KTM 530 EXCR- More better!

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

  1. peman

    peman Been here awhile

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    HI BEARDOGE,
    If you're michanically minded id give it a go, but keep in mind you will be spending a bit of money on parts to go that deep to replace gaskets and seals and all the updated parts mentioned in this thread. Personally i would fix it as i too couldn't justify 18k on a new bike when looking 2.5 years ago, and it's a good time to go through the whole bike? And for me very satisfying to know your ride to the core and it is at it's best. Also the engine rebuild thread in this site is very informative.
  2. Beardoge

    Beardoge Been here awhile

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    Thanks Peman, I'm leaning toward fixing it my local dealer wants $11,200 for a new one. The shaft is $75.... Looking at it it doesn't look too bad remove the swingarm, top end and pull the engine out.
    I have split cases on 4 strokes before just not looking forward to it...
  3. header

    header Chris

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    Split it. It really isn’t that much work.
  4. alongat

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    And you might as well do all the 2010-2011 updates while you’re in there...
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  5. Beardoge

    Beardoge Been here awhile

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    Thank you for the encouragement ! I removed the engine, split the case and replaced the countershaft, all finished up and the bike is snorting fire once again. I replaced the oil pump gears while I was in there because well … there plastic, important, and were only $3 a piece.
    The bike has 12,000 miles on it and I was very surprised at how clean and little wear there was anywhere in the engine. I did struggle putting the transmission back together as even though I was very careful removing the gears and bits I had one gear backward and took me a bit to figure that out. But other than that it went very well and it saved me $11,000 dollars ?! LOL
  6. enduro16

    enduro16 Been here awhile

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    You split the cases, and you didn't single sump
  7. peman

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    And now you know your bike a whole lot better than before. And a little bit of pride that you done it, sucks if something goes wrong though...
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  8. Beardoge

    Beardoge Been here awhile

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  9. peman

    peman Been here awhile

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    Hi everyone, I've got a new problem, this fookin bike hates tyres! 20191116_113216.jpg
    This is three rides old.. and about 400km
    No grip in the loose stuff, pirelli scorpion xc mh Done and dusted. Went with a dunlop d606 120/80/18 see how it goes, used them on the old tt600, much different animal though.
    20191116_115556.jpg
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  10. Beardoge

    Beardoge Been here awhile

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    That's a very well documented problem with these bikes..... :imaposer
  11. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    The 606 is really heavy. I love the Scorpion XCMH on mine. You do have to burn it down to almost nothing to get your $$ from it, but you're riding a KTM not a BMW! The cheapest thing on your bike is not the guy riding it!
  12. TrailBreak

    TrailBreak Eternal Pessimist

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    I used a 606 rear on my TAT trip this year. It did not fare well....neither did a Pirelli MT 21. Hilariously a Kenda 270 outlasted both of them.
  13. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    How many miles did the Kenda 270 last (rear tire)?
  14. TrailBreak

    TrailBreak Eternal Pessimist

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    I don't remember mileage, just states. 606 lasted from PA to MS, usual east coast TAT terrain. MT 21 MS to CO, flat midwest stuff. Kenda CO to OR over the roughest terrain of the trip. Still had life at the end 46918E96-B4A2-4A08-8083-8842A80357C4.jpeg
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  15. Beardoge

    Beardoge Been here awhile

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    Wow I have to know the details of your trip did you write a report ? I've been bla bla about the TAT for over a decade and here I am only getting older and not doing the trip....
  16. TrailBreak

    TrailBreak Eternal Pessimist

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    no I'm not much for reflection on the trail. Just ride as fast as I can, for as long as I can. Short version is me and another inmate (mrstarks2001) loosely planned it over 2 years. We took the MABDR from PA to the start of the TAT, Sam's tracks through to UT, then took the UTBDR up to ID, then back on Sam's to Port Orford OR. Rented a box truck and drove home. 27 days total riding, no days off. Came out to about $6k miles or so. Camped 23 of 27 days, mostly primitive National Forest sites. I can post some pics if you want.. Just go for it, find someone you know you can ride with for a month or so. Its not that crazy to do. The western section was the shit.
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  17. Beardoge

    Beardoge Been here awhile

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    You used a 530 ?
  18. TrailBreak

    TrailBreak Eternal Pessimist

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    Damn straight
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  19. Beardoge

    Beardoge Been here awhile

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    How did the oil changes go ? How often ? Everyone tells me the 530 won't make it because of the small oil volume. I do 1000 mile rides around Michigan and don't think anything of it. I've not changed it in that distance and a few times out of convenience I've taken the fill cap off and dumped most of it out and just refilled with new to get most of it changed anyhow.
  20. TrailBreak

    TrailBreak Eternal Pessimist

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    I changed crankcase oil every 20-25 hours, filter and trans every other. I carried 2 500ml fuel bottles of extra oil and all my filters. Most times I changed it at a Walmart parking lot. I bought good oil when I could but I ran all kinds of oil through it, never lower than 50 weight in the engine but usually 40 weight in the trans. As for air filters, I bought 6 filter skins and pre-oiled them and kept them in a ziploc bag. I brought 1 extra pre-oiled filter and squashed it flat in a ziploc. Short of a leaky clutch slave in the first couple days the bike ran flawlessly.
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