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Old 04-26-2014, 12:56 PM   #6196
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WHAT THE F#&K IS THAT??!?!??!?!



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Old 04-26-2014, 03:10 PM   #6197
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wow thats just amazing. ive never seen anything like that before..
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Old 04-26-2014, 04:20 PM   #6198
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Went to install the KTM 5.0 tank today which to my understanding is made by acerbis and probably the same as the acerbis 5.3. When tightening up the fuel pump nuts on the bottom the tank I realized that the thickness of the plastic is smaller on this tank so even when the nuts are completely tight and metal on the nut is contacting metal on the fuel pump assembly it's still not tight enough because the thickness of the tank plastic is not the same. I looked at the stock tank and it's like twice as thick. Was the new tank supposed to come with more shallow nuts to connect to? Anybody else have this trouble?
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Old 04-26-2014, 04:58 PM   #6199
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Went to install the KTM 5.0 tank today which to my understanding is made by acerbis and probably the same as the acerbis 5.3. When tightening up the fuel pump nuts on the bottom the tank I realized that the thickness of the plastic is smaller on this tank so even when the nuts are completely tight and metal on the nut is contacting metal on the fuel pump assembly it's still not tight enough because the thickness of the tank plastic is not the same. I looked at the stock tank and it's like twice as thick. Was the new tank supposed to come with more shallow nuts to connect to? Anybody else have this trouble?
Several people have reported this problem with aftermarket tanks. I bought the KTM hardparts 3.5 gal from Rocky Mtn Atv and it shipped with the correct fittings, but I didn't realize that when I ordered and also ordered the fittings separate, too. Now I have an extra set.
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:24 PM   #6200
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Several people have reported this problem with aftermarket tanks. I bought the KTM hardparts 3.5 gal from Rocky Mtn Atv and it shipped with the correct fittings, but I didn't realize that when I ordered and also ordered the fittings separate, too. Now I have an extra set.
I just picked up my 5.3gal. Ordered it through my KTM dealer. Are these the parts you guys are taking about? I won't have a chance to install it for another week or so, so if I need to order anything additional I'd prefer to do that before I find out while installing the tank.

Is this all I need?




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Old 04-26-2014, 06:29 PM   #6201
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I just picked up my 5.3gal. Ordered it through my KTM dealer. Are these the parts you guys are taking about? I won't have a chance to install it for another week or so, so if I need to order anything additional I'd prefer to do that before I find out while installing the tank.

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That's the ones, looks like you're all set.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:11 PM   #6202
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That's the ones, looks like you're all set.
Yeah, mine came with some of this stuff, but missing most of it. Ordered from RMATV. I know they will set it straight. Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:45 PM   #6203
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swing arm bearing question relating to the stop disks 2 or 4?

so i bought the moose racing swing arm bearing replacement kit from local dealer.. we removed the old swing arm bearings and replaced them with the new ones i also installed all 4 stop disks that were included in the kit, 2 on each side of the swing arm. it is item #12 on the parts diagram on page 14 in the swing arm section.. when i got on the computer last night to check the parts diagram i noticed that it only shows 2 stop disk washers on the left side of the swing arm.. not on both sides. the weird thing is the swing arm slid in perfectly and did not have any resistance .. you would think adding 2 extra stop disks would make the swing arm not fit between the motor and frame.. do i need to remove the 2 stop disks on the right side of the swing arm? what is the reasoning ktm has only 2 stop disks on the left side and not the right?

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Old 04-27-2014, 08:11 PM   #6204
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Rode the 500 up in the snow and mud this weekend. Phenomenal bike.



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Old 04-27-2014, 08:48 PM   #6205
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500 exc?

So I've been thinking of selling my 690 enduro R (09), and buying a 500 exc. A part of me wants to keep the 690 and also have a 500. I use my 690 for some street riding and mostly fire roads, but thats about it. I would like something on the lighter side though - I weigh 145lbs. Would a 500exc make a great replacement/ addition to the 690? My riding consists mainly of dual -sport trips (no single track), and riding at OHV parks (which the 690 just seems too big at some parks).

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Old 04-27-2014, 09:15 PM   #6206
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No doubt the 500 is an amazing bike but. It does seem Like a lot of bike for your needs
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:51 AM   #6207
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So I've been thinking of selling my 690 enduro R (09), and buying a 500 exc. A part of me wants to keep the 690 and also have a 500. I use my 690 for some street riding and mostly fire roads, but thats about it. I would like something on the lighter side though - I weigh 145lbs. Would a 500exc make a great replacement/ addition to the 690? My riding consists mainly of dual -sport trips (no single track), and riding at OHV parks (which the 690 just seems too big at some parks).



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I would think the 350exc would be a better fit if you are keeping the 690. I have the 350 and the 500. The 350 is much lighter feeling and confidence inspiring to me offroad, especially in the really tight stuff. I never find myself looking for more power offroad than that high revving dohc 350 puts out. My 500 stays in supermoto trim most of the year.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:18 AM   #6208
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So I've been thinking of selling my 690 enduro R (09), and buying a 500 exc. A part of me wants to keep the 690 and also have a 500. I use my 690 for some street riding and mostly fire roads, but thats about it. I would like something on the lighter side though - I weigh 145lbs. Would a 500exc make a great replacement/ addition to the 690? My riding consists mainly of dual -sport trips (no single track), and riding at OHV parks (which the 690 just seems too big at some parks).

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I did the same thing last year bt had to sell the 690, can't have two bikes yet.
Anyway if fire roads and street are your main riding keep the 690. If you start to get into more single track jeep trails off roading then the 500 shines. I find with the service intervals I am not taking the 500 out as much as the 690. Kinda waiting for more off road riding vs every day riding. The 500 is a great bike and will do some long trips with it but that's a bit of a pain to change the oil twice in five days vs none on the 690.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:16 AM   #6209
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So I've been thinking of selling my 690 enduro R (09), and buying a 500 exc. A part of me wants to keep the 690 and also have a 500. I use my 690 for some street riding and mostly fire roads, but thats about it. I would like something on the lighter side though - I weigh 145lbs. Would a 500exc make a great replacement/ addition to the 690? My riding consists mainly of dual -sport trips (no single track), and riding at OHV parks (which the 690 just seems too big at some parks).

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While two is better than one, sounds like 500 is better suited for your riding.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:25 AM   #6210
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So I've been thinking of selling my 690 enduro R (09), and buying a 500 exc. A part of me wants to keep the 690 and also have a 500. I use my 690 for some street riding and mostly fire roads, but thats about it. I would like something on the lighter side though - I weigh 145lbs. Would a 500exc make a great replacement/ addition to the 690? My riding consists mainly of dual -sport trips (no single track), and riding at OHV parks (which the 690 just seems too big at some parks).

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I had a 690 for a few years and now have a 500. Other than street riding, I love the 500 a lot more than the 690. More responsive, lighter, better suspension, just all around more fun.
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