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Old 08-10-2012, 06:33 PM   #4066
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The kill circuit basically just grounds out the ignition, preventing spark. It is OK to leave it grounded; it only has power when the engine is running.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:52 PM   #4067
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Goblin Valley in Utah, just a few weeks ago. It rained the night before and then again the next morning. Enough to calm the dust and cool things off a bit.


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Old 08-10-2012, 07:00 PM   #4068
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Utah perfection.



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Old 08-10-2012, 08:41 PM   #4069
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Cool shots, Phil. Is that the Orange trail or Waterfall?
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:09 PM   #4070
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Cool shots, Phil. Is that the Orange trail or Waterfall?
Orange trail.....

In 3 days of riding in Utah I saw nary a soul on the trails....the temps were quite agreeable....not a drop more than the low 90's at most.

Will certainly return to Goblin Valley/Justensen Flats area.


Had a fine day in the San Juans as well:



Started the day with Black Bear, then Imogene, Engineer, Cinnamon. Camped at South Mineral CG, a real nice spot!
Completely in awe of the scenery. Had to stop numerous times to avoid running off the road as my head was turned either full right or full left trying to take it all in....
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:34 PM   #4071
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Goblin Valley in Utah, just a few weeks ago. It rained the night before and then again the next morning. Enough to calm the dust and cool things off a bit.
Did you actually ride all the way from San Francisco to Utah, or did you truck the bike?
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:19 PM   #4072
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hi Phil
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #4073
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Did you actually ride all the way from San Francisco to Utah, or did you truck the bike?
Trucked out....

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Old 08-20-2012, 01:55 PM   #4074
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How is called that rubber socket for bulb which is used to hold speedometer light or high beam indicator bulb? Maybe there is a special code or keywords how can I find it? I think about think like this http://www.vwgolf-mk2.com/LED/small%20light/002.jpg but how to find the correct one?
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:01 PM   #4075
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How is called that rubber socket for bulb which is used to hold speedometer light or high beam indicator bulb? Maybe there is a special code or keywords how can I find it? I think about think like this http://www.vwgolf-mk2.com/LED/small%20light/002.jpg but how to find the correct one?
They're part of the wiring harness. I don't believe they are available separately (at least from KTM) but I could be wrong.

http://173.74.246.25/munnracing/show...%20(SIX%20DAYS)

Look for #80 which is the flasher harness addon. It has the bulb socket for the turn signal indicator.

The socket for the high beam is next to the other bulb (#45) just above on the main wiring harness (#5).
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:17 AM   #4076
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electrical frustration with my 525 trying to piece together various circuits to make it rideable in enduro trim now that all of the rally kit is gone, sigh
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:56 AM   #4077
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electrical frustration with my 525 trying to piece together various circuits to make it rideable in enduro trim now that all of the rally kit is gone, sigh
I had to deal with that shit on my 520 EXC where the previous owner completely hacked up the wiring harness. After trying to fix too many stripped and spliced wires that would probably become failure points later I decided to just get a new harness. It was around $90 brand new from the dealer, totally worth it to me.

At least she came out pretty nice for a 12 year old bike with a 25.000+ kms!

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Old 08-21-2012, 07:11 AM   #4078
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it might be worth my while to do that, but then I'll have to add stuff for my roadbook etc. Not a big deal I'm sure.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:29 AM   #4079
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Looking for opinions please

Gents - I've been riding and enjoying my 525 for many years now. Got about 560+ hours on the gal now and she's fully sorted and set-up perfectly for me and my riding style.

2005 525 EXC:

Motor
*20 hours on new 570 piston and cylinder and rebuilt DJH head with +1 KW valves
*100 hours on rebuilt and balanced crank w/Annular bearings
*all bearings and gaskets and final drive shaft replaced
* TT stator and lightened flywheel
*SX exhaust
*new Hinson Clutch hub coming ion the mail

Chassis

*Sprung and valved for me by KTM suspension shootout winner. SKF seals.
* 17 degree Topar triple clamps
*2010 complete forks available if I need them

Extras

Clarke tank
Fan kit
HT oil cooler
CRT
Hi flow water pump
TT kickstand
Scotts SS oil filter
Cycra handguards
KTM hardparts Skid plate
P3 header protection
Scotts sterring stabilizer
Baja Designs Squadron lED lighting

During its last outing.





This bike is used primarily for multi day/ multi week long off road rides throughout Thailand, Lao, and Cambodia. I also outfit it with a complete SM set-up, radial brakes etc for fun at the go kart tracks and thrashing the canyons.

My question is will this bike last a few more years or is it time to get the 500? Small things like electrics getting corroded are starting to appear and my concerns are am I vulnerable to components failing that I will not expect due to the hours on the bike. Ie Gearset failures, oil pump gears, blah blah. You know things you don't think about wearing out but may fail over time. Is this a rational concern? Has anybody had failures such as these?

I live and ride where I need to trust my bike absolutely. The 500 is an unknown but realistically the only thing I fear on the engine is the FI.

The suspension and brakes on the 500 will be better but not sure about the motor compared to my 570. The 500 will flick side to side easier through tree's but since I'm usually carrying 25 pounds of gear strapped to the bike will it be enough benefit for me to notice it once loaded up?

Curious on your thoughts.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:42 AM   #4080
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I would stick with the devil that you know.

also, I don't want to have to look in the 500 thread to see your photos
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