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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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G'day, purple 525 build

Alice here, just popping in to say Hiya. Recently purchased a 525 EXC that had a shattered Cam chain, cam stuffed, seized bits and pieces and a few other issues so as a full rebuild was required I am (shock horror) customising it to Metallic Purple, black and chrome. Pics definitely to come!

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Alice here, just popping in to say Hiya. Recently purchased a 525 EXC that had a shattered Cam chain, cam stuffed, seized bits and pieces and a few other issues so as a full rebuild was required I am (shock horror) customising it to Metallic Purple, black and chrome. Pics definitely to come!

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A few progress pics, the frame is metallic purple, the plastics and fork legs are being done the same colour. Swinging arm is satin black, engine (also having a full rebuild) is a metallic slate grey. The wheels will remain chrome (or possibly be painted in metallic silver to save me cleaning time). And as we go along parts are being painted in metallic silver to break up the purple. A long range fuel tank in black will also be used.

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Alice here, just popping in to say Hiya. Recently purchased a 525 EXC that had a shattered Cam chain, cam stuffed, seized bits and pieces and a few other issues so as a full rebuild was required I am (shock horror) customising it to Metallic Purple, black and chrome. Pics definitely to come!

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@AliceNicho I think the Purple People Eater will be outstanding when done. Just a small change from KTM Orange lol!! @DW what do you think?
Lots of very knowledgeable folk around on this forum if you get stuck. Ask plenty of questions and take plenty of pics.
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G'day Alice. Welcome to the forum

I dunno Auspete, it's definitely different.
I've seen a few of the sumo guys getting around on black and blue 525's, but never purple.....this is definitely a first to my eye anyway.

The paint looks fantastic Alice. Powder coated or 2-pack?
Have to see how it all turns out. Gonna keep an eye on this thread, keep posting up.

I have a soft spot for the 525's. Had 3 of them.

Where about's are you in Oz?

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G'day Alice. Welcome to the forum



I dunno Auspete, it's definitely different.

I've seen a few of the sumo guys getting around on black and blue 525's, but never purple.....this is definitely a first to my eye anyway.



The paint looks fantastic Alice. Powder coated or 2-pack?

Have to see how it all turns out. Gonna keep an eye on this thread, keep posting up.



I have a soft spot for the 525's. Had 3 of them.



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Hey DW,

We are in Central QLD, just outside of Rockhampton. The paint is in 2-pack, sand blasted the frame first then a coat of etching primer, metallic silver, the custom purple (our lovely paint shop guys mixed it up to match a sample of one I loved without a recipe so needless to say I have to keep a bit in case I ever need more ) then the clear coat.

My partner is doing all the painting and I pay my spawn to do the sand blasting and wet 'N' dry. My partner is also doing a 450 EXC for himself but his is in KTM Orange, with the metallic slate grey engine, satin black swinging arm and I believe he is going for white plastics and long range tank.

The paint has stuck well and not fractured or come away from the plastics we have done so far and we have given them a good bend. They were sand blasted, then dry sanded with 320 grit, primer, metallic silver, the purple and then clear coat.

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Ah wow. Possibly the first rfs owner since I have joined that's not far away at all.
I'm in Bundaberg.
Have to hit the trails one day with you and your partner. (If you want to get that shiny purple machine scratched and dirty)
I don't have a ktm atm though, got it's big blue swedish cousin.
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@AliceNicho I think the Purple People Eater will be outstanding when done. Just a small change from KTM Orange lol!! @DW what do you think?
Lots of very knowledgeable folk around on this forum if you get stuck. Ask plenty of questions and take plenty of pics.
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Mine in purple and the partners in KTM Orange he's got a 450.

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Ah wow. Possibly the first rfs owner since I have joined that's not far away at all.

I'm in Bundaberg.

Have to hit the trails one day with you and your partner. (If you want to get that shiny purple machine scratched and dirty)

I don't have a ktm atm though, got it's big blue swedish cousin.
Is that a Husqvarna?

Well she will definitely be hitting the trails and the other half can always repair the pain after


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Mine in purple and the partners in KTM Orange he's got a 450.

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That is starting to take shape now. Going to do your shock spring orange as a ktm tribute?? Some silver / chrome and black to complement the purple. It will be distinctive - in a positive way.
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