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  1. Its hard to adapt to the KTM suspension, especially the rear. The bike is super nimble and light but I just feel the Honda is more predictable and easier and more fun for me to ride and turn. Made some more suspension changes this week and it was better but still not feeling it like I was before on the Honda... Going to put more time on the bike with an open mind.
  2. I have a 17 350XCF and have been on Honda 250R's and 450R's since 2003. I do like the 350 as it is super light and nimble but the suspension is something to get used to, especially the rear. I even converted the front forks to conventional spring and that helped a lot, just working on the rear but probably going back to a new CRF250R..
  3. Woodzi- What were the aproximate temps when you were trying to start it? Does it come with a Lithium battery?
  4. Thinking of going back to Honda from my KTM350XCF and have a couple of questions for people that have ridden the 2018- Does the bike run extremely hot on the trails and tight single track? Have you had any trouble getting the electric start to work when it is cold outside, about 40F or lower and actually have to bump start it? Bike would mostly be used for HS Racing and trail riding and tracks occasionally. I really want the electric start even though I know the 17 motor is better down low, I think gearing and Yosh's will help enough for what I need. Thanks in advance
  5. I have a 2017 350XCF. What sockets, open end wrenches, allens and Torx do I really need for my long trail rides? I have all the other essentials but I am trying to find out which sizes I need for any instances on on the trail. I also have a 2014 500 EXC I am trying to cover all in one kit. I did a lot of searches and still could not figure out what sizes I should really have to cover all the bases. Thanks in advance.
  6. KTM Recomends Red Locktite (Which is 2701 I believe) I usually use blue medium strength for sprockets.. Thoughts?
  7. Thanks! Do you know what the front sprocket torque spec is?
  8. Does anybody have the torque specs for the front and rear sprockets on a 2014 KTM 500 EXC. Thanks in advance.
  9. I hear yah. It was difficult for me to get used to it for sure and I was going to make one myself..
  10. Keep the stock bars and run an over the bar mount, that's what I did on my 17 350XCF. I used to run sub-mounts to raise the bars since I am 6' 1" and my suspension guy had me go back to the stock height years ago on a different bike and I felt the bike truely does turn better..
  11. I have had 3 rekluse complete clutches on my CRF450R's (07 & 15) and an 09 CRF250R. They all worked great however on the 15 CRF450R there was minimal engine braking. The only time I really noticed it and didn't like it was right before big downhills.. I talked to the guys at Rekluse and they said to blip the throttle right before going downhill. Yes it does work but sometimes if you don't know a downhill is coming up you have to hit it during the downhill and grab the brakes.. I really liked the rekluse. Now with my 17 350XCF, I feel I am more agressive without one both racing and riding, hence the reason I have not put one on..
  12. Here are 2 links explaining both knobs. https://dirtbiketest.com/fresh-dirt/ktm-throttle-body-tuning/#h3K8WtIk2h45wgzU.97 https://motocrossactionmag.com/ask-the-mxperts-how-to-use-ktms-choke-idle-screws/
  13. I did the Spring Conversion on my 2015 CRF450R and it was amazing. I tried a couple of different setups with the air forks and was never happy as I ride and race Hare Scrambles/Single Track. I am now on a 17 350XCF and had a local shop setup the air forks for my weight and riding style and I have been very happy with the results.. I think MX Tech just released their spring conversion recently for this fork but I am still pleased with it so far.
  14. Accidently turned the cold start choke knob thinking that was the knob to turn up the idle on my 17 350 XCF. Does turning this knob do anything? I did turn it back aproximately where it was but just curious if it adjusts anything like my Honda.. I did find the red idle speed adjustment on the other side of the throttle body.