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2/2/2019 9:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/2/2019 9:39 AM

Hi guys!

Late September I bought a Ktm 350 sxf. Because I work too much I didnt get around to do as I wanted before winter came. Now its full on snowy winter and put some elbowgrease into it to get the bike seriously awesome.

I bought the bike in the crate and assembled it myself. Torqued and lubed everything during assembly and did a few things I always wanted to do.

The bike is pretty much stock, but here is a list with the stuff on it and stuff I did.

- polished top part of radiators, brake and clutch leveres, brake and gear pedals(it looks awesome).
- polished and greased rear and front axle.
- link bearings greased
- Torqued every nut and bolt according to manual
- WP Cone Valve Aer 48
- WP Trax rear shock
- Ktm powerparts skid plate
- x ring chain
- 50t powerparts steel rear sprocket
- Redlabel numbers

I hope you like what you see!

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2017 KTM 250 Sx

2/2/2019 10:09 AM

I absolutely love picking up a new bike while it's still in the crate! That looks sweet btw! How do you like it? I've been on the fence with a 350sx for years. I think it's the perfect engine size for vets and all types of riding. I've been on a 250f since '08. I am heavy for it but love the flickability...

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Patrick Trowbridge

2/2/2019 10:11 AM

Nice !! Is it cheaper to buy a bike still in a crate apposed to a dealer putting it together ?

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2/2/2019 10:13 AM

Beauty! Enjoy!

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"If you don't put your work ahead of your talent, you won't win." Mike Babcock

2/2/2019 10:25 AM

Dirtysmile56 wrote:

I absolutely love picking up a new bike while it's still in the crate! That looks sweet btw! How do you like it? I've been on the fence with a 350sx for years. I think it's the perfect engine size for vets and all types of riding. I've been on a 250f since '08. I am heavy for it but love the flickability...

I love it! It revs for days! I was a little bit worried Tbg, since I really hate the engine braking og gyro effect of a 4stroke, but as it turns out it isnt as bad as i thought! Very flickable and easy to ride. You really have to use your wrist to make the engine sing though. I removed the inner lip on the airbox cover to get more airflow. The stock suspension is good, but harsh in mid stroke. Stock shock was really good!

The cone valve and trax rear shock calms things down and makes for a smoother ride. Much more settled and calm. Excellent bottoming resistance. smile

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2017 KTM 250 Sx

2/2/2019 11:48 AM

How did you get it in the crate? I thought that was impossible these days due to liability issues.

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2/2/2019 11:50 AM

reded wrote:

How did you get it in the crate? I thought that was impossible these days due to liability issues.

Depends on the dealer.

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2/2/2019 11:51 AM

Congrats, sick bike

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2/2/2019 11:53 AM

Really nice!

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KX125

2/2/2019 12:07 PM

reded wrote:

How did you get it in the crate? I thought that was impossible these days due to liability issues.

mxb2 wrote:

Depends on the dealer.

Oh yes! The only thing the dealer needs to do anyways is enable the ECU. It is disabled during shipping.

Anyways. Ive been using this dealer for many years and Ive never bought a assembled bike. He knows that i have some knowledge about bikes so hes cool with it.

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2017 KTM 250 Sx

2/2/2019 12:09 PM

reded wrote:

How did you get it in the crate? I thought that was impossible these days due to liability issues.

mxb2 wrote:

Depends on the dealer.

hylo wrote:

Oh yes! The only thing the dealer needs to do anyways is enable the ECU. It is disabled during shipping.

Anyways. Ive been using this dealer for many years and Ive never bought a assembled bike. He knows that i have some knowledge about bikes so hes cool with it.

X2 all about trust and dealer relationship.

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2/2/2019 12:12 PM

Jealous. Enjoy that beauty.

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If it ain't yer's don't take it, If it ain't the truth dont say it, If it ain't right don't do it...Marcus Aurelius

2/2/2019 3:54 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Depends on the dealer.

hylo wrote:

Oh yes! The only thing the dealer needs to do anyways is enable the ECU. It is disabled during shipping.

Anyways. Ive been using this dealer for many years and Ive never bought a assembled bike. He knows that i have some knowledge about bikes so hes cool with it.

mxb2 wrote:

X2 all about trust and dealer relationship.

I think that the trust part would be a little bit strained if you go around and let people know about it. A couple years back there was a pretty in depth conversation on here about KTM not allowing dealers to sell bikes in the crate and nearly cancelling some dealerships over it. We all know that some still do, but in order to keep the "trust" I certainly wouldn't go around telling a lot of people that a dealer sold it to you in the crate.

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2/2/2019 4:00 PM

hylo wrote:

Oh yes! The only thing the dealer needs to do anyways is enable the ECU. It is disabled during shipping.

Anyways. Ive been using this dealer for many years and Ive never bought a assembled bike. He knows that i have some knowledge about bikes so hes cool with it.

mxb2 wrote:

X2 all about trust and dealer relationship.

APLMAN99 wrote:

I think that the trust part would be a little bit strained if you go around and let people know about it. A couple years back there was a pretty in depth conversation on here about KTM not allowing dealers to sell bikes in the crate and nearly cancelling some dealerships over it. We all know that some still do, but in order to keep the "trust" I certainly wouldn't go around telling a lot of people that a dealer sold it to you in the crate.

Trust between buyer and dealer. Dont tell.anyone. The dealer name.

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2/2/2019 4:06 PM

mxb2 wrote:

X2 all about trust and dealer relationship.

APLMAN99 wrote:

I think that the trust part would be a little bit strained if you go around and let people know about it. A couple years back there was a pretty in depth conversation on here about KTM not allowing dealers to sell bikes in the crate and nearly cancelling some dealerships over it. We all know that some still do, but in order to keep the "trust" I certainly wouldn't go around telling a lot of people that a dealer sold it to you in the crate.

mxb2 wrote:

Trust between buyer and dealer. Dont tell.anyone. The dealer name.

That's the bare minimum. Personally, I wouldn't tell anyone. There's no benefit to it at all.

For example, how many KTM dealers are there in Norway? 8 or 9? I'd never mention the part about getting it in the crate if my dealer allowed it. Too much risk (for the dealer), zero reward for either party.

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2/2/2019 4:19 PM

APLMAN99 wrote:

I think that the trust part would be a little bit strained if you go around and let people know about it. A couple years back there was a pretty in depth conversation on here about KTM not allowing dealers to sell bikes in the crate and nearly cancelling some dealerships over it. We all know that some still do, but in order to keep the "trust" I certainly wouldn't go around telling a lot of people that a dealer sold it to you in the crate.

mxb2 wrote:

Trust between buyer and dealer. Dont tell.anyone. The dealer name.

APLMAN99 wrote:

That's the bare minimum. Personally, I wouldn't tell anyone. There's no benefit to it at all.

For example, how many KTM dealers are there in Norway? 8 or 9? I'd never mention the part about getting it in the crate if my dealer allowed it. Too much risk (for the dealer), zero reward for either party.

Exactly. Never ruin a relationship ,with someone that helps you

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