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Old 04-30-2010, 04:47 AM   #46
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Hey I see yours has an ignition switch fitted. Can you tell me the colour of the wires this plugs into beind the headlight? I want to put one on mine but have a couple of spare connectors under there one of which I'm sure is for an ignition switch.
Thanks - Andy.
Here's a pic. Hope this helps.



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Old 04-30-2010, 09:36 AM   #47
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Here's a pic. Hope this helps.

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Old 04-30-2010, 11:10 AM   #48
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Here's a pic. Hope this helps.




Thanks. Is that connector behind the headlamp or elsewhere? Just so I know where to look. We get a fully street legal model in NZ and Aust but they didn't come with ignition switch. All our exc rfs's have always been sold street legal.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:49 PM   #49
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Thanks. Is that connector behind the headlamp or elsewhere? Just so I know where to look. We get a fully street legal model in NZ and Aust but they didn't come with ignition switch. All our exc rfs's have always been sold street legal.
Yep - just behind the headlight and under the switch.
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:07 AM   #50
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:05 PM   #51
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The last thing I needed to install was the bash plate. I chose Flatland Racing because of price and reviews -



It was very difficult to install and required specialized tools -



Actually, it couldn't have been easier and took about 5 minutes.

Here's where it is now -





All that's left to do is ride. So on the truck it goes -



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Old 05-04-2010, 10:53 PM   #52
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DId you get your carrier from harbor freight?

I just picked up a 06 525XC and the same carrier last month. I also went with the flat land skid plate.

We must be reading the same threads.
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:03 AM   #53
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Does that seat make the height much more or is it soft enough to compress a bit? I'vr got shortish legs. What brand is it?
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DId you get your carrier from harbor freight?

I just picked up a 06 525XC and the same carrier last month. I also went with the flat land skid plate.

We must be reading the same threads.
Yep - Harbor Freight. Scarysharkface posted the carrier up on the DR350 thread. For a measly $129 I couldn't say no. It's kinda cheap, but saves a huge amount of hassle over taking the trailer. I plan on doing a few mods to make it more robust.

Of course the skid plate I read about on KTMtalk.


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Does that seat make the height much more or is it soft enough to compress a bit? I'vr got shortish legs. What brand is it?
It's an Enduro Engineering seat. It ads an inch and a half (4 cm). Very reasonable cost.

http://www.cyclebuy.com/shopping/end...tm#2004-07_KTM

This one is the tall firm. I have pretty long legs. I'm tall as well (195 tall and 88 inseam) and it's a stretch for me. It's nice once rolling, but stops on uneven terrain can be a challenge. That said, I flat footing every bike I've been on, so I'm not used to the sensation.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:47 AM   #55
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Your ride looks amazing mate.....I can stare at my 450 all day.

I just put on an EE tall firm and fastway pegs on mine and now it is positively roomy. The Fastway pegs add another inch of legroom seat-pegs and bring the pegs back about 1/2 inch.
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+1 on the Flatlands Racing skidplate. All my bikes need a skidplate and mine has been though hell. I did manage to break the front mount at one of the bends but it did take a huge hit. It still held on fine with only one side though and I didn't notice it was broken until I had to take it off. It might have been like that for a while.



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Old 05-05-2010, 03:00 PM   #57
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Your ride looks amazing mate.....I can stare at my 450 all day.

I just put on an EE tall firm and fastway pegs on mine and now it is positively roomy. The Fastway pegs add another inch of legroom seat-pegs and bring the pegs back about 1/2 inch.
One inch, did you measure that? It's less than 1/2" lower IME.
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:35 PM   #58
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One inch, did you measure that? It's less than 1/2" lower IME.
I think you are right. The standard peg sits in the middle of the bracket. The Fastways sit at the bottom half.
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:39 PM   #59
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I think you are right. The standard peg sits in the middle of the bracket. The Fastways sit at the bottom half.
Yeah, I was kind of disappointed because the difference measured quite a bit under what their ad said. Was a while ago though, so I don't remember any exact numbers.

Still, the big platform is so nice that I now have them on 3 of my bikes.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:42 PM   #60
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Your ride looks amazing mate.....I can stare at my 450 all day.

I just put on an EE tall firm and fastway pegs on mine and now it is positively roomy. The Fastway pegs add another inch of legroom seat-pegs and bring the pegs back about 1/2 inch.
Thanks! I find myself lingering in the garage a bit myself. They're just damn nice looking bikes.

I wouldn't mind even an extra 1/2 inch of legroom. Not that I find it cramped, but with long legs, I'll take everything I can get. The wider platform is nice too.

Did some more stuff to the bike today. First I had to cure the burnt pants problem. This is before with melted Tourmaster pant residue -



Here's the after. I'll say it again - Make this your 1st modification - before you ride the bike even once. Flatland to the rescue again.



As you can see, I wrapped the pipe in an effort to shuttle heat away from the gas tank and radiators. I also tend to melt things when I erroneously toss gear over the seat on breaks, so this will help on that front. I have heard detractors that say wrap will damage the exhaust. Fine with me as I think the stock pipe is shite. I'll replace with stainless or Ti if that happens.

I also added a rack. I like the billet racks, but for whatever reason I just can't see spending that kind of $$ for a rack. I know, I know - I go to all this money and effort and then cheap out on the rack. Just me. But, this one off of Ebay is surprisingly sturdy. It seems like it will do the trick and it cost a $79. More money for foot pegs! Note the bent license plate from bottoming on the trails



Here's where it's at today. Notice the unused DR won't even look at the new baby -



Up on deck - Highway Dirtbike fold in mirror - only one. The mirrors have taken a beating on the tree lined trails I've been riding. I can't believe they're even still on the bike! The fold in mirror will enhance the appearance of the bike, but more importantly, will fold out of harms way off-road.

Also on deck - Tusk risers, which will go on in addition to the Enduro Engineering risers already installed. This will bring the bars up 60 MM or a little over 2 inches. I stand a LOT when riding so the risers help. I'll try it this way and see how I like it. If necessary, I'll stack another set of Tusk risers to get 3 or maybe even 4 inches of rise.

In the future - Rekluse and HT Racing oil cooler.
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