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Old 06-26-2013, 07:27 AM   #421
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Who sells the tank with pump included?
hey saltydog, ktm powerparts has part #'s that include the FI pump
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:37 PM   #422
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Would like to put on fatter grips, any suggestions?
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:56 PM   #423
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I put on Pro Grip 737 Rally grips. They are a bit bigger than stock, nice and soft/grippy, and are said to wear well too.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:10 AM   #424
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Lowering

Is there anyway to lower this bike? I sat on one and with a 30" inseam it was way too tall to get a foot on the ground.

With out a shock linkage, I didn't see a way to lower it.

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Old 06-27-2013, 11:33 AM   #425
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A person can have the shock shimmed.It will lower it about an inch but you also lose some travel.Also you can get a lowered seat.With that said I did neither and have a 30' inseam.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:42 AM   #426
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Is there anyway to lower this bike? I sat on one and with a 30" inseam it was way too tall to get a foot on the ground.

With out a shock linkage, I didn't see a way to lower it.

Greg
I lowered my 500 EXC. I took the rear shock to a suspension specialist (Factory Connection) and had them shorten it one inch. I then raised the forks correspondingly to balance the front to the rear and then reset the sag. I can now "almost" flat foot at stops. Lower CG also helps handling and turning.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:05 PM   #427
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Is there anyway to lower this bike? I sat on one and with a 30" inseam it was way too tall to get a foot on the ground.

With out a shock linkage, I didn't see a way to lower it.

Greg
I've got a 30" inseam. I picked up the low seat from Seat Concepts cover and foam for $160 and had it installed by an upholstery shop for $15. Works great for me height-wise, still leaves something to be desired as far as comfort goes, but definitely much better than stock.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:45 PM   #428
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Hey guys, new to the forum (long time reader though and finally caved in after a couple buddies told me to join) and kind of new to riding (only been riding a couple years). I too ride a KTM 350exc (13') and love the bike! Have shy over 1100 miles on mine and love it more after every mile. Currently have a 14/52 gearing setup and love it but would like 3rd/4th gear to have a little more giddy up down south. I was thinking about adding an FMF exhaust and pipe to my bike but know it's pricy. For those who have done the upgrade, what would you say about the performance upgrade? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:35 PM   #429
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Got mine with 2.8 hours on it, nice 80 gentleman bought it and on his first ride with what he calls his "geezer riding club" went down on sandy washboard. A small 5mm stress mark in left tank plastic, he got the worst of it, fully armored and broke 3 ribs.
I adore it! It is my first dirt bike and I am learning as I go. Although I know the role that the motorbike was designed to do, I find myself more and more taking it out for those little annoying errands and making them into little hooligan adventures around Tucson. If you see a 350 on a sidewalk, an alley or cutting across a wash you are seeing one happy guy!

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Old 06-28-2013, 09:27 PM   #430
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Hey guys, new to the forum (long time reader though and finally caved in after a couple buddies told me to join) and kind of new to riding (only been riding a couple years). I too ride a KTM 350exc (13') and love the bike! Have shy over 1100 miles on mine and love it more after every mile. Currently have a 14/52 gearing setup and love it but would like 3rd/4th gear to have a little more giddy up down south. I was thinking about adding an FMF exhaust and pipe to my bike but know it's pricy. For those who have done the upgrade, what would you say about the performance upgrade? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
Here's my 350 xcf-w. I absolutely love it. 1200 miles to date. Running stock 13/52 gearing. Added FMF 4.1 Aluminum muffler but kept stock header pipe. Also switched to the newest EU map. Also put in the FMF Snap. End reuslt: Much, much more bottom end response...but this engine still runs best in the high rev range...that's it's sweet spot and seems to be at home there (ie, it's fastest). All the mods just made the bike more enjoyable when I want to be lazy with the clutch and gear shift lever or I'm caught by surprise and need to get on the gas at the last second without time to downshift...an agressive blip of the throttle and the front wheel comes right up to get me out of trouble :) . Runs a little bit richer so I've lost a little fuel economy, but not much. Did about 50 miles of double track and single track last weekend and still had 1.1 gallons of gas left in the tank. That means I went 50 miles on 1.15 gallons...or roughly a 100 miles per tank with pretty aggressive riding...that's really good if you ask me. In retrospect I would have made my modifications one at a time because I don't really know which of them had a profound effect on performance and which didn't do anything. At this point it's a moot point because the combination has the bike running just the way I want :)

Here's a pic I took late this afternoon on a little ride here in Vermont on a small grass track.

Motoz 120 rear tire is bomber and I've loved it. Highway Dirt Bikes integrated hand guards/top clamp/bar rider setup is by far the BEST I've ever used.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:13 AM   #431
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Valves checked at 40 hours, still no adjustments needed.

Working on getting the balance feel of the bike adjusted, front feels wishy washy on lose terrain compared to my 450. Softening the compression and not rebound on the front helps some, these bikes carry a lot less weight on the front wheel compared to the older models.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:14 AM   #432
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Would like to put on fatter grips, any suggestions?
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I've been using Oury Street Grips on my 400EXC...they're bigger diameter than their MX grips. Plush rubber kills vibes; tacky surface allows a light grip. Cheers, M.

http://www.ourygrips.com/road-street-grips/

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Old 06-29-2013, 06:18 AM   #433
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Motoz 120 rear tire is bomber and I've loved it.
I see that you are in VT. I am in MA. Where are you getting your Moto-Z tires from?

Also, I am just curious, but is everybody running their TPS at 0.60 volts, or have people found it helpful to tweak them up?
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:53 PM   #434
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congrats on your new purchase NSFW, you're going to have a blast getting it setup then riding...this bike will put a smile on your face that's worth the bikes weight in gold

I learned the hard way on the factory chain as well, with 48t rear had to go up 2 chain links to 116. The tension blocks are nice and centered with this setup. But like I said in a previous post, 48t rear is compromise gearing.

If you need more lower "billy goat" gearing control (50t vs 52t) and do not want to swap chains, think about swapping out your countershaft sprocket.

thanks dvw.

i had the 14/52 and they're nice, but i need some highway gearing.

14/50 and rekluse is a great combo for me. 800 miles on the odo...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...811515&page=34


other mods include lowering the bike by 5/8", lowered seat by seat concepts, aftermarket can, cush hub and a steering damper. the popping sound during deceleration is gone......

been very happy and can't wait to ride more.




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Old 07-01-2013, 07:46 AM   #435
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other mods include lowering the bike by 5/8", lowered seat by seat concepts, aftermarket can, cush hub and a steering damper. the popping sound during deceleration is gone......:[/QUOTE]

Details on the cush hub?
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