KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Shouldn’t have sold my ‘08. I had Dave Hopkins common sump my motor and it was bulletproof! Unfortunately, I also sent him the carb and well, let’s just say I would never send him one again. I got tired of messing with it and went FI on a newer bike. I do have the EBC clutch holder tool and the clutch side cover gasket (the whole side cover, not the little round one) still sitting on my workbench. If someone wants them, they can have them for the cost of shipping them, or if you are in Atlanta you can come and get them.
  2. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Long timer

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    I would like to have them and gladly pay shipping. I will pm you shipping info.
    Bob

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  3. Tourmeister

    Tourmeister What's that funny noise?

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    My 2010 530 EXC in Wyoming, somewhere North of Ten Sleep and East of Grey Bull.
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    Here it is going to warp speed heading to the top of Bolam Pass going East toward Purgatory
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    It has been a great bike and has taken me on a LOT of great adventures to incredible places. Moving to it from a KLR 650 did WONDERS for my riding ability and confidence! I have admit though... I am getting the itch for the fuel injection...
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  4. TrailBreak

    TrailBreak Eternal Pessimist

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    What size is the tank on that bad boy?
  5. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    I need to replace the fuel line from the tank to the carburetor, what are you guys using? FI line? Clear line?

    Thanks in advance!
  6. Tourmeister

    Tourmeister What's that funny noise?

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    It is the KTM (Acerbis) 6.6 gallon tank. It gives me about 300 miles on a tank. It doubles as a radiator guard and leg rest. There is a petcock on the left side and screw valve on the right side with a cross over line between them so you can use the last of the right side like a reserve if you want. It is just translucent enough to be able to see the gas line if you rock the bike a little. It is pretty sturdy and has had a somewhat rough life... :muutt

    Mine is just rubber fuel hose from the autopart store. I had to make some extra long sections to work with the big tank. I want to say they are 1/4" lines (iniside dia.) with maybe a 3/8-7/16 outside dia.
  7. Sniperx

    Sniperx Long timer

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    Suddenly lost my lighting tonight. When idling the headlight and tail light are fine. When revving slightly they shutdown, no flicker....just dead. After returning to idle for a moment the lights will turn back on. This is affecting the headlight, tail, and brake. The blinkers, starter and odo are fine. I’m thinking the regulator is screwing up.
  8. tileman

    tileman Long timer

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    Anyone after a CPW oil cooler?
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  9. tileman

    tileman Long timer

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    My 450 is getting a birthday soon with new decals etc. Come to the conclusion that as good as the new models are mine is still better than I can make it behave.
  10. snarf

    snarf WFO and clueless

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    Same here. Love my 530. Lots of bikes have come and gone over the years, but the 530 is going nowhere.
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  11. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Long timer

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    I can't believe any new models are better than my 2008 450 XCR-W, it rips and does exactly what is ask of it. KTM 92417.JPG
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  12. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Motor wise, I agree with you. DS riding, agree. But for single track, the ‘17 up frame turns like magic.
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  13. godwinmt

    godwinmt They call me Crash

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    Even motorwise...the new breed of 450 engines are out of this world...but yeah, the new frame is what makes the new bikes.
  14. bruceca2002

    bruceca2002 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I found the new frames are great for smaller riders and not so good for larger dudes. Felt like a mini bike compared to my 530. I am a big guy so I am sticking with the 530!
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  15. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Also have heard that the MY17-18 fork valving is intended for slower, rougher single track and tends to bottom in the rough stuff of the desert at speed.
  16. TrailBreak

    TrailBreak Eternal Pessimist

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    Sounds like an excuse to upgrade the stator while you are at it!
  17. Bikedude987

    Bikedude987 Been here awhile

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    My only complaint on these bikes is the ground clearance - that sump is a freaking anchor compared to my 18 300!

    That and the weight, and the clearance when wrenching on things....and the suspension isn't very good.

    But yes, the '10 530 is a keeper for sure!
  18. Beardoge

    Beardoge Been here awhile

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    I guess I don't understand the turn like magic … move the bar mounts forward and the bikes are damn twitchy....
  19. BMgreenmt

    BMgreenmt Long timer

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    Sold an 08 530 and now have a 18 500 excf. While the new bike, all stock, still scoots good......the 530 had more arm stretch!