KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. Deseret Rider

    Deseret Rider Been here awhile

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    When I installed the '09 cam on my '08 530 (to enable the compression release which allows the button start) I found that the lobes on the new cam were different and required a size 325 valve shim to get the intake valve gap within spec. KTM does not furnish a 10 mm shim larger than 320. I had read here ---one one of the early pages----that the V-Rod Harley uses a 10 mm shim. I went to the HD dealer in Provo / Orem but their parts guy would not help (I think he doesn't want to sell to a KTM guy).

    My question is---does anyone know if Harley sells a 10 mm shim in sizes 325 or thicker----and is there anyone out there who could buy a few of them and send them to me? Of course, I will reimburse your cost and would be grateful for your help. :happay
  2. Storm Howlet

    Storm Howlet The Storm Owl

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    This might help:
    Here is a shim calculator with the Harley part numbers

    http://www.paochow.com/530 Valve Calculator.xls

    found in this post:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12035599&postcount=5

    EDIT: after looking at this I realized it doesn't go as high as you need, sorry.
  3. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    It's a KTM hub/wheel originally for an LC4. I actually haven't checked to make sure it will work on the new bike. I assume everything would line up. It worked on my old RFS bike. :dunno It's not officially for sale since I might keep it in case I do end up with a ride that includes extended asphalt (and I find out the clutch hub isn't damped sufficiently). There are also a couple of local guys that have expressed interest in it, so they're in line first.
  4. EdGear

    EdGear Edventurer

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    Tool tubs are plastic and break on impact, at least the welding rod holder types do.

    KTM makes a tool pouch for the rear fender $15, others make them too.
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    Many people make front fender bags. That should take some weight out of your daypack.
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  5. Deseret Rider

    Deseret Rider Been here awhile

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    Tsheltrow-----Thanks for the effort. I wonder if that means that HD shims aren't sold as thick as I need them----or if it means that the crossover list was only intended to cover the range of KTM sizes? Anybody know?
  6. G Goat

    G Goat Been here awhile

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    I tried to avoid the 08 as a few have recommended, but, a well sorted 30 hour one came up at a great price. It was owned by a KTM dealer mechanic who installed the 10 cam, new rings and piston, as well as other goodies, such as fork skins,bleeders, JD kit, and various protection.
    My question is, I am taking the bike to a suspension shop 6 hours from home. He is going to lower the bike 1.5 inches, re valve, install the new SKF seals, and has offered a bladder system. Any opinions?
    Also thinking about the leather Corbin seat that is 1 inch lower than stock. Anyone with this seat?

    http://www.ridersedgesuspension.com/riders_edge_suspension_vernon_bc_shop.html
  7. Bora20

    Bora20 Been here awhile

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    GP Moto in Kamloops also sets up bike using Rider's Edge Suspension if that is closer for you. I am going to get Geoff at GP Moto to do mine next year, probable just a 3/4" or 1" lower though. Just low enough to keep the balls of my feet on the ground when at a standstill.

    I have just installed the Seat Concepts seat foam on mine, 15mm shorter and it is great. $185 shipped to Canada and $35 to have it stapled on.
  8. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    For the last couple years on our off road trips I've been using the pig tail off the battery tender connection for power to charge cell phones, camera batteries ect at camp each night. I made up a pig tail that has a automotive cigarette plug on one end and the matching battery tender plug on the other, the only down side to this is I had to remove the air filter side cover each night to plug in the charger (a pain when running a tank bag and luggage).

    Today I went down and purchased a Gerbing accessory plug kit (same power outlet that BMW's use, link here: http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=43312) and mounted it just below the panel for the air filter. I had a mini to standard adapter from the old BMW so now charging is as easy as taking the adapter out of the tank bag and plugging it in. I soldered a battery tender plug onto the wiring going to the plug port so the port is just plugged into the tender cable inside the air box.

    Heading to the desert shortly so I'll be able to test it out on the trail.

    Here's a couple pictures of the install on my 530.


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    Picture of the power port installed on the bike, I have my Giant Loop bag installed in this picture as well.


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    Here's the adapter that converts the small euro power port to a standard automotive plug


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    Adapter plugged in and ready to charge something up.


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    Plugged into the battery tender port.


    Hodakaguy
  9. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    You only hear about the bad ones, but as of today, 120 hours of flogging on my friend's '08 530, and I'll tell you, in the 60 hours he has put on it himself, 50 hours have been WOT. Enjoy it G.

    We were at McLean Creek in the thunderstorms and relentless pouring rain today. Those roots are slippery business. Good times.
  10. Deseret Rider

    Deseret Rider Been here awhile

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    G-Goat, I have the Corbin seat----it's not cheap as you know (just under $$400). At first glance it would seem to be too firm---but I can ride it all day and not complain about butt burn afterwards----I've had Corbin seats on my BMR road machine and on my previous dual sport---a DR 650--- and can recommend Corbin very highly. From posts I've seen on other forums I am aware that not everybody that tries one likes it as well as I do-- so there are exceptions. I think the Corbin is for people who ride long and hard ---and maybe not primarily concerned with lowering the seat, in which case, there are cheaper options.
  11. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    Just arrived. Likely the last new 09' 530 :clap
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    now someone buy my other 530 :spam
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  12. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    I was wondering if anyone had thoughts on the expected motor life on one of these bikes. With proper care, are we talking about 20K without a full rebuild? More? Less?
  13. Happy Seal

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  14. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    More unless it eats a bunch of dirt or water.
  15. retired motoman

    retired motoman LifeIsShort,EnjoyTheRide!

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    Still going.... did do new rings and valve seals at 5k only because of the WFO throttle during the winter months as a snowbike. No winter miles counted in the 7500.
    Ride it and have fun.

  16. Bora20

    Bora20 Been here awhile

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    Guess what, the Seat Concepts seat was amazing.

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  17. S H I F T Y

    S H I F T Y Been here awhile

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    Yep, it sure was. Had my first ride on it yesterday, waaay better than stock.

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  18. malcolmzilla

    malcolmzilla Adventurer

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    Thanks, I believe it is an Acerbis or Polisport; I asked for a standard '10 KTM EXC fender in black.
  19. G Goat

    G Goat Been here awhile

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    Thanks Brian.

    I just spoke with a gentleman at Clockworks regarding their 3.4 gallon tank. He didn't think his tank would work with the HT cooler. Anyone try it?
    Are the Fluidyne coolers been tried yet?
  20. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    Did you know that the 2009 1/2 530 13 liter KTM tank fits on the 2011 KTM XCW 300 - bolts right on. :evil