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TechniTalk – Jetting your two stroke

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An incorrectly jetted bike will display some of the following faults: Uncertain starting, uncertain idling, poor running under load, high fuel consumption, a big, dangerous step in power, or a total lack of power at the transition from low revs to medium revs,  hot running (Possibly resulting in a heat seize) or continual fouling of […]

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Technitalk – Replacing your KTM starter motor

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After KTM introduced starter motors onto their two strokes, it wasn’t long before problems emerged. Starter motor brushes wore out, the starter motor shaft gear wore out and the Bendix became sticky. Clearly, the electric starter had a very limited life. You were wise to use the electric boot was for emergencies only. The good […]

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Technitalk – Air filter maintenance

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Air filter maintenance (By Andy Hanmer) One of the kindest things you can do for your dirt bike is to be absolutely meticulous about maintaining your air filter after every ride. The reasons are not rocket science: The longer you leave your air cleaner, the more dirt the motor will ingest. The more dust your […]

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2017 KTM EXC’s – Getting to know the 250F and 350F

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The 2-Stroke Fan’s Spoilers by Gary Franks with input from Detmar Ruhfus, Dave Estment, Laird Adam and Andy Fulton   We recently got to experience riding KTM’s new 250 EXC-F and 350 EXC-F in the mountains near Clarens at the Michelin Mountain Madalas event. I had ridden the bikes previously at the launch but the […]

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MOUNTAIN MADALAS CENTRAL ‘BERG 2017

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What is Mountain Madalas? “Madalas” is Zulu for “old man”. Well in our sport we don’t get older, we just get better and as we do we were faster and faster (or so we think). Enduro World’s Mountain Madalas gives the “Mature” riders an opportunity to re-live their favourite memories, and to have some good […]

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MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA 2016

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Extreme Drama reaches new heights at the Roof 30 November – 3 December 2016                             by Gary Franks, www.enduroworld.co.za             Pics by Gary and Lynne Franks The Roof of Africa had its humble beginnings in 1967 when Bob Phillips, a Roads Engineer working in Lesotho, approached the Sports Car Club in Johannesburg and asked them […]

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