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Old 11-15-2010, 07:16 AM   #796
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Golden Spectro 20w-50 here, both sides. It's half the price of Motorex at my shop, and the clutch seems to have better feel.

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Old 11-15-2010, 07:18 AM   #797
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Oh, and meant to do a quick update on the rebuild as well. Bike runs great as ever, and a couple weeks ago I did a fun 500 mile trip, documented here:

Worth checking out for the pictures that I did NOT take!

Anyway, 500 miles later, the oil level did not measurably change. I feel confident in saying that things are sorted out.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:31 AM   #798
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I've ran Honda HP4 20w50 [gold bottle] in all 5 of my KTM's.
It meets the JASO T-903-MA specs

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Old 11-16-2010, 11:05 AM   #799
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winter jetting

Any of you guys ride on the ice? What do you rejet to for the winter.
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:48 AM   #800
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Will the Dampened Wheel assembly from a 625/640 bolt right on the 530

keeping the brake rotor & sprocket aligned up ??

I'm thinking it will even though the 625/640 is right side drive with a wider rim.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:15 AM   #801
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Will the Dampened Wheel assembly from a 625/640 bolt right on the 530

keeping the brake rotor & sprocket aligned up ??

I'm thinking it will even though the 625/640 is right side drive with a wider rim.
The 620/625/640 hubs have the same width as your EXC-R, and any EXC and SX for that matter. 625's (SXC and SMC) didn't come with a cush hub however.

690 rear hubs will NOT fit, they are wider.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:49 AM   #802
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200 hours on my '09.
It was consuming some oil, but nothing critical.
Valves still in spec.
Valve guide seals were on tight. Replaced anyway.
Rings were needed, but not critically bad.

All buttoned up and sounding nice.
Love this bike!
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:01 AM   #803
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Will the Dampened Wheel assembly from a 625/640 bolt right on the 530

keeping the brake rotor & sprocket aligned up ??

I'm thinking it will even though the 625/640 is right side drive with a wider rim.
I've been using a borrowed 640 wheel on my rfs and it is identical to the current cush hub which I have in my sm wheel. But I wouldn't use the same sprocket on both because of left/right difference. If you already have a cush hub like I do you can just swap the whole sprocket carrier between the rims, no need remove the sprocket. Front wheel has a different size axle and it wont fit.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:39 AM   #804
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Thanks guys for the wheel info.

I like the Cush Drive much better. Less chain slap, smoother & easier on the
tranny for Dual Sporting
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:13 PM   #805
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Valve clearance question

Gents,

I checked my valve clearances today. Everything was within spec other than on the intake/near side. It was supposed to be between .1mm and .15mm. I could easily fit the .15mm in there and fairly easily fit the .17mm.

My question is: Should I adjust this? Or is too loose still OK?

My apologies if this seems like a bonehead question but I am new to valve checking.

Checking the valves seems pretty easy, I will probably take it in to get adjusted.

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Old 11-20-2010, 12:24 PM   #806
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Too loose is better than too tight, but I'd probably shim it one step if you can fit a 0.17mm feeler in there.

If you can check them, you can shim them. It's only a few more bolts. Good writeup by an inmate here "Paochow".

If you have a 530 you might have to modify one of the tank supports to remove the rockers.

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Old 11-20-2010, 12:50 PM   #807
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The 620/625/640 hubs have the same width as your EXC-R, and any EXC and SX for that matter. 625's (SXC and SMC) didn't come with a cush hub however.

690 rear hubs will NOT fit, they are wider.
Just want to point out the 625 SMC 'did' come with a cush drive hub; I know because i owned an 04
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:20 PM   #808
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Too loose is better than too tight, but I'd probably shim it one step if you can fit a 0.17mm feeler in there.

If you can check them, you can shim them. It's only a few more bolts. Good writeup by an inmate here "Paochow".

If you have a 530 you might have to modify one of the tank supports to remove the rockers.

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Old 11-20-2010, 06:07 PM   #809
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Hey Osteo - I was just thinking about you the other day, on that ride around algonquin - you had a set of the Wolfman enduro saddlebags and a little tail pack. I've been using the GL Coyote for the last couple of trips, but want to go back to a more traditional/modular/separated system.

Are you still using the little E-10 bags on your 450EXC and happy with them, or have you found a better/different solution?

Thanks man!

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Old 11-20-2010, 06:42 PM   #810
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Hey Osteo - I was just thinking about you the other day, on that ride around algonquin - you had a set of the Wolfman enduro saddlebags and a little tail pack. I've been using the GL Coyote for the last couple of trips, but want to go back to a more traditional/modular/separated system.

Are you still using the little E-10 bags on your 450EXC and happy with them, or have you found a better/different solution?

Thanks man!

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CD - I still have them, and honestly have only used them for that trip the one time. I had 1 minor gripe with them that I recall:
a) the side packs moved around a bit - shifted to and fro no matter how tight I cinched them down. It was not enough to feel or notice during the ride, but I could tell as they wore away the decals I had on the side panels of the bike. I think they need a strap that straps it to the side panel vertically to keep everything tighter. I don't have a good side pic of my bike from the trip, this is the best I have:



You can see how I cinched it down horizontally, but as I said I think vertically might be better.

I do like it over-all though and would use it again. I also liked the multiple bags, you can separate stuff nicely.

Oh - they are NOT waterproof, maybe water resistant for 3min in a good downpour but not waterproof, if you recall all that rain we had, all my crap got pretty much soaked if it wasn't in a plastic bag.

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