KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    And I bet,not cheap! I would like 200 watts that worked properly though. I checked out the thread about the Electrosport stator,that one takes a little engineering to get going,then it can maybe die at a later point.
    I guess the main thing I want in a bike is for it to keep working,especially out in the middle of the Nevada desert.
    I dont want to be the guy getting towed in . Bling for bling's sake rarely gets you very far.

    Different subject, but a friend just had the small sealed cam bearing frag in his 525,bearings went all through the engine,broken gear parts came out with the drain oil,supposed to have been a freshly redone engine.
    Any thoughts on this? I can see how having 2 separate oil cavities would have saved him some money.
  2. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Hodakaguy- nice shot of you with your 530 on the cover of the AMA magazine! ADV represent!
  3. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I hadnt seen that,I try to keep it quiet but I started out racing Super Rats back in the day,I no longer have the Pabatco/Hodaka T-shirt but the scars remain.
  4. obgod3

    obgod3 n00b

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    Sorry I didn't get back fast, but I got the plastics from RockyMountainMC.com, they are Polisport. But they are definitely a different shade or white than the stock KTM plastics which you can order at any KTM shop, so dont try to mix and match. I think they were $105 for the set minus the airbox covers which I left black.
  5. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Thanks, it was fun doing the photo shoot etc...wasn't expecting the cover! The ADV logo on the fork guards came out great in the shot!

    Hodakaguy
  6. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    What about for those of us who don't want to deal with the hassles associated with swapping-out caliper adapters and all that stuff? Running a 19/17 Woodys wheelset and wouldn't mind having a little more braking power on the street, but don't want to run a bigger rotor on my dirt wheelset.
  7. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    So,Hodakaguy,what sort of Hodakas do you have around?

    You going to pick up a 2013 500EXC?
  8. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Just started a new thread in the vendor forum, and thought some of you guys might be interested in the trick new KTM parts that we're making, so here are a few pictures and links (click on the pics).

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  9. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Neat! You guys have come up with some good ideas and products,I like the pic where stuff is all spread out in somebody's front room. Its neat to see small startup's make a go of it. By chance Im needing a good sub mount for my Scott's stabilizer on my 2011 530. Im in Chico,one of your partners is also I guess.
  10. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Thanks! Yeah, that's my Brother Robo-Boogie. Send me a PM and I'll get you his contact info.
  11. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Shameless plug. :deal I'm listing my Loaded 530 up for sale...Turn key adventure bike! Link Here: CLICK HERE

    Hodakaguy
  12. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    I have no idea how you guys keep your bikes looking like they never get ridden. Hodaka, the case covers don't have any scars on them. Do you change them after every ride?

    An inquiring mind wants to know.
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    :lol3

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  14. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Yup,my 530 taillight/lic plate,rear fender lasted all of one bump on a fireroad,sucked into the tire and blew it all to bits.Turn signals fragmented.
    I knew it would do that but in one decent bump? We rode last Sunday in 108 temps,some steep rocky stuff and crawling through tight trails lined with manzanita.
    My 2011 530 doesnt have a fan on it yet,never boiled over once,I was amazed.
    The guy on the 2012 500EXC I was riding with,his 500 boiled on every trail with the fan buzzing away full time. Hes had it re-mapped and de smogged it. Im not sure what the deal is there?
    I rode his bike and liked it alot though.
  15. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Not much any more...a Ace 100 that it. I used to collect them though, had 17 in the garage at one time :D. I'd like to find another Super Combat and a Wombat some day.

    Hodakaguy
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    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    I have always rode with my feet on the outer edge of the pegs, just the way I got used to riding. Because of this my boots stay clear of the side cases and they stay wear free :-). It also helps that my bikes see mostly desert and very little mud...Mud takes its toll on a bike quickly!

    Hodakaguy
  17. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    @ Hodakaguy:)Thanks for the riding adaptation info. I will have to see how that plays into my riding style or lack thereof.
  18. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    Are there any headlight upgrades that can be done without replacing the stator? I have done a search for headlight on this thread and got the error message. I would like to use LED if possible due to the low draw, but ultimately am looking for something that actually works as a headlight instead of a large marker.
  19. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    I'm working on something with ( http://www.globetrottin.com/products.html ) that might be pretty awesome and exactly what you're talking about. There will need to be changes to the electrical system (the addition of a Tympanium rectifier and adding a jumper wire to the circuit to convert the entire bike to DC) that aren't hard or very expensive.

    It'll be another 2 weeks or so before I have an answer though. Stay tuned.
  20. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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