This is my third Husqvarna motorcycle. I’ve owned Husqvarna motorcycles from both the Castiglioni era and the BMW era and they were good bikes. Screw that… Welcome to the new age. A counter-balanced two stroke motor makes sense… and KTM decides to knock it out of the park and relocate the starter motor… I cannot complain. Best motorcycle I’ve ever ridden. Period. And I own this bike. It will probably take me a few months to comprehend what is going on with my motorcycle situation.
The stock jetting on the TX300 is horrible, but this motorcycle handles so good it compensates for the shitty factory jetting.
Time to work on the carburetor and get this motorcycle running right.
P.S. : The YZ450FX is gone and I am glad to be back on a two stroke.
A Yamaha YZ450FX and a Montesa Cota 4RT replaced the Husqvarnas.
I started racing district 37! Sadly, the racing season has been cut short because of a hairline fracture on my right heel bone. Transferring trials skills (if any) to a dirt bike is no easy task, and I found out the hard way.
Riding this bike is a visceral experience…
When I saw the launch videos of this motorcycle back in 2008, I fell in love with it. I thought I’d never end up owning it, because it was/is pretty expensive. But here I am, 6 years later, with a brand new 2014 Vmax.
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to own a Singer 911 😛
And it works great !
1100ml of oil instead of 800ml…
I also removed the ECU controlled secondary throttle butterfly. The result is better throttle response, and the willingness to wheelie without using the clutch 🙂
This is my first CNC project, and I am pretty happy with the results. I still have to drill and tap for NPT and install the NPT to hose adapters.
Engine is almost done… and I have a rolling chassis 🙂
I had the crankshaft rebuilt with a Falicon knife-edge connecting rod. The head got stainless steel Kibblewhite valves, Kibblewhite springs and titanium retainers driven by a stage 1 Hotcam. The clutch basket you see is a Hinson housing a Barnett clutch plates and springs setup. The Piggeh is going to be a supermoto, wearing Excels and running Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs.
I decided to swap in a Bandit 1250 motor into the GS750 frame. I still have the GS1000 motor with a big port intake, but I will rebuild that motor later. For now, my goal is to keep the motorcycle under 400 lbs and tune the engine to churn out 100 lb-ft of torque.
I will be running an in-line fuel pump with a fuel pressure regulator, so I don’t have to mess around with the GS750 gas tank. The Bandit 1250 fuel pump seems to be problematic from what I’ve read in several forums, and expensive too.