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Old 03-05-2016, 06:10 PM   #1
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Picked up a '15 ktm 250 xc

Went to mainland cycle center and picked up a brand new 2015 ktm 250 xc. It's my first two stroke and first ktm dirt bike. I'm super excited to get it out on the trails.

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Nice! Ur gonna love it! I want to sell my 07 300 to fund a newer 250 xc-w but I spent waaaay too much money on it last spring.
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Thanks! I've been wanting a orange dirt bike for a long time. I'm super super excited to get past the break in.
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Old 03-06-2016, 11:33 AM   #5
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Also quick question, how accurately do I need to measure out the premix and gas for the mix? Ktm calls for 1:60 ratio which equates to 10.6667 ounces per 5 gallons. How accurately do I need to measure the gas and premix?
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Also quick question, how accurately do I need to measure out the premix and gas for the mix? Ktm calls for 1:60 ratio which equates to 10.6667 ounces per 5 gallons. How accurately do I need to measure the gas and premix?
I'm very particular with things like premix so I try and get it as close as possible. If you have a ratio rite cup it makes it so much easier. If your premix is dead on it makes diagnosis that much easier down the road. I know they sell them at CG and just about every dealer I can think of but you're more than welcome to borrow mine for a bit if you need one.
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I'm very particular with things like premix so I try and get it as close as possible. If you have a ratio rite cup it makes it so much easier. If your premix is dead on it makes diagnosis that much easier down the road. I know they sell them at CG and just about every dealer I can think of but you're more than welcome to borrow mine for a bit if you need one.
How do you accurately measure the gas?
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How do you accurately measure the gas?
I usually mix 3-4 gallons at a time (smokers SUCK gas). Measure the proper amount of oil, pour it into the empty can and fill the appropriate amount of gas in afterwards.

Edit: and because I tend to experience brain farts at any given moment, I use this as a cheat sheet.
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Sorry, that was the wrong one as it's in litres. Here's the chart showing gallons.

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So do you go off the gas can or gas pump for what 5 gallons is?
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So do you go off the gas can or gas pump for what 5 gallons is?
The pump for sure.
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The pump for sure.
Thanks for the chart. Saved on my phone for sure
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Depending on how much riding you'll do you'd want 2 or 3 containers. if you aren't going to be doing a lot of riding then have 1 VP style can and get the ratio rite or similar. I think with the ratio rite only goes to 2.5 gallons so just measure 2.5 gallons @30:1 and pour into your VP can then fill it up at the pump.

When you are done for the day if you have some left over after you've topped off the bike, pour the excess into any old gas can. This way you can fill the VP can with fresh 5 gallons and 10.7oz and you aren't trying to figure out how much is left and how much oil you need to make it right.

Or simply do what I used to do after topping off the bike and pour any excess into the truck at the end of the day and don't worry about it. This way you know you always have the right mix.
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60:1 is good but the way I ride, I mix at 50:1 which is 12 oz per 5 gallons, I have two old Motorex 1 qt bottles that I keep filled with 12 oz of pre mix so I don't need to use a ratio rite everytime.

Also, you can run Rotella T engine oil for the motor/trans, it's cheap and works great, I've been running it for years, some people even run ATF in there engines, no need to purchase the expensive Motorex engine oil as they suggest.
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My 07 300xc was by far the best all around dirtbike I have ever owned. 50:1 was the perfect ratio for me, any lower and I would foul plugs and spooge out the pipe, any higher and it pinged and just sounded "dry". I love the smell of premix, wish I could spring for Motolocos SX
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Thanks for the advice. I might try 50:1 at some point. I really just need some free time and relatively dry and open forest to go ride.
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For the 2 stroke I use the 5 gal VP jugs and just fill 4 gallons at a time (using the pump for accuracy). Then use my mixer can and mix the whole container at once. If it gets low, and I add 4 more gallons, I use the same mix ratio for 4 gallons and add to the jug.
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