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  1. See the advice already given above - KTM top end kit from KTM.
  2. Another great ride - Thanks Macka and support crew. here are some pics.
  3. dealer measured and within spec. 60-1 Castrol TTS.
  4. Get the KTM Kit its cheaper and includes everything you need.
  5. Did 2nd top end rebuild on my 17 300 EXC about 3 weeks ago. Now at about 10,000 km or about 370 hours. So did about 180 hours on last piston. Ring wear was evident piston wear minimal. If your air cleaner is kept clean and sealed 150 hours + to a top end is not unreasonable. The KTM top end rebuild kit is about $315. Includes all gaskets (including both power valve cover gaskets) piston pin and little end bearing. The standard circlips are tricky to install so I use the slavens clips which have the little curly bits on the end making installation a breeze with needle nose pliers. Removing the wire clip that links the power valve arm can be tricky. There are youtube videos on it. When you have done it once its easy. I leave the head attached to the barrel. Can see no reason to separate them. Others may have a different view. There is a type 1 and type 2 piston designation in the KTM kit. Type 1 where there is little or no barrel wear. Type 2 if there is some wear. My local KTM shop (Hoppers Crossing) always inspects my barrel and piston/rings and checks wear. A good knowledgeable dealer or bike mechanic will measure and advise if you need a type 2. Use the radiator coolant bleeder screw when re filling - air bubbles bad. A head torch is really useful. 35 NM on the head bolts I am no mechanic (just ask BearMX) but I can do this procedure in a half day or so cleaning and inspecting all parts removed.
  6. Well done Mick on another cracker of a ride. Great bunch of riders in dusty conditions. How good are those Suzukis? Here are some pics of the day.
  7. Another appropriate charge: CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 26 Setting traps etc. to cause serious injury A person who sets a trap or device with the intention of causing, or being reckless as to whether or not there is caused, serious injury to another person (whether a trespasser or not) is guilty of an indictable offence. Penalty: Level 5 imprisonment (10 years maximum). S. 27 substituted by No. 10233 s. 8(2), amended by Nos 49/1991 s. 119(1) (Sch. 2 item 14), 48/1997 s. 60(1)(Sch. 1 item 11).
  8. From 4WD Victoria FB page Spiked Tracks In Toolangi State ForestWe have received numerous social media and news reports of steel spikes being placed on tracks in the Toolangi area. A number of vehicles and motorcycles have had multiple tires spiked by large steel spikes hammered into the track surface and covered by leaves and debris to hide the spikes.The two tracks involved were Martins Track and Breako'day Track. More tracks may be involved. Local rangers and Police are involved but they really need to catch the culprits in the act to apprehend them or make a prosecution, The spikes are designed to maximize damage to tires and destroy the tire rendering the vehicle un-drivable. This extremely dangerous practice can affect all road users from bushwalkers, horse riders, motorcycle riders and any vehicle including CFA and Rangers. People visiting Toolangi are asked to report any suspicious activity they may witness to Police, local Rangers or Four Wheel Drive Victoria and everyone is asked to be vigilant when using the area. photo courtesy Pat Calinans 4x4 Adventures
  9. Depends on what type of riding you do. I have a 17 Husqy FX350 which is the Husqy version of the XC-F. (I also have a 17 EXC300) The FX is a great race bike for ponys/cross countries/a play on on MX track/desert. However will overheat in the tight(fan needed) will tend to flame out in technical stuff - stalls much quicker than the 300. Will require more maintenance being a 4t. cheaper to purchase than 300. Rec reg only. No kick start. Air forks are great - only the left leg has air. Changing PSI is like changing springs. Ultimate adjustability. The japs could not get airforks right. Husqy/KTM did. Weight saving is significant as a heavy spring is replaced with a bag of air. As an all rounder in technical stuff the 300 is king. If you are a fire trail hero or race XC then the XC-F is a great bike.
  10. Permission denied.........nah link should be working now......
  11. If all goes to plan this should be the link to a Video of the xmas ride. It was like a demolition derby look for the “tits up” moments. Hopefully no riders were injured in the making of this video https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9CoJ8A5-nTnLUdGcW50T19xZHM Thanks again to Bear for leading. Kbuxx for sweeping with me. Geoffro, Noodle and Macca for catering & organising. Great bunch of blokes (and girls) to ride with, not just on this ride but all year. Enjoy and ride safe in 2019.
  12. Another terrific ride led by Bear. A bit dusty at times here are some initial pics. GoPro editing in progress.
  13. Why would there be crowd funding for medical costs? If the bike is registered this is a straightforward TAC Claim. Was he unregistered or is this just media bull...
  14. Hey Noods, Syd not on the forum. Can you copy the google drive link above and text it to him.
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