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Old 03-05-2012, 10:36 PM   #2836
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found it and edited above - 85*80*. Is this the higher or lower temp?

looks like the low...

http://www.ktmcyclehutt.com/ktm-part...ber=7803504500


http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...033_0257596936

I connected my fan to a HDB waterproof on/off button mounted on the top bar clamp, SXDX. I'll just turn it on when needed. The thermo switch was hosed out of the gate.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:38 PM   #2837
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Now the big question is thermostat or no thermostat.

Good and bad of each choice?

Is the sole function to warm the engine quicker after starting?
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:49 PM   #2838
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I am running the same as you HG. The Mobil 1 15w50
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:12 AM   #2839
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less temp MORE BETTER

OK since I have done the Water pump enlargement / Samco therm bypass / wetter water in the system the bike is running 10 or so degrees F lower according to the Pro circuit temp strip ( down from 193 F to 182 F approx) on the water pump housing and left radiator and the ambient air temp is up by a couple of degrees ( 75 F ) since my last experiment ( 69 F ) on the same run, however the gear box oil is showing same temp as before 193 F which I reckon is no bad thing !

[IMG]ktm 530[/IMG]

I check the strips on the water pump housing and radiator match temps when I stop riding if they dont then its a good early indicator there is a problem !
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:40 AM   #2840
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Just wondering how the 530 feels in the woods compared to a 450? I have a 2011 530 for dual sporting and I sold my 300 XCW which was my woods bike. I am looking for another woods bike and may buy another 300 or go with the 350 or 450 XCF-W. I was thinking of riding the 530 for a couple of races to see if I like the power if a 4-stroke in the woods. Just looking for opinions from guys who have ridden the 530 in the woods and single track.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:57 AM   #2841
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[QUOTE=ta2240;18183500]Just wondering how the 530 feels in the woods compared to a 450? /QUOTE]

The 450 is a little easier to ride in the woods than the 530, but it's in the same zip code for sure. Try your 530, if you don't like it, you won't like a 450. If you do, you might like a 400/450 a little better.

I love it. I ride the gnarliest stuff I can find on it happily, have raced TSCEC stuff on it, I found my 300 stayed parked all the time. YMMV
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:07 AM   #2842
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Just wondering how the 530 feels in the woods compared to a 450? /QUOTE]

I love it. I ride the gnarliest stuff I can find on it happily, have raced TSCEC stuff on it, I found my 300 stayed parked all the time. YMMV
Ned, you could ride a GoldWing in the woods and"Love it".
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:20 AM   #2843
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Question on hose venting. I was riding yesterday and came upon a shallow stream crossing. Very shallow..below pegs. However, as soon as I got mid-stream my bike stalls. I push it out, it starts back up no problem. Now, when I de-smogged the bike, I left my catch can below the bike in place with all but one hose (evap valve) still attached. I also pulled the drain plug...I'm actually using that as my block off bolt.

Should any of those hoses be re-routed? Into the airbox maybe? I didn't expect to stall it in that shallow of a stream.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:07 PM   #2844
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Seat Concepts

I have a 2011 530 exc that I love but the long dual sport days are putting too much pressure on my brain ( butt!). I have never had the issues that I have with this bike's seat. I bought a tall EE seat that was fantastic on the 06 450 exc that I rode previous but on this model its no good. Wanted a Renazco but they told me today that they will deliver in September! So I am going to order a seat concepts but I wanted to get an opinion on tall vs standard. Tall extra padding made a huge difference on the EE but wondering if anybody has an opinion on the Seat Concepts. Don't need the tall with the 30 inch inseam but I want to be comfy.

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Old 03-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #2845
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Question on hose venting...

...Should any of those hoses be re-routed? Into the airbox maybe? I didn't expect to stall it in that shallow of a stream.

On each sid of the carb you will find a fitting with two hoses exiting. Route one high to the airbox, and one low to the cannister.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:36 PM   #2846
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Just wondering how the 530 feels in the woods compared to a 450? I have a 2011 530 for dual sporting and I sold my 300 XCW which was my woods bike. I am looking for another woods bike and may buy another 300 or go with the 350 or 450 XCF-W. I was thinking of riding the 530 for a couple of races to see if I like the power if a 4-stroke in the woods. Just looking for opinions from guys who have ridden the 530 in the woods and single track.
i've ridden a 530 in the single track with guys on all the smaller bikes. It works well for me. I'd like to believe I would be a lot quicker on a 300 but not willing to shell out right now to prove it. I rode two strokes as kid 127/175cc and learned to ride the clutch...I still ride the same way on the 530, a gear or two high with plenty of clutch.

David Night seems to make the big bore go pretty quick in the woods even if it is a bit more open than what I prefer to ride.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:40 PM   #2847
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Just wondering how the 530 feels in the woods compared to a 450? /QUOTE]

The 450 is a little easier to ride in the woods than the 530, but it's in the same zip code for sure. Try your 530, if you don't like it, you won't like a 450. If you do, you might like a 400/450 a little better.

I love it. I ride the gnarliest stuff I can find on it happily, have raced TSCEC stuff on it, I found my 300 stayed parked all the time. YMMV
Ned, rumour has it you are visiting my neck of the woods pretty soon...If you want to go for a ride in the Canadian Shield singletrack after you're done with that logging road stuff, drop me a line.











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Old 03-12-2012, 07:24 PM   #2848
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Nomad Bags

Any of you ever used the Nomad bags? I stumbled into them today. I think it looks like good stuff.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:32 PM   #2849
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On each sid of the carb you will find a fitting with two hoses exiting. Route one high to the airbox, and one low to the cannister.
Cool. I knew there was something I was missing there. Thanks Dutchman.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:37 PM   #2850
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I have a 2011 530 exc that I love but the long dual sport days are putting too much pressure on my brain ( butt!). I have never had the issues that I have with this bike's seat. I bought a tall EE seat that was fantastic on the 06 450 exc that I rode previous but on this model its no good. Wanted a Renazco but they told me today that they will deliver in September! So I am going to order a seat concepts but I wanted to get an opinion on tall vs standard. Tall extra padding made a huge difference on the EE but wondering if anybody has an opinion on the Seat Concepts. Don't need the tall with the 30 inch inseam but I want to be comfy.

Thanks,
Lots of info out there. Riceless950 has on on his Beta 450, and seems to love it, that said, mxbundy is a riding buddy of his.

site:advrider.com seatconcepts 530

Here's Bora20's seat.

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Guess what, the Seat Concepts seat was amazing.



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