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Old 11-02-2012, 11:02 AM   #3631
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just picked my new beast
2011 530 EXC with 133 hours/cca.4000km on clock

can't wait tomorrow to give it first blast


pics are coming shortly
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:29 AM   #3632
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just picked my new beast
2011 530 EXC with 133 hours/cca.4000km on clock

can't wait tomorrow to give it first blast


pics are coming shorty
After coming off a 640A, you are going to love it! Not to say the 640 isn't great, as I had one prior to the 525 and 530, but its going to open up a whole new world of possibilities.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:47 AM   #3633
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just after arriving (yes my car is orange also and yes I'm obsessed with orange colour )

i'm loving this clocks


next to my beloved 640A. (need to clean that mess in garage )
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:27 PM   #3634
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just picked my new beast
2011 530 EXC with 133 hours/cca.4000km on clock

can't wait tomorrow to give it first blast


pics are coming shorty
They are indeed a blast! Ive only put 500 miles on mine but its a smooth running wheelieing sliding machine. Have fun!
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:18 PM   #3635
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so I'm back from my first ride
what can I say... unfreakingbelievable!!!!
it's like riding the mountain bike with endless power
I dropped the EXC endless time today in any kind of terrain and conditions and it just continued to work (even on asphalt)
need to make some adjustments to ride more confident: suspension, handlebar height, change tires on Metzeler 6 days extreme
need to fix next: bent handlebars and subframe
here is one of clips, the funnies one from today
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:45 PM   #3636
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Wow, nice throw!!!
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:38 PM   #3637
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Hunh. I've read this entire thread since getting my 450 but didn't remeber seeing much about them. Guess I'll go back and read it again.
It's a bit unclear how much benefit the cooler gives. On balance, I personally think it probably helps (I don't have one, but my riding buddy Flanny does). Ned ran the more expensive (and probably better) CPW Australian version on his Dakar bike.

For most of us it likely doesn't make much difference. If you do long, unsupported rides with >1k kms between oil changes, it's likely decent insurance and extra oil capacity.

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Old 11-04-2012, 09:39 AM   #3638
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Thanks Doc. I'm in the middle of an identity crisis for this bike. Part of me wants to keep the bike as is and keep doing shorter day rides. The other part wants to get an oil cooler and the Rally Moto kit and make it a lightweight adventure bike. Decisions decisions.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:22 AM   #3639
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Don't think you really need to choose one or the other. Nice thing about that Rally Moto Kit is that it's so light and simple, shouldn't make it any less capable as a trailbike. As far as oil coolers and all that stuff, am approaching 10,000 miles on my 450. Almost all on-road. Change the oil every 1000 miles and check the valves regularly, but have never had to adjust them. Robo-Boogie put something like 350hrs on like last EXC and he was especially hard on it. Never had a single prollem with it though. Have not reason to think these bikes are any less reliable than our old XR's. Just put gas in it and ride.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:00 AM   #3640
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Thanks Doc. I'm in the middle of an identity crisis for this bike. Part of me wants to keep the bike as is and keep doing shorter day rides. The other part wants to get an oil cooler and the Rally Moto kit and make it a lightweight adventure bike. Decisions decisions.


That's the problem I'm having. I want to take the Rally Moto Kit off and put the smaller tank on, gear it down, etc., for some technical riding, but it's so damn fun set up as a "Rally" bike, that I'm hesitant to do it. Not because it isn't capable with the Rally kit on, but I just don't want to smash the fairing or something when I loop it out attempting a big ledge.

I may have to buy a second 530.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:57 AM   #3641
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Well it looks like that kit will also work with the 3.4 gallon tank, which is narrower than the stock shrouds, and Chris has been hinting that we might see a quick-release subframe / front fairing support. Think that's about all it would take, right?
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:57 AM   #3642
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That's the problem I'm having. I want to take the Rally Moto Kit off and put the smaller tank on, gear it down, etc., for some technical riding, but it's so damn fun set up as a "Rally" bike, that I'm hesitant to do it. Not because it isn't capable with the Rally kit on, but I just don't want to smash the fairing or something when I loop it out attempting a big ledge.

I may have to buy a second 530.
Maybe that's the solution then, a second bike!
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:58 AM   #3643
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Well it looks like that kit will also work with the 3.4 gallon tank, which is narrower than the stock shrouds, and Chris has been hinting that we might see a quick-release subframe / front fairing support. Think that's about all it would take, right?
That it works on the smaller tank is what started all this nonsense rolling around in my head.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:13 PM   #3644
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So the first photo here is of my dash. And I'm just curious but is that 2487 hrs or 248.7 hrs?
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Now for pictures of my buddy pegs, I used my Liquid Image goggles for pictures:
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Also, if anyone is ever in the mood to trade their 530 for a 450 please PM me!!!
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:19 PM   #3645
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Problems installing DT timing chain tensioner

I can't get the Dirt Tricks Timing chain tensioner to slide fully into the engine housing and I am thinking that the 'ridge' on the tensioner is holding me out. The OEM does not have this ridge. I am sure the piston is fully retracted and is not extended. .
I have a very early '08 530 EXCR and I understood that I did not have to take off the head cover and 'slack' the chain before installation?
What am I doing wrong?
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