Switching to KTM!

storytime

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:yeehaw: Well I'm making the switch to KTM , picking up a new
"04" 450sx tonight, outher than the need for a front fender bracket is there any outher quirks I should know about ?
Anyone who has one of these how's about some feed back? :thumb:
 

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Originally posted by storytime

Anyone who has one of these how's about some feed back?  
 :) :) :) :aj:  

You will not be disapointed,.....they get better every year.!
 

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Ditto! Gas up and go. You will have a hard time wiping the smile off your face for a long, long time. Had the RFS's for the last 4 years, without any major issues. Fork seals, valve adjustments and chain & sprockets are the most of whatI've had to indulge in for riding about 1500 miles a year.
 
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This is for the other brand owners: "Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated" The Borg
 

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had my pipe split my radiator hose once but i was smart enough to get the
moose full skid plate to fix that prob also no matter the bike do not over
tighten the bolts witch the ones you where talking about are the same on
jap bikes only zinc verses crome cracked case happens when you hit it on
something like a rock again a skid plate and you would not have that prob
 

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ive caught my shrouds on trees and crashed wich bent them backwards
all it did was leave light streaks in the plastic no screws pulled out again
you must have over tightend them all i do is snug mine up finger tight +
1/8 turn also i have had bolts seized in the insert on jap bikes (that ive fixed
for other people ) and had to pull the whole insert out to get the shrouds off
 

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oops some one was ktm bashing in the wrong place
 

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Congrats, they are fine, fine machines. The BMW of dirt bikes as I like to say. Looking forward to a ride report after you've had it for a bit.
 

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You will not be disappointed, made the switch from Japanese brands four years ago, have absolutely not been disappointed!
 

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On the ones that go into the plastic I dont use a ratchet, I use the screwdriver handle with the 1/4" drive and a 6mm socket so I dont overtighten them. Take my shrouds off everytime I clean the bike and never stripped or lost a single one.
 

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Same here, along with a little anti-seize compound.
 
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hmmm..nice forum try to tell th truth about a crappy product and they take it out. I even know of people that work for KTM localy and strait up tell me they wont ride a KTM because of reliabilty aspects...and they work for KTM!!!
 
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Originally posted by Briggsracing
hmmm..nice forum try to tell th truth about a crappy product and they take it out. I even know of people that work for KTM localy and strait up tell me they wont ride a KTM because of reliabilty aspects...and they work for KTM!!!
I deleted your posts, but it had nothing to do with you bashing KTMs. The reason your posts were deleted was the direct result of you turning this into a high school kid AOL chatroom pissing match. If you don't like KTMs and think they are unreliable FINE, you are entitled to your opionion. If you can't make a useful ON TOPIC point without acting like a jackass I'll keep deleting your posts. Better yet maybe I'll just delete your account and save us all some grief.
 

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Originally posted by Briggsracing
hmmm..nice forum try to tell th truth about a crappy product and they take it out. I even know of people that work for KTM localy and strait up tell me they wont ride a KTM because of reliabilty aspects...and they work for KTM!!!
If you don't like the bike then why don't you just sell it and get something different? :confused:
 

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nice forum try to tell th truth about a crappy product and they take it out
I don't think your helping your case :ugg: Especially calling a KTM a crappy product and backing it up with a he said she said argument!

BTW, congrats Storytime :thumb: