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  1. 450 EX-F for first trail bike?

    Offroad 4 strokes
    Loved my 300 2 banger for the scrub. Nothing better on the dirt I reckon. However as mentioned, mixing fuel and that bit of tarmac travel to get to the scrub was a p.i.t.a. I have the 500 now and it's good for both. Probably not as good as the 300 in the sticks, but better all round. I was going...
  2. 2012 250XC Newbie

    Two Strokes
    I use to run 50-1 motorex in premium fuel on my 2012 300. As Augie mentioned, lots of different opinions.
  3. Cooling Fan for 250 TPI 2019

    Two Strokes
    You can buy the genuine ones for the 450 and 500 4 strokes, but I am not sure if they bolt straight up to the 2 strokes radiator in the later ones. Trail tech ones are usually pretty good as an aftermarket alternative
  4. 2008 KTM 450 EXC-R HELP

    Offroad 4 strokes
    A few of those plastic oil pump gears did fly apart. Every ktm 4 stroke dirt bike I have ever opened up had a plastic oil pump gear........Actually yours is the 08 with the split oil sump set up. It will have 2 of them plastic gears. The engines with the 2 original plastic gears running on each...
  5. Help diagnose my hard starting no idle issue.

    Offroad 4 strokes
    Float level alright? If it needs throttle to start you obviously have to much fuel or your idle circuit is blocked, or slide is too low and it's having to get fuel through the main jet and accelerator pump. You haven't put the throttle plate in backwards on the slide by chance?? Not that it...
  6. Gearbox sounds. Normal?

    Two Strokes
    What he said..(y)
  7. 2008 KTM 450 EXC-R HELP

    Offroad 4 strokes
    It's blown it's oil pump gear by the sounds, they're made out of black plastic. If the rocker arm pin spins around easy than it's most likely not bent, but if it won't pull out its got a worn ridge somewhere. Have you tried wriggling the rocker arm as your pulling the pin?
  8. 2008 KTM 450 EXC-R HELP

    Offroad 4 strokes
    Can't see why not, as long as they're both same capacity and similar year models. Just take the cam chain off and make sure they're both at the same position. Make sure the head and barrel are nice and flat, new gasket and should be fine. You are definitely better off keeping second hand...
  9. 2008 KTM 450 EXC-R HELP

    Offroad 4 strokes
    I suppose it could be bent maybe? Usually you just screw a bolt into the end of the rocker arm pin/shaft and just pull it out. Good to hear you're prepared to tinker. It's got blown how the bike was even starting before if the valves were riding. You can swap cylinder heads and rocker gear as...
  10. Chook Chasing vs Tarmac Travel

    Road House
    Very nice, lots of room to put crap as well. Another mobile fuel tanker for me to siphon from.
  11. 1290 Cam Chain Tension Fail

    Super Duke
    My 990 use to chain rattle for a second or 2 on start up. Did over 80 000 klicks and never jumped a tooth. However the 990 had a lot more user friendly valve adjustment, an intermediate gear so you never had to touch the chains. Got me f-cked why ktm changed that design, maybe too many parts.
  12. WTF? Pirelli !

    Super Duke
    Tyre threads will always bring many and mixed opinions.......and mine is Road 5's for on road use. Good for everything, grip in dry and the wet, long wear ect. As far as on the track, I couldn't tell you, @Jordo's advice would be the best imo.
  13. 06 SX-F timing marks

    Offroad 4 strokes
    It looks right. Cam lobes are up? Is that with the tensioner engaged?
  14. Back in my element with a Ktm 500

    Offroad 4 strokes
    Cheers Trav. Valve train is nice quiet....well normal for ktm. Clunky down low. I will ride the thing until it's due for rings, unless the noise gets worse. When I slap rings in I might check the crank then.
  15. Back in my element with a Ktm 500

    Offroad 4 strokes
    Nah mate, I live in sunny qld not nsw. Nsw have sh-t tonnes more bugs than us, probably because there's less cane toads:p
  16. Gear lever oil leak

    Two Strokes
    I usually just take the size (which is normally listed on the spare parts list) or a sample and go to the local bearing shop and get a full rubber style tc seal from them. Easier to fit and being rubber cased they tend to seal better if someone has scratched the housing.
  17. Back in my element with a Ktm 500

    Offroad 4 strokes
    Cheers mate, I'll have a look. I am more inclined to just ride the bloody thing at the moment as I have enough of other people's sh-t to work on. Is yours pretty noisy in the crank area (knock)....obviously all the ktms are a bit, my 525's had a little and other 450's and 530's I have worked on...
  18. Back in my element with a Ktm 500

    Offroad 4 strokes
    Trav mate, It's a 2014. All the goodies were on it when I bought it. I think it's running the euro map KM787EU14D701. I will have to check it out. I know it's a little lean with the baffle out of the exhaust (pops a little on decel). Other than that it seems pretty sweet.
  19. 08 KTM 450 EXC-R wiring HELL.

    Offroad 4 strokes
    Really hard to say without the bike in front of me. First thing is to determine why it's not starting. Fuel air or spark. I suppose if you undo what you have done it may work, but I would be finding out which element it is missing. Valves could be an issue, but the bike would've been a pig to...
  20. 2020 KTM 150sx has a Mikuni carbi??

    Two Strokes
    N.f.i on that one mate. To new for me. I don't get too many of the nice new bikes to work on. Usually only busted a-se old heaps of sh-t.
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