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    2014 KTM 300 XC throttle stuck open

    I only wish I was smart enough to burn my new KTM the first time the throttle stuck!
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    2014 KTM 300 XC throttle stuck open

    2013 300xc here. Had the recall work done by a dealer, and they did it correctly. Do not let your gaurd down on these bikes! Mine stuck! Broke my T-6, right femur, and 4 ribs. Cost over a quarter million in medical. The housing came out of the nipple on the carb with less than one tank of fuel ever run through the bike! I dont think KTM has much of a quality control department. If I had done the two minute safety wire job on this bike, none of this would have happened, but I never thought a brand new bike would do that. I have had 4 KTM 2-strokes, and will never get on an orange bike again. My new bike is red, and made in Japan. Please take every precaution you can, and yes ALWAYS keep the thought in the back of your mind that it could happen.
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    Considering the 200xc, new to the Orange bikes?

    I don't know about the 07, but I had the 06 200xc and it was the best woods bike that I have ever owned. The suspension was perfect and the bike was super nimble. When I would hit the open fields, it seemed like the mx bikes would pull away, but as soon as I got back into the woods it would eat them up. It's a woods rocket! I have had the 250exc, and currently have a 13 300xc, but I wish I had that 200 back over any of them. Good luck!
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    KTM 300 XC (2012)


    year is 2013, light weight, and zippy
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    KTM 300 XC 2012

    year is 2013, light weight, and zippy
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    Honda CRF250R (2012)


    Its a Honda!
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    Honda CRF250R 2012

    Its a Honda!
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    Honda CRF250R 2006

    Favorite 250 year
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    Honda CRF250R (2006)


    Favorite 250 year
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    Honda CRF450R (2007)


    Nice, very tough bike.
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    Honda CRF450R 2007

    Nice, very tough bike.
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    KTM Recall

    Please do yourself a favor if you are not worried about the throttle issue that they are having and check yours over well. I know some of you think that hitting the killswitch or grabbing the clutch is a no brainer when it goes WOT, but it can happen so fast and in the worst places nothing can be done in time. I do not claim to be a pro by any means, but I have been into mx racing my entire life and I now lay here after 5 days in the hospital a broken femur, broken back, and several broken ribs. I had the recall work done at a KTM dealer, when the 2013 bike had less than 2 hours on it. When I got it home, I looked it over, geared up, and was trying it out on the practice track that I have on my property. All was going fine for about ten minutes, then after landing a double just before a downhill run, the KTM just went WOT in 3rd gear! Over backwards I went, then a whole bunch of tumbling. I have never had a bike get away from me that quick before! Thank God that I had decided to wear ALL of my gear! I have not seen my bike since my kids wheeled it into the basement, but they said that there looks to be no major damage to it anywhere. Now I wish I had done some more research and maybe gone with the Honda cable and a stronger return spring on the carb. I will heal to ride again, but not sure if my mind would let me ride an orange maching again. Please be cautious and check yours out real well.
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    Rear wheel size..which is best?

    I have a 19" and an 18" wheel for my bike, only because the 18" tires are hard to find locally sometimes. I cannot tell much of a difference in the handleing between them.
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    Love to hear opinions 450x or 250x "again, I know"

    I had a 400R when I got my CRF250, they were very close on power. The 250 seems alot lighter, snappier, and smoother to ride for me. The 400 is less maintence to worry about, although I think I am one of the lucky ones and got a problem free 250 so far. I would love to have the 450 power, but I have ridden in the Ambulance to many times already. Good Luck
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    Top End "tick" in '90 DR350

    Don't let the tick go! I had it in my 92, checked the valves 4 times then she let go. I think the area around the cam guides went, then the exhaust valves went into the piston, now there is no tick. I have found that the head is very expensive $500.00 to replace. That is alot of $ to put into an old bike. I think I may just give up and go with a new one.