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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:02 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 30,912
Posted By Vicks
Glad you did not suffer any (more) major damages....

Glad you did not suffer any (more) major damages. Heal well....
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 1,268,537
Posted By Vicks
+1 on doing a separate thread on this subject and...

+1 on doing a separate thread on this subject and linking it here (or your sig line).

I'm gonna be digging into my own very soon and be updating it with pics on my Adventure rebuild thread (link...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 1,268,537
Posted By Vicks
LoL, you got the seat back on right ? so, that...

LoL, you got the seat back on right ? so, that qualifies you to answer !!

I did email them and now awaiting a reply, they're just a reseller though so i'm not sure they can answer without checking...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 1,268,537
Posted By Vicks
Aftermarket High Flow water pump kit

Hi all,

I bought a Mino (http://www.frankmxparts.com/epages/62910900.sf/sec9eaff76cd4/?ObjectPath=/Shops/62910900/Products/1387) High flow water pump kit...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By Vicks
Found the Stebel horn i had bought a long time...

Found the Stebel horn i had bought a long time ago but, never got around to installing it on the 990. So, i guess it will go on the 530....
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By Vicks
Next was the rebound damper adjustment screw....

Next was the rebound damper adjustment screw. I've had this one sieze on my (now sold) '07 Adv990S so i needed to service it and lubricate the threads properly. I read the removal procedure from the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 1,268,537
Posted By Vicks
Inspect the CS splines for wear / signs of...

Inspect the CS splines for wear / signs of fretting while in there and be generous with the loctite.
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 1,268,537
Posted By Vicks
Thx for that. After the engine smoking issue i...

Thx for that. After the engine smoking issue i had with the bike, it feels good to find atleast some hidden goodies :D:D




Well, i'm not complaining :wink: No stickers on the outside. Just...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By Vicks
It's the KTM SXS570 kit. I went this route...

It's the KTM SXS570 kit. I went this route because i also required a con-rod for the rebuild not to mention the KTM kit includes a new CDI, cam shaft etc. That, and because the EUR is weak right now,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By Vicks
Yup, already ordered the high flow pump kit from...

Yup, already ordered the high flow pump kit from the Netherlands which should be delivered in about a week. I guess the 570kit (on its way from KTM) somehow mandated it too :evil :evil

Not much of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 1,268,537
Posted By Vicks
Identify this ...

I dismantled the rear shock for a rebuild and saw what i think i a RaceTech gold valve. Can someone confirm this ?

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By Vicks
Got into the starter motor yesterday ...

Got into the starter motor yesterday
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n103/vicky250gt/530Exc%20full%20rebuild/DSCF1544_zpsdbwlicx6.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By Vicks
Further dis-assembly ensued.............. ...

Further dis-assembly ensued..............

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n103/vicky250gt/530Exc%20full%20rebuild/DSCF1514_zps287qbcts.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,102
Posted By Vicks
Begin here - Why don't you stop using the number...

Begin here - Why don't you stop using the number system and go back to counting with your fingers, animal figures ? don't have enough digits to count more than 20 i guess ? Oops :lol3 :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,460
Posted By Vicks
D, what after market radiators did you buy for...

D, what after market radiators did you buy for your 640 ? I'm looking for a set of oversized rads for my 530Exc and found a lot of cheap ones on ebay...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By Vicks
LED lights - contd.... Did some test...

LED lights - contd....

Did some test positioning of the LED lights
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n103/vicky250gt/530Exc%20full%20rebuild/DSCF1486_zpsjvaox26r.jpg...
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 38,208
Posted By Vicks
PM replied to. thanks much for the support.

PM replied to.

thanks much for the support.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-10-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,694
Posted By Vicks
C'mon now, don't make us beg. post up that...

C'mon now, don't make us beg.

post up that paypal address.
Forum: Vendors 06-10-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 38,208
Posted By Vicks
springs for a fully loaded dirt touring 530Exc

Hi,

I'm rebuilding my 2010 KTM 530Exc for a 6-8 month adventure ride (mainly dirt) and will be carrying around 55-60lbs of luggage, 65lbs (30ltrs from the 3 tanks) fuel, 20lbs riding gear which,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 1,268,537
Posted By Vicks
Yep, 27mm preload is too much (recommendation is...

Yep, 27mm preload is too much (recommendation is 9mm) and calls for a stiffer spring even without the bike being loaded up with fuel and luggage but the bike rode at acceptable levels in enduro trim....
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By Vicks
I'm breaking up the Adventure build of my bike...

I'm breaking up the Adventure build of my bike into smaller portions. First one is the nav tower/fairing support and lights. The plan is to re-use the nav tower support to mount new LED lights.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 1,268,537
Posted By Vicks
any body ??

any body ??
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By Vicks
I also want to fabricate a larger oil cooler...

I also want to fabricate a larger oil cooler capable of holding 1-1.5ltrs of oil instead of the 0.45L held in the CPW racing cooler....
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By Vicks
KTM 530Exc Adventure build

So, my wish to build up the 530Exc with a 690 engine turned out to be un-feasible for now. That leaves me with the good old rally kitted 530 which i now plan to turn into a multi-month dirt touring...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 1,268,537
Posted By Vicks
Shock spring identification

Need help identifying the spring on the rear shock. Unfortunately, there are no markings on the spring (or they've worn out).
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 1,268,537
Posted By Vicks
Thanks for clarifying that. I will be tackling...

Thanks for clarifying that. I will be tackling the jetting as appropriate during the re-build.

cheers
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 1,268,537
Posted By Vicks
Accelerator pump disconnect ?

Any body disconnected the accelerator pump on the FCR carb ? Di you do it for OR notice improved fuel efficiency/mileage ? I know that the throttle response will suffer but a thought occurred to me...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,694
Posted By Vicks
Rebuild the engine and ride the bike. Its the one...

Rebuild the engine and ride the bike. Its the one that brought you out of your misery, keep it alive.

I'm in for a contribution if you want to rebuild it. Just post up your paypal account.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 1,268,537
Posted By Vicks
I had the same problem. You need to take the top...

I had the same problem. You need to take the top end off in order to find the problem. Hope the pics in this (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1030166) thread will help you.
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7,672
Views: 1,268,537
Posted By Vicks
But please, for your own safety sake, don't use...

But please, for your own safety sake, don't use the "compress the spring in a vice and hold it with cable ties" method to install it. Do it using a screw driver or a Hex key. There are a few methods...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,761
Posted By Vicks
Exhaust port doesnt clear the frame and radiators...

Exhaust port doesnt clear the frame and radiators

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n103/vicky250gt/KTM%20690exc/134744D8-F366-441E-8FD1-18B1CBBBC219_zpsvpfmrarz.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,761
Posted By Vicks
I made a cut out of the 690 engine section view...

I made a cut out of the 690 engine section view (thanks mrwwwhite).

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n103/vicky250gt/KTM%20690exc/38DC5C8E-22B1-48D4-8B9D-EBC4B4B4E53F_zps3o8ctt7c.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,761
Posted By Vicks
The 690 engine is definitely not a straight fit....

The 690 engine is definitely not a straight fit. i never expected it to be. I got some measurements and a sectional view of the engine from mrwwwhite...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,761
Posted By Vicks
Thanks for the wishes. I don't plan on using the...

Thanks for the wishes. I don't plan on using the 690 radiator, It won't fit the Exc frame. The Exc motors run on 1.2ltr of coolant (with KTM rad fan kits available - mine has one) while the LC4s run...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,761
Posted By Vicks
You've got PM.

You've got PM.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,761
Posted By Vicks
i do like the 690E, its just that i have this...

i do like the 690E, its just that i have this bike with a lot of goodies already (Haan wheels with cush drive, Fuel tanks, Fairing, nav tower, Remote switches from the Trip repeaters etc, too many to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,416
Posted By Vicks
Thx for the inputs. I've started the build thread...

Thx for the inputs. I've started the build thread here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1066990) but i don't even have an engine yet. So, there is no actual build to speak of and we...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,761
Posted By Vicks
Building a 690Exc : The ultimate dirt tourer

Now that i've taken the call and decided to quit my job by March 2016 to spend 6-8months riding around the world - mainly dirt roads and into remote areas, i need a capable bike for this job.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,416
Posted By Vicks
Thanks. i thought all the 690Duke ECUs were free...

Thanks. i thought all the 690Duke ECUs were free (to be re-mapped) and the restriction was only on the 690Enduro ECUs

690Enduro engines are really hard to come by and there are plenty from the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,416
Posted By Vicks
I'm seriously thinking of shoe-horning a 12-13'...

I'm seriously thinking of shoe-horning a 12-13' 690Duke engine into my '10 530Exc frame.

The need is for a more fuel efficient, longer service interval DS which will do mostly dirt duty in remote...
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