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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes


    Film that ish!

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    You're welcome to try a well set up 300 whenever.
    You're the man. But when's the last time we rode together? I can't even manage to get together with Bill to take him up on his offer to try out his spiffy new 350 and he's only 2 towns over.

    Which probably says I don't ride enough and can't sanely justify a Honda Trail 90, never mind the poop I have in mind. But .. well, that's never stopped me before.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I can't even manage to get together with Bill to take him up on his offer to try out his spiffy new 350 and he's only 2 towns over.
    Pssst... It's a 500!

    And I'm in Southern California at the moment for work so I haven't been out riding. The 500 would be a monster out in the desert around here!

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    Ha. I meant the other Bill. Well, one of the other Bills. He bought a 350 this summer. I was supposed to go ride with him a couple weekends ago, but wrecked myself scrambling to get my roof patched back up before it got too cold.
    Although yeah, you offered too. And I haven't ridden with you in .. well .. ever either. Although you are at least 6-8 towns away.

    Enjoy so-cal. Have a fish taco. Loved me them fish tacos.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    Yeah I was gonna say...don't discount the 300.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    I have an ole school KDX200 . right now it needs fork seals and I haven't had the time or a way to get it around until I pit a trailer hitch on the Audi, but... It's my 3rd KDX and it's the balls in the woods .pulls from way low and wails like a whore in church when it's on the pipe. I've not ridden a KTM but I love a good 2 stroke woods weapon.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    There is a dirty race this weekend in Mattapoisett, MA. if anyone wants to check out that scene. If we happen across paths you can ride my 250/300. There is something to be said about two smokes that I can't explain well. you just have to try it. My LHRB and cheater clutch are nice additions for gnarly woods stuff too. Understand that all 250's and 300's are essentially the same with a different piston/ cylinder. Cliffs rebuilt my motor from the bottom up for 800. Piston, rings, new nikasil, bottom end bearings, the whole shebangs.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    If you want an out of body experience you can take my CR for a rip.

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    And by out of body, he means death. Lol

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    Bubba check out thumper talk and adv rider they have some of the best info on just about any machine you could think of...The ktm 300 is a great woods bike for those of us on the bigger side too. lug down to a crawl and rip when your ready.

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    I really struggled with the choice between the 300 2t and the 350 4t. For me, the final decision was just simply being able to ride all day and pull in to a gas station and fill up with out fiddling with mixing oil. The other thing is having a 4t powerband that I would be more familiar with. I have no regrets choosing the 350 XCF-W. Wish I could have one of each...or one of everything

    PS Bubba, my offer still stands. I will be going out Saturday for a couple hours.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    Bubba isn't old yet. Doesn't need an old man 4 joke powerband.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Bubba isn't old yet. Doesn't need an old man 4 joke powerband.
    Bazinga.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Ha. I meant the other Bill
    Whoops! I can't argue with his taste in motorcycles. Gregp and I switched bikes at the New England Classic ride this year for a little bit so I got to ride his 350 EXC back to back with my 500. The 350 is a sweet engine that makes a surprising amount of power and sounds awesome when in the upper rev range. The weight difference between the two is negligible although the 350 feels like it carries it a touch lower. The 350 is geared a lot lower where 6th on his felt like somewhere between 4th and 5th on mine. 6th on the 500 is way higher and can take advantage of the big torque it offers at low rpms while cruising around the street. This difference is even after I went down 1 in front and up 3 in the back to slow it down in the woods. I don't remember if Greg dropped his though.

    If I didn't want the higher power for occasional street use, the 350 4t is a sweet setup. If being 50 state legal wasn't important to me, I would be on the 300 2t.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    If I were replacing the KLX, the 500 would be very high on my list. Spec wise it just decimates my Suzuki.
    If I do keep it, the idea of something entirely different-two whole strokes different-is seriously growing on me.

    How do you tell when a top end is "done" and needs to be rebuilt? Does power drop off.. or does the bike not run?

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    You watch the hour meter. LOL, The whole idea is to replace it BEFORE it breaks. Or, you ride it til the ring breaks, and you replace the piston AND have the cylinder repaired/recoated.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    If I were replacing the KLX, the 500 would be very high on my list. Spec wise it just decimates my Suzuki.
    If I do keep it, the idea of something entirely different-two whole strokes different-is seriously growing on me.

    How do you tell when a top end is "done" and needs to be rebuilt? Does power drop off.. or does the bike not run?
    I could tell mine was worn when I would start it cold. It made a noise that sounded different. Almost like the piston was loose in the chute, but that's slightly exaggerated. Once it was warm it sounded totally normal. It always pulls like a train, did then too.

    That was after 2.5 full seasons of racing and riding. I don't know how many hours. When I did the top end I put a meter on. I haven't ridden as much this year,ostly just racing and a little rec riding this spring, and I'm at 36 hrs.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    You got lucky Chipper. Normally there is no warning. A ring just breaks, or pinches, and you seize.

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    The whole thing just sounded more mechanical.
    My buddy, who has the same bike/year hasn't done his at all. And he's done 3 full NETRA scramble and pstr seasons, and the last 2 enduro seasons, and all the rex riding too. Point: his motor has at least twice the hours as mine did and is fine. Mine was fine too, I just couldn't keep hammering it knowing how many hours were on it.
    Roland says he's doing a top end soon. I'm guessing in two weeks after the last short course and toys for tots.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Roland says he's doing a top end soon.
    A couple, last I talked to him. Says he burned through his spares. I've been trying to get myself invited to his garage for an RS125 rebuild this winter to serve as official beer holder. Maybe learn something about the genre. I assume 2-strokes are 2-strokes, be it race track or woods.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Re-reading your post maybe we mean different Rolands.

    Geez. Rolands and Bills. We have ya'll all confused in this thread.

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    Yeah, different Roland.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    keep notes on compression and ring gap to monitor wear. that's how you know when the top end needs a refresh.

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    Compression? So you measure that regularly using a standard compression gauge?
    Ring gap? How the hell do you measure that?

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    regularly might be once during the winter. For ring gap, you measure it when you replace a piston. Take the used ring out of the piston and slide it into the cylinder and measure the gap. Note the difference from new and the # of hours. compare to spec. FWIW I never did any of this as I replaced at the recommended intervals. Would be smart if trying to go forever on one piston/ring.

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    Re: School me on: 2-strokes

    at work, can't type much but yeah...

    check compression like every other year is all I mean. it's an easy way to watch for wear. down 15-20%? order a top end kit.

    on ring gap, exactly, just a way to stretch life even further, if desired. sometimes a new ring is all you'll need to get another season out of a trail bike.

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