2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. the_babaji

    the_babaji Been here awhile

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    Mine switches instantly. I would not want any delay. Contact support.

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  2. Nomad

    Nomad High Speed Low Drag

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    anybody out there using the BD ignition switch? if so which way do you turn the key for power on? mine powers on when it turns to the left which is opposite the factory switch. did I do something wrong?
  3. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Here is my brand new out of the box Seat Concepts "complete seat".

    This is the factory made one they ship to you that they build. It is standard height. Carbon sides. Gripper top:

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    Informal "squeeze test" - I squeezed with my thumb until I could feel the seat pan:
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    vs. the stock seat:
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    Fit is perfect... just like the stock pan
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    Profile:
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    Top shape:
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    Right side:
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    Pretty much the same thickness as stock - it is wider at the back than stock but not by a lot.
    The big difference is the foam density.. only a ride will tell whether it works for my arse or not.
    Hopefully I can sneak out for a few hours tomorrow before the snowstorm arrives this weekend.

    :lurk
  5. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    Yep, 7 1/2" wide, same measurement that I got. Its a quality product but not wide enough for me .Easily modified though.
    Look fwd to your ride review.
  6. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Just installed mine, and it measured 7.5 across.

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  7. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Anyone try the +1" seat yet?:ear
    I just brought my 350EXC home today :clap and I am already tired of the 2X4 they call a seat.
  8. The Rizz

    The Rizz Been here awhile

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  9. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Yeah :lol3

    One of my clients is an interior decorator and she was redoing her kitchen - she offered me some of her counter tops so I took a big piece made a toolbox mid-shelf.

    Fooker is heavy! :rofl

    I'm planning to redo the entire garage in steal. All the workbenches will be stainless and all cabinets 18 gauge.
  10. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    This is my 4th SeatConcepts seat so I'm not concerned about it's comfort. Haven't had a chance to try it yet as I haven't been on the bike since I bought it. Work and weather...weather and work...:cry I'm installing studded tires soon so hopefully I'll get out and have some fun.

    Garrett
  11. kbear

    kbear Mudbiker

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    I bought the +1" seat for my 500 EXC, with the anti-skid cover. I found it way too tall for me. I have a 34in. inseam. I found I could barely swing my leg over the seat and I had difficulty touching the ground when in nasty terrain. Some of that was due to the anti-skid cover. It was very comfortable once on the bike and riding, but if I had to put my foot down for balance I was in trouble. So, I went and bought the standard height seat and I find it just as comfortable as the high one, and much more comfortable than the stock seat, due to it's additional width and firmness.
  12. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    I was half expecting you to say: Garage? That's my kitchen!:lol3
  13. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Yeah, it's always a struggle to decide which is worse; knees that hurt from being bent to less than a 90 degree angle or the struggle to get a leg over a tall seat and touch the ground. Lowering the footpegs would be better, but I haven't seen an option to do that on these bikes. I have a 33-1/2 inseam and I am already having trouble getting a leg over the seat. But, I have the static sag jacked up because I need the next stiffer spring. I thought I might get enough drop to go with the +1 seat once I can set the sag properly. Based on your email, it isn't sounding very likely. Did you buy complete seats or just a foam? Did you already sell off the +1 version?
  14. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Anyone have a good suggestion to get the bars a little farther forward? I have them in the fourth position and it is better, but need #5...or maybe #6!
    TIA
  15. soutahduner

    soutahduner Adventurer

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  16. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    There's 3 options that I know of

    http://www.ktm.com/service/catalogue/powerparts2013us.html

    scroll down to bottom left of webpage, enter page 66.

    or

    http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23_99_106
  17. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    How tall are you? Moving the bars up is a lot different than moving them forward, which is going to affect the way the bike handles/steers (will make it twitchy).
  18. wvridgerider

    wvridgerider Been here awhile

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  19. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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  20. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I'm only 6' tall, but I am really wanting to be able to come up with a standing position where I am able to lean forward enough to really be in a neutral position and not using a lot of energy. I have only been able to pull this off once before, on a DRZ where I flipped the offset bar mounts on the aftermarket clamp to a forward position. It was a little awkward while seated, but I could ride standing up seemingly endlessly with little effort. A little lightbulb went off over my head when I tried that, and have been wanting to re-create it ever since. I am going to try swapping to my favorite tall bars (Pastrana Freestyle bend) and see if that helps. The problem is that as you go up with risers, you also go back. From another post on here, I am also going to try the Pivot Pegz, which let you move the pegs down 12mm, and back 5mm. That might do the trick as well. I think this bike is a keeper, so I figure why not throw the checkbook at it! :evil