2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I wonder if he didn't have his costs figured out correctly when he started selling the kit, and finally realized he was sending money out the door with each sale!
    Think I'll give him a call too.
  2. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    Thx for the info, I'll contact the vendor.

    Looking at the respective website specs, (advmonster and BD) they both use four Cree XM-L T6 LEDs, and claim 3600 lumens, but have different housings

    http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/hstrial-QualiRegResou/-strse-41/Model-60-LED-off/Detail.bok

    http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDetail?ItemNumber=497051

    Interesting that the BD draws 42watts and the ADVmonster only 28w, which suggests some difference.
  3. h2oplayer

    h2oplayer Adventurer

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    Check out the pipe guard and skid plate from flatland racing. Very nice build, installs well in minutes.

  4. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    I'm looking at getting the E-line carbon fiber header pipe guard.

    http://www.elineaccessories.com/ecommerce/ktm/ktm-450-xcfw-500xcfw-exc-2012/mpg500e.html

    Would be interested to hear from those that have used one.
  5. J.Johnson

    J.Johnson Adventurer

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    I wrap my header on all my bikes with header wrap. Keeps from melting pant Leah's and such. The kids appreciate it also.


    Sent with this high tech chingadera!
  6. Ronin ADV

    Ronin ADV Gear addict

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    I think this is the carbon guard I have. To be honest I just grabbed it off the shelf at my dealer and then removed any labels. So far so good. A few minor dings but has protected the pipe well and it's easy to clean.
  7. thumperB

    thumperB Adventurer

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    Anybody know the correct torque for the front sprocket bolt? Its not spec'd in the manual...
  8. Hueychief

    Hueychief FNG

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    Not sure if this is correct, but Pg. 108, 7th from the bottom: Screw, Engine Sprocket M10 60Nm (44.3 lb/ft).
    I replaced my front with a 14 and IIRC that sounds about right.
  9. thumperB

    thumperB Adventurer

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    Ahhh... that's it! Thanks. Helps to look at the right page...


  10. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Torque it down till it strips, then back it off a 1/4 turn. Works on any bike.
  11. Enduro Outlaw

    Enduro Outlaw Adventurer

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    Install a tusk oversized rotor and a new pair of ebc pads and your good to go.. The tusk oversized rotor is a must have for this bike.
  12. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    Here is a link to a picture of the headlight. Click on this link to get to the headlight post: 2767
    This link shows the light pattern and power of the ADVmonster lights: 3095
  13. tujacov

    tujacov n00b

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    I was asking some time ago about the carbon fiber exhaust guard as below.

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    As you can see it covers nearly all pipe, it is perfect. And yes, I have it also, finally I found it! Here: http://carbonoracing.com/

    For 500 the right guard is PE 510 and the price was 65.74 € plus the freight
  14. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    Are they supposed to be superior to e-line? i would think it would keep things hotter the more it covers the header.
  15. psyco

    psyco Motard Madness

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    Need some help from you guys , I have a 13 500 exc and the front end is shaky as hell at higher speeds . Feels like I need a damper , the front end gets real loose and feels like it wants to tank slap me at any moment . Any help from you guys would be greatly appreciated , I have searched on here and nothing has come up . I'm trying to keep from having to put a damper on but if that is what it takes so be it .

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  16. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    The 500's have very little trail built into these chassis and that gives them wonderfully light steering manners......at the expensive of rock steady stability. Lower the forks in your fork clamps to where they are at the top of the fork tubes (not fork caps) and ride it again and see if it's better for you. Not sure if you just took it for a spin on the street and no dirt. The stock front tires get caught in the rain grooves on the freeways and pull the front wheel all over the place, leading to the handlebars wagging in your arms.
  17. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer

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    i dont see any wheel weights on the front. Perhaps a bit of a balance issue also?
  18. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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  19. Element_6

    Element_6 Adventurer

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    I know you need to change out the rear springs but is it a requirement to change out the front? I ask as I am outside the 'optimal' envelope for the stock set up. So far I haven't changed the springs as the stock bike is already so much better than my skill level, would I benefit from these changes (using it more as an adventure tourer).

    On my bike I get a low frequency wobble above about 100km/h (60mph) but this is dependant on wind conditions, being less noticable on still days. I never get any shake so if you are getting that then maybe it is balance as people are pointing out
  20. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    +1 on the springs. These things come with very soft spring rates. If you are over probably 160 in street clothes, you need heavier springs.