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Old 12-11-2012, 10:48 AM   #2956
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here's a picture of the BD plug that needs to be wired in.

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:13 AM   #2957
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The blue and black on the pigtail on the BD switch are for the kill/off circuit, so when you turn the switch off it closes the contact and from what I can tell the red and white w/orange are power out and power in, so when you turn the switch to off you're powering up the bike, which is what sounds like is happening.

What are the blue and green on the KTM plug going to. They should be green=ground and blue=kill. Please check that.

The BD switch has a 4 connector plug and the pigtail coming out is just the kill side, the other 2 that are not wired into the female side of the connector are for the power/on side of the switch, that's where the red and white w/stripe should be wired. When I wired mine in I added the wires into the connector, but I had all the parts because those are the connectors I wire my bike up with.

Hope that makes sense.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:08 PM   #2958
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ok now I'm starting to get the big picture.
do you mean the blue and white/red wire on the KTM plug? from what you said the orange and green are what I'm guessing are the power in and power out but the other two don't go to anything. just like on the BD switch there are 4 wires but on the BD pigtail there are only 2.

Here's a picture of the switch side of the KTM plug.

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Old 12-11-2012, 02:39 PM   #2959
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Chad with that pic could you check the continuity between the wires and the on/off position of the switch, then I could tell you how to wire it up.

With the switch off are the green and blue connected and in the on are the orange and white w/red stripe connected? The red and the white w/orange stripe are on either side of the switch on the schematic are they on the bike side of the plug?

Don't wire green in yet till we know where it goes, my guess is it's ground and you'll pop a fuse. What wires on the other side of the plug correspond to the colors on the switch side of the plug.

Orange = ?
White w/red stripe = ?
Blue =?
Green =?
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:03 PM   #2960
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orange > red
white/red >just ends in plug under green wire
blue > just ends in plug under orange wire
green > white/orange

I picked up a multimeter but I'll have to check the wires in the a.m. when I get off work.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:10 PM   #2961
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BD keyed switch install 500 xcw

Turns out the switch was pretty much plugnplay for the 500 XCW.

It comes with a splice connector which you splice across the two wires coming from the kill button









A small mounting bracket is included but I installed mine in the HDB topclamp which had a hole machined for that purpose



The result is the motor will still turn over with the starter, but wont fire with the BD switch in the off position.
On the XCW, lights etc will only work with the motor running.
I guess you'd need to wire in the two other contacts of the BD switch to power up lights/etc with motor off.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:23 PM   #2962
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Thought to add a little vid from my very first winter outing with the 500 EXC, with studded tyres. Taking it easy on some forest roads, enjoying the really easy handling, smooth FI and plain general funness of the bike.

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:08 AM   #2963
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Thought to add a little vid from my very first winter outing with the 500 EXC, with studded tyres. Taking it easy on some forest roads, enjoying the really easy handling, smooth FI and plain general funness of the bike.

They are called snowmobiles and they are really fun in the snow.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:14 PM   #2964
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They are called snowmobiles and they are really fun in the snow.
most of us don't want to spend another 10 grand on a snowmobile.........
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:05 PM   #2965
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most of us don't want to spend another 10 grand on a snowmobile.........
That why you get a timbersled mountainhorse kit and use your bike all year. Way more fun than a snowmobile and more fun than your bike on dirt also. Try to get a demo ride and I guarantee you will be hooked.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:32 PM   #2966
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That why you get a timbersled mountainhorse kit and use your bike all year. Way more fun than a snowmobile and more fun than your bike on dirt also. Try to get a demo ride and I guarantee you will be hooked.
How much is it?
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:21 AM   #2967
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That why you get a timbersled mountainhorse kit and use your bike all year. Way more fun than a snowmobile and more fun than your bike on dirt also. Try to get a demo ride and I guarantee you will be hooked.
Yeah, I've seen some of those kits. Likely fun, but expensive kits. Besides, in Finland, snowmobile tracks and forest roads do not mix, legally anyway. You cannot ride snowmobiles on forest roads, and cannot take dirt bikes on snowmobile tracks (which are much more scarce here).

So, I prefer my snowmobile in orange and KTM 500 flavor for now, cost with studded tyres is minimal, and year-round fun is achieved.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:53 AM   #2968
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well finally got the video of my first ride on the 500 uploaded and thought you guys might like to check it out.
this was back in july so i'll get some more uploaded soon with the upgrades on the bike. enjoy!

*disclaimer : there are some fast motion parts in the video so it's just music instead of motor. i dunno, some people get anal about that kind of stuff but i'm pretty sure everyone here knows what it sounds like.

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:54 AM   #2969
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How much is it?
Link to their website. Has pricing and all info needed.
http://timbersled.com/

Another video to show how well they work
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhKnMEr_KBo
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:06 PM   #2970
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Chad with that pic could you check the continuity between the wires and the on/off position of the switch, then I could tell you how to wire it up.

With the switch off are the green and blue connected and in the on are the orange and white w/red stripe connected? The red and the white w/orange stripe are on either side of the switch on the schematic are they on the bike side of the plug?

Don't wire green in yet till we know where it goes, my guess is it's ground and you'll pop a fuse. What wires on the other side of the plug correspond to the colors on the switch side of the plug.

Orange = ?
White w/red stripe = ?
Blue =?
Green =?
hey thanks for all your help with this Paul! I picked up a multimeter and checked the continuity with the pigtail plugged into the BD switch. turns out all I needed to do was take the wires out of the pigtail and reverse and reinstall them to the other side of the plug. plugged it up into the power and ground wires from the bike and voila! works like a charm.
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