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Old 07-23-2011, 09:40 PM   #1816
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At 7500 miles

Still going.... did do new rings and valve seals at 5k only because of the WFO throttle during the winter months as a snowbike. No winter miles counted in the 7500.
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I was wondering if anyone had thoughts on the expected motor life on one of these bikes. With proper care, are we talking about 20K without a full rebuild? More? Less?
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:23 AM   #1817
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Guess what, the Seat Concepts seat was amazing.



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Old 07-25-2011, 09:16 AM   #1818
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Yep, it sure was. Had my first ride on it yesterday, waaay better than stock.

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Old 07-25-2011, 09:26 AM   #1819
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WOW Nice bike!!! what type (brand) of front fender is that?


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Thanks, I believe it is an Acerbis or Polisport; I asked for a standard '10 KTM EXC fender in black.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:16 PM   #1820
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You only hear about the bad ones, but as of today, 120 hours of flogging on my friend's '08 530, and I'll tell you, in the 60 hours he has put on it himself, 50 hours have been WOT. Enjoy it G.

We were at McLean Creek in the thunderstorms and relentless pouring rain today. Those roots are slippery business. Good times.
Thanks Brian.

I just spoke with a gentleman at Clockworks regarding their 3.4 gallon tank. He didn't think his tank would work with the HT cooler. Anyone try it?
Are the Fluidyne coolers been tried yet?
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:51 PM   #1821
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Did you know that the 2009 1/2 530 13 liter KTM tank fits on the 2011 KTM XCW 300 - bolts right on.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:29 AM   #1822
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Did you know that the 2009 1/2 530 13 liter KTM tank fits on the 2011 KTM XCW 300 - bolts right on.
Wow! That's a lot of premix.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:13 AM   #1823
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Did you know that the 2009 1/2 530 13 liter KTM tank fits on the 2011 KTM XCW 300 - bolts right on.
Good to know...Which one are you riding more? I ride eastern singletrack. I'm a big guy, so big bore is required. Post up a little comparison, please.
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:07 PM   #1824
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My impression of the ride characteristics was that the front end wasn't so far off----pretty stiff, but not deflecting so bad that I would lose control----but the rear end was a jackhammer---felt like a solid hookup between the swing arm and the frame---I could not feel any compliance back there when riding over rough rocky ground--- Whenever the ground was smooth though the chassis geometry felt good---the bike would turn or go straight with control and stability.
The shock is brutal on even moderate rough ground----I'm at the extreme end of the adjustment on the 'rebound' settings----and open to suggestions whether 'tightening' the rebound is indicated. Or is it likely that it's going to take more than clicker setting to reach acceptable performance of the shock?
I've contacted Super Plush and when I have exhausted my own remedy I'll likely let him straighten my suspension out--
What the ell was KTM thinking when they put the bike out in this condition?
I had the same experience when I bought my 08.. You don't mention your high speed compression settings.. At least I didnt see them... This is the outer 24mm nut on the top of the shock body.. It has only 3 turn of adjustment and i' ve found that half a turn from full off is plenty, two turns and it's jack hammer time...

First Ike I rode the bike it flat ejected all the tail light running gear it was so harsh...

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Old 07-31-2011, 09:11 AM   #1825
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Good to know...Which one are you riding more? I ride eastern singletrack. I'm a big guy, so big bore is required. Post up a little comparison, please.
I ride western Washington single track mud and eastern Washington single track dust.

I sold an 07 XCFW 250 to buy the 2011 XCW 300.

The 300 is my main trail riding bike.
With a trials rear tire, a Rekluse and LHRB this thing is awesome!

I use the 530 as my dual sport bike and my eastern Washington desert bike.

I have ridden the 530 in tight technical stuff, after I had the suspension lowered an inch it works really well.
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:59 PM   #1826
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Has anybody tried these? How did they do?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwQNLeUEttA

http://www.tec-cycles.com/id53.html
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:17 PM   #1827
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Has anybody tried these? How did they do?
Besides get in the way and cut into my legs when the bike is on top of me, what are they supposed to do?

EDIT: I followed the links, looks slippery for the rider. I would never take a passenger on this bike, I would have to slow down then ;) Best to get a bigger bike designed for passengers.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:00 PM   #1828
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I was thinking of an easy fireroad type of ride. Nothing technical or steep at all.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:13 PM   #1829
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That looks like a horrible idea on so many levels. A person even considering doing this is clearly riding the wrong bike. The thing about accidents, is they are accidents, and generally cannot be predicted (I am speaking about road riding, not higher risk crashy off road bits).

Bring on broken subframes a well. Best find a cheap road bike rather than fitting painful looking leg skewers. Considering liability these days, I can't believe someone is even willing to put his sticker on such a stupid product.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:20 PM   #1830
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That looks like a horrible idea on so many levels. A person even considering doing this is clearly riding the wrong bike. The thing about accidents, is they are accidents, and generally cannot be predicted (I am speaking about road riding, not higher risk crashy off road bits).

Bring on broken subframes a well. Best find a cheap road bike rather than fitting painful looking leg skewers. Considering liability these days, I can't believe someone is even willing to put his sticker on such a stupid product.
Yea, but what do you think?
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