I’m a busy guy who is waiting for electric motorcycle technology to mature enough to not be too early of an adopter. So I figured buying a well maintained used bike was the way to get me through a year or two.
Last fall I found what I thought was that bike.
Turns out it was anything but well maintained. Over the winter I’ve been working on my basket case 450 exc doing everything from changing wheel bearings to replacing the swing arm to replacing the fork seals.
I’m going to be documenting a few things I learned in upcoming posts. If you pick up a 2004 KTM 450 exc I’m hoping what I post will help you save some time wrenching.