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  1. piamontes

    Looking 4 Advice For Ktm Setting.

    Thanks MRW for your advise , the only advice by the way....sometimes i don't know if people don't know the answer to questions or if they just don't want to help...anyways, THANK U SO MUCH FOR THE TIP , i will try what u told me next riding time. Ciao.
  2. HI THERE , I GOT AN SX450 04 BOUGHT NEW A MONTH AGO, I AM STILL TRYING TO FIND THE POINT WHERE I CAN FEEL CONFORTABLE WITH MY RIDING STYLE (80% WOODS 20% ROLLING STONES WHOPPS). I HAVE HAD YZ'S AND CRF'S 450, NEVER GOT TO REACH THE PERFECT FIT FOR MY SELF, I FEEL BETTER WITH THE KTM PLUSHNESS, BUT STILL TRYING TO ELIMINATE SOME ISSUES. AT HIGH SPEED I FEEL MY BACK TIRE GOING ALL OVER THE ROAD, NO STABILTY AT ALL (I'VE TRIED DIFFERENT PSI'S), CLICKS ONE WAY OR THE OTHER , SHOCK ADJUSTMENTS, ETC.... I AM 200 POUNDS WITH GEAR, PLEASE IF SOMEBODY HAVE THE SAME BIKE WITH SAME SITUATIONS, LET ME KNOW WHAT TO TRY. THANKS,
  3. HI THERE, I AM HAVING PROBLEMS (ALSO MY RIDING PALS)WITH SOME WEIRD PLACED ROOF NAILS ON THE TRAILS WE FREQUENTLY RIDE:foul: ...., SO WITHOUT EVEN MENTION ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT IT:banghead: ...., MY QUESTION IS REGARINDG FOAM INSERTS. I'VE HEARD ABOUT THEM FROM YEARS NOW , I AM FROM ITALY AND PEOPLE OVER SEAS HAVE BEEN USING THEM FOR AT LEAST 15 YEARS (MICHELIN BIB MOUSSE), BUT I NEVER GOT INVOLVED , COS' I NEVER WAS IN NEED FOR THEM. I' VE BEEN DOING SOME RESEARCH LATELY AND I FOUND DIFFERENTS OPTIONS (ALL EXPENSIVE BUY THE WAY), MICHELIN BIB MOUSSE, DUNLOP CRESCENT ,MOOSE BLUE INSERTS AND TECH TUBES. SOME OF THEM WITH INER TUBES , SOME WITHOUT THEM ,MOST OF THEM HARD TO INSTALL AND NOT FOR ROOKIES (I'VE HEARD). NOW THE QUESTION IS, DOES ANYBODY KNOW BY TRUE SCIENCE HOW DO THEY WORK IN REAL LIFE ?, WICH ONE IS BETTER FOR TRAIL RIDING?,WHERE TO BUY THEM THE CHEAPEST?,ETC. I'VE ALSO READ ABOUT THE MAGIC BALLS , BUT THEY ARE EVEN MORE EXPENSIVE AND A PAIN IN THE .....I HEARD:blah: I APPRECIATE ANY INFO ABOUT THIS MATTER, I HAVE ALREADY NAILS ENOUGH TO RE ROOF MY HOUSE, AND I DON'T NEED MORE:cry: THANKS:thumbsup: PS. I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY ENGLISH GRAMMAR MISTAKES:excuseme: , GRAZIE , CIAO.
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    Info For A Sx 450 2004

    Thanks Olzy, i just got the chance of buying a left over brand new, and i needed 2 know if that was possible. Thank u again.
  5. HI THERE, SIMPLE QUESTION : DOES ANYBODY KNOW IF IT'S POSSIBLE TO PUT AN E START ON A SX 450 04? , AND , FOR HOW MUCH? I HAVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS..., I JUST WOULD LIKE TO HEAR THE TRUTH. THANKS.
  6. Hi there, does anyone have any info about a 400?, are they reliable?, seems like ktm no longer make them. Still looking for something to get inmerse in the ktm world, i couldn't find anything yet, they are almost impossible to find used , here in NJ. I am watching for a 400/450 with e start 05-06, or even a 300 two stroke same years , any suggestions for ktm dealer near me? Thanks again, ciao.
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    Cost Of Repairing A 2 Stroke?

    I Was Reading All The Answers, Thanks For Them, I Will Try To Get More Involved With Knowing A Little More About Ktm's. And Also, See If I Can Test Drive A 300 Somehow (dealer Or Private Seller), To Experience The Reallity About The Whole Thing; I Guess That Maybe The Best Thing To Do, Just Get Over With It , And Ride One To Know Better. I Am Italian, And In Italy 6 Out Of 10 Dirt Bikes Are Ktm's , I've Just Been More Used To Ride Jap Bikes (i Was One Of The Other 4),sounds Like Is Time For A Change. Thanks For The Info Again Guys, Ciao.
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    Advice Best Buy For Trial Riding

    THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO GUYS. REGARDING MY KIND OF ACTUAL RIDING THAT MIKE WAS ASKING, I WOULD SAY 50% TIGHT MUDDY FOREST (WITH LOTS OF ROOTS, WICH I HATE, COS' OF MY KNEE ALREADY FIXED), BUT I HAVE TO GO TROUGH TO GET WERE I LIKE TO GO , 30% FAST WOOPS ON ROLLING STONES , THE REST (WHAT I LIKE THE MOST), SEMI OPEN WIDE COURSES WITH TREES AROUND (HIGH SPEED, 60 MPH UP). I FEEL CONFORTABLE WITH MY CRF , SIZE AND POWER ARE NOT A PROBLEM FOR ME (I AM USED TO RIDE BIGGERS XR 600 R), THE MAIN ISSUE IS , I AM GETTIN' OLDER (37), I WORK HARD DURING THE WEEK , AND WHEN I GET TO THE WEEKEND AND I GO RIDING (LIKE I SAID BEFORE , WITH A LEFT KNEE ALREADY FIXED), EVERYTHING ADDS A LITTLE , AND NO E START, STALLING SOMETIMES, ETC.....DOESN'T HELP TOO MUCH. SO 250 FOUR STROKE (TOO SMOOTH), 450'S (EVEN WITH E START) MAYBE. BUT I SEE EVERYBODY ENJOIN MORE LIGHT 2 STROKES (WITH ALMOST THE POWER I HAVE NOW WITH THE CRF), SO I GUESS THAT MAYBE THE PATH I SHOULD TAKE. SO U TELL ME , DO U THINK A 300 2 STROKE WILL DO IT? I AM CONCERN ALSO ABOUT WHAT CAN I GET FOR THE MONEY I CAN SPEND, I DON'T WANT TO BUY A PROBLEM...
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    Cost Of Repairing A 2 Stroke?

    HI THERE, I AM THINKING IN SWITCHING FROM BIG BORE TO 2 STROKE. USUALLY, I'VE ALWAYS HEARD TWO STROKES ARE CHEAPER TO KEEP GOING THAN 4 STROKES (SPECIALLY NEW HI REV. ENGINES). BUT, MY MECHANIC JUST TOLD ME TO BE AWARE OF HIGH COST REBUILDING FOR TWO STROKES , WHEN THE PROCESS INVOLVE MORE THAN JUST RE SLEEVE , PISTON AND RINGS (JUST TOP END). HE SAID, CRANKASES....ARE SUPER EXPENSIVE. QUESTION: HOW OFTEN A SECOND HAND TWO STROKE, MAY NEED SUCH EXPENSE? HAVE ANYBODY ACTUALLY DONE SOMETHING LIKE IT? WHAT ARE OR MAY BE THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS WITH KTM'S TWO STROKES? THANKS FOR HELPING ME OUT, CIAO.
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    Advice Best Buy For Trial Riding

    HI THERE, RIGHT NOW RIDING A CRF 450 R, KIND OF OUT OF THE PLACE IN TIGHT WOODS (TOO BIG , TOO HEAVY, NO E START). THINKING, (OVER ENDURO INFO),TO BUY A KTM 2 STROKE. I APPRECIATE ANY ADVICE ABOUT WHAT MAY BE IDEAL FOR ME (180 POUNDS,5'9) , WITHIN A REASONABLE PRICE (NO MORE THAN 4500). THANKS GUYS,CIAO.
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    Info For A Ktm Sx 250

    Thanks Mike for your advise, i am trying now to decide wich one is the better for me (250 sx,250xc or 300 xc). Ciao.
  12. Hi guys, i heard some people are having problems with ktm' gas cups (even using o rings from ktm dealers). I think i have a cheap solution for it : teflon tape. Just make some passes around the tread (of the gas tank), and make sure when u close the cup it's tight.(u may have to replace sometimes, depending on how many times you refill). It works for me , should work for u. :applause:
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    Info For A Ktm Sx 250

    HI GUYS, I HAVE CURRENTLY A HONDA CRF 450 R 04', DUE TO PROBLEMS WITH MY LEFT KNEE I AM TRYING TO GO DOWN IN WEIGHT WITHOUT LOSING POWER. SO I TOUGHT MAYBE TRY A CLASSIC 250 TWO STROKE (KTM'S SX ARE ALMOST 40 POUNDS LESS). FOR THE QUALITY OF KTM'S , I AM CONSIDERING IN BUYING ONE,I DO MOSTLY WOODS RIDING , SO I GUESS WITH THE PROPER SETTINGS , THE SX WOULDN'T HAVE PROBLEMS. DOES ANYBODY HAVE ONE FOR WOODS RIDING?, HOW IS IT?, AM I CHOOSING RIGHT? I DON'T KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS ONE (OR ANY OTHER BRAND TWO STROKE), AND ALL MY RIDING PALS USE 4 STROKES. I APPRECIATE ANY INFO , THANKS. :applause:
  14. Hi there, anybody knows if it's possible to install an electric starter on a 450 r 04'? How much would cost? Any link where to look for it? Thank u.
  15. Hi there guys, i am looking forward to move from my Honda crf 450 to KTM, the main reason cos' i need and want a bike with e starter and street legal. I was watching a KTM 2004 525 sx, used ( but in very nice shape), and cheap (or i should say , near my idea of money to be expended). Now , i know an SX only has 4 speeds and wasn't mented for trails(neither streets), but considering what i just've explained , can somebody tell me , is it possible to install lights , electric starter and turn it street legal?, and how much will cost?, who sells baja kits for KTM at an affordable price? Thank u.
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