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Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 11:01 PM
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
Cleaning solvent , Simple Green, or dish washing...

Cleaning solvent , Simple Green, or dish washing or laundry soap all work. Soak the bottles in hot water to remove the labels.
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
2012 500 EXC Factory set at .581 then I recently...

2012 500 EXC Factory set at .581 then I recently reset it to .601 (Factory recommended setting) then up to .610. The idle speed increased and it idled smoother. I have never had a flameout problem...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
I get about the same mileages as you do and I...

I get about the same mileages as you do and I have the Euro map in my 2012 500. I did not notice any change in mileage after installing the euro map. If I am heavy on the throttle then the mileage...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
6Nm or 4.4lbs/ft The clutch spring retainer...

6Nm or 4.4lbs/ft
The clutch spring retainer has 3 positions that affect the spring pressure of the clutch. Position l,ll,lll, stamped on the face of the spring retainer which is the the washer...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 989,929
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Nesting oil containers might solve your problem...

Nesting oil containers might solve your problem for holding tools and supplies.
Post http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8262073&postcount=388...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
KTM recommends changing the dampers every 20 to...

KTM recommends changing the dampers every 20 to 30 hours.
How to check for wear in the dampers:
http://www.rekluse.com/193-702A%20Read%20Me%20First%20-%20KTM%2012+%20Core%20Products.pdf
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 989,929
Posted By Bengt Phorks
The original Husky driver has been replaced by...

The original Husky driver has been replaced by Gearwrench and is slightly larger in size but functions the same. Best deal for a replacement is on Amazon....
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I just unplugged everything and plugged wires...

I just unplugged everything and plugged wires back together in layers. Wires that went closest to the handlebars were first and continued layering until the headlight wiring was on top of everything...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7,497
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
The wiring diagram that I was using was from the...

The wiring diagram that I was using was from the 2012 500 EXC repair manual not the owners manual.
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 11:01 PM
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
Carson Motorsports is a good dealer. I bought my...

Carson Motorsports is a good dealer. I bought my bike from them. Keith knows his stuff.
Get new riding gear while you are at it. Use the money you will be saving by not getting the Rekluse and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 10:34 PM
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
On the 2012 EXC the headlight and tail light are...

On the 2012 EXC the headlight and tail light are powered by the number 3 fuse. The horn, signals and brake light are on a different circuit according to the wiring diagram.
Check that the number 3...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 989,929
Posted By Bengt Phorks
In the San Francisco Bay To Breakers race about...

In the San Francisco Bay To Breakers race about half of the 10000 runners are wearing them to keep warm before the start of the race.
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7,497
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
The only thing I have done to the engine is...

The only thing I have done to the engine is adjust the valve clearances. The engine never been apart except to change the clutch dampers. I don't expect to have to take the engine apart for a long...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 989,929
Posted By Bengt Phorks
A large plastic garbage bag with a hole cut out...

A large plastic garbage bag with a hole cut out for your head works pretty well as a raincoat and doesn't take up any room in your pack. You have the choice of white blue or black if you are style...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7,497
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
Same engine in both bikes. No lights on the XCW...

Same engine in both bikes. No lights on the XCW and different final drive gearing. (Chain) There is plenty of power from idle to 10000 rpm. It feels like you are riding a 250 but it has the power you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7,497
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
I have 10280 miles or 16544km and 400 hours on my...

I have 10280 miles or 16544km and 400 hours on my 2012 500 EXC.
It just keeps on running. I change the oil about every 20 hours and replace the clutch dampers every 40 hours. The euro map is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Pull the sock up to the top of the filler neck...

Pull the sock up to the top of the filler neck and you will be able to fill the tank much quicker. The plastic part not the whole sock.
I use Startron all the time. Use the diesel version because...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
The first sign of a dirty injector is an erratic...

The first sign of a dirty injector is an erratic idle. They are easy to clean, Google it. You can remove the injector easily. See post 7174 for details.
You can clean the inline filters with some...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
The spade connectors are the standard automotive...

The spade connectors are the standard automotive connectors that you can pick up at any auto parts store. I don't think they really need to be sealed, just fill them with grease or silicone and wrap...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
The 500 has a common sump for the clutch,...

The 500 has a common sump for the clutch, transmission and engine.
I change the oil every 15 hours to keep the oil free of metal particles that are too small for the filter to catch. At 15 hours the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 10:56 PM
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
Thanks for the info. I will try this method...

Thanks for the info. I will try this method tomorrow.
I switched the injector and throttle cable cover screws so the allen head screws are now on the injector.
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Yes they moved the inline filter to the quick...

Yes they moved the inline filter to the quick disconnect from the fuel rail. There is another filter inside the injector body, not the fuel rail. All of the automobile injectors have them too. Google...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 11:46 PM
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
Be aware that there is a filter in the intake...

Be aware that there is a filter in the intake side of the injector itself. I have had that one partly plug up because of some bad gas at a remote gas station. I cleaned it by following some...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
KTM Spare Connectors manual. ...

KTM Spare Connectors manual.
http://www.ktm-parts.com/pdf/TechBull/SpareConnectors.pdf
Slow loading, save a copy because it is hard to find.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I found some information on EFI for a 690. Maybe...

I found some information on EFI for a 690. Maybe you can get some useful information from it.
http://www.advridermag.com.au/forum/showthread.php?266-KTM-690-EFI-Idiots-Guide
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 989,929
Posted By Bengt Phorks
You could leave the oil filter in and just let...

You could leave the oil filter in and just let the oil drain out. It is not necessary to change the filter every time you change the oil unless you do something like drown the bike or your engine is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Rekluse recommends changing the dampers at 20 to...

Rekluse recommends changing the dampers at 20 to 30 hours depending on the model of bike. When the dampers get hard the clutch noise gets louder.
I change out the dampers at about 60 hours and find...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I rode a Husky Automatic for 2 years. Fast? Yes,...

I rode a Husky Automatic for 2 years. Fast? Yes, but boring to ride after the first 15 minutes.
i enjoy the clutch and it is a part of the challenge of dirt biking and I am waay over the age of...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 989,929
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I have the 7, 10, and 12 inch Knipex pliers. ...

I have the 7, 10, and 12 inch Knipex pliers.
The 7 inch Knipex will remove the rear axle nut on my KTM (59 ft lbs) torque. It's the one I use the most. You can bend a 3/16" X 1" aluminum bar with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7,497
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
If you have money to burn there is the pro Moto...

If you have money to burn there is the pro Moto Billet Rackit. I have seen one and it is a work of art.
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/1453/36242/Pro-Moto-Billet-%22Rack-It%22-Rear-Cargo-Rack...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 989,929
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I have one of those too but the folding saw cut...

I have one of those too but the folding saw cut faster and was easier to control especially in awkward places like under a bush or places where you could only reach with one hand.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Enduro Tech, not cheap but nice. Check out their...

Enduro Tech, not cheap but nice. Check out their website.
http://enduro-tech.eu/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=category&virtuemart_category_id=18&categorylayout=0&Itemid=123&lang=en
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I just rechecked my source and you are right, the...

I just rechecked my source and you are right, the part numbers are different for the 2 bikes. I don't know offhand what the differences are but there are wiring diagrams in the service manual that...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 989,929
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I have tried all kinds of saws, even the silky,...

I have tried all kinds of saws, even the silky, and I keep coming back to the 14 inch folding saw. http://www.coronatools.com/folding-saws
Light weight, can cut large logs, doesn't wear you out,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
The 2012 500 EXC and the 500 XCW have the same...

The 2012 500 EXC and the 500 XCW have the same wiring harness part number...
78111175033
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
>"I love this thing up until 50mph.. around 50mph...

>"I love this thing up until 50mph.. around 50mph especially on gravel roads It starts going into a tank slapper"
Increase the rear sag another 1/2 inch and add a couple of pounds of air to the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Get one that is "Bump" proof. Master lock makes...

Get one that is "Bump" proof. Master lock makes one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gROEh3TunUo
Master locks can be opened the same way.
By mistake I found that my KTM ignition key would open the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Here is a cheaper alternative to Ironman...

Here is a cheaper alternative to Ironman sprockets:
http://www.powersportsuperstore.com/Sunstar-Steel-Rear-Sprocket-49T-Sprocket-Positi-p/4189430.htm
My chain and sprockets are close to 10,000...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Here is a slick new headlight with hi beam/low...

Here is a slick new headlight with hi beam/low beam that came out recently, the price is around $450:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-bni1xWBMs
Its a Polish company ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7,497
Views: 1,522,900
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Generally 15 to 20 hours between changes is the...

Generally 15 to 20 hours between changes is the norm but I went 25 hours a few times when riding mostly on the street.
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