- Oct 17, 1999
I have looked all over for the correct location of the low speed compression release hole in the cylinder of my 98 KTM 380. I just had to tear the entire bike down to repair the kickstarter mechanism for the umpteenth time. While it's apart I'd like to add the compression release hole that the '99 and up 380s have, as they don't seem to have any kicking troubles, and they run happier at extreme low rpms. So far I have heard that the hole is 2mm or around .080in in diameter. Does anyone know if this is correct, anyone know the position? I figured maybe Gorr would know since he has probably seen some of the cylinders apart. Otherwise, perhaps a grizzled vet can shed some light here, as I'm sure the other older openbikes have needed this at some point. Thanks for any help or advice.