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Old 01-07-2013, 07:34 PM   #3091
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Aussie Is that 4.0 volt value in the video good for the 2012 500 EXC? Mine is 3.86
0.601 - 3.8V is KTM standard spec. from memory.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:05 AM   #3092
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People that cause dead picture links on forums should be shot !

Sorry, I'm trying to revamp my PhotoBucket.

Thanks for the heads up, I'll get em fixed.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:47 AM   #3093
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Anyone interested in a 2012 KTM 500 XCW with 30 hours? I have papers in hand.. I am located in South Jersey.
Damn, if it was an exc I would be !
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:36 PM   #3094
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Anyone make replacement plastics for the 500 EXC in colors other than orange?
I live in Europe (Spain) and some weeks ago I purchased a used (11 months old) KTM 2012 500 EXC with about 2000 miles, and the original owner had installed a KTM (Acerbis) white plastic kit with some KTM original power parts decals, and it looks like that:





By the way: I found this thread when searching some information about my new bike, and I am REALLY HAPPY that I found it, as this forum in general, and this thread in particular, is absolutely AWESOME, and the wealth of information that you offer about this bike is priceless!

Thank you all for all the time and effort that you put into helping other 500 exc owners with our machines!
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:38 PM   #3095
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I live in Europe (Spain) and some weeks ago I purchased a used (11 months old) KTM 2012 500 EXC with about 2000 miles, and the original owner had installed a KTM (Acerbis) white plastic kit with some KTM original power parts decals, and it looks like that:





By the way: I found this thread when searching some information about my new bike, and I am REALLY HAPPY that I found it, as this forum in general, and this thread in particular, is absolutely AWESOME, and the wealth of information that you offer about this bike is priceless!

Thank you all for all the time and effort that you put into helping other 500 exc owners with our machines!

Welcome to the MAD House!!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:11 PM   #3096
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Do a search for "Throttle Position Sensor". It could be set wrong which will affect the flameout issue.
You can leave the JD Tuner in even with the new map. I use the unrestricted euro map. Put the stock silencer back on and see if that helps.That is what it is tuned for.
Seems like the new Euro map that I had loaded solved 99% of the problem, still has a slight bobble just on roll on but it's no worse than any other bike I've owned. I left the FMF pipe on and it worked very well. Laid out the 2nd loop of a National Hare & Hound and rode for six straight hours over some incredibly difficult terrain and only had two flame outs. I'm much happier with the bike now to say the least.

I did end up getting a short somewhere in the wires that lead to the fuse that controls the sturn signals, horn, fan etc. Thought it was from the wires rubbing underneath the radiator cap but I dont see any breaks in the wiring harness. Found a connector to the left turn signal that had been crunched, but I can't imagine that would cause the fuse to blow out.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:21 PM   #3097
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I live in Europe (Spain) and some weeks ago I purchased a used (11 months old) KTM 2012 500 EXC with about 2000 miles, and the original owner had installed a KTM (Acerbis) white plastic kit with some KTM original power parts decals, and it looks like that:

Looks good in white although "less is more" when it comes to the decals.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:45 AM   #3098
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Seems like the new Euro map that I had loaded solved 99% of the problem, still has a slight bobble just on roll on but it's no worse than any other bike I've owned. I left the FMF pipe on and it worked very well. Laid out the 2nd loop of a National Hare & Hound and rode for six straight hours over some incredibly difficult terrain and only had two flame outs. I'm much happier with the bike now to say the least.

I did end up getting a short somewhere in the wires that lead to the fuse that controls the sturn signals, horn, fan etc. Thought it was from the wires rubbing underneath the radiator cap but I dont see any breaks in the wiring harness. Found a connector to the left turn signal that had been crunched, but I can't imagine that would cause the fuse to blow out.
replace your headlight bulb it will cause fuse to trip the stock bulbs dont last long
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:48 AM   #3099
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replace your headlight bulb it will cause fuse to trip the stock bulbs dont last long
I just installed an ADVmonster headlight and it's very bright. It comes with a dimmer switch to control the low beam, so you can turn it off or roll it to full bright, but the switch is cheap and the knob broke off. If you do go with an upgraded light I would look at the Baja Designs Squadron for about an extra 100.00. The light itself seems to work well but I cant say I'm impressed with the quality of the switch on the ADVMonster unit. The price of the total kit with the light is around 200.00.

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:01 AM   #3100
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Seems like the new Euro map that I had loaded solved 99% of the problem, still has a slight bobble just on roll on but it's no worse than any other bike I've owned. I left the FMF pipe on and it worked very well. Laid out the 2nd loop of a National Hare & Hound and rode for six straight hours over some incredibly difficult terrain and only had two flame outs. I'm much happier with the bike now to say the least.

I did end up getting a short somewhere in the wires that lead to the fuse that controls the sturn signals, horn, fan etc. Thought it was from the wires rubbing underneath the radiator cap but I dont see any breaks in the wiring harness. Found a connector to the left turn signal that had been crunched, but I can't imagine that would cause the fuse to blow out.

Nice that it's working right now. My bike has a very slight lag right off idle, that might be due to throttle cable adjustment. I've got about 5 hours of single track use on the bike now and it's great. I would like a slightly harder hit right off the bottom but I think I need to do the adjustment and it should be alright.

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:33 AM   #3101
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Looks good in white although "less is more" when it comes to the decals.
Yes, one can always decide to install just the plastics, and not the decals, and therefore, saving $180 for them

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Old 01-09-2013, 01:35 PM   #3102
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I ordered this pipe guard on November 29th.
It finally arrived today.

No contact from this retailer telling me it was on back order... nothing.
This is the last time I will purchase from this particular website.

Thank goodness I didn't dent my header pipe during the unexpected/unexplained wait or I would have been ticked.

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Old 01-09-2013, 01:55 PM   #3103
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Looks good in white although "less is more" when it comes to the decals.
I agree with the decal theory (and white ha) - and apply the theory to all my machines - from Harley to dirt bike to the truck I drive. I'm a boring dude and it's reflected through my rides . i do respect the right to individuality and don't judge or push my beliefs. Hay, it's your ride - do what ya want. If you dig stickers go for it.

I do have a few stickers to support my local sponsors. Iron Horse Saloon and Willies Tropical Tattoo .

I really enjoy seeing the direction everyone goes with their 500. They all seam to be set up a little different to suit the owners likes and needs. All the different plastics, stickers, racks and handle bar/dash set ups are cool to check out. This thread has a tremendous amount of knowledge available to new owners or existing owners.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:08 PM   #3104
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in my humble opinion, stickers are advertisement for whatever company. Since companies are not likely to pay me for advertising, I'm not to apt to put their stickers on my bike. In one case, Thor was very good to me in that they provided me with some extra parts for my knee protectors. With that kind of A1-Quality service, I was happy to put their sticker on my bike. All others, pay up or embed it in the product, like HDB does. Of course, HDB gives us all great rates for an excellent product....
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:17 PM   #3105
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So, I've been busy working on a few things lately.



Installing a TrailTech Headlight

This headlight has a rather larger backing cover that really interferes with the wiring loom behind the headlight.



I attemped to use the stock mounts in the fender to mount up the TT headlight, but there was just no way the TT backing was going to be compressed against the wiring loom. So, I had to use the provided TT parts to move the lower section of the TT headlight forward a bit. Of course, this means longer straps are required to keep the top portion of the headlight steady.



Rather than get longer straps (if that's even possible at this time), I decided to extend the existing TT headlight mounts.
I cut up an plastic oil-catch container (I know cheesy, but it works) and made little extensions for the TT headlight mounts. This allows the headlight to be moved forward, making enough room for the TT backing-cover, and still use the existing straps.


















I've also installed a Trailtech vector computer with the TT Indicator Dashboard.
I really like this setup, but I'd like more protection for this setup, such as the HighWayDirtBike Billet protector.... Please note the TT kit does not have a FI light cover, so the Oil-Pressure light was used in stead. I figure if I've lost oil-pressure, that is just as bad as something going wrong with the FI.







This gauge also has a temp indicator that uses an inline thermostat. Here you can see how I've plumbed it all in.



The KTM FI light is actually a diode that is mounted on a very small chip board. Because different amounts of current or voltage may be feeding this board, it's best to leave this light as a single unit. I took the entire chip board and fit it into the TT Indicator Dashboard plug for one of the lights. Because the rubber gasket was a tad bit smaller, I used some silicon sealer to seal up the back, and help hold the light-plug in place. So far this is a working solution.






I've also installed a Powerlet Fuse Block Assembly.




If you look closely at the second picture, you can see how the bottom of the Fuse Block has been Zip-tied to the Air-Filter spring.






currently one of the Fused terminals runs to an SAE type plug that works great for a Battery Tender, and If the need every arises can work great for heated gear too.




Two other Fused terminals are running up to the handlebars; One feeds a GPSMAP 276C and the other will feed another Powerlet plug for a cell phone... Of course it's always wise to ensure you can unplug this stuff should you have to take the bike apart. A simple 3-wire plug from Pep-boys does just the trick; Two hot wires and one ground.





OK....my apologies to anybody who was hoping to see some good information. I've updated this post, and I'm working on others....

thanks for the heads up.
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