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Old 11-13-2010, 01:23 PM   #781
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Welcome to the 530 club Xmoto

Looks ready to ride...weather is nice tomorrow...go get it dirty and then post the pics and review! So how much did ya save? Give us details
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:19 PM   #782
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So Ned did you do a review of the 2 moto. Really interested in these but not many in Wisconsin. Really extensive trail riding on mostly bermed an groomed corners. Would you think the application would be a good one.
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:45 PM   #783
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Welcome to the 530 club Xmoto

Looks ready to ride...weather is nice tomorrow...go get it dirty and then post the pics and review! So how much did ya save? Give us details
It has 1080 miles, EE skid plate and rad guards. Trail tech stator, rad fan and over flow tank. Grip warmers to. Got it for 4800. Rode a little in the woods today love the bike. I have to set it up for my weight. Feels like a real dirt bike not a dual sport.
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:51 PM   #784
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... a 2004 CRF450r ... When it's warmed up and in neutral I can start it with my hand...
None of my CRF450's were this easy
& I rode 500cc 2-strokes for 12yrs
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:03 PM   #785
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So Ned did you do a review of the 2 moto. Really interested in these but not many in Wisconsin. Really extensive trail riding on mostly bermed an groomed corners. Would you think the application would be a good one.
I never did a writeup, but the short version is, I thought it was pure magic in powder in the right range of snow conditions, which was fairly narrow. Too soft and you needed more horsepower, too firm and it was weird.

On hardpack like the trails I grew up snowmobiling in Northern New York, I'd rather put my eye out with a fork than use that thing. It crabbed this way and that grabbing ruts as it went along, it was f'in terrible.

But it was really cool in the right snow conditions. For me, it's too much money for another high-hassle-factor condition specific sport, I already have enough of those, and I hate being cold. But I can see the attraction.

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Old 11-13-2010, 08:04 PM   #786
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Thanks Ned

I was afraid of that! Looks like a really neat toy but I was thinking that it might be to unstable on hard pack. Thought it might be worth it if I could convert my bike and then have a sled without all the sled hassle.

Proof is always in the pudding!
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:27 PM   #787
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It has 1080 miles, EE skid plate and rad guards. Trail tech stator, rad fan and over flow tank. Grip warmers to. Got it for 4800. Rode a little in the woods today love the bike. I have to set it up for my weight. Feels like a real dirt bike not a dual sport.
4800? ice deal! Uncorked? Do it!

EE springs and you are ready to immitate David Knight. He ripped it up in Europe on a 530. It's not a dual sport...it's a street legal, off-road racer
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:52 AM   #788
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None of my CRF450's were this easy
& I rode 500cc 2-strokes for 12yrs

I don't know? The bike has always been easy for me to start unless I do something stupid on it. What I do know is the kick start on my 530 is so tight the kick start will not even return to the top of it's stroke, I have to pull it to the top.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:16 PM   #789
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What I do know is the kick start on my 530 is so tight the kick start will not even return to the top of it's stroke, I have to pull it to the top.
Well, that's not normal. KTMtalk.com will either have a thread on it or one of the gurus will put you in the right ballpark.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:09 PM   #790
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:15 PM   #791
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This what you're wanting?
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:51 PM   #792
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What kind of oil are people using? The Motorex stuff is $22/L here, but my sales guy (who was a national champion mechanic) said to run Shell Rotella.

I am not sure which Shell Rotella to use though. I saw it at a parts store for $9/L.


I know...another oil thread question.
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:31 PM   #793
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What kind of oil are people using? The Motorex stuff is $22/L here, but my sales guy (who was a national champion mechanic) said to run Shell Rotella.

I am not sure which Shell Rotella to use though. I saw it at a parts store for $9/L.


I know...another oil thread question.
I'm currently running Mobil 1 Synthetic 15/50 in the motor and Rotella 15/40 dino. oil in the trans.
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:44 AM   #794
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Yep. Mobile 1 15-50W here in both the engine and the trans.

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Old 11-15-2010, 06:59 AM   #795
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Yep. Mobile 1 15-50W here in both the engine and the trans.

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Are you not worried that it's too slippery for the clutch? ( since Mobil 1 lacks the JASO-MA spec.)

...Not that I think the DOT spec'd. knobbies are any safer than the rest either
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