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Old 09-23-2012, 08:43 PM   #3571
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I typically color photocopy at 7/8th size or so, and laminate. However, holes mean it's not waterproof, so the colors run, and then you have interesting conversations from time to time. The twist-a-plate would solve that.
Youve been out riding the 450 some? I guess Colorado will be thinking about snow soon.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:48 PM   #3572
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I'm really enjoying the 530 I just bought from c.vestal. Like Ned says, it's just "more better". I loved my 525, but lot's of small improvements add up.

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Old 09-24-2012, 06:48 AM   #3573
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I'm really enjoying the 530 I just bought from c.vestal. Like Ned says, it's just "more better". I loved my 525, but lot's of small improvements add up.

Ive let a few guys ride my 530,they tend to say the same thing when they bring it back, "How did you get the suspension so smooth?" I havent touched it,it sucks up potholes,big rocks on climbs,stutter bumps on fireroads seem to go away.
Like most KTM's,it only works better the faster you go. Its pretty dang fun!
I tried out a set of those Wolf Man day tripper bags yesterday,rode a bunch of singletrack and forgot they were there.
Good stuff.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:17 AM   #3574
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"I tried out a set of those Wolf Man day tripper bagYus yesterday,rode a bunch of singletrack and forgot they were there.
Good stuff."

I sure like the Giant Loop Mojave. It's waterproof and the strap that goes around the outside of each bag is long enough to hold a rolled up a light jacket.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:27 PM   #3575
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Had this handy rear fender bag up by my friend at dirt Bagz. Fits all my tools, tube, pump, tape, and zip ties. The top has a pouch for all that small stuff that disappears.


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Old 09-24-2012, 07:50 PM   #3576
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hey mister,saw your logo on a combine in nebraska! you ride the katoom that far for some weldin?
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:03 PM   #3577
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Back in the saddle

After sitting on my backside since June 8 with a broken ankle, I finally got to ride my 530 again. Took a day trip with my son-in-law up to Wynoochee lake and back. A nice 110 mile trip on national forest fire roads. Not ready for trails yet but pretty soon.

Having tried a few gearing combos I have settled on 15/49 as a pretty good all around setup. Will drop the CS to 13 or 14 for really tight and steep trails.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:10 PM   #3578
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"I tried out a set of those Wolf Man day tripper bagYus yesterday,rode a bunch of singletrack and forgot they were there.
Good stuff."

I sure like the Giant Loop Mojave. It's waterproof and the strap that goes around the outside of each bag is long enough to hold a rolled up a light jacket.
Ive been using a GL Coyote,despite strapping it down,using screws to hold both sides down to my side plates,they still come up and smack me over jumps,distracting.
For 1 to 2 day rides I never halfway filled the things which may have been part of the problem.
The Day trip bags strapping system is tight,nothing moves in any direction,they seem to hold just enough to do trips across the desert as long as Im not camping out. If I was doing a dirtbike camp trip I could jam all my backpacking style camp gear in the Giant Loop bag no problem.Its the old original Coyote.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:19 AM   #3579
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hey mister,saw your logo on a combine in nebraska! you ride the katoom that far for some weldin?
I have sold a couple parts to people back there. Haha. That's funny. Take apicture next time.


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Old 09-30-2012, 08:59 AM   #3580
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Well after reading 239 pages and countless links I am very happy that I have purchased my bike. I basically have done just about everything most of you have done to your bikes. There are some things that I'd still like to do.
I started riding when I was 13 and had a bad crash in 1990 where I hit a 250R head on and my gas tank broke spilling fuel all over me burning me over 34% of my body and face. Broken femur, ribs & right foot, 2 1/2 Months in the hospital and almost passing away 3 times I'm proud to say that I'm here and after 20 years of not riding I'm back riding again.
This site and a couple of other sites have really opened my mind up to riding again.
So thank you to all of you who post such great information on here, it has helped me greatly.
I hope to meet some of you guys one day. If you are ever in Scottsdale, Az look me up.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:47 PM   #3581
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Went for a ride today on my 450 and noticed after riding my rear sprocket bolts were loose. I tightened them and they came loose again. Any other solutions rather than replacing the hub? And what would be the best replacement hub? I have a KTM Billet Hub marked for $180 and then there's a Carbon Bonded hub for 649.96 which is a bit.....HIGH to me. I'm going to Boot Camp on Parris Island in January and really want to get in alot of riding before then and Wal-mart is not the best place to make spare cash for hubs obviously, which I'm about to go back to an old mill job so I may or may not buy the 649.96 one. I would rather hopefully fix this, possibly just new sprocket bolts?
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:46 PM   #3582
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new hardware and locktite.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:19 PM   #3583
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New hardware as in just new hub? Anyone got any info on this?http://www.motoxindustries.com/KTM-REAR-HUB-KTMRHUB.htm I don't know if it's a OEM or a knock off, I'm staying away from Warp 9 and only want OEM or Talon/Excel hub next but trying to find the cheapest one.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:48 PM   #3584
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No, hardware as in nuts and bolts. Unless the mounting surface is messed-up or the holes are wallowed-out, there shouldn't be anything wrong with the hub.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:15 PM   #3585
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Went for a ride today on my 450 and noticed after riding my rear sprocket bolts were loose. I tightened them and they came loose again. Any other solutions rather than replacing the hub? And what would be the best replacement hub? I have a KTM Billet Hub marked for $180 and then there's a Carbon Bonded hub for 649.96 which is a bit.....HIGH to me. I'm going to Boot Camp on Parris Island in January and really want to get in alot of riding before then and Wal-mart is not the best place to make spare cash for hubs obviously, which I'm about to go back to an old mill job so I may or may not buy the 649.96 one. I would rather hopefully fix this, possibly just new sprocket bolts?
Ditto what jesusgato said, just clean the bolts or get new ones and use Locktite on them. Unless you're seeing some sign the threads in the hub are damaged, you should be good to go.

Make sure you get some good riding in before boot camp, it'll be a little while for you.


Oh, and don't buy into the Perris Island Marines are better than "Hollywood" Marines. If you're lucky, you'll get sent out here and get to experience all the great riding in the West.
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