KTM 450 - 530 Oil Pump Upgrade! How To Article with Pics

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Hodakaguy, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. uncktruck

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    Once again, you're the voice of reason. Thanks for all your help, I have to run to town for oil, I'll let you know how things work out.
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  2. alongat

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    Let me know - good luck. I'm currently in the UK but if you get stuck somehow, text me at 14169307405
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  3. akarob

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    Does anyone have a picture of the Kickstart idler gear to share? Sounds like a good thing to check. Thanks.
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  4. alongat

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    image.jpeg
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  5. uncktruck

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    Thanks for all the advice and illustrations, bike fixed and time will tell if it holds.
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  6. uncktruck

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    alongat, thanks for your help! Your advise had a calming effect on this old guy which helped get the bike fixed and back on the road. I only have a few miles on it so far, I'll let you know how things go after a 100 or so miles. Thanks again!
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  7. alongat

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    Excellent, it's my pleasure - I'm sure it will be fantastic.
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  8. Yedmod

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    Don't try to put it together with the roller bearing and the steel bushing in the clutch basket. The easy way is to first slide the steel bushing (#3 in the link below) on the shaft (leave the roller bearing off). Next put the clutch basket on. Without the roller bearing on the bushing the basket can move around a little and it will go right on. After it is on the roller bearing (#2) can be slid into the space between the clutch basket and bushing from the front. Everything falls right together that way.

    http://www.partspitstop.com/oemparts/a/ktm/524b8dc0f8700231ac498c70/clutch
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  9. uncktruck

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    Hodakaguy and alongat, thanks for the help. The bike is fixed and I think it'll do the 2,000+ mile dirt ride I'm about to undertake. Thanks!
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  10. alongat

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    Nice - enjoy and be safe.
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  11. uncktruck

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    Alongat, the bike ran flawlessly during the entire 1907 mile trip. The only hiccup was when I laid it down in a river crossing, had to clean every electrical connector on the bike before it would fire. I've really grown to love this bike.
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  12. mbillens1

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    Thanks for the detailed thread -- I bought a used 530 exc that had most of the upgrades done already, but it was good to open the bike up to check. Also had the kick idler spun bushing problem I needed to fix.
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  13. AusMuppet

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    Thanks for the great write up!
    I've got some Blais racing gears and all the other gear needed on the way for install. After spending the time and money on the SXS big bore kit I decided that spending the extra money on this would be worthwhile protection.
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