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  1. Don't over oil the air filter! Or buy a pre-oiled air filter to get you started. Congrats on the ride, and be safe...
  2. I started collecting older and/or different helmets recently, and looked at many ways to display them. In the end, I bought these Roma Helmet Holders ($3.99 each) from a pet/horse store, cheapest I could find them. Holding up well, even for some of the heavier helmets... https://www.jefferspet.com/products/black-roma-helmet-holder?sku=0VHP
  3. Thanks for the info and for sharing!
  4. Thanks for the tip. Just looked at his web site. Much appreciated.
  5. I can assure you I put mine thru the paces. I primarily ride my KTM 500 XCW that is plated. I bought the 230 for my soon-to-be stepson who just turned 16. In the short time we've had the 230, it's seen it's share of decent offroadedness. The two days after Christmas, we rode Hidden Falls Adventure Park, which is 10,000 acres of single track, two track, rock climbs for buggies, etc. Lots of rocky climbs, and the 230 was on the ground about a half dozen times. Took it like a champ. The boy can keep up pretty well on the 230. I'm no pro and not fast, but raced MX until about 10 years ago, locally. Did a couple of TORCS races as well (Tx Offroad Racing Series). So again, you insinuate because the bikes look fresh and clean that they are not ridden, which is not the case, at least for me. I simply choose to clean my bikes after riding, and take care of my stuff. Here's the only pic from the days after Christmas, which was prior to the plastics surgery...
  6. You are a sick, sick individual. And I like it. My 04 looks similar. 2017 tank, shrouds, plastics and even same graphics kit. I gotta know some of the details... 1. Did you build the wheels or buy them? Are they 21/18 and are they 2.85 and 1.85 or whatever? Where'd you get them? I want black wheels/red hubs, red nipples, black spokes! 2. What front end is on there? Bolt on or lots of mod? 250x? 3. I assume you had the rear hub powdercoated red? or is it anodized? 4. What header are you running on there? Absolutely love the build. Really nice job!!!! Here's a pic of mine, before a few extras put on, and the list of goodies I've done so far: 2017 gas tank, shrouds, front fender, side panels, rear fender, seat cover (Throttle Jockey) Flu Designs graphics kit Baja Designs street legal kit DoubleTake mirror ProTaper handlebars TrailTech computer K&N air filter Battery Tender pigtail for trickle charger NGK Iridium Sparkplug DPR8EIX-9 Enduro Engineering hand guards Zeta red anodized front brake guide clamp Maier black front disc/fork guard Red fork boots Rev CDI box JBS black oversized foot pegs BBR Motorsports heavy duty shock spring New rear OEM shock Red anodized rim locks Red anodized chain adjusters (aka snails) Black spoke wraps Black/red rim protectors/decals
  7. the OEM fuel pump is ~$350. i ended up buying the one below, which is $70, and have read good reviews. we'll see... http://www.highflowfuel.com/i-23899042-new-intank-efi-fuel-pump-ktm-500-exc-2012-2016.html
  8. Update: it was the fuel pump. Not even 40 hours on my bike and the fuel pump is bad. Seems to have happened a lot on KTM500s...
  9. Welp, I finally got around to replacing the pulsar coil. That didn't fix the problem of the bike bogging down beyond 1/2 ~ 3/4 throttle. Guess I'll take her to the dealer.....
  10. thanks for the quick reply! however, i am still unable to locate that particular part on parts fiche. you saying i need a whole new stator? https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/oem-schematic/6 > Ignition System
  11. reviving an old thread. my 15 500 XCW is doing the same thing. cannot locate the "ignition signal pickup spool" can you tell me what part that is. can't find it on parts fiche. thanks in advance.
  12. We just put a set of Race Tech plastics on my neighbor's CRF250X, and the fit and quality was surprisingly good. The airbox lined up fine with a washer behind the plastic to even it out a bit. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a set for my CRF450X.
  13. That is great news! I'm in the process of sending my IMS tank back to them. They have graciously agreed to replace it, even though it's out of warranty (it is the clear tank, which had some cracking probs for some that were made during a certain time-frame). So, glad to hear the tank will fit. Mines been off for a while due to the cracks, so I wasn't sure if it would fit. Seems like I have to fill up every 30 minutes on the stock tank.........