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Old 02-04-2010, 05:35 PM   #46
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625 query

Hi people
I've always been interested in getting one of these beasts but have never had the opportunity to ride one. How does the engine performance compare to say, a 525 exc? Obviously, thats smaller & lighter but does it go well enough? Also, does it have a wide ratio gearbox - can you cruise at a decent speed on the road while still ok offroad? (It's a 5 speed right?) I think the SXC would be like riding a mountain bike after offroading on my 950 ADV.

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Old 02-04-2010, 05:51 PM   #47
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:53 PM   #48
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They're exclent for tracking down and killing XR600's...
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Nothing pucks with the might XR6.

Well except 3rd gear and maybe a stator or 2
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:16 PM   #49
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How many ks you got on it unc?
heres some more pics of afterdarks 625
he might be along soon but i think its pushing 45 000 ks

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She's got 35000kms...all dirt except for the bits ya cant avoid....no commuting.......so far replaced fork seals once....1 rear wheel bearing...1 indicator switch.....1 rear master cylindar kit and brake switch......1 broken front spoke....has 613 engine hours up....yes it has an hour gauge.....has used 330 mls of extra oil in last 3000 klms....gets serviced at 3000k intervals......550 km range off the tank.....stock gearing is 16/40...I changed to 16/45.....more user friendly....I will keep it forever...
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:00 PM   #50
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Hi people
I've always been interested in getting one of these beasts but have never had the opportunity to ride one. How does the engine performance compare to say, a 525 exc? Obviously, thats smaller & lighter but does it go well enough? Also, does it have a wide ratio gearbox - can you cruise at a decent speed on the road while still ok offroad? (It's a 5 speed right?) I think the SXC would be like riding a mountain bike after offroading on my 950 ADV.

Nick (wantok)
Hi Nick.

I have ridden a 525 EXC and the main differences to me are the weight (but not a lot) and the top end power. The 625 with standard gearing will sit ok on 120 ks. I really notice the difference on forestry roads where you want (or like) speed.

Riding the 625 compared to my 950 is like jumping onto a 250.


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Old 02-04-2010, 10:14 PM   #51
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Cool just add a big tank ,fairing and bash plate and youve got your self an Adv.

Nice bike though



Cheers Matt
You forgot to mention:
5mm diameter bigger forks
Cush drive rear hub
And a stupid carburetor that sucks dirt in the top
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:15 PM   #52
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Hi Nick.


Riding the 625 compared to my 950 is like jumping onto a 250.


Bruce
Interesting, I'm currently looking @ 950 adventures, would love to hear your thoughts, PM me in the interests of not hijacking this thread any more
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:58 PM   #53
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Interesting, I'm currently looking @ 950 adventures, would love to hear your thoughts, PM me in the interests of not hijacking this thread any more
I have sent a PM.


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Old 02-04-2010, 11:19 PM   #54
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price wise is was $600 bucks

fuel wise it is 27 litres
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:46 PM   #55
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she swallowed a fair bit of water but we got her going again
I guess we now know how many people it takes to tip up a KTM... 6 + 1 Supervisor.


wantok:
My 625 keeps up with my mate on his YZ250F in tight woods, anywhere I can get power down I am all over the back of him, after a solid circuit we are neck and neck, when it rains I loose traction and I can't keep up. Anytime there is anything with a bit of speed, hes eating dust or rock, or both.

Compared to a brand new FI TE610 the 625 has noticeably more power/torque, and feels lighter. If you don't want the expense/hassle of engine/service work on a 525 I think this is the best alternative - 2nd hand prices are still pretty solid, they are holding their value really well.

I have a Scotts Steering Dampener (brilliant), and 18L Tank with Comfort Seat, You do need a cush hub (if you ever do much road), I cracked mine (12.5K km) and damaged my transmission. Cush hub would reduce the chance of that. Pure dirt, well take your chances, but lots of people do fine without one on far more KM than I have done.

If you fill the 18L tank, its a top heavy bike, if you don't the fuel is down low, and is quite nimble, for me just as controllable as a little DR400E
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:36 AM   #56
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I guess we now know how many people it takes to tip up a KTM... 6 + 1 Supervisor.


wantok:
My 625 keeps up with my mate on his YZ250F in tight woods, anywhere I can get power down I am all over the back of him, after a solid circuit we are neck and neck, when it rains I loose traction and I can't keep up. Anytime there is anything with a bit of speed, hes eating dust or rock, or both.

Compared to a brand new FI TE610 the 625 has noticeably more power/torque, and feels lighter. If you don't want the expense/hassle of engine/service work on a 525 I think this is the best alternative - 2nd hand prices are still pretty solid, they are holding their value really well.

I have a Scotts Steering Dampener (brilliant), and 18L Tank with Comfort Seat, You do need a cush hub (if you ever do much road), I cracked mine (12.5K km) and damaged my transmission. Cush hub would reduce the chance of that. Pure dirt, well take your chances, but lots of people do fine without one on far more KM than I have done.

If you fill the 18L tank, its a top heavy bike, if you don't the fuel is down low, and is quite nimble, for me just as controllable as a little DR400E

If you do much in the way of road miles and dont have a CD hub are there other ways to meaningfully reduce transmission damage?
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:53 AM   #57
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How many ks you got on it unc?
heres some more pics of afterdarks 625
he might be along soon but i think its pushing 45 000 ks
About 50k now. Cush drive rear hub at 20k. OEM speedo died at around 10k. Never uses any oil and I've had no other problems...well except for that river.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:35 AM   #58
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I am thinking of updating to a 625 sxc from the old 640
Love the 690 but they are not very attractive

Save your cash Get some Motards They are fun too
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:20 AM   #59
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Looks like Sols old bike Bronx...cept we totally fked up that thing...burnouts..riding in salt....got stolen a couple of times.....2 rebuilds....













































lol jokes man....nah he loved that thing....got ya. ( awesome bike )
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:59 AM   #60
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Hmm might have to bring my old girl out of retirement for a run up to the Cape this year.....we'll see what happens!
38,900 k's on her,still running well!





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