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Old 03-30-2013, 12:01 PM   #3646
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I have no time on my new 500 yet but been reading some on tires

it comes with Maxxis cross SI 7311 on front -but doesnt use the mate which would be the 7312 for the rear?

instead it uses Maxx enduro 7314 on rear
its mate would be the 7313 for the front

WHy you think they did not use the matched tires ?
I am makeing my bike as much like the xc-w as possible.. I went with a S-12 80/100x21 and a pirelli XCMS 110/100x18.. The small rear tire will help get the bike to handle better in tight spaces instead of trying to throw that big truck tire around. You'll lose some bracking traction but I want a fast turning bike.

Not sure why a mismatch on the bike, but maybe they got the other tire for a few cents cheaper..Haha
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:58 PM   #3647
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Yes the FI lamp will stay off. I am not getting any FI codes at all only a bike that will go from almost stall speed to full throttle without stalling. Feels stronger all the way up the power curve.

Thanks Enduro Outlaw.A no cost improvement is always welcome
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:11 PM   #3648
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Speedo not working

Speedo stopped working today. Checked all connections. Everything looks fine. Display still comes on manually and works fine just speedo not working.

Any ideas??
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:14 PM   #3649
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Anyone one have a trail tech inline temp sensor that wants a t-stat delete sensor? Looking for a trade here. I ride the year round and it makes more sense to just remove the stat when I dont need it and put it back for colder months. Right now I have card board blocking the left hand radiator and I still cant get temps above 120 which Im not liking.

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Old 03-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #3650
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Speedo stopped working today. Checked all connections. Everything looks fine. Display still comes on manually and works fine just speedo not working.

Any ideas??

Did you check to see if you still have the sensor on the brake disk? Theres also a plug down near the caliper bracket.

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Old 03-30-2013, 07:28 PM   #3651
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Did you check to see if you still have the sensor on the brake disk?
The wire is there and it's bolted to the disk. What should I be looking for?
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:35 PM   #3652
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The wire is there and it's bolted to the disk. What should I be looking for?
On the brake disk itself youll see a rivet type looking (actually a magnet) thing that sweeps the sensor. I can go take a pic if need be.


Its just held in with a small C clip on the reverse side.


No idea why the images are so big, only this site does it to the pics, sorry.

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Old 03-31-2013, 08:17 AM   #3653
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Gearing

Just took a quick ride on the street. With 13/50 gearing I hit 95 mph and it probably had a little left and I was on a slight uphill stretch. Amazing motor. Wheelies in the first three gears are easy and I am a big guy at 275. I remain puzzled at reports of flameouts and poor running motors as that simply has not been my experience at all. I desmogged, removed the small filter at the throttle body that was reported as clogging and installed a Golan. Added a fuel sock in the tank and have a full FMF 4.1 titanium system with the mega bomb header. It starts instantly and idles like a champ regardless of temp. I was tempted to try a JD tuner or magic mod but why? The thing seems flawless in performance. Maybe I just got lucky.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:03 AM   #3654
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The YAHBO machine...

Alright, you 500 freaks...here is my bike after much wrenching and "field testing"...I have built it up for my Baja run in Feb 2014 and local (sand) use. Will hit some NETRA events up in Masshole and New England this year, too.

2013 500 EXC

Rekluse clutch Scott's stabilizer Tubliss System
Seat Concepts Black Excels FMF 4.1 w MegaBomb
Pivot Pegs KTM 13 liter tank Peg Armor Sicass kit
Rotor guards...etc...

I hope it gives people some ideas. I appreciate this site and have learned a great deal from it. This thread included.

Thank you.




















I have to say this bike really has impressed me. My first KTM (after a long relationship with a DRZ400E) and I have to wonder why I waited so long.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:19 AM   #3655
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Just took a quick ride on the street. With 13/50 gearing I hit 95 mph and it probably had a little left and I was on a slight uphill stretch. Amazing motor. Wheelies in the first three gears are easy and I am a big guy at 275. I remain puzzled at reports of flameouts and poor running motors as that simply has not been my experience at all. I desmogged, removed the small filter at the throttle body that was reported as clogging and installed a Golan. Added a fuel sock in the tank and have a full FMF 4.1 titanium system with the mega bomb header. It starts instantly and idles like a champ regardless of temp. I was tempted to try a JD tuner or magic mod but why? The thing seems flawless in performance. Maybe I just got lucky.
that exhaust system fixes 95 percent of the problem, I ran mine with the stock exhaust for a long time thinking that it would be just fine, it is not. that exhaust system wakes the bike up so much its not even funny.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:22 AM   #3656
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Went to leave for church this morning and speedo working fine. I had just washed it. Maybe something got too wet???

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On the brake disk itself youll see a rivet type looking (actually a magnet) thing that sweeps the sensor. I can go take a pic if need be.


Its just held in with a small C clip on the reverse side.


No idea why the images are so big, only this site does it to the pics, sorry.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:25 AM   #3657
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Got a few looks today on the way to church and when I pulled into the parking lot. God says not to covet what your neighbor has and I saw a lot of coveting Christians today looking at me. Haha!

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:20 AM   #3658
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awesome!

very stig like picture.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:21 AM   #3659
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A fair portion of my post will also apply to the 500 EXC as they share the same emissions equipment, bodywork, most of the chassis, etc..
Wow!!! I'm sure that you have been thanked a million times about the time and effort that you have taken to document and photograph all the work that you have done in your KTM, but I would like to, again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your impeccable work!!!!!

I still have not had time to read all the pages of your thread in KTMTalk, but what I have read until now is absolutely EXCELLENT and will help us EXC owners in all that we have to do to our bikes!

Again, thank you very much from all of us, and keep up the good work!!!!!
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:51 AM   #3660
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chain adjust 13 500 exc

I took off the upper chain guide

Manual says pull chain up to that guide -or 55-60 mm above swing arm

I have it adjusted there and it has a little chain slap

I have only ridden this new bike a few miles so far

No real shake down run yet

My 05 has has pretty bas slap

My 09 has newer guide design and not bad

I expected the 13 to be pretty quiet

WHat are you guys finding

How are you adjusting chain

I never like a too tight chain =thats for sure

I notcied that with 55-60 mm on top -that gives about 8-10 clearance on the bottom when pulled up to swingarm- thats where I adjust my older KTMs
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