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Old 01-10-2013, 02:04 PM   #16
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Nice bike. So is Clay the friend of your family. I meet him once, Clay is a great guy.

Do you have any plans for a quick air screw adjustment for elevation changes. I use to be a 4t guy. But with prices over 10k, I need to rethink my trail bike. One thing that always concerns me is the constant need to adjust the air screw. Recently I've seen some remote adjustment cables that move the point of contact up to the handle bars. That seems like a ok solution to this problem.
No he just rides at a place that I know of
http://www.cmrariders.com

The brother has 17,000 acres, the Sister (who my mother knows and I have meet and horse back rode her property) also has 17,000 acres next to the brothers. Their sister across the street has 17,000 acres. If I recall they inherited it from a Uncle that passed away. Actually for a bit my mothers friend wanted my parents to buy the 17,000 acres from the sister...LOL It would of been cool, but a little out of their price point for property....property taxes alone will kill you. The lady works just to pay the tax.

I know the road that this is off of because my parents had a house just to the north on Tims Ford Lake. They since have sold and moved to the West to their property of 138 acres. Road 16 is a very nice and well known road to sport bike riders...hitting 120mph and being banked over dragging pegs was common place, not many homes as that family owns the area (although an acre here and there on the road have been sold and homes built since I been there on a street bike) plus no cops out there as you blast into AL (road then turns to poo).

Like I said small world....
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:25 PM   #17
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So what did you guys have to pay for the bikes only, no farkles? PM me if you want, I want one too

I rode a 2012 GG300 kicker and the front wheel felt very planted compared to the pumpkin bike and was superior in turning/ holding a line/even changing lines. Much more stable in a straight line. Trials bike heritage, great lugging motor and has some top end power.

And you don't have kick stands that break off, wheel bearings failing like no other bike, EFI problems, gas lines that fail brand new, triple clamps that break, wonder bread seat foam, low budget cylinder plating, high oil consumption, oil transfer between isolated chambers, and a host of other problems that shouldn't happen.....KTM Talk says it all

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Old 01-10-2013, 02:32 PM   #18
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So how did you guys have to pay for the bikes only, no farkles? PM me if you want, I want one too

I rode a 2012 GG300 kicker and the front wheel felt very planted compared to the pumpkin bike and was superior in turning/ holding a line/even changing lines. Much more stable in a straight line. Trials bike heritage, great lugging motor and has some top end power.

And you don't have kick stands that break off, wheel bearings failing like no other bike, EFI problems, gas lines that fail brand new, triple clamps that break, wonder bread seat foam, low budget cylinder plating, high oil consumption, oil transfer between isolated chambers, and a host of other problems that shouldn't happen.....KTM Talk says it all
I was in the same boat. I went from a 2008 530 EXC-R Six days to the gasser and the total cost of ownership dropped 100%. I have only had to replace the parts that are made to wear out (tires,chain, sprokets) with, knock on wood, no troubles.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:33 PM   #19
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So how did you guys have to pay for the bikes only, no farkles? PM me if you want, I want one too

I rode a 2012 GG300 kicker and the front wheel felt very planted compared to the pumpkin bike and was superior in turning/ holding a line/even changing lines. Much more stable in a straight line. Trials bike heritage, great lugging motor and has some top end power.

And you don't have kick stands that break off, wheel bearings failing like no other bike, EFI problems, gas lines that fail brand new, triple clamps that break, wonder bread seat foam, low budget cylinder plating, high oil consumption, oil transfer between isolated chambers, and a host of other problems that shouldn't happen.....KTM Talk says it all
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:15 PM   #20
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:55 PM   #21
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The Hyde pipe guard is probably the best one on the market, they look a little wierd but will save you $$, pipes aren't cheap. Nice rad guards too. That that bike is outfitted well.

Is the powervalve adjustable?

After your XRR, you'll be surprised how well you'll be able to ride that bike. Dropping a 100lbs in one whack makes a huge difference to your ability. Very nice machine
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:42 PM   #22
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The Hyde pipe guard is probably the best one on the market, they look a little wierd but will save you $$, pipes aren't cheap. Nice rad guards too. That that bike is outfitted well.

Is the powervalve adjustable?

After your XRR, you'll be surprised how well you'll be able to ride that bike. Dropping a 100lbs in one whack makes a huge difference to your ability. Very nice machine
I have to weigh the GG, but I got a weight on the XR650R with maybe 3 gallons in it, it came to 341lbs...people on the GG forum say they have gotten weights of 250lbs to 260lbs so there is 80 lbs savings if not more assuming like always I have a fuel 6.5 gallons in the XRR while on single track...LOL So I probably am a lot lighter on the GG.

I'm excited to ride the GG
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:00 PM   #23
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And you don't have kick stands that break off, wheel bearings failing like no other bike, EFI problems, gas lines that fail brand new, triple clamps that break, wonder bread seat foam, low budget cylinder plating, high oil consumption, oil transfer between isolated chambers, and a host of other problems that shouldn't happen.....KTM Talk says it all
Let's compare apples to apples. KTM 300s have none of those problems. Maybe the only one that is valid is the seat foam.
I have a Gasser trials bike in addition to my KTMs. I have put more repair dollars into that one two year old trials bike,than all my KTMs.

Edit. Don't bring up the 950. :

Btw, I can't wait to hear how you guys like em in the whoops. It should be brilliant in the woods!
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:14 PM   #24
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Btw, I can't wait to hear how you guys like em in the whoops. It should be brilliant in the woods!
602 would be the guy to ask, a primadonna through and through!

JK: he just knows what he likes in bikes!
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:33 PM   #25
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Let's compare apples to apples. KTM 300s have none of those problems. Maybe the only one that is valid is the seat foam.
I have a Gasser trials bike in addition to my KTMs. I have put more repair dollars into that one two year old trials bike,than all my KTMs.

Edit. Don't bring up the 950. :

Btw, I can't wait to hear how you guys like em in the whoops. It should be brilliant in the woods!
Actually the importer Clay said to fix the GG in the whoop's is get a longer chain and move the tire back in the swing arm and it is suppose to make a difference. I have no clue just what I read on the GG forum so that might not be an issue...and who does whoops for fun...not a fan here and not why I bought the bike.....LOL
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #26
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Actually the importer Clay said to fix the GG in the whoop's is get a longer chain and move the tire back in the swing arm and it is suppose to make a difference. I have no clue just what I read on the GG forum so that might not be an issue...and who does whoops for fun...not a fan here and not why I bought the bike.....LOL
No doubt, agreed. TooFast was throwing stuff out there that was not even applicable to a KTM 300.

It looks like a great bike. Can't argue with the Ohlins shock coming standard!
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:11 PM   #27
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So what did you guys have to pay for the bikes only, no farkles? PM me if you want, I want one too

I rode a 2012 GG300 kicker and the front wheel felt very planted compared to the pumpkin bike and was superior in turning/ holding a line/even changing lines. Much more stable in a straight line. Trials bike heritage, great lugging motor and has some top end power.

And you don't have kick stands that break off, wheel bearings failing like no other bike, EFI problems, gas lines that fail brand new, triple clamps that break, wonder bread seat foam, low budget cylinder plating, high oil consumption, oil transfer between isolated chambers, and a host of other problems that shouldn't happen.....KTM Talk says it all
Luv the non applicable generalizations, have you even owned a ktm 2t? I abuse the crap out of mine never had those issues nor has any of my riding buddies, if that's your personal expierence you probably need to find a mechanic and quit working on it yourself.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:38 PM   #28
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Marzocchi Shocks.... Sweet bike. I still love 2 strokes. Red rules LOL!!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:35 PM   #29
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Luv the non applicable generalizations, have you even owned a ktm 2t? I abuse the crap out of mine never had those issues nor has any of my riding buddies, if that's your personal expierence you probably need to find a mechanic and quit working on it yourself.
I think it is just a modern 4t overview, my Husky certainly had some of those issues.

As to whoops, it's a woods bike, but I can tell you now it'll pound whoops better than a 4t euro trailbike no problem. I'm going to move the 310 and get a 450/5XX 4t for pure desert duty though, as trying to compromise sucks.
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Be careful, Modette.........

........ yer gonna putcher eye out with that thing!

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