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Old 03-31-2013, 10:51 AM   #3661
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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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Old 03-31-2013, 10:51 AM   #3662
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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???

Looks sharp -like that helmet too
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:52 AM   #3663
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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.
Looks great!
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:30 PM   #3664
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Is that hi/lo switch for your headlight? Where did u get it and how did you wire it up?[/QUOTE]

Does anyone know where to get this hi/lo switch? I need one for my heated grips.

Thanks!
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:34 PM   #3665
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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.


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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.
Very nice, sir!!

Food for thought: I originally had my license plate mounted in the long-axis as your's is.
But ran into two problems:

a) Backing up, or crashing on a brushy trail ... I found myself bending it quite often
b) Eventually my license plate cracked in half because it would vibrate pretty heavily at higher rpms

My solution was to do the following:
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Mounting the License Plate on the 2012 350 XCF-W Sub-Fender

We tried many ways and orientations on mounting license plates on our various bikes.
For example ... the following orientation acted as a longer fender and helped reduce mud fling.
But it vibrated like crazy when you rev'd the engine. And hung up on brush, legs, etc.


The following location and mounting method has worked best for us.
It's sturdy, can take a hit, doesn't add mass or vibrate, and is tucked up out of harm's way.



I have the full mounting instructions on my Wee Beasty thread if you want to check them out.

Cheers! E-Ticket
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:40 PM   #3666
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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!!!!!
While it did take a lot of effort ... it was worth it seeing how many peeps it has helped in setting up their new bikes.
Plus, I keep picking up new tips-n-tricks from other riders posting on the Wee Beasty thread!

So thanks to everyone else as well! E-Ticket
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:20 PM   #3667
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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.
Exhaust pepped things up a bit but it ran flawlessly with the stock exhaust with the screen removed.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:07 PM   #3668
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Can anyone tell me if the Bullet Proof Designs radiator guards fit with the KTM hardparts 13L tank? If not, whose guards do? TIA.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:38 AM   #3669
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Is that hi/lo switch for your headlight? Where did u get it and how did you wire it up?
Looks like a Sicass switch to me.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:29 AM   #3670
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In Florida the license plate must be horizontal... you can get a fine for mounting sideways...

Has something to do with auto recognition at lights and toll boths...

Be aware if you are down here riding.


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Very nice, sir!!

Food for thought: I originally had my license plate mounted in the long-axis as your's is.
But ran into two problems:

a) Backing up, or crashing on a brushy trail ... I found myself bending it quite often
b) Eventually my license plate cracked in half because it would vibrate pretty heavily at higher rpms

My solution was to do the following:
=======================

Mounting the License Plate on the 2012 350 XCF-W Sub-Fender

We tried many ways and orientations on mounting license plates on our various bikes.
For example ... the following orientation acted as a longer fender and helped reduce mud fling.
But it vibrated like crazy when you rev'd the engine. And hung up on brush, legs, etc.


The following location and mounting method has worked best for us.
It's sturdy, can take a hit, doesn't add mass or vibrate, and is tucked up out of harm's way.



I have the full mounting instructions on my Wee Beasty thread if you want to check them out.

Cheers! E-Ticket
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:35 AM   #3671
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Can anyone tell me if the Bullet Proof Designs radiator guards fit with the KTM hardparts 13L tank? If not, whose guards do? TIA.
That looks to be the combo YAHBO is running in the above pics.

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Old 04-01-2013, 09:20 AM   #3672
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I got a question about the highway dirt bike bark busters. When installed is there access to the fork bleeders without removing the guards. My cycras are in the way
I have access to mine. You can see my photos elsewhere in this thread. I have tall risers and a submount for a Scotts stabilizer. That probably gives more clearance.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:53 AM   #3673
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plate/rad guards

I believe that running the plate sideways in NY is a no-no also, but I am just a short hop to the trails and don't think it will be an issue as all the police around these parts are cool (and ride, also).

Thanks for the kind words on my build, couldn't have done it without the knowledge that has built up on this thread.

I am running the BulletProof radiator guards and the KTM 13L tank without issues. Everything was a perfect fit (except for my slightly tweaked radiator).
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:12 PM   #3674
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Looks like a Sicass switch to me.
I have looked on the Sicass site and don't see anything close to this. Any other suggestions?
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:32 PM   #3675
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Fasteddie,
The switch you are looking at is a Hi/low switch for his grip heaters, that switch comes with many grip heater kits and is it a headlight switch as far as I can tell.
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