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07' 250XC-F (Must Have's to get?).

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Seriously excited!!!! :thumbsup::ride:

I got word that my 250 XC-F just arrived at the dealer and

would like to know what are "THE ESSENTIALS" to get for her.

I would like to know what are the "MUST HAVE's" to get for the bike since

the bike is at the dealer and I rather have all the extras installed by them.

Bear in mind that I'm a Newbie (6 feet and 240lbs)

I put together a list that includes the following:

1. Skid Plate (Which one the best)

2. Scott's or GPR Dampner's (Which one????)

3. Scott's Oil Filter

4. Rekluse (NOT 100% Sure on this yet, Need more feedback)

5. Bulletproof Radiator Guards

6. Enduro Eng. Seat

7. Hand Guards (which brand to get?)

8. Computer (which one to get, to monitor hours for oil change etc...)

9. Disk Guards (What Brand?)

10. Boyesen Quickshot (Do I really Need it?)

As you can see I have quite a few items

and need to decide which brand will do best.

I know this is very subjective but I want

to have a ballpark feel as to which brand

would be better for a newbie rider like myself.

Any help would be greatly apreciated

since I'll be shipping the bike by the end of this week

and would like to have as much items delivered with the bike.

it's great to finally be part of the "Orange Family".

regards,

Charles

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I put together a list that includes the following:

1. Skid Plate (Which one the best)

2. Scott's or GPR Dampner's (Which one????)

3. Scott's Oil Filter

4. Rekluse (NOT 100% Sure on this yet, Need more feedback)

5. Bulletproof Radiator Guards

6. Enduro Eng. Seat

7. Hand Guards (which brand to get?)

8. Computer (which one to get, to monitor hours for oil change etc...)

9. Disk Guards (What Brand?)

10. Boyesen Quickshot (Do I really Need it?)

Congrats on the new bike!

1. Flatland for aluminum or Hyde racing for plastic

2. Scotts

3. Get Hi-flos or even KTM's, there cheap and filter smaller particles than the stainless filters.

4. Once you use one you'll wonder how you did without it.

5. I've never used any and I ride alot of rock.

6. Absolute must have item.

7. Fatway FIT system with damper mount for your Scotts damper.

8. Stock KTM is pretty nice, has hour meter, resetable odo on same screen with clock(good for enduro), average speed, mph, lap timer and a whole bunch of other features. I could run an enduro with it and a roll chart. Doesn't the xcf have one?

9. Never used them.

10. No, Ktm's have plenty of squirt, too much in some cases.

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Re #10, I have a Boysen QS on my WR and a powernow inlet vane on my CRF. Prior to installing the QS on the WR I did adjust the AP linkage and reduced the leak jet size. After that the Qs was installed and it a minor difference.

The Powernow on the CRF made a difference I don't think I could have tweeked in teh jetting.

For the $$ go for the Powernow. I'll be adding one to my newly aquired EXC shortly.

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1) TT plate worked fine for me

2) Scotts with under bar mount. Adjustable on the fly, and also raises the handlebars about 1", which is nice ( I'm 6' also )

3) Haven't tried it yet

4) Makes rocky hill climbs and slow trials type riding a lot easier. Not much difference once you're past 2nd gear, especially with a hydraulic clutch.

5) No gotts. I think they reduce the airflow on a borderline cooling system

6) EE Tall seat takes some of the bend out of your knees

7) EE or any similar item works fine

8) Stock KTM on my EXC works fine

9) EE on back. Looking for a good front guard

10) Not sure. JD kit and Honda diaphram worked great on my 525EXC. Lots of opinions available for each model. Do some searching and reading in the jetting forum

11) Probably a heavier rear spring ( minimum ). I'm 205 lbs., and had to on my EXC to get the sag right. Steers much better now.

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Wow

thanks for the fast replies guys

I'm going to see the different brands mentioned.

Most important being the Rekluse since now

I need to see which mounting is the best for me.

I just heard a few things about it but honestly I have

no idea if i will get acostumed to it.

on the Scott's oil filter

I though that it filtered the smallest particles?

I guess not

on the other items I will look around and see which ones to choose.

then I will post another preliminary list.

I'm positive that I'm missing a few must have's

like an engine guard etc...

great community

thanks again

regards,

Charles

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I haven't found any stainless oil filters for the 250s...

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I haven't found any stainless oil filters for the 250s...

I've been told that the 06 model Scott's will work on the XCF.

here are a few other items that I will add.

1. Bike Stand (which model you guys recommend?

2. Ironman Sprokets

3. Engine Case Guard

4. Flatland Oil Filter Screen Bolt

5. X Ring Chain

6. Header Pipe Guard

7. Exhaust Guard

8. Exhaust Plug (which one you guys recommend)

9. Hidration Bag

so far so good

Now if you guys could help me out

I would like to bling the bike a bit.

show me some bling parts :thumbsup:

thanks again

regards,

Charles

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Almost forgot

How about the 312 Kit?

1. Does it make a big difference?

2. How much does it cost?

3. Which one is the best?

I just got some extra $$$ and would like to

seriously upgrade my bike all the way in every aspect.

regards,

Charles

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Better yet

let me put it this way.......

If you had $3k extra to spend on a XCF

what would you put into her?

show me................ :thumbsup:

thanks,

Charles

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At 240 lbs., I'd start with a bigger bike. Why try to make a 250 run almost like a 400, when you can just buy a 400 ( or more ). Unless you plan on racing, the 450's or 525's provide lots of user friendly low end torque. I have a 525 EXC with a Rekluse clutch, which makes for an easy trail riding package, and will pull you through the deepest sand you'll ever run into. If the lack of riding experience is an issue, you could always ride the 250 for a year, then decide if you want to go the 312 route or trade up to the big bore bikes.

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At 240 lbs., I'd start with a bigger bike. Why try to make a 250 run almost like a 400, when you can just buy a 400 ( or more ). Unless you plan on racing, the 450's or 525's provide lots of user friendly low end torque. I have a 525 EXC with a Rekluse clutch, which makes for an easy trail riding package, and will pull you through the deepest sand you'll ever run into. If the lack of riding experience is an issue, you could always ride the 250 for a year, then decide if you want to go the 312 route or trade up to the big bore bikes.

I'm 275 lbs and 250s haul me just fine, I'm faster and can ride longer on a 250 vs my 450s...

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I believe you. Many racers say they're faster on the 250's and 400's. My question is what does a beginning rider gain by purchasing a new 250 and paying to have it bumped to a 312, as opposed to buying a stock 400? Is there a significant weight savings, or are you trying to find a middle ground in power ( 250 is not enough, 400 is too much ) ?

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I believe you. Many racers say they're faster on the 250's and 400's. My question is what does a beginning rider gain by purchasing a new 250 and paying to have it bumped to a 312, as opposed to buying a stock 400? Is there a significant weight savings, or are you trying to find a middle ground in power ( 250 is not enough, 400 is too much ) ?

Hi

I decided to get a 250 because of the fun factor.

I have tried Honda's 450 and believe me it was no fun for me.

It felt heavier and not so nimble for some reason

Like my old CR250 which I got tired even faster.

regards,

Charles

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Fun factor is the whole reason for dirtbiking, and that includes accessorizing a new bike. I heard that the Honda and Yamaha powerbands were "explosive", which steered me to the single cam KTM's. Well, that AND a taggable title.

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What you guys think about adding some bling?

Do you guys have any bling in your bikes?

let me know,

regards,

Charles

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Sounds like you've got some money burning a hole in your pocket. Add some guards to the KTM and it's seriously ready to go. Get an EE seat, handguards, skidplate and that's about all you need. If you got the money, get a nice pipe since the stocker is loud and no spark arrestor. There pretty blinged out from the factory. And I can't imagine why anyone would want a 312 kit for this bike it has so much power stock, unless you're 250+ lbs maybe.

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Sounds like you've got some money burning a hole in your pocket.

It's not that

I want to have the bike setup from the dealer and just ride.

I don't want to forget obvious and essential things because

If I buy as much as possible from the dealer at this moment

I can definetly work out a better price for everything.

Remember, this is my very first KTM and I want to be 100%

that I get everything I definetly need.

plus, (you are right),:applause: lol!

I have some extra $$$ that would like to use it on the bike. :thumbsup:

regards,

Charles

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Apart from the basic protection for you and the bike.

I would get some miles under my belt and bling as you go.

No need to distract yourself from what will be a great looking bike (stock) the day tou pick it up.

If you have already experienced and no how good the Rekluse is I see no reason why you shouldn't throw it in straight away. If it will be your first rekluse then ride it a couple of times so you can feel the difference.

You will have the clickers to play with on your first ride so spend some time rather than money with them first.

On the pipe issue you guys seem to have, has anyone looked into the pipe that is fitted in europe and here in Australia? (It is a silver version of the black unit fitted to the 07 SXF with different internals) Ours is fully road legal and one would think it must meet your forest regs?

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And I can't imagine why anyone would want a 312 kit for this bike it has so much power stock, unless you're 250+ lbs maybe.

It is nice to be under that lb per cc range, 312 kit is so cheap, I looked into doing the same size engine for my Honda last year, 3k and engine probably last a season, no electric start also, I have ridden 400s, 510s, 525s, 2-stroke 250s and 300s, what this new group of 250 4 strokes do for me is give me the most fun going, the electric power band makes the bike need very little effort to hang on to...Handling on these bikes reminds me of screwing around on a 125 smoker, you can chris/cross the trails all day long bouncing off the sides...i would race this bike anywhere, MX, enduro, x-country, even desert.

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Mastersonics....what did you end getting on your wish list?

How do you like it?

How much did you pay for each goodie?

This was a very useful list for me and my new XCF-W

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