some 'trial passage', some gravel road, some paved road.
    But I can't find an affordable tank, like the clarke, with 15 or plus liter capacity.
  8. MadM

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    On a 2005 you can fit a KTM PowerParts 13L tank made for their 450/525 range or the Acerbis 6.6al safari tank. The big Acerbis tank needs some custom bottom mounts bit they are easily done. A friend of mine did 5000km with the tank installed on hers 250EXC 2005 doing Balkan TET. I can ask here if she still has it for sale if you are interested.
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  9. nico4646

    nico4646 n00b

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    Exactly I want to do the TET :clap
    So if you tell me that the acerbis 6.6 gal fits with some easy adjustment on my bike, I think I find what I'm looking for. Can you ask your friend if she sells it? The tank fits with the original seat or require another specific seat?
  10. petew

    petew I love all motorcycles! Supporter

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    And no leaks!
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    And no real help without the wings extending forward past the radiators, not happening...

    FEBAE71F-F9C4-4F0E-971F-838A041DAA70.jpeg Thanks to so many of you guys for ideas and your solutions to repairing my baby, I had not planned to get to know her so well, so soon! With less than 20 hours on the meter I expected to change transmission oil and ride...
    So I ended up with the 12 L which doesn’t help protect the radiators. I had to send back the 15L which had wings that would protect, didn’t fit cause of the oil tank cap on the top of the frame.
    So what should I use for protection for the radiator? I see frames and covers but no idea what works., and what else do others try?
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  11. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    I like the Emporer Racing radiator braces, made in BC Canada, not China or some 3rd world country. They're beautifully made, and extremely strong
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  12. Whodatschrome

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    Maybe go crazy with a heat gun and reform the 15L tank where it fouls out at the oil fill cap? I don’t know just how much it would have to be reformed, but in theory it should work? I’ve always been a big fan of those 15L shrouded tanks since they protect the radiators so well. I’m kinda surprised that no one makes them yet for the new bikes.
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  13. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    Bullet Proof Designs. You put a fan kit on that thing yet?
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  14. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Didn't they have an oil reservoir relocation kit for use with the mighty 15 litre tank? I'm not positive, but I think I read that somewhere?
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  15. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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    IMS makes an oil fill relocation kit for their tanks. Never seen one in person or good pictures of it though.
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  16. MadM

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    It is advertised at 3-3,5kg (~7lbs), I will weigh it before final installation, but that could take some time, since we still have about 4 months of winter ahead and some work to be done. Need to get the head shaved and figure out what I will do with those 4CS forks.
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    20191212_155801.jpg 20191212_155913.jpg New tires came today, figured it was about time I $prung for these. UPS showed up just after i took summers off.
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    adv_sacrifice Been here awhile

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    Anyone have the polisport ignition cover?
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    bought them off Amazon and not cheap 700 for the pair. Sold and shipped by motocross engineers, but thier folder off tires that came with it shows motorace.com they are out of wilbraham mass which I didn't realize until I got them.