2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. CBejbl

    CBejbl Long timer

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    Met up with the big bike drop-o-rama crowd in the NE region on Sunday. We had a great time. Lots of mud, ice, water and rocks.

    Just hosed off the 500 so I can put a skid plate on. Also went with the RAM mount mirrors. Just loosen and fold in.

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    A great bike!
  2. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    Finally got around to testing the parts bag that I got from KTM.
    I rooted through the parts bag to see what I had available....


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    One of the plugs matched up to the Auxiliary Air Circuit plug. I matched up the threads just to make sure it would work....

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    Added a provided copper washer to the plug....

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    And, using a 6mm Allen wrench, the plug installed with no drama.....

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    Happy camper....
  3. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    Chris, you and Oliver both got 500's? Damn!!

    We met on Black Bear last fall.
  4. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob

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    The big bolt fixes the 'suicide' kickstand, but the big plug is for what?
  5. child

    child poop is fun

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    No, Oliver still has his WR and BMW, just me with the 500.

    I've been looking at your gear on Todd's bike pretty heavily in his thread over in rockies. I wouldn't be surprised if you hear from me before too long :D

    Oliver and I are still working on that ride report, we ended up with over 500 gigs of video alone, never mind the thousands of pictures. All that, plus the 70 degree weather on weekends this winter means we've been riding more than writing, which is fine by me :lol3

    Speaking of that report, Oliver and I have a bunch of photos of all you guys... I told Todd I'd get him all the pictures of you guys... I've been slacking on that.
  6. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    HA, I was looking over the bike last night, wondering the same thing.....

    :huh
  7. EVELKNIEVEL

    EVELKNIEVEL Adventurer

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    hey ktmers
    I got a new can fmf power part # sxs.09.450.512 I picked it up on ebay for 200bucks new I love it
    it’s a couple pounds lighter ...louder and more power
    FMF SLIP-ON SILENCER


    sicass 2012 ktm easy fit under fender
    smoke lens led flat mount turn signals
    im saving up for xtra set of rims and some suspension work and a jd tuner


    i started missing the orange plastic so i rock the black and white for moto

    evel

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  8. ALARKA

    ALARKA Adventurer

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    Does anybody know if the 6 days will be available in the US?
  9. retired motoman

    retired motoman LifeIsShort,EnjoyTheRide!

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    We have a couple of the new 500 running around. They were running great, then they both started blowing a 10amp fuse. Both have lost their batt due to some electrical gremlin. Replaced batts under warranty.
    Found frayed wires on one KTM electrical Fi plug. Repaired and ran strong for another week, now blowing fuses once again.
    One has 35 hours (the most problems) the other in the 10 hour range.
    Has anyone else had similar problem? If so has it been reapired? If repaired what did you find?
    Thanks,
    RM
  10. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    I've got around 15 hours and no issues.

    Do you have any pics of where the problems cropped up?
  11. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob

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    Only problems are from bad setups by the dealer.

    Look very closely at the steering head area and behind the headlight, lots of potential pinch points there.
  12. reidinitaly

    reidinitaly Been here awhile

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    My rekluse should be arriving by the end of this week, hopefully I can get it installed and be able to give you guys a ride report after Sundays ride. Will keep you all posted.
  13. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Just like there are no bad children? hah.
  14. 400psi

    400psi Cropdusting

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    I have an 04 450 and while I am not familiar at all with the set up of the 500, had an electrical issue that was similar. The bike would be fine and then not start at all with the starter. It turned out the horn wire was being pinched between the frame and the radiator.
  15. DanInCt

    DanInCt Esch

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    Anybody get the shop mannual yet? Just wondering if it is in the states or found a place to d/l it.
    Thanks
  16. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    as per KTM NA 03-28-12
  17. Ridetosea

    Ridetosea Adventurer

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    I know I am a little late on my promised review of my 500 EXC seat mod by Fisher. We were lucky enough to get some great weather in WA last week so my but was comfortably in said seat. First off I have no relationship with Fisher other than this seat mod. I ride about 30 miles DS on hwy 9 to Walker Valley ORV park so a seat I could sit on was needed. Long story short, I like, if not love the new seat. On the trail, technical, rocky, rooty single track, I do not even notice or think about my seat, perfect. Other than the part of the seat that now flares out behind my legs to widen the seat to 10 ½ inches. This is actually nice as it helps hold me in place when seated or partially seated but disappears when standing, again, perfect. The 30 mile ride home is tolerable, no I didn’t expect my father’s Gold Wing seat on my KTM but I stand at all stop lights to get a butt break. I would recommend the Fisher seat mod. I would like to add that the communication and sales experience with Fisher was also top notch and I wish all my purchases went this well. After sending my OEM seat to them, I was called and interviewed as to what I wanted my seat to do and they offered guided suggestions from a person that actually rides off road and speaks from personnel experience. I would attach photos but I am not savvy with the new posting practice and I guess a little lazy. I hope this helps.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  18. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    What density foam did you get ? Your approximate weight ?
    I am weighing my options for the Husaberg.

    Thanks.
  19. Ridetosea

    Ridetosea Adventurer

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    Not sure on density of the foam but you can work that out on the phone. They ask you a lot about how you ride and what your looking for and then recommend a seat mod to fit that. I am a healthy 220# 6'0". I added 1/2 inch to the seat height and touch with the balls of my feet. Close to the OEM position. The seat is very flat stem to stern so most of the added foam is where you sit. I am pretty sure if you get your seat back and are not happy they will keep working on it till you are happy. Good luck.
  20. Visigothic

    Visigothic Been here awhile

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    570 Husaberg head and piston on a 2012 500exc for a KTM 570 exc. Would it fit? The EFI sensors should be the same.

    Its just an idea. :evil


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