2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. djhartm

    djhartm n00b

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    I am still running the stock US map.

    I emailed my local dealer about getting the Euro map installed but never received a reply<ROLE eyes>; guess I will have to call them.
  2. Hueychief

    Hueychief FNG

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    djhartm,
    My dealer isn't readily accessible so I installed the JD Tuner and problem with decel popping and stalling were solved. In the future, when the opportunity presents itself, I will have the ecu remapped and the JD Tuner should be redundant at that time.
    My bike is also desmogged with the FMF pipe.
  3. djhartm

    djhartm n00b

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    I thought about the JD Tuner but there seemed to be a dearth of info regarding its effectiveness. If my local dealer balks, I will go the JDT route.

    Thanks.
  4. Joby Rebel

    Joby Rebel Adventurer

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    I have the JD ttuner and it works awesome. No problems at all bike runs like a raped ape:) desmogged, stock exhaust:)
    Better throttle response and it pulls all through RPM range now. And very easy to tune.
  5. The Wolf

    The Wolf Among The Living

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    i have a 2013 xcw and it continues to pop. i did filter othe stock gas out and found bits of plastic(a lot). so i then i blew out the hoses and filter as well. the bike runs better but still pops on decel.

    im in cali and CANT FIND ANYBODY TO GIVE ME THE EU MAP. does anybody on here have the EU map and a tuneecu cable? if somebody could just load the EU map onto tuneecu everybody could have access to the goddamn thing..
  6. Nomad

    Nomad High Speed Low Drag

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    I've got the stock US tune with a FMF pipe and TT map switch. ever since I installed the pipe, the bike is much easier to stall at low RPM with the switch set to stock. if the switch is on "wild" it helps but I like to run the stock tune a lot while in the woods.

    would the EU map help with this?!
  7. The Wolf

    The Wolf Among The Living

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    without the eu mp, that switch doesnt work, thus why its still stalls on the wild setting. the eu isnt necessarily "more power", its just unrestricted and puts the bike at the AFR and ignition timing the bike was designed to run at. with it unrestricted, youll have access to the three setting in the ecu.
  8. djhartm

    djhartm n00b

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    I'm guessing the JD Tuner will not support the tri-map switch feature (stock/mild/wild); essentially it obviates the need I would think.

    I wish the dealer told me I needed a different map to enable it, but they seemed kind of clueless about the whole thing.

    The bike would be 100% awesome without the popping & stalling. OK, the headshake at speeds >70 is a bit unnerving as well. :)
  9. Nomad

    Nomad High Speed Low Drag

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    well damn I could swear there is a difference in the low end between the stock and wild setting but if what you say is true then I guess it's all in my head.

    the scotts damper works wonders! pick one up and you'll be able to run 90+ on the highway with one hand. head shake is a problem of the past with this thing.
  10. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I swear that I read this entire thread before finally buying my EXC. I truly regret not making notes on what information was hidden where. Some kind of an index would rock...how to do it? Anyway, I plan on using the power wire for the radiator fan to power my heated grips. Before I pull the tank to access the connector, I am trying to find out if it is some specialized multi wire connector or as simple as two spade connectors. Can someone please advise? I would like to order a specialty connector ahead of time if needed. TIA.
  11. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Hey Thanks. I appreciate the effort.

    Garrett
  12. harcus

    harcus Long timer

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    Not sure what switch you dealer installed but...Sicass sells these switches. They try very hard to tell the buyer about the remapping requirements. Like this...

    http://sicassracing.com/store/produ...-13_ktm_efi_mapping_switch?cPath=105_35_2216&

    If they won't install the EU map, make them refund the money on the switch since they are stupid.

    The JD tuner works like all of the programmable tuner on the market by modifying the time that the injector is squirting fuel. It is a nice simple system that works. It is particularly nice because you can trail test the bike & if you feel that it might benefit from more fuel (or less) in a given rpm range, you just stop & push a few buttons & wa la, it is changed. Pretty much infinitely adjustable electronic jetting!

    It works! :D
  13. little squirt

    little squirt Adventurer

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    nice sumo setup, where did you get the caliper bracket and rotor?
  14. bmgyver

    bmgyver Adventurer

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    I just did this last weekend.
    There is a 2 circuit .093 molex connector for the power to the fan.
    I bought the molex connectors at a frys electronics store and made a y pigtail so the power comes into the y and leaves with 2 connectors. One connector supplies power to the fan and the other connector goes to the grip heaters.
    The power is only available when the key is on so you wont leave the grip heaters on accidentally.
    http://www.frys.com/product/1651278?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
  15. little squirt

    little squirt Adventurer

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    This thread needs ALOT more Pictures! :clap
  16. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    You are the man!
  17. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Stupid setting for the cam, but the other day when it was kind of nasty out I hit the bike with some of my Harley polish. :evil
  18. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    No oil leaks yet:lol3
  19. Nomad

    Nomad High Speed Low Drag

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    does anyone know for sure if the ECU has to be installed in the bike for the EU map to loaded? if not I'm looking to just send my ECU off to my dealer back home.
  20. Stifdickerson2006

    Stifdickerson2006 Been here awhile

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    Got the whole kit from Motostrano.com, wheels(DNA racing laced with orange hubs),brake rotors(frt EBC& rear Moose racing) wasz suppose to be a ebc contour matching rear rotor, frt caliper relocator,rear sprocket, it was a complete kit they where selling for cheap but they took it off their internet site rite after I bought it. Was kind of a nightmare and had to return several parts and it took like almost two months in all. The frt caliper relocating brkt is a Motomaster. All and all the kit works great together and it only takes me 1/2 hr to make it a street bike or a dirt/dual sport bike. Go to ballinger one day and the next head up hwy 1 to Big Sur. this is by far the best bike i have ever owned.

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