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Old 04-18-2012, 11:19 PM
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hey guys, so i came across a nice older bike. bike is in great condition for yr but i know nothing about ktm, or what they are or can do.. can anyone tell me anything about this bike? its a 1993 ktm exc 300.. bike has been totaly gone through by a ktm dealer. all new wheel bearings, swing arm bushings, top to bottom engine inspection, many new parts.. suspension has been rebuilt, carb rebuilt. lots and lots more.. i can get the bike for 700, but he is willing to go lower if need be.. i dont know anything about these bikes, can anyone help? hows the power? i had a 1991 kdx 200.. thought that went well for what it was.. can anyone tell me if it will compare to that? can i do mods to it?
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:30 AM
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that engine has always been great. like anything of that era the forks are the weak part of the suspension package, but can be swapped out for something from showa or kyb reasonably if you dont get impatient to buy.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:02 AM
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is there a big difference between the older 300 engines and the new 300 engines? i see alot of videos of the newer bikes but not many of the older ones
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to me they didnt seem too much different in the way they ran. ktm has made a few case changes as they changed the 250. they also did some bore and stroke changes as they flopped around on the 250. I rode a 95 300 with the 73 mm stroke that I believe you have, then a 2005 which I believe changed to a 1mm shorter stroke and a slightly larger bore. the 73 mm stroke hung around for a very long time though.

if that bike is priced where you want it to be, I think you would be happy with it considering what you used to ride and like. for trail, the 95 had a great suspension, but the euro forks don't suit some people. a set of forks and a front wheel off of a cr or yz won't be that hard to put on, and they are plentiful, as in under 400 to do that whole swap easy, if you are patient in your ebay etc shopping.
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Thanks man good info. I apreciate the help. So the 300 ktm should be a big change for since im used to riding the kdx 200?
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same kind of power only it has lots more of it. :-) top end on one of those with stock gearing is well into the 80's and 90's are just countershaft away. that transmission with it's wide set of gear ratios allows for a whole lot. the clutches on those models don't take what some riders like to do with them now, but you wont need to play clutch slipping games with that engine and transmission.
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Nice. They 5 speed or 6?
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five speeds, and that engine would work fine with 1 3 and 5
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So its geared pretty high from the get go. Wheelies must not be a issue
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it has a pretty low low gear, and a high gear lots higher than the mx or mxc versions. you can ride all day in third, stock gearing is good from 5 to 45
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