KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. Enecosse

    Enecosse Adventurer

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    There should be a loose tie-wrap around the hose that goes down below the carb to the c/case and the flexi idle adjuster cable to hold the breather pipe assembly away from the exhaust. They come out the factory like this anyway, may have been discarded when previous owner did the mod.
  2. KTM Explorer

    KTM Explorer Dirt Whore

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    The most complete, useful, and perfect list of mods / tools for a 530 EXC I have ever seen. THE best:

    http://www.pnwds.com/t1686-hodakaguy-s-desert-530

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    14-52 gearing installed last year
    Already have the doubletake mirrors - don't even think of anything else
    Clockworks tank on the way
    Tiwst-A-Plate installed http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=720657 - slick
    Clockworks 3.4 gal tank on the way
    Euro tail light and signals installed - NO MORE baking the right turn signal / kicking it to pieces, sooo much better
    Shorai lithium battery installed
    C.R.T Coolant Recovery Bottle on the way
    JD jet installed
    Bullet Proof Designs Radiator Braces installing this week - MAN these are BURLY mothers, just fantastic
    Giant Loop Fandango Tank Bag - great, made in USA: http://www.pnwds.com/t615-giant-loop-fandango-tank-bag-a

    Next:
    Fastway Foot Pegs
    Kickstand - PMB Kickit
  3. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    So I had an open pushbutton slot by my left handgrip and did not want to spend the $60+ that KTM charges for a remote odometer control switch.


    The top red button is an on/off switch for the heated grips:
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    So I got this:

    trailtech remote switch extension cable ($10),
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    and a black momentary button, wired them together and voila'...a button that allows you to scroll through all the odometer functions from the handlebars.

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  4. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Thanks to PFb here is the wiring diagram:



    KTM Computer <-> Trailtech Switch

    Yellow = Mode <-> Green = Middle Button
    Blue = + <-> White = Top Button
    Purple = - <-> Yellow = Bottom Button
    Green = Common <-> Red


    I think some older KTM computers have a brown wire instead of the purple, same function.

    In addition to the four wire 'external switch' connector, the KTM computer has a two wire connector (magnet pickup, white and gray wires) and a three wire connector for backlight/external power. The computer works perfectly and retains all functions without the external power being connected, but you won't get the nice orange backlight.

    You can wire the power feed to the computer always hot. The backlight turns on as soon as the computer activates (front wheel rotation or hit any of the buttons), and turns off when the computer times out after sixty seconds of no activity.

    Power Connector Colors:
    Red = 12V
    Brown = Ground
    Black = Cripple (street legal mode)​
    DO NOT connect the black wire to ground!

    If you do, it puts the computer into 'street legal' mode and locks out some of the computer enduro functions. Also won't allow you to set wheel size. Just clip it and forget that it is even there.
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  5. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Nice mod! HDB stuff is very well made.

    Hodakaguy
  6. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Nice list of Mods....you'll be ready for a nice long desert trip :evil

    Hodakaguy
  7. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Anyone use Pivot Pegs?

    Comments, good, bad?
  8. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Tried them. Did not like them. So I designed these. Having samples made right now for testing. Will be available soon-ish.

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  9. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Very nice! :deal

    Hodakaguy
  10. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    I love the innovation in this thread!
  11. Fulano

    Fulano Scooter Trash

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    Yes, on a big GS though. Liked them. On these little bikes I do not find them necessary
  12. KTM Explorer

    KTM Explorer Dirt Whore

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    Non-KTM but a laugh nonetheless :rofl:

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    Viagra and Cialis apparently have nothing on a BMW motorcycle seat. According to a lawsuit filed last week in San Francisco Superior Court, the seat left its driver with a two-year erection.<o:p></o:p>
    Henry Wolf filed suit against BMW North America and Corbin-Pacific, Inc. He claimed in the lawsuit that the “ridged seat” of his 1993 BMW motorcycle caused him mental and emotional anguish after it left him with a severe case of priapism, aka a long-lasting erection.<o:p></o:p>
    Wolf said he rode the motorcycle in San Francisco on a four-hour round trip on May 1, 2010 and developed the priapism soon after.<o:p></o:p>
    Wolf “has been experiencing continuing problems since his motorcycle ride,” his attorney, Vernon Bradley of Sausalito wrote in the lawsuit. “He is now unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish.”<o:p></o:p>
    The motorcycle seat was manufactured by Corbin-Pacific, Inc., the suit said. Wolf suffered wage loss, hospital expenses, general damage and emotional distress from his condition, and he is seeking an unstated amount of compensation, the suit said.<o:p></o:p>
  13. BLINKER 152

    BLINKER 152 mudlover

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    just picked up an 09 530 exc a couple weekends ago. first woods ride this past weekend. i can tell im gonna love this bike. it ran great in dry conditions but bogged completely in deep mudpuddles and creek crossings. im hoping taking all the smog stuff off will fix this before somebody runs up my tailpipe:eek1. was the little black box down by the swingarm filling with water i presume. desmog in progress today:clap. i ve got a lot of reading to do here though ive kept up with this thread regularly through the years. thanks for all the input here as it was a big reason i went with the 530:D


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  14. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    Pivot Pegz, work great!

    Had them on my KLR, my XCFW250, have them on my XCW300 and EXC530.
  15. Bungholio

    Bungholio Been here awhile

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    I think the bike and I are finally ready for the Mex2Can ride next week. 5 days of riding through the desert from the Mexico border to Fallon Nevada. Got some farkles and extras over the last few months:

    Wolfman luggage; enduro tank bag, fender bag, enduro tool bag, and 1 litre fuel bottle with holder.

    Clockworks tank
    new gearing
    HDB handguards
    HDB powerlet mount
    Michelin AC10 tires
    Forks freshened up by SuspensionDR in Onalaska, WA


    A few picts of the bike. Ride starts May 7.

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    The cockpit
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    Had to make some straps to hold the fuel bottle holster on the Enduro Tool Bag
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    The fender bag makes the bike steer heavy. Kind of different but not terrible. Would not want to ride with all this stuff on all the time.
  16. Hockeygod

    Hockeygod Been here awhile

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    How will you strap the TV/monitor onto the bike and where will you put it? Will you wire it in to your GPS so you can achieve a larger font size? :evil Probably not on the front fender, as that would make the steering even heavier... perhaps to the tank bag? :lol3

    Sorry; couldn't resist. I am a smartass at heart. Sounds like a great trip. Enjoy and post some pics!
  17. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    I think Tourtech makes a mount for that....
  18. Bungholio

    Bungholio Been here awhile

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    I don't doubt they do, and it would look like something from a transformers movie. ;-)
  19. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Brief update on the 500... I was never able to solve an intermittent but persistant misfire, and after a few close calls as a result, I decided to stay with the XC4 for the moment, and leave new technology to the experts, people who aren't afraid of laptops like I am.

    I'm sure that my experience was unique, and the 500 clearly has both awesome performance and a polish that the older bikes do not... but I'll wait a while before trying that game again.
  20. silverboy

    silverboy Bunny

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    Ned, you are not alone. DK had some issues as well...

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