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Old 12-19-2009, 05:42 PM
carlg carlg is offline
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Default 1st Ride 2001 EC 300

I recently purchased the above bike that at one time belonged to Jeff the site moderator. It has Ohlins suspension front and rear that has been tuned by LTR. I woke to the ususal Washington conditons for this time of year,rain. I met up with a friend and we headed for Tahuya with the hope that the rain would subside. That basically never happened so it was fairly wet. I have to admit that the bike is very impressive. light handling, great steering and the suspension was much nicer as I recall compared to my last KTM. I may still have a few jetting issues to work out, but the motor is VERY stong. I'll be putting the trials tire on pronto as the knobby was sketchy on all the wet tree roots. Also kicking around maybe two teeth larger on the rear sprocket? I'm really impressed after the first ride which was a little over twenty five miles. I can see how people would prefer a smaller displacement bike for really tight singletrack, you certainly have to be careful with the throttle. These are really neat bikes, suprising that you don't see more people riding them. The ususal reply I hear is " I only thought they made Trials bikes". That's really a shame, Carl.

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Old 12-19-2009, 06:21 PM
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Hi Carl,
Glad you like it!

For Tahuya - you will be much happier with the other throttle installed - the honda trials throttle in the box of parts that mike passed on to you. It is a slower turn throttle for better control in the tight stuff. You will want to make this change and smooth out the jetting before looking at gearing changes.

Mike said he richened the jetting slightly because you would be running sea level. You might need to go out a tad on the air screw to get it dialed in off the bottom.

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Old 12-19-2009, 06:25 PM
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Carl, go out 1/2 turn on the air screw. If that doesn't dial it, go back in 1/2 turn and lean the needle out one clip position.
Mike Sheetz
What will I be riding next? Christini GG 300?
'15 KTM 300 XC-W
'08 EC 250 (Gone to new happy owner)
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