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I just bought a used 2009 ktm 300 xcw, it's my first dirtbike but I've been riding sport quads for a few years and I ride street bikes everyday. I know its a lot of power for my first bike but I wanted something I could tag and still ride up the street and throw a set of slicks on and do a track day with the supermoto guys.

my question is what should I do to this new to me 2 stroke? I always change the oil, spark plug, and air filter on every new bike I get. where can I get a service manual? the bike has 160hrs on it and the shop that was selling it said it had never been rebuilt but it has new gaskets on the motor. so I'm guessing someone lied to me. the chain looks good and the tires are new also.

I'm 6ft/185lbs and I'm sure I need to have the susp. set-up for me to get the best from my bike, so could I take it to the local dealer to have this done? i've never really dealt with the setting sag and stuff before.

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Weld the powervalve pin, make sure it is jetted properly, check the top end to be sure it is in good shape. Go over the entire bike and check everything for correct torque and make sure nothing is damaged. Set the sag and make sure the clickers are in their stock position, then at your weight and skill the suspension should be good until you get a lot of seat time, then use a specialist suspension tuner to set it up (local shops are not experts). Spend some time reading and you will learn a ton. Get on KTMTalk for a serious source of info.

CoKTM

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Where can I get a manual with all the torque specs? Also what are the different power valve springs? What colors do what?

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Also what are the different power valve springs? What colors do what?

Green spring = mild hit, yellow spring = medium hit, and red spring = hard hit. Yellow is stock and probably a good place to start, but find some time to try them all. Also, there is external adjustment for the springs in addition to the colors. Do some reading on KTMTalk and you will learn plenty.

CoKTM

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thanks guys. my bike did come with any extra PV springs so I'll go buy some. the shop I bought it from said it have never been rebuilt but I can see new green gaskets on the engine. plus it has the V-force 3 reed valve...

when I start it the choke will not stay up and is kinda hard to hold up and kick, Also the PO took of the starter and kick stand.

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You got that garage filled with some nice bikes.

Yeah I like yamaha's "left is my fighter R6, middle is my FZ1" I love that FZ1 because all the young guys around my house don't know what it is. so while on there R6's, GSXR's, CBR's, or Ninja's they're very surprised when I leave them sitting. The R1 engine is very strong.

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if the shop said it never been rebuilt then i sugesst yoiu start rebuilding it despite of the colors on the gasket.

i bought my 250 SX from teh second owner claiming he rebuilt the top end.

sure enough i belived him but then i quickliy turn around and said to myself that iv been fooled. i looked under the right PV cover and sure does it had the yellow paint on the PV arm actuator. meaning the bike has never seen a piston change.

it also had all clean light green gaskets all over the motor.

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