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Old 08-09-2012, 09:05 PM   #2101
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I had one in my hand 3 weeks ago from Clockwork that would not fit. Yes, deleting the t-stat would be an option but why not just order a tank from another company that fits with no hassle?
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:36 AM   #2102
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I had one in my hand 3 weeks ago from Clockwork that would not fit. Yes, deleting the t-stat would be an option but why not just order a tank from another company that fits with no hassle?
My interest in the Clockwork design is it holds the weight of the extra fuel low and central, compared to other oversize tanks that hold it low and forward in the front lobes
I'm guessing the bike would handle better with the extra fuel weight more central than forward ?
I also think a tank that retains the rad scoops is less vulnerable to being punctured in a fall.

Wrt the thermostat not clearing, I note clockwork sell the Samco Thermostat Eliminator Kit for $120

http://www.shop.clockworkktm.com/pro...7&categoryId=8

I suppose if the Samco kit is required to allow the Clockwork tank to fit, then the price of the tank is effectively $370, ie $250 for the tank + $120 for the Samco kit ?

Anyway, at this stage, I'm just researching options. Appreciate the headsup on issues with the Clockwork.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:21 AM   #2103
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Thermostat

Some guys on KTMTalk complained about the bike overheating and with the thermostat elimination kit that issue was resolved without using products like engine ice. If that is true (and I should find out since the truck dropped off my 500 last night at the dealer so I am heading over there this morning to bust it out of the crate and put it together - YeeHaw!!) I will let you know. The bypass kit isn't that much if it solves an overheating problem.

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Old 08-10-2012, 06:48 AM   #2104
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Some guys on KTMTalk complained about the bike overheating and with the thermostat elimination kit that issue was resolved without using products like engine ice. If that is true (and I should find out since the truck dropped off my 500 last night at the dealer so I am heading over there this morning to bust it out of the crate and put it together - YeeHaw!!) I will let you know. The bypass kit isn't that much if it solves an overheating problem.

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Will the Clockworks tank fit with the KTM hard parts radiator guards installed?
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:25 AM   #2105
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Geek's not the only one that likes to get high around here:

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Old 08-10-2012, 12:05 PM   #2106
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Very NICE Pic
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:13 PM   #2107
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Very NICE Pic
Near Silverton
No, Montezuma. Here's the exact spot of the picture: http://goo.gl/maps/e6g99
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:39 PM   #2108
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The same overlook this was taken.. but I'd be too afraid of a clutch cylinder failure to point my bike the way you did



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Old 08-11-2012, 12:10 PM   #2109
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Attaching a Giant Loop Coyote to a 2012 500 EXC?

Has anyone here attached a Coyote bag to a new 500 EXC yet? Can you please show how you attached the clips to the rear fender? The new rear fender has a thick bead along the edges for strengthening purposes which makes the clips on my 2 yr old bags too small to fit securely on the edges of the fender... A picture or two would be good....Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:53 PM   #2110
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Just started a new thread in the vendor forum, and thought some of you guys might be interested in the trick new KTM parts that we're making, so here are a few pictures and links (click on the pics).

















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Old 08-12-2012, 09:00 AM   #2111
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Ktm 13l tank

IF anyone wants one I have a brand new one IN HAND in the box never opened. PM me for details.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:32 PM   #2112
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Had a little fun on my 500 yesterday:

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Old 08-12-2012, 03:07 PM   #2113
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rear sub fender design flaw

I forgot to pull my plate for a trip to a local OHV park and this is what I find after the first round.
I think its time for the XCW rear sub fender and maybe a beefier rear shock. Don't know when this happened, but it slammed the plate up under there good.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:18 PM   #2114
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Has anyone here attached a Coyote bag to a new 500 EXC yet? Can you please show how you attached the clips to the rear fender? The new rear fender has a thick bead along the edges for strengthening purposes which makes the clips on my 2 yr old bags too small to fit securely on the edges of the fender... A picture or two would be good....Thanks in advance!!!
the GL bag clips do not work on the new 2012+ models (350/500), just run strap under the fender. To prevent bag from moving forward on big nose hits, wrap GL straps around grab strap (sorry hard to see in pics) or even better secure via promoto rear rack (just ordered). I connected my front straps to the main frame cross member.

only pics I have of my coyote

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Old 08-13-2012, 07:20 PM   #2115
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Riser install and cable length?????

Anyone install risers?
How high can I go before having to replace cables?
The cables dont seem to have much slack.
Also, any experience with brands? The End Eng ones look decent. And im sure the Rox are good.
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