2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. HeadintheClouds

    HeadintheClouds Adventurer

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    Thanks, this is what I was looking for! Unfortunately, Funcycles in Valdese, NC does not have the XC-1 :waysad
  2. ngads

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    Is it street legal to desmog and map it?
  3. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Do they do emissions testing on bikes in NJ? I have never lived anywhere they tested bikes, just cars. If they don't, and you are still concerned about it, just leave your man card at the door!!!
    Of course it wouldn't be smog legal, KTM doesn't choke them down for the heck of it.
  4. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    Yes, in my location it is.
  5. ngads

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    haha not sure, gotta look more into it i guess. I've only had offroad bikes before this is my first street legal
  6. SJktmRider

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    Hey guys and fellow riders of NJ. NJ has a self inspection on motorcycles. Anything you own that has a tag can be driven or ridden. I have seen YZ 250's with NJ Plates on them driving right down the street. You technically are legal but if you get pulled over they will write you tickets for no horn, brake light, etc. Blinkers are not needs because you can use your arms. Just get a plate and ride any bike... after riding in the woods/dirt roads in nj I have never been pulled over within 8 years. As long as you are not racing down the street on a quad with no helmet on you will be fine. Just throw the police or state ranger a generous wave and keep on moving. :wave
  7. SJktmRider

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  8. snow

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    This summer I'm having a knee replacement. It's a hard pill to swallow, but it's time to slow down a little bit. My 500 EXC has 480 miles on it. I have it set up really well. If anyone has any questions call me at 303-933-0559 it is also on Denver craigslist. http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3559372727.html SOLD
  9. dieselcruiserhead

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    I'm using a globetrottin.com rack on my '10 450, the part interchanges with the 500s / it's the same rack. Only weighs 5 lbs and I completely love it, and I also use it for multi day with dry bags on the side when I need to. It comes on and off in about 10 minutes. I formerly had the pro moto billet on my XR and I'd take this one any day over the week over the pro moto billet. Secret is the weight, it's almost not noticeable especially when you upgrade to a lighter battery.


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  10. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    How much fuel does it actually hold ?

    3 gal or 3 gal minus whatever the intank pump and filter displaces ?
  11. Chris6_85

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  12. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    Put the bike on a stand, loosen the pinch bolts and rotate the upper tubes.
  13. Chris6_85

    Chris6_85 Been here awhile

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    thank you. i also have one more question. ktm recommends using an oiled rain cover over the air filter, in wet muddy conditions. so i bought one. oiled it up and put it on. the bike wont run. its not getting enough air flow. i pulled it off an runs just fine. i tried this like 2 months ago and just been running it with out the rain cover. just normal oiled air filter.. any suggestions?
  14. SJktmRider

    SJktmRider USMC Veteran

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    I have a rain cover as well but i do not oil because the mesh is so fine that water just beads up and rolls off. as far as i knew it did not need oil.. its just a fine mesh that makes the water bead up. My bike runs great with it and have yet to have an issue with the dust or rain cover.
  15. avconnect

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    I did not have any problems but I had tall risers.
  16. ngads

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  17. boostracer

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    Those of you with the euro map & the mapping switch, does it make a signicant difference? In other words, worth getting one?
    Thanks
  18. juvander

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    Yes it does.
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    The Austraiian/Akropovic map makes a diff, the map switches don't make much diff. Haven't tried the Euro map.
  20. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    My 500 has been a flawless replacement for my old 99 LC4 640e but it faces a real test this weekend. We have a ADV rally in the swamps of Florida - our 6th year and are sure to see some deep water. My old bike was a real swimmer and on the rare ocasion it floated I had a quick trail fix routine to dry it out and keep going. BQF 2013 http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848162
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    I had a lot of pride knowing that only operator error would drowned my bike but not so sure about the new 500? I also have had as much fun watching the other bikes sink to the bottom or die mid river :D. You know that guy.

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    The air box on the LC4 was real tight (unlike the exc) and I would still tape it up just to make sure. It would breath from under seat. It had a removed snorkel and driller upper air box but I would button it up real good. As long as I had a bow wake I could forge water up to the tank using my legs to create a pocket of dry air in front of my lap.

    Any tips to seal up an EXC? How will the EFI do if I block the lower parts of the air box? How about worst case - anyone drown one yet? and what did ya do to get it going? I'll bring an extra air filter as well as the little micron fuel filter but am looking for any other suggestions?