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  1. will isiam

    dirt bike for old man

    Agreed. never heard of rekluse till the original owner gave me a sackful of parts. iam 3 countys away from home right now. me having time to ride in the near future is looking bleak. but on the bright side making money for more bike parts. thanks pat.
  2. will isiam

    dirt bike for old man

    ground hugging he said. well looks like you got me in the weight but i dont know about the clutching. after you've cut hay or bush hoged all day on a tractor your pretty wore out. for the type of riding iam wanting to do its just you gotta keep your speed up on the ktm. the problem is more than likely my lack of dirt bike riding experience.
  3. will isiam

    dirt bike for old man

    lol i dont need to learn. and iam a far bigger man than you, iam sure. 6'1 215#. I have used a clutch i dare say more than you ever have pat. used one on the harley for about 5 years. my first car was a manual and both my work trucks and our two tractors (case 1394 4x4) and (massey 150) have clutches as you might guess. I use the one on the dirtbike quite well also. although iam sure iam no expert. I thought the rekluse clutch might just help it from stalling out at low speed. especially since It came with the bike. Iam not talking trails here iam talking uphill through the woods. thanks for your non proproductive comment. always one in the bunch. i bet your a democrat. i came here to learn about my bike. guess if we dont agree with your views were a sissy. nice. iam done
  4. will isiam

    dirt bike for old man

    Got a maintenance question if you dont mind. I want to change the antifreeze out. The manual just says "we recommend motorex products" what antifreeze do you recommend? Motorex has like a 3.0, 5.0....
  5. will isiam

    dirt bike for old man

    what about that rekluse clutch I got, do you think it would make a difference?
  6. will isiam

    dirt bike for old man

    Thanks Pat. Them front shocks on mine were redone/replace by enduro engineering. I got the manual I will give it some research. As far as the front sprocket, how do I know which one/kind to get? mine are Super Sprox front and rear sprockets. Ok, looks like my front sprocket is 13 tooth, rear is 50 tooth.
  7. will isiam

    dirt bike for old man

    Thanks Pat. Them front shocks on mine were redone/replace by enduro engineering. I got the manual I will give it some research. As far as the front sprocket, how do I know which one/kind to get? mine are Super Sprox front and rear sprockets.
  8. will isiam

    KTM 250 XC-F (2009)

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    Good power, love the electric start.
  9. will isiam

    KTM 250 XC-F 2009

    Good power, love the electric start.
  10. will isiam

    dirt bike for old man

    So I did pick up the ktm XC-F today. Got to ride today about 30 min this eve. and Here are my first impressions. Like everyone said the 250 size is more than enough for me, so happy with the power. Bike seems to sit a little high, but I believe the former owner told me I could adjust by the top big nut on the back spring? I did get to take in the woods a little, and one thing I didn't like was that first gear seems to not be low enough. I think I am saying that right. It doesn't "lug" like I would like it too. Bike has to be going pretty fast in first or it stalls. I want slow... in first. Any way to rectify this? And I am loving that electric start. Nice.... Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, to every one who recommended that. Best advice ever. Cant image a need to kick start a motor nowadays, in case the battery goes day, its nice for a backup i expect. Might as well have a model T, with a crank handle for your personal car to drive. Overall I like the bike, and most importantly I believe it was well maintained. Former owner told me also the following about the rekluse clutch. I asked him why it wasn't on the bike. Well he said part of it was,, "The piece that the hose runs too, and it has an adjustment on it?" Sorry I cant remember the name of it. Anyway he said that the reason that was still on there is that a factory "Ktm" piece was like $160 so he just left that on. And as far as the recluse goes, it was slipping or rather you had to rev it way up before it would initially start moving. Anyway he gave me all the pieces to it, and said that the recluse discs would need to be replaced or maybe it was the thicker clutch piece that needed to be replaced? He showed me where it went and it didn't seem like it would be all that bad to change. Anyway it has new ktm clutches in it now so I am not too concerned about it. I dont mind using the clutch. My old truck is straight drive. I dont want to get too lazy, since I got the electric start lol. Guess the point could be made that there is really no reason why we should be changing gears manually any more also, but I have always liked a straight over an auto. I never have gotten good service from an auto, and I do a lot of hauling, especially around hay season. I think it makes my old truck look Good. HA,HA
  11. will isiam

    dirt bike for old man

    Well if nothing falls through Iam scheduled to look/purchase this one. What you think? 2009 KTM 250 XC-F Very good condition. Runs great. WP suspension redone by enduro engineering. New pro taper fatty bars, new KTM grips. New KTM bark busters, low profile seat, Maxxis tires - front new, rear 75%. Extended range tank 3.5 gallons. Super Sprox front and rear sprockets. 2 piece stealth on rear, SRT O-ring chain. New air filter, fresh oil change, New clutches and springs. Tail light is also a brake light. Full FMF exhaust. Also have rekluse clutch kit for the bike. Plus skid plate and frame guards. Getting her for $2500
  12. will isiam

    dirt bike for old man

    millenium falcon! lol I love it. Very interesting analogy.
  13. will isiam

    dirt bike for old man

    well that puts it in perspective. thanks carman.
  14. will isiam

    dirt bike for old man

    10 man pit crew. lol love it. thanks rwebell and will do.
  15. will isiam

    dirt bike for old man

    Well after much thought on the matter and listening to a few posts on here, here is where Iam at. In 1912 caddys came out with electric start. This is the new millennium. I We shouldn't have to "manually start" anything. Yeah, I know except for the chainsaw/weedeater. We burn wood, so I cut quite a bit every year. I was probably, no was, over my head when I test drove that xr400r but I did at least get to learn a little. With that said I would like to try out a two stroke, just to see the difference. I have tried to look for some of the bikes you all have recommended especially the hondas, but of the three I have called on, the response I get "just sold it" Missed a sweet bike. lol It seems like everything else I call about needs this or that. Or they have just rebuilt it, or replaced the clutch? Really, this new of bikes need this much maintenance? My Old Harley didnt never need a clutch and I put 19000 miles on it before I had to let her go. One of our trucks is a 1996 with zero rust, and I wouldn't care to drive it anywhere. Am I being too picky? I do kinda like this bike --2008 KTM 250 XCF
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