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Old 10-27-2010, 10:36 PM   #721
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I have an 07 with a safari 4 gallon...

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Old 10-27-2010, 10:41 PM   #722
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The KTM Hard Parts tank is made by Acerbis, but has the crappy KTM fuel cap mounting threads, so you have to use your stock POS KTM fuel cap.

The Acerbis tanks generally, compared to my previous Safari tank, are of a significantly stiffer plastic and feel more robust. I have no idea whether they _are_ actually more robust, but they feel that way. Certainly my current 13L hard parts tank has taken some pretty serious abuse with no issues, other than it's all scratched up and looks as dull as the Wall Street Journal.

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Old 10-28-2010, 07:58 AM   #723
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I was reading about the new 450 Rally Coma is riding and it was saying KTM used the side cases from the SX ATV to add oil capacity. Has anyone tried using the XC version of the ATV motor to add oil capacity to the EXC line. Might be a neat option rather that an aftermarket oil res.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:24 AM   #724
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Certainly my current 13L hard parts tank has taken some pretty serious abuse with no issues...
Mine too- same tank on 5 bikes and counting, loads of scratches but not one of them has given it pause. Never had a radiator issue either, and I've deserved it in a couple of crashes- I'm impressed with this tank!

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I was reading about the new 450 Rally Coma is riding and it was saying KTM used the side cases from the SX ATV to add oil capacity. Has anyone tried using the XC version of the ATV motor to add oil capacity to the EXC line. Might be a neat option rather that an aftermarket oil res.
I believe those cases are from the twincam motor and won't fit an RF4. Also, it seems like replacing cases to add oil is a cure worse than the disease, but maybe I'm missing something.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:37 AM   #725
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Hey guys,

I am working on the cooling system of my rally bike. Originally I had planned to go with the RFS fan kit, but it looks like it won't clear my tank due to the back side hitting.





Looking at the KTM hard parts fan kit for the newer bikes, it appears to be a little less deep. I would really appreciate if somebody could measure the distance from the radiator surface to the farthest part of the back of the fan.

Thanks for the help!

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Old 10-28-2010, 08:45 AM   #726
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I am working on the cooling system of my rally bike. Originally I had planned to go with the RFS fan kit, but it looks like it won't clear my tank due to the back side hitting.
On my rally bike, I had to make plates that spaced the radiators forward from the tanks (also allowed me to fit bigger radiators). This might sort your problem and allow you to use the fan you already own, plus it has the hidden benefit of making exhaust valve adjustments easier.

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Old 10-28-2010, 09:00 AM   #727
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Thanks for the answer Ned. Did you move the whole radiator forward of the normal holes in the frame? Due to the play in the soft bushing they will slightly bend out of the way, but it's probably not a good idea to have the fan rub on the plastic tank.

In my case (SX-F frame with RFS engine) clearance in the front is pretty tight as well, the triples are coming very close at full lock. Might have to check again when I have some BPD radiator guards on there.

If I had the fan mounted directly against the radiator instead of using the shroud it should give me just enough clearance. Of course not as good for drawing air...
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:57 AM   #728
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When I ordered my fan for some reason the mounting bracket did not arrive.. so I made my own bracket as well. The fan sits pretty much on the rad, but I have not had any issues and give a fair bit more clearance for the tank.

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Old 10-28-2010, 11:04 AM   #729
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Thanks for the answer Ned. Did you move the whole radiator forward of the normal holes in the frame? ... The triples are coming very close at full lock.
Yes, moved the whole rad up by taking plates off the standoffs on the frame, and relocating forward more at the bottom.

Steering lock was the weak point, it was definitely ducati-esque!
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:07 AM   #730
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Trying to reach you Ned. Please check your email.

Thanks !

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Old 10-28-2010, 08:36 PM   #731
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Anybody Running a Cush Drive Rear Hub ??

I didnt on my 525 & was told this was why I ripped 4th gear out of the Tranny

I do know it makes the bike mucho smoother & helps chain slap
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:36 PM   #732
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The stock headlight ona 530Exc is useless!

I have never been so afraid in my 25 some years of riding. I couldn't see the road and traffic was coming steady in the other direction. I know the blue tinted lens wasn't helping, but I have ridden street bikes using a tinted shield and could see well enough to know the road.

I will never ever choose to continue riding until darkness (actually it was still light when I came down the trail).

I guess Austrian engineers don't sit down, use liscense plates or ever ride at night.
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:11 AM   #733
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The stock headlight ona 530Exc is useless!

I have never been so afraid in my 25 some years of riding. I couldn't see the road and traffic was coming steady in the other direction. I know the blue tinted lens wasn't helping, but I have ridden street bikes using a tinted shield and could see well enough to know the road.

I will never ever choose to continue riding until darkness (actually it was still light when I came down the trail).

I guess Austrian engineers don't sit down, use liscense plates or ever ride at night.
Yep sounds about right. The stock 530 light is the worst I've ever seen. My first desert trip that I used the bike for had a couple short distances in the dark and I quickly learned what you did, that it's useless. I had to ride behind my buddies bike just to see.

When I got back home the stock unit came off the bike and I installed a Trailtech 8" racelight. Let there be light!



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Old 10-30-2010, 11:36 AM   #734
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The stock headlight ona 530Exc is useless! ....

I guess Austrian engineers don't sit down, use liscense plates or ever ride at night.
Hodakaguy, how durable has the 8" light been? Can you swap the stocker back on for gnarly rides? I'm in the east and would love that light but ithink it would get destroyed the way I ride ,,,er, fall I guess.

Leo, this halogen off-road will get you up to speed, say 60mph, for a good price...about $125 to my door. If I raced at night, I would upgrade but I found this one sufficient for an hour to start an early morning rally. I had a buddy do the install and I can switch to the stocker in minutes.

I have a buddy that rides with the $60 PMXTEC...but he bought the bike set-up and could not offer me info on how he prevented the bulb from melting the headlight housing, which apparently happens...

Another guy I know is using this one for $6... a nice improvement...
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I just ordered one...review pending!
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:37 PM   #735
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Anybody Running a Cush Drive Rear Hub ??

I didnt on my 525 & was told this was why I ripped 4th gear out of the Tranny

I do know it makes the bike mucho smoother & helps chain slap
I have one that I ran on a 625sxc and my 450exc for a while. I'm still deciding if I want to run it on the 530 or just be careful about shifting on pavement. It is a heavy wheel.
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