KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. S H I F T Y

    S H I F T Y Been here awhile

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    I bought mine for that exact same purpose, and they have worked out great on my 530. I was cautioned by some about too much weight on the subframe, so you will have to do your own math on that one. I am about 165-170, my chick is about 95; no issues for us. I've had her on a few fire road rides that were about 25 miles or so, and she was comfortable. A big reason for her comfort though, is probably the Seat Concepts seat that I have on the bike. If you will be doing any amount of two-up riding I would suggest picking one up. I didn't buy it for that, but it just worked out to be a really kick ass product for me on long rides, and the added benefit of being great for the occasions the chick is on the back. No, I don't work for them :deal


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  2. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Someone on KTMtalk made a funny post about the difference between riding 2-up with wives and girlfriends.

    I've done a lot of 2-up riding on my 450. No passenger pegs, just sharing the main ones. Passenger pegs would be nice, and might eventually add a set, but it's the seat that makes it all possible. Had Renazco put a step on this one, which I like riding solo, and give my passenger a little extra padding.

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  3. matloik

    matloik kludge

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    Sacrilege. :lol3
  4. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Have taken passengers a lot of places that I wouldn't want to go on a bigger bike. Taking off on a little bike with a bedroll and a bottle of whiskey a special ladyfriend makes for a pretty excellent way to spend a weekend. Would even say that the passenger pegs are optional.
  5. antpatterson

    antpatterson XR650L_High_Runner

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    Well my pegs will be here in 2 weeks since they were sold out, I have the Enduro Engineering seat and it's VERY plush so I don't think the comfort will be too bad. I weigh 180lbs and she is 160lbs so I'm going to test the seating before going on a ride and have the sub break off.
  6. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    The best passenger peg setup I've seen was Mike Lafferty's- he runs a second set of pegs welded longitudinally back from the normal set. So, the passenger's feet might be under the rider's heals, but, everyone shares the same pivot point so that as the bike moves, you are clunking together, and the rider's foot is both the widest and the lowest point, meaning no unintentional battering of the passenger's feet.

    He ran a few days of the CO600 like this on a KTM 500, plenty of good riders were struggling to keep up.
  7. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    I demo'ed a 2013 450 a little while back, and was so smitten one wound up in my garage. Anyone who wants to follow that story, I've started a thread here.

    Braapppp!
  8. matloik

    matloik kludge

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    Can someone tell me what other KTM models the EXCR is compatible with as far as consumable parts--air/oil filters, sprockets? motorcycle-superstore does not list the EXCR in their bike-specific search. I did a little shopping cart experiment on rockymountainatv and it looks like F/R Renthal sprockets at least look to be the same for the 450 XC-F. Thanks.
  9. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    Just select the next year newer. 530 EXC or 450 EXC.
  10. Y E T I

    Y E T I No Talent Ass Clown

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    Has anyone tried out the HT Oil Cooler? Or an alternative? I'd like to get more oil capacity for longer rides, especially where I have to burn lengthy asphalt to get to the trails.
  11. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    That cooler has been covered many times over on this thread,backwards and forwards. Turns out many people get along fine with out one.
    But many like em.
  12. Y E T I

    Y E T I No Talent Ass Clown

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    Hunh. I've read this entire thread since getting my 450 but didn't remeber seeing much about them. :dunno Guess I'll go back and read it again. :lol3
  13. antpatterson

    antpatterson XR650L_High_Runner

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  14. antpatterson

    antpatterson XR650L_High_Runner

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    Thought I throw in a video from a ride a week ago testing my Liquid Image goggle cam in the rain with my XCRW. I liked it =D
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    header Chris

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    If I swap out my current trip computer for another one i'll lose everything won't I? I smashed my current one in a creek and it ain't comming back :doh
  16. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I cant imagine riding singletrack with a passenger! It would be neat to have Mike L.'s riding skills for a day!
  17. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    I spent a day riding around the Garrahan's property on the back of Brian's bike when we were shooting an ad for Maxxis. Probably faster than I've ridden many trails by myself.
  18. Trentrr182

    Trentrr182 n00b

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    I just bought my seat concepts seat... All I can say after riding for 6 hours in one night is it is awesome!!!!
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    VOLdog Been here awhile

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  20. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Anybody have an extra 15T countershaft sprocket laying around? Only asking before I order a new one because so many people take them off their new bikes, but I need one for my street wheelset. Thanks.