2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    I wouldn't mess with a bypass wire. You could put in a 25Amp fuse which is a "lot" of juice, and would allow you to "charge" the battery for a while, before attempting to start it. For jumping, I'd just carry some 8Gauge wire that could be hooked up from one battery to the other straight. The initial pull of current should be very quick when the starting is pulling, and then when the engine is running, the pull will be reduced. The 8G will handle that pull for a short time.
  2. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    jump start??? WTF:huh does it not come with a kick starter?? mine does, or even push it and jump start it that way (maybe). My battery was dead a few time and it kicks over easy. Maybe if the bike was sunk and need the constant turning over. But maybe up here in Canada we are better at ass kicking so our leg is stronger lol. Just a joke so please don't take it the wrong way.
    But I do like the plug idea on the battery

  3. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    I have a made up set of cables I have used several times (to jump off other's dead battery). Works fine IF bike starts quick. 8ga wire is OK for this.

    BTW I am an old fart (and from the south) and kicking this thing without ebutton assist is just not possible for me.

    The jumpers and the tow strap I always carry often come in handy...
  4. harcus

    harcus Long timer

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    These options certainly work but...

    Here is another option...

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    a. a circuit breaker that is the plug in blade style vs the bolt on style

    b use slide on female terminals protected with some heat shrink for the blades

    This is lighter, simpler & cheaper (about $4).

    Generally you need no more than a 10 amp CB but sometimes a 20 is easier to find. The whole idea is to protect the line from creating a fire / melt down in the event of a wire pinch / chafe.

    :D
  5. Johnnyktm

    Johnnyktm Been here awhile

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    Thank you very much to all of you for the very useful advices! :clap

    I'll replace as soon as possible the positive cable with an online 25amp fuse, so that the line is protected, and if I connect other battery, I can leave both batteries "charging" for some minutes, and in case that a jump start is needed I can always use some extra cables or a bypass wire. From time to time I start the bike with the kick starter, just to remember how it's done :D, but it's good to have the possibility to offer some juice to fellow riders or to myself, in case that I feel weak :lol3
  6. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    speaking of wiring and fuses, here are some shots from my last adventure in KTM wiring....

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    Fuse block I installed
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    And the wiring schematic behind it all
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  7. Ktmexracer

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  8. SteveO

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  9. Ktmexracer

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  10. SteveO

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  11. Zuber

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    I've had the 276C on the Tourtech mount on the RAM ball mount. It's seen about 50k miles of roads and trails on the 950, 990, 500, street bikes and even in the truck. The RAM mount allows a 1 min change over. On really, really big hits it will slip and protect the electronics even more. I'll cry when this GPS is gone.
  12. Ktmexracer

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    Zuber, that sounds easy. How does the RAM ball mount attach to the backside of the TT mount? I need to find one of those.
    Thanks in advance!!
  13. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    ditto.

    Mine had a large crack across the screen for a long time. I think the only thing keeping the moisture from getting past the crack was a protective see-through plastic stuck to the screen. I've since ordered a replacement screen, internal clock battery from a guy in Russia, via ebay. It took a while, but they are hear, and my unit will once again be back in top-notch condition.
  14. noahr

    noahr Been here awhile

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    I've found a deal on some supermoto wheels.
    They are RAD 17" - 3.5 fronts and 5 back. Anyone know if they will fit my 2014?
  15. 1224R

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    Can anyone explain how to adjust the TPS and what to adjust it to??

    Thanks in advance

    Mine is a 2014



  16. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    Maybe you will want one of these: 2GB data card
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=762001
    I got one and it works great.

    Here is a memory backup battery for the 276c:
    http://www.csobeech.com/Garmin-Internal-Battery.html

    The Garmin 276C shows up often in the Advrider Flea market:
    Search for Garmin.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=53
  17. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    All about TPS adjustment and where to get the connector is on pages 278-279 in this thread. Start with post 4156.
  18. Drew01

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    I am running a 5" rear rim with no issues or modifications. Just make sure you get a narrow tire such as continental attack supermoto.
  19. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    I just bought a 2014. Can you explain what you did to unrestrict it?
  20. noahr

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    It means I got it mapped to the Euro version. It a process that your dealer can do where they hook up a computer to the bike and load it with the Euro mapping, the Euro version has no smog restrictions so more power but less fuel economy.