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TM 300, bottom end torque!

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G'day guys,

Im looking at buying a 04 TM 300e!

I currently ride a 06 250exc, 90% single trail, and this bike has been great for this purpose.

My question is! Is the TM going to be as good or even better?

I keep reading and hearing of the lack of bottom end torque on the TM, and this concerns me a bit as i ride mostly in the bottom end for the tight s/t i like to do.

Can somebody tell me if the TM300 will have at least the same torque as my Kato? I cant imagine that it wouldn't.

Cheers.

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From the personal opinions I've read, there's plenty of torque. And you can always change the exhaust valve springs to regulate the torque delivery.

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There is a fella on the Gasser forum and he rides a TM300 and a Gasgas 300EC as well. He said the TM300 is like ridding a 250EC for bottom end and like a CR500 for top end. I dont think you will be sorry.

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In the magazines, i've noticed that they too sometimes mention poor bottom end, but they usually contribute that to poor jetting form the factory. I dont think you'll have any problem with it at all once it sall jetted correctly

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My TM 300EN seems pretty torquey low end but doesn't rev out like a smaller bike. Jetting is awful from the factory and i've gone to a 38 (from 42) pilot jet just to get the airscrew to do anything. I've leaned off a clip on the needle but still runs a little rich midrange. The bike's supermoto'ed and even with gearing down to 13/39 still wheelies off the throttle in the first three gears, i dare say it's even more torquey with standard enduro gearing!!

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