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Old 04-16-2013, 08:42 AM   #4141
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I think going from a vstrom to a 530 with no dirt bike experience is a mistake. And I'm not talking about maintenance.
Could be,my 530 will wheelie through 3rd and be doing 60 miles an hour doing it,if a person just nails the throttle on one of these they flat get up and go a whole bunch faster then one would think.
Throttle control is a good thing.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:18 AM   #4142
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Is this a proven necessity on a 2010 530 EXC?

http://www.dirttricks.com/tct.htm

Necessity, not really. I have only been involved with 4 XC4s, and two needed the CCTs changed out, both with the Dirt Tricks with excellent results. I expect there will be 5 posts after mine saying it is absolutely necessary, but I'm the 'if it ain't broke . . . ' kind of guy.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:35 PM   #4143
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Is this a proven necessity on a 2010 530 EXC?

http://www.dirttricks.com/tct.htm

Proven unnecessary but it will quiet you timing chain when it is idling.

But I didn't believe in the doohickey either
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:44 AM   #4144
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Balance out rim lock

I don't want to remove the rim locks, but I am starting to do an increased amount of roadwork on my 530 and it's just awfull on the road.
How much weight do I have to add opposite the rim lock to improove things?
(don't want to add another rimlock - PITA when changing tyres)
Thanks in advance for your replies
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:54 AM   #4145
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^^ Depends on what brand/type rim lock you have.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:08 AM   #4146
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DT Tensioner:

I got one because Hodakaguy pretty much said 'do it' and he is the man for the big KTM dirt bikes. DirtTricks is out of them until Friday, the part number difference is only for a 350 or some such KTM. Get it, his OEM tens failed at 70 hrs
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:01 AM   #4147
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I don't want to remove the rim locks, but I am starting to do an increased amount of roadwork on my 530 and it's just awfull on the road.
How much weight do I have to add opposite the rim lock to improove things?
(don't want to add another rimlock - PITA when changing tyres)
Thanks in advance for your replies
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I just removed the rim lock, weighed it, added that much weight directly opposite, and re-installed the rimlock. Worked great.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:34 AM   #4148
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I just add a 2nd rimlock, but you might want to replace yours with one of those superlight ones Motion Pro makes? Would take less weight to balance out.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:10 PM   #4149
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DT Tensioner:

I got one because Hodakaguy pretty much said 'do it' and he is the man for the big KTM dirt bikes. DirtTricks is out of them until Friday, the part number difference is only for a 350 or some such KTM. Get it, his OEM tens failed at 70 hrs
I'm sure Hodakagod will allow his sheep to use

http://www.djhcyclesport.com/djh-ten...nsioner-2.html
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:06 PM   #4150
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I don't want to remove the rim locks, but I am starting to do an increased amount of roadwork on my 530 and it's just awfull on the road.
How much weight do I have to add opposite the rim lock to improove things?
(don't want to add another rimlock - PITA when changing tyres)
Thanks in advance for your replies
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What are you going to use for weight?


As I recall:

3oz front
4oz rear

I balanced my wheels and posted the rim lock weights here around May 2010. You can look them up for sure. They came off and I have not replaced them...ymmv
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:49 PM   #4151
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What are you going to use for weight?


As I recall:

3oz front
4oz rear

I balanced my wheels and posted the rim lock weights here around May 2010. You can look them up for sure. They came off and I have not replaced them...ymmv
I got hold of some stick on lead weights - but thinking about it - I don't know if they will stay on for long in the dirt.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:21 PM   #4152
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I got hold of some stick on lead weights - but thinking about it - I don't know if they will stay on for long in the dirt.
I've had then on my front tire for over a year, through the high Colorado passes to the rocks of Utah and the backroads around here and still sticking! Just clean your rim good and wipe with rubbing alcohol.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:27 PM   #4153
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Here's what I've been doing for wheel weights lately...

Remove the tire and tube/mousse. Remove rim tape/strip. With rimlock installed, balance the wheel by placing normal stick-on wheel weights INSIDE the dish of the rim. When balanced, remove rimlock and cover the weights and the entire dish with duct tape (instead of rim strip). Install rimlock and mount tube/tire as usual.

This way you won't lose the weights, and you never have to worry about them again. It gets pretty close and I haven't noticed changes after tire changes.

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Old 04-19-2013, 06:37 PM   #4154
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Here's what I've been doing for wheel weights lately...

Remove the tire and tube/mousse. Remove rim tape/strip. With rimlock installed, balance the wheel by placing normal stick-on wheel weights INSIDE the dish of the rim. When balanced, remove rimlock and cover the weights and the entire dish with duct tape (instead of rim strip). Install rimlock and mount tube/tire as usual.

This way you won't lose the weights, and you never have to worry about them again. It gets pretty close and I haven't noticed changes after tire changes.

Dave
Only problem is that duct tape holds moisture and everything will eventually corrode unless your in there lots and changing it often. The rim tape is rubber and dry's quickly.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:34 PM   #4155
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Wheel Balance

I had a terrible wobble in the front wheel that had to be fixed. First, I got the Motion Pro lite lock. I think it weighs almost half what the stock lock weighs. Then I got the sticky weights and placed a few opposite of the rim lock in the drop center of the rim (the same amount as what the rim lock weighs). Covered it up with rim liner and installed the tire and tube. The pressure of the tube will keep them in place. Took care of the issue. Since then I've switched to Tubliss and you can't have weights under that, but I haven't noticed any wobble in the front.
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