KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    I've never adjusted one, I'll have to check that out.

    On my desert tank mine was really tight when it was new, I smeared just a dab of dielectric grease on the rubber seal and the cap worked nice and smooth after that.

    Hodakaguy
  2. stingraysktm

    stingraysktm Adventurer

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    No worries! I had issues with the throttle cables getting in the way of the tank seating properly. Once I moved them out of the way the tank fit great. Now I just need a little dielectric grease for the cap and I'll be good to go!
  3. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    Haven't mounted the Michelin desert race tire yet, it'll be on the front and a trials on the rear when I take the bike to the Southwest in April. Week post up. Here I've been running knobbies


    sent from Tapatalk but there has to be a better way
  4. Nijntje

    Nijntje The Riding Dutchman

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/84558306@N02/12263581173/" title="IMAG0085 by Nijntje4, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3760/12263581173_a005660a0c_c.jpg" width="452" height="800" alt="IMAG0085"></a>

    After reading so much about the Pirelli MT43 I had to give it a try and so far I'm mighty impressed. I feel it mates perfectly to the character of the 530. :D
  5. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    What filter skins you all use, and can you paste a link to purchase them? I want to pick some up before I haul my bike out west thanks
  6. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    Springin' up...
    Rider 177+ without gear

    The KTM spring chart ( http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/...EE-Springs.pdf ) calls for
    44front/76rear for 180-199 lbs
    46/80 for 200-209 lbs

    I have some 46 Racetech springs coming for the forks
    and a 7.8 rear spring coming as well.

    The bike has a GPR V4 setup, Flexx bars, mirrors, a GPS and sometimes a fender bag front and rear with tools/tubes etc.
    Also has a 3.2 Clockwork gastank.

    I figure roughly I'm looking at no more than 25lbs of gear, plus me, at any given time.
    I'm thinking these should be fairly well balanced.

    What do you think?
    Blast away!
  7. tvbh40a

    tvbh40a PSUViking

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  8. J.Johnson

    J.Johnson Adventurer

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    I did wo of my bikes like this. It is a highway dirt bikes part and switches. Start button and kill switch right next to each other. [​IMG]


    Sent with this high tech chingadera!
  9. dionbilt

    dionbilt energetic beginner

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    I will have to say I'm very jealous. :drif
    been looking at getting the HDB set up for my 520 for about year. It just looks clean and sano. Evrytime I think I'm close to being done with adding farkle to the old girl I see more awsome products Haha
  10. bkoz

    bkoz Been here awhile

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    I think your pretty close. I am 175lbs and have the fat Acerbis tank. I am running 0.48's up front and a 7.2-9.0 on the back. This set up is a bit stiff and I have been keeping my eyes open for a step softer on both ends in the buy 'n' sells.
  11. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    I have these for my 500 ant they stretch over quite nice, would also suggest the filter rim grease.

    http://www.mx1canada.com/standard-and-quick-release-air-filter-skins/
    http://www.mx1canada.com/motorcycle-air-filter-maintenance/

    Now this is canadian but I do believe there is mx1 for the USA
    The no toil is great and washes with water to clean it.
  12. jackhammer50

    jackhammer50 Adventurer

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    "I did two of my bikes like this. It is a highway dirt bikes part and switches. Start button and kill switch right next to each other. "

    [​IMG]

    I like that. Where did you get that switch?
  13. Stobie

    Stobie Mr. Motivated

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    I have a set of .46's and a Race Tech P15 on the shelf that were installed on my 530 by the previous owner. PM if you're interested in either or both. I weigh 235, and I doubt that I'll ever lose enough weight to use them.:D
  14. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    all depends on where you ride... I ride in soft Fla. sand stuff.... that's way too soft for softer terrain.... but harder terrain uses softer springs..... you were goin' thru all that sag stuff, i'm bettin' there's no way you hit the sag #'s w/that rear spring, while standing... I couldn't w/a 8.8 ... i'm 200 and I'm a total gear queer, probably 225 riding....
  15. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    As his statement goes "highway dirt bikes" Google is your friend. He make great stuff and wish I had some if it. HDB is a member here in the vendors forum with a link and discount to his site.
  16. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    Really...I figured a 7.8 would be pretty close. I guess we'll see how it works out. As you know the spring I have now is a 6.9 and sag is way off.
  17. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    Not so sure a P15 would work for 175lb rider if I'm reading the Racetech chart correctly. Looks like it's for a 130lb rider. Just sayin'...

    http://racetech.com/articles/ktm.htm
  18. J.Johnson

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    Highwaydirtbikes.com look under HDB switches and mounts. It is a perch switch , top right.



    Sent with this high tech chingadera!
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    tvbh40a PSUViking

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    Thanks
  20. Stobie

    Stobie Mr. Motivated

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    That chart is so out of date that displacements to 530cc aren't even listed; nor are the P05, P10, and P30 which are now available. The pre-08 bikes had a different shock angle and needed different spring rates to achieve the same effect.

    My bike's PO was a B-level enduro/hare scrambles competitor that weighed 180 pounds, and actually sent his stuff all the way to RT headquarters to have the work done.

    This version of the P15 is supposedly a super-progressive 6.8-14.0 kg/mm. Race Tech has changed the ratings on their springs several times in the last few years without changing the designations.

    Just sayin'.:evil