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Re: KTM Carb Heater Install

Postby cedric » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:54 pm

thirtyseven wrote:When I get a 2 stroke I'm going to use up my supply of depends well meaning friends gave me. Just insert a warm rock and wrap that sucker around the carb.


How's this setup working for you 37? Do you need more Depends? Christmas is coming up....

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Re: KTM Carb Heater Install

Postby thirtyseven » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:05 pm

cedric wrote:
thirtyseven wrote:When I get a 2 stroke I'm going to use up my supply of depends well meaning friends gave me. Just insert a warm rock and wrap that sucker around the carb.


How's this setup working for you 37? Do you need more Depends? Christmas is coming up....

I'm still trying to figure out the jetting thing. Gonna move on to the depends after I get the mikuni sorted.
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Re: KTM Carb Heater Install

Postby trailguy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:30 pm

thirtyseven wrote:
cedric wrote:
thirtyseven wrote:When I get a 2 stroke I'm going to use up my supply of depends well meaning friends gave me. Just insert a warm rock and wrap that sucker around the carb.


How's this setup working for you 37? Do you need more Depends? Christmas is coming up....

I'm still trying to figure out the jetting thing. Gonna move on to the depends after I get the mikuni sorted.

Why on earth did you leave the flawless running EFI three seven :eek:
A couple of things sorting the Mikuni.
1] Warm up your pitching arm really well.
2] Remove Mikuni from the bike.
3] Standing on a shore line, chuck the Mikuni into the the center of the lake as hard as you can.
4] Bolt on short body Keihin.
Mikuni sorted and this gets you onto the Depends project ASAP.

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Re: KTM Carb Heater Install

Postby thirtyseven » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:45 pm

Ok. Got it!
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Re: KTM Carb Heater Install

Postby Dobi » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:01 pm

Thanks for the pics and notes for install DB. I just picked mine up from Allison @ Cycleworks and need to get to work on it. Was the wiring plug and play just like the old one?

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Re: KTM Carb Heater Install

Postby dirtyboy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:36 pm

Dobi wrote:Thanks for the pics and notes for install DB. I just picked mine up from Allison @ Cycleworks and need to get to work on it. Was the wiring plug and play just like the old one?


Hey, I just installed a new set of grip heaters on my KTM 250XC. Works awesome. As for the carb heater, yes it's plug and play. I think that the wiring harness is the same as the older <2017 models.

I wondered if the carb heater was low on watts when I had my grip heaters on high today. Lot's of snow hitting the carb. I turned the grip heaters to low and the over-richness of the carb went away. Not positive on that but I think the carb heater is a requirement although one of the riders today didn't have one on his 2017 250XC and he didn't have much trouble.

My advice is to drill the hole as far to the outside of the carb as possible and no issues with the hole and a couple washers to space the heater element.

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