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Old 04-25-2012, 12:46 PM   #976
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No "star" nut, It is a KTM part? looks like it is a taper fit. The puller matches up, in size, to the axle.The part that it replaces looks to be a taper fit as well? Gonna find out in a bit!


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Old 04-25-2012, 02:04 PM   #977
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more switch info maybe...

So I found this great thread over on ktmt from E-ticket who is also on this thread. Regarding his 350 EXC. And another member pointed out this little tidbit. Just curious if the 500 is so different, that it doesn't hold true for us.

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KTM parts told me that the 2012 EXC's need the map switch and the motor control unit. Price for both is $140.

The motor control unit mounts to the black plastic mount that is vacated when you pull that plug off to connect to the map switch. Do you have the motor control unit hooked up or just the map switch?

The directions for installation can be found at KTMPARTS.com under the map switch labeled downloads.

There are good photos of this in that manual.

See also Caltrex post on Map switch install for 350 EXC. He has pics there.
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No I do not have the motor control switch, nor have I got the KTM map switch.
I'm using the mild/wild plugs ($25) which probably represent setting 1(mild) and 9(Wild) on the motor control switch.
When I read those instructions it seems like the motor control switch allows more granularity and in combination with the map switch you can switch between whatever you set on the motor control switch and the standard map.
this was also from a 350 exc owner
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:57 PM   #978
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But he was talking about motorcycle oil buddy not automotive oil.
Understood. I haven't seen Mobil 1 in my offroad books. I only see it in the street books for V-twin motorcycles. That's why I thought he was talking about Mobil 1 for cars. Most of our customers buy Mobil 1 from Wal-Mart because it's cheaper.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:00 PM   #979
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What I was told at KTM Tech School - EXC and XC-W maps were the same and both were locked. They are both 'Green Sticker' and can't be modified. They both have only one internal map, no 'Soft Map', no 'Aggressive Map'.

Thanks California!

The SX and XCF maps are open, since they are not 'Green Sticker'.
JD Jetting 6x Tuner. $200, problem solved. No need for unlocking, dealer, will it work , blah blah blah. You leave it plugged in and can program away up to a 1,000 different possible scenarios/mapping.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #980
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Added some KTM parts today - skid plate and some black plastic pieces. I also recovered the pan with a comfort seat. I feel like I'm just about done. Some simple bark busters and that's it.

I'll get two more good rides in before we go up the mountains.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:52 PM   #981
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Just finished doing the LED conversion for those who are interested. When you change out your stock flasher unit, you must rewire the green blinker bulb in order for the signals to blink correctly. Sicass makes a little wire kit for it.

Sicass LED Front Turn Signals


Stock shifter was too short, the Hammerhead fits really nicely. Had to put a DID VT2 120 Link chain on the bike to clear my Maxxis Desert IT 120/100-18. My 500 came stock with a DID VT2, just without the gold and mine only had 112 links.

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Old 04-25-2012, 05:54 PM   #982
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Also picked up some Excel/Talon Supermoto wheels. 17x5.00 rear and 16.5x3.50 front. Might end up converting the front to a 17. I'll see how the slicks last on the street.

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Old 04-25-2012, 05:54 PM   #983
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JD Jetting 6x Tuner. $200, problem solved. No need for unlocking, dealer, will it work , blah blah blah. You leave it plugged in and can program away up to a 1,000 different possible scenarios/mapping.
THX! That is what Evil K has now that you mention that. I have it bookmarked but didn't realize it was different than map switch. Is that something that requires Dyno to tune or do they have preset settings? I will check their info... thanks again for the reminder about that.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:00 PM   #984
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What are those tires, and how did you like them? I just ordered some Shinko 705's in 18/21 until I can scrounge up enough coin for SUMOs. Which might be a while after the 13l tank, bash plate, SICASS lights, and the invoice I got from HDB today for the whole shebang on the handlebars....
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:34 PM   #985
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JD Jetting 6x Tuner. $200, problem solved. No need for unlocking, dealer, will it work , blah blah blah. You leave it plugged in and can program away up to a 1,000 different possible scenarios/mapping.

Ok I have a question as I have not tried the JD box yet... Isn't the JD Jetting 6x turner for adjusting the "fuel" map and the handle bar mount switch for switching between the "soft / aggressive" ignition map??
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:15 PM   #986
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Also picked up some Excel/Talon Supermoto wheels. 17x5.00 rear and 16.5x3.50 front. Might end up converting the front to a 17. I'll see how the slicks last on the street.
What did those run you? I also did the Sicass LED treatment but only in the rear.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:50 PM   #987
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Ok I have a question as I have not tried the JD box yet... Isn't the JD Jetting 6x turner for adjusting the "fuel" map and the handle bar mount switch for switching between the "soft / aggressive" ignition map??
The CPU has many maps that are overlaid on each other to get the final values for fuel and ignition. There is a temperature map, accellerator map, altitude map, and finally the aggressive/standard/soft maps that are overlaid depending on the external switch settings.

I believe the 'soft' effects the ign mostly. The aggressive effects both the ign and fuel. But, I also believe these are only available for the SX and XCF, not the XCW and not the EXC.

The JD Jet attaches between the CPU and the injector. It lengthens or shortens the injection pulse.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:26 AM   #988
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Interested in 500EXC owners thoughts:... not that anyone has had to break into their clutch, but.

Through hours of internet and ADV research on the 500exc I'm obsessed- and need to buy one, though one detail I can't figure out - the new clutch incorporates "transmission friendly back-damping". I assume this is some type of cush mechanism, but what is it? I can't find any pictures or details anywhere. The KTM literature is vague, and I assume no one has had to put a new clutch assembly in their 500 yet to see what's actually going on...

There's definitely plenty of talk that the 500exc may not make the best adventure bike due to lack of cush drive rear hub, and some other small issues like fuel and oil capacity. Just wondering if KTM actually addressed the cush issue from the factory. Definitely something good to figure out before investing money in some Excels.

thoughts? would a cush drive still be necessary?

on a similar note: I also found that many street bikes incorporate rubberized front sprockets. Trying to figure out now if it's actually something that separates the middle from outer splines/teeth, or just rubberized to lessen chain noise. thoughts on that too would be great.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:26 AM   #989
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What did those run you? I also did the Sicass LED treatment but only in the rear.
This statement taken alone, does not seem like it is in the right forum
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:30 AM   #990
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Interested in 500EXC owners thoughts:... not that anyone has had to break into their clutch, but.

Through hours of internet and ADV research on the 500exc I'm obsessed- and need to buy one, though one detail I can't figure out - the new clutch incorporates "transmission friendly back-damping". I assume this is some type of cush mechanism, but what is it? I can't find any pictures or details anywhere. The KTM literature is vague, and I assume no one has had to put a new clutch assembly in their 500 yet to see what's actually going on...

There's definitely plenty of talk that the 500exc may not make the best adventure bike due to lack of cush drive rear hub, and some other small issues like fuel and oil capacity. Just wondering if KTM actually addressed the cush issue from the factory. Definitely something good to figure out before investing money in some Excels.

thoughts? would a cush drive still be necessary?

on a similar note: I also found that many street bikes incorporate rubberized front sprockets. Trying to figure out now if it's actually something that separates the middle from outer splines/teeth, or just rubberized to lessen chain noise. thoughts on that too would be great.

The rubberized front sprockets are just extra rubber on a normal sprocket to cut down on chain noise. No tranny to rear wheel damping there.
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