KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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  2. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    So about 360.00 for the mount and then 300.00+ for each quad light? Bargain at half the price!
    Luckily I dont ride at night much,and any light I do use tends to get broken kinda quick.
  3. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Well, a new adventure in RF4 is about to begin for me.

    I bought Silverboys blown up 450 complete, and Genghis Swan's blown up 450 motor, and out of the two I have good cases and a head. I needed to replate a cylinder, buy a crank and piston, as well as all the sundry stuff to have a runner...

    I thought if some is good, more must be better, and ordered up the SXS 570 kit, together with a new 530 crank. The project will cost me a bit more than I originally budgeted, but mine will be faster than yours, as they say. Wide open throttle or don't bother.

    The motor will go together while I'm away racing, hopefully in late March I'll assemble the bike and have a rippah!

    More to follow...

    PS: if anyone needs a brand new 530 rod and big end pin, I have an extra, will be a lot cheaper than buying a new crank!
  4. Weldit

    Weldit Been here awhile

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    Ned - haven't seen any action on your thread about your go with the fuel injected KTM 450/500

    glad to see you back here though - 570 cc nice :eek1
  5. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Thanks for the reminder, will do an update over there. Long story short, I love the chassis and power, but for big country exploration, my heart remains true to the simplicity of these things.
  6. mbrick

    mbrick Been here awhile

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    FWIW, late reply -- After the tranny oil has warmed up I have no dragging issues. I can roll it around when in first with the clutch in. If I am starting out cold I can roll it but there is significant resistance.

    Maybe there is some air in the system so the clutch rod is not moving as far as it could? An adjustable slave cylinder should also theoretically fix this if it is an actuation problem and not the clutch pack being a bit too tight?

    If you are stalling a lot have you considered changing gearing? The stock EXC gearing is very tall for emissions reasons.
  7. AB13

    AB13 Long timer

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    Hey looking at buying a 09 530exc it has about 1,700 miles on it and is all stock any advice would be appreciated. :clap
  8. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Buy it.

    That's all I got. :dunno You'll thank me later. :D
  9. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    and a pic, just because. :D

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    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    I got rid of it. :D

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  11. Foot dragger

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    They're pretty dam fun!Every time I take my 530 out I figure out something else it does really well.
    Im waiting for snow to melt here but Ive been riding my 200 lots on our lower trails,sometimes 3 times a week lately,combination trail building/trail fixing/riding,all a good workout with chainsaw/loppers and bike
  12. AB13

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    Thanks I already know that I will love riding it I was wondering more about things that could be a problem. [​IMG]
  13. Bungholio

    Bungholio Been here awhile

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    Cold weather starting. Wont turn over for crap when under 50°F. Got about 6000 miles on it now. Is there a block heater kit for this bike? :lol3
  14. Fulano

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    Try kicking it over at the same time you hit the magic button
  15. Foot dragger

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    Thats odd,its been in the 30's here and mine turns over ok,it takes a few turns at that temp but does fire up.
    Im pretty sure it has some sort of Lithium Ion Batt in it though,I keep forgetting to check but the PO put a different battery in it.
    I used to put a heating pad on a DR350 I had long ago,just tucked the pad in around the engine overnight.
    It was always a bitchie to start.
  16. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    I always try kicking it a few times if it's really cold or has been sitting for awhile. It just gets everything moving in the motor and fires right up. I don't know why, but it works well and totally saves the starter. :D
  17. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Sounds like good advice
  18. J.Johnson

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    This always works for me. I also installed a shoria battery and now I do not have to kick it when it is cold.


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  19. Bungholio

    Bungholio Been here awhile

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    Have been doing this with good results. Been worse than normal lately.

    I have a shorai battery and it is deffinitly better than stock batt. I drained it dead when at the trailhead it would not start even though it started that morning on the second kick. Went home and a few hours later found the damn kill switch stuck down. Been hard to start since then even when kicking with the starter and after charging the batt. Clutch may be dragging or the 20/50 oil is a little heavy for cooler weather.
  20. Foot dragger

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    KTM says dont run 20/50 oil so I wouldnt do it,clutch drag doesnt happen unless your starting it in gear. Mine doesnt like to start in gear even at the best of times.