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Old 07-18-2013, 01:37 PM   #496
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I assume on the 500XCW there is no way to bring the idle down a little without going into the KTM dealership and having them check your TPS and seeing if its where it should be...right?
My 500 idles faster than any other bike i have owned but its not outrageous. If i could, i would lower it.
Are others finding their XCWs idle a little high?
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Idle adjust is on the side of the TB. It should idle higher than any carb'd dirtbike you have ever owned, the FI likes it that way. Just ignore it and eventually it will become the new normal to you.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:35 PM   #497
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My 500 idles faster than any other bike i have owned but its not outrageous. If i could, i would lower it.
Are others finding their XCWs idle a little high?
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The knob on the throttle body pulls out for cold start, and rotates for idle adjust.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:23 AM   #498
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You all are right. It's the bulb contact. I took the headlight assembly apart and bent the bulb contacts toward the bulb for better contact. With a loose connection there is increased resistance that bulbs don't like. I'll keep an eye on it but think it will help.

Next I'm going to figure out the high/low control and post pics. It's really not needed but if I have a switch that can control something I want it to work. I have issues.

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Stock headlight does not work very well, if at all, on mine either,. Even with the switch on. The bulby is fine, lights right up when hoooked up direct to a battery. Me thinky these things are just sucky
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:42 AM   #499
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Idle speed.

Copy that. Thank you.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:40 PM   #500
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Plated my XC-W 500 yesterday.

The Sicass kit was almost a perfect plug and play with the exception of the rear brake light wiring.

I have the Rekluse left hand rear brake so I mounted the switch at the master cylinder.

I had to lengthen the wire just a bit to have it fit.

Sicass offered to make me a custom wire for the same price, I didn't want to wait.

I even ordered the Sicass key set up.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:37 AM   #501
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Low Fuel Light "no-worky"

Anyone having a problem with a non-working low fuel light on their 500 XCW or EXC? Mine worked the first few tanks of fuel but has not since.

Have checked the bulb and it is fine. Did install the fuel cap sock-type filter about the same time the low fuel light quit functioning. Would the filter have stopped a float from lowering as the fuel level dropped? I always assumed the fuel level float was internal to the pump.

Will probably pull the fuel pump soon if no one has a better idea. All fuses are good and the bike runs great. Has the European mapping installed.

Thoughts?
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:39 AM   #502
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Not much help but...

Mine isn't working either. I posted my issue in KTMtalk as well and go no response.

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Anyone having a problem with a non-working low fuel light on their 500 XCW or EXC? Mine worked the first few tanks of fuel but has not since.

Have checked the bulb and it is fine. Did install the fuel cap sock-type filter about the same time the low fuel light quit functioning. Would the filter have stopped a float from lowering as the fuel level dropped? I always assumed the fuel level float was internal to the pump.

Will probably pull the fuel pump soon if no one has a better idea. All fuses are good and the bike runs great. Has the European mapping installed.

Thoughts?
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:42 AM   #503
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rotor,

Hopefully someone else has had this problem and figured out it's source.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:23 AM   #504
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The knob on the throttle body pulls out for cold start, and rotates for idle adjust.
But ya need little chick hands to get to it !
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:15 PM   #505
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But ya need little chick hands to get to it !
A long thin straight slot screwdriver works just fine.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:17 PM   #506
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Anyone having a problem with a non-working low fuel light on their 500 XCW or EXC? Mine worked the first few tanks of fuel but has not since.

Have checked the bulb and it is fine. Did install the fuel cap sock-type filter about the same time the low fuel light quit functioning. Would the filter have stopped a float from lowering as the fuel level dropped? I always assumed the fuel level float was internal to the pump.

Will probably pull the fuel pump soon if no one has a better idea. All fuses are good and the bike runs great. Has the European mapping installed.

Thoughts?

Well I took the fuel pump assembly out of the 500's gas tank. The low fuel sensor is not working and needs replaced. Dash light will come on if the sensor is short circuited. Unfortunately, KTM only sells the sensor with the fuel pump which is big $$$. No markings on the sensor so unsure how to find a source for replacing it. Thoughts again?
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:33 AM   #507
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TooTall, mine actually came on today but I didn't notice it until my bike quit. I would accept it and keep an eye in it or carry some fuel.

May not help but I wouldn't pay for a new fuel pump.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:41 AM   #508
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Great topic for all 500 owner's

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Old 08-08-2013, 09:39 AM   #509
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I'm in the process of getting my 500 ready for the cam1k (a one thousand mile offroad ride in colorado).

Has anyone gone to a larger foot peg on their 500? If so, I'd be interested to hear what you went to and how you like it.



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Old 08-08-2013, 12:19 PM   #510
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since i got the lil CBR for track days I haven't put the 17's back on the 500. just put them up on flea market. used once
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