2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. KrustyKustom

    KrustyKustom Lets Go....

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    Where did you get those graphics...nice
  2. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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  3. psyco

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    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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  5. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    I just went over the 100 hr mark on my 12 exc 500 and wanted to know what the big ones to hit are for that service. Thanks COLE
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    And I run 13psi front and 11 rear.
  6. Element_6

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    Thanks, I will see when I am next back in europe and can pick up the right bits
  7. fasteddie23

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    +1 - Pic please
  8. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    I bought my 500 in the fall and have only ridden it in the winter so far. The fan came on a couple time in slower climbs so I presume the bike would benefit from a CRT. Anyone have any boiling over issues with the bike in hot weather?

    Garrett

    PS
    Reference the other questions about re-springing, I installed heavier springs and the bike feels much better now. Very plush yet firm. I weigh 195-205....depending on the season. :D The guy that serviced my suspension recently mentioned that the stock valving is quite good on the 500.
  9. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Over the winter I jumped a little ditch and noticed the front tire had contacted the header. So, yes they should be sprung front and back. BIG difference and much nicer ride when sprung and adjusted properly.
    Garrett
  10. MJG2

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    page 235 of this thread has few pics
  11. Bengt Phorks

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    If this is happening while street riding then raise the front tire pressure to about 18 pounds.
    Balance the wheels. On the front, take off the tire and stick about 2.5 ozs of stick on wheel weights under the rim strip and hammer them down to fit in the rim contour and cover them with duct tape. Put the tire on and go ride.
    Put on a Dunlop 606 or something similar on the front. In the summer I use them front and rear.
    I'm still using the stock front springs and I weigh about 250.
  12. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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  13. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    Check the valves and keep changing the oil every 15 - 20 hrs depending how hard you ride. Keep the air cleaner clean and keep grease on the countershaft sprocket splines. I haven't done much else. I am at 230 hours and 5000+ miles.
  14. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I assume you meant to add "opposite the rim lock". On a related note, I balanced my wheels for the first time on any DS I have owned and all I can say is that I was an idiot for not doing it before! I swapped to the Motion Pro Lite Locks and took the wheels to Cycle Gear for the free balancing. I figured they would stick for a while. Interestingly enough, it still took 4 oz on the rear and 3.5 on the front, even with the lite locks. I wouldn't think the slightly longer radius created by mounting the weights on the other side of the rim would make up for the lower weight. I wonder if just getting close is good enough? I do like the mounting location for longevity, and will go that route on my next tire change.

    PS. CG will only balance a tire up to 4oz max, so I don't think they would do it with the stock rim lock. They said it was a "safety" issue when I asked if I could pay for the extra weights if I had a wheel that was beyond 4oz.
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    This is the second bike I have installed that switch on and never had any problems with it.

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    That little circuit board is the turn turn sig/high beam indicator LED.
    No problem with mine yet.
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    I was looking for pics of the new dummy plug setup that was mentioned in post #3506 - not the plug on the bike. Thanks
  19. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Dave - looks like the rear spring has 3 options. Wonder which one comes stock on the bike? I would guess the middle but you guys are talkin like it's the smallest of the 3 - one for little fellas? Anyone know for sure which rear spring is stock?

    Thanks for the servic tip BP!
  20. psyco

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    Just noticed your from the Daytona area , where do you normally ride ? Ocala ?