2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. MJG2

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    wasnt planned that way but it is funny

    left to right

    my buddy on his 300, me on 500, my son 19 on his 250SX and then my daughter 15 on KLX 250. She can really roll on that thing and kept up great with a bunch of guys on KTMs going through the woods
  2. NTTF

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    Just confirming, 2012 models came with all black wheels, 2013 with silver?
  3. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    They changed rims in 2013 so the only difference is black rim on 12's vs silver on 13's. Both have black spokes/silver hubs.
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    NTTF Trapped Under Ice

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    Thanks
  5. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    Try the phone number on his website, I got through to him ok yesterday.

    Discussed various light options as I wondered if a spot/flood combination would be best.
    He reckons no great advantage in that.
    Apparently the model 60 led is a wide beam flood which, combined with the dimmer, is the best allround option that will fit our OEM shroud.
  6. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    I know San and have seen his products in action. First class fella and some real cool lights. You can't go wrong with one of his setups :deal.
  7. MasterMarine

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  8. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    The wide beam, flood is also what the Baja Designs Squadron has installed. Did he mention why he did not think the spot would add any benefit? Any news on why the difference in the electrical draw pulled from BD and ADV Monster lights?
  9. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    Have a look at the following thread starting from post 3335
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=607184&page=223

    In our phone conversation he told me that the model 60 led beam pattern is good enough that adding a spot doesn't add much benefit. I took that at face value seeing as he's selling me less with that advice.
  10. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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    Thanks for the link Bill - When we get our bikes side by side it'll be interesting to see if there are any noticeable differences in the light thrown between the BD and Sanjoh's set-up.

    Just got the Faast Flexx bars and Pauls HDB guards delivered. Hacksawing the bars narrower with the broken arm will be fun:D.
  11. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    I'd be interested in knowing if any of you are using Rekluse's on your 500's and which model?
  12. h2oplayer

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    I have a 450xcw 2013 and went with the core exp. I am amazed at how well it works. Install was a breeze and it took very little to get it dialed in. Try and find someone in your area that has this set up who will let you ride it. Just be ready to breakout your wallet.
  13. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    My friends have 350's and have different models on them.One with a Pro and the other with a exp. What I was most concerned about was the extra horsepower the 500 has. One of the Rekluse's you remove a friction plate or two.
  14. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Core EXP 2.0 :freaky
  15. h2oplayer

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    The core exp 2 uses all the plates. I get plenty of tire slip :lol3 when I want it but no issues on clutch slip. You can also upgrade the Belleville spring from the stock 250psi to the 280psi. I had picked up the 280 to install but have not felt the need to open the clutch back up and install it.
  16. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    I won't have a 500 until next month, but used the Z-start on my 530. After riding the 300 with EFM auto clutch since 02, I can say Rekluse has it down, and some of the first things I will put on my 500 will be the full core exp and lhrb.
  17. Jonathan75

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    I admit i have not spent alot of time searching this thread, but I was wondering if any one had any input on riding any distance at all on this bike? I was talking to the dealer and he did not seem very confident at all about riding these very far on pavement. Any and all opinons would be very helpful, or if someone could point in the right direction to look.
  18. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    'Riding any distance' or 'riding very far' depends on ones point of view.

    How often do you want to change the oil? Think 150hr top end, a valve check every 50 hours or so. It's not a streetbike, it's a dirtbike that is legal to ride on the street.
  19. Mifune

    Mifune Been here awhile

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    Street riding the 500 EXC? I've ridden the 20 miles or so on the freeway between my dealer and home a couple if times. Not as bad as you might expect, but still pretty awkward, mostly because of the tires. I would not shy away from this as a way of connecting the trails, but I definitely would not want to commute to work on it, quite aside from the maintenance schedule.
  20. eakins

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    Twin-air now makes these too
    http://www.twinair.com/usa/twin-air-fuel-filters