The KTM300 Thread

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

  1. ded6080

    ded6080 Adventurer

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    You’re probably already dialing in the suspension starting with rebound, but if you’re not here’s a good write up - Adjusting Suspension
    https://sites.google.com/site/brucessuspension/suspension-knowledge-base/adjusting-suspension
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  2. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    What bike what forks.
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  3. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    Based in multiple observations. Also after treating it like a down hill mountain bike.
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  4. adam728

    adam728 Long timer

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    I see now you already said 140mm, so quite low. Mine is a 2011 300 with OC forks.
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  5. Scottyluc

    Scottyluc Been here awhile

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    Here's vid of my first lap of the C Senior line at this past weekend's hare scramble. This is what a bad start and bad conditioning look like!
    I'm still very new to racing. Last year was the first year I raced and that only ended up being 3 races. This is my 3rd race this year with the first 2 being Enduros way back in Feb and March, which is a totally different mind set. This is also the first time since March that I've ridden at full race distance at race intensity. Ok, done with the excuses.
    It was good to see what I need to work on for the 2021 season.
  6. kjclark7

    kjclark7 Long timer

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    Don't beat yourself up. Hare scrambles are a different breed and if your not used to them, they are tough. You need to push the entire time. Keep looking up and ahead and always looking to pass. Don't get sucked in with following someone. It's easy to get lulled into following. Be smart with your passes, not like the fool in minute 6 that crushed a tree trying to pass you and the other guy.
    You started riding more aggressive around minute 5 through 9 but then you gassed.
    Keep it up and you'll get there.
    As far as starts, 2nd gear and hammer down.
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  7. Scottyluc

    Scottyluc Been here awhile

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    I think it's all about seat time as far as conditioning. I wasn't tired at the end of the race. It was my lower back tightening up that caused me to slow down. I kept trying to stretch it. I like to stand when I ride. I'm much faster that way than when I'm sitting.
    As soon as the first of the year rolls around, depending on snow fall, I'm gonna hit the trails at my cousin's farm and start working on conditioning.
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  8. N8

    N8 I prefer my pumpkin with a blue & white mask. Supporter

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    If you wanna get better at racing, race more.
  9. Scottyluc

    Scottyluc Been here awhile

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    That's pretty much it in a nutshell!
    Working on it.
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  10. adv_sacrifice

    adv_sacrifice Been here awhile

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    man i need to get back into racing (raced supermoto in 2017) but havent done any harescramble stuff. maybe this year, although trail riding is a blast in itself
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  11. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Ok, question for modern TPI 300 owners.....

    I have my first weekend ride coming up in TN and need to know the fuel range of my 2020 300 xc-w? I don't want to be that guy that runs out of gas. And how long does a full tank of oil last? I'll obviously start out topping off both fuel and oil, just not sure if I need to carry a little gas each day and top off the oil at the end of day one.

    Thanks and a pix cause it's the interweb and all :norton

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  12. adv_sacrifice

    adv_sacrifice Been here awhile

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    Oil lasts over 300 miles in my experience, ymmv. Not sure on mpg
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  13. MadM

    MadM Dreamer Supporter

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    Last ride before the snow on the mountain and for the end of the season, since we are county locked, due to damn chinese virus... My friends 250F is no longer with us, I think I might have given him the 2smoke bug :D:hide

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  14. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    Easily get over 60 miles on a tank
    Highly doubt you'll be the one to run out of gas unless you ride with folks with over size tanks
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  15. solo rider

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    I have a 20 TE300i and started sweating it after 65-70 miles of desert riding on the stock tank.
    I now have an Acerbis 3.1 tank and can go 100 miles+.
    For oil..I just top off the oil tank every 2nd or 3rd trip..just to be safe. Never been low though. Uses very little.
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  16. El Pacifico

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    Two weeks ago, two other 300 TPI riders and myself made it to 79 miles on a full stock fuel tank. When we hit 60 miles, we shifted into preservation mode though (up a gear or two, easy on the roosting). I still had a bit of a splash left, I might have made it to 82-84 miles.
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  17. PitMyShants!

    PitMyShants! Been here awhile

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    What kind of tranny oil are people running these days? I have my doubts that my new-to-me '08 XC-W 300 actually needs the expensive 15w50 Motorex stuff.. Hoping something I can grab off the shelf closer to me anyway. I'm seeing Rotella, ATF, and all sorts of other suggestions
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  18. N8

    N8 I prefer my pumpkin with a blue & white mask. Supporter

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  19. MadM

    MadM Dreamer Supporter

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    Fully synthetic 4t engine oil 10w50, same stuff I put in 950 so I get a discount when buying in bulk ;)
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  20. kjclark7

    kjclark7 Long timer

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    SuperTech ATF type F
    Been using it for years and love it.
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