KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I have a pretty good sized chest freezer if you need it:lol3
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  2. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    Wow, how'd I miss this? :lurk
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  3. PacWestGS

    PacWestGS Life Is The Adventure!

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    Don't fill it all the way up - leave some room for expansion above the dent. DAMHIK.

    Big mess :wink:
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  4. JayBo1

    JayBo1 Long timer

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    Probably a good idea for me to explain how to do the freezer fix. You will need a chest freezer that the pipe can be set up in so the dent is at the lowest point. Remove the header pipe from the bike and pour water in it so the water is a few inches either side of the dent but not within a few inches of the open ends. Put the pipe in the freezer so it's supported in that position and leave it overnight. Then simply take the pipe out and leave it to thaw. You might have to repeat the exercise if the dent has "sharp" edges and you may not get it completely out but it does make a large difference.

    The idea is the "open ends" of the water column freeze first and then the rest. The frozen ends form a "plug" of ice. The water freezing inside the pipe between the ice end plugs will force the dent out.

    Good luck. "All care and no responsibility" from me, so don't be trying to claim a new header if don't work:lol3 . That's called "bad luck" and you probably just wanted an excuse to buy a new header anyway:lol3 .
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  5. 1stworks

    1stworks dude

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    much better!!!:clap

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  6. d0gWateR

    d0gWateR Goat Stuntaz DSMC

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  7. Redline

    Redline Been here awhile

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    Man that's nice firstworks. Is that the 13L tank? If a guy wanted a 200 mile range out of a 530, would the 21.5 acerbis do it, or would you have to go to the 6.3 gallon?
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  8. KrustyKustom

    KrustyKustom Lets Go....

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    Lets get a full frontal shot. I like the headlight, that will be my next mod.

    What stator mod did you do?
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  9. 1stworks

    1stworks dude

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    BD Stator upgrade...Twin BD Fuego HID

    The best is yet to come...:evil

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  10. jnock827

    jnock827 n00b

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    Hey do you any of you guys know what the stock fork oil height is for the '08 450/530 bikes. I am doing a fork service on mine an can't seem to find it.

    Thanks,

    Jnock
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  11. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Typically 120-130mm is a safe starting point.
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  12. jnock827

    jnock827 n00b

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    Thanks Ned, Do you know any links for DIY servicing the shock. I would need to find someone to fill it with nitrogen do you know anyone in the Springs that can help?

    Thanks,

    jnock
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  13. mookymoo

    mookymoo Mookish Mook

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    Whats that header pipe guard?
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  14. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    Hello

    Is it possible to raise the bars in conjunction with the scotts damper under the bar.

    Mikael
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  15. osteo

    osteo Motion is Life

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    Yup!

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    What you are looking at is the underbar mount from Scotts (black piece) + the Rally Riser

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    That submount part is not listed on their online site for sale, but the do sell it, the part number is # 310110

    If it was not pissing rain outside I'd go out and take some better pictures of the set up.

    I gotta say, the ergonomics are perfect, that Rally Riser is the 125 model which is a 1" rise with forward offset plus the Scotts submount piece another 1". I'm 6' tall, with arms longer than they should be and I have absolutely no complaints now with riding position.

    I gotta couple more pic's but they are not the best and I don't want to take away from this thread...

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  16. Goss

    Goss LC8 Adventurer

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    Holy moly ! :evil

    That is one sweet 530. Those headlights look killer !
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  17. emerson.biguns

    emerson.biguns All idiot, no savant

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    Appeared on CL last night. I made the mistake of looking at CL this morning. It was in my garage by 7pm. Fully farkled, outrageous deal.


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  18. Softwareguy14

    Softwareguy14 n00b

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    Hey guys I need some advice here. I have a 2008 530 EXC that I just purchased. I have 150 miles on it and most of that has been on MX tracks :) I knowthat bike is really not a mx'er but it's just the most convienent place for me to ride. My main issue is that at 200lbs I am maxing out both the fron and rear suspension....Before I go farkle crazy on the bike I need to address the suspension. Coud someone please give me some advice based on actual experience.
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  19. emerson.biguns

    emerson.biguns All idiot, no savant

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    Ned,

    What tail light set-up are you using?



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  20. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Start with springs- it has reasonable fork springs in (.46) but the shock is a 7.2 and you might want a 7.6 or rising rate if you're into that sort of thing.
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