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Old 06-10-2008, 09:14 AM   #31
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It works with the fan and the kick start. It is also no wider than stock, and actually fits better than my stock tank. Here is a pic of the width.

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Old 06-25-2008, 07:05 AM   #32
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80.2 hours and the valves have not moved one bit!

The one weak point of RFS motors for me was the intake valves. I never made it 20 hours without making at least a minor adjustment, and a set I pulled out at about 120 hours were mushroomed so badly you could have shaved with them.

Clearly, the XC4 has beaten that issue.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:14 AM   #33
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That is really good news. The berg has preformed similar to the 530 when it comes to valve adjustments.
In my mind valve adjustment alone is reason enough to upgrade.

I will be looking forward to more feed back on this bike.

And only 80.2 hours. Slacker.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:30 PM   #34
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I appreciate all of your input Ned,I am new to off-roading with an 08 530 excr.I went whole hog on this purchase,with a KTM.Coming off of street bikes.I am slowly but carefully morphing this bike into a wake up mode.I would like to know what you suggest for jetting?Thnx
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:22 AM   #35
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Question Ktm 530 EXCR

Dear Ned,
I've enjoyed reading your thread re: KTM530EXCR upgrades and farkles. I just purchased one and am in the process of prepping in for the Chabochis meet in October (which is a total blast).
My questions are 1) exactly which Akropovic can did you fit and is it USFS approved? 2) I fitted the same hardparts tank and I'm getting 50 mpg plus; the problem is that when the level gets down to the last gallon or so the fuel flow is interrupted even after I switch the petcock to reserve. Have you had this happen?

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Old 09-08-2008, 03:18 PM   #36
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:30 PM   #37
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I appreciate all of your input Ned,I am new to off-roading with an 08 530 excr.I went whole hog on this purchase,with a KTM.Coming off of street bikes.I am slowly but carefully morphing this bike into a wake up mode.I would like to know what you suggest for jetting?Thnx
We need to know where you're at to suggest Jetting.

Try KTMtalk.com for jetting specs.
Also, most just order up the JDjetting.com kit and go by his specs.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:34 PM   #38
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Dear Ned,
the problem is that when the level gets down to the last gallon or so the fuel flow is interrupted even after I switch the petcock to reserve. Have you had this happen?

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Do a wheelie, it'll get over there.




Or, just lean the bike over to the left.
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:50 AM   #39
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I would like to know what you suggest for jetting?
Mine ran great stock, so I never changed it (it's whatever is in the owners manual). The new KTM's have a leak jet installed in the bowl, which I think is key to helping the response.

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My questions are 1) exactly which Akropovic can did you fit and is it USFS approved? 2) I fitted the same hardparts tank and I'm getting 50 mpg plus; the problem is that when the level gets down to the last gallon or so the fuel flow is interrupted even after I switch the petcock to reserve. Have you had this happen?
1) SXS-08.530.512, and yes it is spark arrested (not in the garage so can't go look for the stamp, but every ranger around here does a rod test which this will pass).

2) No, mine's been fine. I'd suggest pulling the petcock out and blowing it out with some air/ carb cleaner in the event something is lodged in it or the screen is partly obstructed.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:56 PM   #40
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My new 2008 450EXC-R came with the free KTM ready to Race kit which has a skid plate, racing exhaust, tires, charger and more... http://www.ktm.com/fileadmin/systemd...ngpromo_01.pdf
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:11 PM   #41
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It's funny this thread should resurface right now.

A giant stork visited my garage earlier in the week and left something behind:



I'll do a build thread soon... probably right here.

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Old 03-13-2009, 09:18 PM   #42
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Ned,

One of my buddies just bought a 530, and I'm stuck on that craggy old 540 clunker for now...

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Old 03-13-2009, 09:22 PM   #43
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:45 PM   #44
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One of my buddies just bought a 530, and I'm stuck on that craggy old 540 clunker for now...
That's no clunker and you know it. Mike and I talked about that bike for weeks.

That said, the new chassis is awesome, the 09 suspension is excellent out of the box, and for some reason, the 09 seems to run stronger than my 08 did (sorry Hair!).
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:05 AM   #45
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Giant stork's been busy then!

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It's funny this thread should resurface right now.

A giant stork visited my garage earlier in the week and left something behind:



I'll do a build thread soon... probably right here.

The giant stork stopped round my place too this week . Busy bird getting across to Western Australia so quickly.
[IMG][/IMG]

...and my build thread has already started in the Kiwi Forum here
Have fun!
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