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KTM 2-Strokes + 450, 525, 530, etc / Re: KTM 300 XCW WONT REV OUT
« on: Yesterday at 03:02:37 pm »
Thanks for the advice guys, I am going to have a look at the PV again
@ bud 500, I closed he spark plug gap a bit ( new ) and it seems a bit better since

A mate suggested that it could be a faulty stator - what's the views on that one please

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KTM 2-Strokes + 450, 525, 530, etc / Re: KTM 300 XCW WONT REV OUT
« on: Yesterday at 12:11:38 pm »
Reeds a good thing to check - what year model do you have? Personally would try the PV turned so that it is flush at the casing (normally about 1 and a half full turns in from fully out)  - then play with turning it in so you see 1 or two threads and test ride. Sounds like you got it cranked in a lot for tight stuff?

Great, yes its set up for tight stuff.I will tinker with the PV a bit as recommended.Its a 2013 model, with 67 hours done.   

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Have you considered a wol schooter  ;)

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KTM LC8 1050 / 1190 / 1290 / Re: Finally sorted speedometer reading out
« on: December 13, 2017, 01:55:22 pm »
Ash well spent  :thumleft:

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KTM 2-Strokes + 450, 525, 530, etc / Re: KTM 300 XCW WONT REV OUT
« on: December 13, 2017, 01:51:48 pm »
You check reed petals as well ?

Not, but thanks for mentioning it, I will chech on them.

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Sorry about your tumble  :( But...that happens, well, to most of us  ;)
Good for having insurance - let them pay to make your bike good again - get the ribs healed and jump right back on  :)

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KTM 2-Strokes + 450, 525, 530, etc / Re: KTM 300 XCW WONT REV OUT
« on: December 13, 2017, 01:40:16 pm »
Thanks guys, I appreciate your advice.

@ Armpump, the packing was done
@ Renrew, I will check, but as I said, ( and confirmed by Dominic ) It was very good before 
@ Swampdonkey, gearing is stock and bike is tuned for tight riding = green spring and valve in almost all the way

What do you guys think about Stator issues ?

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Bike trailer wheel camber problem
« on: December 13, 2017, 01:27:11 pm »
Great resolve  :thumleft:I own 2x Diamond trailors ( 5 bike and one like yours ) and have always found Russell to be a very genuine and approachable guy.....and he is a very good racer as well  ;)

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EMD Racing in Doringkloof Centurion - owned by very knowledgeable, nice ous and racers, Hannes & Attie Saaijman.

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Ah! Dan. No expansion pipe. That is something I hadn't factored in. One thing I have to grudgingly give my 4 stroke is not having to sort out a flattened expansion pipe a couple of times a year.

I know! As beautiful as those fatty's can look on a 4cylinder streetbike, just as much of a nightmare can the offroad "kalkoenkroppie" be.

The are cool Dan and are blown out very easily and cheaply  ;)

True, and I have been repairing 2stroke pipes my whole life. Still very sad to knock a tennisball sized ding in your brand-new Gnarly. :'(

No doubt..... its terrible - I messed up quite a few Goldies myself  :(

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A couple of weeks ago, I attended the launch of KTM's new TPI two-stroke enduro models with fuel-injection in Lesotho. Needless to say, I was hopelessly out of my depth:

https://thebikeshow.co.za/ktm-tpi-two-stroke/

It does pose the interesting question, though with TPI making two-strokes clean enough to pass emission laws, are we going to see them returning to the road?

Highly unlikely Donovan - yet the oil burning trucks and cars pump massive amounts of rubbish out, much to the satisfaction of the "greenies"

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Ah! Dan. No expansion pipe. That is something I hadn't factored in. One thing I have to grudgingly give my 4 stroke is not having to sort out a flattened expansion pipe a couple of times a year.

I know! As beautiful as those fatty's can look on a 4cylinder streetbike, just as much of a nightmare can the offroad "kalkoenkroppie" be.

The are cool Dan and are blown out very easily and cheaply  ;)

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KTM 2-Strokes + 450, 525, 530, etc / Re: KTM 300 XCW WONT REV OUT
« on: December 12, 2017, 10:39:50 pm »
Sounds like jetting - has it always done this or a new occurrence?
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Its a new issue Dominic, and I have not tampered with the jetting.

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KTM 2-Strokes + 450, 525, 530, etc / KTM 300 XCW WONT REV OUT
« on: December 12, 2017, 10:10:45 pm »
My low hours, well maintained 300 xcw pulls very hard from bottom to high mid range - but then seems to suddenly drop off power at the top.....until  the next gear is hooked....... then this repertoire is repeated  ???
I fitted a new plug, cap and wire, cleaned carb, cleaned pipe , fresh petrol, new airfilter.....but still the same.
I am thinking that it may very well be non - mechanical . Whats the view of those in the know please.

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Racing Section / Re: Moto-E coming in 2019.
« on: December 12, 2017, 02:17:14 pm »
I am proudly old school......noisy mechanical engines, huge induction, massive revs, more massive slides,sneaky competing.....and a hell of a lot of red mist in between  :thumleft:
The sound of silence in racing - not for me !

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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: December 12, 2017, 02:06:56 pm »
I just cannot wait for the show to start again - I hope the Aprilia and KTM boys do well next season....We know the Dogs, Ducs and Yams will be the rabbits being chased again  :laughing4:

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: To plastic or not to plastic?
« on: December 10, 2017, 08:53:04 pm »
I have a 990 S like yours and a 300 xcw, the former for the longer hauls and the latter for tight stuff - BUT I trailer the plastic, which you are not keen to do.So maybe, as some have suggested, first go ride a big four stroke enduro bike ( 500 or 525 ) and see if it suits your needs.

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Riding Tips and Training / Re: How to look cool while stopping
« on: December 10, 2017, 06:46:39 pm »
Seen quite a few ous coming unstuck when attempting cool moves like this  :laughing4:

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Kill Switch, who uses it?
« on: December 06, 2017, 07:36:05 pm »
Key with key bikes and plastic kills itself if in gear and me off it  :laughing4:

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KTM LC8 950/990 / Re: What tyre not to use on a 990
« on: December 04, 2017, 08:40:04 pm »
If you hanging on the cables & blasting roosts with your injectors pumping out fuel like fire hydrants you need....Mitas E09's  ;D

+1

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