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Victorian dirties (Berg FE570 for the high country)

Discussion in 'Australia' started by AUSSIEADV, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. ToriMish

    ToriMish Long timer Super Supporter

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    Beta, of course!
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  2. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    If you can find a KTM380exc that hasn’t been rooted with they are fucking fantastic for punching you in the face, that’s what I expected the 300 to do.
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  3. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Paul, its the whole idea of a 300cc over the 250cc. You'll find the 250 more 'racey' while the 300 is tamer across the rev range. You'd be surprised how quick the 300 really is. They have more torque than the 250. There is a good reason why they run the 300's in the extreme enduros. Also you can play with the power valve springs.

    I find the 2T's more fun to ride where the 4T's are more versatile. Give me a 2T any day as a local trail hack.
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  4. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    They certainly do Viktor. Look at a mid 20's KTM 300. Mass amount of spares etc and you will pick up a real nice one within your budget. With your ride ability you will love it.
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  5. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    The 360 was the pick as it still had the linkage rear end and Ohlins suspension.
  6. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Was the 360 ADR? And I fully understand the 300 equation mate, I have a 250 and 450 of the same year, frame, suspension etc and real world I’d prolly be quicker on the little banger, but I’m a lazy shit who hates changing gears and also likes a punch.
  7. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Yeah was mate.

    "hates changing gears and also likes a punch" Sounds like Leanne. Whacking me all the time and thinks the car is an auto!
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  8. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Most of them .
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  9. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    My favourite motor in all my bikes was probably my '98 Husky WR360. Hugely versatile.

    Ride it like an XR600 or when you want to get excited it turned into a MX'er.
    Loved that motor. Moved to a YZ 426 after that which was the biggest heap of shit I have ever owned, worst motor of them all. I even liked the Hondas I had better than that rubbish.

    A 2000 WR 360, if you could find one, would be a nice thing. Good boingers too.

    They have slowly been removing the fun factor from two strokes for years, more rideable but less fun.
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  10. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    I don’t know what Yam did to that four and a quarter motor between it bursting on to the MX scene and cleaning up to arriving on the showroom floor. To say it was doughy would be unkind to bakery products. It’s only saving grace was it detonated early on in ownership and allowed you to buy the brilliant four and a half.
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    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Actually, my 426 was a harsh angry sort of thing, but not in a nice way. Just never felt nice to ride.
  12. ToriMish

    ToriMish Long timer Super Supporter

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    I love the modern 2-strokes. My 300RR can be ridden on the pipe, which always excites . . . or lugged around gently in tricky terrain.

    The ease of tuning via the power-valve (allen key access) lets you set the bike up just how you like it.

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  13. jardine

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    525's ROCK!!! Best engine ever :-)
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  14. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Girls bike.
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  15. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Till they implode. Cant get the hours/mileage the XC4 engine can get. KTM will have their hands full trying to design a more robust motor, or to the same longevity in a lighter more compact package.
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    I remember all the shit flying around at the time about XR’s and TT’s being the greatest things ever (I had both) and how all the new Euro shit and the Jap 450’s would grenade unless you changed the oil every 15mins and rebuilt them every half hour. Along came the RFS motor. What a peach. So good even Big Al bought one. ;)
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  17. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Yep, all that Husaberg goodness they plagiarised after buying them.
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  19. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    One of the best bikes I've ever owned. Bought new in "05. the RFS motor was based off the Husaberg motor. But it is well known they dont have the robustness and longevity of the XC4 engines. Over at the Husaberg forum there are examples of the XC4 doing 700 to 900 hours unopened.

    I went from a XR630 to a KTM620 Super Comp with the LC4 motor. Wow, no comparison! What an astounding upgrade!
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  20. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Muff's forks off to Choice Suspension. Krooztune made a mess of them if they did anything at all!

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