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Old 05-10-2008
will001 will001 is offline
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250exc 1998 maintenance

I'm in the market for my first bike. I've found a 1998 250 exc and want to know what sort of maintenance i would need to do to keep it in good shape? I will be mainly using the bike for commuting 20km to uni, with the odd off-road escapade. I'm pretty well mechanically minded, but not much experience with motos, how much can i do myself?
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Old 05-10-2008
kDUBB kDUBB is offline
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You can do it all! I have a 98 KTM 125 EXC, oil changes are easy, usually after 2 good rides i change it. Buy a filter cleaner kit, do it yourself after every ride. Get an owners manual, IF YOU CAN READ, YOU CAN MAINTAIN!!
Enjoy your bike....
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Old 05-10-2008
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hamish hamish is offline
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they are pretty trouble free, but having said that they are crap for commuting.
Also they dont have an ignition switch so make an easy target for thieves in a public place such as a uni
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Old 08-10-2008
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Will...the 98 kato 2t was a great enduro racer, but its as much a commuter as a Ducati 996 is a dirt bike!!!

Get a DRZ250 or something similar.
Just my oppinion.
Simpson Desert crossing, unsupported. 2012
Geelong to Cape York, unsupported. 2013

Current bikes -10 DR650, 08 txc250, 81 it250
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