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Help~

In the market for a used 525. I've been looking at an 05, 06 and 07. I've found decent deals on each year. I need to know if there is a year to stay away from. I've also seen a few 525 XC's. I'm interested in plating this bike in AZ once I purchase. I ride everything from tight singletrack to wide open Baja.

First, do I want an EXC or XC?

Second, is there a year to stay away from, and

Third, is there a VIN # to go with to make sure it'll be able to be plated and street legal?

Thanks!

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any of those should be just fine, all are about the same bike, I prefer the tighter XC trans but both work very well. the 05 had some starter gear issues, but they were easily updated, heck even the 04 is a good bike. the 07 EXC was the first year of bikes plated from the factory.

Mike

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the 06-07 has the best suspension, the 05 has the starter gear problem but easy to fix, 04 had funky rear shock. AZ lets you reg ANYTHING, if its got lites it works. I have 2 reg'd there. I believe you would want the EXC for the gearing. I have an MXC tank on mine and its good for over 100mi.

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