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malla
16th June 2005, 08:25 PM
so craigus it sounds like you like the bikes too

Craigus
16th June 2005, 09:04 PM
Surely do mate, You'll find a big chunk of us here are dirt bike riders.

Right now I'm on a '02 Husky WR250. You ?

malla
17th June 2005, 12:54 PM
im on 05 525 and loving it sold 02 model chalk and cheese

Shady
17th June 2005, 01:41 PM
I'm on 05 525 and loving it sold 02 model chalk and cheese
Hey now there's a bike. Me too, fully tinkered with and fully sick man. Pity about the rider.

Craigus
17th June 2005, 02:11 PM
****** KTM's every where...

Time you boys tried a real bike eh..

My 'ol girl.

malla
18th June 2005, 10:34 AM
nice bikes l had a ride on 05 450 last monday very happy l picked 525 its got so much more nice ride a shady l have 50 on back it makes bike way better up hills and in tight

Shady
18th June 2005, 10:59 AM
l have 50 on back it makes bike way better up hills and in tight
I know what you mean. I ran a 14/48 for a while but found the 14/50 just that much better up steep hills.
The biggest difference I found was getting the suspension done by Terry Hay. Couldn't tell you what exactly it's doing different but the confidence level and speed, especially down rocky hills has sky rocketed.

malla
18th June 2005, 12:44 PM
l love the suspension after the 02 model adjusted clickers and rapt best bike ever had im going on otr ride sunday should be great ride with the rain we have had got a 1000 kms on it now its starting to feel good

Berniebgf
11th July 2005, 08:54 PM
Hi Boys

I have a XR600 98 model, great grunt but to heavy.......

Looking at either KTM EXC 450
KTM EXC 525
Husaberg FE550

I am heading towards the Husaberg, I think I prefer the riding position on the Husaberg plus the extra 3ltr sub tank you can put in..... + 105KG..

Do you guys have any advice? all three are around the 12-13k mark.

Bernie

Craigus
11th July 2005, 09:03 PM
You can buy my WR for $6500!

I would go with the Husaberg myself though the 525's are fantastic if you get the suspension fixed by Terry Hay.

Berniebgf
11th July 2005, 09:08 PM
Old School! :)

helterskelter400
11th July 2005, 10:34 PM
c'mon guys, what sort of navigation trouble are you gunna get in without a big tank, some basic spares and slurpies and some serious Ks from anywhere.
i'm showing my age but i like my dinosaur xr4

helterskelter400
11th July 2005, 10:39 PM
that was a joke guys. those ktooms are pretty good. when i get the $$ togather for a new bike, they are going to cop a serious checking out.

Shady
11th July 2005, 10:42 PM
Looking at either KTM EXC 450
KTM EXC 525
Husaberg FE550


Gday Bernie,
I dont think you can go too far wrong with any of your choices there mate. They're all top bikes that have a bucket load more power than the XR, handle heaps better and are nearly 20kg lighter.
You will be extremely happy with what ever you choose. I came of a Yamaha 426 and think that the 525 is in a different league, it feels like I'm ******** riding the KTM everything is just so easy especially those steep hill climbs that seem to go on forever..
Saying that I have had the opportunity to go for a ride on a few 2 strokes recently. A TM250 was a magic bike but a little to highly strung for an enduro bike, it's more of a out and out race bike. A KTM250EXC which I wasn't all that impressed about....... except when I see the owner hitting 3rd gear powerband down an extremely rocky hill screaming YIPPPPPEEEEE! as he goes by me. And Craigus' Husky which pulls uphills like a four stroke and weaves in and out of the tight snotty stuff like a 125cc 2stroke, the best of both worlds in my opinion.

Jeddz
3rd August 2005, 07:41 PM
Gass Gasss. ;)