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Old 12-01-2018, 04:12 AM
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Hi all,

i thought to take a "project" for 2t old KTM (2000-2004) and i wonder how hard can it be ? - i'm not a mechanic, but i got the hands for it (at least i think so).

also i want to do it just to learn the mechanics behind the bike.

so my question is, how difficult you think it can be and how long this kind of project should take ?

thanks in advance.
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:38 PM
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You could do it for sure.

The biggest issue could be availability and price of parts. I'd look into that first unless you have money to blow on expensive hard to find parts.

I love KTM as much as the next guy, but you'll have better parts availability for an older bike from the big 4 and especially the bigger 2 (honda and yamaha).

Good luck.
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:21 PM
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You can with the proper specialty tools and a manual.
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You could do it for sure.

The biggest issue could be availability and price of parts. I'd look into that first unless you have money to blow on expensive hard to find parts.

I love KTM as much as the next guy, but you'll have better parts availability for an older bike from the big 4 and especially the bigger 2 (honda and yamaha).

Good luck.
Woody is absolutely right. When you do the tear down the list of needed parts grows quickly. Someone on this board posted a unique formula for restorations. Take the price of the bike, then add the cost of all the new parts and multiply by 2, then add $2500.00. That is the accurate way to calculate a rebuild. Good luck!
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:44 AM
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Thanks for your answers guys.
I tried to check about restoration over here with friends as well, and i guess i'll go for it.
I guess it can be the best way to learn. - maybe not the cheapest

So what i need for now is to find a bike for this project, and i'm thinking about 2004-2006 2T KTM... what do you think ? or do you think i should start with something else ?
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