KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. tileman

    tileman Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,896
    Location:
    Melbourne, OZ
    I've fitted one to a mates 2016 fe 501. If the frames the same then should fit no worries. PM me with an email address and I can include some pics etc.
  2. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2005
    Oddometer:
    9,129
    Location:
    The Delta Ghetto, GA (aka PTC)
    The frames are different starting in 2017, depending on how you mounted it, it may not be a big deal. I will PM you.
  3. samvspr

    samvspr Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2017
    Oddometer:
    11
    I'm maybe interested in one to fit to a husaberg fe450 2011, but I'm located in Netherlands EU, so not sure what the price and shipping costs are?
  4. TrailBreak

    TrailBreak Eternal Pessimist

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2014
    Oddometer:
    174
    Location:
    Vermont
    My 530 at the end of a MABDR/TAT/UTBDR trip on Monday. Almost 6k miles. Just shy of 9k miles on the clock. Tearing the motor down now to see how the top end looks. Oil changes every 20-25 hours during the trip. Ran like a champ.

    Attached Files:

    Dzane, LC8TY and Dirt2007 like this.
  5. bruceca2002

    bruceca2002 Been here awhile Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2003
    Oddometer:
    455
    Location:
    Kelowna, Britsh Columbia and Lake Havasu City, AZ
    I bet it will look like new if you never run it low on oil. These motors are bullet proof if you look after them!
  6. TrailBreak

    TrailBreak Eternal Pessimist

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2014
    Oddometer:
    174
    Location:
    Vermont
    Leakdown showed about 20% loss. Piston was pretty carboned up. Cylinder looked great. Measured in spec. New Vertex piston went in easy. Going after the valves tomorrow.
    80F6243A-7CCE-47C5-9729-F5C285CBB972.jpeg 25C33AC0-862A-4100-AD97-6328C3E4C9F8.jpeg AA83165A-A2DA-4E69-8C6D-AB45657D0B74.jpeg
    Bonafide Bob, LC8TY and Biped like this.
  7. LC8TY

    LC8TY must......find........fuel

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,367
    Location:
    Carnarvon, Australia
    A couple of days in the desert with the dirty 530

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
  8. peman

    peman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    163
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hi everyone, I've had my 530 for 2.5 years now, and I'm convinced it's evil! And i like it, it's tried to kill me quite a few times but i forgive it. I can't ride for a while due to thumb surgery so major service and make over time!! Will be checking valve clearances, oil pump gears and idler gear breather and greasing all bearings and replacing wheel bearings. How it looks now, will post pic when done.
    20190820_162429.jpg
    Plugging this into it
    20190820_162534.jpg
  9. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2005
    Oddometer:
    9,129
    Location:
    The Delta Ghetto, GA (aka PTC)
    It could be the nut behind the wheel.
  10. header

    header Chris

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,800
    Location:
    Indiana
    Peman,

    What do you think of the stegz pegs? I was thinking about them but I’m not in high speed riding much and didn’t want to spend the money if they’re in the way for harder enduro riding where I’m moving around on the bike a lot.
  11. tileman

    tileman Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,896
    Location:
    Melbourne, OZ
    Whats the general consensus in regards to front disc guards? I don't do tight single track, more open trails. Is it for rocks etc or something I haven't thought of.
  12. peman

    peman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    163
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hi header,
    For what your doing it would be a waist of money, i do high speed rough/sandy terrain on the foot pegs most of the time between the steg pegz and steering damper I'm fast and not fatigued.
  13. peman

    peman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    163
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Indeed,
    But it is a fourm of suicide these bikes and yet learner approved in Australia, work that out.
    SoilSampleDave likes this.
  14. peman

    peman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    163
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Stage one complete, brake and clutch fluids changed and washed down, on with the bearings! Such a nice bike to work on compared to my old tt600. 20190821_154837.jpg
  15. TrailBreak

    TrailBreak Eternal Pessimist

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2014
    Oddometer:
    174
    Location:
    Vermont
    Just finished a refresh of mine post-TAT. New Vertex piston, gaskets, clutch slave and master rebuild, plastics, and graphics. What bar clamp you using peman? Mind posting a shot of your dash setup?
  16. peman

    peman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    163
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hey traibreak,
    Being 6ft 3 i need all the height i can get, i got these bar clamps of ebay $50 Chinese things, highest ones i could find. Don't let that put you of though just over a year ago i cartwheeled the bike 90kph they got bent but held up well for the impact they took.
    20190821_120339.jpg
    20190714_142658.jpg
  17. peman

    peman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    163
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Got pics of your bike? With the new piston could you tell any difference between the old one at all? I have 7500k on my bike and I'm considering a new piston.
  18. TrailBreak

    TrailBreak Eternal Pessimist

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2014
    Oddometer:
    174
    Location:
    Vermont
    Im in the process of fitting decals on the new plastics but i will post some pics when im done. Still doing break in on the engine. Thanks for the pic!:clap
  19. peman

    peman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    163
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Good day everyone, i got a bit more done today, valves checked all good there, re-routed the breather hoses as there was a bit of oil in the air box, i put little fuel filters on them and ran them down the radiator. Got to the swingarm bearings and was horrified, I'm imbarrassed about the condition of them. Won't be going together for a while until I have two hands. Will do what i can though.
    20190824_121632.jpg 20190824_121042.jpg
    20190824_113648.jpg
  20. peman

    peman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    163
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    No probs, can't wait to see it with the tux! Mine's getting new decals too.