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Old 04-24-2013, 10:22 PM   #4606
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any know a good operating temps for the 525? I just installed my trailtech and curious what temp range I should set...

( KTM 525 temperature range ) <---- for google one day
My fan kicks on at 190. 180 should be a normal operating temp.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:56 PM   #4607
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any know a good operating temps for the 525? I just installed my trailtech and curious what temp range I should set...

( KTM 525 temperature range ) <---- for google one day
I had my trailtech set to light up the yellow light at 200, and the red light at 225, I believe.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:15 PM   #4608
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I had my trailtech set to light up the yellow light at 200, and the red light at 225, I believe.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:11 PM   #4609
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Need some advice from you clever dudes.

Will a steering dampner from an 07 250XC-W 2t fit my 07 525XC?

Can get one for cheap as my bike have a real bitch slap some times
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:12 PM   #4610
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Ben, how reliable is the Trailtech there by you guys? Here in SA every one is complaining about them not handling heat or moisture?

I want to put my RS concepts back and need a proper speedo set up?
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:56 AM   #4611
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Ben, how reliable is the Trailtech there by you guys? Here in SA every one is complaining about them not handling heat or moisture?

I want to put my RS concepts back and need a proper speedo set up?
I had a Trailtech Vector, and had it in a HDB protector. Worked great for the couple years I had it, and is still going for the guy I sold the bike to. Never an issue at all; I really liked it.

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Old 04-26-2013, 11:02 AM   #4612
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Need some advice from you clever dudes.

Will a steering dampner from an 07 250XC-W 2t fit my 07 525XC?

Can get one for cheap as my bike have a real bitch slap some times

I'd say call the manufacturer. Both Scotts and GPR have really helpful guys that will point you in the right direction and make sure you have all the needed components. That's the route I would go.

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Old 04-26-2013, 12:50 PM   #4613
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>Can get one for cheap as my bike have a real bitch slap some times

Try going to a 14 or 16mm triple clamp if you can find one, really helps out stability. One of the best mods I ever made to my 525.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:01 AM   #4614
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Quiet exhaust

Looking for a way to quiet the beast. Anyone got a quiet exhaust or tip/insert they'd either recommend or be willing to sell? Even repacked, the stock exhaust is too loud for my liking.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:58 PM   #4615
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Looking for a way to quiet the beast. Anyone got a quiet exhaust or tip/insert they'd either recommend or be willing to sell? Even repacked, the stock exhaust is too loud for my liking.
Pull the endcap off, there's a short section of tube that extends into the muffler. Drill a hole through both sides near the end and put a bolt through it. If you've ever seen the stock exhaust on some enduro bikes (like a Honda XR650L) you'll see the same thing from the factory. Takes the edge off the pops and deadens the boom at higher RPMs. I use this trick (with new packing) to make sure I pass sound checks at rallies and enduros.




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Old 04-29-2013, 07:41 PM   #4616
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Pull the endcap off, there's a short section of tube that extends into the muffler. Drill a hole through both sides near the end and put a bolt through it. If you've ever seen the stock exhaust on some enduro bikes (like a Honda XR650L) you'll see the same thing from the factory. Takes the edge off the pops and deadens the boom at higher RPMs. I use this trick (with new packing) to make sure I pass sound checks at rallies and enduros.




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Old 04-30-2013, 05:07 AM   #4617
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I need a favour. I have this RS Concepts kit that I got with the 525. Want to fit itagain but need some pics as to what goes where? Motorfiets has put up pics that has helped a lot, but I need a bit more detail from the side.

In the box is some aluminium brackets that must go somewhere, I just do not know where and the RS Concept website is also not really forthcoming with info or pics that I can get an idea of?

Much appreciated!
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:22 AM   #4618
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I know this is as an adventure bike thread, but how about as a supermotard??







Time to start working on the suspension....

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Old 04-30-2013, 02:40 PM   #4619
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I recently picked up some small LED flood lights that I want to mount on my 525. Does anyone know of an existing aftermarket light bar that mounts to the 525? I have seen them on 950/990's.

Should be easy enough to make something that would attach to the lower fork brace between it and the fender. But if there is already a part out there, might save me some trial and error.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:03 PM   #4620
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I recently picked up some small LED flood lights that I want to mount on my 525. Does anyone know of an existing aftermarket light bar that mounts to the 525? I have seen them on 950/990's.

Should be easy enough to make something that would attach to the lower fork brace between it and the fender. But if there is already a part out there, might save me some trial and error.

I just hacked some 1/4" aluminum angle. Plan on taking em off and trimming them up a bit with a die grinder to make em blend in a little better but fairly low priority so haven't gotten to it yet.

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