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1/29/2019 6:27 AM

I’ve had numerous KTMs now from 2016-19, and was wondering if anyone’s found solutions to few of the problems which occur.

Firstly, is there a rear brake return spring from another manufacture which fits the ktm? Don’t really want to buy a faast one unless I have to because I’m in the UK.

Also, any steering stem nuts with a hole in the centre for vent hose other than WC as my plastic clip comes out whenever the fuel cap is unscrewed.

I currently have a 2019 250sx, so any suggested mods for this too would be great.

Cheers

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1/29/2019 7:07 AM

I run the Faast rear spring and just pull the hose off the plastic plug before you unscrew the fuel cap, I do that every time and have never had my plastic plug come out of the frame on any of my KTMs.

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1/29/2019 7:23 AM

Some have said they used a Honda return spring, I have not however.

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1/29/2019 7:32 AM

BR8ES wrote:

Some have said they used a Honda return spring, I have not however.

Thanks. I’ll give it a go because I have a CR 250 I could take the spring off to try

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1/29/2019 7:34 AM

BR8ES wrote:

Some have said they used a Honda return spring, I have not however.

brooklynevans wrote:

Thanks. I’ll give it a go because I have a CR 250 I could take the spring off to try

nice, hope it fits. Looks close from pix anyway.

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1/29/2019 11:33 AM

brooklynevans wrote:

I’ve had numerous KTMs now from 2016-19, and was wondering if anyone’s found solutions to few of the problems which occur.

Firstly, is there a rear brake return spring from another manufacture which fits the ktm? Don’t really want to buy a faast one unless I have to because I’m in the UK.

Also, any steering stem nuts with a hole in the centre for vent hose other than WC as my plastic clip comes out whenever the fuel cap is unscrewed.

I currently have a 2019 250sx, so any suggested mods for this too would be great.

Cheers

The Fasst spring works great, but if you can't easily get one then that makes it a moot point. What problem are you having with stock? If it's grabbing your boot and popping out, have you tried flipping it around?

You can buy a full set of our triple clamps if you want a steering stem nut with a hole in it! laughing Or, just get out the drill and make a hole in the stock nut. There's no problem with doing that, plus it's free.

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1/29/2019 11:41 AM

Buy the 2015 or older return spring, problem solved.

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1/29/2019 11:45 AM

brooklynevans wrote:

I’ve had numerous KTMs now from 2016-19, and was wondering if anyone’s found solutions to few of the problems which occur.

Firstly, is there a rear brake return spring from another manufacture which fits the ktm? Don’t really want to buy a faast one unless I have to because I’m in the UK.

Also, any steering stem nuts with a hole in the centre for vent hose other than WC as my plastic clip comes out whenever the fuel cap is unscrewed.

I currently have a 2019 250sx, so any suggested mods for this too would be great.

Cheers

Luxon MX wrote:

The Fasst spring works great, but if you can't easily get one then that makes it a moot point. What problem are you having with stock? If it's grabbing your boot and popping out, have you tried flipping it around?

You can buy a full set of our triple clamps if you want a steering stem nut with a hole in it! laughing Or, just get out the drill and make a hole in the stock nut. There's no problem with doing that, plus it's free.

I keep snapping the stock ones.

I’ll give drilling it out a go, might buy a cheap Chinese one off eBay to try it with first incase I completely ruin it! Whenever I undo the petrol cap, the plastic holder for the vent hose that goes into the frame pops out. Haven’t had trouble before, only on my 19. Must be a dodgy one or something.
Love your 150 build man, can’t wait too see it finished.

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1/29/2019 11:46 AM

Lynch wrote:

Buy the 2015 or older return spring, problem solved.

Are they any differently to the 16+ springs?

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1/29/2019 12:31 PM

brooklynevans wrote:

Are they any differently to the 16+ springs?

I might have mixed up two parts, if you are talking about the spring on the brake pedal then yes they are shaped differently and won't break if you purchase the older 2015 spring.

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1/29/2019 12:43 PM

Just matched up the Honda spring, same length, etc.

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1/29/2019 5:31 PM

BR8ES wrote:

Just matched up the Honda spring, same length, etc.

That is what I had a mechanic for a satellite KTM factory team tell me to use.

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1/29/2019 6:19 PM

BR8ES wrote:

Just matched up the Honda spring, same length, etc.

mx317 wrote:

That is what I had a mechanic for a satellite KTM factory team tell me to use.

works great, fits perfect and the rubber sleeve is a great addition.

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1/29/2019 10:10 PM

I would also suggest the older return spring version if you`re facing problems with the current one. Strange but I had three bikes since MY16 and not a single broken spring?!?
The steering stem nut from the actual Freerides have a holoe inside and they should also fit... but as some guys already mentioned drilling for sure is the cheaper version

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1/31/2019 3:42 AM

I always slide the rubber hose off the plastic piece that goes into the frame and unscrew the cap. I have never had a problem doing it this way.

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1/31/2019 8:43 PM

I would mill the head and tighten up the squish, the quad flow torque wing was the best $100 I spent when we were on 2 strokes

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2/7/2019 1:00 PM

Looks like it’s not just me that has trouble with springs breaking. I tried to fit the spring off my CR but it’s so worn and stretched it doesn’t fit.


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Keefer uses a crf one so I’ll order one soon, and I spotted one on Blake baggetts bike in a video too.

Thanks for the help and advice

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2/7/2019 1:08 PM

YEP, just get a new one mate. Work like a charm. You can buy me a pint some day.

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2/9/2019 11:18 AM

Anyone know the # part number or link to get the crf Honda spring? Thanks

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2/9/2019 12:06 PM

blaze 57 wrote:

Anyone know the # part number or link to get the crf Honda spring? Thanks

Yes, it’s 46511KZ4J00

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2/9/2019 1:24 PM

blaze 57 wrote:

Anyone know the # part number or link to get the crf Honda spring? Thanks

brooklynevans wrote:

Yes, it’s 46511KZ4J00

Glad you posted this. I have lost so many of these springs of my 2019 ktm 250sxf

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2/9/2019 1:50 PM

blaze 57 wrote:

Anyone know the # part number or link to get the crf Honda spring? Thanks

brooklynevans wrote:

Yes, it’s 46511KZ4J00

Craig_Whitfield wrote:

Glad you posted this. I have lost so many of these springs of my 2019 ktm 250sxf

I think a lot of people must have the same issue, poor product. I keep a load spare constantly, but wanted to find a viable solution. Can’t believe red bull ktm use the standard one, unless it’s upgraded in some way? Looks the same though

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2/9/2019 1:53 PM

Bought a cheap stem nut off eBay, just over £2 on eBay. Drilled it out and finished up pretty good, just hope the nut itself holds up and stays in the stem.

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2/9/2019 4:45 PM

brooklynevans wrote:

Bought a cheap stem nut off eBay, just over £2 on eBay. Drilled it out and finished up pretty good, just hope the nut itself holds up and stays in the stem.

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I have a couple of these, I'm gonna try this out.

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2/9/2019 7:38 PM

blaze 57 wrote:

Anyone know the # part number or link to get the crf Honda spring? Thanks

brooklynevans wrote:

Yes, it’s 46511KZ4J00

Thanks for the #!

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2/11/2019 2:03 AM

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2/11/2019 6:29 AM

brooklynevans wrote:

Bought a cheap stem nut off eBay, just over £2 on eBay. Drilled it out and finished up pretty good, just hope the nut itself holds up and stays in the stem.

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Rickyisms wrote:

I have a couple of these, I'm gonna try this out.

Worth doing!
I was looking through some of the pro bike videos in detail and noticed Anderson’s factory 2 stroke used a drilled stem nut too.

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2/11/2019 8:17 AM

Very cool. Works Connection makes one for $30

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2/12/2019 7:01 AM

The drilled nut works well with handlebars with a crossbar. The stock bars or any other handlebar without a crossbar it won't work so well because of the bar pad.

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2/12/2019 7:08 AM

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You can see on Webb's bike how it covers the steering nut.
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