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Old 09-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #3541
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""Wait until you ride on revalved suspension ""

Would anyone care to share some thoughts on re-valving suspension-----??

I know that's a sacred and secret book---best left to the experts---but I'd welcome comments regarding my present setup which is way stiff for the moderate terrain that I ride ---and I don't ride hard because I'm kind of old---70's.

Here is where I am at Fork Spring 19 &15/16ths long ---1.7 OD and 1.26 Id .20 diameter wire and 31 coils (which I think is stock '08 530 EXC) ---as best I can tell on a bathroom scale three inches of compression yields 99 lbs.

Shim pac-----four large shims under the valve-(these are .003 thick and .944 OD)---followed by a smaller shim(.003 thick and .708 D) followed by a stack of ten identical to the first four. then comes two smaller .865 D shims and then a descending series of 7 shims working down to .371 OD. (all of these shims are .003 thick and I see no ID markings on them. Don't know how to identify them other than measuring their thickness and OD?

I'd welcome comment on how I could make the forks a little more plush-----right now they will rattle the fillings out of my teeth on washboard road . I don't ride the bike enough to justify sending them to a professional suspension tuner----but would still like to improve the suspension if I could do that myself. I'm 220 lbs in riding gear. The bike is an '08 with under 1500 miles.

Comments welcome. thank you-----
Also,doing about 55/65 mph down washboard will make most any suspension un-noticeable. Faster,smoother. Of course there are those darn corners to contend with.
Even my old 77 Datsun pickup used to smooth out at about 70 on a gnarly washboard section.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:37 AM   #3542
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Is there a preferred vendor for this product that ADV gets support from. I am looking at either Scotts or GPR as they seem to be the most popular out there and most supported.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:14 AM   #3543
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Is there a preferred vendor for this product that ADV gets support from. I am looking at either Scotts or GPR as they seem to be the most popular out there and most supported.

I got the GPR, its great ! AND it's orange.
Didn't realize how awesome it was until i accidentally turned it down while cleaning bike and figured it out REAL quick when i hit some rough stuff...........
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:16 AM   #3544
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Whats the best kickstand upgrade option for my 2011 530 exc?
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:57 AM   #3545
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Whats the best kickstand upgrade option for my 2011 530 exc?
ProMotoBillet Kick-It


A bit pricey though......
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:26 AM   #3546
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The Promoto Billet is worth may weight in gold.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:53 PM   #3547
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Is there a preferred vendor for this product that ADV gets support from. I am looking at either Scotts or GPR as they seem to be the most popular out there and most supported.
Scotts is a better product. Fastway's stabilizers use the same mounting pattern and also look like they have some pretty cool features, but I don't have any firsthand experience with them. As far as mounts go, read this.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:34 PM   #3548
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Scotts is a better product. Fastway's stabilizers use the same mounting pattern and also look like they have some pretty cool features, but I don't have any firsthand experience with them. As far as mounts go, read this.
I have a GPR here that came on my 530,even turned down all the way it is like steering with a flat front tire,the PO just rode it like that I think,he was pretty clueless. I dont know whats wrong with it,the damper has all of 20 hours on it. Ive got a Scott's here that will go on the 530.
I cant ride tight woods with any steering damper,they just make me hit trees at full chat.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:04 AM   #3549
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ProMotoBillet Kick-It


A bit pricey though......
I recently got a 2010 530 EXC with both dirt and supermoto rims. PO used it mostly for supermoto and had hacked the kickstand short. Leans dangerously with dirt wheels on. Anyone know of an adjustable kickstand? Thanks.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:10 AM   #3550
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I recently got a 2010 530 EXC with both dirt and supermoto rims. PO used it mostly for supermoto and had hacked the kickstand short. Leans dangerously with dirt wheels on. Anyone know of an adjustable kickstand? Thanks.
Weld a nut and use a threaded bolt.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:02 PM   #3551
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ProMotoBillet Kick-It


A bit pricey though......
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The Promoto Billet is worth may weight in gold.
I have both there Steering stab and also there kick stand .
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:12 PM   #3552
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I recently got a 2010 530 EXC with both dirt and supermoto rims. PO used it mostly for supermoto and had hacked the kickstand short. Leans dangerously with dirt wheels on. Anyone know of an adjustable kickstand? Thanks.
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Weld a nut and use a threaded bolt.

When I lost the plastic foot, I tapped the side stand and used a bolt which allows me to adjust it. I even welded and shaped a foot for it. It's not as pretty as a PMB stand, but it's been on there for 100 hours and is better than the too short stock one as well.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:42 PM   #3553
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I would get those rear blinkers replaced with flush mounted ones and save the rear ones as replacements for the fronts.
This turned out to be really great advice......
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:40 PM   #3554
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This turned out to be really great advice......
Dang,why didnt I do that? The first hard bump I hit on the 530 sucked the license plate/taillight/turn signals into the tire and blew them all over the road.
I was a little surprized it did it that quick.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:52 PM   #3555
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Dang,why didnt I do that? The first hard bump I hit on the 530 sucked the license plate/taillight/turn signals into the tire and blew them all over the road.
I was a little surprized it did it that quick.
Yeah, a lot of guys had this problem.
the best solution I'm aware of is this: http://www.ktm-parts.com/78014040044.html

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