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Old 04-08-2013, 06:58 PM   #316
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Will one of these do the TAT like a wr250r will? Wondering if anyoen has done something long and arduous with one of these pups yet.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:20 PM   #317
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I can tell you next year hopefully, as I plan to use it for precisely that. I know people have done the tat on rfs motors and I dont envision this one having trouble with a good seat and rack, oil changes every 800-1k miles. I gaurantee at 250lbs and 44 horses it will be a lot more fun than a wr250r
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:47 AM   #318
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Here there be dragons!!!

Picked up a 350 XCF-W on March 13th, which almost immediately got an Acerbis 5.3 gal tank, Seat Concepts low seat cover and foam, Acerbis front disc gaurd, KTM hard parts plastic skid plate, KTM hard parts sharkfin, and a Garmin Montana mount.




I bought it to have something lighter and easier to toss around than my 2004 625 SXC outfitted as a long-haul DSer to improve my technical riding skill. I have since put 600 mi and ~18 hrs on it, mostly in the Northern Nevada desert two-track, sand wash, and rocks. I'm now down in San Diego for a few months for work, and have put one good technical ride out in the Corral Canyon OHV park. Its definitely provided exactly what I was looking for, and I'm surprising myself all the time about how much my confidence is coming up in tackling more technical trails. I love it.

However, on the way out to a meet up for a group ride in the Warner Springs area last Sunday, the bike cut out suddenly while doing 70mph down I-15. Made it off safely, and ended up getting a tow, as it would not restart, and started blowing fuel by the fittings and expanding the fuel line...

Just got word from the shop, and the diagnostic tool is showing a "crank position sensor failure" code - now waiting to hear on whether KTM NA is going to cover it (no reason to doubt they will, though), and how long I'll have to wait to get my baby back.

I'll admit, this is a serious blow to my hopes of taking this bike on a Continental Divide long haul this Summer...
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:35 PM   #319
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Here there be dragons!!!

Picked up a 350 XCF-W on March 13th, which almost immediately got an Acerbis 5.3 gal tank, Seat Concepts low seat cover and foam, Acerbis front disc gaurd, KTM hard parts plastic skid plate, KTM hard parts sharkfin, and a Garmin Montana mount.




I bought it to have something lighter and easier to toss around than my 2004 625 SXC outfitted as a long-haul DSer to improve my technical riding skill. I have since put 600 mi and ~18 hrs on it, mostly in the Northern Nevada desert two-track, sand wash, and rocks. I'm now down in San Diego for a few months for work, and have put one good technical ride out in the Corral Canyon OHV park. Its definitely provided exactly what I was looking for, and I'm surprising myself all the time about how much my confidence is coming up in tackling more technical trails. I love it.

However, on the way out to a meet up for a group ride in the Warner Springs area last Sunday, the bike cut out suddenly while doing 70mph down I-15. Made it off safely, and ended up getting a tow, as it would not restart, and started blowing fuel by the fittings and expanding the fuel line...

Just got word from the shop, and the diagnostic tool is showing a "crank position sensor failure" code - now waiting to hear on whether KTM NA is going to cover it (no reason to doubt they will, though), and how long I'll have to wait to get my baby back.

I'll admit, this is a serious blow to my hopes of taking this bike on a Continental Divide long haul this Summer...
Bummer man!! Hope you get it back soon and all is well.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:48 PM   #320
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Hooked up with my buddy and rode 300 miles the other day up to Covelo and back. Roughly 50/50 dirt/slab. Bikes handled great and even played golf the next day. Seat Concepts saved my arse..literally!




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Old 04-10-2013, 05:37 PM   #321
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Bummer man!! Hope you get it back soon and all is well.
Thanks, man. Looking like I won't have it back before the weekend. I think if I've owned it less than a month, KTM should have to give me $100 a minute whenever I'm off work, and could be shredding dirt on it. Or at least assign me an umbrella girl to help ease the pain.

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Old 04-10-2013, 06:27 PM   #322
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Thanks, man. Looking like I won't have it back before the weekend. I think if I've owned it less than a month, KTM should have to give me $100 a minute whenever I'm off work, and could be shredding dirt on it. Or at least assign me an umbrella girl to help ease the pain.

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Old 04-11-2013, 11:57 AM   #323
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Hello all

I know this question is very subjective, but I'll shoot anyways, doe anyone think or feel the handlebar is a bit too wide?, have any of you guys have change the bar?
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:18 PM   #324
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Use a pipe cutter and take some off each end. I usually take 1/2 inch off each side. Make sure that your controls and levers fit before you start cutting.

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I know this question is very subjective, but I'll shoot anyways, doe anyone think or feel the handlebar is a bit too wide?, have any of you guys have change the bar?
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:59 PM   #325
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I know this question is very subjective, but I'll shoot anyways, doe anyone think or feel the handlebar is a bit too wide?, have any of you guys have change the bar?
Yes, I do too. I feel like I'm over controlling in the really tight stuff...plus I'm scrapin' off too much bark. I'm thinkin' -1/2" per side. Then raising the bars w/ the elastic risers.

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:45 AM   #326
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cutting bars

ya thinking .5 on each side is about the right amount. question for those of you that have cut them..

were you able to get the grips off and re use them? seems like they are glued on
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:01 AM   #327
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Thanks, man. Looking like I won't have it back before the weekend. I think if I've owned it less than a month, KTM should have to give me $100 a minute whenever I'm off work, and could be shredding dirt on it. Or at least assign me an umbrella girl to help ease the pain.

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Old 04-12-2013, 10:43 AM   #328
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Just got word from the shop, and the diagnostic tool is showing a "crank position sensor failure" code -
Where is this sensor located - I can't seem to find it on the parts diagrams...
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:35 PM   #329
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Where is this sensor located - I can't seem to find it on the parts diagrams...
Its on the stator. I can't find it in the fiche either, but I presume its integral to the charging system harness.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:30 PM   #330
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Its on the stator. I can't find it in the fiche either, but I presume its integral to the charging system harness.
So, I presume this is what is normally referred to on every other dirt bike as the pulser coil?
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