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Old 12-18-2015, 03:42 PM
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Default New old guy from Nova Scotia Canada

I thought I posted here but I look and don`t see any post.
I tried to post picts but it did take at that time. Anyway, me:

55 yr old machinist, mechanic, and now a semi-retired desk pilot with a passion for 2 strokes and learning. I want some exercise, but not too much, so these bike look good. I am a confirmed biker, and after a long life with every make, I have fallen in love with KTM dirt bikes. The love of my life is this 2000 KTM 125 EXC.

If the 125 is fun, a 2003 KTM 300 EXC should be twice the fun right?

Well, it isn't. It is just plain scary. Not the studded tires for winter riding.

I had a Yamaha 660 Raptor and my son bought a Yamaha 200 Blaster. I loved it! Lightweight, nimble, cheap and easy to work on,but underpowered. I helped him get it from 17hp to nearly 40hp. I had to have my own. I drove a couple hours to pick up a good deal but it was a rip off with a badly busted motor. I negotiated the price down and bought it anyway. In went a 50hp KTM liquid cooled engine:

Been doing this sort of thing for many years, 1974 CR250, sleds, outboards, you name it, for over 40 years. So now I'm working on a Grubee skyhawk, as well as a few electric bikes. I don't have any pictures yet (transfer issue) but here are some generic pictures of the bikes I have engines in:

The spring is removed on this one and linkage fixed for now.

I also have some electrics.

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