KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. Bob599

    Bob599 Bob599

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    When I picked up the new bike last august and they had already put on the EE tall soft seat on so maybe this is the wrong one. Its about a half inch off!

    I'll call them tomorrow.
  2. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    I have the EE Tall soft and the Clockwork tank..........:dunno
  3. Bob599

    Bob599 Bob599

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    The EE seat works fine, a little tight but ok the stock is the problem, anyway I'll call my dealer.
  4. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    Bob,

    You have to "Pimp Slap" that seat into place. That is what the guy on West Coast Customs would tell you. I just cut my Tall Soft seat down and had to beat it back on the bike as others have stated.

    @jesusgatos - That looks great and like a lot of fun. Thanks for the photos
  5. RuckedUp

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  6. Bob599

    Bob599 Bob599

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    I should have been put up on charges the way I smacked the sh$% out of that seat! Rubber mallet and all. Even a dead blow hammer!

    I just can't understand why it won't go back on. I pulled the motor from my 2006 KTM 950 Adventure, and re-installed it, but I can't get my 530 seat on????????????:eek1

    My other seat is in so I will try and put that back on.....Its been on and off before so this one will go back to collecting dust.

    Awesome video!
  7. Nytro

    Nytro Been here awhile

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    I was having a similar experience with my seat after putting on a clockworks tank. I ended up gently tapping on the stud that the tank attaches to with a hammer. That bent it slightly forward and now the seat goes on with ease.
  8. Bora20

    Bora20 Been here awhile

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    x2. Make sure you do this with the tank bolt installed so you don't oval the inner hole.
  9. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    There is a thread or two at KTMtalk about the clockwork tank/seat issue. They did re-design their tank after realizing there were issues...I had a new tank sent for free when I discovered the problem...Clockwork has good customer service.
  10. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    I doubt this is the issue... but I've seen people struggle with their seat when the throttle cables were fouling the tank mount.

    What about using a heat gun and gently angling the seat mount on the tank forward just a tick?

    Good ride on the 500 yesterday, review will be forthcoming here... :deal
  11. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    I have a brand new Clockworks tank inbound from Clockworks in the next week. It will be interesting to see how it fits caompared to the notes read here. I will definately update.
  12. Bungholio

    Bungholio Been here awhile

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    I find myself finally wanting to install grip heaters on my 530. I see that there is a couple of ways to wire them or more correctly they are made two different ways.

    1) single power wire to the heaters(left and right) with 2 12V leads to the switch with one of these having a resistor inline.

    2) 2 separate elements in the heaters for high and low, each section having its own power lead from the switch

    Pros and cons of each type please?
  13. Bungholio

    Bungholio Been here awhile

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    Your not the only one, every time I retrieved my bike from the dealer, the 1 or 2 times I had them work on it, the front hook on the seat was not hooked under the tank bolt. Too much trouble even for them. I have the EE standard seat and it goes on with some persuasion but the stock seat is a bear. The cover has a tear in it so I don't use it much.
  14. Bob599

    Bob599 Bob599

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    Picked up my EE seat that had a new seat concepts foam and cover put on. Fit it back on the bike with one good wack of my hand. Went right on. Oh well not an issue any more.

    Thanks for all the help.
  15. Rsquared

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    Looking forward to it! Certainly on my radar...
  16. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Twin pipes!

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  17. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Jeez Dutch, simmer down...
  18. Bungholio

    Bungholio Been here awhile

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    Went for a short ride last weekend when we had a couple of sunny days and the bike felt really good. Seemed to handle better, pretty neutral, engine ran good too. It just felt different. So recently I have put new tires on(Michelin AC10’s), a new handlebar(Easton 1 <SUP>1</SUP>/<SUB>8</SUB>” CR High bend), and did a minor adjustment on the idle mixture. Could be the tires or the bar bend.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Could be I just like NOT having numb fingers when riding. J<o:p></o:p>
  19. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Because ADV is a time-saving place where any inefficiency is punished!

    Ned hasn't moved on, Ned still owns and loves the XC4, and Ned has no intent of buying a KX and setting it up for what we do with our XC4s because it wouldn't be the right tool for that job. The 500, on the other hand, might be (or might not, I know I was wondering and I know others are too).

    That was making a mountain out of a molehill, guess I better put some effort into the review if it's going to be worth all this kerfluffle.
  20. barlytreat

    barlytreat like a Boss

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    Just purchased a new 530. I did not get a super deal on it, but it has lots of goodies. I'll post a pic up soon. Has anyone here had bad luck getting decent fuel in central america? Soon to drive to La Ceiba honduras, thanks