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Old 01-31-2014, 05:10 PM   #5581
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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?
Ive heard that the cap tension can be varied by adjusting screws on the underside of the cap,Hodaka guy probably has a handle on this,
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:15 PM   #5582
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Ive heard that the cap tension can be varied by adjusting screws on the underside of the cap,Hodaka guy probably has a handle on this,
I've never adjusted one, I'll have to check that out.

On my desert tank mine was really tight when it was new, I smeared just a dab of dielectric grease on the rubber seal and the cap worked nice and smooth after that.

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Old 01-31-2014, 05:38 PM   #5583
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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.
Nice EXC.
No worries! I had issues with the throttle cables getting in the way of the tank seating properly. Once I moved them out of the way the tank fit great. Now I just need a little dielectric grease for the cap and I'll be good to go!
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Old 02-01-2014, 03:40 PM   #5584
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you run that tire here yet?... how's it work in the sand?.... you run tubliss w/it?...
Haven't mounted the Michelin desert race tire yet, it'll be on the front and a trials on the rear when I take the bike to the Southwest in April. Week post up. Here I've been running knobbies


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Old 02-01-2014, 10:44 PM   #5585
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After reading so much about the Pirelli MT43 I had to give it a try and so far I'm mighty impressed. I feel it mates perfectly to the character of the 530.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:38 PM   #5586
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What filter skins you all use, and can you paste a link to purchase them? I want to pick some up before I haul my bike out west thanks
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:33 PM   #5587
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Question Re-springing...How am I doin'?

Springin' up...
Rider 177+ without gear

The KTM spring chart ( http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/...EE-Springs.pdf ) calls for
44front/76rear for 180-199 lbs
46/80 for 200-209 lbs

I have some 46 Racetech springs coming for the forks
and a 7.8 rear spring coming as well.

The bike has a GPR V4 setup, Flexx bars, mirrors, a GPS and sometimes a fender bag front and rear with tools/tubes etc.
Also has a 3.2 Clockwork gastank.

I figure roughly I'm looking at no more than 25lbs of gear, plus me, at any given time.
I'm thinking these should be fairly well balanced.

What do you think?
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:17 PM   #5588
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kill switch

http://www.ktm-parts.com/OEMFINDER.h...7e31%7c%7e0007 part #5

Does anyone know if I can take a XCW kill switch like in the above post and use it to replace the stock EXC kill button? Looking for a little more room on the bars. I hope it would be plug and play.
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:07 PM   #5589
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http://www.ktm-parts.com/OEMFINDER.h...7e31%7c%7e0007 part #5



Does anyone know if I can take a XCW kill switch like in the above post and use it to replace the stock EXC kill button? Looking for a little more room on the bars. I hope it would be plug and play.

I did wo of my bikes like this. It is a highway dirt bikes part and switches. Start button and kill switch right next to each other.


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Old 02-03-2014, 11:14 PM   #5590
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Paul's stuff is on point. Even my (sometimes picky) mechanic was impressed with everything HDB offered. They have a customer for life...
I will have to say I'm very jealous.
been looking at getting the HDB set up for my 520 for about year. It just looks clean and sano. Evrytime I think I'm close to being done with adding farkle to the old girl I see more awsome products Haha
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:18 AM   #5591
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Springin' up...
Rider 177+ without gear

The KTM spring chart ( http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/...EE-Springs.pdf ) calls for
44front/76rear for 180-199 lbs
46/80 for 200-209 lbs

I have some 46 Racetech springs coming for the forks
and a 7.8 rear spring coming as well.

The bike has a GPR V4 setup, Flexx bars, mirrors, a GPS and sometimes a fender bag front and rear with tools/tubes etc.
Also has a 3.2 Clockwork gastank.

I figure roughly I'm looking at no more than 25lbs of gear, plus me, at any given time.
I'm thinking these should be fairly well balanced.

What do you think?
Blast away!
I think your pretty close. I am 175lbs and have the fat Acerbis tank. I am running 0.48's up front and a 7.2-9.0 on the back. This set up is a bit stiff and I have been keeping my eyes open for a step softer on both ends in the buy 'n' sells.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:40 AM   #5592
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What filter skins you all use, and can you paste a link to purchase them? I want to pick some up before I haul my bike out west thanks
I have these for my 500 ant they stretch over quite nice, would also suggest the filter rim grease.

http://www.mx1canada.com/standard-an...-filter-skins/
http://www.mx1canada.com/motorcycle-...r-maintenance/

Now this is canadian but I do believe there is mx1 for the USA
The no toil is great and washes with water to clean it.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:45 AM   #5593
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"I did two of my bikes like this. It is a highway dirt bikes part and switches. Start button and kill switch right next to each other. "



I like that. Where did you get that switch?
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:08 AM   #5594
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I think your pretty close. I am 175lbs and have the fat Acerbis tank. I am running 0.48's up front and a 7.2-9.0 on the back. This set up is a bit stiff and I have been keeping my eyes open for a step softer on both ends in the buy 'n' sells.
I have a set of .46's and a Race Tech P15 on the shelf that were installed on my 530 by the previous owner. PM if you're interested in either or both. I weigh 235, and I doubt that I'll ever lose enough weight to use them.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:28 AM   #5595
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Springin' up...
Rider 177+ without gear

The KTM spring chart ( http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/...EE-Springs.pdf ) calls for
44front/76rear for 180-199 lbs
46/80 for 200-209 lbs

I have some 46 Racetech springs coming for the forks
and a 7.8 rear spring coming as well.

The bike has a GPR V4 setup, Flexx bars, mirrors, a GPS and sometimes a fender bag front and rear with tools/tubes etc.
Also has a 3.2 Clockwork gastank.

I figure roughly I'm looking at no more than 25lbs of gear, plus me, at any given time.
I'm thinking these should be fairly well balanced.

What do you think?
Blast away!
all depends on where you ride... I ride in soft Fla. sand stuff.... that's way too soft for softer terrain.... but harder terrain uses softer springs..... you were goin' thru all that sag stuff, i'm bettin' there's no way you hit the sag #'s w/that rear spring, while standing... I couldn't w/a 8.8 ... i'm 200 and I'm a total gear queer, probably 225 riding....
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