Time to replace rings on a 2009 KTM 530
Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:36 PM
I did a search for a "how to" on the siite but didn't come up with it. I did buy a manual but would rather read info from others who have done it.
Big questions so far.
Remove the engine or not?
Take the piston off the connecting rod to replace rings or leave it installed?
Break in using minderal or synthetic oil?
My other 2009 530 has 85 hours on it, burns about 100 mls of oil on a days riding but plan to replace the rings next winter. Will burning oil damage the bike?
Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:54 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:28 PM
I don't think running the bike while burning oil hurts it, as long as it doesn't get too low. Read up on the 530 pistons, the OEM piston, while very high quality, has less than a stellar rep for oil retension.
Edited by 556er, 09 April 2012 - 04:14 AM.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:21 AM
My oil consumption went away when I re ringed mine with the updated part.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:23 PM
I didn't pull the piston from the rod, decided to feed it in from the bottom. Was a PITA but got it done.
I am sure there is a better way but I didnt have the special tool to remove the piston from the connecting rod.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:50 AM