2012 ktm 500 exc?

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  1. BanhXeo

    BanhXeo Been here awhile

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    Just a heads up for anyone looking into a 20L tank from KTM for the '12/13 model EXC. The tank itself is available and looks just like the Acerbis 5.3 gallon, actually it says powerparts on the tank (but arrived in an Acerbis logo bag). However, there are 3 parts which are needed to install it, all 3 have not been released by KTM as of yet, and are not in the instructions on mounting it that I recieved. We only found this out after getting a hold of them to confirm we needed more parts. They are currently on back order until early December. If I had to do again..go with the Acerbis tank. Inmates confirmed its plug and play.

  2. Old Plonker

    Old Plonker Adventurer

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    Rick Ramsay swears by the Kenda K270. They are DOT and Kenda calls them 50/50 tires. See:

    http://rickramsey.net/CRF250Lmods.htm#tires
  3. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Heidenaus?

    50/50 and a buddy says they're long lasting.

    Garrett
  4. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    I like my Heidenau K60's on the 640A and now that the first rear is toast on the 690, on goes a K60.

    Very long lasting and good on whatever ails you be it gravel, dirt, or tar.

    Dirty
  5. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    Running a k-60 rear on my tiger 800. Got 25,000 km out of the last one. Plenty of bite, until they get worn down. Nice tread curve / wrap-around , can lean it right over.

    Never tried a k-60 on the front, instead using a continental tkc-80 as I want a knobbie on the front, last one lasted nearly 14,000 km, can also lean them right over.

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  6. wvexc

    wvexc n00b

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    Hey out there, had my 2013 500exc for a while now and noticed something that is bugging me. At first when I turned the key before hitting the starter button I would hear buzz sound like a electric servo, no problem but now it does not make that sound, runs fine just kind of werd, bike stock except for desmog kit, and hardwired for battery tender.
  7. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    It's the Fuel pump inside the tank pressurizing the fuel line.
  8. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    2.5 hours on my XCW so far:rofl Just put my springs in, since I'm a circus bear. What sag numbers do you guys like? I was amazed how good it was right out of the box and I was almost scared to even touch it but decided it could only get better with springs for my weight, I'm 260 with gear.

    I went for a quick beat around the hood last night and it felt pretty good. I have a parking lot ramp that I like to jump and it was very stable in the air. These bikes are amazing, can't wait for the next Enduro!
  9. KTMDAD

    KTMDAD Been here awhile

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  10. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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  11. jtmajors

    jtmajors OCD with motorcycles

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    Alright I got my 12 500 back in may here in Texas when it was super warm. Pretty much every time just push the magic button and boom it fired right up. Now that we've had some cold days it really has a hard time starting even with the "choke." Yesterday if the engine was warm and I had just ridden it started right up but if I let it sit for even an hour it became hard to start again. It was even 80 here yesterday. First ktm so is this normal?
  12. Night Crawler

    Night Crawler Been here awhile

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    Mine starts fine here in Portland, its been in the 40's lately. You might want to check your fuel filter and your battery condition.
  13. jtmajors

    jtmajors OCD with motorcycles

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    Battery is good but will replace fuel filter. I just figured if was fuel filter it wouldn't run right either. Could it be valves? Need to check those, too.
  14. CrashTheDOG

    CrashTheDOG Adventurer

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    Huey, can you provide some additional information on the RTE rack including a source. I've Googled it and can't find squat. Thanks!
  15. BanhXeo

    BanhXeo Been here awhile

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    Here's a link to the racks + other good stuff http://www.globetrottin.com/
  16. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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  17. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    For crankshaft :freaky

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  18. 8bikesguy

    8bikesguy n00b

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    Hey out there, has anyone installed the acerbis 20 litre tank on their 500 exc? I just got a 2013 and wondering if the evap canister or anything else has to come off to fit the tank.
  19. Wentjo

    Wentjo Been here awhile

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    I put one on mine, but I don't have the the evap canister anymore. Love the tank!
  20. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    Dunlop 606 Dot approved, you can use them anywhere. I have 1800 miles on them so far. They wear like iron. The rear is half worn out and the front is doing real good. I ran them all summer, Highway, Rubicon, Carson City desert, CC, dual sport rides.
    They are a little slippery in sand, but nothing bad. 12 PSI for dirt,14 PSI for street. They are less noisy than straight Knobbies.
    Personally I think that they are easier on the drive line because knobbies slip more than regular street tires.
    Balance both tires if you want a smooth ride.