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Hi, I've been trying to find somewhere that stocks KTM workshop tools OEM or otherwise. Doe's any one any good UK dealers???
 

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Any of the decent dealers can order them for you... if they don’t then they’re a bunch of [email protected]

Most of the special tools you need to order though, unless it’s something common for popular current models. I’ve had a lot of good support over the years with AMS4KTM.
 

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Depends on how well you treat your local dealer, they might lend you them or take the engine in and use their tool on it for free. What are you looking for as I have quite a few tools and some cost quite a bit to buy.
 

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Just do a google search on 'KTM special tools catalogue' Contains details of all the factory tools you will ever need to become a main KTM service agent. No prices, but always expensive!!
 

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Kev and Bob are correct... and if you look them up like bob says, there’s often an alternative... I tend to stick with special alignment tools and the likes.
 

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Depending on what bike its for, a lot of the special tools are listed in the on line parts listings as hosted by a number of ktm dealers. However i think these stopped being shown for road bikes after 2008 and offroad models after 2010. I use Trevor Popes site and it will show the current price and availability. Not surprisingly most of the tools they have in stock are for off road models.
 

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Agree it depends on your bike. We have 125 2 strokes and they don't need many specialised tools. We have a VHM deck height tool, Motion Pro piston pin puller, BUX tools piston circlip installer, Motion Pro flywheel remover, unbranded clutch basket holder, unbranded master cylinder snap ring pliers KTech fork cap spanner and seal driver, tyre depth guage for truing rear wheel in swing arm + general socket sets and torque wrenches. Only KTM tool we have is the clutch slave syringe. If we needed anything else motor would be in the local repair shop!
 

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Not to hijack the thread... but is there a tool for the 300 wrist pins / circlips? Found a good one Bob put me onto but nothing from that company for the 300 pins/circlips.

[mention]ktm808 [/mention]what’s the trick with the tyre gauge?
 

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The 3 genuine tools i use are the cam chain spitter/riveter which is the best i've come across, the roller bearing journal removal/installation tool (3) and the clutch basket tool for riveting cush clutch hubs back together.
 

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Bux don't do an installer for the 300 or the later model 250sx as the circlip wire is too thick.. The MP wrist pin remover comes with several different size collets to fit all pins. Sometimes they come out, sometimes they don't so tool makes it simple.
 

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I think Eurotekktm have some 2 stroke piston circlips which have eyes on the end for easy installation, pretty sure Nick showed them to me.
 

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MZ 250 circlips can be used on the 250/300 smokers, they have tails at each end of the clip, some bloke on ebay is selling them for a couple of quid. Before you all laugh at MZ, they used to win GP races years ago!
 

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I thought this thread was going to be about mechanics.

MZ 250 circlips can be used on the 250/300 smokers, they have tails at each end of the clip, some bloke on ebay is selling them for a couple of quid. Before you all laugh at MZ, they used to win GP races years ago!
Yep, everyone needs to put Mat Oxley's, Stealing Speed on their Christmas shopping list.
 

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Mat Oxley posted today.

"Nice to see Suzuki giving Ernst Degner full credit for his work at the end of 1961, when he travelled to Japan to use his knowhow to design Suzuki's first competitive GP bikes. As far as I know this is their first public acknowledgement of his engineering input"

Nearly 60 years to half heartedly mention a man that risked his and his families lives for Suzuki. And that was even before he'd got to Japan and turned their racing fortunes on their head. Every 2 stroke that came after, took knowledge from those little stink wheels. So when we reminisce about expansion chambers, RD's and RGV's and those 500 GP bikes of the turn of the century, presumably the 2 stroke dirt bikes too. Degner was the man who made them possible.

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Mat Oxley posted today.

"Nice to see Suzuki giving Ernst Degner full credit for his work at the end of 1961, when he travelled to Japan to use his knowhow to design Suzuki's first competitive GP bikes. As far as I know this is their first public acknowledgement of his engineering input"

Nearly 60 years to half heartedly mention a man that risked his and his families lives for Suzuki. And that was even before he'd got to Japan and turned their racing fortunes on their head. Every 2 stroke that came after, took knowledge from those little stink wheels. So when we reminisce about expansion chambers, RD's and RGV's and those 500 GP bikes of the turn of the century, presumably the 2 stroke dirt bikes too. Degner was the man who made them possible.

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Well that's not actually a true representation of the facts. Ernst Degner took Walter Karden's detailed knowledge of two stroke engines and used it as a bargaining chip to buy a place for himself and his family outside east Germany. All the things you want to thank Degner for came from Karden. That's why the book is called stealing speed, that's what Degner did.
 
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