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bchunter 10-17-2012 09:39 PM

VIDEO - KTM and KSM having fun
Hey folks. Here is a video of a friends KTM and my KSM (KTM engine in a Suzuki Frame - build vid is here: ) out having fun like our two stroke duals sports are made to do :clap



2Trider 10-17-2012 10:33 PM

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Reino 10-18-2012 03:05 AM

Love it, i am a firm believer of not buying a new bike. Because there is so much you can do to improve it to modern spec.

Like my ktm I can buy a 2013 spec frame off ebay for 800usd a swing arm for 400usd, a new 2013 300 cylinder for 800 and suspension for 1500usd. That is cheaper than a new bike even if you don't sell the old parts.

But than again my friends think i am insane:norton.

bchunter 10-18-2012 01:12 PM

I was even specing out a KTM swingarm to put into the Suzuki, and could easily have made it work, but decided to just stop at the engine. But this winter I will put new forks on it and a different shock, just to improve the suspenders.

And just so you know, this build cost me $2000. It would have cost more then that to just rebuild the old gutless TS engine.

The thing that I am lucky with is that the TS has a dual piston front brake. If it was a single, I would have been a little leary about my stopping power with this new power plant, cause those corners come up alot faster now then they did before :clap

And don't worry, I am :norton right there with you :ricky:beer

Reino 10-18-2012 01:33 PM

"If you don't like my personality, don't worry i have several more" :norton

By the time you are done upgrading your bike, you will have a modern masterpiece![

And you can pick and choose the best parts for your bike from all the different bikes available. They call it an frankenbike, i call it enginuity.

bchunter 10-18-2012 07:50 PM

You are exactly right, I can piece it to my style. And I can build it, making it truly my bike. Being up here in the North, you have to know how to fix your ride. I now know this bike inside and out, and at least have half a chance to get out of the bush if I have a malfunction at the junction.

But more then anything, it now goes like stink :clap

Reino 10-18-2012 11:16 PM

I have a saying if you can't afford it, make it your self. I know thats not always possible, but when you try to do everything yourself you save a lot of money and you know your bike.

By this time i know my bike so well i can identify faults while riding and the on site "hacks" to fix them. luckey ktm motors are plenty reliable.:D

2Trider 11-11-2012 02:56 PM

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DangerDane 12-09-2012 07:29 PM

hi new guy just made my 04 250 exc road legal people tell me i will blow it going down roads looks like you do it all the time. Gearing? just cant be tapped out like any other typ of bike?

bchunter 12-09-2012 08:23 PM

Just make sure your jetting, fuel mix ratio, and gearing is right and you are good to go. If I am rising hwy (100 km/h plus) I am running 14/41. For all the other times I am running 13/41. My friend on his KTM 300 is running 15/52 for hwy runs and 14/52 for local dirt ripping. For me the 14/41 on the hwy is great, very smooth and puts me in the bottom end of 5th. There is stil a ton of jam left if I need to pass.

Have fun with it on the road. Personally I enjoy it a ton, but that is just me ;)

DangerDane 12-10-2012 08:15 AM

Thanks ill just have to see how it gos i getting back in to riding and i can't aford to go to MX parks 25$ 40$ a day and im just not that good..:dizave im hopping now that i can head down the road i can find something to do

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