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Old 03-22-2012, 08:14 AM   #76
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My 07 has the V force reeds, I think that they came stock.

And I now have every thing Gordy's has as well. Love it.
Are you running the auto-clutch?

I have had mine since day one and am thinking about taking it off to try it for a while.

Let's get a six-speed!


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Old 03-22-2012, 08:36 AM   #77
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2 teeth up on the rear
What's your final drive? (I'm not sure what stock is.)
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Mapping switch on the bars
Haven't played with the mapping yet. Is the difference significant (enough to warrant getting the bar switch)?
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:44 AM   #78
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Can anyone with an 07-09 300 tell me what the width is for the stock Neken bars? The PO cut these down (and regretted it). I have a take off replacement pair I'm picking up on ebay, but the seller isn't sure if they're cut as well. Can't seem to find a spec for them.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:40 PM   #79
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Can anyone with an 07-09 300 tell me what the width is for the stock Neken bars? The PO cut these down (and regretted it). I have a take off replacement pair I'm picking up on ebay, but the seller isn't sure if they're cut as well. Can't seem to find a spec for them.
I think they were 33" stock...I'm at 32" and seem to recall cutting 1/2" off each end...now I wish I hadn't because it's caused fitment/rotation issues with the buttons and levers.

Probably going to pony up for some Flexx bars at some point this season.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:50 PM   #80
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I think they were 33" stock...I'm at 32" and seem to recall cutting 1/2" off each end...now I wish I hadn't because it's caused fitment/rotation issues with the buttons and levers.
My bars are 31 3/4", I thought they were stock but looking at Shuffler's post I guess they've been cut too, I have a little trouble fitting everything on them also.


Stock gearing is 13/50

I've got the map switch, not sure if it's really worth it, mine stays on the aggressive map, once in awhile I notice the big bikes pulling me in the straits and I realize I've hit the switch inadvertently We don't ride mud here, supposedly it's good for really slick situations like mud & snow.

Some riders complain of "whiskey throttle", lack of throttle control when the 300 has kicked their ass and like the map switch for that, I say man up or get an XR200.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:47 PM   #81
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I've got the map switch, not sure if it's really worth it, mine stays on the aggressive map, once in awhile I notice the big bikes pulling me in the straits and I realize I've hit the switch inadvertently We don't ride mud here, supposedly it's good for really slick situations like mud & snow.
It is hard to tell if it makes much difference. I sometimes put it in "rain" mode and I think it fools my brain into thinking that something happened.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:33 PM   #82
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I think they were 33" stock...I'm at 32" and seem to recall cutting 1/2" off each end...now I wish I hadn't because it's caused fitment/rotation issues with the buttons and levers.

Probably going to pony up for some Flexx bars at some point this season.
Dang.. 33? Thanks. Mine are sitting at 29.5 right now. Used to running 31.5 on the other bike.

The Flexx bars look cool, but I know as soon as I spent that much I would promptly end up slamming them into a tree.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:36 PM   #83
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I've got the map switch, not sure if it's really worth it, mine stays on the aggressive map,
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It is hard to tell if it makes much difference. I sometimes put it in "rain" mode and I think it fools my brain into thinking that something happened.
Thanks.. sounds like I'll pass. I'm going to be tossing enough crap on the bars to get it plated.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:39 PM   #84
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Are you running the auto-clutch?

I have had mine since day one and am thinking about taking it off to try it for a while.

Let's get a six-speed!


Yes, picked one up on ktm talk, so far I love it!
You try the 6 speed first, I'll copy you soon enough.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:19 PM   #85
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Tried out the yellow spring today. That was the ticket. 100% improvement in climbing traction. The red spring would be great for faster flat stuff, but it makes the throttle very binary.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:02 AM   #86
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Got my new Gnarly pipe, and a new spark plug yesterday!
Still has the original plug, since 05.

Now it is time to do some maintenance on the bike.


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Old 04-05-2012, 11:55 AM   #87
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HellSickle - I think I just responded to a nuked post.. Question is gone, but here's the answer:

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It should have little paint marks on the small spring.

Green (the thickest) keeps the PV from opening until higher rpms (as more pressure builds). It should make it the easiest for technical terrain as it allows you to use a lot of the throttle without the big "hit". Red does the opposite, you'll get the hit almost instantly - great for racing in flatter terrain, but hard to control wheelspin in soft/loose stuff. Yellow splits the difference.

I've found the red makes it very hard for lefthand type stuff. Yellow is still a bit squirrelly on stuff like spruce, but manageable with a lot of clutch feathering. I haven't tried green yet.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:58 AM   #88
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HellSickle - I think I just responded to a nuked post.. Question is gone, but here's the answer:

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It should have little paint marks on the small spring.

Green (the thickest) keeps the PV from opening until higher rpms (as more pressure builds). It should make it the easiest for technical terrain as it allows you to use a lot of the throttle without the big "hit". Red does the opposite, you'll get the hit almost instantly - great for racing in flatter terrain, but hard to control wheelspin in soft/loose stuff. Yellow splits the difference.

I've found the red makes it very hard for lefthand type stuff. Yellow is still a bit squirrelly on stuff like spruce, but manageable with a lot of clutch feathering. I haven't tried green yet.

Thanks. Yeah, I nuked the post after googling for spring colors. I'll look more closely for a small paint mark. It might have the green spring in there now.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:47 PM   #89
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Got my new Gnarly pipe, and a new spark plug yesterday!
Still has the original plug, since 05.

Now it is time to do some maintenance on the bike.


That pictures is awesome.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:18 PM   #90
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I'll look more closely for a small paint mark.
My factory manual also mentions a "gelb" spring. I have no fuggin idea what gelb means, but the way the chart is laid out it appears to be the same as the yellow.
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