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My Old/New 2008 KTM XCW 250.

 

I knew I wanted a KTM.Knew one day I would have one,just didnt know which one.So I decided to let fate decide.So I placed a KTM sticker on the window of my truck and just knew one day I would come across what I was suppose to have,no matter the condition.I have my own A.C. business, and had a call to a Memphis radio personalities home one day.She sees the KTM sticker,says hey,my brother rides that kind and is selling one,my spidey sense kicks in,I say oh yeah?She says yepp,Ill call him to see if he has it,I know its on craigslist.I went to craigslist and there she was,in all her beaten down glory,good god all mighty,she was whooped on.I get it for $1200,knowing the suspension is shot,the E start,will not start,but she fires every time from the hip.I knew nothing about these xcw bikes,so I took her on home.

I rode it for a few hours to feel her character then knew exactly what I would do.See,she was down on power and didnt like to get up and go,me weighing 220 didnt help out im sure.I had a challenge ahead of me.Here is what I did......I took it down to a pile of nothing and restored it Powdered the frame PPG white,The swing arm black,sub frame black.All parts are new,Factory KTM bearing in all areas,KTM wire harness,Rekluse Z Start Pro,Wiseco billet clutch basket,Lectron HV Carb,S3 Slavens High Compression head,SX CDI box,2011 model Translucent tank,Plastics including new airbox and 2017 front fender and plate,Moto Seat,Front Suspension by Zip Ty Racing with Gold anodizing of forks by Ty,Rear Nitro bladder and builld by KTM world,Chain and sprockets,wheels and tires,tubes,rear tail light,FMF fatty,power core,VForce 4 reeds.Lithium 130cca battery,all new updated 2016 xcw E start components,7602 racing clutch cover,ims pegs.All gaskets by Cometic.New starter and kill switch,new speedo lens.All nits and bolts are new factory ktm,even engine mount bolts.I know im leaving something out....I rebuilt this bike to how I envisioned it to perform with all the components combined,working together to enhance one another and it does perform.

You can see black and orange,the day I got it home.Then the new,white frame and black powdered coated swing arm and sub frame.Then various money shots,but not all of the parts to the go fast puzzle.Finally the finished product.The condition of the bike is,the only things not being brand new would be the triple clamps,bottom end,rotors and radiators.Everything else is new.KTM world rebuilt the entire engine 75 hours ago per the receipts I have,which total over 2K.The bike runs so perfectly,it is just what I had in mind.

Thanks for looking!

 

Nate Davis

 

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My precious!

It seems like much coin, until you realize that it was still less than new, and you got to build exactly what you want! Beauty.

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Just now, dgspencer said:

My precious!

It seems like much coin, until you realize that it was still less than new, and you got to build exactly what you want! Beauty.

Thanks DG,

 

You are right.I have less than half of a new one ,in that 08 and its an absolute dream.The suspension is what I always talk about.Ty Davis of Zip Ty racing put the magic touch on the forks and they are beyond perfect.KTM World put the magic touch on the rear shock,and its magic working in harmony with the chassis and forks.

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8 minutes ago, S.O.A.N.Z said:

awesome build - love the color scheme

cant wait to see it with the sticker kit on

Thanks my friend!!

The colors real stand out in person.Most people ask me about the Gold WP forks!

Sticker kit is coming from Costa Rica,Should be here in a few weeks.

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13 minutes ago, S.O.A.N.Z said:

Its too good to ride now

I honestly only have 4 hours on the build.I have 10 acres that I just tool around on.It will pull 3rd up, off the throttle, with my 220 on it.I am running sunoco 114 mixed with 93 ethanol free gas and amsoil sabre at 80:1.I get on her but nothing to radical...Yet!

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11 hours ago, Jekel said:

Looks excellent and built the way you want!!! Cant wait to see it with graphics. 

Thanks!..Graphics are being printed,I had an addition made to them for the headlight yesterday,new proof came this morning, but they are coming.

 

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37 minutes ago, BowHunter2400 said:

Very nice indeed!!! Great Job Sir!!!!!!

Thank you bow hunter! I appreciate it.Hoping to enter a bike of the month once graphics are on it.

 

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I decided to use the Goldentyre 216 fatty front and the IRS VE33 rear with IRC heavy duty tubes with the new Tusk Impact wheel set.The tires work and work well,Next time I will try the Shenko version of the GT 216 to see how it holds up.

The Lectron arrived and would not start nor idle.I read through countless topics on Lectron from here,ktm talk and cafe husky then contacted Kevin with thoughts and decided to lean it out.Both times I turn the Metering rod ( 2-3xl ) 1/4 turn lean it cleaned up and would idle and start a little easier.Two 1/4 turns leaner on the rod made the Lectron Golden.To remove a small hick up past half throttle,I went 1/4 turn twice going richer on the power jet.Every time I grab a hand full of that G2 throttle 16% quicker turn 025X cam,the back end slowly glides over to the side and the front end starts to rise and I know I made all the right choices and feel like I did when I was 7 and climbed on my air cooled RM80 for the first time.That feeling never changes!

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