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Old 12-24-2012, 02:39 PM   #4411
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I filled up my new Safari tank and put 4.29 ga. to the bottom of the neck. Put on 80 mi in the dez yesterday and got 35 mpg over varrying terrain. I had to add just one click on the fork comp with the extra weight of fuel from the 3.2 that was on there before. The only time I noticed the little more width was when putting a leg up forward for a berm where it contacted my boot. All in all this is going to work well for my Baja trips.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:02 PM   #4412
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Laugh just fitted the 12.2ltr, now the 6ltr rear to come

Well after chatting to a few peeps I am starting to kit the Kato up alittle,
got the 12.2ltr tank fitted this morning
Old tank coming off




old tank, new black 12.2ltr clarke tank from the states



new one on


perfect fit, and i like the black on orange



fitting the rear tank later on today,

also lookin into a Oil Cooler, anyone running one that can offer up some advice, wanna take the Oil capacity up to about 1.8ltrs i think it does,

after Xmas, the supermoto rims come :)

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Old 12-24-2012, 11:19 PM   #4413
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i have an 04 525 EXC and fitted the oil cooler. it leaked. had my mechanic (at the time) look into it multiple times. still leaked.
took it off after about a year with it on.

oil changes are annoying.

my 2 cents.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:23 PM   #4414
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i have an 04 525 EXC and fitted the oil cooler. it leaked. had my mechanic (at the time) look into it multiple times. still leaked.
took it off after about a year with it on.

oil changes are annoying.

my 2 cents.
HT? If so, what version? The old 2-piece was (in)famous for leaking. My (welded) 1-piece has never leaked at the gasket. It does weep *very* slightly at the lower banjo but I don't really tighten them more than 2-finger tight and I expect this would be solved by new copper washers. It's barely noticeable until after a few hundred miles of dirt get stuck onto the cooler and then you can see the tiny amount of oil weeping out of the banjo.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:28 PM   #4415
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HT? If so, what version? The old 2-piece was (in)famous for leaking. My (welded) 1-piece has never leaked at the gasket. It does weep *very* slightly at the lower banjo but I don't really tighten them more than 2-finger tight and I expect this would be solved by new copper washers. It's barely noticeable until after a few hundred miles of dirt get stuck onto the cooler and then you can see the tiny amount of oil weeping out of the banjo.

1 piece.

i'm not totally against it. i'd be into hearing what ppl have done to prevent the leakage. and like i said, that was back when Javier was my mechanic. so by that being said, nothing was very accurate.

but i will say that changing oil was a pain.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:33 PM   #4416
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1 piece.
Mine has been fine. I'd recommend it 100% and that's pretty rare for an asshole like me.

Call Bill Sr. He's a super helpful guy. Just go to the website and get the # for the tech line.

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but i will say that changing oil was a pain.
Well, the stock oil change is a pain if you consider both screens and both filters .... I don't feel the HT is significantly worse.


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Old 12-25-2012, 01:05 AM   #4417
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What are the additional steps involved when doing an oil change with the HT Cooler installed?
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:10 AM   #4418
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What are the additional steps involved when doing an oil change with the HT Cooler installed?
drain the extra oil in the cooler (one bolt)
add 10oz extra oil into the standard fill hole, prime the existing 1.2l before doing this (run starter for 20 secs, ignition off)
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:39 PM   #4419
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What are the additional steps involved when doing an oil change with the HT Cooler installed?
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drain the extra oil in the cooler (one bolt)
add 10oz extra oil into the standard fill hole, prime the existing 1.2l before doing this (run starter for 20 secs, ignition off)

don't forget to mention the drain plug on the oil cooler is on the side of the engine and oil runs down the side of the oil cooler.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:44 PM   #4420
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don't forget to mention the drain plug on the oil cooler is on the side of the engine and oil runs down the side of the oil cooler.
Can't say its a major issue for me, I find the recessed location of the two OEM filters to be far more messy

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Old 01-05-2013, 12:42 AM   #4421
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I also had a 950 Adv 2005 that I sold a few days ago. Great bike on the open stuff but a bit of a handfull when doing the serious enduro rides,
hence the post. I'm keen to get something as soon as possible and think the 525 would be the best for my sort of riding. I'm just worried about the endurance of the bike. Hopefull the oil cooler ,which increases oil capacity by 53%, will help.
Is the oil cooler an absolute necessity, I know it will provide more help to egine and increase oil capacity but should I invest in one asap?
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:16 AM   #4422
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Is the oil cooler an absolute necessity, I know it will provide more help to egine and increase oil capacity but should I invest in one asap?
What sort of riding are you planning on? I installed one on my 450 for some desert riding I did in Tunisia last year. For woods/enduro riding I would say its over kill. It is a good conversation starter though. Lots of people ask me what it is. PM me if you would like links to my install.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:54 AM   #4423
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I hate to ask here, but I'm not having luck elsewhere. Does anyone have a headlight lens they want to sell? (i.e., left over after an upgrade). It would be for a 2007 525 EXC, so, rectangular and glass. Let me know by PM. Thanks.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:58 AM   #4424
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What sort of riding are you planning on? I installed one on my 450 for some desert riding I did in Tunisia last year. For woods/enduro riding I would say its over kill. It is a good conversation starter though. Lots of people ask me what it is. PM me if you would like links to my install.
Well that just answers my question, i will be doing trails and use it in the desert just for a fun. Will not be doing long hauls seeing that it isnt plated
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:25 PM   #4425
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Trailtech stator output

I posted this over at ktmtalk. I was sent it by Trailtech a couple of weeks ago. I'll post it here in case anyone ever needs the info (for knowing when it's safest rpm wise to run accessories). I received it as 'KTM stator test 12182009.pdf' but it's easier to host it as a JPG. The tests I've run on my 07 450 seem to confirm the values but if you have questions about it, you should ask Trailtech.

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