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  1. cmbthumper

    2007 KTM 525 EXC

    Boingers off and ready to be dropped of to Suspension 101 next week.
  2. cmbthumper

    2007 KTM 525 EXC

    Awesome. Thank you. So order all the parts from 34 back to 45? Fairly handy with Fabbing up stuff but i will definitely let you know when the time comes.
  3. cmbthumper

    2007 KTM 525 EXC

    I have Myers for my KX500 and they are built like a tanks so will get those if these fail to do the job. They were / are in such great shape and not smushed that i decided to run them. It had an MXC tank on it but i don't need that kind of range so went with the stocker. I did read that with a fan only the Clark tank fits and if i need range i may go that route or new Rads and the MXC tank as it is is good shape too. I didn't see any leaks on the WP so will have to research where the pump seals are. All i see on RMATV parts blow up are the gasket for the cover. I have never been "Inside" an RFS so finding parts is still new on what you need and where to find it. I did see on older forums about a high flow WP but i think that company is no longer. I did see one from the Netherlands but not sure on the quality. I did not do a valve check. Poway Powersports did a valve check and oil change before i bought it. I have the receipt buried in my pile somewhere but for piece of mind i will do that before next ride. I don't ride at night and I'm too cheap to upgrade to something like a Baja Designs Moto Minded set up. I'm sure i will someday but right now the turn signals blink and the candle light stocker is on so all good for now. Isn't Ricky Stator local to us? I appreciate all the info.
  4. cmbthumper

    2007 KTM 525 EXC

    Appreciate the comment. I am of course a RFS noob but i can agree with that.
  5. cmbthumper

    2007 KTM 525 EXC

    Appreciate the comment. It was one of those fun/frustrating semi-restore jobs. So far it's the bike i have been after. If the motor stays together it will be with me for a long time. The PO ran mainly in the desert and it puke don him a few times so he put it on. He installed a KTM fan and said it never did even with the stock 1.4 rad cap. I left it off to see when/if i need it with my style of riding.
  6. cmbthumper

    2007 KTM 525 EXC

    Appreciate the comment. Ride safe
  7. cmbthumper

    2007 KTM 525 EXC

    My 1st ride pic Ha Ha
  8. cmbthumper

    2007 KTM 525 EXC

    My apologies to all who have followed this. She's done. Well, that semi-restore was kinda fun and ready for a maiden run. Take the below list and add a shh**ttt ton of anal OCD. So just about every item on the list can have multiple bullet points in that there was the cleaning aspect, fix or improvement made. Am I glad I did it? Absolutely. It is mine now and I know every inch of this bike. Will I do it again? Not in this lifetime. I ordered Enduro Engineering Handguards but I was anticipating putting on my favorite bend Renthal KTM High Bend 826’s but they have been on BO for 3months pretty much everywhere and look to be in stock mid August. I have the stock Magura bars and the EE don’t work so I’ll wait to see who gets the HB’s in stock and then put them on. My graphics kit should be here in the next few days and will put that later. Maiden run showed the suspension was to soft for my lack of skills and Fat Arse so i am in touch with George at Suspension 101 to spring it for my weight etc etc.
  9. cmbthumper

    2007 KTM 525 EXC

    Yes definitely on the list for a full work over. Called in a favor and instead of polishing my header i had it ceramic coated in Titanium color Mounted my 06' EXC fender thing and LED's.
  10. cmbthumper

    2007 KTM 525 EXC

    Glass Bead Blasted the subframe and powder coated Clear. A little OCD this morning and put some SS Button head bolts in the holes for the chain guard. Skid plate Powder Coated Black
  11. cmbthumper

    Another RFS Build

    Awesome info. I hope I never need Bob's services. If I do I also hope he will still be doing work. Good luck on your restore and will be watching.
  12. cmbthumper

    2007 KTM 525 EXC

    Thanks for the offer and info on JaJA. More curious than anything but what is this "Tool" you speak of?
  13. cmbthumper

    2007 KTM 525 EXC

    ^^^ Thanks on the angle tip. Good catch. I had pop leave it rough as I was planning on using one of the old bolts as I got new ones and put some lapping compound on it to match the bolt.
  14. cmbthumper

    2007 KTM 525 EXC

    Exhaust Shield
  15. cmbthumper

    2007 KTM 525 EXC

    100% agree. Don't be a monkey tightening stuff down and if there is a TQ spec use it since it is there for a reason. I love to see people loctite bolts. Loctite is designed as just that and not a glue. No need to "Put the lotion on the skin" and drown the bolt.
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