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10/10/2017 11:10 AM

Hi everyone. Im new here. Just got my new bike. I ride the vet classes (obviously), and am having a ball. Just wanted to check out this forum and show off my new 2017 KTM 250SX-F.

Its a blast. I ride both MX and trails. And Im really liking this on the trails. My older body is not taking as nicely to the big jumps anymore, but it really loves power sliding into turns and cracking it pulling wheelies out. This bike is so fast. Heres a pic of it with 2.0 hours on the clock. I just washed it after my first day of riding. Sucks the season is just about over here in the midwest, but Im going to have fun taking this apart and doing upgrades over winter.

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10/10/2017 11:38 AM

Welcome - Love the bike. I have a 2017 KTM 350 SX-F and I love it as well. Bought it in June and has about 6 hours on it...Multiple Vacations and family obligations have prevented me from putting the time on it that I would like but it is what it is.

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10/10/2017 11:42 AM

TJMX947 wrote:

Welcome - Love the bike. I have a 2017 KTM 350 SX-F and I love it as well. Bought it in June and has about 6 hours on it...Multiple Vacations and family obligations have prevented me from putting the time on it that I would like but it is what it is.

Funny I kicked around getting the 350 over the 250. Most people say the 350 is the perfect bike. But I chickened out and got the 250. The price was right too. But after riding the 250, I can see it was the right bike. At least until I get my fitness back together. The 250 has no problem pulling my 240lbs body around at high speeds. And it felt like it wanted to rip my arms off. God help the 450 riders.

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10/10/2017 11:48 AM

Welcome and congrats, nothing like a brand new bike.

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10/10/2017 11:54 AM

imoto34 wrote:

Welcome and congrats, nothing like a brand new bike.

Yeah that and a desperate dealer plus a big rebate....Ahahaha. I got a smoking great deal on it. I called on all the cheapest ones on cycle trader, and all had big setup and prep fees that drove their prices up. This was the cheapest one OTD that I could find, and it was in my state luckily. So I ended up paying taxes, but not having to drive 12 hours and I have a real title for it too for my state. That will help if I want to trade it in down the road.

I had a different bike that came with its certificate of ownership because it was originally bought out of state. The original buyer didnt pay taxes on it because they bought it from out of state too. And never titled it in their home state. I had to sell that bike privately because no dealer would take it on trade. The DMV wanted me to pay taxes on the original selling price in order to get an IL title. Yeah no.

So it all worked out.

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10/10/2017 11:59 AM

Nice bike bro, I've just recently joined the pumpkin club as well. Takes a little bit of adjustment and it's way faster than my 2012 KX250F, it's so much fun though.

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10/10/2017 12:02 PM

STFU Noob!

Okay, someone had to get that out of the way. Welcome!

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10/10/2017 12:15 PM

Nice bike! Surprised that user name was still available!

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10/10/2017 12:16 PM

Welcome.

I just picked up an 18 350SXF. Still waiting to take it on the 1st ride.

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Race Bike: 2018 KTM 350SXF

Other Bikes: 1985 CR80R, 1990 CR250R, 1998 PW80, Specialized Fuse Comp 29.

Sold: 2016 YZ250F, 2012 CRF250R

10/10/2017 12:21 PM

TJMX947 wrote:

Welcome - Love the bike. I have a 2017 KTM 350 SX-F and I love it as well. Bought it in June and has about 6 hours on it...Multiple Vacations and family obligations have prevented me from putting the time on it that I would like but it is what it is.

Vet Rider wrote:

Funny I kicked around getting the 350 over the 250. Most people say the 350 is the perfect bike. But I chickened out and got the 250. The price was right too. But after riding the 250, I can see it was the right bike. At least until I get my fitness back together. The 250 has no problem pulling my 240lbs body around at high speeds. And it felt like it wanted to rip my arms off. God help the 450 riders.

Same. I got 20 on my fc250 this year. Super clean. Thinking about selling and picking up a 350....

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10/10/2017 12:35 PM

The 350s are beloved by a lot of people. I cant imagine how harder they must pull than my 250.

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10/10/2017 12:39 PM

Man, I might be alone on this, but I wish the 17 came with an orange frame. Or the 18 came with the white shrouds. I think they would look even better like that!

Congrats on the new bike OP! Nothing like a new bike, that's for sure

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

10/10/2017 12:44 PM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Man, I might be alone on this, but I wish the 17 came with an orange frame. Or the 18 came with the white shrouds. I think they would look even better like that!

Congrats on the new bike OP! Nothing like a new bike, that's for sure

Funny you said that. Personally I did not get an 18 because of the orange frame. WAY too much orange in my opinion. I actually wish the swing arm was black too. I may get that powder coated someday. But I love the black frame. Once I saw that the 18 was getting the orange frame, I knew I was getting a 17. And Im in love with the white shrouds too. This is the prettiest bike I have ever seen.

Question: How are people changing tires without scratching the shit out of these awesome wheels?? Is it possible?

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10/10/2017 12:59 PM

I am about to purchase a 250SX. My first KTM. I have not totally decided though. I just cant seem to jell with the 4 stroke thing. I am not in love with the orange frame either. Makes turning the bike white a mess.

Congrats on your purchase. Hope it is everything you imagine!

Question: How are people changing tires without scratching the shit out of these awesome wheels?? Is it possible?

It is possible, but not probable. There are rim protectors out there, but it is gonna slip eventually. Keep a black Sharpie handy!

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A big thanks goes out to Donnie at Morgantown Powersports and RJ at Beaver Creek Cycles

10/10/2017 1:33 PM

If you dont mind me asking how much did you pay for it and where did ya pick it up from as im looking at picking one up in the next 2 weeks if i dont take a great deal on a hold over 16 RMZ250.

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10/10/2017 1:47 PM

I am totally enamored with my 17 FC350. I do feel its the perfect bike.

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10/10/2017 2:11 PM

$7140 otd. That includes all taxes and fees.

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10/10/2017 2:42 PM

In illinois

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10/10/2017 3:24 PM

rob162 wrote:

In illinois

Yes. I’m an Illinois resident and paid taxes. It was BMW/KTM of countryside. Ask for Marius.

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10/10/2017 4:19 PM

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Mine's a 16. Love the bike! I do sort of wish it had the air forks, but I put stiffer springs front and back and fiddled with the clickers until I got it to feel pretty good. I'm 225 and I can still pull holeshots with this bike.
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Current rides: 2016 KTM 250SXF, 2017 KTM 350SXF

10/10/2017 4:35 PM

I’ve got a 17.5 and love it. The ONLY reason I didn’t get a 350 was because they didn’t offer a Factory Edition of it. I wanted the orange frame, triple clamps, and better wheels.

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10/10/2017 4:40 PM

T-Fish wrote:

I’ve got a 17.5 and love it. The ONLY reason I didn’t get a 350 was because they didn’t offer a Factory Edition of it. I wanted the orange frame, triple clamps, and better wheels.

The 350 scares my honestly. I was having issues keeping my ass on the 250 this weekend. And yes I had my knees clamped on that sucker when I was standing up. But Im getting stronger as I work out. Its been about 15 years before I got my other bike at the beginning of this season. I plan on trying to finish a stadium race next year. I got about 3 laps on my local advanced track, and I was beat.

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10/10/2017 5:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/10/2017 5:02 PM

c0ncEpT wrote:

Welcome.

I just picked up an 18 350SXF. Still waiting to take it on the 1st ride.

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Nice bike.

Dear Yamaha. Make a damn yz350f you stupid bastards! I’ll buy one!

Sincerely,

Forty

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10/10/2017 5:49 PM

61hrs on my FC250 2017, bought in April this year. Tried about every suggestion given an I feel that I have one helluva bike. I ride mx only, as a midpack novice withe kids, s decent int/exp in my age group.
CONGRATS, (And wait about 7 hrs for the first oil change, or save the oil otherwise)

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10/10/2017 6:10 PM

c0ncEpT wrote:

Welcome.

I just picked up an 18 350SXF. Still waiting to take it on the 1st ride.

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Forty wrote:

Nice bike.

Dear Yamaha. Make a damn yz350f you stupid bastards! I’ll buy one!

Sincerely,

Forty

Buy a ktm, why worry about Yamaha if you want a 350.

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10/10/2017 6:14 PM

c0ncEpT wrote:

Welcome.

I just picked up an 18 350SXF. Still waiting to take it on the 1st ride.

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Forty wrote:

Nice bike.

Dear Yamaha. Make a damn yz350f you stupid bastards! I’ll buy one!

Sincerely,

Forty

mxb2 wrote:

Buy a ktm, why worry about Yamaha if you want a 350.

I'm coming from a 2016 YZ250F and it's been by far the best bike I've owned. Just looking for a touch more power but didn't want a 450 beating the shit out of me when I get tired at the end of a Moto. This bike has a lot to live up to so we'll see if I'm really drinking the orange koolaid this time next year.

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Race Bike: 2018 KTM 350SXF

Other Bikes: 1985 CR80R, 1990 CR250R, 1998 PW80, Specialized Fuse Comp 29.

Sold: 2016 YZ250F, 2012 CRF250R

10/10/2017 6:14 PM

Can’t make the move to Orange. Just can’t. But I like the idea of a 350.

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10/10/2017 6:16 PM

I had a 15 YZ250f. It was awesome. This KTM is way better in every way.

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10/10/2017 6:16 PM

Forty wrote:

Can’t make the move to Orange. Just can’t. But I like the idea of a 350.

Haha, support the people building what you want.

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10/10/2017 7:59 PM

Forty wrote:

Nice bike.

Dear Yamaha. Make a damn yz350f you stupid bastards! I’ll buy one!

Sincerely,

Forty

mxb2 wrote:

Buy a ktm, why worry about Yamaha if you want a 350.

c0ncEpT wrote:

I'm coming from a 2016 YZ250F and it's been by far the best bike I've owned. Just looking for a touch more power but didn't want a 450 beating the shit out of me when I get tired at the end of a Moto. This bike has a lot to live up to so we'll see if I'm really drinking the orange koolaid this time next year.

Good choice for more oomph. I like the yz250f, the wife liked the color of the fc250.

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