I had looked for one for six months. Then I remembered that my aftermarket ones only gave the guides on the sides and bottom. I can’t see that top piece really saving much to be honest. Been running a aftermarket unit for a long time with no chain issues. If I remember right, you ride dunes? All my experience has been XC stuff, way harder on stuff like that, never had an issue. Nor have I ever seen or heard of a situation where that piece saved it. Biggest thing I would worry about is getting a nice case saver. A company (their name escapes me)has recently came out with a very protective poly one, it guards your feet to in case of a chain failure. Topar makes a nice one, too. A nice poly sprocket guard from Braap motowerx would help protect chain/sprocket, too.
If you’re still worried and/or just want the part (I would be the same way), and can’t get the part Steveo showed, chad (KTM bills son) and another guy I can contact have used units for sale that include that piece.
Shoot me a text if it comes down to that. 614-565-1524
All 4 Racing (KTM Bill) has a chain guide option shown on his website. Looks like it's meant for MX or dune use though as it replaces the skid plate. Might be an option for some though. https://a4rheaders.com/ktm-parts
You guys have beautiful, clean machines.
Wish XC racing and the midwest didn’t make keeping things that nice impossible.
I got to wash my Honda off after a wreck and a concussion a few months ago, before this sickness crap hit.
Was power washing for 2 hours.
My second round build of my 540XC is almost done, will be a fully blown machine. Then I have another one waiting to get built. Glad I got rid of the Honda... for now.
Heading into lockdown so time to get busy with a few jobs. Dropped the oil and did the screens so I could get the quad up on the stand to strip the shocks off and send them into the shop for a service. Had an hour to get ready for the pickup and had the shocks cleaned waiting for the guy from KTM in the van. Fastest I’ve ever stripped a bike I think.
Well that sucks. KTM is becoming larger and more corporate and this is what happens. Machines get 10 model years old and they stop making parts because that's all they they are legally required to do. In the states anyway. Happening with the bikes too. They can't get countershafts for the bike RFS engines anymore. The quad ones are different so at least they aren't stealing those, but they'll start using up a lot of the other parts pretty soon. This is happening in the snowmobile world as well.
Another thing that can be done is contacting your KTM dealer parts department and ask them to do a dealer locator on the part number. Most of the dealers are all linked in and if you give them the KTM part number they will be able to see what dealers may have that part in inventory and provide you with their phone number.
My stock Ohlins rear shock is due for a re-build. Any recommendations on a good shop? I emailed Rocket Ron Racing to see if they are still in the KTM shock business but have not heard back from them yet. I also reached out to Ohlins USA and same deal, waiting to hear back from them.
Hello, Years ago I purchased a KTM 525 with several modifications done to it. Recently I crack a lower arm and bent a couple of heim joints on the same arm.
Can anyone identify this a-arm so I can order a replacement?
HI Guys and Gals,
I am about to purchase a 2009 KTM 525XC but i am very confused on this wheeler. As the one i am about to buy runs on 110 pump gas and has no head lamp. ALL of the 525's i see out there are race ready rigs but come with head lamp and run on pump gas. The kid i am buying this one...