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Old 12-05-2009, 07:42 PM   #991
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AWESOME!!!! I will order one tonight! GREAT find! Thanks



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I've been using a Guts tall soft seat for a long time with great results. Butt I recently bought a spare seat pan and used the Guts new wider, flatter version and I like it MUCH better. The profile is like a Renozoco (spelling, I know). I'm certain the similarity ends there, butt for the money I'm very happy.

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Old 12-05-2009, 07:56 PM   #992
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It does look very sweet but your own requirements for an adventure ride were repeated 200 mile stretches. Can you seat on a 4x4 for 150 miles?
Still pretty sleek mods. The extra tank seems to fit perfectly.
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150 miles? that's a typical day ride around here. Of course I rarely sit down- I think that's the key to 525 seat comfort.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:16 PM   #993
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I wish HT would make a 1 piece cooler setup for the 530 like the one pictured above for the 525. I really don't like the idea of having the cooler bolted on with two little bolts on the 530, to me it looks like a good way to crash and take a chunk out of the cases. If the 530 version was a one piece design like the one above I'd buy it in a second!

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Old 12-05-2009, 08:22 PM   #994
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It does look very sweet but your own requirements for an adventure ride were repeated 200 mile stretches. Can you seat on a 4x4 for 150 miles?
Still pretty sleek mods. The extra tank seems to fit perfectly.
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Precisely why I also have the 640 Adventure with a Renazco seat and why I refer to this as a wanna-be "mini Adventure". Besides, there won't be much sitting with the type of riding I envision for this bike.

BTW, I'm used to uncomfortable seats. I have the stock 2x4 seat on my Moto Guzzi Lemans I and it has 90k miles.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:07 PM   #995
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With the Baja Design rear side tank, this set-up should be good for 150 miles.



Baja Designs rear side tank is heavy full, but not too intrusive...

My 525 is good for 150 miles on the XC tank alone. How much can that side tank hold? I like how it fits.


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Old 12-08-2009, 12:12 PM   #996
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It does look very sweet but your own requirements for an adventure ride were repeated 200 mile stretches. Can you seat on a 4x4 for 150 miles?
Still pretty sleek mods. The extra tank seems to fit perfectly.
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200 miles on an EE Tall Soft seat is pretty easy. I run 300-500 km days off-road without too much worry but I'll admit I don't sit down much. Even some 300-400km stretches on the road have been tolerable with the EE seat.


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Old 12-08-2009, 02:49 PM   #997
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My 525 is good for 150 miles on the XC tank alone. How much can that side tank hold? I like how it fits.


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We consistently hit reserve on the XC tanks at 95-100 miles for the type of riding we do and I would not assume we could go much further than 115-120 miles before we're walking.

On ONE particlularly tough day of single track, I was out at 90 miles; however, the bike was upside down and leaking gas on a number of occasions. Plan for the worse, hope for the best.

The Baja Designs tank is rated at 1 1/4 gals; however, I have not measured it myself.

I'm good for 200 miles/day on the tall Enduro Engineering seat. Done it many times.
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:04 PM   #998
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Great info Billy D.

With my IMS 3.4 I get 50 miles at hare scramble race pace- or 120 plus+ cruising

checking the scenery.


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Old 12-08-2009, 04:11 PM   #999
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Clarke 3.2 (ish) gallon tank is about 100 miles to reserve. It's been as low as 90 and as high at 110, but that could easily been the level to which I've filled it.

Best info about he Baja tank is from John Davies:

http://www.spokanister.net/ktm_BD_fuel_tank.htm

He was ultimately displeased. LOTS of other solid KTM info there.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:28 PM   #1000
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Clarke 3.2 (ish) gallon tank is about 100 miles to reserve. It's been as low as 90 and as high at 110, but that could easily been the level to which I've filled it.

Best info about he Baja tank is from John Davies:

http://www.spokanister.net/ktm_BD_fuel_tank.htm

He was ultimately displeased. LOTS of other solid KTM info there.
I too had reviewed John's posting, but decided to move forward anyway. For one, his 525 is 2004-07 whereas mine is a 2003 and the pre-2004 Baja Design variant looked a bit better done. The install on the 2003 was easy and straight forward without any of the difficulties John reported. Time will tell.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:45 AM   #1001
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Huh, I missed that. Good point, thanks.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:02 PM   #1002
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I too had reviewed John's posting, but decided to move forward anyway. For one, his 525 is 2004-07 whereas mine is a 2003 and the pre-2004 Baja Design variant looked a bit better done. The install on the 2003 was easy and straight forward without any of the difficulties John reported. Time will tell.
I never knew about the pre 2004 BD side tank before you posted the photos. thanks

Would you (or anyone else) know how different the pre 2004 BD side tank mounting is to the later model tank mounting? or how different the KTM rear end is between the pre 04 to the 04-07. any chance of modifying something to make the earlier tank fit?

If the pre 04 tank is a better design it might be an idea to try to adapt it to my 07 model, but given that BD has made up a whole new tank for 04-07 models i would assume that it would not fit for good reasons?

i don't have any pre 04 bikes around to compare, so would anyone have any info?

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Old 12-09-2009, 09:34 PM   #1003
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I don't know about the tank specifically, but the rear subframe is different, and the fender as well, on the 03 and earlier.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:53 AM   #1004
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Here are some add'l pictures of the tank on a 2003



Note: I have since moved the Tugger Strap...

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Old 12-10-2009, 09:58 AM   #1005
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Been following this thread since the beginning, now I finally found a deal on an 04 525 that was too good to pass up. Bike has only 56 hours on it but wasn't particularly well cared for, so there are a few things to fix. Leaky front sprocket seal and somewhere near the kickstarter, dead battery, dent in the header. Now looking for all the usual farkles (oil cooler, big tank, stroker crank etc ) to build it into a long distance offroad bike, and hopefully do the Tuareg Rally 2010 or 2011 on it. I might start a dedicated build thread if I find the time.





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I never knew about the pre 2004 BD side tank before you posted the photos. thanks

Would you (or anyone else) know how different the pre 2004 BD side tank mounting is to the later model tank mounting? or how different the KTM rear end is between the pre 04 to the 04-07. any chance of modifying something to make the earlier tank fit?

If the pre 04 tank is a better design it might be an idea to try to adapt it to my 07 model, but given that BD has made up a whole new tank for 04-07 models i would assume that it would not fit for good reasons?

i don't have any pre 04 bikes around to compare, so would anyone have any info?

Thanks
The rear subframe, airbox and seat (I think) are different. Easily distinguished by the rear plastic, which was a one piece design starting in 2004. You could actually make a few bucks out of the trade for an older subframe, lots of people want to "upgrade" their bikes to the newer look.
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