KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by neduro, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. dirtdiver

    dirtdiver Long timer

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    I heard some discussion that a header pipe that is wrapped does not last as long. Corrodes faster I heard.

    steve
  2. dirtdiver

    dirtdiver Long timer

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    I like the sicass one too. Nice and bright. Although I had one that I used for a year with maybe 20 days of riding. Some of it in the rain. That tail light somehow flooded and quit working. I liked the looks well enough that I paid full price for a 2nd tail light. We will see how it goes. Just coming into the rainy season.

    steve
  3. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    Dirtdiver,

    It is finally raining here in the Dallas Metroplex. I just got the bike plated and can get it out on the street to and from places. I noticed in your signature the CRF250x. That was my last bike and I miss it because of how easy it was to ride and its really nice handling. How does your 530 compare to your "X"? Just curious. I have wanted an Orange thumper for some time now and finally have one.

    I have noticed that at 50+ MPH on the road the front end is a bit light. I would assume that is because the front of most dirtbikes is designed to go over things instead of provide the same traction bias as a street bike does front to rear. I'll scooch up on the tank and see if that helps.
  4. Bungholio

    Bungholio Been here awhile

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    Never had any problems burning or denting. I don't forsee an advantage.
  5. Fulano

    Fulano Scooter Trash

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    I have the KTM 6+ gallon supertanker and the fuel line is very close to the pipe. I wraped the header and sleeved the fuel line as a precaution. Mostly for piece of mind. I think it's overkill
  6. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Yeah, I just put on a supertanker (KTM version) and the lines are pretty dang close to the pipe on the throttle side. :huh
    I used a larger diameter line to make a double thick line to resist the heat, and I also used it to help route the line up and away from the pipe. I think it came out really nice actually.
    And now, for the grand unveil... my brandy spanky new 530 EXC after (most :lol3) all of the farkling and required mods have been made.... I do need to make a heat sheild for the exhaust side blinker before it melts off....:huh

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  7. B-Rod

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  8. Deseret Rider

    Deseret Rider Been here awhile

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    And now, for the grand unveil... my brandy spanky new 530 EXC after (most :lol3) all of the farkling and required mods have been made....


    Or did you decide against rotor guards?
  9. dirtdiver

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    My son and I share the two bikes. So, I am constantly going back and forth. We typically do not ride the real tight technical stuff. Ours is more 20mph+ type of riding. Single track, double track and fire roads but not riding with the real tight turns. At this point we like the 530 a LOT better. There is something about all of that torque low down in the rpm's that is really enjoyable. We get on the 250 and by itself it seems fine but right after the 530 it seems gutless. We also seem to be able to climb the rocky hill climbs better on the 530. Consistently the guy on the 250 gets knocked off course before the 530 rider. From a riders perspective I would rather have 2 of the exc's. I am casually looking around for another 450/530. Also I can plate the EXC where i cannot the 250x.

    ON the other hand my 250x has been trouble free. I change the oil and it runs and runs. I check the valves and they do not move much at all. It does not burn oil, leak oil, or specify the motorex at $15/liter. Keeping up with the 530 the 250x gets run pretty hard and it seems to eat it up. I have had a few issues with my ktm that seem non-typical to others in this forum. But it has not been trouble free for me.

    Kind of a funny note though. I ran into another rider who was telling me that the 250x's have all sorts of trouble and she had a bad one. Constantly adjusting the valves and then top end rebuilds. She was at wits end with her 250x. I do not follow the Honda threads so had not heard. She said that there are good ones and bad ones but she was staying away from the 250x's.

    That is my perspective! :1drink

    DD
  10. LC8TY

    LC8TY must......find.......fuel

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    Yes, the same one we get in Aus.
  11. LC8TY

    LC8TY must......find.......fuel

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    Where did you run the fuel line from the right side petcock? I think the instructions say (I didn't get them with my tank) to run the line around the front of the cylinder, right above the header pipe, to the carb, via the T piece.

    I ran mine around the rear, double insulated from heat, between the carb (over the inlet boot) and the cylinder and it works well.
  12. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    Burned myself a couple of times, and couple of pairs of gloves. Try touching the header after its been running...

    Dents come with riding hard:evil
  13. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    Show me a picture of a rotor that needed protection:ear
  14. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    I would get those rear blinkers replaced with flush mounted ones and save the rear ones as replacements for the fronts.
  15. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    Thanks Dirtdiver. Me and my riding buddies have had the same positive experience from our X's. I now have the Punkin' and we will be going out to Muenster, TX next weekend to ride for the weekend. Mostly single track tight stuff. Check out some of the Last man Standing footage from this place.
  16. ekms377

    ekms377 The 2-Stroke Guy

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    What day you going to Red River?
  17. Bungholio

    Bungholio Been here awhile

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    Ditto that. I replaced the front with smaller LED units as well. Never had an issue with the rears except when riding on National Forest road and was told by park ranger they were too small. I ride them around town, commuting to work etc, and police have not said a word. :huh
  18. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    Going to try and go up Friday nigh tand camp and then return Saturday afternoon.
  19. bikepikespeak.com

    bikepikespeak.com Been here awhile

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    Went into local KTM dealer today (Apex Sports) to see if they could order it for me so I can save on shipping. They couldn't find this part anywhere and couldn't even figure it out for me. Is this something only sold through ktm-parts? Seemed kinda odd to me..
  20. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Yeah I ran into the same thing when I ordered my setup locally, if I remember right the 78014040044 part number listed on KTM-Parts.com is for the package that KTM-Parts put together and not in the official KTM parts list. KTM sells the parts seperatly and not as a bundle like KTM-Parts does.

    Have your dealer order parts 78014040000 and 78008016000.

    Hodakaguy