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Old 04-17-2011, 08:05 PM   #1441
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Yea, I have a steering stabilizer,first one I have had and dont think I will ever have a bike without one. World of difference, especially in sand. Bike tracks straight even at 95mph. You should check the steering head bearings and if you have balanced your wheel with weights and are sure its true, i would also check the forks and make sure they are not binding in the triple clamps. You can do a search as I know I have read the process to properly torque them.
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Old 04-17-2011, 11:25 PM   #1442
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Hey Malcolm, engine should go in from the right without any problem. Just remove the cam cover.
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Thanks Barrie, I will give that a try .

Today I welded up a wheel truing stand and laced and trued the front AWD hub to the stock rim. Turned out not bad for my 1st attempt. I will start assembly this week.
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:34 PM   #1443
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Fuel Tanks

Anyone know if there is any physical difference between the KTM hardparts 13L tank and the Acerbis branded 13L?
I know they are both made by Acerbis (I think I know anyway). I've always been into the "official" hardparts, but it's easier and less expensive for me to purchase the Acerbis one.
This is going on a '11 450 EXC.

Thanks, and sorry if this specifically has been posted before.

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Old 04-18-2011, 02:38 PM   #1444
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The only difference is the gas cap.

The only difference I am aware of is the gas cap. The hardparts tank uses the stock1/4 turn cap and the acerbis uses a screw on cap. I have the acerbis tank on my bike an am very happy with it.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:54 PM   #1445
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NO I don't have stering stabilizer and no my wheel not been balance but on road is it ok the problem is only on not paved road

thanks for your help,

I've ride today and can't belive this things do wheely at 100km/h just turning the trottle
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:32 PM   #1446
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Husa 570 top on a KTM 530 lower

Does anyone know just for kicks if the Husa 570 top is the same as the hard parts 530 to 570 stroker it. Would they have the same compression , bore etc.?
Hence other than the different stuff you would have an equal performing bike.

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Old 04-18-2011, 10:01 PM   #1447
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Is there much $$ + time involved to get the bike dialed in for a 210 pound rider? I like the stock handling but I am getting to the point where I often load the bike up to 210 pounds of payload.

in other words, if I change the springs will I need to change other bits to get the bike to handle like it does stock for a 170 pound rider? Or just springs?

Is this job do-able for a few hundred dollars or more like $1K? Assuming I pay for it to be done.

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Old 04-18-2011, 10:07 PM   #1448
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I was thinking about the BMW but now have kind of lost the enthusiasm. As my son pointed out: we really like the 530 + we already know the idiosyncrasies on the ktm's. It is fairly daunting to think of starting over on the learning curve of a new bike. Not learning to ride, rather the learning about the parts to replace, the parts to fix, the setup, the details of what works and what doesn't. I think we will hang loose and keep looking for another 530 to pop up. So, thanks for indulging me on this.

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It's a great bike, Steve. It has it's idiosyncracies like the KTM's, but has proven to be very reliable. Perhaps less of a "race weapon" than the KTM (although lots of races have been won on the 450), it angles slightly towards the longer distance/rally events perhaps rather than hard-core singletrack/endurocross/etc.

Lots of good info in the G450X thread here in Thumpers. I wouldn't hesitate to buy one if I was in the market for another four-stroke off-road bike.

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Old 04-18-2011, 10:22 PM   #1449
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I was thinking about the BMW but now have kind of lost the enthusiasm. As my son pointed out: we really like the 530 + we already know the idiosyncrasies on the ktm's. It is fairly daunting to think of starting over on the learning curve of a new bike. Not learning to ride, rather the learning about the parts to replace, the parts to fix, the setup, the details of what works and what doesn't. I think we will hang loose and keep looking for another 530 to pop up. So, thanks for indulging me on this.

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Old 04-18-2011, 10:53 PM   #1450
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Is there much $$ + time involved to get the bike dialed in for a 210 pound rider? I like the stock handling but I am getting to the point where I often load the bike up to 210 pounds of payload.

in other words, if I change the springs will I need to change other bits to get the bike to handle like it does stock for a 170 pound rider? Or just springs?

Is this job do-able for a few hundred dollars or more like $1K? Assuming I pay for it to be done.

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I liked my stock suspension, and handling inspite of 270lb carcass. Just had the preload cranked by the dealer prior to delivery.

After 15hrs on it, I decided to spring my rear shock to my 270lb spec...their biggest straight rate spring. I raced it once and noticed the improvement in accelleration most. I took it to the air a bit for the first time, too. No bottoming in the back end.

After the race, I noticed that I had bottomed the fork, so I replaced the springs which I'd purchased but not installed. It improved the diving in the front when braking. Then I dialed in some recommended specs.

It's been great, especially at high speed. While a bit stiff in the slow, rooty stuff, the decrease in pogo effect when accellerating and braking is the most noticeable improvement.

So the EE springs set me back $250ish. 60 for a special wrenches...I installed them myself with the help of EE, Scott Rocher Sales and the internet. Six beers labour. Very cost effective modification.

While you are in the forks swap the fork oil too, but not necessary if you are careful.

They say suspension is the best mod you can do, and I agree.

I don't know about this valving stuff, so I stayed with stock for now. Maybe when the fork seals go or something...

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Old 04-19-2011, 11:41 AM   #1451
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Is there much $$ + time involved to get the bike dialed in for a 210 pound rider?
Generally speaking, changes in weight require changes in spring more so than damping. I think you'd want 48 or 50 fork springs, and an 8.0 rear spring, and that's about it, so call it $100 per end in springs and an hour of time to install them both.
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:03 PM   #1452
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Does anyone know just for kicks if the Husa 570 top is the same as the hard parts 530 to 570 stroker it. Would they have the same compression , bore etc.?
Hence other than the different stuff you would have an equal performing bike.
Yes same part than the 570 husaberg, for performing don't know never try a husaberg, but I can tell, the 570 kit in the 530 it's......torque monster

Question everybody about exaust, I would like to upgrade it, I want some thing not noizy, and with performance ????? any sugestion
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:41 PM   #1453
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Is there much $$ + time involved to get the bike dialed in for a 210 pound rider? I like the stock handling but I am getting to the point where I often load the bike up to 210 pounds of payload.

in other words, if I change the springs will I need to change other bits to get the bike to handle like it does stock for a 170 pound rider? Or just springs?

Is this job do-able for a few hundred dollars or more like $1K? Assuming I pay for it to be done.

steve
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Money well spent!
I rode my 200 EXC for 3 yrs and only clicked the clickers. I'm probably 225+ w/ gear on.
I finally had Alex from Konflict Motorsports (inmate here, and specializes in KTMs) (shameless plug) re-spring for my weight, but I was too cheap to revalve at the same time. A couple rides later I decided to have him revalve because it was too harsh in the first part of the stroke, and was fatiguing me. Made a huge difference.
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First Enduro of the year was on Sunday, and I would say that the suspension is the best part of the bike now.
I'm very happy with the suspension and the service! In my opinion it hepls to have someone that will work with you and listen to the type of riding you do.
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You can go to all the suspension schools you want, but in the end a lot comes down to testing. I've observed re-valves, and its an Art, IHMO.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:49 PM   #1454
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Question everybody about exaust, I would like to upgrade it, I want some thing not noizy, and with performance ????? any sugestion
I just went from stock modded to a FMF Q4, revs out better, more top, no loss on bottom. Still quiet too, a little louder but not bad.
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:20 PM   #1455
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Good to know, thanks! Thanks Ned too. A couple hundred $ is an easy fix.


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+1
Money well spent!
I rode my 200 EXC for 3 yrs and only clicked the clickers. I'm probably 225+ w/ gear on.
I finally had Alex from Konflict Motorsports (inmate here, and specializes in KTMs) (shameless plug) re-spring for my weight, but I was too cheap to revalve at the same time. A couple rides later I decided to have him revalve because it was too harsh in the first part of the stroke, and was fatiguing me. Made a huge difference.
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First Enduro of the year was on Sunday, and I would say that the suspension is the best part of the bike now.
I'm very happy with the suspension and the service! In my opinion it hepls to have someone that will work with you and listen to the type of riding you do.
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You can go to all the suspension schools you want, but in the end a lot comes down to testing. I've observed re-valves, and its an Art, IHMO.
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