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looking for input on the 05' 525exc are they good bikes ? found one (plated)

with 18hrs/387 miles....sellers asking 4 grand . i just dont know enough about these bike , trying upgrade from drz400.

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Yes they are, if something happened to my 2007 525exc, I would not hestiate in replacing it with either a 2004 or 2005 model.

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It will do all that your drz can do plus much more ( eg. more difficult off road terrain ) due to the ktm having more power and less weight.

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Great bike, i have an 05 525 exc. Just be ready to change your starter gears/intermidiate gears. This will set you back a couple hundred right off the bat. Its 100% failure rate on the 05. Mine failed after about 20 hrs. I came from a drz- e model to this bike. HUGE difference. Lots more maintenance but you'll get used to it. That price you said is decent deal. I paid $3500 for an 05 with 12.5 hrs/200 miles. It had sat for a few years so I had to clean the carb, and installed a sicass racing kit to make it legal in my state.

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Yes Buy the KTM. I has been holding off for almost 4 years now. Just found a 2001 at $2k with a desert tank & $1,100 of suspension work. Been sitting in a garage since 2004. I still have to put a baja kit for the street on it. I pick mine up on Tuesday here in Las Vegas

JD

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You gotta jump fast on those i called the guy this morning(he posted yesterday afternoon) and said he was holding it for a guy for a week . But if the guy doesnt come through hell give me a call. He was firm on the price.

Oh well...

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$4,000 is quite a lot for an '05 KTM 525 EXC, however if it's in as good shape as it sounds like and since it's plated it's worth it. Note that the high/low Bluebook values are $4,160/$2,855. You might try offering him $3,600 cash and go from there. Have you actually looked at the bike and ridden it?

Edited by Chas_M

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Yes i was going to offer #### (incase he's watching) he said the bike's was lowered also (springs front&back ) dont know if that would affect any thing ? im 6'1"...

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if you're 6'1 youll definitely want to raise it back up. Im 5'9 and i dont have any problems riding my stock heigh 525

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i would offer him less because you will need to raise it back to stock, at 6'1" lowered is not good. cant hurt to offer him less.

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i agree , just have too see if the other guy backs out , but will keep a look out for other 525's around that year since everyone has good things to say......

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Awsome bike, love my 05 525 SMR and my 05 450 EXC was a blast to ride on and off road.

E-start is a plus in my book. Fully road legal? Lights, horn, etc?

4k is average around here for that year and model. Some even a little more.

If you have sales tax in your state use it as a price negotiation tool.

It's steep here, add 10% plus title transfer, tabs and DOL fees.

Look for pitch black oil,filthy air filter (just pull left side panel off) and worn rear sprocket hard riding and/or poor service.

Good luck , you'll love the power!

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