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XCRIDER21

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    1993 XR80R HUGE PROJECT!!!

    A little background. My gf has a 10 year old son that grew up with a little Chinese 50cc bike. Now that he is older, he is way too big for the bike and hasn’t really rode in a couple of years. We talked about finding a new bike for him to do some trail riding with me.... so low and behold, within a couple of days she finds a 1993 XR80R with an extra frame, extra front end, and extra bottom end of the engine for $75 delivered to the house. We pulled up to what appeared to be a personal junk yard. The owner could only tell me that he bought it non running as a project for his son, stuck it outside next to the barn, and didn’t touch it for 5 years. Myself, being project happy all the time, spoke before I really thought about it and said “Sure! I can rebuild it!” So there it was... it found its way back to her home. First order of business was to discover just how bad it was going to be. I pulled the engine and tore off the top end. Piston rings stuck and some scoring on the cylinder. It measured at 47.5 and appeared to be the original piston. Crank feels pretty tight, but could probably use a good flush. Kickstarter doesn’t return, and someone has covered the clutch cover mating surface in gasket sealer. I can work with this! A 48mm piston and gasket kit has been ordered. Next on the list will be tearing the bike the rest of the way down to sandblast and paint. Sitting outside for 5 years took its toll on everything. Oxidation, rust, and every piece of plastic is faded... the seat is trashed... It’s missing the side panels... tires dry rotted... you get the picture. I plan to document the process for you all to enjoy. I will have pictures posted tomorrow to show some before and after of the rebuild. Wish me luck! Also, if anyone has a service manual PDF it would be extremely appreciated! [emoji106]
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    2015 KTM 300XC Build

    Wow that looks awesome! I hope my 2010 250XC rebuild turns out half as good!
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    Should I bump up when I have the money?

    There is a difference between a YZ250 and a KTM300XC/XC-W in power delivery if that is what you are asking. No 250 motocross bike compares in tractability and smooth linear power to a KTM300 unless that 250 has had a flywheel weight and port work. I raced converted MX bikes in the woods for years. I saw how many people were on KTM so i decided to give it a try and bought a 250XC. I will never go back. The suspension is plush, the motor is very smooth but still fast, and I didn't need to add any costs by buying a flywheel weight or other mods for the woods.
  4. How many of you guys run a stabilizer for offroad races? I understand suspension tuning comes first, but I am wondering if a stabilizer will help with fatigue? Is it worth the cost? I am considering a GPR V4 unit for my 2010 KTM250XC.
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    Silencer options for 250XC

    I race a local XC series and a few Gncc's a year. I don't ride a lot of state property but I do ride a lot of private property and want to be courteous to neighbors. I'm searching for opinions on silencers. The Q stealth from FMF has caught my eye. Any opinions good or bad?
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    Silencer options for 250XC

    I race a local XC series and a few Gncc's a year. I don't ride a lot of state property but I do ride a lot of private property and want to be courteous to neighbors. I'm searching for opinions on silencers. The Q stealth from FMF has caught my eye. Any opinions good or bad?
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    Silencer options for 250XC

    I race a local XC series and a few Gncc's a year. I don't ride a lot of state property but I do ride a lot of private property and want to be courteous to neighbors. I'm searching for opinions on silencers. The Q stealth from FMF has caught my eye. Any opinions good or bad?
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    Kailub Russell racing the 150

    I can't wait to see this at the Ironman!
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    Sell me on a 2007 250 XC

    2007 250XC was my first KTM. I will own them for years to come now!
  10. Hey everyone, my bikes were stolen from my garage while i was out of town over the weekend. I live in Greenwood, Indiana. Please keep an eye out! A 2008 CRF250R, 2003 RM125, and a 2004 XR650L. The CRF has factory connection suspension, new factory effex oem replica graphics, new bridgestone 403/404 tires, a bent up left exhaust can, and an hr meter with around 72 hrs on the left side of the frame up around the neck. The RM125 is a completely stock clean bike! It was mint. Any information to lead to returning these bikes will be rewarded! Thanks
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    Keeping up with the 250f's

    I would imagine the 125 can be made to run close to a 150? Will a 150 cylinder drop onto the 125 bottom end?
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    Keeping up with the 250f's

    We are using premium pump fuel. Race fuel is too expensive to be running as many hrs a week as we are. He has considered this, but the maintenance and cost of racing a 250f is greater throughout the season. This is the biggest thing we are working on. Like most young racers, he had a real problem coasting before getting on the brakes coming into turns.
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    Keeping up with the 250f's

    I believe it's a 38mm but could be wrong. I haven't measure it yet. Porting is an option we are considering although it tends to be a little more $$$. The bike does have a stock exhaust on it. I figured for the price of a full exhaust, there are options that give a better power to money advantage.
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    Keeping up with the 250f's

    Hey guys I am helping a younger rider that has been riding for 3 years now. He is on a 2012 125 SX and is into his 2nd season of racing this year. His skills are improving quickly! I have been trying to coach him what I have learned through the years and what other pro riders have taught me. He is a small rider (140 lbs max) so the 125 does get him around the track quite well. He is pretty fearless when committing to jumping. I am teaching him that corner speed is where races are won. He is racing 250C and schoolboy class in our local mx series. Most of the class is stacked with 250f's. Today's tracks also cater a lot to 4 stroke bikes with jumps right out of corners. We have already been working on suspension set up and have been working with factory connection on valving. It's close to being about as good as we can get it on his budget. Our next move is to increase the power of the 125. We are looking for more power everywhere in the rpm range. Getting out of corners faster is what we are trying to focus on to stay up with 250f's. With the amount of research I have done, I have concluded that 2 inexpensive mods that have good results are cutting the head for the correct squish band clearance, and boring the carb. I plan to contact Cycle playground and question if it will have a noticeable gain of power. We don't have the budget to build a full race motor on race gas because this bike gets atleast 5-10 practice hrs a week put on it. If any of you have suggestions or have any experience with these mods please chime in! I am open ears on suggestions. Thanks!
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