Did anyone ever make an aftermarket frame?
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    Did anyone ever make an aftermarket frame?

    I saw a 2008 525XC for sale, pics only, and the owner said it had an aftermarket frame. Does anyone know of one ever made for the ktm? If so Pics?

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    Not that I am aware of. Some people modified their’s to fit different motors. But I never heard of an aftermarket Ktm frame.
    2009 KTM 505sx, Baldwin engine, Full P.E.P., Walsh: arms, subframe, stem, Quadtech seat and hood, Rath Signature nerfs, KTM Bill shorty exhaust, Hinson clutch, KTM orange bling, Idol Speed holeshot device, Precision Pro stabilizer, Renthal bars.

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    There was a few titanium ones made by lone star. Klaus made A few I think, for his own use.

    The factory already made their chassis parts out of 4130 chromoly, a great upgrade over the common steel and cast aluminum other brands use. The only real upgrade from it is titanium. Which is even debatable in its own as people donít understand that a chassis flexes on its own, more than you would think, titanium flexes different and can change the harshness of the entire machine. People seem to just see titanium and think itís super cool because if itís rarity and price.

    To answer your question, no aftermarket frames have been produced and sold as an ďadd to cartĒ item.
    Put a magnet on it. If itís magnetic itís either steel or chromoly steel. Meaning Iím 99.999999999% sure itís an OEM frame.
    Iím willing to bet this guys giving you the go-around or he has a gusset kit installed to strengthen the frame.
    Last edited by Youngwildandfree; 08-21-2020 at 03:52 PM.

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    As YWF said the only ones I ever saw were the super rare full Ti frames. Other than that a few gusset kits. The factory frame uses a semi-square tube design with heavily rounded corners. The front part where the tubes come together and the front bumper mounts has a cast steel part. There are some aftermarket chromoly subframes if that's what he means. The stock subframes are aluminum.
    Mine:
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    2009 505 SX
    2008 525 XC-modded for mx (currently 450 cylinder)
    Dad's:
    2009 450 SX
    2008 540 XC

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    I bought one of the full Ti frames about three years ago. Also came with a arms and Fox air shocks
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    So did you do a build with it, or still have it sitting? If you've ridden it, does it handle much different than stock?
    Mine:
    2017 Husky FX 450
    2009 505 SX
    2008 525 XC-modded for mx (currently 450 cylinder)
    Dad's:
    2009 450 SX
    2008 540 XC

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    Haven’t used it yet. But the motor needs a head gasket at minimum. So I may try it out when I get time to fix it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kj385 View Post
    Haven’t used it yet. But the motor needs a head gasket at minimum. So I may try it out when I get time to fix it up.
    Care to post pics after.

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    No update on this yet, but I'm curious how did it.


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