2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Hey ColemanFu

    Yeah I made quite a few snow angels but it's still fun and soft when you land. Snow riding IS like riding in sand. Warm weather all year round would be great for riding but we make do, and on a nice day it's really beautiful in the mountains.

    Garrett
  2. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Sucks your bike isn't running right. My dealer remapped the ECU on my bike to the XCW fuel map before I took delivery. It runs really well, no complaints at all. He also removed a baffle in the stock muffler to let it flow better. I have no need to do anything else to the bike to increase power or to make it run right. I'm fortunate this guy knows his stuff.

    Once you get it done hopefully you'll start enjoying the bike.

    Good luck Man.

    Garrett
  3. Atomic Wedgie

    Atomic Wedgie n00b

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    Took it to a shop to get the ECU remapped today, hopefully I'll get it back by the weekend. Out here in California not every dealer will do the remap or even touch the smog equipment. I actually like the mellow hit of the bike, just hate the constant flame outs.
  4. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    I don't fit it hits at all until you crack the throttle. I was riding a 690 which had a jerky touchy throttle so the 500 is not bad at all. I really like the power delivery of the bike. Gear it down, if you haven't already, and the bike is really nice on the trails. it tractors nicely so wacking the gas on the trails isn't neccessary but she goes when you tell her too. :evil

    Have fun, glad you got it mapped.

    Garrett
  5. Harley Beemer

    Harley Beemer Adventurer

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    Garrett,

    What gearing do you have for trail work?

    I have 14/50 but thinking of going lower. Have only ridden the new 500 on the street so far.

    Have a 52 ready to try.
  6. avconnect

    avconnect Been here awhile

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    Running 13/50. Plenty low.
  7. garrett

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    14 &50. I was thinking of trying lower as well but I want to ride it some more. It doesn`t lack for power but I`d like a little more snap off the bottom without revving too much. I still need to get used to it before I make any more changes. Wheelspin because of the snow is probably why I`m thinking its not snappy enough right off the bottom so I`m going to wait for dry conditions.

    52 might be fun if you were doing lots of hill climbing or really tight single track.

    Garrett
  8. Taurkon

    Taurkon Been here awhile

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    Well, the Calgary bike show is this weekend and I am torn between going or not. If I go, I will be hard pressed not to pick up a 350 EXC and 500 EXC for the wife and I.

    Garrett, to you haul your 500 to McLean or your fav. riding area or ride? I'm currently about 40km from McLean and not sure I'd want to ride there and back; don't mind the extra 10 minutes it takes to load the Husaberg TE and truck it. I'm thinking 500 for dual sport riding in Idaho and the interior of BC.

  9. garrett

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    I trailer my bike there. The ride out would not be good for the studs, and I'd be frozen stiff by the time I got there. I stay warm on te trails but a road ride at 0 degrees is cold. So far, we've only been to Ghost/Waiparous area as McLean is closed to motorcycles for the winter. I must admit I'm trailering more now as riding home after a dirt ride is a bit of a drag. I think I'll be getting a pick up for my bike towards the fall.

    Garrett
  10. Nice_Rumble

    Nice_Rumble Long timer

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    Anyone make replacement plastics for the 500 EXC in colors other than orange?
  11. Cyberg

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    KTM makes a white kit. I had it on one of mine with a 2012 6 days sticker kit.
  12. hoss314

    hoss314 Been here awhile

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  13. Nice_Rumble

    Nice_Rumble Long timer

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    Any pix possible of the transformations? I like the bike but just never been into the color orange.
  14. hoss314

    hoss314 Been here awhile

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    Not into the Orange either....

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  15. Nice_Rumble

    Nice_Rumble Long timer

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    Looks nice with the black rims. Very monochromatic. Thx

    Is that the Polisport plastic? I see it now. That's the Acerbis Full Plastic Kit.

    Do you have bar risers or is that the OEM clamp?
  16. Lolodesiles

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    Hi guys,

    what about this kind of seat shown, like seat concept?

    for "comfy" or height ?

    true that the standard seat is like wood for my ass :cry
  17. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Get the SeatConcepts seat. I've had 4 and they are all a HUGE improvement over stock for a reasonable dollar. I'm 6 feet 34 inseam I stick to standard heights. YRMV. :evil

    I'm going out in the snow again Sunday! Can't wait.

    Garrett
  18. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Thats nice!

    Garrett
  19. hoss314

    hoss314 Been here awhile

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    No risers....GPR with clamp and top plate from HDB for the guards.

    Second the Seat Concepts seat...I have 3 of them in the tall version. (950ADV, CRF450 and 500EXC) best mod on each bike....an absolute must.
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  20. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    Do a search for "Throttle Position Sensor". It could be set wrong which will affect the flameout issue.
    You can leave the JD Tuner in even with the new map. I use the unrestricted euro map. Put the stock silencer back on and see if that helps.That is what it is tuned for.