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  1. Graham Jarvis School

    Sorry I was out of town and couldn't make it
  2. I did this race in 2011 and wasn't too impressed and said I wouldn't do it again, in fact I didn't bother doing the 2nd day and drove home instead. Not much singletrack, more fast hardpack/rocky and whooped out trails and too many cactus plus very dusty. There were a few easy / hard splits on later loops where hard options were fun but overall not that great IMO. But might have been improved since then and some rain would make quite a difference.
  3. KTM 250/300 2 stroke for the wife?

    I've had 4 recent 300's, 09/10/11/12 so know a bit about them. Yes estarts can be a bit weak on pre 13 and I always kick mine from cold, I also use a lithium iron battery as lighter and stronger but that being said I pulled estart from my race 12 300XC as so rarely stall it so what carry around the extra weight. But on all the others as long as batter is charged never had an issue with starting warm but the later design seems like a good idea. Differences by year, I think only 300 had estart in 08 but 250 was estart ready, or maybe it was 300's but not 250's however suspension that year sucked. 09 was good solid bike, 10 slightly better. 11 was big change with 6 speed gearbox which was big improvement, 5 speed XCW was too gappy, 5 speed XC perfect spaced but could be too high in 1st or too low in 5th at times. 11 XC also has new frame design that XCW got in 12 when XC moved to linkage rear. XC has (better IMO) CC forks and XCW has OC, XC is more of a race bike and stiffer damping so probably XCW best. 250 v 300 then, 300's feel heavier, vibrate more, overheat and can feel more intimidating as there's so much power but for deep sand not so much of an issue however I would recommend a 250 as easier to ride and plenty of power and one day if needed easy to convert to a 300. While I probably wouldn't recommend it I happen to have a nice 2010 300XC that I need to sell when I get the chance to put it back together.
  4. Used KTM parts for sale

    Updated list after items sold and found: KTM / FMF turbine core 2 silencer, black and just repacked for 200/250/300's 04?-10 $60 Front brake master cylinder incl lever, line and caliper (no mount or pads) $140 (could separate) EE tall firm seat - hardly used Sku No: 75-408 Retail: $129.95 - sell $60 530 scotts stainless steel oil filter - sell $4 530 Clutch kit (all discs and springs done 250hrs but still plenty of wear left) PN#: 78032011010 Retail: $380.19, $80 Enduro Engineering 4 stroke exhaust alloy guard - Sku No: 11-062 Price: $34.95 - sell for $10 Rear brake master cylinder and hose $90 (could separate) SDi lowering link $100 (for 2011-2014 linkage bikes) Steering damper Ohlins 2.0 model SD530, great condition $330 2010 CYLINDER HEAD 300 XC/EXC 54830306500 Retail: $144.99 sell $89 Footpegs Kite alloy orange used but with new grip inserts $100 SXS /FMF fatty pipe 2008/2010 250/300 just repaired to like new condition and fitted with P3 carbon fiber pipe guard $200
  5. KTM

    +1 on BPD rad guards, well worth the money IMO unless you never crash of course. As for local dealers I bought my 08 530EXC from NCY and later found I got screwed on the bike and accessories so I've never been back and won't, yes my bad to some extent letting it happen but not a good experience. Next I bought a 10 300XC from RJ and AAK and a totally different and great experience from the sale to support, absolutely great so I have bought all other KTM's from them. I do however buy some parts and accessories online as cheaper plus free shipping and no tax and they're not in the most convenient location. My next choice as backup plan would be Veys, Robert the owner is a nice guy and supports local races and events and rides the same things we do, only things I have bought from there were using a gift voucher I won from a race and I would go back there as a backup if necessary
  6. Proper Fork Alignment

    I have always basically used spaughs procedure although less so on torque settings, I just do it by feel. One key is to make sure the right side axle moves easily within the fork boss so should be lubed and you can test by making sure it when pushed in and out it springs back under its own force. In general and if wanting to save a little time this can position the axle near enough correctly to torque it down. I agree with suspenders that even better is to remove fork springs (or caps and bars) to allow forks to fully bottom then knowing everything is fully aligned clamp everything up. not used the motion pro tool but can see it could help, I like and own many of their tools but don't see I need this one.
  7. Ebola petition

    Certainly makes sense and I think I read British Airways has suspended all direct flights from those countries quite a few weeks ago. But folks will still fly (and drive then fly) via other countries as business must go on so impossible to be 100% effective although reducing the possibility is certainly a good idea. Funnily I read a book where ebola was prime subject, might have been Congo by Michael Crichton where it was real bad in Kinshasa, Zaire (formerly Belgian Congo and now Democratic Republic of Congo), this was late 90's. 6 months later at the tail end of their civil war I went over there as our company got a big contract and nobody else would go, landed to find one hanger and several aircraft still smoldering after an explosion which turned out to be caused by some dodgy Russian ammunition they had stored there which somehow got set off. I was there on and off for over a year, great people but incredible poverty and so many totally amazing dirt bike riding possibilities. Did feel a bit bad after telling everyone in the company that everything was fine then 1 guy was there during the coup when the president was killed and 2 other guys taxi got held up and gunpoint and the driver argued and got killed and the guys had everything taken from them. And just read today that a group of researchers traced HIV back to Kinshasa in 1920's. But not knowing that I wouldn't want to go to a hospital there, we had another guy got bit by something and his elbow was the size of a football so we flew him down to South Africa to get treatment and he was fine after a few days, crazy stuff. So many other stories from there but some great smart people that want to learn and I enjoyed working with them. Now we could talk about Nigeria and little to say good about that other than escaping unharmed.
  8. Used KTM parts for sale

    Sorry for not getting back on this sooner but have been moving this week so finally in new place (which reminds me I need to update my profile here). Anyway shock will fit your 2014 500EXC fine but while having same travel the shock on your bike is I believe 6mm physically longer (due to the relocation of top mount on newer frame design). So using the older shock would lower the back about 24mm (roughly 4:1 leverage ratio) so some shorter folks do this on purpose the same as you would get done at a suspension shop. But if you prefer the standard seat height and geometry the older shock and certainly the Ohlins can be easily modified by changing internal spacers (I checked with Trailtricks who I bought it from and quite a few guys on ktmtalk have done it), you can check with suspenders on here as I'm sure he would know how to do it. As I mentioned it needs an oil change and while it works fine and doesn't leak a quick service and checkout would make sense and then spacers can be changed at the same time. Let me know if you need any more info and PM if needed as still busy following up after move so won't be checking on here as often as usual. Thanks for the interest, and FYI I listed it on ktmtalk and have an offer of $400 which I haven't accepted as yet as think it's worth more than that.
  9. FS new/used dirt bike gear

    Sold a bunch of this so what I have left with some lower prices is: Scott 89 goggles used, lenses new fit 83/87/89/NS/Xi goggles. All used googles in reasonable condition with used but serviceable lenses Used Scott 89 googles White frame/black strap/clear lens $8 Clear frame/black strap/clear lens $8 Red frame/black strap/clear Xi dual pane lens $8 Blue frame/blue strap/blue turbo dual pane lens $8 New Scott 89 etc. lenses Turboflow clear dual pane lens x 2 $8 each Turbo Xi clear vented anti fog $8 each Turbo blue $8 each Thermal clear anti stick x 2 $8 each Thermal clear $8 each Works clear anti stick x 3 $3 each Works yellow $3 each Works clear anti fog $3 each Works clear light sensitive x 2 $3 each Works blue $3 each Clear x 2 $3 each Arai VX Pro III Cheek Pad Set 20mm (std for L) MSRP $45.95 qty 2 - $20 each set Arai VX Pro III Helmet Liner (size III-7mm for M/L shells std for L) MSRP $52.95 - $25 Arai VX Pro III Helmet Liner (size III-12mm for M/L shells) MSRP $52.95 new - $30 Arai VX Pro III Helmet Liner (size IV-7mm for XL/XXL shells std for XL) MSRP $52.95 new - $30 Gaerne SG10 replacement soles (Performance Motocross) size 46-48 new MSRP $29.99 - Sell $10 AXO enduro jacket - new, XXXL blue/white/black removal liner, sleeves, shoulder and elbow pads - $120 Acerbis impact enduro jacket - new, XXL black and red - $70 Available in north county but can deliver as travel around the area quite a bit, PM me for info.
  10. New KTM parts / accesories for sale

    Sold a bunch of stuff so updated list with some lower prices for remainder Front springs WP closed cartridge 0.44 new takeoff - $55 Stock OEM 4 stroke throttle cable set - new 77002091000 Retail: $65.59 - sell $35 Enduro engineering clutch hose 15-072 Price: $59.95 - sell $30 Number plate backgrounds, new Retail $29.99 - sell $15 each - MX plate white - headlamp white, green and yellow (2) 60114028000 FLASHER LENS L/S R/S TRANSP.06 - new Retail: $3.79 - sell $2 50314041100 REAR LIGHT LENS 125-380 EGS`98 (fits 08 and other 450/530 EXC) Retail: $22.79 new - $10 KTM EXC Ignition bypass plug PN#: 78111999000 Retail: $5.99 - new $3 59411075100 WIRING HARNESS RACING USA 05 $54.19 XC 2 stroke wiring loom - new $25 KTM 2 position engine map switch (fits most recent non EFI 2 and 4 strokes) as new $12 KTM domino combined start and kill switch (free up bar space, fits most recent estart 2 and 4 strokes) - new $350 2012 XC stock black 22mm offset forged triple clamps (incl bottom bearing) new takeoff - $160 F2 unshock bearing set for WP open cartridge forks - new - $25 for pair 2010 300XC stock silencer - new takeoff - $80 KTM 450/530 piston rings (COMPRESSION RING and OIL SCRAPER PISTON RING) - new $50 78030036000 CYLINDER HEAD GASKET 08 (fits 08-13 450/500/530 EXC/XCW) Retail: $33.59 new $20 P3 carbon fiber pipe guard for 2004-2010 KTM 250/300 stock pipes - new $120 KTM rear brake caliper support - new takeoff for 2012 XC - $40 Cycra DX handguard shields orange (for probend handguards) - new - sell $15 77306001020 REAR PART FILTER BOX 07 - new Retail: $23.94 - sell $10 2008 Airbox plastics orange right - new - 77306001010 Retail: $28.29 - Sell $12 Cycra orange front MX plate 07-12 SX 08-12 XC/XCW/EXC - new Retail: $29.95 - $18 SXS air filter cover 7800600305030 (vented for more airflow/power) black fits 07SX / all 08-10 and 11XCW/EXC's - new $18 Stock air filter cover 7730600300030 black fits 07SX / all 08-10 and 11XCW/EXC's - new $12 77306001020 REAR PART FILTER BOX 07 (fits KTM 07 SX, all 08-10 and 11 XCW/EXC) black, new $12 7730600111030 AIR BOX PART BLACK (std on 10+, upgrade for earlier and fits KTM 07 SX, all 08-10 and 11 XCW/EXC) Retail: $25.99 new $15 7730801300004 REAR FENDER SX ORANGE 07 Retail: $74.73, new sell $45 Euro style rear tail light assembly (fits KTM 08-11 XCW/EXC) new $75 Stock seat new takeoff still in plastic from 2010 300XC - $80 54806426000 CABURETOR CONNECTING 2S 07 (fits 2 strokes 07SX, 08-10 all, 11XCW) Retail: $33.69, new sell $20 PM me for more info and pics, open to deals on multiple items, all available in north county but drive out to McCain/Corral couple of times most weeks so can drop off along way if necessary.
  11. Generic parts accessories for sale

    Many items sold thank you, some now prices: Pro taper Alloy throttle barrel 2 stroke - new - 02-2874, retail $49.99 - sell $25 Plastic throttle barrel 4 stroke - new - $7 Turner universal LED tail light / number plate - new $15 Tire pressure gauge 50 psi new $2 knobby knife - new $30 Skilsaw 5485 circular saw 110V only used a few times - $25 Craftsman 26 inch wide, 16 inch deep top tool chest, 6 draw ball bearing grip latch red, bit dinged up but works fine and includes draw liners - $25 Craftsman 6 piece wood chisel set with case new includes: 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1-1/4, 1-1/2 in. - $10 Hard plastic gun case (ideal for shipping forks) $25 Honda style kill switch new $4 Tire balls 21 inch front 32 balls incl install kit (new but not in original bag) - $60 Kawasaki Talon 15T front sprocket new (was for 88 KX250 but fits other KX and KDX's) $5 Fuel tank vents 3 silver/gold/red $1 each4 stroke large exhaust bung orange - $3 KTM stock front rimlock - new takeoff $4
  12. Used KTM parts for sale

    Updated list after items sold and found: KTM / FMF turbine core 2 silencer, black and just repacked for 200/250/300's 04?-10 $60 Front brake master cylinder incl lever, line and caliper (no mount or pads) $150 (could separate) EE tall firm seat - hardly used Sku No: 75-408 Retail: $129.95 - sell $65 Ohlins TTX 994 shock with 2010 updates revalved by trailtricks for B enduro / HS rider (no spring and could do with oil change but works great and no leaks), awesome performance upgrade and can be easily modified with spacer change to work on later model chassis (11XC/12+EXC/XCW) - $450 530 scotts stainless steel oil filter - sell $5 530 Clutch kit (all discs and springs done 250hrs but still plenty of wear left) PN#: 78032011010 Retail: $380.19, $90 Enduro Engineering 4 stroke exhaust alloy guard - Sku No: 11-062 Price: $34.95 - sell for $12 Rear brake master cylinder and hose $100 (could separate) SDi lowering link $100 (for 2011-2014 linkage bikes) Steering damper Ohlins 2.0 model SD530, great condition $350 2010 CYLINDER HEAD 300 XC/EXC 54830306500 Retail: $144.99 sell $85 Footpegs Kite alloy orange used but with new grip inserts $100
  13. Bib mousse for sale 21/18

    Personally I think the Michelin stuff isn't enough for 1 install (my skeptical side would say be design so they wear out faster) so for a new one I use that plus some Palmolive then just Palmolive for subsequent installs. I also won't argue that using something race proven by a team like ZipTy isn't a good idea. And totally agree to lube it well and often, I see a big difference in lifespan from my race bike that has tires changed/relubed, rotated every couple of races at least for rear versus practice bike where it may go 50+ hrs without anything and then they last a lot shorter time. I also like Palmolive in that you can leave a wheel for ages without being used and it doesn't dry out so no deterioration (plus if you want you can get different scents) and its cheap and easy to get anywhere.
  14. If I happened to be left with a Honda and I couldn't do it myself then C&D for sure, greatest of guys amd really know there stuff.
  15. FS 2010 KTM 300XC

    Actually one other trade option would be a trials bike, ideally green sticker but not essential, 2/4 stroke unsure but more 2 stroke, nothing killer or too recent that I can get some good training out of, beta, gas gas mid 2000's sort of thing so let me know.
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