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Old 10-08-2013, 01:33 PM   #4951
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Has anyone seen a seized 530 on the trail?

Sorry, if I mislead you...inspite of the oil loss issues, there are very few experiences of a seized 530 on the trail. My question was inspired by a previous poster who said he was 20 minutes from seizing.

I have had less than 200ml come out of the motor after a 19 hour rally and it still ran great. An old legendary rider who now runs an 09 530 remarked to me before I tore it down, " They need very little oil. I'd leave it alone if ain't broke".

But I was highly motivated to stop the oil loss...put in new rings...but the rest of the motor was in great shape.

So, I guess I was wondering how little oil is in a motor when it seizes? Post up if it happens/happened to you.
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:37 PM   #4952
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dualin

Same thing here I've had my 09 for a couple months and after fussing about the sight glass every time I stop, now I just check it at the end of the day.. It seems to use about 1/2 cc per mile of fairly hard, high speed, high rpm, deep sand riding, and now I just add 30 to 60 cc at the end of those hard days and just ride it... I figure it will either run or blow up...

I'm not sure it that's too much oil consumption or about right, being used to Japanese bikes that never used any it seems like a lot especially with such a small amount in the engine, but again those Japanese bike always had half the comparable power of these orange ones...

way to much internet worrying out there run the bitch....LOL
Same here on the jap bikes. I have had 2 DRZ;s and 2 KLX"s. Checking the oil on those bikes became pointless. They never seemed to use any oil between changes. Guess I just need to stop treating it like one of those bikes and take it for what it is.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:08 PM   #4953
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Sorry, if I mislead you...inspite of the oil loss issues, there are very few experiences of a seized 530 on the trail. My question was inspired by a previous poster who said he was 20 minutes from seizing.

I have had less than 200ml come out of the motor after a 19 hour rally and it still ran great. An old legendary rider who now runs an 09 530 remarked to me before I tore it down, " They need very little oil. I'd leave it alone if ain't broke".

But I was highly motivated to stop the oil loss...put in new rings...but the rest of the motor was in great shape.

So, I guess I was wondering how little oil is in a motor when it seizes? Post up if it happens/happened to you.
"They need very little oil"

That's comforting to know.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:03 PM   #4954
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Hello! Long time lurker, first time poster.

I just purchased my dad's 2010 KTM530 xcw six days that is titled here in Florida.

I was looking for a rear handle for the bike but can only seem to find ones for 2011 and up. Would this work on my bike or is the frame/exhaust bolt set-up different for the 2011?

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-rear-gra...es-78112917000

Thanks!

And this bike rips with the 13-50 stock gearing.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:53 PM   #4955
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...And this bike rips with the 13-50 stock gearing.
That ain't stock gearing 15:45 is I like 14:50 man does it fly


***edit*** maybe the XCW comes that way
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:21 PM   #4956
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KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

Six days models come 15 52 I think, or at least my 450 did.. Deep... I'm rocking 14/50 right now and loving it...

Re oil burning if it helps new piston pretty much eliminated all oil consumption... 2011s shouldn't transfer oil and therefore shouldn't burn either other than via the piston.. 50cc is nothing though at all


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Old 10-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #4957
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I made my own strap with a piece of rock climbing webbing and using the two bolts to the rear subframe. Very easy and cheAp...


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Old 10-09-2013, 04:30 AM   #4958
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Hello! Long time lurker, first time poster.

I just purchased my dad's 2010 KTM530 xcw six days that is titled here in Florida.

I was looking for a rear handle for the bike but can only seem to find ones for 2011 and up. Would this work on my bike or is the frame/exhaust bolt set-up different for the 2011?

http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-rear-gra...es-78112917000

Thanks!

And this bike rips with the 13-50 stock gearing.
I bought the same handle for my bike thinking it would work but it didn't. The bolts that come with it aren't long enough so it hits the fender.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:45 AM   #4959
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I bought the same handle for my bike thinking it would work but it didn't. The bolts that come with it aren't long enough so it hits the fender.
Dang. So the spacers and bolts are not long enough? I was about to take the plunge and see if it worked. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:46 AM   #4960
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I made my own strap with a piece of rock climbing webbing and using the two bolts to the rear subframe. Very easy and cheAp...


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Great idea! Have a picture?

And I just confirmed with my dad that he never changed the gearing. First is way to low for the street! Does make for a wheelie machine though. I plan on getting a set of custom 17in wheels from RAD and have been debating on a sprocket/brake set-up for it.

Im thinking of just getting another oem 50tooth for the new rear and switching the CS to a 14t. Then getting another set of oem front and rear brake rotors to keep it simple? Maybe? That front is pretty small. Any advantages of a floating rotor?

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Old 10-09-2013, 12:11 PM   #4961
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no great photos but here it is. I used slightly longer bolts into the rear fender and some washers. I cut this webbing (in this case an NRS strap) and then use a match to burn the ends. Works great, done it on a few bikes now..





you can see all pics here...
http://andreshoumatoff.smugmug.com/M...-XC-W-Six-Days
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:26 PM   #4962
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I bought these Cree lights last spring for a 4am start time rally and they have worked very well. I haven't compared them to much but it certainly was a 300% upgraded over the halogen TT light alone. I could not out run the beam in the woods or on the road at 100km/h. They are mounted to the handguard mount. They are wired so that the 4" halogen is the low beam and all 4 bulbs come on on high beam. They have remained waterproof and have not bothered me one bit while riding single track trail riding or enduro competition. The price seems had to beat on ebay and are available in flood beam too but my TT light handles that function
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I am very interested in getting this set-up for my bike. There are few different variations. Are they all pretty much the same 20W vs 10W? What is the wiring like for them?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331034652892...84.m1438.l2649

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tchlink:top:en

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380630579268...84.m1438.l2648

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380732543120...84.m1438.l2649
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:01 PM   #4963
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All I did was installed a rear tugger strap (KTM branded I think). Didin't really have to put much thought into it. Just bolted on.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:25 PM   #4964
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Any suggestions for the sprocket/brake set-up for the 17in sm wheels?

Im either going to stick with the 13t CS, swap the current 50t to the new rear wheel and get another 50 or 52 for the dirt set-up. Or put a 14t up front. I will probably just leave the 13t and see how that does with the 50t on the sm wheels.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:27 PM   #4965
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That sounds too low geared. Might be winding out at 50mph
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