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Hi Guys, Hoping someone could give me a hand. Couldn’t find a form on it. I bent my pipe up front last riding season and removed it to straighten it. I noticed that the gasket from the cylinder to the crank case was wet and behind the pipe on the right side of the cylinder head. The bike has around 36 hours on it. Should i be checking if theres some sort of vent tube blocked? First ktm. Not too impressed.
couple months back on my way home from a 2 hour ride my bike lost compression and quit. lucky I was just by my driveway. pushed it back and immediately checked the spark plug and cylinder temps with a temp gun. all seamed fine. pulled reads and pipe. everything looked fine but no compression. pulled the head and found the top of the piston trashed from metal flying around. chunk went down beside the piston and scored the cylinder. bike had 59 hours and 2048km on it. pulled the motor and took it to the dealer for them to decide what happened. chunks of metal looks like bearing cage material but no play or evidence of anything wrong. the ktm tech found a bunch more chunks of metal in the bottom end but could not find out where It came from. ktm ended up paying for a new head, cylinder, piston, crankshaft and power valve along with all the associated gaskets, bearings and oil seals. total for parts was around 2900$ Cdn. I had to pay Labour as they couldn't find the source. Labour ended up being 730$ Cdn. motor is back and running great. I was happy with the result as it was 7 months out of warranty having never been back to the dealer with over 2000 km on it. here are pictures of the top end damage
What’s up guys. I have a chance to buy either a 2021 250 XC or 2021 300 Xc-w. It’s gettting so stressful for my simple brain to take. Lol. I thought getting a new bike was supposed to be all fun. I grew up riding 250 2 strokes. I’m 33 and just started riding again after about 10yrs. I took a hard fall on street bike and now I’m back to riding dirt. I’m currently on a 2005 450 exc. I live in Nevada so there are tons of wide open trails. But also a lot of technical canyons, rock formations and single tracks up in the mountains near Tahoe. I tend to like doing the slow and technical stuff more than wide open fast riding. Less chance of getting seriously injured I guess. I am physically fit but have many injuries. Separated ac joint, jacked up shoulder muscles. I’ve broke both my wrists on two different occasions, actually just got my casts off from an fast electric skateboard fall. I think scar tissue is the only thing holding my ankles together. Torn hamstring. Just why I was kind of leaning towards the softer suspension bike. Any thoughts or opinions? I do and can still ride as hard as ever. Side note, the Xc for sale is 30 min from me. The xcw is a 13 hr drive away.. &%$#@!in California man.
Im new to riding and recently got my license along with a 2008 KTM 300 xc-w and after riding it on the street with mostly stock parts, i started to see how impractical the bike is on the road. Its an awesome bike and i have a lot of fun on it, but it's set up for dirt which obviously makes it feel very sluggish on the road. I have to stay in 5th gear almost the whole time on the road to keep speed. I started looking into supermotos and started researching how i could turn my bike into one. Was wondering if anyone on here who has experience with 2 stroke supermotos could help me out with some things im having trouble with. - what wheel size i could/should put on it? Do i just have to worry about thickness of the tire and wheel between the swingarm and fork? -what sprocket setup should i look into for a better top speed? -anything else you would recommend for a supermoto setup so i could gain a better top speed and cruising speed so i dont have to stay in 5th gear the a lot of the time. Thanks