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July 17th, 2009, 12:06 AM   #11
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Even on the tight twisty stuff?
especially the tight twisty stuff

the obstacles of handling and higher COG aside I love the smoother off idle power delivery and longer life of the bigger engines. oodles of uncomplaining tourque make it easy (for me) to keep up a good flow of momentum without breaking rythm. on a 450f in sand one mistake, drop a bit of speed and youve just stuffed a corner or two. the big berg just grunts back up to speed. the 450 will do it but with more clutch work and or more arm wrenching acceleration from the peaky(er) lil engine.

Smorgy there is a class racing of formula cars here with homologated intake restrictors, given their location on the engine they simple, cheap and easy to check or control. unlike CC limits which i know are often violated. its not practical for example to test the CC of every engine in a state mx round, I have seen 60 and 80cc barrels on 50s.

the cams would be interesting

sorry tkavan01 im not much help ... "go big" is all ive got.
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I doubt there would be much, if any, difference in parts costs between the 2.
The 2000 model was a major model change from the early girls and was essentially the same, except for a few engine upgrades and stuff like that till 03.
04 saw the next big change but was basically only engine related with ignition, carb and left engine cover the biggies and this stayed the same all the way thru to 08.
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Well, the 2001 motor was quite a radical change, wasn't it?
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The 2000 model 600 (new frame and old design motor)is a good dessert bike and will most likely be more depandble than the 02 470 unless the 470 has already been up-graded with the up grades most of them seemed to require.

Both of them have the same Dellorto carb, so both of them will be finicky, unless they are dialed in.

Parts cost will be about the same.
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Originally Posted by Smorgasbord
Well, the 2001 motor was quite a radical change, wasn't it?
That is what I thought, iwas under the impression the 2000 600 engine was the last of the evolution of a ton of minor changes over almost ten years and that it also shared a lot of parts with the 501 motor...
It seems like the 470 is very unique with very few parts to swap on from other bikes...
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You are correct, the KTM motor up to 07-08 is essentially a mirror imaged pre 2001 Husa motor. Most people have had really good luck with the 98-00 engine. The 00 with better frame is a really good bike. I have experince from the 501, but I think there are plenty of people here that have had good luck with the 600 as well.
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So are any of the ktm parts usable in 2000 600?
Man I thought this would be easier!
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are there any larger tanks available for a 2000 or older bike? seems the only tank available is for 2001 >
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I believe the cutoff is 2000 and up on the 4 gallon tank.
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Originally Posted by tkavan01
are there any larger tanks available for a 2000 or older bike? seems the only tank available is for 2001 >
A huge five gallon tank was available from Husaberg for the 1999 and below models. They are getting quite hard to find. I have been looking for a long time and finally found a used one last week for $150.00 and a six hour round trip drive.
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