2012 ktm 500 exc?

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  1. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    Yeah...I can definitely see the advantages of having an LED light as the primary light. But.....I already purchased the TrailTech, and since the money was already spent, well.....to keep peace in the marriage, I stuck with that. I've since picked up a couple of AdvMonsoter LED lights that will be going on each side of the TrailTech light for additional light at night.



    Finally located some of the correct pictures:

    My GPS and phone setup.
    The Actual GPS mount is a TourTech Heavy Duty mount.
    The bar that the Tourtech is mounted to is a custom fabrication that i slapped together.

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    Here is a good shot of the TrailTech backside..... much larger than the stock light backside

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    And here is my solution for little extensions, cut from an old plastic oil-pan


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    Here is the bottom portion of the TrailTech mounting plate. I drilled a couple of holes in the fender and used this adjustable mounting plate to fine tune the angle of the headlight. Thus far, it has been solid, despite crash after crash...


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  2. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Thanks Steve. Thats quite the setup! Great info. I tried the TrailTech X2 on the 500 last night and it's a PITA. I'll probably stock up on bulbs and leave the stock light on for now.
    That ram ball mount uses the top clamp bolt-where did you get the ballmount with a screwhole in the middle?

    Garrett
  3. SteveO

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    These are really nice little mounts that can be picked up for cheap from GPS City
    The picture is linked......

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  4. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Steve0 - that's some dash. Me, I try to keep it simple :D. I put the ram mount in the spot for the mirrors. GPS on the right and one of those folding mirror jobs on the left. I like how ya can tuck it in nice and neat. I don't nav much (prefer 2nd position) so I only run the GPS when I go out solo.
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    You running the TT in Eglin this weekend?
  5. SteveO

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    Thanks. Since I ride solo most of the time, I like to have options.

    When on a multi-day ride, I'll mount up my Droid X2 phone so that I can send messages to my Spot Connect and keep in touch with Da-boss. This way she feels better knowing I'm doing ok.

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    I often like to plan routes using the GPS, makes for a more adventures Adventure. Plus, having the GPS up front where I can see where while standing and riding across the desert fast is a plus. The above picture shows my first version of the mount. I've since made a mount that pushes the GPS further forward for better viewing when I'm standing or sitting.


    Having tunes on the road is really nice. The Scosche Ipod Remote is super cool!
    I tuck the Ipod into my shirt pocket and don't have to touch it at all to control it. Having some great tunes when your carving up some single track is really nice.

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    And of course, you want to be sure you have juice for your electronics.
    The Low-Profile Powerlet Socket ensures that I'll always have juice for the cell phone, ipod or using an adapter any device that requires a 12 volt power socket...

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    One thing the Military and the 1st Gulf War taught me.......

    Be prepared....





    What's the "TT in Eglin"?
  6. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    My mistake Steve0 :huh - I was thinking you were on far left of FL. Eglin AFB. There is a ride out there this weekend. I know there are a few 500's around that side of town and was thinking you were one of em.
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=821589
  7. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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  8. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    Do you use this plug for that low profile powerlet ?
    http://burnsmoto.com/deluxe-powerlet-accessory-plug-ppl-002.php
  9. SteveO

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  10. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I was wondering about the USB option.
    Good info !
  11. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    Anyone find a good spot on the bike to mount a coolant overflow tank?:ear
  12. bill1960

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  13. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    No. However, I was able to mount mine just above the right fork leg by attatching it to the bolt that holds the guard bar to the cam piece. I'll try to get a picture of it tonight.
  14. Night Crawler

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    Picked up my 500 last night :clap:clap re-geared to 14/48 and de-smogged. Can't wait to take her out for 1 hr. break in tonight! In the Blias kit is says to not remove end screen without adding JD Tuner as it will make the bike run too lean. Is this true? My screen was in the suit case and I don't get how it goes in the pipe. Does the end cap star looking deal unscrew? If so it's tight as a motherfu....!
  15. SteveO

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    congrats on the bike!

    That end screen will eventually fall out. After my first one fell out I was truly concerned about this and ordered a replacement. Then.....that one fell out too...... great.

    That was over a thousand miles ago, no problems at all.


    I would recommend that you wash out your tank though. Being that this is a Fuel Injected system, and the Fuel Filters are small, I would take the extra time to clean it out.

    Before I ran mine, I washed out the stock tank with Goof-off three times
    I then washed out the tank again, with gas three times.

    I've NEVER had an issue with any clogged injectors or Fuel Filters....
  16. Night Crawler

    Night Crawler Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info, will do. I also plan to replace the suspect fuel lines and add the Golan filter.
  17. SteveO

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    oh yes, the Golan Filter is a Modern Marvel....

    Got it on my bike, and I really like it.
  18. BanhXeo

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    Just picked up a 5 gal powerparts tank, going to install next week, any tips? Or is it a "put stock parts on big tank and go" Thanks! :thumb
  19. the_babaji

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    Would love to hear how it goes and see some pics. Have fun!
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