2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Go Krusty Go! :freaky

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    p.s. if it is any consolation.. I get better cel signal in Moab than in downtown Boulder as well. :patch
  2. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    KK thanks for the monring pix - love to see that stuff. Geek your snow pix were amazing - still 80's here.
    So much different than out typical Florida elevation change ha. More of a sink hole than a hill :D.

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    You get stick in one of these and your bike will go down to middle earth.
  3. Zuber

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    New old topic again. KTM has a recall for SOME of the EXC's fuel lines. You'll get an official letter from KTM if your bike is one of the unlucky ones.

    I did a bunch of these recalls today. The hoses have a build date on them, the format is Week and Year. All the effected hoses had a date of '12W12'. So, the 12th week of 2012. Check yours out.


    Was the end of March some drinking festival in Austria?

    Edit: just did another with a date of 26w12 and 27w12. So, it looks like early 2012, March-June.
  4. juvander

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    Good that I got my EXC500 around that date... so must be earlier build. Although I did get an recall on this, but plan not to go there... or have to see...
  5. EVELKNIEVEL

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  6. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Anyone installing studs for winter riding? What tires are you using?
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  7. juvander

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    Wentjo Been here awhile

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    I use the maxxis ice tires.
  9. mnsnowhawk

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  10. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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  11. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Wow, that Timbersled setup looks pretty wild. Have only had a chance to ride a 2moto bike and that was pretty fun.
  12. mnsnowhawk

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    The 2moto doesn't even compare to how well the timbersled kit works. If you get a chance to try one you will want one for sure. I've been riding snow hawks since 03 and got my 500 exc with the plan of getting a timbersled kit. Check out the vids on youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyIW1Iu6-A4
  13. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Trelleborgs are scarce right now here in Canada, there's a waiting list apparently. I'm going to stud up a set myself but I'm wondering about a good tire to use. The lugs on the OEM tires look marginal. I think I need a set that have taller lugs. I'll look into the Maxxis ice tires. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks
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  14. Chris6_85

    Chris6_85 Been here awhile

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    Checked the valves today on the intake side there were a little snug when I put the .004 gauge in and when I tried the .05 I could not get it in. The .003 was loose with no drag. On the exhaust side they were in spec . Just wondering if I should do anything yet on the intake side?
  15. B-Rod

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    I did an IRC MB5. I also studded a Kenda Millville Sticky, which Kenda says is a suitable tire for studs. Both were great, although my only fault was not drilling the holes deep enough for the studs to insert fully ( I had to get the drill back to the shop before I even got the stud gun). If you are doing them yourself, use an old tire and get your tire drill set for the right depth before you give'r on the tire you are planning on studding. Studs came from Bruno Wessel (or a Canadian distributor of his, I can't remember).

    Try talking to MXcollector on Albertadualsport, he may even have some Trellies for you.
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    KTM released the parts for their 20L Fuel tank this last Wednesday. Part #'s 0017060253 x4, 78107088014 x1, 78107088017 x1 = $20.78. Hope the info helps..
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  17. SJktmRider

    SJktmRider USMC Veteran

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    Hey guys.. Curious how many hours everyone has and how well the valves, cam and rocker arms are holding up on the 500s. Im still curious how many hours people are really pushing the top ends on these bikes.. and hopefully no grenades :kboom
  18. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    Glad it worked for ya!

    When I first looked at this pic, I was thinking....huh, where does this go? :huh
    Now, I see how these could be kinda cool to bring the lady along.
    Pretty dang neat.
  19. Zuber

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    Exactly the same top end as the 530's. They held up great if you kept after the air filter and didn't have an early 08 version with weak rings. I've seen one run for 60 miles in a race with no oil. It only needed on rocker and the plastic chain guides replaced. The valve train is all on roller or ball bearings, no slippers, no plain aluminum bearings.

    Keep after the air filter. A tiny amount of dirt will effect the intake valves and they'll tighten up. More dirt or sand will get the rings/piston/bore. Get two filters and swap them out frequently. The original TwinAir is better than the NoToil. The Motorex oil is much better than NoToil also. TwinAir has an extra/optional dust filter that works for dusty or long rides. ALWAYS check around the sealing surface to absolutely MAKE SURE you have it installed correctly. It will fit perfectly or it will have a gap big enough to stick your hand in. I'd expect this topend to go over 20k miles with good filter replacement.

    A friend has a 2012 500 exc with 7500 miles, mostly two track and pavement. It runs better than mine with 2000 miles.
  20. SJktmRider

    SJktmRider USMC Veteran

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    thanks man for the info