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Old 23-08-2005
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I had a 99 Model 380 and when I got it the owner had put on a FMF Fatty pipe and muffler (god knows why anyone would be chasing power on one of these). Anyway, contrary to all the hype, I found it an amazingly easy bike to ride, once you got use to the push factor into the corner if you were a bit lazy on the clutch. Heaps of power and very usable. No discernable hit just smooth all the way. It just asked to be shortshifted and maintenance didn't have to touch it. I also made money on it when I sold it. Great Bike.
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2 strokes are coming back TM have send a full sea container of 300's apparently most of them are sold already. I know KTM is also having a run of 300 sales too
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The achilles heel of all these ktm 250-300-380 EGS motors made between 1998 till 2002 was an unreliable SEM stator setup. Meaning if you didn't remove the stator cover & blow out all moisture before it corrodes the wiring inside. Even though the windings were covered in resin plastic, condensation would quickly kill these things just by sitting around outside or in garage. Small Coil Rewind in Geelong has seem me 3 times over last 5 years for $350 stator rebuilds & they can atest to this SEM weakness. But im sure an oem ktm replacement cost much more. All the power in the world won't cut it when stator keeps failing. Sooner or later most 380 owners just got sick of it & this created back credibility.
Think theres aftermarket stators now to replace the weak SEM but heaps costlier than $350.
According to Burt at Small Coil Rewind, he trick to diverting this stator failure is to turn motor upside down & drill a small escape hole under the lowest point of stator housing (at least 3mm) enabling trapped water & moisture to escape, then blast it out with compressed air & a can of water dispercer or Inox lanolin. Aparently riding thru water does not kill the stator with this hole, as long as all water+ moisture eventually escape. Mine has been good for 2 years now after this hole was drilled.
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Ktm 380 stators here....

https://hpi.be/item.php?item=ST5525L
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Maybe if one did a "wet mod" so stator case was always full of oil.

I have been coating my stators with fish oil in recent years, sealing the cover and running breather somewhere for heat expansion. It seems to dry into a hard layer and prevent corrosion. Just smells fishy for a while.

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The 300 EXC needs more grunt in 4th and 5th in sand.
had the same issue with my 2010 model, 90-95kg geared up rider

After being pleasantly surprised with the results of giving my 200 the tsp treatment, I'd be curious what gains I'd see in a 300
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I missed this thread.... back in O-5

And I miss my 380...

But not the fouling plugs...

Truth is

I couldn't actually ride it well enough.
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Thanks gasgasman280.
Pity affordable replacements like these werent around back in 2002 when the 380 ceased production.
I'll throw in another coincidental fact- all these legendary 2T's abruptly chopped around same time in consecutive years :
cr500, ktm380, kx500.
Whether it was the dodgy euro ignition systems, no one can deny the sweet temptation of that start button from the new flavoursome jap+euro 4T 450's heralding in a new era.
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Ktm 380 stators here....

https://hpi.be/item.php?item=ST5525L
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Old 13-06-2018
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Here's a fix for both the stator issues and the dated chassis & suspension
http://ktmtalk.com/showthread.php?543034-2016-ktm-380

Anyone got a late model chassis they don't need?
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2 strokes are coming back TM have send a full sea container of 300's apparently most of them are sold already. I know KTM is also having a run of 300 sales too
Arrow was right about the 2T thing. Maybe less so on the TM thing
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Here's a fix for both the stator issues and the dated chassis & suspension
http://ktmtalk.com/showthread.php?543034-2016-ktm-380

Anyone got a late model chassis they don't need?
That's a seriously committed conversion. Looks awesome to boot !!
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