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    300 EXC electric start?

    How easy is it to change a KTM 300 EXC 2006 kick start to electric start?
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    Even if possible, you'll probably need new cases etc from another model unless there's an aftermarket conversion kit on sale along the the lines of the French made kits for XR400's etc.

    If you can't master the art of kickstarting the 300, buy a different e-start bike, will probably work out cheaper in the long term.

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    Thanks - I'd better keep looking then
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    there is no art to starting a 300,just kick it,i've had two
    excellent bike,plod like a serrow-rip like a 525


    thinking of going back to one


    loz

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    I have a 530 exc-r and they are very hard to kick start. Thanks God for the e-start.
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    I have a 530 exc-r and they are very hard to kick start. Thanks God for the e-start.

    I wouldn't mind a 300, they look like they would be a blast in the woods.
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    I've got kick start only 300 and it is easy to start. If a muppet like me can manage it then anyone can. At last enduro I must have crashed/stalled several times and it always started again first kick. Brilliant bike.

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    They are a doddle to start, have you tried to kick one over?
    If it's set up right it should go first or second kick even when it's been in the garage for a couple of weeks.
    I don't understand why KTM only produce a leccy start model now, just more unnescessary weight

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    I am a novice offroader, with a replacement left knee - i haven't tried a kick start but I am sure i would be better with an electric start.

    I think I'll have to look for a 250 EXC-F, but they are more expensive. Or go back to my first plan of a Serow, TTR or Honda CRF230.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moody View Post
    I am a novice offroader, with a replacement left knee -
    Ahh, Fairy nuff

    The 300 is a cracking bike if you can get one that fits the bill for you.
    Plus stinkwheels rock

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    Quote Originally Posted by moody View Post
    I am a novice offroader, with a replacement left knee - i haven't tried a kick start but I am sure i would be better with an electric start.

    I think I'll have to look for a 250 EXC-F, but they are more expensive. Or go back to my first plan of a Serow, TTR or Honda CRF230.
    serow,ttr,230 all good bikes and bulletproof as far as i know


    loz

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    Quote Originally Posted by moody View Post
    How easy is it to change a KTM 300 EXC 2006 kick start to electric start?
    Ta.
    It's a heart transplant & in the long run would be cheaper to p/ex what you already have for an electric start 300EXC
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