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12/7/2015 12:30 PM

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Got the last 2016 250sxf from my dealer last week, everything on the bike is a work of art.... except the forks. Forks are shit.. but we already have an attack plan to fix em. KTM continues to produce quality bikes and support which is why I chose them over the other brands for the first time! At 23, I am pretty proud to own such a beautiful bike and buy my very first brand new bike on my own. Any suggestions for sprocket set up, best after market exhaust, etc?
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12/7/2015 12:31 PM

Nice, congrats on the new whip

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12/7/2015 12:44 PM

I would put a FMF slip-on it to start. Have Dubya lace up some A60s on your stock hub unless you have money to spare for new hubs. Send your ECU out to Tokyo Mods to get it mapped for a pipe and or race fuel. That's all you really will need for essentials other than the forks. Congrats on the new ride. Enjoy!

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12/7/2015 12:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/7/2015 12:57 PM

EcoSX478 wrote:

I would put a FMF slip-on it to start. Have Dubya lace up some A60s on your stock hub unless you have money to spare for new ...more

Have you had bad experience with the stock excels? What does Tokyo Mods charge for the ECU remapping? Id be going with the FMF slip on

edit: went online and saw the service for $98.00 doesnt seem too bad

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12/7/2015 1:04 PM

Nice bike. Feels so good when it's all new. Congratulations.

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12/7/2015 1:26 PM

I'm not sure if you can get HGS pipes in USA but they are very good, and afforable!

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Current fleet of two wheeled vehicles:
- KTM SX 250 2020
- Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 track spec
- Canyon Sender CF 8.0 2018 Downhill
- Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 2019 EMTB
- White GX Pro 20 Gravel

12/7/2015 1:44 PM

Honest question, how much does the tokyo mods ecu remap help? Also what does it do?

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12/7/2015 2:30 PM

Zycki11 wrote:

Honest question, how much does the tokyo mods ecu remap help? Also what does it do?

You will need a remap if you put an aftermarket exhuast on the bike. In addition to that, you'll need a remap if you run race fuel. The bike won't run healthy if you don't. If your running pump gas and keep the exhuast stock then there's no need unless your make modifications to the engine. Do some Google work to help you understand what a remap actually does.

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12/7/2015 2:37 PM

Congrats! I bought my first brand new bike myself 2 years ago when I was 23. It's a good feeling doing it on your own. I say before you do anything to it go out and ride it completely stock. That way you know which direction you want to go with it. And I agree with the guy above that set get some excel A60 rims. The regular excels don't seem to hold up like they did a few years back. My dad went through three front rims in less than a year and I flattened one so bad I could feel it when jumping. The get flat spots pretty easy now.

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2017 RMZ450
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1998 YZ250
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12/7/2015 2:55 PM

Zycki11 wrote:

Honest question, how much does the tokyo mods ecu remap help? Also what does it do?

EcoSX478 wrote:

You will need a remap if you put an aftermarket exhuast on the bike. In addition to that, you'll need a remap if you run race ...more

Yeah, I have been looking into it lately. I put a TI FMF on and it runs fine, but it really lost the low end throttle response and snap it had. I understand the FMF takes some off the bottom and moves it to the mid/top end, but it seems that crisp snappiness is gone.

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12/7/2015 2:58 PM

X2 ride it. Then start changing things so you know if it really did anything . The standard 1 tooth up in the rear. Helps. The stock header pipe is good. I would add a slip on You won't really notice much of a difference though . The stock radiators will bend if you look at them to hard. A Moto seat seat cover. Get your susspenssion in order and enjoy the ride

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12/7/2015 3:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/7/2015 3:29 PM

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12/7/2015 4:07 PM

IMO tear it down and powder coat the frame orange, then get the Factory Edition graphics.

what bike are you coming off from? How big of an upgrade is it for you?

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12/7/2015 4:11 PM

Congrats! Great looking bike..

Ignore the "spoke with my wallet is only for 2s" guy...

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12/7/2015 4:35 PM

I may be of the minority but I like the stock color combo it's real clean and simple and I never cared for the factory edition with the red bull graphics. Maybe because there aren't many '16s out but they look clean

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12/7/2015 4:41 PM

Zycki11 wrote:

Yeah, I have been looking into it lately. I put a TI FMF on and it runs fine, but it really lost the low end throttle response ...more

Hmmm. That doesn't sound right. Did you get your ECU remapped for the FMF? If not, I would get on that. Even though it's only a slip-on compared to a full system, you still should get that remapped to that specific exhuast.

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12/7/2015 4:51 PM

I would just gear that bad boy down two teeth in the rear, and spend whatever is neccasary to make the suspension to your liking.. Other than... maybe race gas.

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12/7/2015 5:05 PM

Congratulations I'm very jealous, been a few years since my last new bike. So how long have you spent in the garage just looking at it ? If it was mine I would just ride it, and fine tune from there. Any spare cash for a pipe etc I would spend on training days with a pro. They are a good day out and really improve your riding. That bike stock is faster than 99% of us on vital need.

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12/7/2015 6:10 PM

Zycki11 wrote:

Yeah, I have been looking into it lately. I put a TI FMF on and it runs fine, but it really lost the low end throttle response ...more

Really? interested because I felt a loss of bottom end on the stock set up as it was. couldnt imagine it getting worse with the FMF?

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12/7/2015 6:12 PM

Spergen wrote:

Congratulations I'm very jealous, been a few years since my last new bike. So how long have you spent in the garage just ...more

have a great suspension company out of NorCal called TM Suspension. Real great guy out of his garage that set up my 2013 RMZ to rail ruts like a hot knife through butter. ECU remapping is also on the list once I decide on the exhaust set up. The expansion champer on the stock exhaust cant be much different than the megabomb header from FMF can it?

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12/7/2015 6:13 PM

deltadestroyer11 wrote:

I would just gear that bad boy down two teeth in the rear, and spend whatever is neccasary to make the suspension to your ...more

I ride sandy deep tracks during the winter, best to do this during this time and then gear back up during the dry season?

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12/7/2015 6:14 PM

Spergen wrote:

Congratulations I'm very jealous, been a few years since my last new bike. So how long have you spent in the garage just ...more

its in my living room, if that gives you any idea of how much drooling has been going on in this house haha

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12/7/2015 6:14 PM

Brad460 wrote:

Congrats! Great looking bike..

Ignore the "spoke with my wallet is only for 2s" guy...

ah shoot I wish I could have given you guys that 2016 KTM tease, but this is a good enough tease for me!

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12/7/2015 6:15 PM

Motofinne wrote:

I'm not sure if you can get HGS pipes in USA but they are very good, and afforable!

have any pictures? maybe we could set up a "you buy it, I pay you" transaction?? if your honest..

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12/7/2015 6:16 PM

Pirate421 wrote:

I may be of the minority but I like the stock color combo it's real clean and simple and I never cared for the factory edition ...more

Ya I agree, I mean the orange frames a re cool and all but I feel like every KTM has them now. Its the beauty of owning a bike, make it your own!

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12/7/2015 6:18 PM

Congrats on the badass Katoom man, now go pop a wheelie and post pics!!!

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It aint nothing but a little bit of this and a little bit of Braaaap!!!

12/7/2015 6:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/7/2015 6:44 PM

Spergen wrote:

Congratulations I'm very jealous, been a few years since my last new bike. So how long have you spent in the garage just ...more

X2 Training days with a pro are invaluable compared to a pipe, those things already breathe fire when they're stock and getting coaching from a pro will teach you how to use all that power cool cheerful and nice bike by the way man

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12/7/2015 8:43 PM

EcoSX478 wrote:

You will need a remap if you put an aftermarket exhuast on the bike. In addition to that, you'll need a remap if you run race ...more

Zycki11 wrote:

Yeah, I have been looking into it lately. I put a TI FMF on and it runs fine, but it really lost the low end throttle response ...more

EcoSX478 wrote:

Hmmm. That doesn't sound right. Did you get your ECU remapped for the FMF? If not, I would get on that. Even though it's only ...more

Apples to oranges. I wasn't trying to hijack his thread. Congrats on the new ktm bud. I am on a yamaha with full TI FMF. The ktm notoriously lacks bottom end and revs to the moon. I heard yosh has a excellent pipe for it.

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12/8/2015 12:19 AM

Motofinne wrote:

I'm not sure if you can get HGS pipes in USA but they are very good, and afforable!

SocalMXer wrote:

have any pictures? maybe we could set up a "you buy it, I pay you" transaction?? if your honest..

Actually BUD racing USA are the importers! https://www.budracing-usa.com/us/

Here is one pic, not the best but it's the brand new model for 2016 KTMs.Photo

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Current fleet of two wheeled vehicles:
- KTM SX 250 2020
- Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 track spec
- Canyon Sender CF 8.0 2018 Downhill
- Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 2019 EMTB
- White GX Pro 20 Gravel

12/8/2015 12:24 AM

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Current fleet of two wheeled vehicles:
- KTM SX 250 2020
- Suzuki GSX-R 600 K7 track spec
- Canyon Sender CF 8.0 2018 Downhill
- Canyon Spectral:ON 7.0 2019 EMTB
- White GX Pro 20 Gravel