KTM Top End?

MrLuckey

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There may be a couple of new KTMs added to the stable this year but I have a dumb question. I remember a post by Strick I believe about top end jobs on KTMs. It sounded like a top end job on a KTM was quite a bit more involved on a KTM???? Something about squish bands/gaskets or something. What is the deal and how much more complicated is it really? What extra tools if any are required? If anyone has or knows of a place with 'detailed' info I would love to check it out. Also - Anyone have objective views of the pros/cons between the 400MXC and the 380EXC? Thanks.
 

CRGuy

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KTM is not much different. Squish band is in the head and you don't have to worry about anything just put a new topend in it like a jap. It may be different bolt's but other than that they look the same.
 

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TTRguy,

It is different! It is not any harder, you just have to make sure that the settings are correct (base gasket thickness & power valve height - X & Z dimensions). The only extra tool you will need is a $10 set of slide calipers to set the power valve should you take it apart. Once you've done one top end the rest are a breeze!

TTRguy - You are going from a TTR to a 380!!!:think WOW!
If you are thinking about the 400rfs, you should think out the 300 2-stroke (IMHO). If you do get them, orange will quickly become your favorite color (say hi to gsr for me).
 

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Thanks Strick

Thats what I remember you guys all talking about, Thanks Strick. If we end up getting a KTM or two I may have to refer back to you. Kiwi is trying to talk me into the 520 :) Too many great bikes to choose from!

"Say hi to GSR for you"

?? Don't you mean punch her in the arm? Hehehe...

I will.
 

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NO punch in the arm. Because the next person she gets to punch me might hit harder than Bobby did! TTR- I won't be any help on that thumper!