KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    Necessity, not really. I have only been involved with 4 XC4s, and two needed the CCTs changed out, both with the Dirt Tricks with excellent results. I expect there will be 5 posts after mine saying it is absolutely necessary, but I'm the 'if it ain't broke . . . ' kind of guy.
  2. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    Proven unnecessary but it will quiet you timing chain when it is idling.

    But I didn't believe in the doohickey either:lol3
  3. roastbeef82

    roastbeef82 Adventurer

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    I don't want to remove the rim locks, but I am starting to do an increased amount of roadwork on my 530 and it's just awfull on the road.
    How much weight do I have to add opposite the rim lock to improove things?
    (don't want to add another rimlock - PITA when changing tyres)
    Thanks in advance for your replies:ear
    Phil
  4. darkstarmoto

    darkstarmoto Am I evil? Yes I am

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    ^^ Depends on what brand/type rim lock you have.
  5. KTM Explorer

    KTM Explorer Dirt Whore

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    I got one because Hodakaguy pretty much said 'do it' and he is the man for the big KTM dirt bikes. DirtTricks is out of them until Friday, the part number difference is only for a 350 or some such KTM. Get it, his OEM tens failed at 70 hrs
  6. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    I just removed the rim lock, weighed it, added that much weight directly opposite, and re-installed the rimlock. Worked great. :D
  7. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    I just add a 2nd rimlock, but you might want to replace yours with one of those superlight ones Motion Pro makes? Would take less weight to balance out.
  8. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    I'm sure Hodakagod will allow his sheep to use

    http://www.djhcyclesport.com/djh-tensioners/ktm-cam-chain-tensioner-2.html
  9. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    What are you going to use for weight?


    As I recall:

    3oz front
    4oz rear

    I balanced my wheels and posted the rim lock weights here around May 2010. You can look them up for sure. They came off and I have not replaced them...ymmv
  10. roastbeef82

    roastbeef82 Adventurer

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    I got hold of some stick on lead weights - but thinking about it - I don't know if they will stay on for long in the dirt.
  11. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    I've had then on my front tire for over a year, through the high Colorado passes to the rocks of Utah and the backroads around here and still sticking! Just clean your rim good and wipe with rubbing alcohol.
  12. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    Here's what I've been doing for wheel weights lately...

    Remove the tire and tube/mousse. Remove rim tape/strip. With rimlock installed, balance the wheel by placing normal stick-on wheel weights INSIDE the dish of the rim. When balanced, remove rimlock and cover the weights and the entire dish with duct tape (instead of rim strip). Install rimlock and mount tube/tire as usual.

    This way you won't lose the weights, and you never have to worry about them again. It gets pretty close and I haven't noticed changes after tire changes.

    Dave
  13. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Only problem is that duct tape holds moisture and everything will eventually corrode unless your in there lots and changing it often. The rim tape is rubber and dry's quickly.
  14. JTOP

    JTOP Tree Top Flyer

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    I had a terrible wobble in the front wheel that had to be fixed. First, I got the Motion Pro lite lock. I think it weighs almost half what the stock lock weighs. Then I got the sticky weights and placed a few opposite of the rim lock in the drop center of the rim (the same amount as what the rim lock weighs). Covered it up with rim liner and installed the tire and tube. The pressure of the tube will keep them in place. Took care of the issue. Since then I've switched to Tubliss and you can't have weights under that, but I haven't noticed any wobble in the front.
  15. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    That's a great idea. I just run two rimlocks on the rear wheel (dirt), one up front and have never even noticed any vibrations or anything. No rimlocks on my street wheels and no balancing issues either. Lucky or happy idiot, dunno, but have never had any issues.
  16. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    i'm into this balancing thing.... i tried w/mine, and couldn't get anything w/the right profile to fit on the curved dirtbike rims.... actually slotted some .45 lead bullets on my mill to crimp on the spokes... worked half-azzed, ones fallen off, took quite a few to make it work.....

    anybody tried those 'dynabeads'?..... their video of balancing that bottle mounted to a drill looked interesting....
  17. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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  18. Country Doc

    Country Doc Wanderer

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    I have found that the regular lead weights stick just fine and do not fall off despite the most thorough thrashing.

    I put the strip of lead lengthways in a bench vice and crease it down the middle so it has a 30deg angle or so. This allows it to sit reasonably well on the rim.

    dc
  19. Weldit

    Weldit Been here awhile

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    these are awesome - never fall off or move

    not cheap - but well made !
    actually they are a deal compared to other stuff I have bought for bike. :clap

    Reusable Wheel Weights - ADVrider
  20. Stobie

    Stobie Mr. Motivated

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    +1

    Well made, reusable, and they make for a really easy balancing job.