KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. oinky1982

    oinky1982 Adventurer

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    HI everybody,

    My bike burn fuse, I've try to put a 15amp instead of the 10 amp but still burn, usually start doing it after few hours ride, I ve check the wire nad look in good shape.

    Also, about the battery, sometime bike get hard to start when it's hot, with e-start, I press the button and engine don't want turn, I hear it trying to but not much power, battery is in good shape.

    When I start and stop every 10 minutes, after few hours no more battery, other bike with me ktm 400, don't have any trouble could be possible the 570 kit take to much power from battery to turn the engine ????

    what is the best battery possible ??????


    any sugestion ????
  2. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    I have TurnTech 5 Amp Lithium battery installed.

    On the weekend, I had to kick it first thing in the morning and after my first stall. But after that, my bike started flawlessly in muddy single track. The fan was buzzing. The headlight high beam was on often and the the bike still turned over, even in gear.

    I have not upgraded the stator yet.

    This battery saved a couple pounds over stock.

    It seems to be dead or weak shen cold but it gets stronger as it warms up...when it counts...when you are exhausted in the muddy single track.
  3. NWBoarder

    NWBoarder Whitmeister

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    Oinky,
    It's not usually a good idea to replace fuses with larger amp rating. You're just asking for trouble. Find the cause: any rub marks on the wiring, cracks in the insulation, loose connections, etc.

    It would also help to know the year of the bike. As stated in this thread, the '08s had cam issues (KTM installed them backwards), and were hard to start.

    Until you resolve the starting problem, many have had good luck using the kick starter and the button at the SAME time.
  4. Bungholio

    Bungholio Been here awhile

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    While I have change the rear fender to the Euro style as well, mainly for the smaller taillight, at what point does the rear fender interfere with the tire? Must be at full compression of the suspension. I rode quite a while with the stock one and never had a problem with interference.
  5. BajaRat

    BajaRat Been here awhile

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    I have an '08 530 and even with the clickers all the way out, it was still way too harsh for my rocky, desert riding.

    I sent my forks and shock to James at: www.superplushsuspension.com/

    Problem solved ! I was close to selling the bike but it is now a joy to ride. It rips on rocky trails now. Worth the effort and $$.
  6. Deseret Rider

    Deseret Rider Been here awhile

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    Oinky I'm looking at a wiring diagram and see that the fuse is not in line with your starter---so I'm thinking that that your starter is not involved with your blowing fuses. Of the circuits that are fed downstream from the fuse I suspect that the fan motor circuit is the most likely to be blowing your fuses. Trace your 'hot' wire back from the fan connector to the starter relay looking for a place where it may be grounding to the frame. You might also disconnect the fan at it's connector and run the bike ---if it continues to blow fuses (use 10 amp fuses only) then you can look elsewhere for your problem. It seems to me that if you have a grounded circuit anywhere downline from your starter relay it will present a abnormal drain on the battery which seems to fit the symptoms you describe-----and in that case a new battery will not cure your problem Other circuits fed off the fuse would include your starter button, ignition switch, regulator rectifier (my number two suspect), and your light switch and speedometer. I'm just guessing but think the fan and a blown rectifier in your regulator and the #1 and #2 suspects.

    Baha Rat-----thanks for the heads up on "Superplush" I'll check that out.
  7. Deseret Rider

    Deseret Rider Been here awhile

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    I don't see a number on the chain links themselves----Is the OEM chain 520 O-Ring? I am looking to buy a spare master link and I see Renthal "R-3" or "R3-2" Links listed on my suppliers catalog. They don't interchange---and I wonder which one I need? Or other suggestions?
  8. PD-Classic

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    The stock chain is a 5/8" x 1/4" Z-Ring
    Stock connecting link part number: 50310366000
    Stock master link part number: 50310866000
  9. malcolmzilla

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    I used an additional DID 520 master and a link from a leftover new scrap length to extend my chain by a full link (2?) to accomodate a trial of 13/14-49/52 rear gearing. The stock chain (15-45) had the stock Six Days DOT tire contacting the mudguard. So 2 masters in a row but I don't expect any issues.

    I may go to riveted in a bit, now that the 52 rear is permanent (Christini AWD 13 and 14T fronts) there is some fancy german chain that has no o-rings but is impregnated with dry lube in the links/bushings? :huh
  10. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    Is the 'Stock' 530 EXC Silencer different from the 530 XC / 450 SX Stock Silencer :ear
  11. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Yes and no- first, XCW, XCF, and SXF have different, though interchangeable, silencers.

    EXC is like the XCW except with a very small plug at the end, which is easily cut off.
  12. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    So, would a SXF silencer be better [less restrictive] for the EXC ?? :scratch

    I put a SX silencer on my old 525 EXC & liked it well :thumb
    [exc silencer was restricted compared to the sx]
  13. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    Yes, the SX muffler is a lot less restrictive than the stock EXC 530 muffler, even after the internal restrictor is cut off.

    I am running the SX muffler that came with my 07 XCFW 250, it's got a bit more bark and bite to it.

    The downside is that it does not have a spark arrestor, although I am sure that I could find and end cap that has one.
  14. G Goat

    G Goat Been here awhile

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    How do you distinguish the difference between the the 2010 old frame, and 2010 new frame. The did change mid year, didn't they?
  15. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Look at the weld between the frame and the headtube on top. If there's minimal space beneath the bearing cap, it's the old style. If there's substantial (~10mm) space, it's the new one.

    Really, though, all true 10's have the new frame. Only the rebadged 09's (Champions Editions) are the old frame.
  16. Dluke

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    I have an '09 EXCR. I am looking for some feedback on how much fork tube should stick through the upper triple clamp. The manual says it should be flush to the top triple clamp. What are you guys running for fast two track and single track?
  17. Country Doc

    Country Doc Wanderer

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    I run it flush to the second engraved line on the tube, so there's a fair bit sticking out. Seems to work very well.

    I found the steering was too heavy flush to the triple. YMMV.

    dc
  18. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    You should definitely experiment for yourself- other people's settings will be meaningless. Also, note that your rear ride height (sag) will have a similar effect, so there are many ingredients in how the bike handles.
  19. Deseret Rider

    Deseret Rider Been here awhile

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    After riding, and when the bike is warm, the engaged clutch will allow the engine to idle in gear--no problem---there doesn't feel like there is any 'clutch drag'. Even so, I can't hold the clutch lever in and start the bike because there is so much 'drag' that the bike will 'pull through' the clutch and propel the bike forward. The handle bar lever adjustment is all the way out---that is there is a full 'throw' and maximum apparent travel of the master cylinder piston. What gives with this?
  20. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    With the stock battery, I just put it in neutral until it is warm. Now, I have the Turntch 5Amp and it starts in gear after a few cycles of the starter, even on a cold May morning.:clap