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  1. rear brakes set up?

    Quote Originally Posted by GSS View Post
    Hello all. Simple process but Aparently did it wrong. Cost my son 9 minutes yesterday. Back brake locked up tight.

    I have had this happen twice over 3 years or so of racing. Diff bikes.

    I'm not 100 percent sure what the cause was because during the panic of my son coming off the track (2 HR woods race) less than 2 minutes into the racr. The rotor and caliper were smoking hot. All the dad's kicked in and had tools turning stuff to free up the brakes.
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  2. New guy with a 2003 525 exc asks questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Thor_Valkyrie View Post
    Hello all, this is my first post here. I used to ride years ago with my sons and now, just for kicks, I purchased an old 2003 525 exc because my oldest purchased a 450 exc and I wanted to relive yesteryear. We took our first ride in the mountains from 3000ft to 8000ft and besides me driving way too slow and thus having to fight that beast instead of letting it take me over the rocks and sand at speed, I made it without going down. However I did have to rest at altitude once cause I'm fat and out
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  3. I think I damaged power valve linkage Ktm 200

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeg135 View Post
    While reassembling the top end of a 2011 ktm 200 xcw, I didnít realize the power valve linkages were mis aligned. I did run the bike on a stand for a minute or so and noticed the power valve wasnít opening. After a quick inspection, I saw The two linkages were side to side in relation to each other. I did move the adjustment arm knob several turns in both directions trying to see if it would dislodge.

    I ended up removing the cylinder and the lower linkage popped loose and is now
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  4. 200 xcw cylinder possible scoring

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeg135 View Post
    Couple pics after some scothbrite. Areas have a slight color difference. Piston visually looks ok. Should I check the ring gap?
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  5. FCR Carb issues on a KTM 450 EXC 2003.

    Quote Originally Posted by pentonrider View Post
    Need help for a friend. 2003 KTM 450 EXC 3,300 miles, 3rd owner, may have had some engine work, no history. Bike cranks OK when cold but won't idle, cold natured. Once warm, runs great. Have to turn the idle up to get it to run. Ride it a little and then the idle is too high. Turn idle down, wait 30 minutes, try to crank and idle is too low. HELP!!!!!!
    Cleaned carb really well but basically stock jetting. Thanks in advance.
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