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Old 04-21-2013, 04:54 PM   #4171
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^^ have you done the DC stator conversion?
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:01 PM   #4172
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^^ have you done the DC stator conversion?
I personally have not, bought bike used with 8 hrs. It just had a headlight and brake light. Ill have to look into the dc stator as this is the first ive heard of it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:08 PM   #4173
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Dang,I finally got my 2011 530 out to the desert for a 3 day thrash,been riding the 200 all winter and the 530 has sat......

Now I see why guys like these things so much! pulls 90mph up a slightly uphill sand 2 track,slides like a half mile bike,jumps whoops fine and wheelies for days,it just barks it's way through narrow sandy singletrack and was altogether too much fun.

Im ready to go again.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:46 PM   #4174
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I personally have not, bought bike used with 8 hrs. It just had a headlight and brake light. Ill have to look into the dc stator as this is the first ive heard of it.
The KTM's stator is split to charge the battery(DC 25ish watts) and run most of the lights(AC 85ish watts). So 2 LED lamps at 3 amps each would be around 75 watts combined. Your battery will die very fast.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:13 AM   #4175
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I personally have not, bought bike used with 8 hrs. It just had a headlight and brake light. Ill have to look into the dc stator as this is the first ive heard of it.
Trail Tech...easy install and does the job. Your stock battery may need upgraded to handle the load from the lights as well.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:47 AM   #4176
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The weights were 110g for the front and 135g rear.

Took her out for a spin after - the ride was very civilised, no bouncing handlebars or slapping chain, just the steady drone of knobblies on tarmac
Anyone know where I can remove 245g (over half a pound) of weight from the bike!
That's a whole lot of weight to balance them, would be worth looking into some lighter rim locks next time. Either Motion Pro Lite Locs or the Talon ones at

1.6" front: 61 grams = 2.16 ounces
2.5" rear: 83 grams = 2.93 ounces

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Old 04-22-2013, 07:13 AM   #4177
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Random question: Will an FMF MegaBomb header fit a Wings exhaust?

In theory I would think yes, since the Wings fits the stock header and the FMF slip on fits the stock header and the FMF Megabomb fits the FMF slip on, but just wanted to make sure?
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:23 AM   #4178
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I personally have not, bought bike used with 8 hrs. It just had a headlight and brake light. Ill have to look into the dc stator as this is the first ive heard of it.
Capt E. is right. You are drawing more than you are charging right now, so the dead battery will be inevitable.
I dealt with this a while ago here.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=778828

It might have some good information for you.

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Old 04-22-2013, 08:14 AM   #4179
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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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That's a great idea. I just run two rimlocks on the rear wheel (dirt), one up front and have never even noticed any vibrations or anything. No rimlocks on my street wheels and no balancing issues either. Lucky or happy idiot, dunno, but have never had any issues.

I used both of these methods with decent results. Originally did the stick on weights under the tube but changed to just running a second rimlock. Not really any extra work when changing a tire and does a really good job of balancing wheels. Extra security in case of flat tire.


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Old 04-22-2013, 09:00 AM   #4180
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Euro style subfender

Anyone know if this guy is still selling these? I got no response to a PM last week. Where else might I get one?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=639592

Edit: another link I found: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...r#post18362899

Edit 2: Got in contact with Paul (Northern Star Consulting) [pw_garfield]. He is busily still shipping these under fenders, selling through eBay. I just ordered one with integrated turn signals for $102 shipped (your shipping may vary). I did the transaction via a Paypal invoice he emailed me instead of thru eBay.

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Old 04-22-2013, 10:30 AM   #4181
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dang,i finally got my 2011 530 out to the desert for a 3 day thrash,been riding the 200 all winter and the 530 has sat......

Now i see why guys like these things so much! Pulls 90mph up a slightly uphill sand 2 track,slides like a half mile bike,jumps whoops fine and wheelies for days,it just barks it's way through narrow sandy singletrack and was altogether too much fun.

Im ready to go again.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:35 AM   #4182
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That's a whole lot of weight to balance them, would be worth looking into some lighter rim locks next time. Either Motion Pro Lite Locs or the Talon ones at

1.6" front: 61 grams = 2.16 ounces
2.5" rear: 83 grams = 2.93 ounces
Yep - like that idea - lookin that up right now
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:49 AM   #4183
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Spoke weights, 3 oz up front, 4 oz in the rear. Little dab of silicone to help hold them in place.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:40 PM   #4184
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Spoke weights, 3 oz up front, 4 oz in the rear. Little dab of silicone to help hold them in place.
Ive used those for years,they work just fine.
We may have to start a separate thread for wheel balancing weights though.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:26 PM   #4185
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Trail Tech...easy install and does the job. Your stock battery may need upgraded to handle the load from the lights as well.
Thanks, yeah gonna order one up.
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