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Old 09-13-2006, 08:30 PM   #31
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Wow, you must get about 150miles from the standard tank, is that right? I get about 50-60m before I hit reserve & it shitsme no end so I'm keen to get the 18l tank setup sent from the USA. why do I get such crappy mpg


Well I need to explain. On the stock tank, which I believe is a 9L tank I can get about 120miles under best conditions(i.e. constant 65 MPH on pavement) Now you are saying to your self that would only be 240 miles per tank with the 18L, but some how it's not. For one thing the 18L tank holds slightly more gas then it should. From dead empty I can get 5 gallons, which is 3/10 more then advertised. I should also say that I hit the reserve at around 270 to 280 depending on riding. Now when I am riding offroad at elevation(lets say over 6,000 ft.) I will hit the reserve between 190 and 230 ish. This is of course with the big tank. This is on a 2004 SXC with the Kehein carb.
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Old 09-14-2006, 04:25 AM   #32
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comfort seat is WAY better

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I am not trying to hijack your thread but I was wondering if anyne can tell me if thew comfort seat is any better than stock. I just bought a 625 SXC today.

Also, has anyone added rear foot pegs for riding 2 up?
Yes, the comfort seat is WAY better. However, to really get a good fit, pull off the vinyl seat cover and sand down the comfort seat to more properly fit your posterior. Don't know the grit, but it was REALLY rough. It turned out to be very easy to shape the seat. I flattened it into more of a bench shape and just did nydockinpilot's 2 week idaho adventure (2000mi +) in great comfort (excepting the vibrations of course).

I also put on the 19L KTM tank and it works very well but is more costly and doesn't come with any decals. I'm told that Clarks also makes a bolton tank for the 625 but haven't seen it personally.

PS I fully dual-sported my 625SXC and LOVE it! 300 lbs, 57hp, great suspension. What's not to love? (ok, the vibes on the highway suck - but other than that????)

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Old 09-14-2006, 04:33 AM   #33
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I am not trying to hijack your thread but I was wondering if anyne can tell me if thew comfort seat is any better than stock. I just bought a 625 SXC today.

Also, has anyone added rear foot pegs for riding 2 up?
One more thing... I also use the Alaskan Leather(?) sheep skin pad which also has made a huge difference. I gues it's the air circulation. anyway, have done multi-day trips now in reasonable comfort. Other folks (like aerostich) also sell sheepskin pads which may work fine. I do notice a significant advantage whichever you chose.
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:29 AM   #34
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Thanks for posting the pics NED, but I see what you mean about the fit. DO the orange side flares secure to the IMS tank using all of the factory bolt holes? Do you have problems with crap getting in that big gap between seat and tank? Has any one mounted the KTM hard parts 13L tank to a SXC? Wow a couple more questions and I will sound like a curious five year old! LOL
No prob, just returning a favor I asked of others. Attached via bolt holes on shroud bottom only, zip ties for the rest a la Steelhead's setup. Not exactly classy but I have other financial priorities (ie: several mouths to feed and more) so cost is the bottom line.

Sure, you get some dirt/crud in there but it's not too big a deal unless you like to continually search out the slop and wallow in it.

The 13L is a bolt on item and needs the other seat. Have a dig over at the KTMTalk LC4 funhouse, it's all there.

Don't sweat the five year old thing. You don't hold a match to my kids.
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:51 AM   #35
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No prob, just returning a favor I asked of others. Attached via bolt holes on shroud bottom only, zip ties for the rest a la Steelhead's setup. Not exactly classy but I have other financial priorities (ie: several mouths to feed and more) so cost is the bottom line.

Sure, you get some dirt/crud in there but it's not too big a deal unless you like to continually search out the slop and wallow in it.

The 13L is a bolt on item and needs the other seat. Have a dig over at the KTMTalk LC4 funhouse, it's all there.

Don't sweat the five year old thing. You don't hold a match to my kids.
Here are some pics of the tank on my SXC. It's not black like Ned's but I think it's the same IMS tank. Adding it here since this thread is now in the index and maybe they'll be useful.

I'm not sure white/orange is a good combo so I didn't even think of trying to mount the stock shrouds. Plus this way, it tolerates being dropped reallty well :-)

I don't like how it handles when running out of gas (needing to go onto reserve), not sure if this is an IMSism (or with the routing of the right side fuel line) or perhaps a FCR41ism. The one time I had to go on reserve I was in the fast lane of the freeway going uphill and it died on me with zero warning. Not that pleasant.

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4/5/6 show the metal bar the first owner fabricated. It mounts to the horn bolt and runs side to side, lower tank bolts connect to it since the fit isn't sufficient to allow it to connect to the radiator holes. Some people have managed to get a fit which doesn't require this but a lot of other havn't.

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Old 07-21-2007, 10:37 PM   #36
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colour please,

[quote=Johnny Drunkard]*crickets*

So, what about the Rally tank for the 625?

Cheaper by $40 ($39.05 for Creepy)...

Will this tank bolt up, no problemo?

I know I'll need:
  • Comfort Seat part#57907340000 $93.95
  • Gas Cap part#58407008100 $69.64
What about the fuel line: Fuel line part#58407016000 $4.34?

Here's the huge tank, I can't figure out what the part on the inside right of the tank is for:



the colour ,what years plastics would I require to gp with this tank please
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:21 AM   #37
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I am not trying to hijack your thread but I was wondering if anyne can tell me if thew comfort seat is any better than stock. I just bought a 625 SXC today.

Also, has anyone added rear foot pegs for riding 2 up?
the guy I bought my 05 SXC from had fitted them.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=212063&page=5
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:34 AM   #38
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First, with respect to hijacking the thread, please feel free. It's for info exchange.

On the seat - I used the comfy seat (which is wider and much more comfy for my old wide but), took off the vinyl cover, got some really rough sand paper and a 1X2 for a sanding block, and went to work. Sanded it down, then made it flat (instead of the sloping to the rear as it comes - always felt like I was sliding down hill). Then took an old sleeping pad (1/2" closed cell I think) and built up the outside edges just a bit for better leg support and more surface area. Stapled vinyl back on, and voila, an absolutely great seat. Kind of like a poor-mans Dual Sport Russell, but without the bulk. Added an Alaskan Leather and now comfy for multi day trips (and a bit lower to boot - good for my 29" inseam). Took some trial and error, but well worth it. I dont ever use my airhawk any more. No need.

I love my 625SXC and have used it on a few weekends and one 2-weeker. Have done a bunch of mods and wouldnt trade it!

Good luck and cheers.

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Old 07-26-2007, 12:14 AM   #39
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just got a repy from Aqualine about there safari tank for the SXC


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We've just put them into production. The tank holds 27 litres and retails for $650 plus $30 postage
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Old 07-26-2007, 05:34 AM   #40
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just got a repy from Aqualine about there safari tank for the SXC


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We've just put them into production. The tank holds 27 litres and retails for $650 plus $30 postage
Got a link for Aqualine?
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Old 07-26-2007, 08:24 AM   #41
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They will go for about $575 in the states
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:15 AM   #42
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Just what I was looking for. Thanks!
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:02 PM   #43
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They will go for about $575 in the states
Ouch. Unless you need the fuel capacity, the IMS is pretty appealing $$$ wise. I found the KTM 18l tank really negatively effected how the bike handled. Of course, it carried the fuel too low IMO, the aqualine looks like it carries it pretty high up. Interesting design but $ticker $hock.
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:39 AM   #44
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Bigger tank help needed KTM 625 SXC

I have fitted the KTM 18 litre tank and comfort seat to my bike, I find it quite easy to ride tight single trails with it & it sure gives me better range than the standard 8 litre which is way too small.
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Bigger tank help needed KTM 625 SXC (cont)...

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