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Old 07-23-2013, 04:30 PM   #991
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Also, I think I've said it before but I religiously kill the motor at every stop no matter how short.
With electric start, why not?
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:03 PM   #992
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Got some parts today from a 97 300.......sxc??? The rear shock is an Ohlins. Is it worth swapping onto my 98?.

Carb looks the same...is it?

Did not get whole bike..just a bunch of parts. What should swap?

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Old 08-27-2013, 12:33 PM   #993
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:04 PM   #994
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I didn't have an accurate way to measure mileage. From looking at my tank when I filled, I would estimate range with a stock tank to be 80-90 miles. Because all of our loops were less than 60 miles, I never used the aux tank mounted on the front.

Jetting was exactly what KTM recommends for 7-10k'.

Fans are good. I saw lots of bikes without them in a cloud of steam. Climbs are long and steep in thin air that doesn't cool very well.
I tried 155/36 initially but didn't move my needle. I got 20 mpg and fouled a plug. I ran star with a blubbering machine but it was fun



Dropped the needle from #5 to #2 and got 50 mpg

ironically I boiled the coolant on this road

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Old 10-07-2013, 05:03 AM   #995
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Put my 300 up for sale. Check the bike section. Over $1200 worth of brand new parts, including Lectron metering rod carburetor. :)

Located in MI, titled, plated and street legal.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:11 PM   #996
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I used the new bodywork from my (now sold) 2010 KTM EXC 530 Champions Edition on the 2011 XC-W 300.

The stock plastic for the 300 was looking a little ratty.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:39 AM   #997
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I used the new bodywork from my (now sold) 2010 KTM EXC 530 Champions Edition on the 2011 XC-W 300.

The stock plastic for the 300 was looking a little ratty.
So the older tank bolted right on?? I considered trying that mostly because I liked the shape of the older tank better than the one on my '12 300XC-w.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:23 AM   #998
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After riding the shale hills at Montrose this weekend, I've got to put on the paddle tire and take my 300 to some Big Sand. Sooner rather than later.

Huge fun when you are pinned into the upper middle part of the power in third gear on a big hill.

Here's what happens when the 250 4 strokes run out of steam.

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Old 10-08-2013, 05:15 PM   #999
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So the older tank bolted right on?? I considered trying that mostly because I liked the shape of the older tank better than the one on my '12 300XC-w.
Older tank?
That's the stock 2011 KTM 300 tank.

I would say the stock tanks would probably swap over.

I know that the KTM Power Parts EXC 530 13 liter tank fits just fine on the 300.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:44 PM   #1000
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Older tank?
That's the stock 2011 KTM 300 tank.

I would say the stock tanks would probably swap over.

I know that the KTM Power Parts EXC 530 13 liter tank fits just fine on the 300.
My mistake. I was thinking that stock you should have had the same tank as my '12 300XC-w. Even so, I do like the slimmer design of your 2011 tank.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:25 PM   #1001
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This is a loooong thread & I read slow.

So, Is there a wiki or something that explains all the various changes between model years?

Were there any noteworthy changes, besides e-start in 08', that would make you choose or avoid an XC-W of certain years?

Also, what are the details about the KTM MSO's and getting a street title for one? I see used 300's for sale without a headlight and wonder how cheaply I can add a headlight, brake/tail lights, and a horn. I think that's the minimum requirements to pass an inspection here.

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Old 10-10-2013, 05:54 PM   #1002
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This is a loooong thread & I read slow.

So, Is there a wiki or something that explains all the various changes between model years?

Were there any noteworthy changes, besides e-start in 08', that would make you choose or avoid an XC-W of certain years?

Also, what are the details about the KTM MSO's and getting a street title for one? I see used 300's for sale without a headlight and wonder how cheaply I can add a headlight, brake/tail lights, and a horn. I think that's the minimum requirements to pass an inspection here.
As we all know, newer is better when buying a bike. That said, if you are considering a 300 the only really note worthy change that I can see (besides eStarting) is that in '98 they finally got a good ignition system (reliable with a nice advance curve), that's when the 300 really became a good bike. So unless you really like the bike, even if it's free, get a '98 or newer.

Yes, over the years things like electric start did change the game for some, but the kick only models like to talk about being lighter and easier to work on.

New my '12 XC-w didn't come with a headlight, spent just under 150 to get them (simple headlight and tail light). But that's enough to make it legal for me to ride the side roads around the ORV trails (some of them). The actual cost for you to upgrade a 300 that doesn't have lights depends on if the model has a working stator and the quality of lights needed and even if it had them at one time. Surf Baja Designs when ever you find a possible 300, then you'll know what your in for.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:16 AM   #1003
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Before I go diggin around the inter web too much, anyone got a quick link to the parts/process I need to remove the estart from my '08???
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:15 PM   #1004
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Before I go diggin around the inter web too much, anyone got a quick link to the parts/process I need to remove the estart from my '08???
Do a search on Youtube. Slavens put together some really nice videos.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:32 PM   #1005
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Unless you're mechanically challenged, it's really easy. Just requires taking stuff off, nothing intricate about it at all. You'll need to decide if you want to remove the starter AND the ign cover and replace with a new (non starter) ign cover or just remove the starter and plug the starter hole. I've seen it done both ways and both work fine. If you plug it, remove the bendix and worm gear out of the sidecover. The wiring is a breeze, pull the battery, solenoid and starter cable and just tie up the small wires under the seat that go to the solenoid.
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