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FAT TIRES: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

DEs’ SETTINGS Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I’m setting my 2014 300 up for desert racing and have a question about tires. To help in the high-speed sand washes, I’m thinking about switching to a Fatty front tire with a mousse. Is one brand better…
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DR350 REPLACEMENT: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

RANDOMLY BIZARRE Dear Mr. Know-It-All, Now I am ready for an all-new motorcycle. One I can buy and not fix it. I just want to ride it tuned to me—sag, tire pressure, fork oil, seat grip and handlebars, actual pull on the pipe and off,…
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DIRTY DEEDS: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT DEEP Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I just bought a 2021 KTM 300XC-W and rode it stock on day one. I thought the Xplor suspension was surprisingly good. The next day I swapped the OEM tires and tubes (Dunlop Geomax AT-81) for…
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GAS DRAIN STRATEGY: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

DRAINED Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I have a 2004 YZ250 two-smoker that is set up for off-road. I am unable to access my carburetor drain bolt to drain my gas out of the carb at the end of the ride. As you know, the quality of gas we now have…
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HOT BRAKES: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, At one point in time, I got myself some brake pads that had an extra piece that I assumed was some sort of thick heat-reducing pad. It went between the pad and piston. This was several years ago, and I have continued…
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POWERVALVE MESS: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, My 2020 KTM 300XC has been making a horrible mess right around the power-valve cover. I’m not sure what kind of oil it is, but I’d expect that a new bike shouldn’t be leaking this bad. Please advise. Hoyt Oswald Via…
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TRAIL CLOSED: MR KNOW IT ALL

CLOSED UP TIGHTER THAN A… Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I’m sick and tired of trail closures. Every time my buddies and I go to our local zones, there are always more trails fenced and closed each time. We ride respectfully, and most riders in…
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MY 300 LACKS SNARL: MR-KNOW-IT-ALL

300 LACKS SNARL Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I purchased a 2020 KTM 300 XC TPI, and while I love the machine, it feels a bit docile when trying to get up on the pipe and revving the bike out. The bike has plenty of power, but lacks that snap and…
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