380exc 01 new today

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Hi guys, my new bike arrived today:) any advice on setup and
things to allow for e.g shark fin would be appreciated. thanks
oh yeah, this is the first ktm my dealer has seen.
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Locktite and torque upper shock bolt, kickstand pivot bolt, kickstarter bolt, and upper subframe bolts. Check the handle bar mount bolts (hex head) underneath the handlebars.

Run a premium Synthetic two stroke oil. Shock compression adjuster works opposite.

Jet per the chart in the back of the orange book, lower your fuel height slightly.

Enjoy!
 
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I thought my sprocket bolts were locking nut types. Never had a problem, as long as I check em at the same frequency as my spokes.

BTW, your local dealer can get FMF fatty pipes for 98+ 380's for $99 from Parts Unlimited. Should be able to get it for $125 or so after dealer makes his markup.

I like the FMF fatty better than the burly/gnarly as it doesn't crack as easy....
Tell your dealer to check the new "hard parts" closeout PU catalogue.
 
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This is true. There are locknuts. The cheap ones with the nylon insert. I found out the hard way that you can't trust em. I lost all but one on a ride once. Thankfully in only did minor damage to my swing arm and hub. And yes, I did tighten them periodically. After that I found a few threads on Holeshot where some other Pumpkinheads had the same problem. I even saw something in one of the dirt mags as well.

Use the 242 Blue!