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Stevie GooGs
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PostPosted: 22:16 - 13 Jan 2020    Post subject: ktm 350 exc-f any owners? Reply with quote

Ive got a KTM 1290 SDR for the road and had a 990SM before that. I am 6ft 4 and rather broad, i have pretty much no off-roading experience.

I am not looking to go racing or anything but i bought my son a 85cc motocross and he's getting to point where someone needs to be able to follow him. There is a mx track about 60 miles away we could go to but again it would not be racing just for fun.

This winter has been a bit of a killer and im looking at offroad to keep the riding blues away.

Im looking at the exc-f as i could use it on the road to get to a few routes when i would not always need to stick it in the van when on my own.
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PostPosted: 08:01 - 14 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd personally go for a 2T - way less maintenance and way more entertaining.

300 for grunt, 250 for a balance, 200 for mental-ness.

I've got a 200 personally and I love it.
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PostPosted: 15:42 - 14 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

garth wrote:
I'd personally go for a 2T - way less maintenance and way more entertaining.

300 for grunt, 250 for a balance, 200 for mental-ness.

I've got a 200 personally and I love it.

Exactly what he said.

However, a lot of people do rate the 350f; however especially for motocross, the even lighter weight 2 stroke might suit more.
If you're only planning to use it for mx however, I'd go for an actual MX bike rather than an enduro bike.
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PostPosted: 15:51 - 14 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats shows how much i know, i thought the 4 stroke would be less maintenance that a 2stroke.
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PostPosted: 17:29 - 14 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stevie GooGs wrote:
Thats shows how much i know, i thought the 4 stroke would be less maintenance that a 2stroke.


Not at all.

On my old 450 I was doing oil changes every hundred miles (separate engine and gearbox oil) and that's not even talking about the valve checks which are measured in hours.

The two stroke is gearbox oil every couple of rides and that's about it.

Obviously get two air filters and swap them frequent.

It also helps that the 2T is so much more fun, and so much lighter. No battery either.

It is absolutely wank on the road though
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PostPosted: 17:30 - 14 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, what's your budget? My brother has a very nice 2012(?) Exc250 I think he might part with soon.
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PostPosted: 19:09 - 14 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could not be further away from you, im up the far north of Scotland Smile
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PostPosted: 22:29 - 20 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having bought a new KTM 450 RFS EXC back in 2004 I have checked and adjusted the valves only a few times.Mostly it has been oil and filter changes.That and chains and sprockets and tyres,together with air filters.

Someone I used to know had a later model 450 EXC-F and he found it a bit of a handful,so bought a new 350 EXC-F and much preferred the lightness.But then being only 5' 6" I noticed how he struggled.

The problem with riding anything like old roads in Scotland is that the law regarding public rights of way like bridleways and byways is completely different to that in England and Wales,should you be looking to ride unsurfaced old roads.
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PostPosted: 18:47 - 21 Jan 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi yeah the laws in Scotland for riding off road are pretty shit but there are a few place i can hopefully go without too many problems and a track about 60miles away.
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