2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    please dont think I am busting your balls man I am always excited to see folks that have the creativity and also the means to make cool stuff like this.

    those foot pegs look very intelligent Much better than Pivot pegs and the Fastways. I am currently running the big foot Zipty's but I like the ARCH you have in them. I and fine with the Ziptys but not so much of the add on of them I prefer a once peice peg. If the foot print of yours is close Ill take at least one pair

    Im gong to goto PM mode as to not distract from the threads purpose any more.
  2. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    Agreed. Paul is not only a great guy to work with, his parts are top notch quality that can take a beating. My Brushguard mounts are scratched up big time and have kept my handle bards from being tweaked over the many, many soil-samples. HDB is top quality and tougher than nails.....

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  3. teambft

    teambft teambft

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    I didnt see any risers on HDB's website....of course I'm still a couple coffees shy of a morning. I emailed them asking.
  4. ABYSS

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    PAUL YOU FAILED TO MENTION that your riser will work with fastway/promotto!!:clap
  5. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    What position (1-4) does the HDB riser put the handlebar.
  6. ABYSS

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    you still have all four options
  7. cross-country

    cross-country .

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    Paul has a few risers but his new stuff, using all four 10mm bolts into the triple, puts the bars in the #3 position.
  8. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Yeah these are the ones that I meant. They are not on the website yet but if you email Paul he will be able to get you set up with whatever you need. Pretty sure that he is using them on his own 500 as well.

    Here is an animation he sent me that shows how they work:

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  9. EVELKNIEVEL

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  10. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    No, no way. We welcome the feedback, especially constructive criticism. Want to make the best products possible, so it's inevitable that people will point out ways that we can improve on things.

    Aren't the perches reversible, so there should be at least two mounting options? Our new KTM stabilizer mount uses all four mounting points, but is a little bit different than Paul's setup. The long bolts that extend all the way through the HDB perches make that a wicked-strong assembly, but also limit the adjustability slightly. On the other hand, our setup only uses a single bolt to secure each handlebar perch, but you can still use the perches in any of the four mounting positions. We're only offer a stabilizer mount initially, but will have spacers available separately soon.
  11. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    +1 for SV. We rode there back in June during TN3Day. We started off with 2 days of single track on Carter Mt. then over to the valley. You got it real good up there - much more fun then flat FL ____________. SV tested my ability to pick lines on just rocks :evil. Not sure if it was the lack of rain but we spent a lot of time in the river beds? And the 500 did great - me just ok ha.

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  12. Davonat

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    Just got back from 10 days in Taylor park.......FREAKIN AWSOME!!!..... My 500 EXC ran flawless the whole time!:D Serious improvement over my last trip to the single track trails up in the U.P. of Michigan. Put the JD tuner on and bumped the tps to .640 not a single stall or flameout! Put on a FMF muffler and this thing pulls like a D8 catapillar tractor. Did lots of single track trails every morning till we couldnt stand up on the pegs anymore:eek1 Getting old I guess, but the quad trails and jeep roads are fun too, especially when you can see no one is coming and can open er up. A word of advise to anyone going there....... GET A GOOD SKID PLATE! you will need it. My Enduro Engineering plate came home with several potential case cracking dents. Also have rain proof riding pants and a good coat of Rain X on your goggles. After a rain too the clay trails become grease. No 1 aked to see a Colorado off road sticker......and the police dont seem to mind plateless bikes riding into Crested Butte on the roads as long as you ride sanely. And dont forget a stop at The Secret Stash pzza place....... expect a 2 hour wait......but worth it! 1 more thing... if you like to trout fish.... There are monster fish in Taylor River all along the road up to the dam. I also recommend Cement Creek camp ground and the Mirror Lake camp ground above Tin Cup.:D Cant wait till next summer to go again!!! "Keep the seat side up" Davo
  13. ABYSS

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    unless there is a ride report with pics!
  14. tentative_rider

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    anyone running maxxis desert IT 120/100 18 rear on their 500 EXC? Got one im gonna mount and wondering if it will rub the airbox deflector. i don't want to change gearing right now. Thanks. (my 2013 came with a 140/80 18 maxxis EN).
  15. Enduro Outlaw

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    I have a 13 500 exc and my fuel line burst on the trail and had to push it about mile back home. It burst between the tank and the disconect facing the engine right at the elbow. I went to the store an bought a 250 psi 5/16 and fixed the problem. Screw warranty, i don't want another junk hose. I don't know why KTM would not just put a steel braided line on the bike. The fuel line just hangs there. I tucked mine in with out crimping it. The part says ECO on it. I could be wrong but i'm guessing it's made of some substandered synthetic rubber. Anyway if you have a new or old bike, i would add upgrading your fuel line to your list of addons to a better one asap as the clock is ticking.

    You don't know living until you have pushed your bike nearly a mile up hill. By the way i added a 6" hose and extra hose clamps to my tool bag just incase.
  16. rtadlock

    rtadlock Long timer

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    After my fuel line blew twice on my '13 xcw I added a few more things to my tool kit as well...
  17. teambft

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    Is this isolated to the 2013's or the 2012 500 EXCs as well??? I've got about 1,200 miles with no issues thus far.
  18. ABYSS

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    I beleive
  19. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    KTM simply got in an order (maybe 1000s of feet) of shitty fuel line some time during the late '12 production,
    It apprears to be worse with the XCW and 450s...

    We have 3 2012 riders with no issues and two 450s with multiple strikes. they gave up and bought good high pressure lines and replaced everthing.

    Quality control KTM!!!
  20. Enduro Outlaw

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    Tick... Tick.. Tick.. I can hear the clock running..lol I'd replace it just incase. You don't wanna be stranded or have your bike burst into flames. My fuel line was gushing fuel onto my hot engine.. not good. The bike is built like the space shuttle.. it's a rocket ship with a $5 dollar fatal flaw. I'd hate to see someone get hurt or loose their bike for a cheap rubber hose.