KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. 59ksmall

    59ksmall Adventurer

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    I am very interested in getting this set-up for my bike. There are few different variations. Are they all pretty much the same 20W vs 10W? What is the wiring like for them?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/331034652892?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...akeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/380630579268?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2648

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/380732543120?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
  2. Storm Howlet

    Storm Howlet The Storm Owl

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    All I did was installed a rear tugger strap (KTM branded I think). Didin't really have to put much thought into it. Just bolted on.
  3. 59ksmall

    59ksmall Adventurer

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    Any suggestions for the sprocket/brake set-up for the 17in sm wheels?

    Im either going to stick with the 13t CS, swap the current 50t to the new rear wheel and get another 50 or 52 for the dirt set-up. Or put a 14t up front. I will probably just leave the 13t and see how that does with the 50t on the sm wheels.
  4. Bungholio

    Bungholio Been here awhile

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    That sounds too low geared. Might be winding out at 50mph
  5. 900rider

    900rider Been here awhile

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    Been a long while since I looked but I'm pretty sure I'm running 14/44 on my '10 450 exc champions. Its pretty much perfect and will do 100 if I work for it.
  6. 59ksmall

    59ksmall Adventurer

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    Thats the thing, this bike will do 100 fairly easy. Blows my mind.
    And that is on Pirelli scorpions at 8 and 10 psi!
  7. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    Not a chance! 13/50 is craaaazy low for 17" wheels. I'd have to look at mine, but I'm pretty sure it's 14/45. I have a shorter chain to swap. Not saying you can't ry it, but you'll be disappointed.
  8. 59ksmall

    59ksmall Adventurer

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    Thats what I was thinking. I will try it out though and see how it goes. I might even take some good video of it!

    I guess I might have to shorten the chain because Im not sure if the adjuster could take up the slack for a smaller rear sprocket.
  9. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    14/50 on the big wheels and 14/48 with the 17", the axle adjuster blocks can flip to make up 2 rear teeth, no chain adjustment necessary.
  10. 59ksmall

    59ksmall Adventurer

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  11. StevenD

    StevenD Hmmmm, dirt!

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    Will fit no problem. And the relocation bracket is a Ktm powerpart, for sale at Any dealer.
  12. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    i gotta factory '06 450 SMR... sprockets are 14/45, and anything else i tried wasn't as good.... 14/48 sounds too short for a 530, it'll probably pull less than a 45... you can get sprockets from RMATV for like $20, so easy to try....
  13. JTOP

    JTOP Tree Top Flyer

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    I'm in the market for a spare rear wheel so I don't have to keep changing out my tire when I go to the dunes. Paddles are a PIA. Anyway, anyone know about WARP 9 wheels? Seem to be the most reasonable option out there at $380 for complete rear with disk and sprocket. 19" rears are lot cheaper, but that would mean having to buy a new paddle tire and not sure about the fit. My current setup doesn't leave much room between the tire and swing arm- altough I could probably add a link to slove that. Any ideas?
  14. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    WARP 9's are the cheapest way to go and they work great if you're hitt'en the dunes all the time. Easy swap. Just make sure you have the same rear sprocket number of teeth and no adjustment necessary.
  15. 900rider

    900rider Been here awhile

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    I run them on my 450exc that I supermoto'd. $1200 for a front, rear, tubes, tires, rotors, sprocket and caliper relocator. They have performed very well!
  16. Honkey Cat

    Honkey Cat Tailights Fade!

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    just installed my dirt tricks chain tensioner, what a nice difference. Easy to install. You don't need to put at TDC. I apologize after listening I realized I sound nasally and realized my voice is annoying.

    with stock chain tensioner

    <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="320" height="568" src="http://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/2812514979_CQ2HrbF?width=320&height=568"></iframe>

    with dirt tricks installed

    <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="320" height="568" src="http://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/2826979462_zNrSDFJ?width=320&height=568&albumId=32012965&albumKey=P4ghH3"></iframe>
  17. Weldit

    Weldit Been here awhile

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    I knew you would be happy - same as me - now to address my oil useage ! :eek1
  18. Krazyjohnny

    Krazyjohnny Been here awhile

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    Make some slow but sure progress due to other commitments getting in the way.

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    The parts from The Retrofit Source. Morimoto projector with Hi-Lo beam cut off, Their three-five ballast, bulb and wiring harness.

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    Modifying the stock housing after removing the lens.

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    Bulb and projector installed for a trial fit prior to JB Welding the projector into the housing.

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    Projector JB welded into the housing.

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    Projector in housing with the hi beam cut-off wires ran out of the lo-beam bulb socket.

    That is as far as I have gotten. I am working on some stand-off brackets to allow for enough room for the bulb to extend out of the back and not hit the steering head stem. May be another week or so before I get anything else done. Headed to Arkansas for a sportbike ride this weekend.:clap
  19. dieselcruiserhead

    dieselcruiserhead Long timer

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    Cool. I do the same thing except I use a "vibration proof" h4 bulb from PIAA for about $40 a bulb or 2 for $55. Never had one fail, pushing 3.5 years now on the same bulb with some crazy adventures... Use a $8 glue gun from Wal Mart and it works great... I alsop did it on a 8" Baja Designs light rather than the 7" retrofit...

    http://andreshoumatoff.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/H4-Headlight-Conversions-KTM

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    On a second note, started getting the dreaded water pump weep, pretty severely now. But even with low water with the thermostat pulled it still runs super cool and the fan hardly triggers.

    Wasn't aware it happened on the 08-11 like it does with the RFS engines. Started searching and found more more great article by Hodaka guy... basically have to replace a seal...

    http://ridedualsport.com/forum/index.php?topic=2658.0
  20. Beardoge

    Beardoge Been here awhile

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    Well I'll be damned what a great idea !

    I have no less than 4 new H4 bulbs laying around here for the snowmobiles, why the hell did I just buy the $15 halogen from sicass that's only a little brighter than the incandescent 35w the bike came with..... damn it..:rofl