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KTM 350 SX-F

Staffers’ Rides

Wrist: Catterson

MSRP (2011):

Mods: Acerbis handguards, Racing chain/sprockets, EBC brake Splitstream fuel filter, Tech map switch, Pirelli Powersports Grafx

Conventional holds that European are unreliable, and that one should buy a first-year model because the haven’t been worked out Personally, I’ve never to those theories, and have experienced any such troubles. that wasn’t the case my 2011 KTM 350 SX-F.

First first: I loved riding motorcycle! And I won’t amend with a lame “when it was because it ran perfectly most of the I put more than 50 hours on the competing in weekly motocross the occasional Grand Prix and practice days.

In all that time, I had two problems: around 30 hours, the left-side on the exhaust cam was galled after an oil jet spitting a shim and requiring a teardown. And second, approaching 50 a clogged fuel-injector nozzle a douching with a special KTM While this was being to, Z Racing owner Mark (www.zracinginc.com ) updated the EFI to 2012 giving the motor a few more

Also, because there been reports of throttle sensors going bad due to corrosion pressure washers, he installed the cover that was introduced on the model.

Trail Tech ignition-map switch ($79.95; ) puts the adjustment on the left where you can change it on the fly.

Tech three-position ignition-map ($79.95; www.trailtech.net ) puts the

But in the beginning, everything was rosy. giving the 350 a highfalutin’ debut at the Catalina GP, I prepped it for my regular REM MX First order of business was the pretty Red Bull-sponsored numberplates some custom Powersports featuring the Motorcyclist logo www.ridepg.com ). Later, when the decals started to look (blame my knee braces), I on some PG factory race graphics ($199.95).

That’s when I discovered the stock graphics are “in-molded,” a new technique wherein the decals are into the molds before the is injected, effectively bonding to the part for life. You can put your decals on over the stock but it might be smarter to use aftermarket and save the stock stuff for you sell the bike.

The hard-terrain MX71 knobbies I ran at Catalina needed to go, replaced with Scorpion MX Mid-Soft 32s (around $75 These worked great for deep-disked practice sessions and motos, if not quite as well for second motos. I used four sets the entire which is an affordable contrast to

One Saturday morning at the REM riders’ announcer Tom White was thinking of a question when one of the assembled belted out, “How rocks are on the moon?”

Splitstream fuel filter ($29.95; ) drops into the gas tank to screen out impurities before can clog your fuel-injection

KTM 350 SX-F
KTM 350 SX-F

Splitstream nylon fuel ($29.95; www.split-stream.com ) drops the gas tank fil

“Less than at Helen,” I shouted, which got a laugh. That may well be so I bolted on a set of Acerbis Uniko ($39.95; www.acerbis.com ), which utterly resilient.

After the first few races, I the gearing, too. The 350 comes a 50-tooth rear sprocket, is too tall. I went up to a 52, which it easier to keep the high-revving single in the powerband. When the OE and sprockets wore out, were replaced with a Up Kit from Driven Racing www.drivenracing.com ).

Aside from the issues, maintenance was straightforward oil/filter changes every to five outings using the Motorex 10w-40 synthetic. clearances were checked times and always found to be in Minor problems included a front fender and one blown seal, which oiled the brake pads.

These replaced with a set of EBC MXS sintered ($40; www.ebcbrakes.com ), which at least as well as the stockers. One issue, which wasn’t a problem, was the stock Excel flattened at the bead locks—something we seen on other Excel

Brainchild of 10-time World Stefan Everts, the 350 has been a success in Europe, where Antonio Carioli won the MX1 world in 2010 and ’11. It hasn’t nearly as successful in the USA, Alessi’s second-moto win at Hangtown in ’10 its professional victory.

In an amateur’s however—and, in particular, a vet’s—it’s a Nearing the end of a long moto, the melding of 250 handling and 450 power its rider hunt down and weary competitors. Not that the 350 bad starts—I was pleasantly surprised to nab as many holeshots as on 450s.

The 350 physically lighter; it just lighter thanks to the smaller parts whirring around

If that sounds appealing, the KTM 350 is the bike for you. Just sure to get a 2012 model so all the are worked out.

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