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Old 03-29-2012, 12:32 PM   #2986
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:57 PM   #2987
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I should have been put up on charges the way I smacked the sh$% out of that seat! Rubber mallet and all. Even a dead blow hammer!

I just can't understand why it won't go back on. I pulled the motor from my 2006 KTM 950 Adventure, and re-installed it, but I can't get my 530 seat on????????????

My other seat is in so I will try and put that back on.....Its been on and off before so this one will go back to collecting dust.

Awesome video!
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:51 PM   #2988
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I was having a similar experience with my seat after putting on a clockworks tank. I ended up gently tapping on the stud that the tank attaches to with a hammer. That bent it slightly forward and now the seat goes on with ease.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:54 PM   #2989
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I was having a similar experience with my seat after putting on a clockworks tank. I ended up gently tapping on the stud that the tank attaches to with a hammer. That bent it slightly forward and now the seat goes on with ease.
x2. Make sure you do this with the tank bolt installed so you don't oval the inner hole.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:42 AM   #2990
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I just can't understand why it won't go back on.
..Awesome video!
There is a thread or two at KTMtalk about the clockwork tank/seat issue. They did re-design their tank after realizing there were issues...I had a new tank sent for free when I discovered the problem...Clockwork has good customer service.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:35 AM   #2991
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I doubt this is the issue... but I've seen people struggle with their seat when the throttle cables were fouling the tank mount.

What about using a heat gun and gently angling the seat mount on the tank forward just a tick?

Good ride on the 500 yesterday, review will be forthcoming here...
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:36 AM   #2992
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I have a brand new Clockworks tank inbound from Clockworks in the next week. It will be interesting to see how it fits caompared to the notes read here. I will definately update.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:45 PM   #2993
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Grip Heater choice

I find myself finally wanting to install grip heaters on my 530. I see that there is a couple of ways to wire them or more correctly they are made two different ways.

1) single power wire to the heaters(left and right) with 2 12V leads to the switch with one of these having a resistor inline.

2) 2 separate elements in the heaters for high and low, each section having its own power lead from the switch

Pros and cons of each type please?
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:51 PM   #2994
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OK you guys really get technical on this thread but I have an easy one for you. I CANT GET MY SEAT ON. I have tried so many times its embarassing. I have not had it on since I put on the Clock Works 3.4 gallon tank. The EE seat goes on no problem. Are there any mods for the stocker with this tank? I get the front on and cannot get the seat far enough forward to line up the rear hole with the bolt coming through the fender. I even tried hitting it with a rubber mallet and it won't go far enough forward.

Any suggestions?

Your not the only one, every time I retrieved my bike from the dealer, the 1 or 2 times I had them work on it, the front hook on the seat was not hooked under the tank bolt. Too much trouble even for them. I have the EE standard seat and it goes on with some persuasion but the stock seat is a bear. The cover has a tear in it so I don't use it much.
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:49 PM   #2995
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Strange day

Picked up my EE seat that had a new seat concepts foam and cover put on. Fit it back on the bike with one good wack of my hand. Went right on. Oh well not an issue any more.

Thanks for all the help.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:52 PM   #2996
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Good ride on the 500 yesterday, review will be forthcoming here...
Looking forward to it! Certainly on my radar...
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:08 PM   #2997
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:01 PM   #2998
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listen pal check out my post count...I pretty much only post here offering tips on the KTM 530...ned not too much...but I'd save a lot time if I stoped???

I know ned picked up a 500 and a half dozen other bikes since I bought mine...ned can you buy a kx450 and mod it sweet for woods and post a comparo right here even though most of us will be unlikely buy it...

I could care less that ned started this thread, everyone who post helpful comment here, has a right to have this thread clear of fluff...ned has moved on, but this is still the 530 thread, if I'm incorrect this will be my last post, I'm not here for ned fan club, never met the guy
Jeez Dutch, simmer down...
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:01 PM   #2999
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Thumb Happy with my 530!!

Went for a short ride last weekend when we had a couple of sunny days and the bike felt really good. Seemed to handle better, pretty neutral, engine ran good too. It just felt different. So recently I have put new tires on(Michelin AC10s), a new handlebar(Easton 1 1/8 CR High bend), and did a minor adjustment on the idle mixture. Could be the tires or the bar bend.
Could be I just like NOT having numb fingers when riding. J
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:25 AM   #3000
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has a right to have this thread clear of fluff...ned has moved on
Because ADV is a time-saving place where any inefficiency is punished!

Ned hasn't moved on, Ned still owns and loves the XC4, and Ned has no intent of buying a KX and setting it up for what we do with our XC4s because it wouldn't be the right tool for that job. The 500, on the other hand, might be (or might not, I know I was wondering and I know others are too).

That was making a mountain out of a molehill, guess I better put some effort into the review if it's going to be worth all this kerfluffle.
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