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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
So then, use new valves ? In that case, the valve...

So then, use new valves ? In that case, the valve seat in the head won't match with the new valves. New head or get new seats cut ?




Source for SS valves ??

I've looked around and found SS...
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 05:25 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 54,820
Posted By Vicks
happy user here....

Hey Stovey,

I've been enjoying your 60csx cradle on my 990Adv and after i sold that bike, i kept the cradle and now use it on my 530Exc.

Are there any plans to make similar cradles for the...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
What about the exhasut valve ? can you identify...

What about the exhasut valve ? can you identify if it is stock ? The exhaust valve is the one which is part stainless.

Valve seats are only lapped with coarse compound. I will finish them off...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
Yep, i'll be ordering up a piston kit shortly....

Yep, i'll be ordering up a piston kit shortly. Will go with the Wossner kit.




I "feel" there is a very small amount of play in the valve guides but then i realized that the valve stem was...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
Any ideas why ? KTM repair...

Any ideas why ?





KTM repair manual (page 130) calls for "re-working the valve seat" if its width is not within spec (2mm). I understand this to say that the valves can be lapped. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,589
Posted By Vicks
You are probably looking at the 500Exc oil cooler...

You are probably looking at the 500Exc oil cooler on their website. The cooler for 530Exc uses an adapter in place of the oil filter cover, this adapter has two hoses that go into the new cooler...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
I'll update tomorrow (its dark and i need to get...

I'll update tomorrow (its dark and i need to get some sleep before i pick the Mrs up from the airport late in the night) about the valve guides and if there is any play between them and the stems.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
First i bought a de-glazing tool and after...

First i bought a de-glazing tool and after watching a couple of vids, gathered enough courage and had a go at it....
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
Nope, sorry i am not a member so i haven't posted...

Nope, sorry i am not a member so i haven't posted there however, i do remember a few threads from KTMtalk turning up on the search results and most of them were issues with either valve guide seals...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
I hear ya !!! i could have taken the ADC spring...

I hear ya !!! i could have taken the ADC spring out, disabled the decompressor and then checked the compression. I'm cursing myself for not doing this methodically but to tell you the truth, it never...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
Nope, absolutely no loss of coolant. I changed...

Nope, absolutely no loss of coolant. I changed the coolant almost 6 months ago with no consumption till date.

So, there is no way to test for compression on auto decompressor equipped engines...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
I bought a de-glazing tool and after watching...

I bought a de-glazing tool and after watching some videos on the technique, was able to restore the cross hatching on my cylinder with just a few passes. So, i'm reasonably sure that i haven't taken...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,589
Posted By Vicks
One option would be to add an oil cooler up high...

One option would be to add an oil cooler up high at the front of the bike, like in the rally bikes. Several 4 row oil coolers are available which can be used for this purpose. Check out the oil...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,589
Posted By Vicks
:clap:clapthanks for your thoughtful inputs...

:clap:clapthanks for your thoughtful inputs :clap:clap

I will be doing a full rebuild in a few months time when i start prepping the bike for a 8 week long dual sport ride so, i'll be ordering up...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
Sorry, i haven't got back to you guys on this...

Sorry, i haven't got back to you guys on this subject. Thanks for all the inputs.





Do you think the cylinder pictures above look like they are glazed ? I'm only going to de-glaze the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,589
Posted By Vicks
So, you are saying that the oil scraper ring on...

So, you are saying that the oil scraper ring on the vertex/wossner is a 3 piece affair instead of 2 (ring + spring) on the stocker ?
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,589
Posted By Vicks
+1 on stock piston being forged. So, its...

+1 on stock piston being forged.

So, its pretty much confirmed that the wossner piston is the same 2 ring design ?

In that case it wont be much of an "upgrade" but i will still use their...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 11:27 PM
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Views: 1,108,589
Posted By Vicks
see my thread as quoted below... in my case, it...

see my thread as quoted below... in my case, it seems to be a glazed cyl although the rings are well within spec or it could be valve guide seals .
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 11:23 PM
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Views: 1,108,589
Posted By Vicks
Jetted lean ??

Jetted lean ??
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
Alright, so i tore into the engine to see what...

Alright, so i tore into the engine to see what the issue could be...
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n103/vicky250gt/530Exc%20Rally/101_2632_zpse359d7d5.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
except that my bike never smoked earlier. It has...

except that my bike never smoked earlier. It has begun only since last few weeks. And, it is not just when the bike is cold. It blows smoke well after warming up and doesnt go away. See below post...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
Yes i did. :norton He said there was very...

Yes i did. :norton

He said there was very less chance of this being a vave guide seal problem and recommended a tear down either after measuring the oil usage or straightaway. Either ways it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,589
Posted By Vicks
wossner piston

Hi guys,

Can any of you confirm that the wossner pistons for the 530Exc incorporate a 3 ring design compared to the 2 rings that are in the OEM pistons in our bikes ?

I was thinking of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
Hey alongat, Like i had replied, i did the...

Hey alongat,

Like i had replied, i did the test by disconnecting teh vent lines. I wanted to first disconnect teh line from teh carb/intake and tehn go from there. But the bike started blowing...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
I still haven't been able to get hold of a leak...

I still haven't been able to get hold of a leak down tester. In case i'm not able to, i will isolate both the vent lines (crank case and rocker cover) and run the engine to see if oil is being blown...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
and this is how the spark plug looked upon...

and this is how the spark plug looked upon removal when i did the compression test.

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n103/vicky250gt/530Exc%20Rally/101_2628_zps4bb6f854.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
Appreciate your inputs. I think oil burning...

Appreciate your inputs.

I think oil burning can happen because of :
1. pressurized crankcase due to blow by (worn piston/rings) pushing oil into the intake
OR
2. Oil getting sucked through...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
So i bought a compression tester and the results...

So i bought a compression tester and the results are as below.

Cold engine : throttle fully open

Sl. Reading (psi)
1. 60
2. 60
3. 60
4. 60
5. 60
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
Will try to find a compression tester today and...

Will try to find a compression tester today and check that although i'm not sure if will be able to do the leakdown test myself - i can probably manage to pressurize the chamber but won't be able to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
Thanks. Is a leak down test different from the...

Thanks. Is a leak down test different from the regular compression test done from the spark plug hole ? I should probably do some reading.

Do you think that there is oil transfer happening between...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,589
Posted By Vicks
ppl... i'm having a problem with my engine...

ppl...

i'm having a problem with my engine which has started to smoke. Started a new thread here so that it doesn't get drowned in this mega thread.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,233
Posted By Vicks
2010 KTM 530Exc smoking - pls help !!

Hi all,

Last week i went out on a ride with a couple of friends. While gearing up i left the engine running to warm it up and i noticed that when warmed up there was a lot of smoke from the...
Forum: EMEA 12-07-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Vicks
thanks for the wishes and i do understand it when...

thanks for the wishes and i do understand it when you say 2 months is not enough. Unfortunately that is what i have at my disposal with out having to quit the job so i guess i'll have to live with...
Forum: Racing 12-07-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,645
Posted By Vicks
:clap:clap Ian... looks like great progress...

:clap:clap Ian...

looks like great progress on the healing.
Forum: EMEA 12-06-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Vicks
I hold an Indian passport so i need visas for...

I hold an Indian passport so i need visas for pretty much every country in the world :lol3. So, i will be applying all the countries in my list for visas and a multiple entry visa for Russia.


...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,589
Posted By Vicks
Shit !!! that looks worse than the seat foam in a...

Shit !!! that looks worse than the seat foam in a rust bucket automobile...

just like some people shouldn't be allowed to reproduce..........
Forum: Africa & Mid East 12-01-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By Vicks
You cannot import any vehicle (unless it is a...

You cannot import any vehicle (unless it is a classic vehicle for which it must be older than 25 yrs i think) older than 5 years in to UAE either.....
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,246
Posted By Vicks
hope this helps. ...

hope this helps.


http://www.adventurebikerider.com/forum/22-clothing/171257-acerbis-active-duchinni-d311-wulf-prima-sport-whats-the-difference.html...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Vicks
Doubt that you'll find the exact same bracket...

Doubt that you'll find the exact same bracket sold / available separately.

It would be easier to go to your local home depot or some place where they sell L-brackets in small sizes. Buy two of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-27-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,090
Posted By Vicks
Thanks for the kind words and i'm glad i could...

Thanks for the kind words and i'm glad i could bring back a few memories for you of the good times you had. It is indeed a beautiful and diverse place of the world. The sand deserts are as beautiful...
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