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Old 08-05-2008, 10:23 AM   #301
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most say i am impressed with the 525 as a road bike.i just ogt of one in france riding it thru the peryness(?) put about 2000km on it. and it did pretty gooD!!
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:06 PM   #302
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As a noobi around here maybe this has been asked before but why no rfs/exc/xc/mxc thread? as popular as the bike is as a hardcore d/s bike and as much I have to think they will be around for quite a while as some of the racers get sold off to become d/s bikes as the owners upgrade it is sometimes hard to find much info on them. Yes I know there is ktm/Thumper talk but they are more racer than d/s.
Anyway just a thought back to the business at hand......................
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:15 PM   #303
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why no rfs/exc/xc/mxc thread?
You mean why no RFS index thread? Because noone (until now) has volunteered to maintain one. Well done, I hereby second you.
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:03 PM   #304
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You mean why no RFS index thread? Because noone (until now) has volunteered to maintain one. Well done, I hereby second you.
Wow how much do I get paid, can I retire now. This is a bummer, does this count as highjacking a thread? do I now have to delete myself
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:25 PM   #305
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Wow how much do I get paid, can I retire now.
Mass fame and the eternal gratitude of 1/90000th of the AdvRider readership. And you want money too?
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:40 PM   #306
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I installed '03 Dirt Bagz racks on my '07, with modifications, and only carry light stuff in the Ranger bags.

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How much modification did this require? I've been tempted to try it for my '07 as well. Do you feel it did anything to help support the rear subframe better, or does it just add capacity for the sides?
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:13 AM   #307
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How much modification did this require? I've been tempted to try it for my '07 as well. Do you feel it did anything to help support the rear subframe better, or does it just add capacity for the sides?
Look back on this thread on page 14. I have pix of my modifications (easy stuff) and a description of what I did. Since this post I drilled the muffler bracket to add a second bolt to the right side bracket just to eliminate any possibility of it rotating on me. So far, so good, including pounding around in the woods and crashing on it. The only hard part was eye-balling the mounting tab on the '03 Dirt Bagz bracket to get the orientation right before I finished welding them up. Tack them, hold them up in place and then finish the weld.

Again, a caution on the weight you carry back there. That is a racing alloy sub frame that is not intended for touring loads.

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Old 08-06-2008, 07:52 AM   #308
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Look back on this thread on page 14.
Sorry, missed that, even though I read through the thread. Thanks for the info - I definitely try to keep the weight on the back down. Was hoping the DB racks would add some support, doesn't look like they do.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:17 AM   #309
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I have thought about making a simple tubular brace across the top with rubber supports on the fender immediately behind the seat (with enough room to slide the seat off, of course) for more support. It would join the modified tabs of the Dirt Bagz mounts.

The sub frame is pretty stout back there. I have smacked it several time and landed on it upside down as well so at this point (not further back) it should support an additional load with a brace. The other advantage to a brace is that you could tie sleeping bags, tents, bags at the back of the seat to this brace as well.

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Old 08-06-2008, 10:45 AM   #310
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If any of you Smart Fellers can figger out to make 05 model year's Street Legal we'd be in yer debt.. CALIFORNIA...... There's the RUB..

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Old 08-06-2008, 11:55 AM   #311
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If any of you Smart Fellers can figger out to make 05 model year's Street Legal we'd be in yer debt.. CALIFORNIA...... There's the RUB..
Didn't think it was possible after 03. Trade all your 05s for 07s
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:23 PM   #312
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Didn't think it was possible after 03. Trade all your 05s for 07s
You could elect Rick Sieman, formerly the contentious head of Dirt Bike magazine, governor.

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Old 08-06-2008, 12:51 PM   #313
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Didn't think it was possible after 03. Trade all your 05s for 07s
Yea, It's feaken not possible. One of us handed down his bike to his son and picked up a new 530 EXC... With the Mods he deemed necessary to set-up the bike to his liking he's into the bike like $11.000.,,,Yikes.

Street legal for us means: Go to Mexico. TON"S MORE FREEDOM TO RIDE.

..just gotta be wise, as yer down in the "element" Then again that adds to the experaience...
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:07 PM   #314
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I'm no expert, but only way around it I can possibly think of would be to maybe buy one in another state where you can plate it then bring it back into CA. I'd think it would be a lot less hassle to move to a newer one.

However, would be good info for someone who may have an '05 and is thinking of moving to Kalifornia to know beforehand.
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:14 PM   #315
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However, would be good info for someone who may have an '05 and is thinking of moving to Kalifornia to know beforehand.
need 7500 miles on the odo too to pull this off.
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