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  1. jedman505

    2007 KTM 250 XCF Green or Red?

    Billy, Just buy the XCF already.. You won't be disappointed. I love mine.
  2. jedman505

    Ktm 250xcf for motocross

    Ditto that!! The button is a prereq. for fourstroke ownership IMO. I bought the XCF as I wanted a bit of a hybrid. A little of the moto and a little of the off-road. I am mainly an off-road (desert) rider, but have yet to ride the new XCF off- road. Time has only allowed two quick trips to the track. The bike is stellar. Soaks up everything and handles like a dream without so much as adjusting one clicker. I set the sag of course, but the rest was on the money right out of the crate. The stock gearing of 13/48 is a bit tall for the track, 13/49 or 13/50 will probably work better to get over obstacles with a short run. My guess is that 14/48, and few clicks softer on the suspenders will be just right for the desert. A few minor adjustments and you have the best of both worlds. During both of my trips to the track I have ridden an 07 YZF 250 and an 06 CRF 250. Both of these bikes have better low end throttle response than the XCF, but both are a little harder to manage. Both have smoother trannys (less notchy), But.... Neither handles as well, niether has a button, neither has adjustable offset billet triple clamps, neither has 6 gears, niether has black excels, neither has a hydraulic clutch, bla,bla bla. The list goes on. The overall performance, and fit and finish of the XCF makes it the best complete package. (and I am a picky S.O.B.) Buy the XCF!!
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    ktm 250 xcf vs 250 xcf-w

    Yes, you get a green sticky. I elected to register my XCF in West Virginia (where I purchased) for a license plate. Then will transfer title to CA in a year or so for a CA plate in lieu of green sticky. A dual sport 250? Sounds kinda wierd, but what the heck. I love this bike so much it'll prolly be a keeper.
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    ktm 250 xcf vs 250 xcf-w

    XCF= stiffer suspension, Billet adjustable offset triple clamps, SX standard ratio gearbox. XCF-W=lighter front springs, softer valving front and rear , cast aluminum triple clamps, gears 1-3 are lower, 6th is taller, enduro computer. Prolly a thing or two that I missed, but this should about cover it.
  5. Ditto that!! The button is a prereq. for fourstroke ownership IMO. I bought the XCF as I wanted a bit of a hybrid. A little of the moto and a little of the off-road. I am mainly an off-road (desert) rider, but have yet to ride the new XCF off- road. Time has only allowed two quick trips to the track. The bike is stellar. Soaks up everything and handles like a dream without so much as adjusting one clicker. I set the sag of course, but the rest was on the money right out of the crate. The stock gearing of 13/48 is a bit tall for the track, 13/49 or 13/50 will probably work better to get over obstacles with a short run. My guess is that 14/48, and few clicks softer on the suspenders will be just right for the desert. A few minor adjustments and you have the best of both worlds. During both of my trips to the track I have ridden an 07 YZF 250 and an 06 CRF 250. Both of these bikes have better low end throttle response than the XCF, but both are a little harder to manage. Both have smoother trannys (less notchy), But.... Neither handles as well, niether has a button, neither has adjustable offset billet triple clamps, neither has 6 gears, niether has black excels, neither has a hydraulic clutch, bla,bla bla. The list goes on. The overall performance, and fit and finish of the XCF makes it the best complete package. (and I am a picky S.O.B.) Buy the XCF!!
  6. jedman505

    07 250XCF today...

    I got an XCF 250 as well. Coming off a WR 450. What a difference. I only have in a few hours of break in time at the roundy round moto track, but she did everything I hoped and more. From West Viginia to my door in Cali., $1000.00 less than local dealers with JD kit installed. Blacks Motorsports is the bomb. I can't wait to get it out to the Desert where we belong.
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    Pro Circuit Suspension?????

    You should really give ACME Suspension a call. Darrell is the owner and the only person that you will deal with. No sales people, no big sales pitch, no gold valves. He is in Hesperia and only works on Kayabas. No WP, No Showa, No Marzocchi, just KYB's 760.949.6794. His specialty is off-road, but he knows moto as well. Straight shooter and very reasonable. 1040 is ridiculous for a revalve.
  8. Has anybody aced their WR # plate and headlight for a YZ plate? If so how did you deal w/ the ignition switch? Can you just completely by pass it, or do you have to do a remount and put it on the handle bars somewhere? I'd like to eliminate it if possible, but don't quite know if if you can just by pass it. My guess is that the open/ closed contact cannot just be eliminated as the battery would drain. Or would the battery just drain if the headlight was still in the loop. I Also need to know if the all of the mounting brackets are the same and what to do with the wiring harness/mounting block behind the existing #plate and headlight assy. If any body has any ideas can you fill me in?
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    04 WR 450F Jetting specs

    Thanks for the tip. Should I leave the pilot jet, and main jet where they are.
  10. I am a new member and new 4 stroke owner as I have always raced a 125. At 34, laziness has set in and I have lost the desire to scream a 125 through the Mojave Desert. After my first ride on the new 450 I can't believe I have been on a small bore bike for so long. I have just ordered the JD jetting kit and would like some suggestions on correct settings. My riding location is predomoninently in the SO. Cal desert. Elevation Aprrox. 1500-3500 ft. Temp. 50-105 deg f I have done the normal mods w/ the gray wire, airbox, Throttle stop and installed a White Bros. E2 exhaust system. I have rejetted the bike with the following settings and the bike seems to run fine,despite a little hesitation from zero to 1/8. Which on 2 stroke usually meant lean on the PJ. Does this still aplly to the FCR 4stk. PJ Stock Needle Stock #2 Main 172 Fuel Screw 2 out Any Ideas?
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