KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Your Rekluse is finicky? I had a revloc auto clutch on my last 300,I really liked it at first but gradually realized I like having full control of the clutch myself. It threw my timing off on tight singletrack or just trying to go fast,it didnt suit me.
  2. J.Johnson

    J.Johnson Adventurer

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    I didn't care for the Rekluse either. I did not care for it going into freewheel when going down tricky downhill sections where you want engine braking. Also didn't like not having full control of the clutch.


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  3. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Yup,Ive since picked up a 09 200XCW with OEM clutch and its good to have a regular clutch again,I think the auto clutch can make for a lazy rider on singletrack anyway.
    Just one finger on the clutch lever and it does just what I want.
    Then it jumps to attention with no slipping like it should. 2 strokes dont tend to stall much anyway,I can see where maybe a Rekluse would be a good thing on a big 4 stroke.
  4. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    It needs to be re-adjusted more often than I'd like, but that's only a minor complaint. My main problem with is has been that I can't seem to get it to disengage (freewheel) predictably (I don't want the compression braking). And that's one of the main reasons I installed a Rekluse. Wanted to set it up to work sort of like a slipper clutch, and Rekluse told me that they have a lot of riders doing that. Especially on sand tracks and racing SM, where they want to settle-down the back end coming into corners. But on deceleration, sometimes it disengages and freewheels, and sometimes it doesn't. I mean, it does disengage. It works. It's just inconsistent. Which sucks when I'm downshifting into corners and expecting one thing and getting another. Have spent a lot of time tuning, and can't get what I want out of it. So I don't use it. Still use the clutch pretty much 100% of the time. But not having to find neutral is nice, and not having to worry about stalling. Not going to remove it, as I really like both of those features.
  5. antpatterson

    antpatterson XR650L_High_Runner

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    I'm looking for new decals for my 450 XCR-W and exhaust are the XCR-W and XC-F parts interchangeable? Other than wide ratio differences is there anything else different about them that would prevent same body parts and exhausts being swapped? KTM's XC bikes confuse me badly on what can and cannot fit/swap.
  6. treestrom

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    I bought a 530 xcw uesd(30hrs.) w/Rekluse Core Exp 2.0

    So far so good but,Now that I have ridden it about 10 hrs. it seems to chatter a lot until I get moving and more the strain or up hill take off the louder the chattering noise. It seems to be quiet until it warms up.
    Is this chattering noise the clutch disk asking for help?(damage)
    I have read some about adjusting and unsure about doing an adjustment or changing springs? The clutch came w/the bike and I didn't get any extra springs or instructions.
  7. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Yeah, probably needs adjustment. But I was only able to reduce chattering, never completely eliminated it.
  8. Stobie

    Stobie Mr. Motivated

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    The previous owner of my '09 530 EXC had installed a Rekluse Z-Start Pro, which has been a godsend for me as I re-enter dirt riding after a bunch of years of street and dirt road riding. It's adjusted to engage just above idle, so it's really functioning as a safety net to catch my screw-ups. I use the clutch most of the time anyway, and just act like the Rekluse isn't there. After I get my "legs" back, I might take it out for a while and see if I miss it.

    I've found that oil choice makes a big difference in how it operates. I don't know what oil was in the tranny when I got it, but the clutch slipped a lot, kind of reminding me of a scooter, or an old Briggs-engined centrifugal-clutched mini bike. I switched to the Rekluse-recommended non-synth Rotella, and the engagement point lowered and narrowed quite a bit. Had it not, I might have removed the auto-clutch, or maybe tried to adjust it.

    It really could make you lazy if you let it. You could actually ride the woods by putting the bike in 3rd gear and forgetting about the clutch and shifter, but you would go through a lot of clutch plates.
  9. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I always ran the Rotella in my 300 with the revloc clutch. It worked well enough and could be left in 2nd or 3rd gear and climb anything with never a stall.
    On the old Revloc the clutch lever doesnt feel right and only sorta works to disengage the clutch,I mostly forgot about the lever and just rode it.
    Ive gone back to a manual clutch bike and have stalled it once or twice but I like running the clutch myself,I ride better when Im a little busy on the bike,the 200 I have now works well that way.
  10. jar944

    jar944 Been here awhile

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    Body parts will swap all 07/08-10/11 (plastic/subframe/air box/tanks..ect long list) chassis parts are the same

    The exhausts (headpipe) are completely different, the muffler will swap

    450/530 exc/xcw = XC4 engine
    450/505 sxf/xcf = RF4 engine
  11. dirtdiver

    dirtdiver Long timer

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    Hey does anyone know of a source of brackets that will clamp on our fork tubes and then allow me to attach a plate? I want to mount some LED lights, mounted to a piece of aluminum channel and then tied into the fork tubes in some manner.

    DD
  12. dirtdiver

    dirtdiver Long timer

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    Please disregard my previous post. I found some. I tried to nuke my previous message but it wont go away for some reason.

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  13. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    LED lights on the forks,on a 530KTM.................only on ADV.:lol3
  14. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Anyone running a Thumper Racing cam in a 530? I'm getting one from the next batch to complement my 41mm carb. :wink:
  15. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    200hrs and 8500 miles on this topend. Robo rode Vegas to Reno right after we built it and afterwards it's been ridden almost exclusively on-road, lots of high-speed backroads and highway miles. Oil changed every 1000-1500 miles. Valves never moved after first adjustment. Bike was still running great, but suddenly started burning oil, so pulled it apart to take a look. Had ordered some rings and valve seals, but wasn't planning on replacing the piston. Robo ran one of his EXC's to 350hrs without doing anything more than changing the oil, and he rode that bike HARD. That's what finally convinced me to sell my XRR and replace it with a KTM. We put a new Wossner piston in this 450XCW right after I got it and figured I'd be able to pile on the miles without worry, especially considering how I was riding it. And it's been rock-solid, but take a look at what I found when I pulled the piston. Lucky-mo-fuckee, right? Cylinder and piston skirts still look great. So do the valves and valve-seats. But looks like I'm going to have to break down and order a new piston. Damn these high-maintenance machines!

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  16. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    I think he's just looking to replace the headlight with a set of LED's. Sort of like Ned's rally bike, but without the fairing.
  17. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    My 530 has LED's. And have I mentioned how much I like my Gerbings jacket this time of year? :lol3

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  18. biopig

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    Good catch, just replaced my rings and valve stem seals. Wish I would have pulled the piston after seeing your's. good news is my oil consumption is no longer a problem.
  19. Y E T I

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    Your number sticker is jacked. :hide
  20. Foot dragger

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    Hmmmmm, I wonder if a stock piston would last longer? Bob of Ironmandualsport tried a Thumper 570 kit,put about 25 hours on it and the piston cracked right down the middle in line with the wrist pin,way out in the middle of nowhere in Nevada. It went from running great to dead in about a mile. That was on a 07 525 though.

    Its nice you caught this quick like.