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  1. fish10

    17/18 250/300 Boyesen Rad Valve

    yes i am running the JD set up, dont get me wrong the valve works, however the beauty of these new ktms is the 4 stroke like smooth delivery and the vforce gave it a serious surge, i am sure i could adjust around it but truth be told i was so happy with the stock set up with 1 or 2 more teeth on the rear sprocket depending on the track, i run most corners in 3rd and most big jumps in forth , this is really a comfortable set up
  2. fish10

    17/18 250/300 Boyesen Rad Valve

    gave my review previously on the moto tass vforce 4 on my 18 250sx, i did not care for it. it definitely made a difference in the mid range surge and ran through the powerband way too quickly for me. almost like it was an extreme lean condition, just not what i was looking for, i removed it after 3 rides and went back to stock and am happier.
  3. fish10

    '17 VForce4 - post ride reports here

    Vforce4 for sale...lol do not like the result, although they do have an effect.
  4. fish10

    '17 VForce4 - post ride reports here

    a bit late for my response but i installed these reeds on my 18 sx250 and the difference was considerable, the mid range surge was a bit too fast, to the point i would run out of gear compared to the stock set up (2nd was useless and third ran out quicker than stock). i have dropped a couple of teeth on my gearing since and will try soon. i dont want to give up on these as it did work but made the bike difficult to ride with my previous set up. went from 14/51 to 14/49
  5. Tried many different ratios what is best for me is going to 13/49 or 48 depending on track however the 49 works best with a 120 rear tire as the 110 with the 49 does spin more
  6. i took some oil out of the forks and set the pressure around 144 with clickers pretty far out as well, the stock set up would not even get close to bottoming until i took some oil out...not a lot, then i had race tech do them and they are firm but work well
  7. Look, I have had all of the KTM options. Recently the 16 FE450, but previously I've had 350's, 250's, other 450's and 300's over the years. I sold the 16 fe after 30 hours. I currently have the 17sxf350. It is all in what you want out of riding. The fe450 was boring fast, the 350 once geared better is much more responsive and fun to ride...If that is your goal. You may be able to tourque a lil better in some areas on the 450, but the newer 350's are very fast and light. Most of my 450 buddies, advanced, intermediate or novice all think they would rather have bought the 350, we are talking vet guys 30 plus expert to novice.
  8. fish10

    2016 SXF 350 Gearing

    before you cut the chain, try the 13 with your stock 50, see if you like the pull, 50 is a bit much for moto but it brings 3rd and 4th into the mix, 13/47 is close to stock
  9. fish10

    2016 SXF 350 Gearing

    Seems as the best for me has been 13/49 or 13/48 on more open tracks, I tried adding 1 or 2 teeth to rear on stock front but it just seems better 13/49 I'm 215 lbs tho
  10. Demo mode on the registration unlock? mine ran for 5 seconds at a time until they figured it out.
  11. yep, had the 15 350 and the 16 fe450, now 17 350.....wont go back , the 17 is more compact, seems motor/suspension and handling are better, but that can be subjective....but they are better, the 15 motor was solid and dependable, the new one is awful quick...seems like everyone i let ride the 17 comes away wanting one. i think you do have to gear it and set it up...but no question the best fit for me and most, you will ride harder and longer and smile a lot more
  12. fish10

    '17 450SXF Gearing Too Tall?

    13/50 is good but a lot of engine braking, 3 teeth is way too much....13/49 or 50 is good for this bike, stock is great on some tracks for me
  13. Speedboot, looks like I owe you a beer next time you're near Pittsburgh so far they found the clutch housing bearing with one needle missing they don't think there's any damage but they're still going to split the rest of the cases
  14. Should know by tomorrow or Wednesday
  15. I guess everything is in context speedboat, I am a loyal customer who has owned over 20 ktms since 1997, they trust that I am legit and fairly competent, whatever happens we will work it out, it's what responsible people do. I did suggest that the clutch housing be checked first as per your suggestion
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