2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. Joby Rebel

    Joby Rebel Adventurer

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    looks sick! I like the rim stickers. I wrapped my pipe too but used the black wrap.
  2. Stifdickerson2006

    Stifdickerson2006 Been here awhile

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    The ram mount will handle the abuse but i do not like the phone holders that RAM makes. I went with the Sure Grip holder and love it. I have got about a thousand miles with it, everything from high speed freeway runs, tight technical trails,jumps and high speed whooped out 100+mile desert loOps with some great hill climbs and this thing has held tight no problem and has an opening for the camera depending on what style of phone you have and protective cover.I have actual done a little video while i am riding just to check it out on the street) Its slim, light and holds tight with an easy release and easy access to all the buttons and ports. Very happy with the product and they have great customer service.I bought mine to fit the otter box cover for my phone, but used some sticky tape backed foam for the shorai battery to use for extra dampening. The normal slim case fits great with the padding and holds strong

    http://www.slipgripcarmounts.com/

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    It does not look like much but holds very tight and releases easlily.

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    heres a picture of the slim switch and mountain engineering lever. you can see there is still some room left over. I will put out another pic once I put on my LHRB.
  3. Joby Rebel

    Joby Rebel Adventurer

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    pics with the wrap.
  4. Nomad

    Nomad High Speed Low Drag

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    hey joby what did you use to secure the wrap and did you get the silicone spray too?
  5. Joby Rebel

    Joby Rebel Adventurer

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    I just used tie wire like you would do on grips, and no i didn't use the sealer spray. I might still put it on before spring just not sure the pros and cons just yet. I think it will dry fine without but I wonder if the spray would help keep the dirt out, water in. just not sure:) more pondering in order. what you think?
  6. Stifdickerson2006

    Stifdickerson2006 Been here awhile

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    Do not use the spray I have used wrap on several bikes with the spray and without and the spray gives it a little more durability for road use,But it does not work well for the offroad use it makes the wrap brittle and the pounding it gets from debris kicked up from the frt wheel will eat it up much quicker than with out the spray. If you have a heat shield that covers it in that area where the pipe bends you would probably be ok but without it, the wrap will fail quickly. just make sure when you are done washing the bike you ride it a bit and get the ppe hot as to dry the wrap before any storage. I too use the safety wire rather than those expensive stainless zip ties that do not hold anything tight(there junk).
  7. Joby Rebel

    Joby Rebel Adventurer

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    Thanks for the insight:) No spray then
  8. Nomad

    Nomad High Speed Low Drag

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    whew glad I held off on the silicone spray. thanks for the tip brotherman!
  9. Atomic Wedgie

    Atomic Wedgie n00b

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    I took the stock headlight off and replaced it with a Baja Designs Squadron...ended up having probs with the BD light so I took it off to get fixed. I haven't been running a headlight for the last couple of outings.

    But what happens when you ride with the light off?? I cant remember if the stocker stays on all the time or not, the BD light is off or full power, no high or low beam.
  10. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob

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    The stock EXC light is on always. Easy to turn off, just pull the brown ground plug off the bulb holder.

    The XCW light is switched, so no reason you can't turn it off.
  11. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Does anyone have the specs for the height and pull back (sweep) of the stock 2013 bars? I have given up up trying to mount traditional barkbusters to my go-to bars, shortened Pastrana FMX high. With the shortened bars, the hose from the clutch master cylinder is just too much in the way. God knows why KTM had to specify a straight run out of the reservoir. I am going to go with a HDB setup, and get some addition rise on the mounts so I can use the stock KTM bars. I need to pic up some height in the HDB mounts and I would like to compare the height difference between these two bars, because the Pastrana FMX in the 4th position is perfect.
  12. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Might find this chart helpful.
  13. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    The 500 EXC is my next choice for a bike (although I'm happy with my FE450- I'd like to have more oil capacity and a long-range tank). Been looking on craigslist... why are all the used EXC's on the west coast? Seriously, there are a lot out west, and none on the east coast. Is there a reason for that?
  14. Nice_Rumble

    Nice_Rumble Long timer

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    Winter on the East coast is not the time to sell an off-road machine.
  15. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    Good point. I guess since I pay $150-$200 per bike (per month) to park mine, I have a different viewpoint. Obviously, I'm in the minority. (Man, the crap you need to put up with to live in NYC!)
  16. Cyberg

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    $150-$200 a month each!

    MOVE...MOVE...MOVE
  17. J.Johnson

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    Here is a fast drawing on installing diodes into the two wires that run into the turn signal indicator. Run both wires into tier own diode. I used 3 amp radio shack diodes. Cost 1.75. Then connect both diodes to one side of the turn signal indicator lamp. Ground the other side of the lamp. The colors may not be the same on you bike. But you get the idea. The diode has a stripe on one side of it. That side goes towards the indicator lamp. ( I refer to the indicator lamp as the one at the dash. Hope this helps [​IMG]


    Sent with mind control...
  18. djhartm

    djhartm n00b

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    I have a 2013 500 EXC & followed the desog instructions verbatim yet am still getting popping & backfiring on deccel. I have placed bolts in both openings & used high-temp RV sealant and Locktite. I have removed, inspected, and reinserted numerous times and still cannot get rid of that confounded popping! I've also had a competent mechanic friend double-check everything.

    I do have the stock/mild/wild map switch installed (pops under all modes) and an FMF MegaBomb/RCT4.1 combo. Bike also stalls a lot in first gear despite moving the idle-adjust knob several clicks counter-clockwise.

    I am pretty frustrated. :(

    On a side note, I ordered the KTM billet check-valve for the gas cap, and noticed that it was missing during a ride yesterday. I am assuming that the tank pressurized during use & blew the valve off (the small hose was still connected). Since the valve only allows are to enter the tank, not exit, how would this not happen again? I don't believe there are any other vents on the tank to allow vapors to escape.

    Help!!!
  19. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    If you still have the stock ECU map in your bike, it will ignore the map switch; correct? Get the unrestricted "Euro" map installed by the dealer.
  20. Capp

    Capp Resident

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    You still running the stock map or did you have the ECU remapped? If not, get the XCW or the EU map loaded.