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  1. I heard a rumour somewhere that the motors aren't even made by Yamaha. I'm wondering if Yamaha is throwing in some engine from Chinese manufacturers to cut corners. It may have been a Youtube comment. But Googling does not lead me towards an answer. Anyone know if the motors in these things are made by Yamaha? What difference does it make for me? Very little really. Just curious about the motor in my ATV.
  2. Agreed. It says so on the No Toil boxes. No Toil is alcohol based I believe, not petroleum based. It may be like trying to clean an oily rag with water.
  3. For every No Toil filter oil sold by them, they have an associated filter cleaner. I just use that. It's not too expensive either. They also sell the package that comes with rim grease. Whole package was about $25 CDN at a local supplier. Filter cleaning is a messy job. I personally prefer to stay away from paint thinner. No Toil's own filter cleaner did a fine job of cleaning out a badly dirtified Twin Air air filter used on my KTM Freeride.
  4. Glad I asked before thinking of taking the bike out. Lots of things to do before taking it out. Thanks for the helpful replies.
  5. freeride250r

    Single track in the snow

    I rode a CRF250L in the snow with a couple of grip studs on the rear wheel. Bad as those stock tires were, they did surprisingly well in the kind of conditions filterx has pictured above. The CRF slipped on mud. I never had an issue riding that on wet snowy trails. It was a revealing experience really. I sold the CRF and bought a KTM Freeride 250R. Can't wait to take it out, it's 100 lbs lighter and more nimble.
  6. The riding season is very short where I live (Saskatchewan, Canada). I don't ride too long and too far from home, I usually just spend 2 hours outside on my KTM Freeride 250R 2 stroke having fun riding slow. I have drillable tire studs and want to go out and have some fun. It can go below -15 degrees celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit). But I don't want to take the bike out and wreck it because of the extreme cold. Main concerns are coolant and gear oil weights and everything else really lol. What should I do to not wreck the bike? I won't be going WOT, probably 30% throttle at most. My guess, I'd need to swap coolant out with something that doesn't freeze and possibly change gear oil to a lighter weight? I searched the forums, and could not find the answer to my question.
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    Coming from a Harley.

    Personally I'd get a 450cc and learn to tame it, insure yourself from potential regrets over buying an under-powered machine.
  8. Anyone know a good written or online source that goes through or lists technical vocabulary used by dirt bike/off road/trials riders? I know there's sites that list frequently used terms like "Roosted" and "Holeshot" and "WOT" but, I'm looking for vocabulary that describes techniques. For example, is there a technical term for standing on the pegs while riding a trail?.....or.... balancing on the rear wheel on a trials bike? I'm looking for a somewhat comprehensive source. This is to help with writing an essay where writing is made easier when the correct terms are used. Maybe there's a book some great dirt bike rider wrote that the older folks know of?
  9. Life in general, is far more dangerous than riding a bike the way most of you ride bikes. Walking on iced over sidewalks with sneakers is more dangerous imo. Being overweight opens you up to a host of cardiovascular ailments and cancers, and is far more life threatening than jumping around at the local mx park with protection on or riding in the woods at your comfort zone or trying out trials tricks with a trail bike.
  10. One serious injury that is just as bad as broken bones, and which nobody seems to keep mind of.......hearing loss. Worth mentioning. Once you start having difficulty hearing that damage is irreversible. And tinnitus is a fact of life for a lot of racers, something that can be easily prevented with some hearing protection. It's too bad the various safety agencies don't stress hearing as much.
  11. I don't want to start another thread or distract the main question in this thread.... but I'm curious, How common are injuries in trials riding. By trials riding I do not mean people on Youtube doing backflips with a Montesa to get more subscribers, but competition style technical riding. And how common are injuries in hard enduros? It's hard to find this kind of info, but interesting info nonetheless. My guess is very uncommon but it's just a guess. Anyone from the trials and enduro scene know?
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    How do I bleed out air of my hydraulic clutch?

    Issue solved, excellent. Curious, how much clutch drag do you normally get on the TX300? On my Freeride 250R, I'm running the recommended Motorex Top Speed 4T 15W50 for the gear oil and it grabs a little too much even when warm. It's livable with, but noticeable and not ideal.
  13. freeride250r

    How do I bleed out air of my hydraulic clutch?

    I haven't tested my brake master yet, but when I push on the brake pedal, it presents no resistance. I am going to try the same test you did on my rear brake master, and I will probably see that my finger covering the brake master outlet doesn't produce pressure when I push the brake pedal. A rebuild kit for my brake is just $50 CDN so this is the route I plan to take. The rebuild kit is just a replacement plunger and 2 seals and some small fitments. So yes, I suspect seals gave way.
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    How do I bleed out air of my hydraulic clutch?

    Very odd. I have another thread I just made in the last week where I had the same issue with my Freeride 250R's rear brake master. It doesn't build pressure even though there's fluid in there. Those who replied said to rebuild. Weird though that it would fail so soon. I'm guessing your hydraulics are Magura. Curious, did you change the oil at any point and perhaps use DOT fluid instead? Magura uses mineral oil iirc. This could cause premature failure I heard. I've been to service departments and had them confuse the two fluids for hydraulic clutches.
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    How do I bleed out air of my hydraulic clutch?

    On Princess Auto's site, I see they have 30+mL syringes for like $3. They also sell 1/4" diameter clear plastic tubing. Small zip ties would probably come in handy to tie around the syringe nozzle and the bleeder nipple. I'm going to bet that these three things should be enough to do a decent job. It's worth a try imho. Failing this, imho, the official KTM kit is probably the next best bet. But in Canada that kit is hard to find. My local authorized KTM mosports dealer is a rather large one and they didn't have the part in stock. So there's good reasons to find an alternative route. At $40 US, plus tax, customs at the border (I think), shipping, you're looking at close to $50 for a syringe and a couple inches of clear plastic piping. Unless, that syringe is specially designed to handle brake fluid, hmmm...... Please let us know how it goes if you try it out, I personally think pushing in new fluid from a syringe at the bleed nipple to flush the system like the manual says is the way to go. Hopefully it's not something terribly wrong with the clutch master/slave pair. The master/slave pair for the clutch is a chore to rebuild I hear.