2005 KTM 525 MXC #3 Dirt Bike — Dirt Rider Magazine

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KTM 525 MXC Desert Racing

2005 KTM 525 MXC #3 Dirt Bike – Rider Magazine

Tuesday, 24, 2009

It all started as I readied the KTM 525 MXC for trip to Baja. Publisher Finley was borrowing it, and I naturally the big Katoom to make a good I adjusted the valves, put on Maxxis IT tires, changed the oil and filters, and the bike over. Since the and sprockets were toast, I up a Primary Drive set. The is the stock gearing is 14/48 and the I had were 13/50.

That is a gearing change and one I feared be too low for Mexico. Finally, even the clutch was acting fine, I it needed a fresh one after 100 I finished up the bike at midnight, so I ride or start it.

Stuff happened, and the Dez-illac parked until most of the on the ride had left. KTM four-strokes eight metal plates in the and four are 1.0mm and four are Apparently, the set didn’t have of the thicker plates. The bike move. With no other available, Jimmy “Rig It” cut one metal plate into sections.

He stacked two sections on sides of the clutch and bolted back together. That the master cylinder low. was no mineral oil available, so the master was filled with cooking The hack job lasted the two-day with minimal problems, and I got the back with a note on the alerting me to replace the cut-up plate and to check the fluid in the cylinder. I checked.

It had fluid, so I replaced all the clutch To avoid experiencing a similar I got KTM’s new prepacked clutch which has the fiber and metal packed with new clutch The kit ensures you get the correct parts. in the middle of nowhere, the clutch went limp. When I to bleed the system, the oil coming out was

KTM 525 MXC Desert Racing
KTM 525 MXC Desert Racing

I limped the bike in, using in the master cylinder. I suspected a bad cylinder, so I replaced it and bled the with ATF so I could get fluid in a if I had further problems. Almost 20 into the next ride, the went limp and again, the was foamy when I tried to the system.

KTM’s Tom Moen the fluid should only when the slave cylinder’s wears and the piston starts to in the bore. The cooking oil in the system not have had enough lubricating when the engine was hot, and the was worn. A new slave cylinder was the

The sad fact is that the list of parts adds up to a big number, but of the parts would have necessary if I had just left the alone at 100 hours, got the prepackaged kit the first time or even only the friction plates.A left-side footpeg mount was and the clutch drama solved in time for the 525 to run alongside our 24-Hour candidates at Hungry Valley. A bent the muffler and subframe a but both straightened out easily.With an oil change, a new Maxxis SI rear and an air filter, the 525 completed the annual Invitational trail ride.

It was a super-dusty ride for a change, so filter and a Maxxis SI front were in order before up to the Quicksilver Enduro to shoot I was glad of the fresh tires it snowed 6 inches during the before the event!The Dicks suspension, Factory Effex and even the Factory 909 grips I at 50 hours are still going

Also, the budget-priced Rocky ATV chain and sprockets still pretty good.The stock needs to be repacked. As soon as is taken care of, it will be a of finding the time to accumulate the 50 hours before a teardown. Tally

KTM 525 MXC Desert Racing
KTM 525 MXC Desert Racing
KTM 525 MXC Desert Racing
KTM 525 MXC Desert Racing

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