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Old 11-10-2012, 05:49 AM   #2761
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Dual Sport tires

I just ordered my 500 and would like to start out with a more street orientated tire for right now.
What is a good tried and true tire out there?
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:37 AM   #2762
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Powerparts tank

Just a heads up for anyone looking into a 20L tank from KTM for the '12/13 model EXC. The tank itself is available and looks just like the Acerbis 5.3 gallon, actually it says powerparts on the tank (but arrived in an Acerbis logo bag). However, there are 3 parts which are needed to install it, all 3 have not been released by KTM as of yet, and are not in the instructions on mounting it that I recieved. We only found this out after getting a hold of them to confirm we needed more parts. They are currently on back order until early December. If I had to do again..go with the Acerbis tank. Inmates confirmed its plug and play.

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:45 AM   #2763
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I just ordered my 500 and would like to start out with a more street orientated tire for right now.
What is a good tried and true tire out there?
Rick Ramsay swears by the Kenda K270. They are DOT and Kenda calls them 50/50 tires. See:

http://rickramsey.net/CRF250Lmods.htm#tires
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:07 PM   #2764
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I just ordered my 500 and would like to start out with a more street orientated tire for right now.
What is a good tried and true tire out there?
Heidenaus?

50/50 and a buddy says they're long lasting.

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Old 11-10-2012, 01:17 PM   #2765
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I like my Heidenau K60's on the 640A and now that the first rear is toast on the 690, on goes a K60.

Very long lasting and good on whatever ails you be it gravel, dirt, or tar.

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Old 11-10-2012, 01:28 PM   #2766
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Running a k-60 rear on my tiger 800. Got 25,000 km out of the last one. Plenty of bite, until they get worn down. Nice tread curve / wrap-around , can lean it right over.

Never tried a k-60 on the front, instead using a continental tkc-80 as I want a knobbie on the front, last one lasted nearly 14,000 km, can also lean them right over.

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Old 11-10-2012, 02:25 PM   #2767
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Hey out there, had my 2013 500exc for a while now and noticed something that is bugging me. At first when I turned the key before hitting the starter button I would hear buzz sound like a electric servo, no problem but now it does not make that sound, runs fine just kind of werd, bike stock except for desmog kit, and hardwired for battery tender.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:42 PM   #2768
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Hey out there, had my 2013 500exc for a while now and noticed something that is bugging me. At first when I turned the key before hitting the starter button I would hear buzz sound like a electric servo, no problem but now it does not make that sound, runs fine just kind of werd, bike stock except for desmog kit, and hardwired for battery tender.
It's the Fuel pump inside the tank pressurizing the fuel line.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:25 PM   #2769
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2.5 hours on my XCW so far Just put my springs in, since I'm a circus bear. What sag numbers do you guys like? I was amazed how good it was right out of the box and I was almost scared to even touch it but decided it could only get better with springs for my weight, I'm 260 with gear.

I went for a quick beat around the hood last night and it felt pretty good. I have a parking lot ramp that I like to jump and it was very stable in the air. These bikes are amazing, can't wait for the next Enduro!
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:21 PM   #2770
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http://www.tmdesignworks.com/index.p...roducts_id=973
Has anyone tried one of these?
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:06 PM   #2771
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I have one on my Berg, very rugged unit
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:15 AM   #2772
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Cold starting

Alright I got my 12 500 back in may here in Texas when it was super warm. Pretty much every time just push the magic button and boom it fired right up. Now that we've had some cold days it really has a hard time starting even with the "choke." Yesterday if the engine was warm and I had just ridden it started right up but if I let it sit for even an hour it became hard to start again. It was even 80 here yesterday. First ktm so is this normal?
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:50 AM   #2773
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Mine starts fine here in Portland, its been in the 40's lately. You might want to check your fuel filter and your battery condition.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:20 AM   #2774
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Mine starts fine here in Portland, its been in the 40's lately. You might want to check your fuel filter and your battery condition.
Battery is good but will replace fuel filter. I just figured if was fuel filter it wouldn't run right either. Could it be valves? Need to check those, too.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:16 AM   #2775
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I use the RTE rack although it might be overkill for what you are looking for. It works good for grab handles and tie down points also.
Huey, can you provide some additional information on the RTE rack including a source. I've Googled it and can't find squat. Thanks!
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