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    Enjoy all types of motorcycle riding, racing and exploration.

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  1. Trying to wire in new LED tail lights and I can't figure out which is the ground and which is the right or left wire on the rear end of this harness. Every place I've searched online, I can't read the diagram because it won't allow me to zoom in without distorting the wiring color codes. (YES I HAVE USED SEARCH FEATURE). If you can help, I would appreciate a diagram or letting me know what the colors do for the rear turn signal leads. Thanks.
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    Polisport (affordable) rear taillight?

    What an idiot. SMH. Anyway... Here are pics of the item I'm speaking of; you can see the width between mounting points on this item is narrower than stock oem. These are 2.8 inches across where OEM needs to be 3.5 inches across. Notice how it has recessed mounting points and not flat.
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    Polisport (affordable) rear taillight?

    Actually there IS something made by Polisport that uses the stock prongs. I happen to have one I purchased but its mounting holes are not wide enough for the KTM rear fender prongs. That's why I'm hoping someone has found one that does fit. I paid $15 for mine and it's an LED Polisport brand. I'll take a pic this evening.
  4. Which rack are you all using or recommending for a 2009 450/530? I don't want to break the bank, want to stay under $120.
  5. 2009 530 EXC I removed that behemoth POS rear taillight and plate holding assembly from my bike and want to replace it with a Polisport or other generic jobber that uses the two male prongs that come off the rear fender (like the oem does). I don't mind drilling one hole in my fender (towards the seat) but I don't want to drill 3 new holes by using a non male prong type setup. In other words I'd prefer not to use the flat mount style taillight inner fender mount. Does anyone have a setup that is not expensive (Sicass or KTM), less than $20 and mounts up clean with minimal hole drilling? The attached one isn't too bad but I'd prefer it use the stock male prongs from the fender.
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    Which needle for FCR carb?

    Ok good info. So would you think I should go to a 42 pilot from the 45 at the alts I'm riding, then a 2 turn on the fuel mix screw?
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    Which needle for FCR carb?

    Ok a little monkey wrench in this carb quest. I pulled needled out and noticed it is painted red and has no markings. Does this mean it's a JD Jetting needle? I have no idea if the red from their kit is the high altitude or the blue is? (See pics). The bike has a 45 pilot and 172 main jet in it. It ran like crap at 6000-8000 feet this weekend, my first outing on it. It would not hold an idle, either quitting (unless I cranked the idle knob up, or it would have a ridiculously high hanging idle. When I got home I took the carb bowl off and found the jets as above and a little gunk in the bottom of float bowl, but no plugged pilot. If this is a JD needle for high altitude my thought would be to try the 160 main with 42 pilot and 2 turns of the fuel screw. Thoughts?
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    Which needle for FCR carb?

    Can you recommend which main jet to use if I am using the OCEMR needle? I was thinking a 160 or 162 main with 42 pilot. Thoughts?
  9. 2009 530 EXC ridden at 5000-9000ft I've found there are several needles that people are rejetting with and I'm looking for legit info as to what has worked for you the best. I was thinking of doing a 160 main and 42 pilot. OCEMR OCEMN OCRMP
  10. trying to work on jetting for a KTM 530 and I've come across three different jets that people are using. I need help clarifying when each of these would be used or beneficial over another. OCEMR OCEMN OCRMP I ride at elevations from 5 to 8000 ft and my bike has an FMF slip-on.
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    Thermostat bypass hacK?

    What year bike do you have? This kit is for up to 2006. My bike is the 2009-2011 model
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    Thermostat bypass hacK?

    If I was going to buy an aftermarket (bling, colored) hose kit for my 530 exc, which model kit would I get that will eliminate the bypass spigot? I can cap that thing off easy enough with a KTM plug or have it welded shut, or buy an aftermarket radiator. I just need to know what other bike has the XC4 motor and doesn't use the thermostat like the exc does.
  13. 2009 KTM 530 EXC has that ugly goiter called the factory thermostat hanging off the right side of the radiator. Is there a way to bypass (get rid of it) without buying an expensive Samco bypass hose kit? I'm not spending $140 for rubber hoses.
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    Plastic frame guards-where to buy?

    Thanks all, I guess KTM hardparts is all that is available so I sprung for it from RMATV.
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    Plastic frame guards-where to buy?

    They are actually $27 and change on RMATV.