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Old 05-14-2012, 08:51 PM   #31
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Looks like ktm calls the screen bit that blows off a "sil element" #77005081055.

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Old 05-15-2012, 03:32 AM   #32
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Looks like ktm calls the screen bit that blows off a "sil element" #77005081055.

Mine fell off too, when I used the wrench in the tool kit to remove it, oop's:)
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:12 PM   #33
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mine is staying off as well. I'm not aware of any state or fed law requiring the screen (aka sil element)
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:02 PM   #34
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mine is staying off as well. I'm not aware of any state or fed law requiring the screen (aka sil element)
No, but the law of too-lean-to-begin-with will catch up to you.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:38 AM   #35
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No, but the law of too-lean-to-begin-with will catch up to you.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:46 AM   #36
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:06 PM   #37
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Jeezus, that is one of the worst looking seats I've ever seen. It's... just... so... poorly shaped.
Sorry dude, but he's right!
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:39 AM   #38
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Just completed a quick 200 mile ride w/the seatconcepts seat, it by far exceeded my expectations for comfort, most comfortable seat I've owned in the past 30+ years. If you're a day tripper you may get by with the stocker, but since I typically ride multi-day, my priorities were function and extra comfort. Some of the other after market seat brands really are too nice, and have the wrong material for a get dirty dirt bike.

Enough off OP topic talk, anyone with actual 350 impressions?
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:37 AM   #39
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I have 25 hours on my 350 XC-fW and had yet to have any kind of problem. Valves are in good nick and oil has been coming out clean. No flame-outs or any other weirdness. The bikes are a little hard to start cold. Of course if you use the "choke" they fire right up.

I picked up a second bike for this years Baja 500 and have been prepping it with mostly the same parts as my personal bike.
I installed HDB stuff on both bike, of course.


On the first bike I used the Unabiker rad guards but decided to go with the Bulletproof on the race bike. Much easier to install and alot beefier. They cost almost double but after 1 crash destroyed a radiator and the Unabiker guard I was wishing I had spent the extra money on the BP stuff.




Took it out to the desert this weekend to set up the suspension and ergs.


And finally added the all important decals!
I leave Friday, I hope I remembered everything....
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:53 PM   #40
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BTW, what kind of prices are people seeing for the 350's?
10,500 with no fore play.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:34 PM   #41
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What's different in 2012 motor? I read there is a new motor for 2012, but I don't know what changed, I haven't seen any issues reported with the 2011 motors... Anyone?
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:42 PM   #42
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What's different in 2012 motor? I read there is a new motor for 2012, but I don't know what changed, I haven't seen any issues reported with the 2011 motors... Anyone?
In case you haven't read these, here's a couple ktm pages that speak to the new 350 engine highlights:

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Old 05-24-2012, 07:48 PM   #43
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Cool2 KTM 350 vs Yamaha wr 400f???

Rode my WR 400 with a brand new to the rider a KTM 350.
Power was almost the same. Handling? To me, Almost the same. I ride in a big forest in southern new york state.
The trails were a little slick. Fell down only one time. on my WR400f.
So, For about $ 8,000 grand you get a Key, FI, Low gas light, plate, and button, and the coolest, wheels ever!! and i hope you like orange.
So, i am going to wash my WR 400 on sat. and and ride. Do not have 8,000 for the 350. And its only a 350 motor, mines a 400cc.
This my take on the 350 KTM!!! Enjoy!!!!
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:11 PM   #44
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Rode my WR 400 with a brand new to the rider a KTM 350.
Power was almost the same. Handling? To me, Almost the same. I ride in a big forest in southern new york state.
The trails were a little slick. Fell down only one time. on my WR400f.
So, For about $ 8,000 grand you get a Key, FI, Low gas light, plate, and button, and the coolest, wheels ever!! and i hope you like orange.
So, i am going to wash my WR 400 on sat. and and ride. Do not have 8,000 for the 350. And its only a 350 motor, mines a 400cc.
This my take on the 350 KTM!!! Enjoy!!!!
Well, you forgot the 6-speed and about 20 or 30 pounds lighter. And in many states that's Plate with a capital "P"
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:32 PM   #45
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yamaha certainly makes great bikes, matter of fact I may even buy another to sit beside the orange bike. Feel free to start a ktm 350 vs yammy 400 comparison thread.
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