2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. Hueychief

    Hueychief FNG

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    I've gone thru 2 lines in 2.8 hours so far and have switched over to FI hose with corresponding FI clamps with gentle curves so as not to kink the hose. Working good so far until KTM can get their act together and then I'll switch back and carry a spare in my bag.
    Also there was a discussion earlier, or maybe on another thread about balancing wheels, or lack thereof, with the Motion Pro rimlocks or no rimlocks at all. I've balanced my wheels using regular wheel weights and aluminum ducting tape to cover them up and nobody even sees it unless I point it out to them. REALLY smooth now.
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    If you look closely you can see where the black rim striping is covered with the aluminum ducting tape just opposite the rimlocks.
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  2. KrustyKustom

    KrustyKustom Lets Go....

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    Heading to Moab next week, spooned on a trials tire. [​IMG]
  3. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Krusty
    Where'd you get the disc protector?

    Garrett
  4. KrustyKustom

    KrustyKustom Lets Go....

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    Its a KTM hardparts item...all billet aluminum
  5. KrustyKustom

    KrustyKustom Lets Go....

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  6. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    Havent Had mine done yet, just saw the post yesterday. I haven't yet been able to check for my bike status yet either. Cant figure out what my 'Delivery certificate number'. Any idea where I can find that?

    BTW does your hose have the '13W12' lot number on it?
  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Krusty - I'll be there Thursday Friday Saturday (8th-10th) - drop me a PM if schedules coincide?

    :freaky
  8. KrustyKustom

    KrustyKustom Lets Go....

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    Cool...I will. Look for a silver 144 double slider Sprinter! 530/500 inside....
  9. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I'll be there in my Sprinter with the 500 strapped on the back.
    AntiPaul will be there in his black Toyota hilander towing two bikes.

    I think we're camping in the campground near the Shell Station in town.

    I'll PM you my cel number.

    :freaky
  10. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    Do you know if his shop (HDB) is open next week. I'm hoping to finalize an order on Monday. Email sent late last week.
  11. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    Krusty,

    If you want to keep the rear mud-flap (black) in good shape, I would suggest you remove it. The trials tire is taller than most dirt-bike tires, and will eat through the black flap just behind the rear shock... don't ask how I came to know this wonderful information.....
  12. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    I wouldn't want the rear tire throwing stones at my shock, one little chip on the shaft and you've got a lot more expensive problem on your hands than a $10 mud flap....

    Why not just move the wheel all the way back in the swingarm with the right combination of gearing and chain length?
  13. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    I changed gearing to a 14/48 setup.
    With the stock chain, and setting up the proper chain slack, this flap still got chewed up.
    great point though about protecting the shock

    I better get another flap on order...
  14. Too Tall

    Too Tall Been here awhile

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    "BTW does your hose have the '13W12' lot number on it?"

    Are fuel line hoses with the lot number 13W12 considered good or subject to the recall?<!-- / message -->
  15. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    That thread over on Thuper talk suggest that 13w12 was a bad lot and that ,12w12 was OK try reading it from the beginning see the link I posted earlier, but not sure if its true

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  16. robmeoff

    robmeoff Been here awhile

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    I just put a 48t rear sprocket on with 14t front and the stock chain, this is just about at the end of adjustmentat the rear of the swingarm so if that is the case im worried about the new MT43 i have sitting there!
    What are people using on the front tyre?
  17. oldx

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    So is every one taking out the spark-flash screen in the air filter?
  18. Chris6_85

    Chris6_85 Been here awhile

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    i have not
  19. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    I can tell you that the Trials tire style front tire version is not very good.

    I had it on for a while, didn't like it at all....lots of wobble and wandering
  20. Night Crawler

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    Did the one hour service and took the bike out for the first time in the woods. What a beast! This thing has a ton of power and puts it to the ground amazingly. The cinder block that KTM put on there for a seat is my only complaint, and I am going to be feeling that for a couple of days. Thank god the Seat Concepts is on order already. By the way any of you guys out there camping with Paul see if you can get him drunk enough to offer up a huge discount on the website as I am going to be needing to make a large purchase from him this week!:freaky