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Old 08-27-2012, 06:28 PM   #2236
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Shims are at .05mm each down. I think I will leave it alone.

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Yeah, that is what I found as well. would be nice to have .025 shims to really split the gap
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:48 PM   #2237
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Thanks again for the video SteveO.measured again exhaust valves were on the loose side of 15 but too tight for 17.
Going to town in the morning to get shims,taking old ones with me.I measured .288 on old shims one is marked 2.9 so I'm pretty close to their measurements.I'm guessing go up one size thicker eh?
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:58 PM   #2238
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Harley sells 1/2 shim sizes, they are cheaper too. for the V Rod.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:17 PM   #2239
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Harley sells 1/2 shim sizes, they are cheaper too. for the V Rod.
Are all these bikes the same diameter shims?
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:31 PM   #2240
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Thanks again for the video SteveO.measured again exhaust valves were on the loose side of 15 but too tight for 17.
Going to town in the morning to get shims,taking old ones with me.I measured .288 on old shims one is marked 2.9 so I'm pretty close to their measurements.I'm guessing go up one size thicker eh?
Why shim? They are within KTM's spec and loose valves are happy valves. They are just going to get tighter as the valve seat wears. The more time they spend sitting down in the valve seat the more time they have to transfer heat off to the head.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:52 PM   #2241
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I have thought of this.I always thought the problem was as you get more and more miles on them they tighten up. Thanks for your thoughts now I will sleep on it.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:09 PM   #2242
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Has anyone else had a problem with using the halogen KTM replacement bulb? I went with the 40/45w bulb for more light. I have used it for several hours then friday morning i went out to start bike for commute and the headlight wouldn't work and the high beam indicator light wouldn't turn off, no matter what position the switch was in... had some time today to look and found this... once i got it all cleaned and separated, the bulb is fine and so are the contacts. Just the weather cover is not going to stop water anymore. Looking at it, should the bulb have been sticking out below the plastic base as far as it is??? Too close to rubber dust cover? Any ideas are appreciated, I don't usually ride it at night, just have to have light for street use.
Have you received any feedback on that yet.?

I suppose the 500 headlight is common to several models so you'd think there would be a few bikes with that 40/45w halogen upgrade.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:03 PM   #2243
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Are all these bikes the same diameter shims?
The V rod uses 10mm shims, same as this bike and the 950/990
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:56 AM   #2244
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The V rod uses 10mm shims, same as this bike and the 950/990
Very cool, ill have to swing by the local Harley shop to see what i can pick up for shim sizes..... thanks for the info.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:18 AM   #2245
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Have you received any feedback on that yet.?

I suppose the 500 headlight is common to several models so you'd think there would be a few bikes with that 40/45w halogen upgrade.
Nope, but I will figure it out. Took it out to the local area with an old, not too well maintained track and pretended to be 20 again. Finally started landing the 25ft table top so I tried the 40 ft.... last attempt with fatigued hands didn't go so well. Was even worse for the kid on the Honda 250X that broke my fall...
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:50 AM   #2246
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The V rod uses 10mm shims, same as this bike and the 950/990
Thanks for your info.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:50 PM   #2247
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FYI, Vortex has a CDI unit available for the 350 EXC-F through KTM Twins.

It's a bit hard to find on the site as it's under the 690 version and for engine type you choose the 350 EXC-F. Apparently, they'll be carrying more KTM dirtbike stuff in the new year. I've been a happy customer and Ron's always been great to get things organized.

No kickbacks for me - just a fan who's rabidly waiting for his Vortex!
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:50 PM   #2248
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FYI, Vortex has a CDI unit available for the 350 EXC-F through KTM Twins.

It's a bit hard to find on the site as it's under the 690 version and for engine type you choose the 350 EXC-F. Apparently, they'll be carrying more KTM dirtbike stuff in the new year. I've been a happy customer and Ron's always been great to get things organized.

No kickbacks for me - just a fan who's rabidly waiting for his Vortex!

Would you like me to call Richard at vortex I know him quite well .

OK spoke to richard he has no plans for the 500exc I did mention that there is a US spec EXC ECU it is locked out and changes can not be made ,but it all comes down to demand , he would have to get orders for X amount before testing and production would start , Also offered my bike as a test bed .

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:33 PM   #2249
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Would you like me to call Richard at vortex I know him quite well
You are connected!

Thanks Mudguts, fortunately I've got a 350 and was able to order the Vortex. I hang out here because so much stuff is transferrable between the bikes. I can only imagine what a monster the 500 would be with a Vortex.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:06 PM   #2250
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Thanks Mudguts, fortunately I've got a 350 and was able to order the Vortex. I hang out here because so much stuff is transferrable between the bikes. I can only imagine what a monster the 500 would be with a Vortex.


Yes it would be quite a handful i rode my 690 for the first time in six months on the weekend cause i love the 500 .

Richard has a 350 and knows the weak points , and there is a calling for the vortex with the sx models
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