2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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  2. Nomad

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  3. Harley Beemer

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    Yep, Carson Motorsports knows what to do. Carsonktm.com

    Stock exc ECU modules just get reflashed to EU spec. Then mapping switches work no problem and bike runs awesome.

    On 500 anyway.
  4. Nomad

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    cool, thanks for the advice. i talked to the owner of the dealer back home about it and he said they can download the map and install it, all i need to do is send the ECU to them. since it's free of charge i think i'm gonna give that a shot. let's hope they actually know what they're doing.
  5. The Wolf

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    can somebody please please PLEASE put the EU map on the tuneECU website????
  6. djhartm

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    OK, my dealer called me back & the Euro map he found looks like it has been revved from an earlier post. The new # is: KM787EU12C0701. Interestingly. he said that some KTM race guy told him the Trail Tech switch like I have either doesn't work properly or causes problems, and that only the KTM map selector switch will work. Not sure if he's blowing smoke, but I sent an email to Trail Tech asking for clarity. Their website states the ECU must be unlocked and a competition map must be loaded for the switch to work. Does the Euro map acheive this.

    I am taking the bike in on Sunday to get the map loaded but would really like to avoid having to blow another $150 on the KTM switch & lose the money spent on the Trail Tech. :freaky
  7. The Wolf

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    please find a way to post that shit on tuneecu
  8. djhartm

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    I'll ask for a copy of the map.
  9. Zuber

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    You can't flash the 500 exc with TuneECU. Only the dealer's XC1 tool will do this. They have all the latest maps in this years update.

    The map switches will not work with the stock map, or the Euro map, only the Akropovic/Austrailian map. Read back through this thread for the exact map number.
  10. Harley Beemer

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    XC1 tool reflashes stock ecm with EU map that ends in "701" as the code

    Does work with map switch.

    My bike pulls like a freight train in the stock setting on my map switch. Wish I had a softer setting actually for single
    track.

    Muffler is new style FMF Q.
  11. djhartm

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    ^Great news!

    I'll post my results on Saturday after the reflash.
  12. The Wolf

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    why cant tuneecu upload any of those maps onto the ecu?

    aside from the xc1 tool, how could i manage to get my 2013 xcw reflashed to the richer maps??? my biggest problem is that im in california and no shop/dealer will do it for me.
  13. djhartm

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    Ah, the great Republik of CA. :puke1
  14. Dirty in all

    Dirty in all Adrenaline Junkie

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    Pretty sure tuneecu tunes the map. xc tool loads the map.
  15. Stifdickerson2006

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    Wilsons in fresno will take care of you they know all about the maps. I have sent a few people that way to get it done and they have all been happy. would have had mine done by them but bought my 500 out of west virginia and they did it there.I have had no stalling ,popping or any other issues with mine since i got it and it has the euro mapping.
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    Super helpful content. If only people weren't forced to live here.....
  17. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Scratching my head a little; the XCW is the off road version, not the EXC. It should already have the good map, unless you added a fairly open exhaust and need a richer one. Are the XCW's green sticker legal? Is that why the dealer won't flash it? Otherwise, why wouldn't they flash a dirt bike?
  18. The Wolf

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    To reflash ktm wants my vin and they will make my bike closed course only.
  19. The Wolf

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    If the mapping is loaded onto the tune ecu website, it can then be loaded onto the bikes ecu. its the same as the rc8's, dukes, superdukes, enduro r, smc, adventure... They all have "MAPS" that can be uploaded via tuneECU. akro maps, custom tuned maps etc etc...


    why would it be any different for the 500?
  20. Gryphon12

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    I've never owned a KTM, but in reading many threads on many of the boards, I may have an answer to your question. New laws in the EU are much more stringent for 2013. Many limit HP and establish new licensing tiers. Others are stricter on emissions, exhaust systems, and limit what changes can be made to them to restrict or prohibit the aftermarket from circumventing mandated emissions standards. I would propose that new regulations require KTM to take steps to make the ECU's less accessible. I believe that you can find some of these references earlier in this thread. I suggest you read it from the beginning. 2013 is a whole new ball game.