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Old 11-28-2013, 05:01 PM   #5041
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Called the shop, it turns out it was the shifter shaft weld that broke internally. So WARRANTY.
Parts on order, should be done next week.
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:11 PM   #5042
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should be done next week.

Sounds like more than an isolated case.

Lest us know when you actually get the bike back. I am gathering info on dealer repair times.
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:17 PM   #5043
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Sounds like more than an isolated case.

Lest us know when you actually get the bike back. I am gathering info on dealer repair times.
Yeah, they said next week but in my experience i've NEVER had a dealership finish a job on time.
The one thing that actually bugs me more is when they say they'll call you back to give you an update on what need fixing or when it's done and never do, I always have to call first. Needing more time is one thing not letting me know if you do or if my bike is done and just sitting there "really grinds my gears!"
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:51 PM   #5044
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Thanks for all of your replies. This is going to be a tough decision to make... selling my 690 and getting a 500! What are the typical ranges with an aftermarket fuel tank on the 500?

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My ride partner gets 60mpg. Best mpg is 68 on a 300 mile day. 80% fireroad 20%pavement. Your looking at 5.3gallons x 60mpg = A TON of fun between gas stops
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:53 PM   #5045
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Yeah, they said next week but in my experience i've NEVER had a dealership finish a job on time.
The one thing that actually bugs me more is when they say they'll call you back to give you an update on what need fixing or when it's done and never do, I always have to call first. Needing more time is one thing not letting me know if you do or if my bike is done and just sitting there "really grinds my gears!"
Hey Noah, nice to meet you and good to see it is something simple, as long as KTM has the parts they will take care of you!

Mine runs even better with the new map installed.


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Old 11-29-2013, 06:22 AM   #5046
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Just did the first valve check at 15 hrs on my 2014 500.

Exhaust were both within spec. Left intake was tight (0.08) and right was at limit (0.10). I re-shimmed both intakes.

What have others seen at first valve check?
2013 EXC 500. At one hour had to shim both inlets and one exhaust. All 3 were below minimum gap. Re checked at 15hrs and nothing has moved! Result.
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:37 AM   #5047
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My ride partner gets 60mpg. Best mpg is 68 on a 300 mile day. 80% fireroad 20%pavement. Your looking at 5.3gallons x 60mpg = A TON of fun between gas stops
What gearing is being run to acquire 68Mpg?
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:44 AM   #5048
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What gearing is being run to acquire 68Mpg?
I'm running 14/48 and getting 52-58mpg on 80% singletrack and 20% logging roads.
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:53 AM   #5049
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I'm running 14/48 and getting 52-58mpg on 80% singletrack and 20% logging roads.
Ahhhhh ratio we dream about!
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:05 PM   #5050
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2014 350 exc

Set up and rode a new 350 EXC. WOW, the power is up over the 2012-2013 models.

Love my 2012 500 EXC, but if this new 350 was available I would have bought it instead. Don't over look this bike if you are doing less road and more single track.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:58 PM   #5051
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I read through that a couple of times.
It does not show you how to adjust the TPS.
There are some pics of someone adjusting their TPS.
But it is NOT instructional. It does give you a setting # and a part # for the tool. But no explanation of how to use the tool.

I have adjusted a TPS on other bikes. I hooked a meter to the wires and moved the TPS.
Why is this tool needed? What does it do?
Obviously there is something I don't know. ( actually there is a LOT of things I don't know).
You already know how to adjust the TPS.
The tool makes it easier to hook up the voltmeter. Plug the tool in between the TPS sensor and the TPS wire harness.
KTM recommended setting: .601 +/- 0.004v.
Picture of tool: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=4690
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TPS adjustment using different methods:
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:09 PM   #5052
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Set up and rode a new 350 EXC. WOW, the power is up over the 2012-2013 models.

Love my 2012 500 EXC, but if this new 350 was available I would have bought it instead. Don't over look this bike if you are doing less road and more single track.
Very interesting. Is this versus a desmogged and re-mapped 12/13? Was the 14 remapped? If there is a bona fide difference, I wonder if it is EFI, cam or ?
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:26 AM   #5053
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Tps

So is it better to adjust the TPS or do the re-map from the dealer? Or do both?
I have done the desmog shit and have a stock pipe on it. It does not flame out but does backfire from time to time.



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You already know how to adjust the TPS.
The tool makes it easier to hook up the voltmeter. Plug the tool in between the TPS sensor and the TPS wire harness.
KTM recommended setting: .601 +/- 0.004v.
Picture of tool: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=4690
Where to buy: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=4172
TPS adjustment using different methods:
http://www.ktmforums.com/forums/offr...flame-out.html
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=4049
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=3528
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:37 AM   #5054
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So is it better to adjust the TPS or do the re-map from the dealer? Or do both?
I have done the desmog shit and have a stock pipe on it. It does not flame out but does backfire from time to time.
Both.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:48 PM   #5055
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Very interesting. Is this versus a desmogged and re-mapped 12/13? Was the 14 remapped? If there is a bona fide difference, I wonder if it is EFI, cam or ?
This was on a totally stock 2014 350 EXC with 2 minutes run time. Vs. the 2012-2013 models, EXC and XC-W. Most noticed from 2000-4000 rpm. Get on KTM's website and see what they claim the changes are. I know the cams are hollow and it has a plain bearing crank, but don't remember what else. The mapping is changed for sure.

Both the 500 and 350 have plain bearing cranks. Should make it hold up a long time. These need more oil flow and pressure, but can tolerate more dirt in the oil.

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