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Old 05-28-2010, 05:41 AM   #1621
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does the cooling fan work with the big tank?
It does on my bike. But mine's an '03, the Best Motorcycle in the Universe. Those with lesser bikes might not have the same experience.
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:37 AM   #1622
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so got her all buttoned up a couple weekends ago. brand new rebuilt 540.


i decided to install the piston in the cylinder OFF of the bike. makes it a lot easier.




real purdy.






had to take the starter off for a horribly located cylinder bolt.



2am


then we went riding






i REALLY enjoyed getting back on it again, but i still have the 2 stroke itch. i think i will be putting it up for sale soon. gotta get the headlight and blinkers back on it for ds mode.
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:45 AM   #1623
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...I think i will be putting it up for sale soon...
Don't do it! You'll just end up regretting it.



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PS- I always forget to slide that rear cylinder bolt in before it's too late also.
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:44 PM   #1624
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I'm afraid I'll drag a tank in the twisties.

It'll be nice in Baja next time, though. No fuel worries.
Starting to set the 520 up for long rides (like TAT) and I decided to join the supertanker fleet. No worries with this thing...other than trying to pick it up after encountering gravitational shifts.
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Old 05-29-2010, 05:26 PM   #1625
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Hopefully a quick question.... I have seen on here (and been searching for it for the last hour) a metal bracket that was shaped just like the KTM fender tool kit that wrapped around the sides of the fender and I presume mounts to the subframe. It isn't a rack like the promoto billet jobber... looks as though it was designed specifically for the KTM tool bag.

Like I say, I've seen it but can't find it... anybody know who makes it?

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Old 05-29-2010, 07:09 PM   #1626
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Is this what you are looking for? I have one on my '07 525 EXC and on the newer frame '09 300 XC-W. Great for grabbing and dragging out of mud holes. Great for carrying stuff. Also really good for flips to protect the back of the bike and strengthen the sub frame so it does not bend.

https://www.enduroeng.com/ProductDet...977-1234545631

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Old 05-30-2010, 07:08 AM   #1627
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Is this what you are looking for? I have one on my '07 525 EXC and on the newer frame '09 300 XC-W. Great for grabbing and dragging out of mud holes. Great for carrying stuff. Also really good for flips to protect the back of the bike and strengthen the sub frame so it does not bend.

https://www.enduroeng.com/ProductDet...977-1234545631

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Thanks Stu,

That one is certainly nice but not the one I was looking for. The one I am interested in looks like a thin sheet of steel... I think it might be made by Mecca... seems I may have seen it on some rally bikes.
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:09 PM   #1628
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Bike is jussssssssst about done. I think I'm ready for any kind of day trip and I'm researching luggage to complete the multi-state tourer. I'm undecided on the oil cooler, because I haven't figured out how much additional time it buys you on your oil. The tires I have now are michelin soft terrain tires and they're fine for what I deal with on a day to day basis around here.



I just added springs that match my weight yesterday and got out and lit it up a little this evening. Jeremy at www.mx-tech.com talked to me for about 10 minutes and figured out what I was trying to do. He sent me out one of those fancy progressive rear springs and straight rate front springs. He was even there for tech support on Saturday morning. Superb customer service!!!



I'm still using the stock valving and the stock damping settings right out of the owners manual. I can't believe how well behaved this puppy dog has become. I run about 210 without gear and the Wolfman tailbag on the back is carrying around 10lbs of tools and treats. The bike is much more composed without being harsh. It's a pleasure through the sand now, totally different behavior. I can't believe springs did what they did.


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Old 05-31-2010, 06:37 PM   #1629
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Anyone here tried multiple triple clamp offsets? I'd sure love a more confidence inspiring front end if possible. Having looked through opinions on the orange site i'd like to hear more here.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:10 PM   #1630
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22 mm offsets..........are the ticket. Gary has an explination on his site.


http://www.emigracing.com/
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:21 PM   #1631
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22 mm offsets..........are the ticket. Gary has an explination on his site.


http://www.emigracing.com/
Is stock 18mm?
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:52 PM   #1632
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:21 AM   #1633
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22 mm offsets..........are the ticket. Gary has an explination on his site.


http://www.emigracing.com/

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Is stock 18mm?

Stock is 20mm on the RFS.

When people do switch, I would say 90% of the feedbacks favors 18mm clamps, 5% likes lower (e.g. the 14mms used on a few 2 smoke SX models) and 5% likes the 22s.

The new generation frame is very different, but KTM and Berg both use more offset these days (22s stock?).
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:01 AM   #1634
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Hello orange lovers

I did a compression test on my old girl last night and the results where not good.
I've been told by a few different sources that it should be a round 115psi I managed to get 70psi out of it so i think I'm due a piston and rings and maybe some valves.

My bike is an 01 520 and I have been told that the 525 uses the same piston, Is that true?
Also where could I find a decent piston kit and gaskets that don't cost a fortune?

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Old 06-01-2010, 01:17 AM   #1635
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Hello orange lovers

I did a compression test on my old girl last night and the results where not good.
I've been told by a few different sources that it should be a round 115psi I managed to get 70psi out of it so i think I'm due a piston and rings and maybe some valves.

My bike is an 01 520 and I have been told that the 525 uses the same piston, Is that true?
Also where could I find a decent piston kit and gaskets that don't cost a fortune?

cheers

joe
That sucks Joe! I think I might be in for a top end sooner than I thought on my 60 hour 525. Should have checked behind the air filter before I handed over the money....

Do you have any idea what condition the Nikasil coating on the cylinder is in? If that's fekked as well you might actually be better off with a 540 kit, the one from Thumper Racing is reasonably priced.

Munn has the best prices for KTM stuff I have seen online (especially with the KTMtalk paying member discount: -25% off retail) but they don't like to ship internationally so you will have to get it forwarded. Maybe check Cyclehutt? Also, if you order from KTM-Versand.de in Germany you can deduct 19% VAT off the prices they show on the website, so maybe that's also interesting.
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