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Rick prophet

Idaho Falls, ID

#22 Oct 31, 2011
Carlos Fandango wrote:
I love my 08 300 but it is very thirsty just 50 miles on a full tank & it went on reserve.
Do I need to down jet it or adjust needle or both.
can anyone help.
I have a 2011 XCW 300 and my first ride used all the fuel in 45 miles and I panicked. I was in the desert and riding washes very fast and that was most the fuel usage plus it was not broke in, now that it has 3200 miles on it I get between 90 and 100 miles out of a tank on the woods trails, I did jet down a bit after break in and that helped also.

Since: Oct 11

Idaho Falls, ID

#23 Nov 21, 2011
I bought a 2011 XCW 300 and the starter didnít make it through the summer, looking to buy a new starter through Stockers but not sure if the 2009 starter will fit the 2011. It looks the same but not sure. Iíll get further info then order new one and give it another try. I did the wet lube update befor I used it but the starter motor and brushes still gave out
Candy

Akron, OH

#24 Feb 3, 2012
oneeyeguide wrote:
I bought a 2011 XCW 300 and the starter didnít make it through the summer, looking to buy a new starter through Stockers but not sure if the 2009 starter will fit the 2011. It looks the same but not sure. Iíll get further info then order new one and give it another try. I did the wet lube update befor I used it but the starter motor and brushes still gave out
KTM electric starters are the same part number for the 300 xc and 300 xcw since 2007. So you are good if you have a 2009 xcw 300.
When you guys look over your parts books...here are a couple of things to notice.
1. In the description of the part number you will see something
like this E-STARTER ENGINE KPL. 07. The '07 alerts you that
this part number has been used on this KTM model since 2007.

2. If you scan your parts pages and notice a * in front of a
part number...this alerts you that this KTM part number is
a new number for that year, say you are looking at a 2009
parts book and you find the * in front of the part number
you now know this is a new number !
Here in Akron, Ohio we really have not experienced any concerns with electric starters. I would say check with you local KTM Dealer and see if there are any KTM Tech Bulletins for your specific KTM with regards to this electric starter or really any KTM concern.
radicalrob

Hodgenville, KY

#25 Feb 6, 2012
Steve K wrote:
Has anyone experienced throttle jam at speed yet(300 exc 2009), I have and it was pretty nasty!AAwsome bike but now slightly nervous when trail riding on high altitude rock . HELP..........
Friend of mine broke his femur with a throtle hang up on that exact bike. He changed the throttle cable to a hondaCR cable which was longer and allowed the cable to route between the number plate and bars instead of behind the bars. I never liked that design. I have the 2010 300xcw and it has the honda cable.
Candy

Akron, OH

#26 Feb 7, 2012
I did indeed find a Tech bulletin from KTM addressing this concern. Anyone interested in reading this just send me an email and I will forward the bulletin.
It reads in small part. " These examinations also revealed that poor starting performance is often caused by inadequate ground connection of the electric starter motor. While replacing the part with a new electric starter motor eliminates the problem, this is usually because the ground connection is simply reconnected. In case of starting problems , we recommend checking that the ground connection of the electric starter motor is properly connected before replacing the part".
I have the complete Tech Bulletin from KTM with pictures if anyone wants this.
Michael wood

North Attleboro, MA

#27 Feb 8, 2012
Candy wrote:
I did indeed find a Tech bulletin from KTM addressing this concern. Anyone interested in reading this just send me an email and I will forward the bulletin.
It reads in small part. " These examinations also revealed that poor starting performance is often caused by inadequate ground connection of the electric starter motor. While replacing the part with a new electric starter motor eliminates the problem, this is usually because the ground connection is simply reconnected. In case of starting problems , we recommend checking that the ground connection of the electric starter motor is properly connected before replacing the part".
I have the complcete Tech Bulletin from KTM with pictures if anyone wants this.
Can you forward me the tech bulletin about the starter..to. Mwoody18@comcast.net
Thanks mike
Candy

Akron, OH

#28 Feb 8, 2012
Michael wood wrote:
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Can you forward me the tech bulletin about the starter..to. Mwoody18@comcast.net
Thanks mike
Mike, I emailed this to you a few minutes ago.If you need anything further just let me know. Candy
nick

Australia

#29 Feb 23, 2012
I havnt had a problem with my 300 exc-e until I replaced my subframe due to a crash. when I press the e starter the starter relay clicks only once and the starter motor doesn't turn over at all. It's not a dead battery coz I've tested it. Has my starter motor shit itself?
Cody

Yadkinville, NC

#30 Apr 23, 2012
I just bought a 2004 ktm exc 300. I have rode it a few time and noticed after i ride it over night it leaks oil out of the front sprocket. Im trying to remove the drive shaft to get to the broken seal. Any suggestions on how to remove the drive shaft with out unmounting the whole engine?
Brett

Mortdale, Australia

#31 Dec 6, 2012
onethatknowsnothing wrote:
can anyone tell me what the 300s 1st gear tops out at? just curious if it would be ok on the street as an everyday ride?
I have one, its great on dirt, but uncomfortable on the road in many aspects
Brett

Mortdale, Australia

#32 Dec 6, 2012
Cna someone pls advise if i should use the same piston as the orig one "1" or go to a "2", and do i have to diamond hone the bore?
Brett
Corne

Johannesburg, South Africa

#33 Jan 18, 2013
Candy wrote:
I did indeed find a Tech bulletin from KTM addressing this concern. Anyone interested in reading this just send me an email and I will forward the bulletin.
It reads in small part. " These examinations also revealed that poor starting performance is often caused by inadequate ground connection of the electric starter motor. While replacing the part with a new electric starter motor eliminates the problem, this is usually because the ground connection is simply reconnected. In case of starting problems , we recommend checking that the ground connection of the electric starter motor is properly connected before replacing the part".
I have the complete Tech Bulletin from KTM with pictures if anyone wants this.
Hi Candy. Please can I also have the Tech bulletin. My email is cheznous82@gmail.com. Thank you.
DALE SUMMERFIELD

Hastings, New Zealand

#34 Oct 20, 2013
]COULD I PLEASE HAVE A COPY OF THE TECH BULLETIN EMAIL JOINIT@XTRA.CO.NZ MANY THANKS DALE.

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