KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. resqd1

    resqd1 Been here awhile

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    Oh ok very cool, take the headlight off to get to it? or can it come out without doing that? Thanks for the help
  2. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    Take off the headlight. I had to replace the battery when mine was doing the same as yours. It's a common watch battery.
  3. resqd1

    resqd1 Been here awhile

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    Ok cool, got the headlight off, what is the easiest path of getting to the battery, which screws? The ones on the bottom? Dont want to start unplugging all sorts of things. Or do I need to mark and picture everything thing and unplug everything and pull it?
  4. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    There is a round battery cover that you can use a coin or a screw driver to remove, and removing anything on the front is easy. There are two bolts that attach the computer and sandwich the signals to the triple. Removing this may give you more access.
  5. resqd1

    resqd1 Been here awhile

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    Ok got it off, tested the battery shows 3.06 on the multimeter, it is a 3V battery, just down enough to not run anymore? Or still good?
  6. resqd1

    resqd1 Been here awhile

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    New battery in and no change. Anyone have any other idea of why the buttons dont do anything on the dash unit?
  7. antpatterson

    antpatterson XR650L_High_Runner

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    today my ktm has kicked out. haven't been in the engine yet but looking for ideas of why or what to look for. there was a rattle noise then white smoke, shut it off then it wouldn't start again. any ideas?
  8. Bungholio

    Bungholio Been here awhile

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    White smoke(steam?) sounds like coolant.

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  9. J.Johnson

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    My comp. started to fail 2 years ago. It started by not letting you scroll through the data options. I replaced it with the Voyager.


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  10. antpatterson

    antpatterson XR650L_High_Runner

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    That's what my dad believes is it was steam, but there must be more because I heard a rattling noise like a rock was in the engine getting tossed like a salad. I am about to get my college refund check so instead of getting a new truck I guess I'll rebuild my KTM while fixing whatever the problem is.

    While working at my local motorcycle shop I looked up kits for my 450 XCRW and there was only ONE listed for this model, the rest are different in some way like some are higher or lower ratios would this matter? Will the EXC or XCW piston kits work for the XCRW? I thinking of boring it out some is why I'm asking as well. I don't know why or where to begin to look for the steam problem, water pump seal maybe? I did all the seal replacements that came from factory wrong except for the oil seal that keeps the tranny and engine oil separate, I guess I'll do that while I'm at it. :cry My riding season just began and there's a enduro race next weekend and then this happened, o well.
  11. Rickfenn1

    Rickfenn1 Voltron

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    Mine is the same way. Recently the cirlce button stopped as well. They have crappy buttons soldered in I found this semi expensive option: http://www.ktm-parts.com/54814073000.html#.UU-15ldv7vg

    The computers don't seem to hold up too well. This was another one that I had. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/58483128@N00/8735575424/" title="screen failure. by GTEYES, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7300/8735575424_ddf75dbf29.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="screen failure."></a>[​IMG]
  12. Foot dragger

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    These bikes come with instructions,even on how to change a battery,just in case your interested.
  13. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Steam would come from where water goes,radiator has a vent line that pukes steam,its not usually a catastrophic event as these bikes over heat easily on a tight trail.

    A sound like a rock being digested by the engine might mean more then a piston is needed. They dont usually explode internally from blowing some steam out.
  14. antpatterson

    antpatterson XR650L_High_Runner

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    so I may end up having a full rebuild.....great. and it was white smoke from exhaust.
  15. Bungholio

    Bungholio Been here awhile

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    Head gasket blown? Coolant leaks into cylinder and burns with fuel. Does rattling still happen when cranking engine? Is there compression? Maybe the water pump failed?

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  16. resqd1

    resqd1 Been here awhile

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    Looked all through the manual and didnt see anything about the other battery at all, maybe I am just stupid.
  17. Scott G

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    I totally disassembled my rear caliber and now cannot get it to bleed. I pump it for an hour and nearly nothing comes out when I open the bleeder. I have bleed lots of cars brakes and know the process, however it seems like the master cylinder wont prime.

    What I am missing.

    I tried to back bleed them like you do for the clutch and there must be a oneway value that wont allow any fluid to go in
  18. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    How did that come about? Gradually lost power and died or ran fine and then blew white smoke out the pipe and died? No water in oil or oil in radiator?
  19. Junglerot

    Junglerot Hodor!

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    There's no one way valve, you should be able to back bleed the front and rear brake systems. Are you sure that the piston isn't still engaged and blocking the flow of fluid?
  20. Subaru297

    Subaru297 Been here awhile

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    I just had to replace my odometer battery as well. My trip meter kept resetting to zero which is very annoying when that is my fuel gauge!

    It is easy to pop off the unit and replace the battery. The battery I took out still read 3 volts though so I am hoping the unit itself is fine. The new battery was 3.27v. Not a huge difference!