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  1. I absolutely hate seeing people on fast flowing trails and have to lock up my brakes in a nice straight away due to some squib who can't get out of 2nd gear. Then to piss you off even more he doesn't pull over to let you around but expects you to somehow get around him. and all the while is spraying you with roost cuz he revs his bike up and then slows way down. Those kind of people really pisses me off. Also, I hate the people who go the wrong directions on trails, when they are clearly marked where you should enter, and that this area is the exit. Those people really grind my gears, and 9 times out of 10 it's the quad riders that make this mistake. I can't tell you how many times I've either head on collided with them, or just barely missed them, yet they're the ones that yell at me and flip me off for almost hitting them.
  2. I usually pour a little bit of goof off on a shop rag and put some elbow grease into it
  3. I usually wash everything (gloves, jersey, pants, and helmet pad inserts) all at once in the washing machine on heavy duty and hang to dry. Been doing that for years and nothing bad has happened
  4. I just stumbled across a hell of a deal on a brand new FMF Megabomb for a 2014 KTM 350 SX-F. However, I have a 2014 KTM 350 XC-F, and on the ad it says the pipe fits the SX-F models but says nothing about fitting the XC-F. Does anyone know if the head pipes on the SX-F's and XC-F's are interchangeable? I assume they would be since they are identical motors, but I don't want to order it and be SOL.
  5. Does anyone know how to, or if you can, change your AMA number? The race number, not the full thing.
  6. Yeah I had one on my ‘10 250 XC. They really rob the top end power, but give an awesome punch down low.
  7. Like the title asks, will a 2014 Husaberg FE350 Clutch & Brake Levers Fit on a 2014 KTM 350 XC-F? I found a great deal on some MSR front brake and clutch levers and was wondering if they would fit on the KTM, as Husaberg and KTM are virtually identical. Thanks
  8. That’s normal for brand new 2 stroke pipes. I ordered one directly from FMF and received the same thing and I was pissed like you. I called them and they told me it was normal and once some exhaust flows through it, the unburnt oil will stick to the walls and it’ll be fine
  9. Got mine on AOMC’s website. They’re a replica of the factory edition graphics, but won’t let you buy the factory edition graphics unless you have one and can prove it by providing a vin number.
  10. Just found the culprit. The fork seal was leaking just a tad and it must’ve got on the brake pads. Solved the leaky forks. For the brake pads, will I have to completely replace or would spraying them down with brake cleaner and drying them off then running them on the brush wheel solve that problem or will I have to replace completely?
  11. No it does none of those things, and it has a steel braided line. I'm just curious as if maybe the pads aren't completely seated yet, or maybe I need to bleed it.
  12. As I was inspecting my new-to-me bike that I just purchased, I noticed there is a grove on the back side of my front brake rotor that goes completely around it, and you can feel it with your finger nail. I have noticed some poor performance, but I figured it was because of the new pads that the previous owner installed just before I bought it hadn't seated yet. However, I've ridden a couple times and it doesn't seem to get much better, if any better at all. Is that enough to explain why when I pull in the brake as hard as I can, it only slows me down a little, instead of going into a stoppie and over the bars (as I wish it would)? Should I look into buying a brand new rotor? I have no pictures of it, I'll try to post some when I can.
  13. Hi guys, probably a stupid question here, but I figure you can never be too safe. I have some Motorex 15w-50 from my 2010 KTM 250 XC (which I sold) and I was wondering if it would be okay to run in my 2014 KTM 350 XC-F which calls for Motorex 10w-50? What would be the side effects of running a 15w-50 instead of a 10w-50? Also, if you have any suggestions of good oil to run, please feel free to recommend it and give your reasons why. Thanks guys. (Attached is my 350)
    I happened to be in the market for some radiator guards for my 2010 KTM 250 XC, and I was looking for a reliable guard to use that would protect my radiators from both side impacts, and front impacts. I have to say these Flatland Racing Radiator Guards were some of the best I have ever come by. These guards helped keep my bike's radiators safe both around the front and sides, as well as provide sufficient air flow to keep my bike cool. The price on these guards are definitely fair, they were $95 (compared to some of the other guards ranging from $80 to $129.99) on Rockymountainatvmc.com, and came very quickly. For the amount of material you get and the shape of these guards, I would definitely consider $95 a fair price, since there are some other brands out there charging around $80-$90 just for the front OR the sides. Installation was not too much of a burden, just the typical of what you would except, mainly taking off the seat, tank, and shrouds. All in all it took me a total of approximately thirty to forty-five minutes to install, just because of the tedious work of installing and uninstalling the aforementioned items. One thing I truly admired about these guards is they came with a back support that connected both the right and left sides, which kept them sturdy as a rock. There was no way they could come off, they're seemingly indestructible. Now to the fun part, testing. On all my previous bikes, I used to run the Enduro Engineering radiator braces, but since I mainly trail ride and race hare scrambles, I was always hesitant of sticks or roost coming up and clogging or even puncturing the front of my radiators, since their braces did not protect the front. However, with the Flatland Racing Radiator Guards, it virtually eliminates the chance of those events happening since they are made of strong, thick aluminum and can definitely take a punch. In fact, on my very first ride with them on, I ended up having to lock up both brakes to stop because a new tree had fallen over the trail, and a branch tried to poke it's way through the radiators. Luckily these guards were there or I would have been left stranded 5 miles from my truck. The guards absorbed the impact incredibly well, and didn't even bend or get scratched up. I was truly mesmerized by how well these things actually held up. After that incident, they literally turned my bike into a tank, where I was confident to push through brush without having to worry about puncturing a radiator. Like I stated before, they're literally indestructible. However, with all good things there are at least a couple bad. One of the negatives of these guards is they blocked a little bit of air flow. Now, if you ride in the desert or any open terrain, where you're going a pretty good pace, then this is not going to be a problem for you. In enduro and hare scramble, we all know air flow is crucial to success, and sometimes even being able to finish the race. If you ride in very tight or technical areas, these guards left me wishing I had a radiator fan, as there was a time when I was practicing in some very tight, technical fence row sections, and overheated because I was getting too little of air flow. Also, another negative thing about these guards is they do not come with the versatility to attach a radiator fan. Because of the way they are with the mounting bar, a fan could never fit behind the radiator. In my honest opinion that is a huge downside to these guards as if you are riding in the very tight and technical terrain for a while, you may just go through what I did because of the little to no air flow. If you have a fan these guards may not be the right style you're looking for as this is a known issue with them. Also, with these guards, I felt like I had to wrestle the shrouds around them to bolt on. Don't get me wrong, I didn't feel like they widened the feel of the front end of the bike at all, but the shrouds just took a little bit more coaxing to get them to bolt into the the radiator itself, rather than if they weren't there at all. Overall I was very pleased with the Flatland Racing Radiator Guards. I would rate them a 4.5 out of 5 stars, but that is not an option on Thumper Talk. These guards were definitely cheaper than most options, and provided superior, almost indestructible protection all around the radiator. However, their only downsides were not having the versatility to mount a fan, and they did block some air flow. If I were ever in the market again for some new radiator guards, I would definitely purchase these Flatland Racing Radiator Guards again just because of their indestructibility. But with how mine have held up so far, I won't have be thinking of replacing them anytime in the near future.