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Forum: Vendors 11-25-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By alongat
Haha, amazing - fixed instantly and order placed....

Haha, amazing - fixed instantly and order placed. Thanks for the great conversation. I'll definitely try to plan a trip out your way for next summer sometime.
Forum: Vendors 11-25-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By alongat
Don't seem to ship to Canada though...the...

Don't seem to ship to Canada though...the checkout won't process my order as I'm not in the US...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,917
Posted By alongat
First of all, thank you everyone for your...

First of all, thank you everyone for your valuable input and advice. The truth is that now that I've read through the responses, I am of the mind to stick to tent, etc.

If I'm not saving any or...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,917
Posted By alongat
Tent vs Hammock - really?

So I've done plenty of camping with my tents but next season, I want to do more trail riding and wild camping on the little bike (ktm 530) so I need to pack much lighter and smaller compared to the...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By alongat
No, sorry. It just means that you like old things...

No, sorry. It just means that you like old things that require constant repairing and answering dumb questions from people who haven't got a clue about what a Ural is... :)

Couldn't resist...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,421
Posted By alongat
Contact me anytime, happy to help... If you...

Contact me anytime, happy to help...

If you want to get into dirt riding, do it right (not like me): get a light, tight bike designed to ride dirt otherwise you'll spend most of your effort trying...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,421
Posted By alongat
Yeah, I'm about 45 minutes to ganaraska but I...

Yeah, I'm about 45 minutes to ganaraska but I never go there, don't really like it that much. From home, I generally head north west to the Hockley valley to Alliston areas, parry sound (Seguin),...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 1,086,553
Posted By alongat
Really, no added stroke? I wonder why they...

Really, no added stroke? I wonder why they include a new connecting rod then. It seems like a very complete kit but I don't want to split the cases if I don't have to and I don't have the oil...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 1,086,553
Posted By alongat
Thumper Racing 570 kit for the 530

Has anyone here used the thumper racing 570cc kit? I know that ktm does offer a 570 kit (essentially the husaberg 570 parts for the 530) but that ktm kit adds stroke and requires splitting the case...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 1,086,553
Posted By alongat
You don't like the promoto? My bike has one and I...

You don't like the promoto? My bike has one and I think it's perfect and very stable.
Forum: Vendors 11-10-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 36,619
Posted By alongat
In what way is it compatible? If it's designed to...

In what way is it compatible? If it's designed to work with an Acerbis tank, which Acerbis as there are several offered for the 500exc. Also, the 500 and 530 are not the same tanks and as far as I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,421
Posted By alongat
By the way, if it's an XCW, I don't think it's a...

By the way, if it's an XCW, I don't think it's a blue plate bike - probably green plate only which means not street legal in Ontario. Be cautious - there are so e deals out there on bikes but if...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,421
Posted By alongat
I'm 6'3", 220 pounds and a 34" inseam - I ride a...

I'm 6'3", 220 pounds and a 34" inseam - I ride a 2008 ktm 530exc (blue plated for Ontario). I live in Toronto so any trails are at least 45 minutes of highway for me and it's not an issue depending...
Forum: Vendors 11-09-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 36,619
Posted By alongat
I see pictures for the ktm 525 and 500 exc but I...

I see pictures for the ktm 525 and 500 exc but I don't see anything for the 530exc (2008 - 2011). Do you have any fairings / mounts / etc for that model? I am looking for something rally style and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 1,086,553
Posted By alongat
Today was an epic 530 work day: 1-...

Today was an epic 530 work day:

1- Hodakaguy's oil pump gears, pump cover, shaft, etc update - thankfully I did this now as my stock 2008 oil pump gears were somewhat stripped and very loose and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By alongat
Rock on :)

Rock on :)
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,859
Posted By alongat
This thread aligns with my suspicions and what I...

This thread aligns with my suspicions and what I have heard from my sources:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021396

It is a damn good looking machine (and by machine, I mean a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By alongat
Or if you MUST have a knobby type, Mitas E09 or...

Or if you MUST have a knobby type, Mitas E09 or E10.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By alongat
90% road and you want a knobbie? I see you like...

90% road and you want a knobbie? I see you like unecessary vibrations... :)

Check out the Mitas E07 (www.mx1canada.com (http://www.mx1canada.com)) - excellent on-road manners with plenty of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By alongat
There is a micro-sized filter on the fuel...

There is a micro-sized filter on the fuel injector itself - have a quick check and clean it. Also, I see that you've changed out the battery - these bikes are highly sensitive to voltage / current...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By alongat
Yes - I am going to get into the clutch side of...

Yes - I am going to get into the clutch side of the engine later this week to address this kickstart idler gear (though I haven't got a clue what a "healthy" gear/bushing should look like so I can...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By alongat
Do we know what the common causes for oil...

Do we know what the common causes for oil transfer are in the 2008?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (>1000cc) 11-02-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,764
Posted By alongat
The idea of using the relays is to avoid...

The idea of using the relays is to avoid leveraging canbus circuits - in this example, the relay is being fed by the battery circuit and the switch is simply tapping into ACC1 so that it is switched...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 1,086,553
Posted By alongat
Hello good folks. Do any of you have any details...

Hello good folks. Do any of you have any details / instruction / pictures on this kickstart idle gear fix? I've got my bike drained of oil and coolant, ready to pull the clutch side case/s off. I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,859
Posted By alongat
This same dealer said: 1- The Husaberg brand...

This same dealer said:
1- The Husaberg brand will be phased out
2- The Husqvarna brand will live on
3- Husvarnas will not Husqvarna technology or design bikes, they will be Husaberg bikes...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 10-31-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,231
Posted By alongat
Yes - if you search Orange Crush for 1190 17"...

Yes - if you search Orange Crush for 1190 17" wheel or something like that, you'll come up with the one thread that describes what a guy in Europe did (and a link to the German site he's on). The...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 10-30-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,231
Posted By alongat
According to my recent measurements (in...

According to my recent measurements (in considering the use of ktm 17/17 cast wheels on my 1190), I measured the front: the brake rotors were a total of 10mm wider from side to side compared to the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,859
Posted By alongat
I was also informed by my dealer that 2015 is the...

I was also informed by my dealer that 2015 is the last year of the venerable 690; that KTM will focus more on multi-cylinder bikes in this displacement category but there is a high likelihood that we...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By alongat
Yes! Enjoy

Yes!

Enjoy
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By alongat
By the way, I don't have a picture of my EXC to...

By the way, I don't have a picture of my EXC to illustrate how I mounted these bar end mirrors but here is a link that is almost identical. You would be surprised how well the mirrors work in this...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By alongat
Do you really like the look of the Duke mirrors...

Do you really like the look of the Duke mirrors so much? I have been using Aprilia / Moto Guzzi (same thing) mirrors on my previous bikes - they are lower profile (in height) compared to any KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 1,086,553
Posted By alongat
Went out into the garage this morning and found...

Went out into the garage this morning and found more oil on the floor - no doubt the stuff that had collected inside the bottom of the airbox. It too, found its way out, all over my swingarm and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 1,086,553
Posted By alongat
I didn't realize that it's that accessible,...

I didn't realize that it's that accessible, figured I had to remove a whole ton of stuff to get at it. Guess I should search for a shop repair manual :)

Ok, I'll buy some gaskets (both sides since...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By alongat
Thanks everyone - I think the clockworks tank is...

Thanks everyone - I think the clockworks tank is the right one. Hopefully, it's big enough (it is 60% larger than stock) without spoiling the bike's lightness.
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 1,086,553
Posted By alongat
Sounds like you're referencing Hodakaguy's...

Sounds like you're referencing Hodakaguy's kickstart idler bushing fix, right? Went for a long and mixed ride today (some highway torture, back roads gravel and some dirt) - my "fix" of raising the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By alongat
The clockwork comes in black as well.

The clockwork comes in black as well.
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By alongat
Nope - not the Clarke. This is the one I'm...

Nope - not the Clarke. This is the one I'm considering:

http://www.shop.clockworkktm.com/product.sc;jsessionid=A001ACB0BC4690EA76DBB15E729C939A.m1plqscsfapp03?productId=7&categoryId=2
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By alongat
530exc fuel capacity - a bit annoyed

Love my 530, getting annoyed with filling it up all the time as it doesn't hold more than a beer can's worth of fuel...

So I know there are a number of fuel tank options for my 530exc and I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By alongat
KTM 530 exc in search of rally style fairing / lights

I'm looking a for a cost effective rally style fairing solution for my 530exc. I'm almost entirely through the 530 more better thread and have seen some examples which appeal to me in one way or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (<1000cc) 10-23-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,614
Posted By alongat
Im having a hard time locating 68ohm resistors -...

Im having a hard time locating 68ohm resistors - are you saying that you are running 68ohm 50watt resistors? If yes, can you please post a picture of yours or a link to the resistors themselves?...
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