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Old 02-27-2013, 09:21 AM   #3376
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Decided to try and desmog my stuff in a few steps to see what had the biggest bang (and because I didn't have the right crows foot wrench at the time to get to the SAS)

With the stock ECU and the little noise screen in, there was little back firing but it's more muffled and a lot less noticeable / annoying.

Removing the charcoal canister (without touching the Evap solenoid) didn't do anything. When I removed the silencer from the muffler, it actually seemed to increase the back firing and was obviously more noticeable. Taking the SAS out of the equation didn't help at all.

Then had my ECU remapped and went for another spin. Again, nothing if not worse when backing off of the throttle - aggressively.

But the biggest win? Shutting down that Evap solenoid. If anything that would seem to have cured the situation.

Regardless, removing the charcoal canister, the SAS, the Evap solenoid (and air intake to the cylinder head) and finally remapping...

Woo hoo. I'm riding it on the street these days (if you see a rider in BMW gear in Sunny CA...)

...and trying to keep my license. I can so see how this would get someone pulled over. Multiple times.

For cities, you're not going to need to get past 100 and you have so many gates, err lights, and you can hook up really easy with some dual sport tires.

Soooo many people are waving and motioning me to pop a wheelie...

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I plan to de smog and remove canister /hoses and solenoid valve -anyone find a nice cap for the plug that goes to the evap solenoid- Id love a cap that snaps in for a nice weathertght seal -I bet there is something out there thats OEM harness plug

I see some guys put grease in there and then elec tape it up -I'd like something cleaner
Same here.

So much joy regardless!

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Old 02-27-2013, 01:23 PM   #3377
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[QUOTE=Harley Beemer;20821278]
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Does the EU map work okay with the stock muffler once you remove the end screen?

Or are more mods required?
It worked with mine, I have end screen removed.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:19 PM   #3378
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End cap screen

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It worked with mine, I have end screen removed.
Sorry if this has already been answered but what exactly is the end cap screen on the stock muffler? I have an FMF installed on my 2012 and am currently using the stock muffler on my 2013 500EXC.

1. Is is only to reduce noise?
2. Is it part of the spark arrestor?

I have mine removed but carry it with me just in case it becomes an issue.

At Hollister Hills off road riding area in Hollister, CA, they used to put a probe into the end of your muffler to see if you have a spark arrestor. I'm not sure I have one with the end cap screen removed.

Any help on this is appreciated.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:30 PM   #3379
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Corbin Seat

For those of you who like Corbin Seats, my 2013 500EXC is there right now. I loaned them my bike so they can create a mold and then be able to offer a wide and comfortable seat for the 500EXC.

I had a custom one done at Corbin a few months ago and it really works great for me. Corbin uses their own custom foam that is more dense than other foam I have tried.

Here is what my custom Corbin looks like on my 2012 500EXC and the mold they are creating will look very similiar.





I love my Acerbis 5.3 gallon fuel tank. It is very sturdy and fits great with my KTM radiator guards.



It is only slightly wider than the stock setup:
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:55 PM   #3380
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For those of you who like Corbin Seats, my 2013 500EXC is there right now. I loaned them my bike so they can create a mold and then be able to offer a wide and comfortable seat for the 500EXC.
While the 500EXC are great bikes, I wouldn't purchase a Corbin seat if they were the last seat manufacture on the planet. I'd rather make my own seat than buy from these A**holes.

They have ROYALLY screwed over some of my other 2-wheel brethren, and for that.....screw them.

just my own opinion of them, based on their treatment of other people....
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:55 PM   #3381
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While the 500EXC are great bikes, I wouldn't purchase a Corbin seat if they were the last seat manufacture on the planet. I'd rather make my own seat than buy from these A**holes.

They have ROYALLY screwed over some of my other 2-wheel brethren, and for that.....screw them.

just my own opinion of them, based on their treatment of other people....
don't know a whole lot about Corbin but my seat concepts order just shipped out and I can hardly wait to get that installed. hope it holds up to all the hype!
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:35 PM   #3382
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While the 500EXC are great bikes, I wouldn't purchase a Corbin seat if they were the last seat manufacture on the planet. I'd rather make my own seat than buy from these A**holes.

They have ROYALLY screwed over some of my other 2-wheel brethren, and for that.....screw them.

just my own opinion of them, based on their treatment of other people....

1000x. Corbin has screwed me over for the last time. Cheap materials, leaky seams, very hard foam, and usually a VERY HEAVY seat. If you ride in and get a custom seat you have a chance of getting what you want before you pay them. But after, forgetaboudit.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:20 AM   #3383
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don't know a whole lot about Corbin but my seat concepts order just shipped out and I can hardly wait to get that installed. hope it holds up to all the hype!
I've got a Seat Concepts seat, and I'm loving it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:14 AM   #3384
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I have found through the years that seats are a very personal preference item. For some reason I like the very dense and firm foam of Corbin. Other seats I have tried with softer foam are too soft for me.

Sorry to hear some have had a bad experience with Corbin and I'm sure what has been reported here is accurate. That would drive me away as well but I have had a good experience through the years with them but I have always done the "drive in" to get seats made so I always know what I'm getting before I leave.

The seat cover they made for me a few months ago, that I picked out, turned out to be too slippery so they are replacing it with a non slip material for "no charge".

Does any other seat manufacturer have the same dense and firm foam as Corbin? That is the main reason I have stayed with them. My riding buddy has tried their seats and also doesn't like how firm they are so I understand the personal preference people have regarding seats.

The Corbin seat base is very heavy but the first custom 500EXC seat they made for me used the stock base. I think the Corbin base, even though it is very heavy, provides a firmer base for the wide seat.

To be fair, I have only tried one other brand of seat other than Corbin.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:39 AM   #3385
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Corbin's unreal customer service

Ok, I don't want to turn this thread into a Corbin-bashing thread, but I think if you folks purchase Corbin, you all need to know about about their.......lets say.....unreal.....customer service. You really need to know what you getting into before you go down that road with this kind of company...When I was riding my cruiser I found out about their "stellar" customer service.....Read the whole thread....
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:40 AM   #3386
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For those of you who like Corbin Seats, my 2013 500EXC is there right now. I loaned them my bike so they can create a mold and then be able to offer a wide and comfortable seat for the 500EXC.
This may seem like an insane question but why do you have a 2012 and a '13? Arent they the same minus some graphics changes
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:08 PM   #3387
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New owner...

I am about to dive into some mods to my 13 500EXC including a full titanium FMF system. Forgive me if it has been mentioned before but can this exhaust be used straight out if the box without fooling with the FI? It has the XCW map installed by the previous owner and it is desmogged.

I runs very well now with no fueling issues/popping/flame outs...
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:46 PM   #3388
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I am about to dive into some mods to my 13 500EXC including a full titanium FMF system. Forgive me if it has been mentioned before but can this exhaust be used straight out if the box without fooling with the FI? It has the XCW map installed by the previous owner and it is desmogged.

I runs very well now with no fueling issues/popping/flame outs...
Mine runs great with full FMF
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:54 PM   #3389
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hey ktmers
I got a new can fmf power part # sxs.09.450.512 I picked it up on ebay for 200bucks new I love it
it’s a couple pounds lighter ...louder and more power
FMF SLIP-ON SILENCER


sicass 2012 ktm easy fit under fender
smoke lens led flat mount turn signals
im saving up for xtra set of rims and some suspension work and a jd tuner


i started missing the orange plastic so i rock the black and white for moto

evel
Looks great -
Did thought turn signal plug in -come with connectors on already
Did they mount to that new under fender
And what license plate holder you use
Doesnt that tail lamp have a tag lamp in it too
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:55 PM   #3390
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Finally got around to testing the parts bag that I got from KTM.
I rooted through the parts bag to see what I had available....





One of the plugs matched up to the Auxiliary Air Circuit plug. I matched up the threads just to make sure it would work....




Added a provided copper washer to the plug....




And, using a 6mm Allen wrench, the plug installed with no drama.....



Happy camper....
so what are the items in the bag -SAS plug and kick stand bolt
what are other small bolts and washers and the other plug?
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