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Old 10-17-2013, 08:56 AM   #4801
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500EXC Specific Toolkit

Hi Everyone-

I know this question is tantamount to starting a religious war but wanted to ask if anyone has documented the tool requirements specific to our 500EXCs.

I am not asking for what is the ideal toolkit or what does everyone carry but simply a list of the tools we would need to effectively service our 500EXCs out on the trail.

Socket sizes, torx, etc.

If anyone has such a thing I would love to see it! I tried to start a list when I was working on the bike but didn't work out.

Thanks in advance.

Ed
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:41 PM   #4802
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Hi Everyone-

I know this question is tantamount to starting a religious war but wanted to ask if anyone has documented the tool requirements specific to our 500EXCs.

I am not asking for what is the ideal toolkit or what does everyone carry but simply a list of the tools we would need to effectively service our 500EXCs out on the trail.

Socket sizes, torx, etc.

If anyone has such a thing I would love to see it! I tried to start a list when I was working on the bike but didn't work out.

Thanks in advance.

Ed
Using the supplied KTM tool kit, start taking your bike apart and see how far you get before running out of tools. Then you can add the necessary tools to complete the job and you will know what tools you need to carry with you.
The new KTM's don't require many tools.
6, 8, 10, 13 mm sockets. A 17mm socket or wrench if you want to take off the counter sprocket. T30, T45 torx. 8mm, 10mm and 13mm end wrenches. Small vise grips. Tusk CR-V 1/4 T handle socket driver. Motion Pro combination axle nut (27mm) and tire iron tool. Spark plug wrench. Screwdriver.
You also may need spare parts, wire, zip ties ect...
Here is a whole thread on what others carry with them.
The Toolkit Thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262998

I have found that as you get older you carry more stuff because you really don't want to walk out of the woods.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:52 PM   #4803
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At the Dakar last year, minor failures to the exhaust can (end cap bolt went missing) turned in to catastrophic failures of these rear tanks. The heat from the exhaust burned holes through the tank. Not just the inside, but even through the outside of the tank. Scary. We repaired (plastic welded) the tanks several nights in a row.

My preference for these bikes is the Dottori 5L rear tank:



It doesn't have any of the shortcomings of the old Baja Designs tank either. It is securely mounted using existing hard points and is made from composites. Sure, it's only 5L, but I'd rather not risk a flaming meltdown
This was gonna be my other preference, but i was unsure of fuel range or how it handles an impact. Had no trouble with heat , fitted heat sheilds inbetween the pipe and tank. for the price its very good.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:34 PM   #4804
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This was gonna be my other preference, but i was unsure of fuel range or how it handles an impact. Had no trouble with heat , fitted heat sheilds inbetween the pipe and tank. for the price its very good.
So how do those add on tanks work? Do they fill up the main tank somehow? Do you have to drill a hole in the main tank? Do they have a fuel pump too?

Why not just use a Dromedary?
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:23 PM   #4805
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Aux Tanks - they usually refill the stock tank with gravity. The 990/950 Adv's tap into the low pressure cross over hose. The 690's put an aluminum spacer on the fuel pump mount, then tap into that to feed the main tank with out drilling a hole.

Most Aux tanks fill at a lower point than the main tank, so you have to keep the tap shut until the main tank has dropped.

Has anyone tried to adapt the old Baja Designs Aux tank for the 450/525 KTM? It fits under the LH number plate, holds 1.1 gal and is not too expensive. Once you had the brackets mounted, the tank came off in 5 min. Just need to tap into the main tank somehow. There is a fuel pump mounting bolt next to the high pressure line output. Or, you could feed it at a higher point using a cheap vacuum pump.

http://justgastanks.com/product_info...roducts_id=572
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:47 AM   #4806
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Anyone know if the Canadian 500 EXC needs to be de-smogged? Or is it like the Euro version?
Mine did.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:33 AM   #4807
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Mine did.
Mine too.

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Old 10-21-2013, 02:15 PM   #4808
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Wheeling my 500 through the tire section during Saturdays Evolution GP.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:01 PM   #4809
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Good job of photo shopping there Colemanfu....












Just kidding.... Awesome photo...

Hope you can make it to the Turkey Trot V up here in the panhandle...
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:25 PM   #4810
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Looking to pull the trigger on a 2014. Anyone had any luck getting their dealer (as part of the sale deal) to desmog and remap for them when they bought their bike? I doubt it but that would be EASY.
My dealer wouldn't let me take delivery without it being de-smogged. Shop around.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:32 PM   #4811
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Nice picture Colemanfu.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:06 AM   #4812
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Spring Rates, front and rear

Any 235lb (geared up) riders out there that re-sprung there 500's?
I'm trying to get an idea for spring rates, front and rear.
Someone mention earlier about using a progressive rate spring.
I never had much luck with the race tech calculator.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:39 AM   #4813
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Any 235lb (geared up) riders out there that re-sprung there 500's?
I'm trying to get an idea for spring rates, front and rear.
Someone mention earlier about using a progressive rate spring.
I never had much luck with the race tech calculator.
Roger
I just asked Superplush what springs for 500 with midsize aftermarket tank (3 gallon) and future use with racks/dualsporting.

Sold me 75-85 spring, 5.0N fork springs. I'm still fiddling with damping but getting close, much improvement over stock.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:15 PM   #4814
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Any 235lb (geared up) riders out there that re-sprung there 500's?
I'm trying to get an idea for spring rates, front and rear.
Someone mention earlier about using a progressive rate spring.
I never had much luck with the race tech calculator.
Roger
I am 6'4" 240 geared up. I put the .52 springs up front. I had the wp 80- 250 on the rear and it was good but I recently put the Langston racing progressive #2 spring in the rear. I like this setup for the southern utah / Arizona desert.

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Old 10-23-2013, 07:34 AM   #4815
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I am 6'4" 240 geared up. I put the .52 springs up front. I had the wp 80- 250 on the rear and it was good but I recently put the Langston racing progressive #2 spring in the rear. I like this setup for the southern utah / Arizona desert.

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I'm trying to understand the pros and cons of the progressive rate springs.
I trying to do my springs once, I don't enjoy messing with the suspension, just want to spring it properly for my weight and set the clickers in the middle. The terrain I ride is everything from New England rocks and roots to the soft sand of South Jersey.
In March I plan on riding in the Phoenix area, it will be the first time riding in the desert.
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