The KTM300 Thread

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

  1. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    My last smoker was a 480R new off the floor in ‘82..... thumpers ever since... just put a deposit on this... kinda stoked. IMG_4962.jpg
  2. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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  3. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

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    It’s never too late to have a happy childhood!
  4. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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  5. SierraCB

    SierraCB wadahp

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    Jealous!! That thing is shiny!
  6. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags Supporter

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    Why the W? You seem more like an XC guy to me.
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  7. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    I was thinking the same thing.
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  8. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    Was/is tempting... I’m closing in on 60 and probably not going to race the series next year as I want ride something other than corner and sprint tracks for a while. I already have a very well dialed in xcf and I need a street legal dirt bike. Thought about putting a light kit on the xcf and getting the XC.... But my suspension wizard can valve and set-up a PDS pretty nice. It will work for what I’m gonna use it for..., local trails, BDR, Moab, exploring, etc.
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  9. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    it will do nicely for that.
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  10. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

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    Damn! That is old!
  11. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    I commented once that I have boots older than that. Might be stretching it a little here. But I do have a son older.....
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  13. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    Busted
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  14. backpain

    backpain Been here awhile

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    The Erz actually comes with some decent bolt-ons (useful guards and such compared to 6days bling).

    Question for ya, though: what are the “radiator guards” ?
  15. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    Haven’t spent any time looking it over to be truthful. Walked past it picking up a tire in parts... snapped a pic.. got home called my salesman and said I want the next one coming in (I like getting them right from the crate)... gave a deposit over the phone. . Any rad guard that comes with it will be replaced with bullet proof designs. The hand guards (not shown on the bike in the pic as they are back ordered) will be pulled and replaced with SXS as I don’t like wrap arounds. Not gonna race it, just gonna have fun. Hell, I don’t even know if I remember how to ride a 2-stroke. Rode my buds ‘16 6-days a couple years ago and blew every corner I entered.... where the hell is the engine braking?
  16. backpain

    backpain Been here awhile

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    Fo sho. I “learned” off road on a 300. After coming off a 4t that never saw real off-road (ST, enduro, etc). Long funny story, but on 1st ride day with the bike, I blew a narrow rock pass (thread-the-needle sort of stuff at least 18” high). Got off the throttle so I had time to measure/think. Crap, no engine braking, wasnt sure the foot pegs would clear the chute, and I was going too fast to “test” it out; had to turn off the trail; then didnt have enough distance after grabbing a hand and foot full of brake. There was a cliff (small) involved. Sweeper behind me saw me disappear. The story comes out annually with the same group.

    That’s when I learned - these orange bikes are tough as hell and full armor rocks!
  17. backpain

    backpain Been here awhile

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  18. ChasM

    ChasM Been here awhile

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    I find that difficult to believe George. Even my son is only 51. :hmmmmm
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  19. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    I shouldn’t clutter up a thread with such drivel. But you are right. My oldest are 50 and 53. So Fuddy would appear to have a few years on them. He’s still a young Fuddy IMO
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  20. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

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    We all have different value systems. My own is closely tied to how many hours I am able to spend riding single track. Currently my net worth by this measure is pretty high. When you can dream of riding ST you know you have arrived.
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