ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-30-2012, 06:39 AM   #2266
bill1960
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Cambodia
Oddometer: 356
Quote:
Originally Posted by thedesertdalton View Post
Hi Bill,

No, we made it together with Twin Air Netherlands, there's a guy who has a workshop at his house with CNC machinery, he makes the oil coolers and oil pump covers for Twin Air.

We found out this idea Twin Air found out with this oil cooler and contacted them, so we got in touch with this workshop, brought our spare engine and after a week of measuring the program for the cnc machinery was ready, the original brackets that hold the cooler on the radiator would also fit with the original tank from the 450 and 500 but as we installed the 20ltr. Acerbis tank we had to make new brackets so the cooler would move about 1 cm closer to the frame.

We found out that the 2012 450 and 500 engine do need different oil pump covers, the connection inside the engine is different, just by 1mm but it's different, also the original oil filter needs some mods buit it can be used.

Since we build our rally bike ourselfs we had to do allot of inventing, it turned out to be a good looking and well performing bike so far..
Thedesertdalton
Great info, appreciate the detailed reply.
bill1960 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2012, 06:43 AM   #2267
Lolodesiles
Adventurer
 
Lolodesiles's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Switzerland
Oddometer: 29
Hi to all around here

Hello from switzerland,

excuse me for my langage but normally i speak french, so i'll do my best

first i wish to thank SteveO for his vid on valves adjustement how to !

i'm surprised that you remove the rocker arm instead of the camshaft as indicate in the repair manual..

but your way seems to be a lot easier !

i' ve read the entire (!) thread and found interesting info's, thanks to all who had written, but i have little questions:

can i re use the same valve cover gasket? do you apply some "joint stuff" to be sure it does not leak?

so i own an 2012 EXC 500 Six Days, it has 30hours and 1'300kms, and it' s pure fun bike

i' ve put an FMF 4.1 RCT factory titanium slip on muffler, almost quiet as stock, a more deep sound, but a huge improvement of power

cheers



Uploaded with ImageShack.us
Lolodesiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2012, 06:47 AM   #2268
Riding4fun
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Oddometer: 13
FYI, Vortex has a CDI unit available for the 350 EXC-F through KTM Twins. = $795 Ouch!
Riding4fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2012, 09:35 AM   #2269
Old Plonker
Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Shadow of Pike's Peak
Oddometer: 11
Ram350:

E-Ticket posted this: http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?showtopic=440785&st=300#

(Down the page, step 12)

"I made the decision to put in a lower temperature rating thermo switch.
The stock thermo sensor switch is rated: 100 C / 95 C
The thermo sensor switch I installed is rated: 95 C / 90 C
I picked up mine at Napa Auto Parts for $18.99 USD. The manufacturer is ATM; the part number is: 143 5033"

Old Plonker screwed with this post 08-30-2012 at 09:54 AM
Old Plonker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2012, 10:03 PM   #2270
Zuber
Zoob
 
Zuber's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Main Street, Shedd, Oregon
Oddometer: 1,713
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lolodesiles View Post
Hello from switzerland,

excuse me for my langage but normally i speak french, so i'll do my best

first i wish to thank SteveO for his vid on valves adjustement how to !

i'm surprised that you remove the rocker arm instead of the camshaft as indicate in the repair manual..

but your way seems to be a lot easier !

i' ve read the entire (!) thread and found interesting info's, thanks to all who had written, but i have little questions:

can i re use the same valve cover gasket? do you apply some "joint stuff" to be sure it does not leak?
I don't think pulling the rocker shaft is easier, maybe if you are scared of getting the cam timing correct. But, it is slower.

The valve cover gaskets last for years with out replacement. No sealer needed.
__________________
"Dad, can I get a motorcycle when I grow up?"
"Son, you can't do both"
Zuber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 02:20 AM   #2271
Lolodesiles
Adventurer
 
Lolodesiles's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Switzerland
Oddometer: 29
ok thank you Zuber ;)

by the way, is the timing chain tensioner needing some care? it' s a mechanical one is it true?

Lolodesiles screwed with this post 08-31-2012 at 03:31 AM
Lolodesiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 04:03 AM   #2272
Stu
Buffo Maximus
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Eastern YahooLand
Oddometer: 885
Tensioner

The thread on KTM Talk above by ET discusses properly setting the stock tensioner in case you are worried about it. Another KTM Talk thread discusses this as well. If you are worried about it you can replace it with this Dirt Tricks item listed by Slavens Racing:

http://slavensracing.com/products/kt...r-ktm-husaberg

Stu
Stu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 05:49 AM   #2273
Vico1
The Maestro
 
Vico1's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Ft Walton Beach FL
Oddometer: 5,553
Cam or rocker arms???

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zuber View Post
I don't think pulling the rocker shaft is easier, maybe if you are scared of getting the cam timing correct. But, it is slower.

The valve cover gaskets last for years with out replacement. No sealer needed.
Over the past 5 years I have adjusted/replced/rebuilt this type engine many time.

If I just have to ajdjust one side I remove rocker shaft on what ever side. If doing both I think its a toss up.

I have never replaced valve cover gasket, or use gasket material... just tighten it down. Its REAL easy to see if it leaks.

my 2 cents
__________________
KTM 500 EXC Yellow Vee Black DR650
A few others in the past

You dont quit riding when you get old, you get old when you quit riding.
I don't always ride street bikes, but when I do I prefer VStroms
Vico1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 07:28 AM   #2274
Stu
Buffo Maximus
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Eastern YahooLand
Oddometer: 885
Valve Adjustment

I just checked the valves on my new 500 at 4.8 hours. Perfect. I went ahead and pulled the shafts for the rockers to pull the shims and measure them so I would know what size to get when the clearances tighten up some. The entire operation was far less than I spent setting valves on the 525. It is really easy to do, especially if you have pulled the cannister off.

Stu
Stu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 03:08 AM   #2275
Lolodesiles
Adventurer
 
Lolodesiles's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Switzerland
Oddometer: 29
valves

well,

i' ve checked this and i have 0.13mm on both intake, 0.16mm on both exhausts after 30hrs, so it' s fine

for the timing chain tensioner i' ve seen it' s mechanical one, so no worries at all !

thanks for information guys

keep riding

p.s. i have re routed and attach properly some electrical cables, and put away the gas line connector from the "body" of the TCT with a colson strap, because it begins to "eat" the metal of the TCT !

Lolodesiles screwed with this post 09-01-2012 at 07:40 AM
Lolodesiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 06:22 PM   #2276
Vico1
The Maestro
 
Vico1's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Ft Walton Beach FL
Oddometer: 5,553
Quick Ride report from the South

Four 530s and two 5 hunnys were ripping out some miles at our favorite piney woods when we lost one then another of the 530s while they switched to reserve... I forgot these guys have much shorter legs with the same gals of fuel.

One more awesome thing about this scoot. Im running a JD tuner with some rich settings and still getting awesome milage. And the bike of course will take me way faster than I really want to go at ANY TIME ANY WHERE.

I had a really good day....
__________________
KTM 500 EXC Yellow Vee Black DR650
A few others in the past

You dont quit riding when you get old, you get old when you quit riding.
I don't always ride street bikes, but when I do I prefer VStroms
Vico1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 06:55 PM   #2277
oldx
Beastly Adventurer
 
oldx's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Camano Island, WA
Oddometer: 1,094
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vico1 View Post
Four 530s and two 5 hunnys were ripping out some miles at our favorite piney woods when we lost one then another of the 530s while they switched to reserve... I forgot these guys have much shorter legs with the same gals of fuel.

One more awesome thing about this scoot. Im running a JD tuner with some rich settings and still getting awesome milage. And the bike of course will take me way faster than I really want to go at ANY TIME ANY WHERE.

I had a really good day....
Glad you had a good day riding. 3 friends and I were out riding,about 1/2 way through we left woods and pulled into Shell station.They took from 1.2 to 1.6 gallons,I put .8 in my 500 they were impressed.
oldx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 08:21 PM   #2278
jesusgatos
fishing with dynamite
 
jesusgatos's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: on the road
Oddometer: 2,310
What kind of mileage are you guys getting?
jesusgatos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2012, 09:15 PM   #2279
oldx
Beastly Adventurer
 
oldx's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Camano Island, WA
Oddometer: 1,094
over 60 mpg this was easy riding on dirt-gravel forest roads.
oldx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 01:28 AM   #2280
Lolodesiles
Adventurer
 
Lolodesiles's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Switzerland
Oddometer: 29
approximately 5 liters for 100 kms

very little in regard of performance of this bike i guess
Lolodesiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 12:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014