Originally Posted by Yascher
seems like wrong hub for this bike!!! Probably was designed for 450 SM and it is 2X lighter and almost same in power....you need a RAD or at least original hub for rear with cushdrive...period!!!
+1 you HAVE to have a cush drive on your next hub.
manufacturers use cush drives for the rear hubs on bikes over 450cc (and pretty much all street bikes) and have for years. With the advent of powerful 250cc 4-stroke they are making their way onto smaller bikes as well.
If you pay for orange
anodization (assuming, I've seen some blue-hubbed KTMs that look good) be aware the dye fades pretty fast- they all do. Some shops will re-dip a hub for you to allow the chemicals to penetrate deeper so you maintain color longer- but really anodization is best viewed as a surface hardener
to prevent wear on soft metals (like aluminum alloys our hubs are made from) and not as a "colorant", which is how people tend to see it now that it's a(n affordable) way to dress your bike/bicycle up with the colors of your choice. See if you can get it re-dipped...