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Old 12-24-2003, 09:00 PM
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I was just wondering if the 1996 360 sx is a good bike? Are the parts expensive. Im asking because someone is offering me the bike for $1900 canadian. Thanks
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Old 01-03-2004, 06:19 PM
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I just bought one early December. (96 KTM 360). Thing runs beatifully. I got it for $1300 but it needed tires. Everything on it is new. The guy took good care of it. From what I can tell so far it seems like a very solid bike. I did notice it sounds like it's pinging after I run it hard for more then 30 minutes. Not sure where the sound is coming from. I just ran the gas out of it that was in it, and now am running some Castrol synthetic. I'm hoping he had it mixed to low, it only smoked at the start. It's got some kind of cover on the side of the cylinder, I assume is a power valve, exhaust thing. I'm wondering if that's it. But the power of this thing is awsome. I love it. I dunno what the currency exchange is but the bike is worth every penny I paid and thensome.
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Old 01-03-2004, 06:59 PM
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yep-$1187.50 figured at 1.60 to the allmighty US DOLLAR seems like great price...i do beleive ktm 360 shares chassis components with the 250....ebay has lotsa parts to keep ya going-and ktm dealers are getting more common....if it`s nice one like squatsalots-i`d snatch it up
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Old 01-04-2004, 10:24 PM
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It's got some kind of cover on the side of the cylinder, I assume is a power valve, exhaust thing. I'm wondering if that's it.
Yep, that would be the power valve. If it's in good shape that bikes a deal. Get it, you won't be dissapointed.
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Old 01-05-2004, 05:57 AM
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ktm's are great bikes. parts are expensive, but they are worth it IMO.
squatsalot,
that pinging is detonation. you need to either richen your jetting, or run higher octaine fuel. the detonation is also known as death rattle. it can destroy your motor.
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Old 01-05-2004, 04:02 PM
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I haven't ridden it since I put the new gas in it. But I did use 93 octane. And I guess if it still pings, maybe I'll turn in the air screw a little???
One problem I do have with it, is it's a real pain to start. It's querky as to what gets it going. Sometimes it'll start cold on the first kick. But usually I kick it 5-8 times average. When it's warm, it's not any better. In fact I think it's worse when it's warm. And all that compression doesn't make things better.
The guy I bought it from seemed to have a trick to it, or so he thought. He'd twist the throttle once, then slowly kick it 3 times. Then give it a big kick while twisting the throttle again. It didn't work for him as he demonstrated, and it started on about the 5th kick. And he said he was the only guy who new how to start it. Heh. Damn thing, my thighs are gonna grow disproportionate to the rest of my rubinesque figure.
I also need to setup the suspension for my size, as he was around 160lbs, and I'm 210. Anybody know a good websource for suspension setup?
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Old 01-05-2004, 08:53 PM
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On cold starts are you pulling the choke?
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Old 01-05-2004, 09:26 PM
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Yah, I've used the choke both cold and hot. It does help when it is cold. But has no effect once warmed.
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Old 01-05-2004, 09:38 PM
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Right. It should only be used on cold starts.

Just carry a can of starting fluid in your gearbag. j/k
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:36 AM
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The ktm 360 is a prime bike. i have had mine for 3 years now goes really well. over the years all ive replaced is the stator and coil.... the piston still has high compresion with over 400 hrs of use just by me. i have dropped it many times on rocks. never breaks EVER. even the hangers dont bend BAR RAISERS are essential. i also own a husky 06 510, and it is fast but weak, blown the motor broke many mount frames craked. for the money there not worth it. THE KTO IS BETTER...............
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Is the SX and the Mxc the same bike pretty much?
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:01 PM
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From my understanding the mxc and sx are relativly the same, other then gear ratios in the trans.
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