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Old 10-28-2010, 09:36 AM   #211
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ok so the hockey stick came stock. ok

other questtion for the group

what was stock spring rate that came stock with the 2003 exc 300???
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:50 PM   #212
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..... but I still added the button which is great when the fire goes out and you are poised on a precipice.
I will agree there are times when being able to push a button to light the fire while keeping your feet down can be extremely useful if not life saving. I'm trying more and more to keep myself out of those situations, LOL. I hate taking chances with gravity.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:51 PM   #213
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ok so the hockey stick came stock. ok

other questtion for the group

what was stock spring rate that came stock with the 2003 exc 300???
my book sez 71-90/260 in the back, 4.0N/mm up front
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:51 PM   #214
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Have any of you 300 owners found a good setup for a radiator overflow tank? That's the next mod I'd like to add.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:20 PM   #215
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Overflow Tank

I made one for my 525 EXC. It worked so well I put one on my 300 as well. My cost was about $8. You can see it here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...201026&page=11

It is under the heading "Coolant Collector".

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Old 10-28-2010, 09:04 PM   #216
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I run Evan's coolant in my 300 so it never overheats. But some does slosh out if I fill it to the cap. When I bought it, Roger from Elite told me to only cover the top of the fins and thus none will come out.

My KDX had the same problem (no overflow tank). I routed the overflow hose up to the top of the triple tree-right under the number plate and problem solved.

I despise Ethelyn glycol in so many ways...but most folks like it I guess.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:31 PM   #217
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Evans

I run Evans as well. The bike most likely runs 10+ degrees hotter that stock but it doesn't boil over. What does escape gets caught in my overflow bottle to be sucked back in when the bike cools down.

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Old 10-29-2010, 05:24 AM   #218
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I run Evan's coolant in my 300 so it never overheats. But some does slosh out if I fill it to the cap. When I bought it, Roger from Elite told me to only cover the top of the fins and thus none will come out.

My KDX had the same problem (no overflow tank). I routed the overflow hose up to the top of the triple tree-right under the number plate and problem solved.

I despise Ethelyn glycol in so many ways...but most folks like it I guess.
Yup, another Evans convert here ever since I've owned modern triumph motorcycles! :) I didn't fill the radiator, I added 1.3L at a 30-degree angle, as per the manual states. I haven't run it in the summer yet, so I'll see next year.
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:08 PM   #219
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vibration damper for hadle bar

so who's (brand) Vibration Damper work the best with the ktm trees?
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:08 AM   #220
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so who's (brand) Vibration Damper work the best with the ktm trees?
Check into BRP top triple trees with rubber mounted bar mounts, they utilize CRF elastomers, the product is top notch and suprisingly affordable...

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Old 11-01-2010, 04:13 PM   #221
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Check into BRP top triple trees with rubber mounted bar mounts, they utilize CRF elastomers, the product is top notch and suprisingly affordable...

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does anyone make a handle bar damper that works with the stock KTM trees??
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:35 PM   #222
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does anyone make a handle bar damper that works with the stock KTM trees??
KTM Hardparts has a set, they are for the newer tree's('08-), but can be made to work on yours. Spendy though.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:41 PM   #223
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best DOT tire for this bike

doing more and more payment on this bike these days and need a good trail type tire that is DOT approved. a, 20 on /80 off, type tire.

trail stuff with rocks and mud, stuff you find around New England
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:33 PM   #224
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Perrelli MT-21 is a good Dot tire
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:49 PM   #225
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aftermarket seats

How interchangeable are the seats on the KTM models?

I have a 99 300EXC. The bike came a SDG and a stock KTM seat. Both are very low. I know its a dirtbike and not a touring bike, but I would like a taller seat.
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