2012 KTM 500 EXC as a Lightweight Dual Sport

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  1. harcus

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  2. harcus

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    Definitely required.

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  3. ABYSS

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    I just picked up a Fastway steering stab. I spent a lot of time researching them Scott's and GPR. They in my opinion better made and the mechanical effiancy is much better.
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  4. LukasM

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    Can you explain what you mean by that?
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  5. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    My dealer charges $9200 for the EXC-F 350 and $9500 for the 500 EXC. This includes Cycra hand guards, a skid plate and first service. No dealer prep and destination charges, so pretty close to the price posted above all-in. That is their 'deal' and all they carry is dirt bikes. No street bikes at all. My son took delivery of a 350 last Friday.

    It's a little tiny race shop called Cliff's Cycles in Norfolk, MA. They have a large following. Been in the same little building since the late 60's when they sold Hodaka, CZ, Maico and Tohatsu. Today it's KTM/Husaberg. My kind of shop. :D Ask for Frank. He's been there since he was a boy racer.
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  6. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    What year and model is this bike? How many gallons of fuel does it hold? What is the retail price? Is it available for the 2012 500EXC?

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  7. ABYSS

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    THAT IS A 13L TANK and yes it si available for 2012 500 XCW AND EXC BIKES if they are off back order yet
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  8. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    I need a 4 gallon fuel tank for my 2012 500EXC. IMS has a 3 gallon tank in the works but no plans for a 4 gallon.

    If you are like me and need the fuel range a 4 gallon fuel tank provides, please join me in sending e-mails to IMS asking them to build one.

    You can reach IMS at: imsproducts.com

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  9. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    So, if I'm correct, 13L = 3.4 gallons. The fuel tank looks bigger than that. I really need a full 4 gallons to be able to complete many of the loops I ride in Death Valley and have some to spare in case I have to back track for one reason or another.

    15L would = 3.963 gallons and that would be good enough if anyone builds one.
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  10. SteveO

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    So what Part# did you use for your 500 EXC?
    I was looking over part numbers and didn't see one for the 2012 500 EXC.....
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  11. ABYSS

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    I don't believe they have the part numbers up on their website yet. I contacted Justin Cole directly at Fastway and have been working with him on this for a while. They have two different versions. One version retains the stock bar clamp spacing, however the steering stabilizer is rotated hundred and 180° from normal so the controls are upfront close to the bar. This is common with most of the bar mounts where people want to retain the stock bar clamp spacing.

    You I didn't like that I like the controls facing me. I ended up going with The Fastway mount which orientates the controls back towards the rider and it does offset the handlebar spacing on its horizontal access a bit. My challenge was I am a firm believer in HighwayDirtBike his products and use his top clamp and bar guards. Currently Paul doesn't have a production model at HighwayDirtBike for this specific Fastway product that I have. However he has all the dimensions and it's on his list of things to do. I'm going to modify the one I currently have two make it work until Paul gets the fast way clamps into production.

    I will PM you Justin's contact information.


    here is a link to there site that has a accurate renditon of what I eneded up with. http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/popup_image.php?pID=639&image=1



    HighwayDirtbikes - http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=catshow&ref=top_clamps


    Fastway promotobillet - http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=86
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  12. SteveO

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  13. ABYSS

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    This pic is from the Promoto website . I haven't got around to figuring out how to post pictures on here since the policy change through my SMUGMUG.

    But Just wait until I get the finished highwaydirtbike product on as well. They are both fantastic products and both companies put tremendous effort into quality, fit, functionality, and finish. I will post up pics when I get the final top clamp in and installed. This may be a while as Paul is a very very busy guy.
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  14. SteveO

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    ohhh yeah, Paul is a very busy guy.

    He has been very busy with the super-cool products for the KTM.
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  15. Florida Lime

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    +1

    I just installed the HDB set-up on my new-to-me FE570 Berg. :D
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  16. Visigothic

    Visigothic Been here awhile

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    I need some "on road" reports of this bike before I write the check. The 690 is an option but with more after market support rapidly appearing along with the weight savings this bike has really caught my eye. Light seems right for a 50/50 type bike.

    Here is my wish list

    5 gal Acerbis tank,Fastway 5 stabilzer, Al bash plate, radiator catch bottle, Ackra pipe, Promoto/Cyrcra/or Acerbis hand guards, Kush sprocket 42T (road speeds), better seat, X2 headlight, grip warmers, folding mirror, radiator guards if needed,rear brake protection fin, chain guide, bar risers,Acerbis LED rear subfinder,GL Coyote saddle bag Coyote dry bag along with a Fandaango tank bag. An oil cooler when available along with a Rekluse clutch should finish it.:eek1

    Anything I forget?

    Any opinions?

    Now if someone could please give me Power Ball numbers I'm set :lol3 .........................:loco ain't gonna happen is it.
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  17. ABYSS

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    1. do the AKRA titanium set front to back.

    2. Highway dirtbikes top clamp, handguards, Turn signals, fold away mirrors and switch setup's. You wont be happier.

    3. I would rethink the 42 Tooth rear that is mighty low. and for me the cush rear end too . Depending on your riding terrain I guess. You will loose a lot of low end going that low in the back. I did a 14-48 and it was ok but I am going back to stock on the back.

    4. I like the KTM rear disk fin better than the Scotts it is much more beefy. FYI there are two KTM hard parst models the more expensive oen is the one I am talking about.

    5. Baja Designs Squadron head light once they get the Dimmer switch in production. ( Yes Paul if you are reading this you are right)!!!

    6. the bar risers wont be needed with the fastway underbar as they rise to install the steeering stab.

    7. the KTM rear tail light on mine I beleive is already LED not sure if that is what you mean by the Acerbis rear above.
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  18. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Abyss - I second LukasM request as to why you prefer the Fastway steering dampener to the Scotts from a mechanical perspective? I'm In the market for another dampener and I've always used Scotts but open to others if there is indeed a better product out there that outperforms the Scotts.
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  19. hammerinn101

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    Every 15 hours is that true? Sat on one yesterday, needs seat, needs lighting, seems like a lot of money and maintenance. Nobody makes a bike that fits my needs or I have to put another $5000.00 into it to make close. what I want.

    1. Big gas tank 6 gal
    2. 3500 miles between oil changes
    4. valve adjustment if any 10,000 or better
    5. run on third world gas
    6. electric start and kicker
    7. seat for all day riding
    8. points to put on racks
    9. plug in for extras ,Hate the word farckle
    10. color options
    11. can do 100mph
    12 can go off road

    any suggestions ?
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  20. child

    child poop is fun

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    Sounds like you don't want a dirt bike... 640 adventure hits all those points. Its a little heavy for pure off road duty, but mine has taken me up every trail I've since done on my 500 out at our local riding area and all over colorado, including single track. Its a preeetty capable bike, just a little extra weight.
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