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Old 01-18-2014, 10:38 PM   #5386
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That chain looks kinda tight. Have you checked it? Don't wanna get a leaky drive shaft seal.
Good eye. Yes that would have been a tight chain. I just threw it on for the picture. I put my dirt tire back on after the picture. I had a week before I headed out for the dunes. I ended up running a 14/45 set up and had no bogging issues. I mostly ran in 2nd gear for the slow stuff and 3rd for the high speed. Worked great!
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:56 AM   #5387
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Does anyone know if running the BRP sub mount (like the above setup) requires longer cables?
Standard cables should be fine. I run sub mount kit and flex bars which are also slightly higher than stock bars and have no issues.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:06 AM   #5388
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Does anyone know if running the BRP sub mount (like the above setup) requires longer cables?
I am using an HDB submount setup that adds about 3" to bar height and the cables and brake/clutch lines are fine.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:49 AM   #5389
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Good eye. Yes that would have been a tight chain. I just threw it on for the picture. I put my dirt tire back on after the picture. I had a week before I headed out for the dunes. I ended up running a 14/45 set up and had no bogging issues. I mostly ran in 2nd gear for the slow stuff and 3rd for the high speed. Worked great!

Ahh the old setup quick for a pic trick. Haha. Sounds like you had a blast. :)
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:14 PM   #5390
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Fuel pump info

I am new to the 500 EXC game, but come from a 690 fuel pump paranoia background Maybe old news but I ordered an extra OEM fuel pump assembly for the 2014 500 and took the plastic pump housing off to see if the actual pump itself is the same as on the 690. Looks like it is the same pump. So anyway if your fuel pump fails you can get this new pump. Not sure if the extra hoses will fit the 500 but the pump will work. I haven't read about any fuel pump failures on the 500 so maybe not an issue.

http://ca-cycleworks.com/products/fu...bs/fp-hus-5633
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:52 PM   #5391
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Went for a ride on the beach.
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:25 PM   #5392
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Went for a ride on the beach.
Nice pic. Riding on the sand is FUN!

I went to the dunes for the first time this weekend. Talk about a whole new experience. I highly recommend it.

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Old 01-20-2014, 05:52 PM   #5393
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Jealous! I went riding on some forest service roads and discovered how frozen condensate can make an apparently fine looking dirt road slippery........as ice! I will have to remember that for next time.....that thought came to me as I was lowsiding then sliding down the road like a turtle on its back I have been riding for years on dirt roads in the winter but this is the first time I have been completely caught out like that-I had never come across this particular condition.

Anyway.......that warm weather in the pictures looks pretty nice!
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:41 PM   #5394
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Nice pic. Riding on the sand is FUN!

I went to the dunes for the first time this weekend. Talk about a whole new experience. I highly recommend it.

Was that out at Glamis? If so, I second that recommendation. Too much fun!!!
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:19 PM   #5395
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Was that out at Glamis? If so, I second that recommendation. Too much fun!!!
You know your dunes. It was Glamis.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:34 PM   #5396
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You know your dunes. It was Glamis.
Yeah, I've spent some time out there on an old 2 smoke YZ250. You do NOT have to tell me how it is on the 500. I think I already know.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:38 AM   #5397
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Valve shims, 8.9mm vs 10mm, 2014 model year

Some folks have advised using certain Harley or Buell valve shims for economy and for the fact they are available in more thicknesses (0.025mm increments) than the KTM shims (0.05mm increments). Turns out that my 2014 500 EXC has 8.9mm diameter shims, not the 10mm diameter shims used on certain Harleys and Buells. My version of the 2014 KTM parts fiche shows 10mm shims, as do the aftermarket shim suppliers like Hot-cams, Pro-X, etc. The KTM 350 EXC appears to use the 8.9mm shims.

So, in short, at least on my 2014 500 EXC the 10mm shims (eg from Harley/Buell) will not fit. Only 8.9mm shims. I will either get the 350 EXC shims or, more likely, the Hot-cams shim kit.

Just curious if this shim diameter change happened for model year 2014?

Also, if anyone knows of 8.9mm shims in 0.025mm increments I'm all ears.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:59 AM   #5398
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Some folks have advised using certain Harley or Buell valve shims for economy and for the fact they are available in more thicknesses (0.025mm increments) than the KTM shims (0.05mm increments). Turns out that my 2014 500 EXC has 8.9mm diameter shims, not the 10mm diameter shims used on certain Harleys and Buells. My version of the 2014 KTM parts fiche shows 10mm shims, as do the aftermarket shim suppliers like Hot-cams, Pro-X, etc. The KTM 350 EXC appears to use the 8.9mm shims.

So, in short, at least on my 2014 500 EXC the 10mm shims (eg from Harley/Buell) will not fit. Only 8.9mm shims. I will either get the 350 EXC shims or, more likely, the Hot-cams shim kit.

Just curious if this shim diameter change happened for model year 2014?

Also, if anyone knows of 8.9mm shims in 0.025mm increments I'm all ears.
Thanks for the info! Have a shim kit from Hot Cams for my 690. Bet they are 10. Will check tonight. I was assuming the 690 shims would fit. Glad I found out before I was checking the valves.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:16 AM   #5399
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Thanks for the info! Have a shim kit from Hot Cams for my 690. Bet they are 10. Will check tonight. I was assuming the 690 shims would fit. Glad I found out before I was checking the valves.
I can tell you from experience that the 2012 990 and 2010 690 use the same 10mm shims. The 2014 500 uses the smaller shims - same ones as a 450/250 SX I guess.

The was much confusion at the dealer when picking up shims because their parts guide actually showed both sizes being used - 10mm for exhaust and the small ones for intake.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:15 PM   #5400
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Went for a dusty ride this weekend


Just wanted to say thanks to Rekluse for making this hill climb possible in shitty conditions, Yeah we are not having snow storms in Cali but it is so damn dry its like riding in baby powder.
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