2012 ktm 500 exc?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Visigothic, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    My interest in the Clockwork design is it holds the weight of the extra fuel low and central, compared to other oversize tanks that hold it low and forward in the front lobes
    I'm guessing the bike would handle better with the extra fuel weight more central than forward ?
    I also think a tank that retains the rad scoops is less vulnerable to being punctured in a fall.

    Wrt the thermostat not clearing, I note clockwork sell the Samco Thermostat Eliminator Kit for $120

    http://www.shop.clockworkktm.com/product.sc?productId=107&categoryId=8

    I suppose if the Samco kit is required to allow the Clockwork tank to fit, then the price of the tank is effectively $370, ie $250 for the tank + $120 for the Samco kit ?

    Anyway, at this stage, I'm just researching options. Appreciate the headsup on issues with the Clockwork.
  2. Stu

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    Some guys on KTMTalk complained about the bike overheating and with the thermostat elimination kit that issue was resolved without using products like engine ice. If that is true (and I should find out since the truck dropped off my 500 last night at the dealer so I am heading over there this morning to bust it out of the crate and put it together - YeeHaw!!) I will let you know. The bypass kit isn't that much if it solves an overheating problem.

    Stu
  3. avconnect

    avconnect Been here awhile

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    Will the Clockworks tank fit with the KTM hard parts radiator guards installed?
  4. rtadlock

    rtadlock Long timer

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    Geek's not the only one that likes to get high around here:

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  5. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    Very NICE Pic :thumb
    Near Silverton :scratch :ear
  6. rtadlock

    rtadlock Long timer

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    No, Montezuma. Here's the exact spot of the picture: http://goo.gl/maps/e6g99
  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    The same overlook this was taken.. but I'd be too afraid of a clutch cylinder failure to point my bike the way you did :rofl

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  8. kbear

    kbear Mudbiker

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    Has anyone here attached a Coyote bag to a new 500 EXC yet? Can you please show how you attached the clips to the rear fender? The new rear fender has a thick bead along the edges for strengthening purposes which makes the clips on my 2 yr old bags too small to fit securely on the edges of the fender... A picture or two would be good....Thanks in advance!!!
  9. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Just started a new thread in the vendor forum, and thought some of you guys might be interested in the trick new KTM parts that we're making, so here are a few pictures and links (click on the pics).

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  10. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    IF anyone wants one I have a brand new one IN HAND in the box never opened. PM me for details.
  11. rtadlock

    rtadlock Long timer

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    Had a little fun on my 500 yesterday:

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  12. Lulu7404

    Lulu7404 Been here awhile

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    I forgot to pull my plate for a trip to a local OHV park and this is what I find after the first round.
    I think its time for the XCW rear sub fender and maybe a beefier rear shock. Don't know when this happened, but it slammed the plate up under there good.
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  13. dvwalker

    dvwalker Working to ride

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    the GL bag clips do not work on the new 2012+ models (350/500), just run strap under the fender. To prevent bag from moving forward on big nose hits, wrap GL straps around grab strap (sorry hard to see in pics) or even better secure via promoto rear rack (just ordered). I connected my front straps to the main frame cross member.

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  14. teambft

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    Anyone install risers?
    How high can I go before having to replace cables?
    The cables dont seem to have much slack.
    Also, any experience with brands? The End Eng ones look decent. And im sure the Rox are good.
  15. Saltydog86

    Saltydog86 village idiot

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    I have the end eng on my 350, work great.
  16. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    Man these look cool but man they are way to involved. three clamps as side and the dual pinning is over kill and just add's weight. The foot pegs look very interesting but again look way to beefy and depending on the material would be really havey compared to all the other options out there. With the tools you have availabe why dont you guys take on some of the things that no one else has already done and mastered. Of fthe top of my head I can think of three of four things that would be major hits that no one has addressed yet or if they had the y have not been to the caliber of the Abilities you guys have demonstrated.
  17. Zuber

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    I just raised the bars about 1 1/2" using the Fastway steering damper sub-mount. If you ever think you may want a steering damper, think about getting just the mount. It slips on much easier than the others and is not as expensive. It will take the Fastway F3/F5 or a Scotts/Ohlins damper.

    The cables had plenty of room. I think you could go up another 1" or so with no problem, so total of 2 1/2". The throttle cables would be the first bind, so you could flip the throttle over to get another 1" or so.
  18. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    If you want quality, functionality and durability there is nothing that will beat the Highwaydirtbikes risers. They are the only ones that mount using all 4x M10 bolts into the top triple clamp which is critical for stability as you go higher, they include a stabilizer mount that will fit Scotts, Fastway and probably other dampers, and it's even adjustable should you ever switch to different offset clamps on this bike or the next.

    IMO it's in a different league compared to the other stuff, and still fairly priced.
  19. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Not sure I'm following you. What's way too involved? Are you talking about the handlebar perches? There are only two pinch-bolts on each perch, and I'm sorry but I don't know what you mean about dual-pinning. The footpegs are still in development, so hard to say how those will end-up. The little bit of FEA testing that we've done suggests that they ARE way overbuilt, but would rather start with something like that and whittle it down than the other way around. Shoot me a PM if you have any ideas that you'd like to share with us, or post-up in our vendor thread. We're always open to that kind of thing, but don't want to take this thread too far off-track.

    2nd that. Paul makes really nice stuff and using all four 10mm bolts is the only way to go.
  20. teambft

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    Sounds good. I knew you guys would have the answer:clap
    This bike still amazes me. I finally got it out this past Saturday for a REAL ride. We did some very aggressive enduro/single track stuff about 30 min north of Chattanooga in the Sequatchie Valley. Old timber mining areas. Very rocky, hilly sections, tons of water crossings and it was muddy! The bike found traction unlike anything I've ever ridden in my life. It tractored up rock walls well. It pulled super hard but still smooth and predictable....so it was really controllable. We pulled over for our first break and I looked at my fellow riders and said "this thing is freaking magic". It made me faster than I've ever been. Damn....KTM really nailed this one.
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