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2001 525 EXC question

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Good morning folks...

I'm still trying to track down a ride for the wife. Or let her ride mine and get another.

In comparing the reliability, chassis and anything else on a 01 520 exc against my 05 450 exc, aside from the engine size, does the 01 have anything better or worse than the 05?

I've had a few of these but never one that old.

Thanks

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99% as good, a couple of issues, if I bought one I would update before I would run it as update is not huge money and damage caused by failure is huge, that is the cam bearings failed on the 01, same design just a bad batch of bearings, and the cam sprocket has a bolt that loves to fall out. If your a good mechanic its a few hours labor and less the $60 in parts.

Other than those issues refinments are very minor

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+1 on the updates. Also suspension seems to get a little better each year ( can be equalized by a revalve ). The steering seemed to improve in 05.

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