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Figured that we gotta have some dirt guys in here somewhere!

I have an 02 KTM 250 thats bone stock. It needs a tune up and i'd like to do some things to it, but i'm not sure yet. It kinda sat for 2 summers because we got into riding ATVs and I couldn't get off our Can-Am Outlander 800. :clap:

No pics of the KTM. It is at home in the garage and i am at school.



We also had a Honda 450 but my dad sold it last fall. :(



I'm kinda thinking that i'd like to sell the KTM and pick up another 450. I don't race or anything, but they are just so much fun to mess around on.


So who else is into dirt bikes?
 

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This is mine. 2003 KTM 450 EXC. Love the fact that I can go both dirt and street.

Will have to post the dirty pictures of it when I get home.

 

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Nice 250!

And that KTM is a sick looking bike. I'd like to find one like that!
 

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That is a badass bike!
 

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Never made the transition to dirt bikes for some reason, always rode quads. Maybe one of these days.

-Markus-
 

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Change your oil after every ride! I owned the same bike and blew it up because fibers from the clutch get into the oil and prevent the cams from getting lubricated correctly. Other than that, they're great!
Yeah, as I only get time to go away for rides on the occasional weekend I change the oil after each trip. They are great bikes (love the starter button, especially for trail riding with steep terrain). Need to get a radiator fan as it tends to get pretty hot tho.
 

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Yeah, as I only get time to go away for rides on the occasional weekend I change the oil after each trip. They are great bikes (love the starter button, especially for trail riding with steep terrain). Need to get a radiator fan as it tends to get pretty hot tho.
Yeah i noticed that too. Mine would overheat all the time on single track trails. Those bikes just dont like to be clutched.

PS, invest in a trickle charger. I went through two batteries.

Edit: My old bike

 

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Winter project

This is what I plan to work on this winter in the garage 1972 Yamaha AT1 125 Enduro. The bike was in a barn for years, has 1100 actual miles on it. One small dent in tank and other than that just need to clean up chrome some then replace rubber hoses etc. just from age.
 

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This is what I plan to work on this winter in the garage 1972 Yamaha AT1 125 Enduro. The bike was in a barn for years, has 1100 actual miles on it. One small dent in tank and other than that just need to clean up chrome some then replace rubber hoses etc. just from age.
Those are great. That one looks pretty cherry.

I've been looking for a 1984 XL350 or XL250. Want one in the same sort of shape, I''ve found a few, but seemed to miss it by a call or two...

Failing that, a DRZ 400, to explore the areas of BC that aren't covered in snow during the summer.

And if I strike it rich, a KTM525EXC. <<<---Dreaming!
 

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i race MX, i used to race both the 450 and 250 class but now i built a full race engine in my 250 and race both on that bc Ohlins got the susp dialed so good for this new bike i have and the motor is wicked for a 250 that it is best of both worlds. then add the rekluse clutch on it and i can even ride trails. the bike is so much lighter then a 450 you can flick it everywhere. and the efi is a dream. i would never go back to a carb unless on a 2 stroke bc efi is not available yet

if you just ride for fun and don't race i would sell the 02 ktm as the frame and susp are pretty dated. look into picking up a 07 or newer Yamaha YZ250 2 stroke or a 08 or newer KTM 250sx 2 stroke. the 2 strokes are so much easier to maintain and alot cheaper as well. if a 2 stroke blows your looking at couple hundred vs couple thousand on a race 4 stroke

but if you really want a 4 stroke any of the new ones are great, with new KTM's coming with the best stock stuff on them, they really are pretty much ready to race minus maybe a susp revalve etc and personal touches. my new race bike though is def the best bike i have had yet.

i guess you have to narrow down if you want a 2 stroke or 4 stroke first then decide what size engine to get. i have rode alot of different bikes over the years so if you need help deciding lmk as i know what certain year bikes had problems etc or certain recalls or ones that just flat out sucked a certain year

welcome, good to have another dirt rider on the board

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