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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-30-2002, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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85 KTM 500 ?

Hey, I was wondering if anyone here could tell me anything about 1985 KTM 2 stroke 500s. Reliability and parts availability?
I know where there is one that I could get for a decent price.
I mainly want it for the motor to replace my Husaberg motor. would rather build this bike into a 2 stroke woods bike.
I know the bike ran well until the guy broke the rear suspension.
I have been riding for years so handling the power of the 500 is not an issue.
Just curious if this motor would be a money pit or are they decently reliable.
Thanks in advance, Ken
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Re: 85 KTM 500 ?

the new ktm's are bullet proof, and from what ive heard the older ones ripped pretty good too, i doubt it's gonna be a huge money pit...as far as parts availability, they'll be their, but they are sorta on the pricey side...if u can get it for a decent price and only need to throw a couple hundred into it, then definatly go for it man.
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