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Old 11-30-2012, 09:06 AM   #181
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You guys are amazing. Totally the skid plate! Had some time this morning before the ride to work to pull it off. Not a peep all the way there.

Riding some trails Saturday. Should I simply add a lock washer and some loc tite or try and add some sort of rubber spacer there?

Thanks again everyone! Totally right about the "mysterious sounds"
Very good!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:14 PM   #182
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I need to replace the front 21 inch excel rim on the front of this bike but Excel dont specify this model and the suppliers dont seem too helpfull. Anyone know if the rim is the same for the hole pattern and spokes on the KTM 525 for instance.? I am running the stock hub

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Late answer but YES... although the hubs have different axle sizes the spoke pattern and number are the same. Both the DID Dirt Star or the Excel rims are used too.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:38 PM   #183
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2003 ktm 625 sxc

I just picked up my new to me, motarded 625 SXC. It's a hoot and has way lower vibes than any of my LC4 Adventures did. Has an FCR41 installed too. It came with an 18L tank/comfort seat combo as well. I will be in the market for a set of 18/21 wheels with a cush hub too, if you have any leads.


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Old 01-02-2013, 01:46 PM   #184
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Just got myself an SXC and what a hoot it is. Took that and the 690 out at the weekend on some muddy plains and I have to say the sxc gave me more fun than the 690!!!!!

Just ordered a 17L tank for it so it`s time to bling it up.

Pictures to follow!

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I am 5`10 so I`m hovering even on flat ground
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:48 PM   #185
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G'day all,
I just bought my first 625SXC, '05 model with 7,000kms on it. It came with a spare 18lt tank & comfort seat.
I'll probably need to ask some new owner questions in the coming weeks/months.
A great thread, I'm bound to pick up the info I might need.
Thanks.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:33 PM   #186
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G'day all,
I just bought my first 625SXC, '05 model with 7,000kms on it. It came with a spare 18lt tank & comfort seat.
I'll probably need to ask some new owner questions in the coming weeks/months.
A great thread, I'm bound to pick up the info I might need.
Thanks.
Me too! Except mine's an '04. Has two wheels sets (no cush hub though ) three tanks and three(?) seats. Picking it up Saturday morning!
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:53 PM   #187
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Me too! Except mine's an '04. Has two wheels sets (no cush hub though ) three tanks and three(?) seats. Picking it up Saturday morning!
Interested in getting rid of one of those non comfort seats? I have the big tank and comfort seat but have no stock seat to go along with my standard tank for the tight trails.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:56 PM   #188
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I just picked up my new to me, motarded 625 SXC. It's a hoot and has way lower vibes than any of my LC4 Adventures did. Has an FCR41 installed too. It came with an 18L tank/comfort seat combo as well. I will be in the market for a set of 18/21 wheels with a cush hub too, if you have any leads.


What size front and rear sprocket are you running there? What's the performance difference? Running close to stock on mine still.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:38 AM   #189
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My 625

Hey just seen this thread.
I got myself a 625 for $3500 with bugger all k's, 18lt safari tank, exhaust, bash plate, and heaps of spares

Took it out on the tracks and rock climbs I used to pump my little Suzuki over but the ktm is a bit to heavy for it as a result, the bike decided to have a sleep and broke the clutch lever.

Fitted rental high rise fat bars with 1 inch risers to improve my position as I'm 6'4, and twin radiator fans to switch with a blue led that I control on the dash. Also all my warning lights were crapped out so I rejigged the the dash and added 2 amber for left and right indicators with high beam in centre.
Neutral light is playing up a little so I'll be tracing that wire to find the fault

Here's a few fots

Day I got it

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Trail tech speedo and new retard lights.


Right side fan fitted. They had little lugs that required me to mash a couple if rad fins to fit them through for mounting



Lugs through the rad


The connection in the centre ontop of the frame had power with the ignition that wasn't being used to I used it for the fans

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Old 01-24-2013, 11:57 AM   #190
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mendydrz;

I would keep an eye on the fan install. There is very little meat on those aluminum tubes where the fan is mounted. With all the vibes the LC4 motor has I don't think it will be too long before those bolts wear a hole in the rad tubes.

You would be much better off if you mounted the fan off of the sides of the rad.

Sure would hate to see you having to stop every few miles to piss in the rad to keep the bike cool!

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Old 01-24-2013, 07:32 PM   #191
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Drop, Mendy,

Just when I think I have seen everything....

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Old 01-24-2013, 07:50 PM   #192
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Hey Mendy,

Not sure if you're aware of the LC4 thread index, there's a wealth of information and helps on just about everything LC4.

This is probably the thread you would want to refer to when doing the fan installation

If in doubt, ask and someone will chime in with an answer or a link

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mendydrz;

I would keep an eye on the fan install. There is very little meat on those aluminum tubes where the fan is mounted. With all the vibes the LC4 motor has I don't think it will be too long before those bolts wear a hole in the rad tubes.

You would be much better off if you mounted the fan off of the sides of the rad.

Sure would hate to see you having to stop every few miles to piss in the rad to keep the bike cool!

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Old 01-27-2013, 12:07 AM   #193
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I did see the lc4 ref thread and have been slowly trawling through it.
Honestly I don't find and issue with vibrations on the bike at all other than the dunlop 606 rear. Runs really smooth. Smother than my Suzuki.

I took it out on some tight single track riding with steep rock climbs and descents.
The bike had a couple of sleeps and I broke a clutch lever but every thing else is sound.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:11 AM   #194
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Excellent !!!

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I took it out on some tight single track riding with steep rock climbs and descents.
The bike had a couple of sleeps and I broke a clutch lever but every thing else is sound.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:15 AM   #195
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Alright so I found a 2004 625 SXC with around 12k on it bone stock. The guy wants $4100. If I buy I am going to make the bike my adv/commuter bike. I know the comfort seat is discontinued and the 18L KTM tank only works with that seat. It looks like the best options would be IMS 17L tank with GUTS seat since you just add foam and recover the stock seat. I am concerned about a fairing or windscreen availability. I have had zero luck in finding one. The Hyde one is discontinued. Basically for the price of changing all this stuff I can get a brand spankin new DR650SE. It seems like converting a 625 SXC to adv mode isnt worth it unless you find one sorta-modded already. Also I am 6' and I have heard 6' guys still have to tip-toe the SXC. Im not an experienced dirt rider yet and the seat height discourages me a bit. I really want the performance and better tech on the KTM though. Any thoughts?
I'm 5' 7" and have been riding a stock SXC, I can't touch in off camber situations but at 6 foot I'd not worry. I did put on a big tank and the KTM comfort seat. That seat increased my inability to touch but I can touch in town, just hang off a little on one side. Heck this bike will drag you through more stuff with it's low end grunt. Go on, for a pig this bike is great.



I think it's a great dual sport and it will get through some pretty tight stuff for a pig, just keep moving.

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