2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Sounds like more than an isolated case.:eek1

    Lest us know when you actually get the bike back. I am gathering info on dealer repair times.
  2. noahr

    noahr Been here awhile

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    Yeah, they said next week but in my experience i've NEVER had a dealership finish a job on time.
    The one thing that actually bugs me more is when they say they'll call you back to give you an update on what need fixing or when it's done and never do, I always have to call first. Needing more time is one thing not letting me know if you do or if my bike is done and just sitting there "really grinds my gears!"
  3. BanhXeo

    BanhXeo Been here awhile

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    My ride partner gets 60mpg. Best mpg is 68 on a 300 mile day. 80% fireroad 20%pavement. Your looking at 5.3gallons x 60mpg = A TON of fun between gas stops
  4. RSinBC

    RSinBC Been here awhile

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    Hey Noah, nice to meet you and good to see it is something simple, as long as KTM has the parts they will take care of you!

    Mine runs even better with the new map installed.


    Richard
  5. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    2013 EXC 500. At one hour had to shim both inlets and one exhaust. All 3 were below minimum gap. Re checked at 15hrs and nothing has moved! Result.:wink:
  6. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    What gearing is being run to acquire 68Mpg?
  7. Hueychief

    Hueychief FNG

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    I'm running 14/48 and getting 52-58mpg on 80% singletrack and 20% logging roads.
  8. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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  9. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob

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    Set up and rode a new 350 EXC. WOW, the power is up over the 2012-2013 models.

    Love my 2012 500 EXC, but if this new 350 was available I would have bought it instead. Don't over look this bike if you are doing less road and more single track.
  10. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    You already know how to adjust the TPS.
    The tool makes it easier to hook up the voltmeter. Plug the tool in between the TPS sensor and the TPS wire harness.
    KTM recommended setting: .601 +/- 0.004v.
    Picture of tool: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22444790&postcount=4690
    Where to buy: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21654005&postcount=4172
    TPS adjustment using different methods:
    http://www.ktmforums.com/forums/off...tment-richen-mixture-eliminate-flame-out.html
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21521172&postcount=4049
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20973539&postcount=3528
  11. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Very interesting. Is this versus a desmogged and re-mapped 12/13? Was the 14 remapped? If there is a bona fide difference, I wonder if it is EFI, cam or ?
  12. StepOnIt

    StepOnIt Assitoner

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    So is it better to adjust the TPS or do the re-map from the dealer? Or do both?
    I have done the desmog shit and have a stock pipe on it. It does not flame out but does backfire from time to time.



  13. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Both.
  14. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob

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    This was on a totally stock 2014 350 EXC with 2 minutes run time. Vs. the 2012-2013 models, EXC and XC-W. Most noticed from 2000-4000 rpm. Get on KTM's website and see what they claim the changes are. I know the cams are hollow and it has a plain bearing crank, but don't remember what else. The mapping is changed for sure.

    Both the 500 and 350 have plain bearing cranks. Should make it hold up a long time. These need more oil flow and pressure, but can tolerate more dirt in the oil.

    The H4 quartz-halogen is damn good.
  15. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    Thanks!!
  16. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    When I set the TPS on my 525 I unplugged it and connected a meter to the 2 wires coming from the TPS and rotated the TPS.

    The picture of the tool shows connectors on both ends of the tool. Does it NEED to remain plugged in while adjusting the TPS or do I just unplug it and connect a meter to the wires as I did on my 525?

    I know almost nothing about electricity but I assume that it is just measuring resistance.
  17. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    Mark the original position of the sensor.
    Plug tool into sensor and harness, turn on ignition but don't start motor. This is what supplies the power to the unit.
    The 2 extra wires are what you plug the voltmeter into.
    Mark the original position of the sensor.
    Read the voltage.
    Mark the original position of the sensor.
    Loosen screw.
    Adjust as necessary.
    Did I mention to Mark the original position of the sensor?
  18. KrustyKustom

    KrustyKustom Lets Go....

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    ughhh...I never found my TPS sensor on my 525!!
  19. RidingNorcal

    RidingNorcal n00b

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    Hey Guys,

    This thread is obviously loaded with good stuff but I have a family and get through it all. I have some ideas for my new 2014 500 EXC that I'm picking up, and I want to hear feedback if I'm on the right track and get any input you want to give, for how to set it up from day one. I know all the info is here somewhere, but maybe this would be quicker, if its not too much trouble. Gong to use it 50/50 for single track and trips to the store on the road. No long road runs (yet) unless its on the mountain on a dual sport ride to connect trails. My ideas are:

    -Change gearing to 14-50. New chain needed.
    -Remap and take smog stuff out, remove screen, run stock exhaust.
    -TrailTech Voyager. Billet case need or is it just bling? Voyager ok unit?
    -Springs to my weight, if needed-240 without gear, average rider. Recommendations?
    -I have a Scotts stabilizer I want to use, need to get mount. Under or over mount? Im 6'1" Whats been most comfortable?
    -Wheels balanced
    -Rear rack-Pro Moto Billet? Or other?
    -I was thinking footpegs, Fast Way Adventure. Are stockers ok? Or is it a good upgrade? Adventure too big?
    -Softer seat, gutz or similar. Just cause I like to sit and cruise sometimes.

    That's my list so far to get started. Please let me know your thoughts!
  20. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    Thanks for the reply, but you didn't completely answer my question.

    IF I don't have the tool (got one ordered) do i unplug the TPS and connect the wires from the TPS to the meter?