2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. nobrakes

    nobrakes Long timer

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    I have to admit, I didn't even bother clicking on the other video where you said there was music. I usually can't stand other peoples music picks, and while it's just my own personal opinion, nothing to take away from the effort put into it, but I don't think I've ever found some random music track makes a POV dirt bike video better, only worse.

    But ... on your next version, I watched the whole thing, and was entranced. THANK YOU! That was great. Bike sounds awesome.

    You clearly understand your audience. :thumb
  2. SJktmRider

    SJktmRider USMC Veteran

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    I called Enduro Engineering and told them my weight.. 205 lbs. I went with a 7.6 in the back and 4.6 in the front. I left the valving stock and absolutely love my suspension. I ride tight single track and would say that I am an Intermediate rider... not pro and not an amateur.
  3. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that!
    Garrett
  4. Nomad

    Nomad High Speed Low Drag

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    hey thanks man, I really appreciate that! I usually like videos that have been edited to music probably because I really like the whole editing process. but yeah I hear ya, I'm the same way, if I dont like the music or if I don't want to hear music at all then I'll just not watch it, no big deal. that's why I think making two videos usually, one with and one without music, is the way to do it.
  5. bmgyver

    bmgyver Adventurer

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    I have the HDB handguards and want to install a set of flexxbars from my spare bike.
    What stuff is paul sending you to make this work?
    Please post pics when you get them installed.
  6. Harley Beemer

    Harley Beemer Adventurer

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    will post pics soon.

    Paul is sending delrin washers that let the handguards flex at the center mounting location.

    Voyager GPS will go between the crossbars on the Flexxbars.

    Dual mirrors. Toggle switch mount for heated grips, powerlet socket for Bluetooth listening.


    Anyone on my other questions above?
  7. Nomad

    Nomad High Speed Low Drag

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    just got the acerbis 3.0 gallon tank in the mail on christmas eve.
    i'm about to mount this baby up! i'll post some pictures when i get her all done.
  8. Nomad

    Nomad High Speed Low Drag

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    with the natural colored stocker...

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    with the new black acerbis! man I love the black!

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  9. Night Crawler

    Night Crawler Been here awhile

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    Anyone have the part number for the little pop in plastic clip that holds the vent tube from the gas tank against the frame? Seems like a never ending pain in the ass. I was just going to switch to a shorty with a one way valve, but have heard from too many people having problems with them.
  10. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Until that last pix it's hard to tell where it's bigger. Looks good. Curious to see what kind of range you can expect over stock.

    And yep the black looks better :evil. I had to vinyl mine. Along with black plastics.
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    Rain today here at the beach, should pack down the sand in the forest. Changed the oil and cleaned the chain. Valves look fine.70 hr and 1800 miles. Bike has been great, rider just ok . :D
    Merry Christmas!
  11. hoss314

    hoss314 Been here awhile

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    Black is beautiful...
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  12. Wentjo

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    In have the shorty with the one way valve. What kind of problems are people having? Mine seems to be working fine, it the one from KTM hard parts. Drips out a little fuel when you tip it over, but not to bad. I have the same tank and love it.
  13. Night Crawler

    Night Crawler Been here awhile

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  14. Wentjo

    Wentjo Been here awhile

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    Hmmmm, that's not good. Guess I'll have to pay closer attention to my vent. Thanks
  15. kjooseppi

    kjooseppi n00b

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    Hello
    I've been planning to install a bigger tank to my bike (500 EXC -13).
    I want to more than 250 km range so I have planned acerbis 20l tank.
    But ... I wonder, If the bike handling will suffer, because all of the weight will come as far forward (may also install some navtower).

    Another alternative is of course to install 13l tank, and a rear tank in addition. But it is a more expensive option, and harder to do. (getting fuel from the reartank to front).

    If anyone has tried one or both options, so thank you!:1drink
  16. toddler

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    The bigger tank definitely effects handling when you want to turn or are in the technical stuff. Other than that it is quite manageable. With that said I am almost always running the bigger tank these days, even if I have technical riding to do.
  17. RSinBC

    RSinBC Been here awhile

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    I have the 20 L Acerbis and if you are not on a long distance ride just fill it half way, this way you don't feel it.
  18. PatrickM

    PatrickM Been here awhile

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    Has anyone put more dual-sport oriented tires on their KTM?

    I'm thinking along the lines of the Heidenau K60's.

    "Why?" you may ask... Well, we have had a butt load of snow in the past week (6' give or take) and my new bike sits in the garage. I want to take her out for the 1 hour break in, and to put her through some moderate paces w/o hitting full tilt dirt and rocks. At least until Spring.

    Am I off base? Should just grind off the knobbies (even w/ crazy cagers slipping and sliding on the roadways) or just wait?

    Anyone put K60's on their bike, and if so, how long did they last?
  19. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Air filter maintenance...
    The sticker on my '13 says the filter has Motorex/TwinAir Bio Oil on it. That stuff is a lot more expensive than the No Toil version. I am assuming the No Toil cleaner will work fine to remove the existing oil and I can go forward using the No Toil products, right? :ear
  20. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I swear I read most of this thread before buying my EXC, but I didn't think to MAKE ANY NOTES! So, hopefully someone will take pity on me. Looking to install my heated grips. I need a switched wire for the coil of the relay. Is there an unused one in the bundle behind the headlight? I am also assuming there isn't a spare heavy gauge wire right from the battery laying around for the actual load...:evil