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Old 03-28-2013, 11:23 AM   #23356
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So, you fellas are reasonably knowledgeable. As much as I have liked my old XR6, I've gotten to the point where the extra weight is starting to kill me/kicking it. On the prowl for a KTM OR DRZ400E right now.

Rode a 525EXC a few weeks back, and was more than impressed. In reference to the RFS vs XC4 motors, is the extra price of admission for the 530EXC worth it? What's the biggest difference (IE reliability/ridability) between the two? What's the big things to look at in terms of the RFS motors?

Really would like to find a 525, but noticing most for sale are 450s, and their prices are all over the place. Any feedback or advice is much appreciated.
A little warning here... and all this is My Humble Opinion ...
the Orange bikes 530 and below are NOT commuter bikes. You can set it up for street but why when you could get a metric scoot better suited (ala DRZ)

As a street lagal dirt bike of course they are the tops...
Very little difference between 450 and 500.
2007 and below has the RFS and different frame. I personnally like these bike a lot. The 2008 to 2011 versions were great bikes but much different from the RFS.

Now the BIG jump to the 2012 and up .... OMG. Gotta have lots of $$$$ however...

The best deal around is the 450 Husky FBM has up for sale....
I think Woods Rider is thinking of selling his 2009 530exc

I might know where there is a 2007 525xc that MIGHT be up for sale...

lots of options
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:37 PM   #23357
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Somine has to keep up the taxes around here...lol!
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:18 PM   #23358
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Easter Weekend

Since it is Easter the second grade teacher decided to take a few minutes and talk about the upcoming weekend.

“Who can tell us something about the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

Little Johnny –already sitting alone facing the corner - yelled over his shoulder.... “I know if it last longer than 4 hours he should see a doctor!”


Happy Easter to all



Im gonna ride somewhere Saturday...Anyone?
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:45 AM   #23359
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Since it is Easter the second grade teacher decided to take a few minutes and talk about the upcoming weekend.

“Who can tell us something about the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

Little Johnny –already sitting alone facing the corner - yelled over his shoulder.... “I know if it last longer than 4 hours he should see a doctor!”


Happy Easter to all



Im gonna ride somewhere Saturday...Anyone?
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:32 AM   #23360
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So, you fellas are reasonably knowledgeable. As much as I have liked my old XR6, I've gotten to the point where the extra weight is starting to kill me/kicking it. On the prowl for a KTM OR DRZ400E right now.

Rode a 525EXC a few weeks back, and was more than impressed. In reference to the RFS vs XC4 motors, is the extra price of admission for the 530EXC worth it? What's the biggest difference (IE reliability/ridability) between the two? What's the big things to look at in terms of the RFS motors?

Really would like to find a 525, but noticing most for sale are 450s, and their prices are all over the place. Any feedback or advice is much appreciated.
older 400 exc street legal for sale on C.L. for 2400.00 was thiking about it but can't give up the toad.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:47 AM   #23361
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older 400 exc street legal for sale on C.L. for 2400.00 was thiking about it but can't give up the toad.
I can understand that. Why dont you bring the Toad out for a little ride tomorrow. I will try and keep up and follow your lead....
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:32 PM   #23362
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Someone has to keep up the taxes around here...lol!
Yea, that would include me.
Today workin on stuff near the Moon Pie House in Mobile.


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Old 03-29-2013, 04:30 PM   #23363
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Smart Ass Comments

1) Thanks for explaining where you are... no way we could tell from the pic

2) Is that a little Lady Liberty I see down on the river line...

3) The Moose pic is photoshoped.... Roosevelt is actually playing chop sticks and smiling like a Chineese Kinda like that smile face

4)Do you know I have to pay taxes on Solical Security! WTF. Dont they ever give up....

That is all
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:22 PM   #23364
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1) Thanks for explaining where you are... no way we could tell from the pic
Suprise! That one is photoshopped

2) Is that a little Lady Liberty I see down on the river line...
don't know. Sure looks like her.
3) The Moose pic is photoshoped.... Roosevelt is actually playing chop sticks and smiling like a Chineese Kinda like that smile face
Gotcha!
http://www.cracked.com/article_19065...toshopped.html

4)Do you know I have to pay taxes on Solical Security! WTF. Dont they ever give up....
now that really stinks!

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Old 03-29-2013, 07:16 PM   #23365
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:44 PM   #23366
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saw the easter bunny today while we were burnin



also saw a crashed drone that looked like it was from WWII - it was huge, and the nose was crumpled up where you could tell it had crash landed.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:07 AM   #23367
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Probably a mama rabbit trying to figure our how to help her burned up babies.
Smell anything like roasted baby rabbits?

If not then maybe it was just trying to be friendly.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:46 AM   #23368
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That not the Easter Bunny, I ran over the Easter Bunny last night with my Truck, was not sure if it was the Easter Bunny at first, so I backed up over it and looked once more and it was the Easter Bunny, so I put the truck in drive and went to the Gas station and got me some fried chicken,coke and a chocolate Bunny with Blue eye's.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:54 AM   #23369
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saw the easter bunny today while we were burnin



also saw a crashed drone that looked like it was from WWII - it was huge, and the nose was crumpled up where you could tell it had crash landed.
That WAS the EB! I know that look!

He's saying, "Shit man, you burned up my baskets, peeps, chocolate and kites! You guys don't mess with Santas North Pole or the Tooth Ferry's bank! Now what am I gonna do?"
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:52 PM   #23370
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older 400 exc street legal for sale on C.L. for 2400.00 was thiking about it but can't give up the toad.
Bought that 400 today for much less than advertised price. Little rough around the edges, but motor is sound and had receipts for recent valve adjustments and some other stuff from KTM dealer in Michigan. Came with extras, including a 2003+ cam that didn't have the stupid lock nut for the compression release.

Going to ride it at ANF tomorrow and get it through its paces. Hope to join you guys sometime in April for a ride.
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