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    I have been using this bike since 2008, wihtout any regreat and think its a very nice bike. MODS: Recluse Cluth (best investment ever) Recluse rear brake left handle adaptor Tubliss sistems front and rear trailtech stator trailtech lights (I changed the small bulb that burned frecuently for a 3 watt led, and changed de 30W H2 bulb for a 50W... it works perfectly, and with the led ligth alone, I get hours of light wihtout draining the batery for campsites or repares.) changed the side stand for the aftermarket PRO MOTO BILLET.
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    I have been using this bike since 2008, wihtout any regreat and think its a very nice bike. MODS: Recluse Cluth (best investment ever) Recluse rear brake left handle adaptor Tubliss sistems front and rear trailtech stator trailtech lights (I changed the small bulb that burned frecuently for a 3 watt led, and changed de 30W H2 bulb for a 50W... it works perfectly, and with the led ligth alone, I get hours of light wihtout draining the batery for campsites or repares.) changed the side stand for the aftermarket PRO MOTO BILLET.
  2. The other problem we 2008 XCRW must have in mind, is the OIL TRANSFER PROBLEM, listed in various threads, I havent had the problem an have more than 200 hours, but the twin sister bike that a friend bought the same day I did, had it (at about 60 hours), and it showed up going up a step tactical trail, all the oil went to the engine leaving the gear box empty, and everithing got melted over there......................... So its wise to mesure the oilo in each compartment in every change, so we can be sure both oils are keept in their place!!!!
  3. luck, maybe you´r hearing the time chain noise, that starts when itvis a bit loose, do you have the original time chain tensor?? have you think ok using a dirt trick one!!!!
  4. This is what "2muchTumut TT Member" wrote: 08 450 & 530 Oil Transfer Problems KTM DESIGN FAULT!!! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Unfortunately KTM have a major design problem with the 08' 450 & 530. I hope they've got it right for the 09' bike. The oil transfer from gear box into engine is a major design error. I have an '08 450 & 530 EXC. The problem is not isolated to just one thing. The first problem is the oil seal on the primary drive out of the engine is failing. KTM are trying to blame some poor bastard on the production line for faulty fitting, which can contribute to the problem. The second part of this problem is the primary drive shaft is a two part component. The join of this shaft is right where the seal is place. Any movement (thrust) will also amplify this problem, this is why the factory race teams weld the two parts together and machine it. The second part to the problem is with this two part system the primary drive gear hanging off the end of this shaft has a design fault. This gear is a twin drive arrangement which works its way apart and starts grinding into the outer clutch case. For those who are wondering why am I getting a fine silver trace when you change your engine oil, this is the answer. This problem is real and everyone should take it on board. I'm not saying all the motors are faulty as it has not happened to my 530 (Yet!). My 450 is being fixed under warranty even though it ran out 6 months ago and for this I take my hat off to KTM. Unfortunately my concern is for the riders safety and this mechanical problem could cause a major malfunction with a gear box seizure or engine locking up due to too much oil in it. My 450 has had that many problems with it that I've ridden it twice in six weeks and it is still in the shop. The shop was told by KTM how to fix this problem and the fix lasted less than 55km. When I was riding I could hear the engine churning/chugging and when I stopped at camp I gathered my mates around and said watch this. I removed the plug above the engine sight glass and about 400ml shot out of the motor like a fountain to everyone's disbelief. This is the second time it has happened to me and I'm pissed off that I didn't film it & placed it on You Tube. This bike is now back in the shop waiting for new cases, the new improved oil seal, new primary gear drive and external clutch cover (again!). I would like to know what damage the gear box is taking with the low oil levels and will find out when the new cases arrive. Problem with KTM is that their spares take so long to get hold of (probably the demand is extremely high) and their decision making some times takes longer. This is not an isolated case as my mate had the same deal with his 450 which resulted in a new cases fix. KTM should save face and recall the '08 450 & 530 motors as it is a serious safety problem. I race enduros and rode the Finke Desert Race at over 180km/h on the same 450 with all these problems, I have lost faith with it & will sell it as soon as it is fixed. Jeez I wish I kept my '07, it was faster but didn't handle as good as the 08. I'll let you know how the gear box has held up once the shop pulls it down, I don't think it will be all roses. Oh, by the way the factory blokes & the shop confirm that 700ml oil in the engine, not 600ml as per the book. It's crazy coz you fill straight past the sight glass and it seems like your going to have the oil overflow out of the engine.
  5. The OIL TRANSFER PROBLEM, listed as KTM design fault, generally is from transmission to engine............. down here in Vzla, a friend of mine who bought his 2008 450 XCR-W the zame day i did, had the problem going un a very tight woods track and the transmissiój got totally melted down!!!! Here are some threads of the problem: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=672042 (I think this is the first trhead about this problem and the title is: "08 450 & 530 Oil Transfer Problems KTM DESIGN FAULT!!!". http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=877961&highlight=oil+transfer+problem
  6. Darren, check for "oil transfer problem" that is what happened to your bike, there are several threads about this problem.
  7. Hi there, can I order it inthe page or bay e-mail....... I also have a KTM 2008 450 XCR-W (ZA), and would like the black version!!!!!
  8. ok, thanks for your post's........ The trailtech is one of the options I have benn studiyng, however, the ktm manual says taht the alternator (stator) is 12v -150W, so it should deliver enough power ....... but it doesn't !!!!! :-( Traid to find the hard parts#78039904000 but couldn´t find it !!!! How ever, the repalcement stok stator assay is over 250$ so that one should be more expensive.................. if I decide to change, think will go to trailtech.
  9. Hi Guys, I have been riding a 2008 450 XCR-W, austrian version, here in Venezuela, it comes with the fan kit already installed and it works very well, but since it is connected directly to the batt, it stays on once you turn of the bike draining power from it, this has caused the battery to go dead in the middle of technical rides, in wich, because of the low speeds, the battery charges very little. To try to solve this problem, I added a ON/OFF swict to the fan, to turn it off manually once I stopped the engine, wich has helped, but not selved the problem. I think in the technical rides, where the fan is on almost all the time, there is more power being drown fron the battery by the fan, than power returning to the batt from the stator. So I was wondering, has any one tryed to redirect the power cable that goes to the fan from the DC circuit to the AC circuit, to wich the lights are connected, this circuit only delivers electricity when the motor is running. Maybe this will make the fan draw the power directly from the stator and releif the battery???????
  10. Do any one knows the piece number for the powernow and powernow plus for a 2008 KTM 450 CCR-W. Thanks