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Old 11-14-2012, 09:22 AM   #2791
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You are a lucky man,Ive never got over 1500 miles on a 606 on the back of my DR650,once the knobs are 1/4" tall I consider them toast. The Pirelli MT43 Trials tire is the only tire Ive gotten over 2000 miles on. I tend to steer by wheelspin so that may have an effect.
I've been running the D908RR and love it. I have a good 3000 miles on that tire. Try it sometime. It's a real hard compound but great for desert riding. It's $$$ but I think it's worth it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:50 PM   #2792
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Legit question - was thinking about adding some. I have a friend with a set on his 400 and they are real slick. I like how the spring is very strong - takes some effort to pivot and that they always return to center.

Anyone?
I called the office in Australia for some info on the fitment for 2012+ bikes.

:Are the pegz in standard position the same height as OEM ?

:What is drop in the low position. (was 12mm on earlier models ?)

Does the pegz position also move rearward in the low position. ?

As yet, the they couldn't confirm any of those measurements since they don't have a 2012/2013 model on hand to check.

Would be nice to know though, before spending $150 on pegs.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:31 PM   #2793
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Has anyone tried 14/51 gearing?
I started with 14/51 and It seemed too low for my taste.
It would still pul 97mph on pavement at 7000 feet but seemed a little buzzy cruising 55 to 65.
on the tight technical trails I was running in 3rd and 4th and rarely used 1st and 2nd.

I switched to 15/51 and so far I like it better
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:02 PM   #2794
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I used the typical 14/48. I live out west and it is a very good gearing for any typical Dual Sport ride that has a lot of two track. It will top out at 101mph and cruse an easy and smooth 65. You can't pull 6th unless you are going 53.

For the tightest trails, I drop the front to 13. Then I'm running 2nd and 3rd most of the time.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:31 PM   #2795
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I used the typical 14/48. I live out west and it is a very good gearing for any typical Dual Sport ride that has a lot of two track. It will top out at 101mph and cruse an easy and smooth 65. You can't pull 6th unless you are going 53.

For the tightest trails, I drop the front to 13. Then I'm running 2nd and 3rd most of the time.
Everyone's requirements differ a little
I find the stock xcw 13/50 good for offroad and a bit buzzy over 60mph.
For an extended dualsport ride I'm thinking 14/50, if I changed it at all.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:50 PM   #2796
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I called the office in Australia for some info on the fitment for 2012+ bikes.

:Are the pegz in standard position the same height as OEM ?

:What is drop in the low position. (was 12mm on earlier models ?)

Does the pegz position also move rearward in the low position. ?

As yet, the they couldn't confirm any of those measurements since they don't have a 2012/2013 model on hand to check.

Would be nice to know though, before spending $150 on pegs.

I got em on mine 2012 exc. They work great. They bolt right up and fit well. I have them in the lowest positioning and no problems. I would highly recommend them, great feel and movement. The guy told me when I was ordering em "once you use these(pivot pegs) you'll never want regular pegs." Kinda true, I still use regular pegs on my yamaha...

Pretty sure standard position is same as OEM

Drop is something like 10-12mm

Yes they move rearward, very small amount

If your on the fence, go for it. They are nice pegz!!
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:36 AM   #2797
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I got em on mine 2012 exc. They work great. They bolt right up and fit well. I have them in the lowest positioning and no problems. I would highly recommend them, great feel and movement. The guy told me when I was ordering em "once you use these(pivot pegs) you'll never want regular pegs." Kinda true, I still use regular pegs on my yamaha...

Pretty sure standard position is same as OEM

Drop is something like 10-12mm

Yes they move rearward, very small amount

If your on the fence, go for it. They are nice pegz!!
Thx for the info.

I guess the PP19-MK3 is the one for the 500exc/xcw ?

http://www.pivotpegz.net/pdf/2012_Fitment_Chart.pdf
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:57 AM   #2798
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I've been running the D908RR and love it. I have a good 3000 miles on that tire. Try it sometime. It's a real hard compound but great for desert riding. It's $$$ but I think it's worth it.
A buddy ran on of those for a 800 mile Nevada trip,he kept lowering the air pressure in hopes it would hook up on some kind of terrain,it never really did,he went sideways uphill,sideways down steep hills. Something about that big unbroken line of knobs down the center didnt seem to grab. On hard terrain I can see how it would work fine.
The Pirelli DOT MT43 may not be perfect everywhere but then,nothing is. I just like having a rear tire left after 4 days in the desert + it hooks up just fine on most types of dirt/sand. I run about 13 lbs in it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:34 AM   #2799
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A buddy ran on of those for a 800 mile Nevada trip,he kept lowering the air pressure in hopes it would hook up on some kind of terrain,it never really did,he went sideways uphill,sideways down steep hills. Something about that big unbroken line of knobs down the center didnt seem to grab. On hard terrain I can see how it would work fine.
The Pirelli DOT MT43 may not be perfect everywhere but then,nothing is. I just like having a rear tire left after 4 days in the desert + it hooks up just fine on most types of dirt/sand. I run about 13 lbs in it.
Yep, it for sure takes some getting used to. I have to roll onto the throttle cuz it'll brake loose like crazy. I love how stiff the tire is because you don't get flats. Does great in sand and rocks, but gravel loose dirt, you gotta get used to it...waiting to hook up but the mileage is insane that you can get out of it in the dirt. I'd like to try the Perelli DOT MT43 sometime. Maybe my next tire.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:06 PM   #2800
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Is anyone using the pivot pegz on the 2012/13 500. ? (or 350/450's)
Wondering if the fitment is the same as the 2011 and earlier KTM's.
I pulled the Pivot Pegs off of my 2010 530 and mounted them on my 2013 XCW 500.

Same part number, fits the same.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:20 PM   #2801
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So here I type on my phone in the middle of nowhere outside Moab (near canyonlands), with a better cell signal than I have in Houston. Been here in Moab almost a week and have gotten to ride the 500 on everything. Did the white rim trail with the Schaefer switchbacks closed so that was a 154 mile day...and a flat!

Did top of the world trail today, like riding trials on the big 500 which did great,



Ripped down the salt valley trail in Arches....sweet berms!

Best of all I have gotten 56mpg on the bike. Did the 15 (actually a 14hr) oil change at camp this morning. No consumption since the 1 hr. Just amazing how well this bike can do tight technical and not feel heavy, but still cruise at 60mph and feel right at home. Last night we dodged the Po-Po in Moab and rode in the dark 32 miles (26f) back to camp. It was the longest I had it on the pavement, but it was very smooth. Better than my old 450exc.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:21 PM   #2802
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p.s. if it is any consolation.. I get better cel signal in Moab than in downtown Boulder as well.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:24 AM   #2803
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KK thanks for the monring pix - love to see that stuff. Geek your snow pix were amazing - still 80's here.
So much different than out typical Florida elevation change ha. More of a sink hole than a hill .


You get stick in one of these and your bike will go down to middle earth.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:50 PM   #2804
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Fuel Line Recall for FI bikes

New old topic again. KTM has a recall for SOME of the EXC's fuel lines. You'll get an official letter from KTM if your bike is one of the unlucky ones.

I did a bunch of these recalls today. The hoses have a build date on them, the format is Week and Year. All the effected hoses had a date of '12W12'. So, the 12th week of 2012. Check yours out.


Was the end of March some drinking festival in Austria?

Edit: just did another with a date of 26w12 and 27w12. So, it looks like early 2012, March-June.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:56 PM   #2805
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Good that I got my EXC500 around that date... so must be earlier build. Although I did get an recall on this, but plan not to go there... or have to see...
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