Buy an 07 KTM 525 EXC w/ 300 hours??

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Harsany, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. crazybrit

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    Complete agreement, Prices are lower in the midwest and even lower on the east coast (compared to west coast).

    It's simple. 300 hours & stock valves = very bad, 300 hours & new ktm valves = better. 300 hours& new kw valves, best. Nothing more.

    Relax. Everyone was trying to give sound advice. Noone's is better than anyone else's.

    This said, if you don't like the replies, perhaps stop saying stuff like Opinions from self-styled "experts" :deal
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  2. crazybrit

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  3. steveWFL

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    there are some inherent advantages to listing on ADV. Like imagine how many cities you'd have to post craigslist adds in to reach the same amount of people and specific ADV audience :lol3
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  4. crazybrit

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    looks like INTB went on a vacation .... i'm shocked :D
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  5. Foot dragger

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    +1. The 07/06 525's around here for sale are bringing between 4 and high 5K,3 or 4 hundred hours is very common for a bike that age and doesnt mean its a thrasher. None come up for 2500 what so ever,maybe an 02 520 can be had for that.
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  6. KDXfile

    KDXfile Been here awhile

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    Bikes in the Southeast and other areas are just plain cheaper compared to the West and NW.
    You just can't compare pricing at all in diff parts of the Country.
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  7. Foot dragger

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    The hearsay and "facts" that get passed down as to what certain States and DMV's are doing is amazing. People think dirtbikes can no longer be plated in CA,that's not true at all,they do it all the time and not by faking bikes through or cheating the DMV somehow.

    There are people here who do it for a business,most used to be DMV employees and its a legal thing to do,green sticker bikes tend to have the right VIN number to do this with.

    I asked a CA DMV employee about it,he said there is a thick book of info on doing it but it can be done,on some bikes. If its done illegally then you may be the guy who gets his plate yanked,Ive never once heard of this happening around here.

    I bought an 06 525exc with 46 hours on it,no plate,for 3500. Some nice extras.

    300.00 to plate it and its good to go,its the kind of bike I wanted,it sounds and runs like a new bike.

    If a bike has been beat,it shows it.
    Those are the ones you dont want unless its cheap and you enjoy a project.


    400 hours does NOT mean a 525 is no longer worth having,if its taken care of it should be fine.
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  8. Foot dragger

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    +1.

    There are WTB adds for the RFS bikes popping up around here,they have become a favorite it seems. This doesnt help lower prices any.
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  9. steveWFL

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    ohhh now I see the "banned" by his SN :lol3
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  10. crazybrit

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    dude, this thread is a YEAR old :rofl before about an hour ago, last post was 1/22/2013
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  11. Foot dragger

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    Still a current subject though,what the hell.
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  12. crazybrit

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    Lets go resurrect ever other ancient "what bike should I buy" thread, there aren't that many of them :D
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  13. Foot dragger

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    Sounds good,you pick the next one.
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  14. Harsany

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    Well, to close this story off, I did buy the bike in question. It was a little ratty, but I've gotten it fixed up pretty good. New wheel bearings, fork seals, shock rebuild and general clean up/greasing and she's looking really good. The engine has been dead reliable and the carb was previously dialed in. I'm happy with my purchase as I haven't seen any bikes come close to this one in terms of value (keeping an eye on CL for the past year). Guys around here think their bikes are worth $4k+ for a bike that needs a new top end.

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  15. Foot dragger

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    Nice! That looks much like the 06 525 Ive been getting ready for spring/summer thrashing. Ive found a cherry set of 2010 wheels for it,just got my CA plate and going to take it out a little today.

    I like that high desert in Oregon lots.
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  16. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    You make a rant about so called experts on ADV and then make your own rant about the Feds and 07 bikes being the only one to have. The Feds have nothing to do do with the restrictions in these states. It is the state government that is cracking down. Here in Arizona you can still street plate almost anything with wheels. They even went backwards on legislation. You used to have to have your bike checked in Phoenix for emissions, they recently rescinded that and you don't even have to have an emissions check to get a plate.
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  17. Foot dragger

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    Theres no cracking down on plated dirtbikes in CA. Bikes are still being plated daily.
    Its a matter of knowing the right person and getting it done properly,and having the right bike/vin in the 1st place.
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