2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. psyco

    psyco Motard Madness

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    Just noticed your from the Daytona area , where do you normally ride ? Ocala ?
  2. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    Yes, opposite the rim lock. I forgot to add that.
    I weighed the rim locks and added a little more weight for the tire valve. That balanced the wheels without the tires. I put the tires on and went for a test ride (65+ mph) and there wasn't any vibration so I didn't do any more balancing for the tires.
    For me, close was good enough.
  3. boostracer

    boostracer Adventurer

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    Mine had the middle, I bought the soft one for mine.
  4. Lulu7404

    Lulu7404 Been here awhile

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    Thank you gentlemen. Just received mine in the mail and was wondering the same. Not sure I'm a fan, but if it hasn't had any issues I'm ok with it.
  5. Lulu7404

    Lulu7404 Been here awhile

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    Awesome! I just hit 100 hours with 2000 miles.... JEALOUS!! That should go up this summer though.. my maintenance is the same. air filter to conditions, oil and filter every 20 or so, valves were fine at 60 hours.
  6. MJG2

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    you can see it in those pics being plugged in
    also- the link to the website where to buy it show the plug
    buy the connector and the cavity plugs -slip them in and you have a clean install plug that is weatherproof
  7. MJG2

    MJG2 Adventurer

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    you can see it in those pics being plugged in -its in my hand
    also- the link to the website where to buy it show the plug
    buy the connector and the cavity plugs -slip them in and you have a clean install plug that is weatherproof
  8. PatrickM

    PatrickM Been here awhile

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    Did anyone install this thing without butchering the wiring? I picked one up a while back and was disappointed that it wasn't a plug-n-play affair.

    Curious what the "usual" installation route folks picked. Hacking up the stock wiring isn't something I like to do, and if there is/was a plug-n-play option, I'd be interested in hearing about it!
  9. KrustyKustom

    KrustyKustom Lets Go....

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  10. fasteddie23

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    If you bought it from Sicass then it is just plug n play. If yours is not then you ordered the wrong one. I just simply pulled the old one out and plugged the new one in - couldnt have been easier.
  11. fasteddie23

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    ok I wanted to see the final product is all - when all was said and done. I just went ahead and ordered them as I figured it was cheap enough that it didnt matter. Thanks for posting.
  12. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Played hooky and went riding today :clap

    Anyway, I thought they came with the lowest spring rates, but apparently they don't. I just looked at my receipt and my new springs are 4.4 front and 72 rear, which is the highest of the low-med-high ratings listed in the manual. So, I am assuming the medium ones are standard. I couldn't get the rear sag numbers anywhere close with the stock spring.
  13. PatrickM

    PatrickM Been here awhile

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    Dang. I can't remember where I ordered it from. Wasn't on my Sicass Racing order, nor from Rocky Mountain.

    Anyhow, thanks for the confirmation!
  14. MasterMarine

    MasterMarine Long timer

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    Thanks for posting up the post number which contatins the ordering info for the dummy plug for the evap canister solenoid. There is so much info in this thread that it is difficult to find the good parts I want to get ordered. Also thanks to MJG2 for finding a plug setup! :clap
  15. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Haven't heard anything back from advmonster/sanjoh... hopefully he is just on vacation.
  16. fasteddie23

    fasteddie23 Adventurer

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    +1
  17. MJG2

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    Got new 13 500 EXC in January -spent winter months getting it all set up
    did a few short rides to get 1 hour and change oil

    Just last weekend got out for first real ride and must say bike completely exceeded all my expectations- 10 of 10 overall

    Runs great -light and agile -easy to ride- mild mannered but tons of power if and when needed

    I plan to use as dual sport ride

    But I see me using this in woods lots too- my KTM 300 will be getting some rest -and less use

    here are a few pics from the shakedown run


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  18. trailjammer

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    I love the group shot w/the outcast Kawi! Aww! too funny!! :lol3
  19. BillUA

    BillUA Las Vegas, NV

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    Great pics and thanks for the initial eval. Have you de-smogged ?

    What all have you done to set it up thus far?

    Cheers
  20. MJG2

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