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Old 01-30-2014, 08:05 AM   #5566
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Wow. I actually laughed out loud. As soon as I saw your hand guard I pictured my dogs cone. The one they put on him at the vet. Lots of protection there for sure!! Anyways thanks for the answer on gearing. I tried the calculator and the gearing should be fine for me. I will still try the 14-51 combo to see if I like it better or not. Pretty cheap and easy to try it. If top speed is 184 km/h the 13-51 looks like it would drop me down to 140 km/h. With the stuff the bike will see 110-120km/h will be as fast as I need it to go. Unless someone on their yz450 needs their ass handed to them lol.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:18 AM   #5567
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Cool. A butt-Dino is what they are called on the Veter forums. :-) Motown, an engineer over on the trials forum calls this "machine awareness." Enjoy!
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:31 PM   #5568
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That reminds me. I need to buy a couple sets of heated grips. One for the 530 and the other for the can am.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:00 AM   #5569
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21.5 liter KTM tank install question. I'm adding the tank to a 2010 530 XC-W and was wondering how others are mounting the rubber tank rollers that the instructions show attaching to the radiators. Do they mount to the tabs for the stock tank shrouds (which would leave the rollers rotated 90) or maybe the lower tab for the stock radiator guard?
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:39 PM   #5570
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stingraysktm, assuming that you have the KTM branded or the Acerbis tank, the tank rollers (pucks) as far as I know don't attach to the radiator. The package, I'm guessing, came with 2 rollers and two machined screws. The stock rollers will have to be removed and replaced with the new ones. The roller on the left side uses a spacer that want allow the tank to fully seat. The roller that came in your package along with the shorter screw pulls the roller in just a little closer to the frame. The roller on the right side may fit with the stock roller but I replaced it with the one provided. The tank should fall into place after you change the rollers.

I hope this is what you where asking about, if not maybe someone else will come to your aid.
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:54 PM   #5571
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Hodakaguy, the fuel lines you used on the Acerbis 6.3 tank and the air fitting, was it 1/4 " line or 5/16th?

Also, where did you find the heat shield material used over your fuel line?

I went shopping today and struggled a bit

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Not Hodakaguy, but I used 1/4" Motion Pro fuel line. Fit was "slightly" tight but a dab of grease and it slid right on.
Checked at all of the big Automotive stores for the T-fitting to no avail. Went to a industrial bearing store, low and behold the guy had a bin full of them. Looks just like the one in Hodakaguys pic and was only $3.19.
None of the Auto stores stocked the heat shield but it is available on line at AutoZone.
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:01 PM   #5572
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Can someone post the photo of the 21.5L tank? I don't recall there being a 5.5 gallon tank for the 08-11 unless I somehow missed this?

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Old 01-31-2014, 04:16 PM   #5573
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Not sure if this is what your talking about but.....

On the large desert tank the two rubber bumpers attach to the back of the lower radiator tab and the tank rests on the rubber bumpers once installed.

Here's a couple pics of how they mount up.

Rubber bumpers mounted to lower tab, facing backwards.






The bumpers rest on the tank here (black arrow)




And mounted up.




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Old 01-31-2014, 04:17 PM   #5574
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Not Hodakaguy, but I used 1/4" Motion Pro fuel line. Fit was "slightly" tight but a dab of grease and it slid right on.
Checked at all of the big Automotive stores for the T-fitting to no avail. Went to a industrial bearing store, low and behold the guy had a bin full of them. Looks just like the one in Hodakaguys pic and was only $3.19.
None of the Auto stores stocked the heat shield but it is available on line at AutoZone.
Same setup I'm running

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Old 01-31-2014, 04:23 PM   #5575
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Can someone post the photo of the 21.5L tank? I don't recall there being a 5.5 gallon tank for the 08-11 unless I somehow missed this?

thanks, a
I believe the KTM Hard parts tank was listed as a 21L tank (Link here: CLICK HERE) where the Acerbis version is listed at a 23L tank, even though Acerbis makes the hard parts tank for KTM.

I've owned both and prefer the KTM tank just because I like the 1/4 turn stock cap
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:32 PM   #5576
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Dualindalton, thanks for the reply. It is a KTM tank but of course made by Acerbis. The tank slid right on with the stock frame sliders so didn't really see an issue there. The directions do show sliders going on the radiators too and there are indentions in the molding of the tank in that same area.



Here's a pic of the 21.5 L tank.



It will probably be okay leaving it like it is, just wanted to see if others had came across this issue and what they did.
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:38 PM   #5577
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Hodakaguy, that will work for me! Thanks.

Also the stock gas cap is tight as hell. Does it loosen up overtime?
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:41 PM   #5578
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Not sure if this is what your talking about but.....

On the large desert tank the two rubber bumpers attach to the back of the lower radiator tab and the tank rests on the rubber bumpers once installed.

Here's a couple pics of how they mount up.

Rubber bumpers mounted to lower tab, facing backwards.






The bumpers rest on the tank here (black arrow)




And mounted up.




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Guess I could have stirred stingraysktm wrong. Thanks for the clarification.
I did replace the stock pucks with the ones provided. The tank just wouldn't line up with the stock ones. Thought for a while that wiring on both sides were the culprit but after some re-reouting and zip tying the tank still didn't want to seat properly. Changed out the pucks and it fell into place.
I will have to pull it off tomorrow and reevaluate my procedure.
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:54 PM   #5579
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Dualindalton, thanks for the reply. It is a KTM tank but of course made by Acerbis. The tank slid right on with the stock frame sliders so didn't really see an issue there. The directions do show sliders going on the radiators too and there are indentions in the molding of the tank in that same area.



Here's a pic of the 21.5 L tank.



It will probably be okay leaving it like it is, just wanted to see if others had came across this issue and what they did.
Yep sorry about the confusion on my part. My bad. Now just got to find out what is keeping my tank from going on. Oh well, just glad it finally warmed up enough to be in the garage taking on some past due projects.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:02 PM   #5580
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Yep sorry about the confusion on my part. My bad. Now just got to find out what is keeping my tank from going on. Oh well, just glad it finally warmed up enough to be in the garage taking on some past due projects.
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Usual culprits are the cables that run above the rubber bumpers sticking out each side of the frame that the tank sits on. The cables can pop out and get pinched between the tank and the bumpers.

Even when those are clear the bumpers sometimes want to hang up on the tank, with a little patients you can work the tank back and forth and get them to seat down on the bumpers.

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