2005 KTM 525 MXC — Dirt Rider Magazine

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2005 KTM 525 MXC – Dirt Rider

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

starting a new department to describe it takes to keep a particular running for an entire year. As we how to make it suit our riding and areas, we’ll let you in on what we did to it in. Plus, if it needs any extraordinary you’ll be the first to know.With becoming increasingly specialized, I that the same is happening my tastes in machinery. A decade I was prone to like the same for the track and the trail.

Now I feel that any bike I for the track has no business being on the and vice versa. But in this era of focused bikes, I have a for one-bike-fits-all. The plan begins KTM’s MXC four-….

The secret to is the six-speed, close-ratio transmission. The four ratios are the same as on the 450 and 525 SX but there are another two ratios on top. That means 90-plus-mph speeds are available moto gearing.By starting the 525, I’ll have all the boost I need; but go easy on the handle, and the bike is a big puppy

Of course, the tank and seat have to be jettisoned, but IMS and Clarke make tanks that are enough for long loops yet enough for the track. As a bonus, if you put a gallon in the tank, the fuel is lower than in KTM’s own SX The SX seat is different, but I’ll be one of Enduro Engineering’s flat-bottom anyway, so I should have comfort with track-slim

The suspension may be a challenge, but adding a compression adjuster from an SX will be a good start. be giving Dicks Racing the shot at the legs.Most long-term begin with a new bike, and I this one did, too, but the is already well under There are more than 700 on the bike so far, and nearly 500 of are race miles. The rear cylinder was replaced at about 500 during a race.

It can be rebuilt, but we installed a new one. We are the suspension work earlier planned, since the shock began to weep a bit. In the we have seen fork leak (not on this but never a shock seal.

The are beginning to feel as if they use a second adjustment, but otherwise, the still rides like Most important, I’ll see if one can fill the shoes of the several I have in the garage now.Running

Hours on the bike: 36

Modification total: $711.99


Acerbis Touring hand guards,

ACN Machining — Welding hand guard mounts,

Enduro Engineering Complete Seat, $129.95

IMS 3.1-gal. KTM 525 SX $225.00

KTM right and left shrouds, $57.24

Scotts Products washable/reusable oil filters, (2)

Repair cost total:


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