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Old 07-16-2009, 09:11 PM   #117
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Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Suburban Hell, Oregon, USA
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Originally Posted by crankshaft
I have a question for you 530 people.....

A friend of mine that's a former pro MX'er wants to pick up a 2009 530 to do some DS'ing, Scrambles, Enduro and Ice racing with me and I was wondering if the 09 has the bugs worked out? My local dealer buddy offered me a super smoking deal on an 09 and its tough to pass up.

As I recall, the 08's had some issues with the rings?

My Buddy Ken raced a CR500, so I'm sure the 530 will put a smile on his face
There are so few "bugs", it's hardly worth mentioning.. I have about 2k miles on a `08 530, and well.. What can I say that I haven't seen through out this thread? Must absolutely be the best motor cycle I've ever owned. I swore I'd keep riding the 300, but it's looking pretty forlorn over there in the corner of the garage..

I can't imagine what having a 100% hook up treleborg (SP?) in the ice would be like.. Mine pretty much lights up the tire at any speed or gear.. If I could just get it to STICK..

The frame standoff thing is easy to fix, my rings are fine - the smog stuff is on the way out as I type.. Easy tweaks for such an amazing machine..

Makes my dick hard just thinking about it..
1987 Yamaha Venture XVZ-13 (A project...) Wanted, one wrecked VMAX.. PM me!
2001 KTM-300EXC (Sold for cheap, and SO regretting it!!!)
1999 Honda VTR-1000 (the pavement weapon and ass beater..)
2002 KTM-LC4 640 (Eats gravel roads for breakfast..)
2008 KTM-530 EXC-R (The 'sexy beast')
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