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Old 10-09-2012
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2013 ktm 300 exc

Took out my 2013 KTM 300 EXC for its first run last week. Bike ran great! am still running it in but more than enough mumbo on this bike. Has so much torque and runs quite smooth through the trails short shifting through the gears. Have done 3hrs on her so far and am off for another ride tomorrow up at Blackwood and hopefully will open her up a bit more this time.
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Old 10-09-2012
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leoninlux leoninlux is offline
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Hey mate, long time rider, first time orange and LOVING the 2013 300 aswell!
Such a light bike with quick handling, jumping off a kx450fi, it didn't have the rideability at slow speeds that I was use to though. My friend use to have a 250 exc and he said that he was faster in the single trail stuff with the "tamed down" exhaust spring, I think it's the green one. I might try it tomorrow...
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Old 14-09-2012
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2013 ktm 300

Hi mate, went up to Blackwood the other day on the 300, had quite a good day. Its incredible how fast the bike goes, can be quite arratic at times. I ended up stacking it a few times as i was pushing it quite hard and maybe was too confident and ended up tearing the ligament in my knee lol. Should be up and riding in no time. In regards to the auxilary springs i have the yellow one in which seems to work the forest trails well. Interchangeable power valve springs are a bonus but you will need to purchase the little power valve adjusting tool to adjust the spring tension. You will want the tool ? the spring choice and spring tension make a big difference in the power delivery. The power valve controls the height of the exhaust port, which controls the ?hit? you get as the motor revs through the midrange, transitioning into the top end. The power valve starts to open at 5500 RPM, and the spring choice controls the RPM range that is required to fully open the exhaust power valve. The green spring opens the PV over the range 5500 ? 8300 RPM, the yellow spring (installed at the factory) is 5500 to 7800 RPM, and the Red spring is 5500-7300 RPM. You can see that the red spring will make a quick transition to the top end with a lot of hit and more wheel spin. We found the yellow spring worked best in the woods most of the time, the green spring worked best in sloppy slick conditions, and the red spring was best for fast jeep roads, MX, open trail and fast grass track.
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