2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    I really like my 2012 FE570 but those new Six Days editions are definitely the sexiest dirt bikes ever made!! :thumb
  2. harcus

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    Here are some pics from Stu. He could not easily post. He will expound...

    1. Panel / 13 L tank alignment - Note that the seat lines up very well but that there is a gap between the tank and the side panels

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    2. Horn - horn mount location so it can be heard

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    3. Rubber Bush - The rubber bushing that the instructions were very unclear about

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    4. Filter / Hose - the new hose routing and two nylon ties along with my location for the Golan filter

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  3. avconnect

    avconnect Been here awhile

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    I identified the problem earlier in this thread and have not found a solution short of a custom cable. Living with it right now. I bought the Sicass switch and it saved a bunch of real estate on the left handlebar and added clearance on the backside for a folding clutch lever.
  4. avconnect

    avconnect Been here awhile

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    The smaller switch does not solve the clearance problem at the left swivel on a HDB setup.
  5. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    You can also get one that fits inside the hose.
  6. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    I went the same route as you and the JD tuner did make a difference in the way the bike ran. Fuel mileage stayed the same.50MPG
    I just got the Euro unrestricted Map installed and there was a definite performance increase. I set the JD Tuner to the "3" settings and left it in the bike. Maybe JD will come up with some new settings for the new map.
    With the new map you get the bonus of the map select settings; mild, standard, and performance. From what I've read it changes the spark advance. -2 degrees, 0 degrees, +2 degrees.
    The map settings do make a difference in how the bike performs. In the real rocky or technical sections the mild setting makes the throttle less responsive at low speeds and the bike feels like it has an electric motor in it. It feels like the rear tire is glued to the ground. It doesn't have any less power, you just don't have to be so precise with the throttle. Standard is the all around setting. Wild boosts the top end performance. These are seat of the pants observations, your pants may vary.
    I run the stock silencer with the screen baffle installed. Zero noise, the neighbors love me.
  7. Stein4

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    I saw your earlier post but did not see a fix; I'm going to go with the smaller switch and keep an eye on it. I don't think it will be an issue. Thanks
  8. Stein4

    Stein4 n00b

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    Thanks to the tip on how to refine internet searches; did a few searches with good results.
    Just reinforces my earlier comment on this site and the people on it - what a great site. I'm even learning computer skills!
  9. avconnect

    avconnect Been here awhile

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    The other solution lies with HDB. i have exchanged emails with Paul at HDB and sent photos but he has not offered a solution.
  10. AussieClay

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    This was discussed several pages ago. KTM dealer advised that uploaded maps would not stick with the previous version of the tool used for loading the maps. The new software version does not have this problem.
  11. AussieClay

    AussieClay Adventurer

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    Stu, I was under the understanding that all the 0701 maps were the same. They have the same overall number. Zuber?
  12. Stu

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    I do not have any way to open these obscure file format files. They do carry different names with the difference being the US and EU embedded in the names (the two files I have seen). You may be right. Internally they may be the same. If so, why would there be 3 files when you would only need one? My guess is that these different files are tweaked slightly differently for different governmental emissions regulations.

    Stu
  13. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I am waiting on the delivery of my '13 500EXC and have been reading the posts about mapping so I know what to do when it gets here. Originally, I was leaning towards the bestdualsportbikes.com Magic Mod. I was aware of the hotter Euro map, but I didn't know it had three maps available. To me, that is better, because there will be trail conditions where the ability to dial down the power would be nice. I am assuming the Euro map cures the flame-out issues? Suggestions for a handlebar mount mapping switch for all 3 maps? TIA
    The waiting is killing me.
  14. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    SoilSampleDave
    I have never had a flameout since I have owned the bike.
    You can get a switch from KTM $$$$ or Sicass Racing $$ or find one from another manufacturer. Its a 3 position headlight switch. Off, Low beam, High beam. Sicass Racing also has plugs for mild and wild settings.

    El cheapo way is to make your own. Husaberg DIY on the fly map switch.pdf http://www.husaberg.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11416 Everything you need and where to get it. You can also use a single pole 3 position on-off-on switch instead of a headlight switch. That's what I did.

    Free info: The KTM wiring diagram shows 2 map switches. The first switch selects the map setting and the handlebar switch turns it off and on.
  15. nzcvlh

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    Anyone have any knowledge of the Aqualine fuel tank? Site still does not indicate anything and emails I have sent inquiring about status have not been returned.

    Will probably go with the Aceribis 5.3 unless there is confirmation soon on the Aqualine 4.x

    Thanks
  16. TexasDirt

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    Looks great.

  17. DaveRMS

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    We are the US importer/dealer for Alberto Dottori rally kits. Send me a PM.

    This kit is available for the 13L front or Acerbis 5.3 gallon tanks, and Dottori's 5L rear tank. I have found the 13L + 5L combo to be great for non-Dakar rallies (such as the Sertoes, etc.) It's a nice, tight, well balanced setup. With the FI, the bikes get even better range.

    Dave
  18. hoss314

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    Does it come in black??
  19. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Thanks!
  20. antpatterson

    antpatterson XR650L_High_Runner

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    Serious question: What is the difference between the EXC 500 and XCW 500? On my local bike shops website they both have headlight and taillight and only noticeable difference is mirrors. Also what is the power of these compared to my 08 XCR-W 450? I'm considering trading in my 09 XR650L for a 500 so that my dad can too can have a lighter, faster bike. Also, would the maintenance on the 500 be a little less than on my 450 (less oil changing and filters) even though it's no big deal but my 650 can go plenty more rides before needing a change. I'm a Honda lover but the Orange has bit me since I got my 450 and had 0 problems with it except user errors (didn't tighten rear sprocket bolts tight enough on last ride).