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Old 09-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #811
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BTW- bike bandit does not carry OEM - KTM parts anymore ,
cancelled my order - 6 weeks and now they tell me the parts were never ordered - cycle hut sucks !
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:33 PM   #812
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I know it sounds weird but if your blowing fuses, check that your horn wiring isn't pinched against the frame and radiators. Sorry about the bad luck. I use ktmworld and munn and have had terrific service with both.
Ill check into that.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:14 AM   #813
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I just joined the Orange club a couple of weeks ago. Picked up a 2001 520 MXC with plates from another inmate. I have not had the time to do much riding on this bike yet, but I am liking it so far. I will be taking it to the Laurel Forks Wilderness Campout this weekend and then I will have some dirty pics. For now, these will have to do.



With the stable mate


I have installed a Baja Designs DS kit and put the dirt tires on. The 50/50 tires were fine on dirt roads, but left much to be desired when venturing on trails.
How well does the BJ Designs light work? I have a stock light on my XC 525 and it cannot be adjusted to light the road, I have a halogen bulb in it also. I wnt to replace with the BJ Designs or a X2 .
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:40 AM   #814
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I'm in the market for a 2004 or 2007 California plated KTM 450 or 525 EXC. Anyone local have one they're looking to sell or seen one offered at a fair price? Already browsed the Craigslist ads and have a 2007 450 on my short list. Price is ok, but debating if I should hold out for a 525.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:12 AM   #815
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Orange Fever

Well... After deciding to sell the F650GSPD and pick up a 990 this spring, orange fever has struck. I needed something smaller to play hard on... something still street legal though, :) 08 450 EXC! 117 hours on it, a bit rough, but in excellent mechanical shape.



Just gonna put a 13L Acerbis on it, gear it to 14/50 and ride it like I stole it. (Plus a brake light, 606's or 908's and some rear signals to keep it legal, lol!) The 2008's are rare up here as it was the last year we could take a dirt bike and register it as a street legal bike once the lights and stuff were on. I hate packing a bike around and prefer to ride it to the good stuff!

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Old 05-08-2013, 04:42 PM   #816
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Nice bike, the e-start is the biggest issue. I have an 08 as well and I am kicking it most of the time. I love it otherwise.

I tightened the torque limiter and tried new batteries but I think its a decompression issue. Not sure at this point.

Good luck with it. Mine is over 250 hours and still rips.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:42 AM   #817
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Here's mine


My 2013 XC-W 500 Plated!



With saddle bags!
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:40 PM   #818
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Well... After deciding to sell the F650GSPD and pick up a 990 this spring, orange fever has struck. I needed something smaller to play hard on... something still street legal though, :) 08 450 EXC!

...The 2008's are rare up here as it was the last year we could take a dirt bike and register it as a street legal bike once the lights and stuff were on. I hate packing a bike around and prefer to ride it to the good stuff!

Joe

The 450/525 EXC's came street legal from the factory starting in 2007, which was the last year of the RFS engine. Your 2008 came with all the legal stuff right out of the box.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:05 AM   #819
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Hey folks..I have a 08 excr 450 w/ over 10,000 Miles and still running strong.....however just changed clutch pack ,springs and such and am having issues.......clutch levers loosing firmness and settling at half stroke after a back bleed . Not loosing fluid either. New slave and at least a pint of fluid has been bled thru. No bubbles ?
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:21 PM   #820
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Any 2-stroke love around here? Recently picked up an 04 250 EXC... loving it!!

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Old 07-06-2013, 05:20 AM   #821
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Any 2-stroke love around here? Recently picked up an 04 250 EXC... loving it!!

The smoking section is linked to the olds cool thread down the hall. Nice bike dude, Hope you enjoy it.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:32 PM   #822
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Any 2-stroke love around here? Recently picked up an 04 250 EXC... loving it!!
The 300 size is loved here.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:44 PM   #823
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Oil migration knowledge accepted. From right (clutch side) to left. 450 excr 2008 ... I am assuming its either of the two seals that have been replaced some 10,000 miles ago. Can't remember if it was the o ring on the pump plate or the crank seal. Anybody remember which bad seal causes the oil to go from right to left?
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:46 PM   #824
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:15 AM   #825
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i will play

07 450XC do it all bike.

when i first got it and added the baja designs dual sport kit


got a few more pieces and parts, and some tires more street friendly to putt around town when im not in the dirt all day.


and got pretty carried away having fun tooling around on the street. 17s and pilot powers, and now with the 320mm brake setup.


supermoto keeps me occupied threw the hot summer. than this fall back to DOT knobbies. this has been one of my favorite and most versatile bike. in an hour or so i can go to the track, single track, desert, baja, dual sporting, the other track(cart or road), and back. swap some wheel and plastic and im ready for the next adventure.
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