KTM 250 EXC-F BR 2017 User Manual

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KTM 250 EXC-F BR 2017

The KTM 250 EXC-F BR (Brazil) is a motorcycle model produced by KTM, an Austrian motorcycle manufacturer. The 2017 KTM 250 EXC-F BR is part of KTM’s Enduro lineup, designed specifically for off-road and trail riding.

The “EXC” in the model name stands for “Enduro Cross Country,” indicating its purpose-built design for off-road terrain. The “F” signifies the four-stroke engine configuration, and “BR” denotes the model variant specifically produced for the Brazilian market.

The 250 EXC-F BR features a compact and lightweight design, making it agile and maneuverable in various terrains. It is equipped with a 250cc four-stroke engine that delivers a balance of power and torque, suitable for tackling both technical sections and open trails. The engine is known for its smooth power delivery, making it suitable for riders of different skill levels.

To handle off-road conditions, the bike comes with a sturdy frame, durable suspension components, and ample ground clearance. The suspension setup consists of high-quality front forks and a rear shock absorber, offering excellent suspension travel to absorb bumps and maintain stability over rough terrain.

The KTM 250 EXC-F BR 2017 also incorporates advanced features like electric start, hydraulic clutch, and a multi-functional digital instrument cluster. These features enhance convenience and provide riders with essential information such as speed, engine RPM, trip distance, and more.

Safety is a priority, and the motorcycle is equipped with a reliable braking system consisting of disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels. Additionally, the bike is equipped with robust tires designed to provide optimal traction on off-road surfaces.

Overall, the 2017 KTM 250 EXC-F BR is a capable off-road motorcycle that offers a blend of power, agility, and durability. Its design and features cater to the demands of enduro riders, making it suitable for both recreational trail riding and competitive off-road events.

Starting power of lithium-ion batteries at low temperatures

(EXC‑F EU/AU, EXC‑F Six Days

Lithium-ion batteries are far lighter than lead batteries, have a low self-discharge rate, and have more starting power at temperatures over 15 °C (60 °F). At low temperatures, however, the starting power of lithium-ion batteries drops to below that of lead batteries. Multiple starting attempts may be needed. Press the electric starter button for 5 seconds, and wait 30 seconds between attempts. The pauses are necessary so that the created heat can distribute through the lithium-ion battery and the battery is not damaged. If the charged lithium-ion battery does not or only weakly turns over the electric starter when temperatures are below 15 °C (60 °F), then the battery is not faulty, but needs to be warmed up internally to increase its starting power (current output). The starting power increases as the battery warms up.

Compression damping of the shock absorber

The compression damping of the shock absorber is divided into two ranges: high-speed and low-speed. High-speed and low-speed refer to the compression speed of the rear wheel suspension and not to the vehicle speed. The high-speed setting, for example, has an effect on the landing after a jump: the rear wheel suspension compresses quickly. The low-speed setting, for example, has an effect when riding over long ground swells: the rear wheel suspension compresses slowly. These two ranges can be adjusted separately, although the transition between high-speed and low-speed is gradual. Thus, changes in the high-speed range affect the compression damping in the low-speed range and vice versa.

Indicates a danger that is likely to lead to fatal or serious injury if the appropriate measures are not taken.

Indicates a danger that may lead to minor injuries if the appropriate measures are not taken.

Indicates a danger that will lead to considerable machine and material damage if the appropriate measures are not taken.

Indicates a danger that will lead to environmental damage if the appropriate measures are not taken.

Tampering warning
Tampering with the noise control system is prohibited. Federal law prohibits the following acts or the causing thereof:

  1. The removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, repair, or replacement, of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle for the purpose of noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use, or 2 the use of the vehicle after such device or element of the design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.

Among those acts presumed to constitute tampering are the acts listed below:

  1. Removal or puncturing of the main silencer, baffles, header pipes, or any other components which conduct exhaust gases.
  2. Removal or puncturing of parts of the intake system.
  3. Lack of proper maintenance.
  4. Replacing moving parts of the vehicle, or parts of the exhaust or intake system, with parts other than those specified by the manufacturer.

The danger of accidents A rider who is not fit to ride poses a danger to him or herself and others.

  • Do not operate the vehicle if you are not fit to ride due to alcohol, drugs or medication.
  • Do not operate the vehicle if you are physically or mentally impaired.

The danger of poisoning Exhaust gases are toxic and inhaling them may result in unconsciousness and death.

  • Always make sure there is sufficient ventilation when running the engine.
  • Use an effective exhaust extraction system when starting or running the engine in an enclosed space.

The danger of burns Some vehicle components become very hot when the vehicle is operated.

  • Do not touch any parts such as the exhaust system, radiator, engine, shock absorber, or brake system before the vehicle parts have cooled down.
  • Let the vehicle parts cool down before you perform any work on the vehicle.

Only operate the vehicle when it is in perfect technical condition, in accordance with its intended use, and in a safe and environmentally compatible manner. An appropriate driver’s license is needed to ride the vehicle on public roads. Have malfunctions that impair safety are promptly eliminated by an authorized KTM workshop. Adhere to the information and warning labels on the vehicle.

Protective clothing
Risk of injury Missing or poor protective clothing presents an increased safety risk.

  • Wear appropriate protective clothing such as helmets, boots, gloves as well as trousers, and a jacket with protectors on all rides.
    Always wear protective clothing that is in good condition and meets the legal regulations. In the interest of your own safety, KTM recommends that you only operate the vehicle while wearing protective clothing.

Work rules
Special tools are necessary for certain tasks. The tools are not contained in the vehicle but can be ordered under the number in parentheses.
E.g.: bearing puller (15112017000)
During assembly, non-reusable parts (e.g. self-locking screws and nuts, seals and seal rings, O-rings, pins, lock washers) must be replaced by new parts. In some instances, a thread locker (e.g. Loctite®) is required. The manufacturer’s instructions for use must be followed. After disassembly, clean the parts that are to be reused and check them for damage and wear. Change damaged or worn parts. After you complete the repair or service work, check the operating safety of the vehicle.

If you use your motorcycle responsibly, you can ensure that problems and conflicts do not occur. To protect the future of the motorcycle sport, make sure that you use your motorcycle legally, display environmental consciousness, and respect the rights of others. When disposing of used oil, other operating and auxiliary fluids, and used components, comply with the laws and regulations of the respective country. Because motorcycles are not subject to the EU regulations governing the disposal of used vehicles, there are no legal regulations that pertain to the disposal of an end-of-life motorcycle. Your authorized KTM dealer will be glad to advise you.

Owner’s Manual
It is important that you read this Owner’s Manual carefully and completely before making your first trip. The Owner’s Manual contains useful information and many tips on how to operate, handle, and maintain your motorcycle. Only then will you find out how to customize the vehicle ideally for your own use and how you can protect yourself from injury. Keep the Owner’s Manual in an accessible place to enable you to refer to it as needed. If you would like to know more about the vehicle or have questions about the material you read, please contact an authorized KTM dealer. The Owner’s Manual is an important component of the vehicle and must be handed over to the new owner if the vehicle is sold.

The figures contained in the manual may depict special equipment. In the interest of clarity, some components may be shown disassembled or may not be shown at all. It is not always necessary to disassemble the component to perform the activity in question. Please follow the instructions in the text.

Customer service
Your authorized KTM dealer will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your vehicle and KTM. A list of authorized KTM dealers can be found on the KTM website.
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Manufacturer and implied warranty
The work specified in the service schedule may only be performed in an authorized KTM workshop and must be recorded in both the
Service & Warranty Booklet and in KTM, otherwise any warranty coverage will become void. Damage or secondary damage
caused by tampering with and/or conversions on the vehicle are not covered by the warranty.
Additional information on the manufacturer or implied warranty and the procedures involved can be found in the Service & Warranty

Operating and auxiliary substances
Environmental hazard Improper handling of fuel is a danger to the environment.

  • Do not allow fuel to enter the groundwater, the soil, or the sewage system.
  • Use operating and auxiliary substances (such as fuel and lubricants) as specified in the Owner’s Manual.

Spare parts, accessories
For your own safety, only use spare parts and accessory products that are approved and/or recommended by KTM and have them installed by an authorized KTM workshop. KTM accepts no liability for other products and any resulting damage or loss. Certain spare parts and accessory products are specified in parentheses in the descriptions. Your authorized KTM dealer will be glad to advise you. The current KTM PowerParts for your vehicle can be found on the KTM website.
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A prerequisite for perfect operation and prevention of premature wear is that the service, care, and tuning work on the engine and chassis is properly carried out as described in the Owner’s Manual. Incorrect adjustment and tuning of the engine and chassis can lead to damage and breakage of components. Use of the vehicle under difficult conditions, such as on sand or on wet and muddy surfaces, can lead to considerably more rapid wear of components such as the drive train, brake system, or suspension components. For this reason, it may be necessary to inspect or replace parts before the next scheduled service. It is imperative that you adhere to the stipulated run-in times and service intervals. If you observe these exactly, you will ensure a much longer service life for your motorcycle.

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