KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Javier at Trail Tricks (he's on the forum here) has a very good reputation and is in Orange County. Neduro talked with Javier when he was considering merging the oil systems on his bikes. I'm sorry I don't have his contact info with me at work, but maybe someone will chime in with it.

    When I get my piston replaced, I'll probably have him do it.
  2. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    There looks to be something going on with their website but my Invoice says:

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  3. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I dont know bout that fairing idea,when standing Im over the front of the bike,any sort of windshield would be a distraction at best. Most standup riding isnt done at 70mph anyway so windblast is the least of my worries for dirt riding. I break headlights easily so having a fairing seems a little silly for aggressive dirt riding. The less things bolted to the front of my bike the better,I dont even like having a GPS on the bars.
  4. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    I just exchanged emails with Javier. He does do this kind of work but he is out of he country at the Dakar until mid-January.

    I'll be giving him a call when he gets back.
  5. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    I think you would need to run only one light without upgrading the stator. The stock headlight is 35w and the single LED light is the lower than that. If you're going to be running both lights for extended periods, I think you would have to upgrade the stator - but for any dedicated light upgrade to the 530 I think you're pretty much forced to upgrade the stator no matter what.

    This is a good platform (IMO) for having a windscreen and having decent lights, but you know how it is when you start upgrading stuff.... I think that one from Britannia would require a stator upgrade as well? :ear

    Also, there are a BUNCH of LED lights on the market now - you could also shop for a lower wattage light that would fit the opening and use that instead. If you can stay under 35 or so watts, you should be able to get away without a new stator, shouldn't you? :ear
  6. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Yeah, if you're really thrashing it, anything mounted on top is vulnerable...I fortunately haven't completely flipped mine..... Yet :lol3

    I know the one in the picture was crashed multiple times and hasn't been broken....yet :D
  7. J.Johnson

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    Thanks. I will contact him when he is back


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  8. J.Johnson

    J.Johnson Adventurer

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    You will need to float the ground on the stator to make it put out only DC current for an LED. NAND install a regulator /rectifier. You can get the instructions and part from Baja Designs I have Thier Squadron light and love it.


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  9. GPS MAN

    GPS MAN Lost!

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    This headlight upgrade is like all upgrades ~ where do you stop?

    I'll check out Baja Designs ........

    Dazed and Confused...mostly
  10. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Ned bolted a regular Baja Designs old style headlight onto his 530,said he had no problems. They may not be flashy but I could see OK with the one that was on my old DRZe,much better then a stock 530 headlight. I dont specialize in night riding but a decent headlight would be good.
  11. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    I run the Trail Tech H2 halogen aftermarket headlight and it works fine without having to upgrade the stator and I run a GPS off the battery too. Anything more than that though, like grip heaters etc, I would definitely do the stator upgrade.
  12. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Whoa! This is interesting! (To me anyway, cause I'm cheap like that :D ) quick question(s)
    Do you ride trails with it, or mostly back roads type riding? (In other words is your stator always turning good so it keeps up, or is it keeping up even with low RPM riding like on trails?)

    Did you upgrade your battery?

    Do you run a trickle charger?

    Thanks!
  13. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    I do a lot of desert riding. Higher speed, long trips. I haven't tried running it a long time in tight single track like 1-2nd gear stuff so can't say how well that would keep up. I always keep it on a battery tender when not in use. It's not the oem battery, but nothing special, either a bike master or yusa. I can't remember. I also haven't ran the high beam for more than 30 mins. I try not to be stuck doing night rides cuz I would want more light for that. It's definitely better than the stock light and a cheaper fix till you decide what type of lighting you want down the road.
  14. ian408

    ian408 Oh? Administrator

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    I do the same though not as much trail riding.

    I did replace the battery with a Shorai and I've been thinking about adding a switch to the headlight.
  15. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Booooyaaaa! Great info guys! I really appreciate it.

    The LED in that little fairing are 27(28?) watts each, and they're about 6 times the lumen output of the stock headlight. That should mean low beam will run lower wattage than the standard light so should be fine to leave running all the time. The high beam when needed probably won't keep a charge on lower speed trails but will when running higher speed! Sweet.

    Then I don't have to upgrade the stator, possibly just float the ground to convert to DC at the light. ( or just live with lower LED life and run AC)

    THANKS!! :freaky
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    My buddy has a Baja designs Halogen on his POS 530, and it works great, and is a huge improvement over the stock light. I know that isn't saying much, but it is a very bright light. He's vain and bought it mostly because it looks so awesome.

    [​IMG]
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    I like that sideways snow shot! The stator has been upgraded to run the Halogen I guess? The regular old Baja Designs headlight can be used with a stock stator. The headlight runs off it's own pole on the stator so switching the light off has no effect on the amount of juice the batt puts out to start the bike.
  18. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    Crap! I didn't know that. So what happens if you suddenly turn on more headlight than that circuit is set up to provide? Will it just go dim or? :ear
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    Im no expert on it but Ive read that the headlight runs separate from the batt charging system,so yeah it would probably go dim if too much draw was put on it.
  20. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    Lighting circuit is separate from what I understand as well. No, nothing at all was done to the bike. Old headlight off, new headlight on. Plug and play. If it ain't right, you'd never know it by the light it outs out.


    A proper "holy shit' moment from today.

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