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Old 10-06-2014, 07:35 AM   #1
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KTM 525EXC bling done - and seeking fuel tank advice

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I've been on a RFS tear lately.

Saturday finished this 525 07EXC build.
Bike was super clean when i got it, I merely tuned it in for my preferences ('14 triples, fender, light, seat, wheels, bar setup, DS tires, etc).

Here's pic's taken last night:





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Also, on Saturday I bought a 04 450EXC as a rolling chassis and several boxes of parts. The guy had torn it down to rebuild with bling (orange hoses, billet covers for everything, new enduro/DS plastic/lights, etc) then gave up before re-assembling. I think it'll be a nice bike, but needs work.

He gave me 2 tanks, 1 is a clarke he spray painted off-color orange, it's trash to me. Also a stock tank, which appears to be either the stock EXC or a stock SX, it looks lower capacity.

While I've got the frame off to powdercoat, I wanted to start the search for a fuel tank.

I like the "XC" style, photo'd above on my 525, as well as a hardparts screen-grab just below.

However, I'd like it in black if possible. I also see Acerbis makes 1-piece tanks of this style for newer bikes, but couldn't find for older bikes.

I found older IMS's for 98-02 that are 1-peice...
Then i see from the photo below some of these tanks will fit down to a 02 if you're running the right seat.... so now I'm wondering if the IMS 98-02 will fit my 04..?

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Long story made short: anyone got tank advice for me? I prefer this style, but in black (whole bike will be black except for orange frame and orange hoses, and some orange billet covers).

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Old 10-06-2014, 08:51 AM   #2
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Safari Tanks is a similar shape, and they can be had in black.
4.1 and 6.x gallon sizes


Not sure if the MXC tank ever came in black
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:04 PM   #3
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MXC 13 liter only comes in orange
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:23 AM   #4
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I've been looking for an MXC tank for my pristine 2005 525 EXC for several months. There's a used one on Ebay for $275 but the graphics are gone. All the KTM dealers are saying the tank has been discontinued.
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:25 AM   #5
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Your bike looks great, by the way. Do you mind telling me what tank is on it in the photo, and what type of seat? Thanks!
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:30 AM   #6
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Seat is full custom hand built by local motorcycle seat guy.

Rdewers - I have a spare mxc tank I may sell eventually. It's pretty sharp.


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Old 12-24-2014, 10:36 AM   #7
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I'm definitely interested in the MXC tank! The only other decent option is the Safari 4.1 gallon, that I have seen. Let me know if you decide to sell, hopefully sooner rather than later as I am in full winter upgrade mode and may eventually spring for the Safari.

Thanks!
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:52 AM   #8
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How about a brand new never installed safari tank...? Custom plas dipped with ghosted skulls and carbon weave up front..?


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Old 12-24-2014, 11:01 AM   #9
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Thanks, but I'm looking for a more stock look.
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