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Scott_in_KC

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  1. Scott_in_KC

    08 KTM's... no plate?

    The EXC's come street legal. The XCW's and probably the rest of the line still come with clean titles...meaning there is NO "off road only" on them. My buddy just went and got a KS plate for his 300 XCWe two stroke. That new 530 KTM is a amazing machine. Light and feels even lighter once it gets rolling and handles MUCH better than previous years. I think this is the biggest improved line-up since the '05's hit. Sure hope Husky nails the EFI thing. Wish somebody would!!
  2. Still trying to find a used/take-off kickstand for my '04 TE 250. Keep your eyes open for me. Been watching ebay, but nothing as of late. By the time I get all the factory parts to replace it we're talking over $120 plus tax.
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    Help finding Athena 310 Kit in the US!!?

    Keep us posted on what you find and what price you get. I'm thinking about a kit for my '04...which I understand is a different part number from the others.
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    Athena 300 kit for 04 TE250

    I think George at uptiteracing.com has some. I ordered some stuff from him the other day and was asking about them. I also have an '04.
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    04 te250 carb ( jetting, etc) again!

    ken510... every carb is going to be slightly different. I know it's a hassle to take it back off, but if you can at least pull it out and not disconnect everything and take a look and see how long it squirts. I actually had get a longer screw for the adjuster. The stock one would only get it down to a little under 2 seconds...still twice as much as you need. A buddy of mine has a 520 KTM that he just completely disengaged the AP all together and ran VERY good. IMO less is best. You only need a little quick (second or less) squirt to get it to make a snappy transition from pilot to main. Any longer then you're fighting an uphill battle in jetting. Some of those FCRs that came out on older YZF's & KTMs were a mess too...3 second squirts. On long uphill climbs you would have to repump the throttle to keep the power up as it would lean out once the squirt ended.
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    04 te250 carb ( jetting, etc) again!

    Not sure on the fuses, I saw some near the battery, but check them. If it's cranking and NOT getting spark, I would say it's something else. But there are two of them and both are associated with the starter/starting. Trace the plug wire back to the coil & ecu and see if you pulled something loose. And check your kill switch and associated wiring! More than once I've seen grounded kill switch wires. I agree, there is a lot of wiring in the way getting that carb on and off. I cut the zip tie around that stuff and moved it out of the way. I do know that on my Husaberg, once the battery got low from cranking you had to use the kickstart because it just wouldn't generate enough spark with the slightly lower turnover rate. I mean it was down where you could barely see it.
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    Got a 2004 TE250...need a kickstand.

    I did indeed! Super nice guy. And a good deal on the bike and extras. I spent the weekend sorting out the pumper carb. But in the end I got it running really good. That acclerator pump was a mess. Looked like maybe the bike had sat for a quite a while. The carb was pretty laquered over in the bowl and the pilot jet was almost completely clogged shut. But it ran. I'm going to pull the kickstand off my '05 KTM and see if I can come up with a plan to use one of those. All I have to work with are the two mounting tabs on the frame...no bracket or anything. Scott
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    Got a 2004 TE250...need a kickstand.

    I did indeed! Super nice guy. And a good deal on the bike and extras. I spent the weekend sorting out the pumper carb. But in the end I got it running really good. That acclerator pump was a mess. Looked like maybe the bike had sat for a quite a while. The carb was pretty laquered over in the bowl and the pilot jet was almost completely clogged shut. But it ran. I'm going to pull the kickstand off my '05 KTM and see if I can come up with a plan to use one of those. All I have to work with are the two mounting tabs on the frame...no bracket or anything. Scott
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    04 te250 carb ( jetting, etc) again!

    My ride got rained out, so decided to take the carb back off and get down to the fine tuning. First off the AP nozzle was squirting UP at an angle and off to the side. So you had to time it pretty late to clear the slide. It should shoot directly forward and level, directly into the cylinder. This was just spewing all over the carb wall. I took a heavy solid piece of rod and tapped the AP nozzle with a hammer a few times and tested the squirt until I had knocked it down a little. I was then able to get the AP preload set to zero and it was not hitting the slide. Now an equally big problem on this carb (just like Kehiens I've worked on) is that the squirt duration is WAYYYY to long. Mine was going over two seconds. That's why it was falling on it's face when you go WFO...it's completely flooding it with the AP and completely screwing up the MAIN jetting circuit (bad enough if the AP is actually squirting directly in the cylinder...even worse when it's hitting the side & slide of the carb). There is another set screw on the AP that limits the duration of the squirt. I had to get a longer screw to actually get it right. Now the squirt only lasts roughly one second (better to be too short than too long). JUST enough to get it from the pilot to the main seamlessly. The bike runs FLAWLESSLY!!! Completely emliminated the bog and you can pin it anywhere and it just takes off. Now with the squirt going straight I was able to get the preload just right to just clear the slide. This makes for instant power and no weird abrupt on/off feeling like I was having. I'm still at the following: '04 TE 250 152.5 Main 27.5 Pilot 1.25 turns out. Stock needle 2nd clip from top. 1000' Temps around 90 & humid NOW the AP is cleaned up the bike is ready to get jetted even better. Based on what you guys are running with success. I think I'll get a 155 & 157.5 Main and play with the clip position. My plan is to just ride it and eventually do the exhaust mod and jet it again for that. I'm sure Halls is doing the same thing, only in a more orthodox way. It appears the AP nozzle is actually pressed in and would take a special press of somekind to actually remove it or rotate it. My method worked, so I'm stoked. Again, I'm really impressed with the power this bike makes! I'm waiting on the title to show up from the buyer, he had a bank payoff. I'm hoping the title does NOT say "off road use only" or something. I'm hoping it's like the KTM's and you can just go get a plate and register it. If I can plate it them I'm going to get the 300 kit!!
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    04 te250 carb ( jetting, etc) again!

    Making some headway, but still not running just right. 152.5 Main 27.5 Pilot 1.5 turns out. Needle 2nd from top. AP preload set to zero I'm down to this.... Feels pretty good off idle - 1/3 throttle. Still bogging if you whack it wide open at 1/3. Rolling on is fine, but if you go WFO, it bogs, then you let off a little and it takes off again. It does smell pretty rich when you pull to a stop. I'm thinking I'll try clip 1. Has anyone messed with the actual length of time of the AP squirt. I remember the BK mod was just about a 1 second squirt. I was more concerned about the preload as it was hitting the slide and forgot to even see how long it was squirting. Sounds like you guys are having some luck with the larger Mains.
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    04 te250 carb ( jetting, etc) again!

    Well, a huge source of my problem was due to a very dirt float bowl & jets...looked like some OLD gas had been in there for a while. The 27.5 pilot was clogged down to a pinhole. I also have a 152.5 Main. I also took the AP screw out and removed the locknut and just used washers to shim it up and then just tightened it all the way down. It goes in further, thus actuating the pump later. I think I have it starting a little TOO late now, so I'll give it a little quicker shot. Aside from the AP deal, it's running good from the bottom through mid. But if you go wide open from about 1/3 throttle it goes flat then starts to take off. Should I try a 155 main? I am assuming stock needle is in there, 3rd clip from the top. Still VERY impressed with the power this bike makes!!
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    Got a 2004 TE250...need a kickstand.

    Ya, I saw those and thought the same thing...IF I were going to spend that kind of money! I'll probably hold out for a used one or fab one up. I have an '05 KTM 250exc and the kickstands are completely different as to how they mount, but I'll pull it off and see what I can come up with. Thanks.
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    04 te250 carb ( jetting, etc) again!

    I just pulled the carb out of my '04 TE 250 to give it a once over. I've only ridden the bike a little on the street and noticed the bog when whacking the the throttle hard off the bottom...basically falls on it's face, then takes off. If you twist it slowly it accelerates nicely. I'm actually pretty damn impressed at how much power that little 250 makes! Anyway, I did notice the AP squirt is pretty much a mess (much like the Keheins are). It hits the front of the slide a little when throttled slow and actually hit the underneath of the slide when throttled a little harder. That little preload screw is all the way in and it's still hitting the slide, so I think I'll get a longer screw and take a little more out of it. This is reminding me of a BK mod type issue. I only got that far tonight. I'll get in there and check the needle & jetting tomorrow.
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    What is this business about trials tires?

    A few years ago I was talking to James Dean via email about jetting and asked him about a picture he had up with a trials tire on his KTM, up on a Colorado ride. He said it worked great on the trails, but had literally shelled itself after all the high-speed road work involved inbetween trails. Having personally owned a Gas Gas 300 Pro trials bike I can say the tires are amazing, even more so on wet & muddy stuff. But, on the GG you never went more than 20 mph or so.
  15. I just picked up a smokin deal on an '04 Husky! Pretty well taken care of but needs a few things... Like to find a used kickstand, it had none on it. A new one is like $119 for all the parts. I need everything including the bracket. Does not appear to have any of the free mods or JD kit done. So I'll get on that right away. If it turns out I can get this thing licensed I may go ahead and pop for a 310 kit. Any other suggestions or service recommendation are greatly appreciated. Scott
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