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Old 08-08-2012, 10:48 AM   #2086
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I got to ride the 500EXC's kissing cousin (XC-W) at a KTM offroad demo day and could not believe what an incredible motor it had. Naturally, my next thought was how much fun you could have on a EXC with supermoto wheels. I'm sure someone has done it by now. Anyone able to post a link to some pix and maybe a hooligan report?
Ya went supermoto a couple months back. The motor is amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_0vRG1-Dcg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSuQ4BZx1n4
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:51 AM   #2087
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i only have 10 hours on my 2013 exc, and it's already blown 2 fuel lines. it's going back to the dealer again tomorrow morning.
I noticed when a 2013 500 exc came into the shop that they had changed the fuel line's and disconnects. Apparently they should have stuck with the 2012 style.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:05 AM   #2088
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2013 500 EXC came to our shop

I was expecting the Maxxis MaxxEnduro Rear tire to be a little more beefy/aggressive. Unfortunately it looks just like the worthless Metzeler that came on the 2012's. The front however looks promising. I'm still sticking with my Maxxis Desert IT 120/100-18 rear. Got some shots of all the bikes next to each other.



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Old 08-08-2012, 12:25 PM   #2089
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500EXC kickstart with dead battery?

Was curious if the bike will still kick start with a dead battery, say below 7-8 volts? I dont believe the kick starter runs off the magneto, could be wrong....which would make it a true back up if it did.

When I had my fuel injected TE610, I considered similar issues. There's a guy at the following link (Brandon R) who wired in a capacitor as a back up. Was curious if this would also work for the 500 EXC? I never got a chance to install on my TE since selling it to get my 950 SER.


See post #23402 and 23423
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...6429&page=1562

Here's his video as well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1C14A2rVbc

This bike still amazes me. I love it!!!!!
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:05 PM   #2090
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Was curious if the bike will still kick start with a dead battery, say below 7-8 volts? I dont believe the kick starter runs off the magneto, could be wrong....which would make it a true back up if it did.

When I had my fuel injected TE610, I considered similar issues. There's a guy at the following link (Brandon R) who wired in a capacitor as a back up. Was curious if this would also work for the 500 EXC? I never got a chance to install on my TE since selling it to get my 950 SER.


See post #23402 and 23423
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...6429&page=1562

Here's his video as well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1C14A2rVbc

This bike still amazes me. I love it!!!!!
Seems like the kick start should be able to kick it over despite the battery condition........ yes/no?
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:13 PM   #2091
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Seems like the kick start should be able to kick it over despite the battery condition........ yes/no?
I dont think it will. Post #140 below:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...773406&page=10
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:22 PM   #2092
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Came home with a new turn signal mod. Did some single track and don't even remember anything that tight .
It's the 2nd one. I want something more flush for the back.

The fronts are bad ass. Nice and tucked in but the backs have no chance against my turn signal killing skills.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #2093
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Nope, the screen is held in place by the screw-on outer ring. If that does not move the screens stay in place.

The wiring just keeps the outer ring from un-screwing itself.
That makes sense. Thanks for the tip, I appreciate it.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:42 PM   #2094
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Flush-mount rear LED turn signals can be found from Highway Dirt Bikes.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:56 AM   #2095
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Came home with a new turn signal mod. Did some single track and don't even remember anything that tight .
It's the 2nd one. I want something more flush for the back.

The fronts are bad ass. Nice and tucked in but the backs have no chance against my turn signal killing skills.

Flush mounted LEDs in billet aluminum housing from HDB for sure, they are completely bullet proof. You will have to email Paul, they are not on the site yet.

The DRC ones have a bit better visibility but they break if you crash hard enough. If you go with those get them from Sicass so they come with the right plugs for your KTM.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:45 AM   #2096
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Flush mounted LEDs in billet aluminum housing from HDB for sure, they are completely bullet proof. You will have to email Paul, they are not on the site yet.

The DRC ones have a bit better visibility but they break if you crash hard enough. If you go with those get them from Sicass so they come with the right plugs for your KTM.
The original owner installed PW Garfield XCW taillight w/flush mnt rear signals on mine. Seem like a nice set up; I'm happy with them. If you google PW Garfield, looks like he sells them on eBay. I removed the front section so I could bolt on my enduro bag and the fit and finish was real nice - holes aligned and matched up nicely when I put it back together.




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Old 08-09-2012, 06:52 AM   #2097
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The original owner installed PW Garfield XCW taillight w/flush mnt rear signals on mine. Seem like a nice set up; I'm happy with them. If you google PW Garfield, looks like he sells them on eBay. I removed the front section so I could bolt on my enduro bag and the fit and finish was real nice - holes aligned and matched up nicely when I put it back together.
I've got Paul's LED tail lights on 2 KTMs and the Berg. They are very nice, but I've managed to break one when flipping the bike. Same with the signals with plastic lenses, they hold up much better to crashes when they are flush mounted but they obviously can't take the same impact as a billet aluminum housing will.

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Old 08-09-2012, 07:01 AM   #2098
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I've got Paul's LED tail lights on 2 KTMs and the Berg. They are very nice, but I've managed to break one when flipping the bike. Same with the signals with plastic lenses, they hold up much better to crashes when they are flush mounted but they obviously can't take the same impact as a billet aluminum housing will.


How bright are these?

Do you have any pics at a distance of these in action?
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:14 AM   #2099
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Rear LEDs

I put Sicass rear flush mount LEDs on my '07 525 and on my '12 300 XC-W. The latter went through a lot of races with no damage whatsoever. The 525 got dropped on a fair amount of rocks and again, nothing amiss. I even managed to kick the ones on the 525 when getting on the bike. Still nothing. I'm putting a set of these on my new '13 500 EXC. Inexpensive and durable that come pre-wired to just plug right into the KTM wire harness. What is not to like about them?

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Old 08-09-2012, 04:28 PM   #2100
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Is there a thread/pics that details the thermostat issue ?

Was the problem on a 350 or 500, or wouldn't it make any difference ?
That was the first generation tank, which they fixed the issue on. There was also a flange mounting issue that was fixed in the new tanks as well. All tanks ordered should be the new generation. My first gen tank got buggered up at the electrical connection and leaked a little. I sent Clockworks a pic of it and they have a new tank on the way...the same day, no charge. All corespondence has been professional and courteous. BTW, I bypassed the thermostat and don't have an issue with clearance..
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