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    Single Track, Casual Back Country, Family Rides, Fun Races

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  1. Never2L8

    The TPS adjustment thread

    Check out my reviews on the KTMandHusky parts you're going to get a lot of flack from some guys but I thought his stuff was good and really brought my bike to life. But skip his TPS Tuner and get Matt's from TPSTOOL.com he is very helpful and responsive and offers free worldwide shipping. See my review on it too!
  2. Never2L8

    The TPS adjustment thread

    Received my TPS Tool in Alberta Canada only 9 days after shipment from Florida, not bad for Free! I Ride a KTM 250 XCF-W and since I’ve owned it I’ve had trouble with Flameouts and Throttle response and overall lack of performance for what I felt a 250 4 stroke should have. After watching Matt’s videos I was sure even the 250 could benefit from some TPS Tuning. When out for a couple hours on the Frozen lake to Dial it in on the ice race track our town plows for our riding association. It is so fun to ride !! I had it at 0.599 to start. Didn't even ride at that number though as I knew what it was capable at that level lol. My first try was at 0.630 which was noticibly better throttle response picked up and Solved most of the flame out issues but wasn’t a lot faster for my butt dyno. I took a few more adjustments to .66 and 0.69 which were better still, front wheel started coming up in 2nd gear but still needed to drop the clutch to pop er up. 0.72 I was getting boggy at idle and even throttle response started to drop was okay but definitely worse than before. So I went back down to 0.7044. And found that to be the sweet spot. My whole ownership of the bike has consisted of trouble lifting the front wheel even in 1st, now it's coming up in second nice and Controlled! Soooo happy! I've only had the bike for 6 Months but this was the most fun I've had on it by a long shot. I can’t wait for the snow to melt and get back to our single track riding! Also, I was impressed with the performance gain all the way through the power band too, in the straight of the track I was pulling through the gears and up over 100 km/h (60mph) pretty quickly and had a lot more to give if the track was longer lol, even got a little crowd watching me have all the fun haha. Riding buddies kept telling me to change sprockets to get that tire up but I didn't want to sacrifice my top end for that. Love how easy this product was to use, and the free shipping is fast! Maybe most of all, Matt is so willing to help and provides excellent guidance to his customers, and really goes above and beyond! Keep Thumpin’ Thumpers! [emoji1306][emoji1307]
    Might have Drank a little bit of the Kool-aid on this one a bit, BUT I will have to ride some more to get a better read on the benefits this Product MAY provide with reduced flameouts when cracking the throttle at lower speeds or in tight situations. I give the 90 degree fuel fitting 5 stars because the '15 ktm250 xcf-w did not have an existing 90 just a fuel line loop that is vulnerable to getting cut open on a ride or crash, it is way lower profile and tucked under the tank unlike before! I would also give 5 Stars to the fuel filter because he has designed a much better filter to be part of the quick connect which seals great and offers a lot more protection than the stock in-line filter. The one product I'm not sold on yet, even after install is the Fuel Rail. I get where he is coming from on the >90 degree turn the fuel has to make when grabbing a fist full of throttle, I'm just not sure that it is as big of an issue that he makes it out to be, BUT I need to test out some more to see if my 5-10 flameouts per ride are reduced, but I imagine the TPS tuning makes more of a difference there than the fuel rail. Which I am going to give a shoutout to TPStool.com here to get his tool rather than KTMandHusky.com, TPS tool offers a digital and pigtail option and is a bit less expensive for a noticeably better unit (see my other Review on that). Another point on the fuel rail was installation, as an "average joe" with self-taught mechanical skills, it was a difficult component to access requiring shock removal and subframe to be pivoted upward (see picture). But the product comes with good instructions to get it done yourself, as well a learn some good skills. He does make it sound like you should reef on the subframe to get it up, there is 1 zip-tie to cut and you can go easy with it if you go slow and move restrictions as necessary. I would say it took me 2 hours to disassemble for ALL my exhaust and fuel upgrades and 2 more hours to bolt back up. May I suggest disassembling while you wait for products to ship, then you can bolt on right when you have the parts, his instructions are on the website (go to understanding the products tab and select the appropriate fuel rail option); you don't have to wait for the parts to arrive for instructions. Also the stock phillips screws fastening the stock fuel rail on are a B&$#@ to remove on the 250 frame anyways, so i used an impact drill with a long phillips head, be really careful not to strip! The kit comes with replacement allen screws which I was really happy to see and way easier to re-install! Also appreciated the extra fuel hose and clamps so you can decide where you want to reuse stock lines and where you want to replace it to make it look nice. I put the new hose between my new 90 degree fuel tank fitting and the quick connect coupler and reused the factory line for the fuel filter to the fuel rail as it had some useful pre-bends that made feeding the hose without pinching easier. If you haven't seen my other Mods/Reviews on KTMandHusky you'll see I have the Grunt Exhaust Manifold and STE-2 Endcap which I really like on my bike. However these Exhaust mods or even another Header/Slip-on Mod would require some TPS adjustment to prevent Lean conditions as well as see tangible results in the bikes performance. That being said, if I need to increase my TPS, my bike will sacrifice a bit of fuel economy for performance, if all this Fuel bundle does is offer me some protection and slightly more efficient fuel delivery then it is worth it to me. $175 is a little steep but if you are stuck on the trail with a cut unprotected fuel line or a clogged filter you might wish you had it.
  3. 1 review

    Save a cool $25 when you get this kit and get all you need for the best fuel delivery system you can get for your bike. It has the high flow 90 degree tank fitting, so your bike never leans out because the stock 90 doesn't flow enough. It has the straight shot fuel rial, so the bike runs stronger and less chance of flameout, and it has the large area filter. So no chance of clogs (copied from website)
    We will see how this mod helps over some more rides, but Coupling this mod with the STE-2 End Cap made a huge difference in my exhaust velocity. Can feel more pull on lower RPM's which is going to be great for SingleTrack riding and unlock the bottom end of my 250 XCF-W
  4. 1 review

    The "Grunt" exhaust manifold has a much better shape than the large ID stock manifold. It bolts on in minutes and gives you throttle response and pull you can easily feel, from idle to past mid. Works with all headpipes and needs no fuel tuning. This is the latest and greatest shape for power and the high temp O ring gives total sealing Fits EXC/XCFW/XCF/SXF/FC/FX/FE/FE-S copied from website
    I know this guy is a pretty controversial character with some pretty outrageous claims. However, I was looking to upgrade my exhaust system without having to purchase an aftermarket slip on or header. I bought my bike last year and my riding buddies made fun of how quiet my bike was. After going down an internet wormhole looking at a number of products I wanted something more free-flowing and with an approved Spark Arrestor; the STE-2 offered both of those criteria. I agreed with his assessment of the XCF-W/EXC-F End cap being a flow restriction and robbing "some" power (maybe not quite 6-7 as he claims) but on my 2015 KTM 250 XCF-W it has definitely eliminated the restriction and increased exhaust velocity (I got his Grunt Exhaust manifold too, which helped too). The acoustic benefit of sounding like a "real" bike was a welcomed change and my buddies were impressed with the sound coming from her after the Mod.
  5. 1 review

    STE-2 Exhaust End Cap. Pictures tell the story of flow restriction and noise cancellation
  6. Never2L8

    TPS Tools Throttle Position Sensor Adjustment Tool

    Received my PRO Self-Powered TPS Tool in Alberta Canada only 9 days after shipment from Florida, not bad for Free! I Ride a KTM 250 XCF-W and since I’ve owned it I’ve had trouble with Flameouts and Throttle response and overall lack of performance for what I felt a 250 4 stroke should have. After watching Matt’s videos I was sure even the 250 could benefit from some TPS Tuning. When out for a couple hours on the Frozen lake to Dial it in on the ice race track our town plows for our riding association. It is so fun to ride !! I had it at 0.599 to start. Didn't even ride at that number though as I knew what it was capable at that level lol. My first try was at 0.630 which was noticibly better throttle response picked up and Solved most of the flame out issues but wasn’t a lot faster for my butt dyno. I took a few more adjustments to .66 and 0.69 which were better still, front wheel started coming up in 2nd gear but still needed to drop the clutch to pop er up. 0.72 I was getting boggy at idle and even throttle response started to drop was okay but definitely worse than before. So I went back down to 0.7044. And found that to be the sweet spot. My whole ownership of the bike has consisted of trouble lifting the front wheel even in 1st, now it's coming up in second nice and Controlled! Soooo happy! I've only had the bike for 6 Months but this was the most fun I've had on it by a long shot. I can’t wait for the snow to melt and get back to our single track riding! Also, I was impressed with the performance gain all the way through the power band too, in the straight of the track I was pulling through the gears and up over 100 km/h (60mph) pretty quickly and had a lot more to give if the track was longer lol, even got a little crowd watching me have all the fun haha. Riding buddies kept telling me to change sprockets to get that tire up but I didn't want to sacrifice my top end for that. Love how easy this product was to use, and the free shipping is fast! Maybe most of all, Matt is so willing to help and provides excellent guidance to his customers, and really goes above and beyond!
  7. Never2L8

    KTM 250 XCF-W 2015

    This is my Baby, I love this bike, super fun to ride, as a Newbie and a Casual rider I don't need more displacement but would like to see a little better Bottom End response and maybe Loft the front wheel a bit better but that's a lot to do with my skill development. I'm doing some "controversial" Mods to help with Flameouts and Bottom End, So I'm willing to put my pocketbook on the line to see if these claims are true or if the Forum Opinions are right. Update *** Mods Complete See Reveiws*** This bike has been brought to life by these Mods! I'd say minimum mod would be a better flowing End Cap and a TPS Tuner and you will see a great improvement in this bike! I'm more in love with her than ever!
  8. Never2L8

    KTM 250 XCF-W (2015)

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    This is my Baby, I love this bike, super fun to ride, as a Newbie and a Casual rider I don't need more displacement but would like to see a little better Bottom End response and maybe Loft the front wheel a bit better but that's a lot to do with my skill development. I'm doing some "controversial" Mods to help with Flameouts and Bottom End, So I'm willing to put my pocketbook on the line to see if these claims are true or if the Forum Opinions are right. Update *** Mods Complete See Reveiws*** This bike has been brought to life by these Mods! I'd say minimum mod would be a better flowing End Cap and a TPS Tuner and you will see a great improvement in this bike! I'm more in love with her than ever!
  9. Never2L8

    Honda CRF230F 2004

    Great Bike to learn on, forgiving clutch, but man is she HEAVY! My Wife rides it, I learned on it.
  10. Never2L8

    Honda CRF230F (2004)

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    Great Bike to learn on, forgiving clutch, but man is she HEAVY! My Wife rides it, I learned on it.
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