KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    530 with the Trail Tech halogen 8 inch light.

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    This is just a test fit to check for clearance and light aim.

    I'll trim the wire, solder connectors and make it look pretty.

    Holy carp this thing is bright.

    I did the stator too.

    I am also buying the ballast plate to use as a cover for the top of the light.

    Thanks to Hodakaguy for the recommendation.
  2. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Posted something previously about Robo-Boogie riding his 450EXC from Chico to Virginia City on SM wheels with his dirt wheels and riding gear strapped to the back fender with Voile straps. Got to the race, swapped out his dirt wheels, unpacked his riding gear, raced, then packed up and rode all the way back to Chico. Just saw these pics for the first time tonight and forgot that he cruised through Tahoe afterwards on the way back too!

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  3. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    The tightest chain ever???
  4. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    I know a respring is needed for the rear. I am trying to determine how much is needed and what the stocker is good for weight wise?
  5. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Looks great! :clap While your at it remove the bulb from the light assy, mask off the front glass with tape and spray paint the back side of the light with high temp flat black....the light will look a lot better once installed since your eye's won't be drawn to the bright chrome bulb.

    On the wiring you can use a piece of old rubber inter tube and some plastic flex loom to clean it up and hide the wires. Here's a few pics of my install using the inter tube. CLICK HERE

    Make sure you run it aimed all the way down on the street :deal. Even then it's pretty bright from the front although I rarely get flashed running it all the way down.

    Hodakaguy
  6. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Chain tension was set initially by removing the shock and then cycling the suspension. Was not tight. Robo's bikes are always in tip-top mechanical shape.
  7. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    I guess it is an optical illusion:lol3
  8. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Nah, just look at the suspension. Sag was set up to race and he was carrying quite a load. Swingarm is almost directly inline with the countershaft sprocket and swingarn pivot.
  9. tahoeacr

    tahoeacr Long timer

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    Acerbis Vision is crap! don't go near it. Got a open box one for $50 and I still waisted my money. LED's are cool but the lights are just to small.
  10. Storm Howlet

    Storm Howlet The Storm Owl

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    Thank you. I will look for something else.
  11. xcflyn

    xcflyn Long timer

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    just want to know what people run. I have a two 2011's - a 450exc & 990R, both in need for fork oil change. Like every thing in life- I want the very best for the least amount of money :D . Thats why I ride orange right :nod
  12. ekms377

    ekms377 The 2-Stroke Guy

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    Ok guys......I need a battery. I think the cold weather knocked it out finally. Trail Tech, Shorai ? I hear plus and minuses. I'm not running anything out of the ordinary.....yet. Just a stock headlight and a euro tail light. Thanks!
  13. tahoeacr

    tahoeacr Long timer

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    I am a fan of turn tech.

    http://turntechbattery.com/TurnTech Battery/Welcome.html

    During the first 600 miles on my Berg I went thru 4 batteries. Put a 5ah TurnTech in and have over 3,500 miles on it. Last Sunday I went on a 6 hour night ride. I put my 8" 100 watt halogen on. Stoping all the time to play with my new GPS. We were following a new 100 mile loop. Never an issue. When I bought the 5ah, I ordered a 10ah for my 990. It sat in my garage for over a year before I put it in my bike. Turns the 990 over just fine.
  14. lopaca

    lopaca Been here awhile

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    Britania - this is the lynx model website is:
    http://www.britanniacomposites.com/lynx.html

    It is pricey but it gave me the lighting I want as well as the ability to have a higher fairing for the long asphalt runs I am anticipating.

    And yes, KCM1 it will be expensive on a hard get off and thank you for bringing it up (I'm guessing you're a glass half empty kind of guy). Hopefully, if anything breaks it will be the extended fairing but we'll just have to wait and see.
  15. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    Thanks lopaca. I think it is a really great looking setup. It may be worthwhile for some more dirt road oriented trips later on down the road. It makes lots of options available.

    Thanks for the link.
  16. Deseret Rider

    Deseret Rider Been here awhile

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  17. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    I installed a 7Ah Yuasa in my punkin' machine. Turns it over just fine and I do not always put it on the tender.
  18. malcolmzilla

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    Back from a week at Moab. AWD worked the whole time (for a change).

    Looking for more power when the trails open up a bit (bigger guy and the AWD weight).

    Already decorked, clean filter, JD jetted, geared to 13/49-52, MAP switch in circuit closed normally - which one has the aggressive curve, open or closed?

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    565 kit?

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  19. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Um, really?

    Are you really that threatened by my observation that a fairing on an EXC makes as much sense as lipstick on a pig? :gdog

    I wasn't insulting YOU, just thinking I'd prefer to ride my dirtbike like a dirtbike and not like a GS... although I do a fair to middlin job at throwing money away on THAT bike too....:D
  20. Deseret Rider

    Deseret Rider Been here awhile

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    KMCI----Let's don't be too 'half full' on this one----I've found (long ago---not recently) that certain shades of lipstick really did enhance the appearance of some of the pigs that I went with----ha ha :rofl :rofl