The KTM300 Thread

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

  1. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Sunday dirt church with friends.
    Had moments where my pace was good, but more still where I was tentative and careful. It's going to take time.

    Great fun riding with guys who are barely 30 and ubër fit. Makes the day more interesting.

    Great fun on the old boulder field. Can't say that I slayed it today, but I was alright.

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    Pumpkin all nice and clean again
  2. SierraCB

    SierraCB wadahp

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    So ditch the JD needle? I think i'm on the blue needle now.
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  3. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Fwiw I’ve found the jd needle to work well on my bike (which is quite different from yours so specifics aren’t helpful). Generally a bog off the very bottom (like right off idle) is air screw/pilot and from low to mid range is needle. I generally lean my air screw until I get a slight bog then go in a quarter to half turn.
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  4. kjclark7

    kjclark7 Long timer

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    One more video from yesterday's ride.
    Day started out at 28 degrees but it quickly warmed up to 50.
    The leaves were not fun with traction and finding the trail but we made the best of it.
    I'm usually an m59 front tire guy but opted to try out the shinko cheater fatty. I'm still undecided on if I like it but we'll see.
    Straight line rock compliance was good but I was sliding in corners. Could be from the leaves or could be the tire rolling. I'll give it more time and see.
    I don't know why I deviate from the m59. That tire and nitro setup just works for me. Guess I can't help myself.

    Sundays ride

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  5. N8

    N8 Masked pumpkin rider Supporter

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    Because you're a tinkerer and you don't know how to leave things alone Kevin.
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  6. rw4x4van

    rw4x4van East Coast Rider

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    Nice job....What year came with silver rims or did you swap them out ...love the look:rayof
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  7. kjclark7

    kjclark7 Long timer

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    I don't disagree with that Statement!
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  8. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags Supporter

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    Can I heat the rim up and beat the wowie flat?

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  9. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags Supporter

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    M5B after a couple of rides in the rocks. I also have no idea how I didn't get a flat with this shot, I can't even remember when I did it.....

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  10. Whodatschrome

    Whodatschrome Long timer

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    I put about 12 bends in my Takasago this last summer. I used a hydraulic shop press to get it 95% back into shape (I’m not going to worry about the last 5%). A shop press (like a cheap harbor Freight) is probably a much better option than a hammer. I did not use any heat when I put my rim in the shop press. Just make sure you don’t press it too much. You don’t want a 1.0”x 21” rim!
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  11. RSinBC

    RSinBC Been here awhile

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    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM waffles!
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  12. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    +1, IMO a press is the best method.
  13. kjclark7

    kjclark7 Long timer

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    Little shock love to show off to you guys tonight.
    The prior service i added the kashima coated mxtech tank and today i added the kashima coated shock body (sold by kreft) since my shock body had wear inside.
    Also on the shock is the STR high speed adjuster and aluminum preload collar made by ktech.
    As for valving, I've got my own in there that's working well for rocks. 20201130_121621.jpg 20201130_122301.jpg 20201130_151312.jpg
  14. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    I don't know what it corresponds to, but I really like the Suzuki NECJ needle in my bike. Never any spooge, and very linear throttle response in tight woods singletrack. The KTM N4DJ needle is almost as good too
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  15. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    It's a 2014, stock Takasago wheels. I maintain it properly, and I really love both the ergos (I'm over 6') and the OC forks.

    I like the simplicity of the design, and love how perfect it is in the terrain that I most often ride
  16. N8

    N8 Masked pumpkin rider Supporter

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    :stupid A guy from work with a press does mine when I have an oops. I'm sold on this method.
  17. N8

    N8 Masked pumpkin rider Supporter

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    I miss some aspects of my 14. There's not a whole lot I could fault it for. It makes the short list of bikes I moved on from over the years that I wish I could have back.
  18. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Lectron, runs great, starts instantly. No spooge and I never have to mess with the metering rod, unless the temps change more than 60 degrees or I change altitude by 8000'.
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  19. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags Supporter

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    So I am rebuilding my starter and when I pulled the ignition cover off there was no bushing left and the hole was wallowed out. Might explain some of my cold starting woes. Anyway I ordered the Tokyo Offroad bushing to use but then I lost one. Damned things are like $20 bucks to ship which I think is a little egregious. Are they really worth it over the OEM bushings?

    I have a new ignition cover.

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  20. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    How did you remove the shock body? You make a tool or get the $$$ KTM friction tool? Assume lots of heat was needed to release the loctit?