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Old 06-11-2013, 09:16 PM   #4411
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Ktmtalk, there is a basically new 450 engine $1800
Someone is parting out their bike or what?

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Old 06-12-2013, 01:53 PM   #4412
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Yo,
What air pressure are you guys running for loose, rocky dry conditions?

Standard DOT knobbies, heavy duty tubes.

I'm a heavy guy....so I tend to run higher pressures to protect the wheels and prevent pinch flats......but I'm bouncing off everything and spinning everywhere.

Curious what you guys are running. I think I'm going to try a set of D606's
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:40 PM   #4413
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Long overdue ... thank you!

First post hope I get it right! I've been lurking for the past 2 years!! A huge thank is long overdue to all who contribute to this thread! The information, knowledge and enthusiasm is amazing and has made it so easy for me to get a truly well sorted light weight adventure bike that also does enduro. Much appreciated!

I bought my 2011 530 EXC new in Australia so no desmog was needed the key mods are:
- 14/50 sprockets (once they wear out I'll get the Dirttricks Ironman ones)
- Dirttricks cam chain tensioner
- Trail Tech stator
- auxiliary fan kit and water pump impeller upgrade
- 15L Safari tank
- upgraded rear spring
- Sicass rear flush mount indicators
- Scott's damper
- Corbin seat
- Akrapovic pipe (it was a promo item when I bought the bike so no cost)
- PMB rack
- Doubletake Mirrors (on order)



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Old 06-12-2013, 02:44 PM   #4414
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I tend to run 12 - 15 front and rear for anything, mud, rocks, dry, wet. What is heavy? More than the bike? Im about 180, 200-210 with gear. Never had a flat.

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Old 06-12-2013, 02:52 PM   #4415
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I tend to run 12 - 15 front and rear for anything, mud, rocks, dry, wet. What is heavy? More than the bike? Im about 180, 200-210 with gear. Never had a flat.

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Lol...yeah man...I'm at least 50lbs heavier than the bike!

But from my mountain biking experience I am "light on my wheels"....

That's really low pressure! Wow....I'm closer to 32psi front and 34psi rear...... No wonder I'm bouncing off everything!
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:30 PM   #4416
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Try 20 or so, not more than 24. I ran 18 in my dr650 and its about 100lbs heavier than the ktm. Seemed to work good for it.

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Old 06-12-2013, 06:05 PM   #4417
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Yo,
What air pressure are you guys running for loose, rocky dry conditions?

Standard DOT knobbies, heavy duty tubes.

I'm a heavy guy....so I tend to run higher pressures to protect the wheels and prevent pinch flats......but I'm bouncing off everything and spinning everywhere.

Curious what you guys are running. I think I'm going to try a set of D606's
12-15 here too... until recently. I'm now running bib-mousses.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:01 PM   #4418
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12-15 here too... until recently. I'm now running bib-mousses.
I saw a pic of one your mousses. Was that spot caused by heat? I can't imagine you wasting any time slabbing when it looks like you have some stellar riding seemingly in your backyard.

My work schedule has changed for the worst this summer, so the only rinding I'm going to be doing this summer is 130+km/h. Poor bike. I have a rigorous winter ice racing schedule planned for it as well. All WOT.

Got the other bikes out for some WFOT as well. My purdy lil' wife lacks the confidence on such a scary machine.



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Old 06-12-2013, 08:06 PM   #4419
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The one spot on the mousse was more likely caused by a pinch. I ride a little slab, but not much, and not at high speeds or temps that would cause a problem; at least not to date. If I'd had an old mousse, I would have cut that section out and piece a good segment in. So far so good, though! I really like how they feel in rough rocky stuff; you can just charge stuff without worry, and without deflection. Of course, that's probably how I got the pinch tear.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:11 PM   #4420
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I love the bikes, BTW!
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:27 PM   #4421
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I love the bikes, BTW!
Speed and fear are relative to equipment. These things only do 25 mph, but with square profiled tires and bolted together sheet metal frames, trust me, when ridden to the max (like only an idiot would do), they can be quite exciting. The head tube is the only welded component. My own Solex is the parts bike for these two that belong to a good friend, but I have a '69 PC50, and it's fun, but waaay too refined. It has suspension and brakes, and is a bit faster than the frenchies.

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:35 AM   #4422
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Lol...yeah man...I'm at least 50lbs heavier than the bike!

But from my mountain biking experience I am "light on my wheels"....

That's really low pressure! Wow....I'm closer to 32psi front and 34psi rear...... No wonder I'm bouncing off everything!
32/34psi............

I tried a little over 20 ft and rear in my DR650 once due to rocks and weight of bike. I had to stop and let some air out,there's no way to steer a bike in dirt/rocks with high air pressure.

Just a few lbs makes a difference,around 17 was ridable.

I run 5 psi with the Tubliss rear trials tire on my 200XCW for local singletrack,it will climb anything I point it at with near 0 wheelspin and goes through rocks straight as can be.

It routinely goes by other guys with knobby tires who havent tried the Trials tire yet. But,Knobs are great for some stuff,Trials tire great for others.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:36 AM   #4423
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Speed and fear are relative to equipment. These things only do 25 mph, but with square profiled tires and bolted together sheet metal frames, trust me, when ridden to the max (like only an idiot would do), they can be quite exciting. The head tube is the only welded component. My own Solex is the parts bike for these two that belong to a good friend, but I have a '69 PC50, and it's fun, but waaay too refined. It has suspension and brakes, and is a bit faster than the frenchies.

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Old 06-13-2013, 11:57 AM   #4424
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Got 4 left from my first order

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Old 06-15-2013, 06:38 PM   #4425
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Lol...yeah man...I'm at least 50lbs heavier than the bike!

But from my mountain biking experience I am "light on my wheels"....

That's really low pressure! Wow....I'm closer to 32psi front and 34psi rear...... No wonder I'm bouncing off everything!
Oh my God. I run 14 front, 12 to 14 rear with knobbies. One rim lock front, two on the rear. Never had a pinch flat that way. Now I'm running my first MT 43 rear. With it I'm running a extra heavy tube, and 8 psi on road and off. Crazy traction.
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