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Old 03-29-2009, 10:33 AM   #76
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Holy moly !

That is one sweet 530. Those headlights look killer !
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:20 PM   #77
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Look what followed me home:






Appeared on CL last night. I made the mistake of looking at CL this morning. It was in my garage by 7pm. Fully farkled, outrageous deal.





Now, if I could only learn how to ride.


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Old 03-29-2009, 09:28 PM   #78
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530 EXC Suspension question

Hey guys I need some advice here. I have a 2008 530 EXC that I just purchased. I have 150 miles on it and most of that has been on MX tracks :) I knowthat bike is really not a mx'er but it's just the most convienent place for me to ride. My main issue is that at 200lbs I am maxing out both the fron and rear suspension....Before I go farkle crazy on the bike I need to address the suspension. Coud someone please give me some advice based on actual experience.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:36 PM   #79
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Ned,

What tail light set-up are you using?



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Old 03-29-2009, 09:39 PM   #80
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Coud someone please give me some advice based on actual experience.
Start with springs- it has reasonable fork springs in (.46) but the shock is a 7.2 and you might want a 7.6 or rising rate if you're into that sort of thing.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:39 PM   #81
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Ned,

What tail light set-up are you using?
Euro KTM part. Available from Enduro Engineering or any good KTM shop.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:46 PM   #82
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Euro KTM part. Available from Enduro Engineering or any good KTM shop.


Thanks!


Next time could you get back to me a little quicker. That three minutes I was waiting nearly killed me.






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Old 03-30-2009, 08:20 AM   #83
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Ned,

A quick question about the EE light setup. It swaps out the front as well. Looks like it uses an H4(?) bulb. Does that get you a lot better light up front? Was it worth the $200? Would you do it again?

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Old 03-30-2009, 11:20 AM   #84
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A quick question about the EE light setup. It swaps out the front as well.
The front light is identical to the stock piece- no reason to change. If you have an on-the-ball dealer, he can order just the tail assembly.

If you don't have an on the ball dealer, call KTM Aspen @ 970.963.6099 and tell them I sent you. They know the parts to order.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:35 PM   #85
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Here's a pic of our 2 08 450s. Since we have added...

Scotts dampers
Rekluse Pros (yes I am a cheater)
Factory Connection susp
BDP rad guards
rad fans
EE skid plates
Cycra BBs
TM chain guides
Jetted
TT Stators
7 batts
EE slave guards
One had all blacked out plastic, other is combo of orange/black
Maxxis SI front, IT rear
Iron Man sprockets 13/50
DID Xring chains (hated the stocker)

That is all I can think of. Love the bike, but hate the airbox design...it gets very wet up here in CT, and the side cover is not air tight. Other than that, they have been great.
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:25 PM   #86
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You may want to see if the airbox cover is seated properly. I didn't have any issues with mine (NETRA riding).
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:49 AM   #87
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Really? I ride/race Netra too. Just about all of us in my club are having the same issue where the rear fender and airbox overlap. But Pachaug has a LOT of water.

Every wet Netra event I attend, I see everyone (myself included) duct taping this area just in case. Maybe we're all just nuts, lol!

Next time I'm at the shop, I try on another cover...maybe ours were bad molds or something.
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:33 AM   #88
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Really? I ride/race Netra too. Just about all of us in my club are having the same issue where the rear fender and airbox overlap. But Pachaug has a LOT of water.

Every wet Netra event I attend, I see everyone (myself included) duct taping this area just in case. Maybe we're all just nuts, lol!

Next time I'm at the shop, I try on another cover...maybe ours were bad molds or something.
Put some of that radiator foam at the back - should slow the ingress of water/mud

http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=27007
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:32 AM   #89
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A few more updates:

1) I installed the Dirttricks timing chain tensioner. I took many beautiful photos of the stock part and upgraded one, but you'll have to trust me on that, because I can't find them for the life of me and I'm not taking it apart to repeat the process.

Basically, the stock part uses oil pressure alone to maintain pressure on the timing chain, where the dirt tricks part uses a ratcheting mechanism assisted by oil, but not dependent on it.

http://dirttricks.com/timing_chain_tensioner.htm

On my 08, and occasionally on my 09, I would get a bunch of timing noise on startup or idle, which never amounted to a problem but sure doesn't seem right. Since installing this part, the bike has been totally quiet. Very nice.

2) I gave in and bought another Akrapovic pipe. It sounds really nice, a bit quieter than the stock pipe with the bung cut out, and it clearly flows better and allows the engine to run much more freely. Very nice part.

3) On a whim, I decided to race an enduro, and my 300 was in pieces for some upgrades I'm doing. So, despite the fact that the enduro was very tight and technical, I took the 530.

I've done nothing to the suspension other than work out the best bleed settings I could and install a 7.6 kg/mm spring in place of the stock 7.2 for my 200lbs. I haven't raced in 2 years, I've been a lazy trailrider instead, and the place we were racing (Walsenburg, CO) is a gnarly rockpile that puts suspension and technique to the test. Needless to say I was concerned whether I could maintain A-pace on the 530, especially in such a tight area.

Long story short, the bike rocked. It worked really well and I wound up here:



I would have won 4 stroke A, but oh well...

The point is, I'm pretty impressed by a bike that, with a few minor upgrades (gearing, jetting, muffler) can run a good A pace, or do the Trans America Trail, or commute to work, or pretty much any other idea you can come up with that takes 2 wheels.

I really like this bike!
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:17 AM   #90
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Great feedback neduro - and congratulations on a fine performance. I'm sure the bike made a difference but we both know your effort accounted for much of the result! Good on ya!
I also am very happy with the DirtTricks cam chain tensioner. Mine went in right from new so I can't compare before and after on my bike but I've heard a few 530's with the standard tensioner and they are very rattly when first started. Mine is beaut quiet.
They are a great all round dirtbike aren't they!
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