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Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:56 AM
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Posted By alongat
I swapped out my MotoZ for Pirelli Mt21 front and...

I swapped out my MotoZ for Pirelli Mt21 front and rear (90/90 and 140/80 on stock wheels) and ran 12 psi and 14 psi out back for my ride yesterday. I ran the same terrain as last Saturday though some...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By alongat
http://www.crossbordershopping.ca ...

http://www.crossbordershopping.ca


http://www.dutycalculator.com/country-guides/Import-duty-taxes-when-importing-into-Canada/
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By alongat
But at the price cycle gear sells it for (just...

But at the price cycle gear sells it for (just looked it up and it's $99), why bother looking elsewhere for it? Wow, good find :)
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7,371
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Posted By alongat
Stock stator, regulator and lighting? Do...

Stock stator, regulator and lighting?

Do you have access to a volt meter? If the electrics are stock, try to gauge how much your headlight brightens as you rev the bike. Some brightening up is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7,371
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Posted By alongat
I'm not sure the problem is the stator but if you...

I'm not sure the problem is the stator but if you can, have a look at this short video on checking the stator and other associated components:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wbHSfHjMp28

Was the...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By alongat
Voss dual sport helmet

There seems to be an endless plethora of cost effective dual sport helmets on the market nowadays and while there's probably no comparison to the high end helmets, some of these offer really good...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 03:55 AM
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Posted By alongat
Sorry, did I say 12? I meant that I lowered the...

Sorry, did I say 12? I meant that I lowered the front and rear further down to 8 as per your suggestion and didn't notice any marked improvement. I'll see how the MT21 go. I also looked at the XCMH...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 03:03 PM
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Posted By alongat
The MT21 rear here is not expensive (cheaper than...

The MT21 rear here is not expensive (cheaper than the MotoZ) so I've ordered a rear and I'll spoon on the front that I have tomorrow ride is on Saturday - I'll report back.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 03:06 AM
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Posted By alongat
Quick update following a mixed terrain ride this...

Quick update following a mixed terrain ride this past weekend: bike is great. Strong and running very well. I'm super happy with the rear suspension and I want to try to soften up the front a bit -...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7,371
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Posted By alongat
I dropped pressures to 12 psi front and back to...

I dropped pressures to 12 psi front and back to begin with but I'll try lower pressures tomorrow on a planned ride. As for the rear suspension, I know my preload is where I want it to be, just need...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 06:16 AM
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Posted By alongat
Really...thank you. I'll give that a try today.

Really...thank you. I'll give that a try today.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 04:26 AM
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Posted By alongat
So after a long and gruelling winter with tons of...

So after a long and gruelling winter with tons of mods, etc. followed by being away on holidays for nearly two weeks, I finally got the 530 out for a proper shake-down ride yesterday - happy to say...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 04:22 AM
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Posted By alongat
Amen Brother :)

Amen Brother :)
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 03:48 AM
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Posted By alongat
I meant that the engine and gearbox breather...

I meant that the engine and gearbox breather hoses join into a "t" joint, not the actual sumps.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By alongat
Everyone (sometimes that's unfortunate)

Everyone (sometimes that's unfortunate)
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By alongat
Let me understand this - you have four riders...

Let me understand this - you have four riders that you want to be able to have a four way connected conversation with at anytime? I don't know why someone would comment that you can't do this with...
Forum: Vendors 04-13-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 18,163
Posted By alongat
Got mine today - same impressions as others have...

Got mine today - same impressions as others have mentioned: more durable looking than I expected. Almost seems strong enough to park a car on it when filled :)

Thanks again for all the effort in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 02:11 PM
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Posted By alongat
KTM branded stator kit

Is anyone here using the KTM branded stator upgrade kit on their 530? I realize that trail tech makes it for KTM but believe it or not, there are differences between the KTM kit and the trail tech...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7,371
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Posted By alongat
I haven't heard of anyone making what I think...

I haven't heard of anyone making what I think sounds like an oil recirculating solution. I guess it would make sense if you could isolate the engine oil from the gearbox oil as they join but I...
Forum: Canada 04-12-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By alongat
I have used www.partspitstop.com and Munn Racing...

I have used www.partspitstop.com and Munn Racing with great success in the past for OEM parts when the currency exchange made sense...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,511
Posted By alongat
LOL - amen night falcon :)

LOL - amen night falcon :)
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7,371
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Posted By alongat
Stay off those highways (a reference to your rear...

Stay off those highways (a reference to your rear tire knobbies) :)
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7,371
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Posted By alongat
I've this a read and try it or rule it out: ...

I've this a read and try it or rule it out:

http://gatosbros.com/tech/ktm_450-530_wont_start_with_e-starter/
Forum: Canada 04-03-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,046
Posted By alongat
I'm right in Toronto - Bathurst and Eglinton area...

I'm right in Toronto - Bathurst and Eglinton area and depending on the types of roads / tracks planned, I would be looking at riding either my "adventurized" KTM 530 dual sport or my big KTM 1190...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-02-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,467
Posted By alongat
I'll look for a picture of mine but I've got the...

I'll look for a picture of mine but I've got the big sw motech bags connection tank bag with the quick snap-connect collar on my fuel filler ring. I didn't get the electric option for the reason you...
Forum: Canada 04-02-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,046
Posted By alongat
Definitely interested in part 1 - just need to...

Definitely interested in part 1 - just need to know where you'll be gathering to leave to it from so I can figure out getting there and avoiding slabbing it as much as possible. For part 1, you...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By alongat
Bomb-proof: ...

Bomb-proof:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/37740/i/ogio-wheeled-rig-9800-gear-bag
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By alongat
Contact www.motonation.com if you don't see it on...

Contact www.motonation.com if you don't see it on their site.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7,371
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Posted By alongat
Sounds right - now that I've read your post, I...

Sounds right - now that I've read your post, I realized that my former 530 was an early 2008 and had the 2007 fork design as well...sorry I didn't catch that earlier for you.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 12:10 PM
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Posted By alongat
This might help too: ...

This might help too:

http://gallery.trailtech.net/media/instructions/lights/stators/010-ELV-47.pdf


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=862372
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7,371
Views: 1,208,965
Posted By alongat
So I would definitely inspect and measure...

So I would definitely inspect and measure continuity at the wiring leading to and around the headlight area itself - it tends to get absolutely filthy up there and things can easily corrode. Inspect...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7,371
Views: 1,208,965
Posted By alongat
The picture above looks like a trail tech voltage...

The picture above looks like a trail tech voltage regulator (though mine has two potentiometers on it - one for voltage output and one for the time delay for the optional ignition switched circuit...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7,371
Views: 1,208,965
Posted By alongat
Even better :)

Even better :)
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 7,371
Views: 1,208,965
Posted By alongat
Do you know if you are running the stock voltage...

Do you know if you are running the stock voltage regulator or not? Also, is your bike still running an AC circuit for the headlight? Those are two easy ways to help determine before measuring the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7,371
Views: 1,208,965
Posted By alongat
Haha, teach my kids how to surf for me :) ...

Haha, teach my kids how to surf for me :)

You're so lucky to live in such an incredible part of the world...I love California.

PM me and I'll send you my contact details - phone and email.
Forum: Vendors 03-31-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 18,163
Posted By alongat
PM sent...

PM sent...
Forum: Vendors 03-31-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 18,163
Posted By alongat
Yey ! ! !

Yey ! ! !
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7,371
Views: 1,208,965
Posted By alongat
Drain and fill oil in both the engine and...

Drain and fill oil in both the engine and gearbox, run it and then empty and measure how much comes out versus going in. Don't be cheap or lazy, throw in a new oil filter at the same time :)

I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7,371
Views: 1,208,965
Posted By alongat
Found a local gasket / ring supplier who carries...

Found a local gasket / ring supplier who carries Viton o-rings (same as KTM), picked up a few of the 44mm (for the oil suction pump cover) but got the 2.5mm instead of 2mm - thanks for the suggestion...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7,371
Views: 1,208,965
Posted By alongat
Gear oil is dark...but did you measure how much...

Gear oil is dark...but did you measure how much came out of the gearbox versus how much you put in?
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