KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Yep the same HF ultrasonic cleaner with simple green as the solution works great on carbs! They come out looking like brand new! :deal

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  2. S H I F T Y

    S H I F T Y Been here awhile

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    Just passed 5200 miles on my '08. Valves in spec, compression / leakdown still perfect :D

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  3. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Glad to hear the bike's working out and nice pic! Im heading out into the icey wonderland that is nor cal on mine tomorrow morning,scouting out the snow level for a singletrack ride on saturday..

    I just picked up an 09 200 XCW and only have a couple rides on it so far,truly a cheater bike for the tight woods.
  4. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

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    What would be the recommended gearing for riding the TET (1000+ miles) on an '08 450 EXC?

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  5. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    I'd go 14/48, or nearly equivalent 15/51.

    Much taller and it will struggle to pull 6th with wind/ grade unless you're flat out.
  6. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

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    Okay...thank you!

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  7. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Im pretty sure my 530 will buzz to 100 with 14/50 gearing,for lots of singletrack I would have 13/50 on it.
    65mph cruise is easy with 14/50.
  8. Junglerot

    Junglerot Hodor!

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    Use caution with simple green and aluminum, it can oxidize the carb if left too long. I do believe they make an aircraft version that is aluminum safe, but I prefer to use a 50/50 mix of pine sol and hot water.
  9. Stobie

    Stobie Mr. Motivated

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    Pine Sol does a great job on carbs. I also use it 50/50, and just leave the carbs in it overnight. It won't attack any of the metals in the carb, but it is conductive enough to allow a little galvanic corrosion because of the dissimilar metals. The little bit of "bloom" you get on some of the parts will wipe off.

    It would take the carbon off of biopig's valves, too; but it would take the paint off the head. Carb cleaner, a bottle brush, and elbow grease will get the exhaust ports clean enough.
  10. biopig

    biopig Adventurer

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  11. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    I'm a *little* bigger than a lot of the guys out riding trails :wink:, I went to 14/52 gearing on mine, and it's still a little tall on some of the tight stuff. Even with me on it, the front wants to come up a LOT on the street....:rofl gotta be careful about that.....but it runs good enough to get from home to trail head.
  12. biopig

    biopig Adventurer

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    Just did a test fit of my new compression ring in the cylinder. Measured end gap at 7 thousands, I was surprised it was so tight. Is this typical with new rings? Should I file to make end gap to around 15 thousandths. Anybody have any good links on how to file rings. My old measured at 30 thousandths, this was at 140hrs. Picture shows new oil ring compared to old.
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  13. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Seems like the shop manual would tell you just what clearance to set it at? No point guessing.
  14. biopig

    biopig Adventurer

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    Couldent find it in the shop manual, I'll have to take another look. Thanks
  15. antpatterson

    antpatterson XR650L_High_Runner

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    So my bike does not have the manual cam chain adjuster and have not heard a loud noise from videos I've seen of people who needed to replace but when I'm giving my bike gas I notice a slight different noise but have heard others who made the same noise, normal?

    Here's a video of my bike idling, I'll have to make another of riding it.
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  16. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    Do you have a dirtricks Cam chain tensioner in it? Maybe check out one of those. Maybe someone else will chime in too.
  17. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    That sounds awful! Get the Dirt tricks tensioner. I've installed two on different bikes, and it night and day.

    I've posted these before, but here is a before and after the Dirt Tricks tensioner. This bike is far worse than the 530 that was the latest, and while it sounded pretty bad before replacing the part, it was no where near as bad as the Husaberg in the videos.

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  18. antpatterson

    antpatterson XR650L_High_Runner

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    Appreciate the help, guess I'll be ordering the Dirt Tricks sooner than I expected. A friend who is a very good mechanic has experience with mainly the big four, he told me KTM's he always heard all had some weird noise but I figured this noise wasn't "normal" for KTM's. How do I know how many clicks for the Dirt Tricks?
  19. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    You install it collapsed, and it adjusts itself once the engine is fired up, never to be thought about again. It shouldn't take more than 5-10 minutes to install.
  20. VOLdog

    VOLdog Been here awhile

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    I have a like new 3252 miles 2011 530 with $4000 invested in goodies that is a ROCKETSHIP with your name allover it ! :1drink