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Old 08-12-2009, 07:17 AM   #121
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I just picked up a used '09 530 and I'm curious if anyone can tell me whether or not the 6.3 gallon Acerbis tank can be used with the Scott's sub mount kit?
I believe it can be used with any variety of mount.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:55 AM   #122
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I believe it can be used with any variety of mount.
Thanks Ned. Time to order!

Any updates on your '09? How's it holding up?
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:51 PM   #123
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Any updates on your '09? How's it holding up?
It has been utterly flawless, the best motorcycle I've ever owned.


Former National Enduro winner David Lykke on my bike, he loved it too!

When I bought it, I threw on the steering damper, tank, and Renazco seat I saved from my 08. Since then I've basically done nothing but ride it. I did rejet and change one intake shim a single size at 30ish hours... but overall I'm so happy with it I don't know what I'd do differently. I absolutely love the suspension, and I've done nothing at all to it.

Saturday, I rode 180 miles of singletrack in the high country. I thought about taking my 300, but the 530 is so comfortable and so easy to ride, I decided against it... and I didn't regret that decision once, not even on the loose and steep descent of Matchless Mountain or crossing the Taylor River wading with the bike, technical situations that you would think reward a lighter 2-stroke.

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Old 08-12-2009, 01:28 PM   #124
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Hi Ned,
Any chance you've ridden a Husaberg 570 and could give us a comparison between it and your '09 530?

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Old 08-12-2009, 02:05 PM   #125
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Any chance you've ridden a Husaberg 570 and could give us a comparison between it and your '09 530?
I have not, but David (Lykke, pictured above, 2nd in National Enduro 2004) did, and we chatted about it at length.

He said the Husaberg had a bit more power and handled a bit better, but that the 530 was a close 2nd in both areas... and that he'd be happy with either one.

To me, it comes down to street legality and price... and that 530's are available and well priced, and 570s are rare and cost a few thousand bucks more on the street.

BTW, my understanding is that KTM will be bringing in far fewer bikes next year, so if you're sitting on the fence, go get one of the good deals around now, rather than waiting for a 2010 bike (and paying a lot more).
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:32 PM   #126
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BTW, my understanding is that KTM will be bringing in far fewer bikes next year, so if you're sitting on the fence, go get one of the good deals around now, rather than waiting for a 2010 bike (and paying a lot more).
I have visited a few dealers looking at 450EXCs

Sun in Thorton = Willing to meet any price I found..
Fay Meyers = "Willing to deal" on a 2009 or 2010
KTM of Aspen.. $1000 off MSRP without haggling...
Gunnison $700 off MSRP on 2009... Bike did not look that fresh, plastics were slightly scuffed from test rides...

Trying to buy a used bike though, Financing is tough to find, even with good credit.

I was looking for 450s till I read this thread...Maybe a 530 is what I need to be looking at...
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:14 PM   #127
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I have not, but David (Lykke, pictured above, 2nd in National Enduro 2004) did, and we chatted about it at length.

He said the Husaberg had a bit more power and handled a bit better, but that the 530 was a close 2nd in both areas... and that he'd be happy with either one.

To me, it comes down to street legality and price... and that 530's are available and well priced, and 570s are rare and cost a few thousand bucks more on the street.

BTW, my understanding is that KTM will be bringing in far fewer bikes next year, so if you're sitting on the fence, go get one of the good deals around now, rather than waiting for a 2010 bike (and paying a lot more).
Great info, thanks!

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Old 08-12-2009, 04:54 PM   #128
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It has been utterly flawless, the best motorcycle I've ever owned.
Ned, that's great to read. My 530 (still in transit from the east coast) will be replacing a 640A, which wasn't an easy decision to make. Two very different motorcycles, but I'm ready for something relatively light weight compared to the super tanker.

Thanks for documenting everything here.

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Old 08-17-2009, 04:24 AM   #129
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Any new update on the '09 neduro?
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:39 AM   #130
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Not to take anything from this thread. The 09 570s are a bit over stocked right now. I think that Gunnison motorsports were kicking them out the door at $8900.00.

I think that by far the biggest issue witht these bike is fuel capacity and fuel range. Typically a 570 has a range of 70 to 80 miles. But I have heard many stories of range down as low as 50 miles. The aftermarket tanks are just now starting to showup. Most of them are designed for rally riding. Which is not my cup of tea. I'm hoping for a nice Clark tank that is well intergrated. That might not be in the cards. Something to do with having the FI pump in the tank.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:17 PM   #131
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07 vs 08 vs 09?

This is a very informative thread and it is making me jealous! I have been looking at the pros and cons of an 08 or an 09. Now I found a local 2007 525 for a great price (with many farkles - 7000 km and 113 hours)... what to do? A new 09 (skidplate, barkbusters) will cost about $9400 all in (CDN) out the door. (I live in Canada where it seems our prices are inflated...)

I am going to use the EXC primarily for my "dirt bike" to do double track trail riding in the Rocky Mountains - the street legal part will keep the LEO's satisfied as I link trails together via some gravel / minimal pavement. Also, if I take it on holidays to Colorado and Utah, etc, I imagine the street legality will help me stay on the right side of the law.

I am 225 lbs, 6 feet tall, 36" inseam, been riding for 35+ years; prefer a more relaxed to medium pace (thank you Adam Sandler!) My racing days are behind me and I tend to be more cautious the older I get and the more kids I have!

Currently on an 07 640 Adventure (I plan on riding the 640 on the Continental Divide Route / TAT next year.) Once I get a 'new' EXC-R, I will put more street friendly tires on my 640 to use it for gravel / street.

Your suggestions? 07 / 08 / 09?

PS Couldn't find any threads on here that detailed the diffs between the 07 / 08 / 09's to any degree. Can anybody point some out for me (diffs or applicable threads?)

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Old 11-02-2009, 07:10 AM   #132
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Your suggestions? 07 / 08 / 09
07 was the RFS motor in the old chassis. Great bike, but definitely a step back in both departments.

I've now owned an 08 530 EXCR, an 09, and currently have a 2010 (I sold my 09 to cvestal, my neighbor and friend, when a sweet deal on a new one came along).

The differences 08 to 09 are substantial- improved parts in the motor, and much improved suspension on the 09. I would spend whatever it cost to make that jump.

The difference 09 to 10 is not substantial. The EXCR does not get the new frame and 22mm clamps, but I've ridden an XCW that did back to back with my EXCR, and honestly, I could take it or leave it. In the conditions I rode it, I did not find it to be advantageous- a bit different, yes, but not really much if any better. I found my bike to be more predictable and stay on line better, and the XCW to turn a bit easier with the drawback of being a bit less stable.

Whichever version you get, they sure are fun to ride!

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Old 11-02-2009, 03:17 PM   #133
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I got a screaming deal on an '09 530EXC. A guy spent $20k on that an a 450 for his girlfriend, and then decided they weren't dirt riders - traded them for street bikes.

The 530 had 250 miles on it, and I got it for $6k.

In the last two weeks, I've done the first service, removed the exhaust baffle, checked that the cannisterexctomy was done right, and added a JD Jetting kit. It really runs well now, and I'm thrilled with the bike.

I need a steering dampener, and heated grips, but no super rush on those.

Anyway, love the info on this thread, keep it coming!




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Old 11-02-2009, 06:36 PM   #134
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Any one know about?

The billet top clamp on my 09 450 XC-W say 18-20. Now dose that mean that they are adjustable? I've look in the owner's manual and I now have them a part and I'm not seeing any thing that appear to be adjustable. So dose Any one know about this? Are they adjustable?

And what is the gas range on this bike stock tank. And the bigger ones I'm trying to see witch one to go with. I haven't got to do a long ride yet so any help would be good.



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Old 11-02-2009, 09:47 PM   #135
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The billet top clamp on my 09 450 XC-W say 18-20. Now dose that mean that they are adjustable?
Not sure but that sounds like the same deal on some of the 690s http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=517497
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