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Old 08-14-2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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KTM RFS Thread Index

KTM 2000-2007 RFS (250,400,450,520,525 E/XC M/XC XC XC-W) Thread Index

REVISION 0.6 DATE: Tuesday September 14th 2010

This is a thread index for the KTM Racing Four Stroke motorcycles. It's structure is modelled after the excellent LC4 Thread Index created by Meat Popsicle.

The RFS forum at KTMTalk.com remains probably the best resource for KTM RFS technical information but it is racing focused. The thumpers forum at AdvRider and the "dual sport" forum at KTMTalk is frequented by RFS owners who are more focused on dual-sport RFS ownership and it is the intent of this index is to document threads related to "dual-sport" use of the RFS motorcycle.

This thread is by no means definitive, so PLEASE reply to this thread with your suggestions or send them via private message.

Please note that all External Links are marked with the following red note. External Link AdvRider is not responsible for anything at these links; proceed at your own risk. As before, newest additions will be in Orange for a spell.

NOTES:
  • Searching for threads. AdvRider has disabled 3 digit searches so it can be tricky. Don't whine/complain, instead use the Google site feature described here.
  • If you believe there is a thread related to a given topic but can't find the thread post your recollections to this thread and someone will try to help.
  • For searching within this page/thread, use CTRL-F in your browser window.
Links Useful to Everyone
Neduro's Spring Bike Maintenance and Setup Guide
Neduro's Tire Changing Class
Neduro's Fork Oil Change...

Really useful external RFS sites
KTMTalk.com RFS forum
External Link
KTMTalk.com Dual-sport forum
External Link
Thumpertalk RFS forum External Link
John Davies excellent KTM Technical Page External Link
Kevin Rice's RFS Page (docs, tech bulletins, tech articles) External Link


Which RFS is right for me?
KTMTalk: Evolution of the RFS motor and chassis, Links to threads External Link
EXC and XC difference??
EXC 400 vs. 450 vs. 525
KTM 400 vs 400 vs 450
400, 450 EX XC XC-F XC-R EXC EXC-R EXC-G I'm so confused
400EXC vs 450XC
Buying new thumper: 07 vs 08 KTM

Which EXC to buy: Recommendations requested
KTM Dual Sport 525 vs 450
KTM 450 EXC or 525 dual sport?
Which KTM is for me? Oh Great Gurus of the dirt.
STREET LEGAL EXC's

Engine
Top speed of RFS
KTM RFS Valve adjustment Contains External Links
Ktm 450 exe 06 rebuild, what special tools.

Suspension
Bruce's Suspension (KTM knowledge base) External Link

Wheels
Cush Hub for KTM 450 EXC

Tires
Which Tires for a KTM 525EXC

Cooling
HT Oil Cooler on KTM RFS (oil change interval)
KTM 525 Oil Coolers and Highways
06 KTM 525exc Cooling system flush External Link

Gas tanks
Advice on fuel tanks for the 525 EXC

Protection

Lighting
HID Conversion Complete - '07 KTM 450 EXC

Luggage options
450 EXC luggage options?
Rear-rack for KTM EXC
525 Exc Rear Rack-04 And 05, Anyone found a good way to hang bags? External Link
Inmate Wachs' (commercial) offering at GiantLoopMoto External Link

Other Accessories/Modifications

525 Accessory reviews
RSConcept Rally Fairing

Is the RFS a viable dual-sport bike

KTM 525 EXC as an Adventure Bike
Can the RFS handle real dual-sporting?
KTM 450 EXC as a dual sport
Can I "tour" on a KTM400?
Am I stupid to take a 450 exc on the CDT
525 ktm'ers please weigh in (some discussion of stainless valves)

Dual-sport kits/conversions/parts lists/issues
KTM Dual Sport kits?
KTM 525 exc dualsport
Need Help Turning a KTM 525, street legal!
License plate mount on KTM
ktm exc 400 road legal

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Old 08-14-2008, 04:35 PM   #2
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when you are ready PM Gadget Boy for inclusion in the sticky index.
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:38 PM   #3
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when you are ready PM Gadget Boy for inclusion in the sticky index.
Thanks Meat, already did. Hoping to get some good feedback on threads to add, delete, etc.
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:05 AM   #4
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Great thread crazybrit! Thanks for all of the time you've obviously put into this. I don't know how many times searches on this site for my 525 EXC have frustrated me. You the man!

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Old 08-15-2008, 08:04 AM   #5
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Great thread crazybrit! Thanks for all of the time you've obviously put into this. I don't know how many times searches on this site for my 525 EXC have frustrated me. You the man!

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Thanks. PLEASE if you have links (here on AdvRider or good info externally such as KTMTalk) please post them here or send me a PM.

Also suggestions on how to organise the info are most welcome. I did the above in a couple hours but it's my no means perfect so feedback is appreciated.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:03 AM   #6
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You forgot the 250 and 400 iterations of the RFS in your title

Good onya for starting this up!

I've ridden and raced my 05-525 for 4 years now-I know "my way" around it-I'll try and help
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:40 PM   #7
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external link that might be of use:
http://slorider.com/KTM/
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:47 PM   #8
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Excellent!!! Thanks so much for taking this one!!

One question...I have a 2007 450EXC that has the enduro computer display and between the High Beam light and the Turn Signal display there is a blank plate with some wires running up to it. Any ideas what this is?
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:14 AM   #9
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Great Index

Damn just found this index and looking forward to the info here. also member on ktmtalk but like the forum layout here much more.
Got an 05 400 (exc) i think since it has full wiring harness for lights,etc...with no manual though. bought it to ride/play on the true single trac that my 640a n rxc are really a work out = no fun. trying to get it back to streetable shape just so i ani't gotta trailer to sum close by trails...AnyWay, THANKS crazybit...,AndyB
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:16 PM   #10
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Here's a good KTM suspension link..
http://www.brucessuspension.com/kb13.htm
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:34 PM   #11
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Here's a good KTM suspension link..
http://www.brucessuspension.com/kb13.htm
I really dig his Terrain Tamer fork modification. It's awesome in the technical/baby head stuff.
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What about a 525 SX I am looking at buying?

Is a kit avaliable for it to be made street legal in Illinois?
Please do not ask questions like this on the index thread. If you have a suggestion for information to add to the thread, an error etc then post it here otherwise don't.

The generally appropriate place is to begin a new thread in Thumoers or attach to an existing one, however in this case you would be better off asking in the relevant regional forum for your state as the regulations are state SPECIFIC.
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