KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    Welcome to the 530 club Xmoto:freaky

    Looks ready to ride...weather is nice tomorrow...go get it dirty and then post the pics and review! So how much did ya save? Give us details:ear
  2. Bob599

    Bob599 Bob599

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    So Ned did you do a review of the 2 moto. Really interested in these but not many in Wisconsin. Really extensive trail riding on mostly bermed an groomed corners. Would you think the application would be a good one.
  3. Xmoto

    Xmoto Death Race

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    It has 1080 miles, EE skid plate and rad guards. Trail tech stator, rad fan and over flow tank. Grip warmers to. Got it for 4800. Rode a little in the woods today love the bike. I have to set it up for my weight. Feels like a real dirt bike not a dual sport.
  4. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    :scratch None of my CRF450's were this easy :nono
    & I rode 500cc 2-strokes for 12yrs :deal
  5. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    I never did a writeup, but the short version is, I thought it was pure magic in powder in the right range of snow conditions, which was fairly narrow. Too soft and you needed more horsepower, too firm and it was weird.

    On hardpack like the trails I grew up snowmobiling in Northern New York, I'd rather put my eye out with a fork than use that thing. It crabbed this way and that grabbing ruts as it went along, it was f'in terrible.

    But it was really cool in the right snow conditions. For me, it's too much money for another high-hassle-factor condition specific sport, I already have enough of those, and I hate being cold. But I can see the attraction.

    :dunno
  6. Bob599

    Bob599 Bob599

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    I was afraid of that! Looks like a really neat toy but I was thinking that it might be to unstable on hard pack. Thought it might be worth it if I could convert my bike and then have a sled without all the sled hassle.

    Proof is always in the pudding!
  7. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    4800? ice deal! Uncorked? Do it!

    EE springs and you are ready to immitate David Knight. He ripped it up in Europe on a 530. It's not a dual sport...it's a street legal, off-road racer:deal
  8. DougA

    DougA In-flight missle repair

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    I don't know? The bike has always been easy for me to start unless I do something stupid on it. What I do know is the kick start on my 530 is so tight the kick start will not even return to the top of it's stroke, I have to pull it to the top.
  9. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    Well, that's not normal. KTMtalk.com will either have a thread on it or one of the gurus will put you in the right ballpark.
  10. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    Anybody . . . .
  11. jrproper

    jrproper Been here awhile

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  12. Bora20

    Bora20 Been here awhile

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    What kind of oil are people using? The Motorex stuff is $22/L here, but my sales guy (who was a national champion mechanic) said to run Shell Rotella.

    I am not sure which Shell Rotella to use though. I saw it at a parts store for $9/L.


    I know...another oil thread question.
  13. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    I'm currently running Mobil 1 Synthetic 15/50 in the motor and Rotella 15/40 dino. oil in the trans.
  14. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Yep. Mobile 1 15-50W here in both the engine and the trans. :thumb

    Hodakaguy
  15. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    Are you not worried that it's too slippery for the clutch? ( since Mobil 1 lacks the JASO-MA spec.)

    ...Not that I think the DOT spec'd. knobbies are any safer than the rest either
  16. neduro

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    Golden Spectro 20w-50 here, both sides. It's half the price of Motorex at my shop, and the clutch seems to have better feel.

    :dunno
  17. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Oh, and meant to do a quick update on the rebuild as well. Bike runs great as ever, and a couple weeks ago I did a fun 500 mile trip, documented here:

    Worth checking out for the pictures that I did NOT take!

    Anyway, 500 miles later, the oil level did not measurably change. I feel confident in saying that things are sorted out.
  18. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    I've ran Honda HP4 20w50 [gold bottle] in all 5 of my KTM's.
    It meets the JASO T-903-MA specs :deal
  19. Xmoto

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    Any of you guys ride on the ice? What do you rejet to for the winter.
  20. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    Will the Dampened Wheel assembly from a 625/640 bolt right on the 530 :ear

    keeping the brake rotor & sprocket aligned up ??

    I'm thinking it will even though the 625/640 is right side drive with a wider rim.