KTM 525 EXC as an Adventure Bike

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Karnage, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. filterwrench

    filterwrench Been here awhile

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    I have seen trials bikes in action so I know what you mean by dangerous. Appreciate your views on the different bikes I won't be in a hurry to buy a new one but if a deal comes around may try something easier to pick up than the 525. i5.png
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    Oooof

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  3. what broke now

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    OT, but be sure to check the steering lock to lock angle on the orange 200s if you consider one. That will make many switch backs hell if insufficient.
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  4. filterwrench

    filterwrench Been here awhile

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    You bet it is on my list very important for where the little bike will try and go.
    This year on the Loose Screw ride I got a chance to swap my 525 with a 2018 350 exc.... wow what a difference the new bikes are so much less tiring in the tight trails.
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    F7E42EC0-79F3-4E49-8D5A-0F261C75E998.jpeg 525 in natural habitat. In the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains northeast Mexico. Today.
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  6. enduro16

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  7. Ned1

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    Riding my new gen with the goofy 5-6 gap, it sure seemed like I had to really stay on the gas to keep up to these RFS classics on yesterday's Skagit sammich lap. 895hrs on the 525....

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  8. never been

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    895h? Man that's impressive. What work have you done on that engine?
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    Adjust valves periodically, a few water pump seals, oil & filters, a few countershaft o-rings.... just the usual. Not raced, used as a do-all bike. Goal is 1000hrs then I'll pull the lump and rebuild the bike from the ground up. Best all-around ride I've had....
  10. never been

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    Very impressive....love my 07 but got heap of hours to go to where your one is hours wise....well done.
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    Over 1000 hours on mine. 32k+ miles. :lol3

    I'm riding it less now that i've got a thunder pumpkin in my garage, but i'll still hooligan around town on it every now and then.
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  12. woodsxr

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    Picked up my 07 a couple years ago with 78 hours. It would be great to see 1000 hours out of it
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    It's a science experiment now, so no turning back... renewing the tabs on it yet again and it's due for about its...what? ....30th oil change? LOL piece of sh** bike :queenie
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    Nice, let's see it! There are still time capsule 07's out there, it's amazing.
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    woodsxr Been here awhile

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    The day I picked it up

    I have since upgraded the headlight to a Baja Designs Squadron Pro, Added a Trail Tech stator, MXC tank, Pro Moto Billet Rack and kick stand.
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  16. Ned1

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    Bummer, I can't see the pic ^^ for some reason... just shows the little 'do not enter' icon
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  17. woodsxr

    woodsxr Been here awhile

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    Let's try it again

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    Looks awesome.
    3 years ago I bought a 06 450 exc with 40 hours on it. In Canada 2006 and on are street legal. Still awesome.
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    3 years ago I bought a 06 EXC with 68 hours on it. It is also road legal here in NJ. :)
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  20. Ned1

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    I like the kidnapping pics, the one where you've scooped a low hour timeless bike and are rubbing your hands together hard enough to start a fire

    Storage locker rescue with 28hrs taken 7yrs ago of that big hour bike above... I was absolutely beside myself getting this bike home :lol2

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