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Old Today, 05:02 PM   #1
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Question My new-to-me 2002 KTM 520 EXC: what speedometer, tach., water & oil temp. security..?


I usually hang in the orange crush.
Today I just bought my second KTM:

A brand new-to-me 2002 KTM 520 EXC California plated with 135 hours.

I've got a few " problems ":
1) The former owner did not give me the key: there isn't any place for a key

2) There's almost nothing on the handlebars, and specially,
  • no speedometer
  • no tachometer
  • no water temp. (it's a water cooled engine)
  • no oil temp./pressure

Different worlds!

How does one instruments such a bike. I would like to keep an eye on the usual engine parameters (speed, tach, water, oil...). Any recommendations?

How does one secure such a bike?
Adding an ignition switch has the obvious problem that it's easy to remove the two wires and short them. Anybody installed a wireless alarm? Any other mechanism?

Of course, I love the lightness of that bike. I could almost carry it.

What else should I look for and check in that twelve year old bike?

Thank you for your help & advice,

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