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Old 09-29-2012, 06:13 PM   #16
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: May 2011
Location: White Salmon, WA
Oddometer: 132
KTM 500 EXC...hang on!

If you have never had a race bike you need to treat yourself to one. I had the 530 EXC which was a really good bike. I now have a 2013 500 EXC which is a great bike. The engine and fuel injection are perfect, suspension...perfect. If you want an absolute ROCKET ( with good manners ) buy it.

Oil is changed at 15 hour intervals. Tires are good for 30 hours if you are very careful...if you are heavy handed the tires are good for 7-10 hours. The rear tire is a 140/80-18 I would not try a 120 because it would just spin and not hook up. This bike has so much power you do not need to get on it...most people could not hang on any way. Stock gearing is perfect as is. First have a trials bike, sixth gear you have 100 mph ( rapidly ).

Try it you will like it...
2013 KTM 500 EXC
2012 KTM 990 SMT
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