2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. jtoc

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    "Hey jtoc, I respect your comment and if you new anything out me you would know that I am not cheap. My point is that I already have a billet fuel filter canister and it would be foolish to not at least put a little effort info seeing if anyone else out there makes a. 10 micron element for it.

    Believe me if I can't find an element and I decide that Golan is the way to go I will have one within 24 hrs of making that decision."

    sorry for the know-it-all last post. too many tequilas beforehand! my filter works better when i'm sober, not to mention my brain.

    On another note acerbis should have 3.0 gallon tanks available on 4/17 and a 5.? gallon around the same time!
  2. Okieboy2

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    Samcosport-direct on Ebay. I have ordered two other different sets from them in the past. Send them an email if it's not listed on their store on Ebay. It usually takes several weeks to get the kits & clamps. My kit & clamps was around $160.00.
  3. heetseeker

    heetseeker Hopelessly addicted

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    Good ol NorCal motorsports. They had the bike ready to go but were so busy that i'd have to come back to re-map and such... So, took it home and put some fuel in it and rode over to a friends house. He tossed the kids to his wife and we took a little 1hr ride on the backroads out in the country a bit. Damn, that 15t sprocket is tall. With all the smog crap on and stock mapping, it felt really, out of breath. I followed the smog-be-gone pictoral by Harcus and got the screen out of the muffler as well. Had to go 10 clicks CCW on the idle knob so it would fire right up. Dropped the fork tubes down so I wouldn't get those high speed wobbles and ran out of daylight. Off to get some re-mapping done tomorrow morning in the rain. Great time to test out the new rain gear too.

    The wife said, "NO" to parking it next to the bed tonight....what a party pooper. :D
  4. ABYSS

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    The XCW have a 13 tooth front and I thought the EXC's had a 14T
  5. heetseeker

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    I'll look at it this morning before I head out to get the re-mapping done. I was told that the current set up is nearly unridable off road and i'm not suprised without the smog mods. Wow, is that 6th gear tall! 14/48 is the combo to keep the current chain, alegedly...
  6. heetseeker

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    Holy wallet drain, batman!! Are we talking the entire hose kit for every hose on the bike? I would hope so for $160 :eek1
  7. ABYSS

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    My XCW came with the 13-50 on it from KTM.

    I also heard the same as you did about the 14-48 setup. I got a set and installed them and while it was nice on the road, offroading it was dissapointing. I went back to the 13-50 and am much happier off road and even tral riding. On the road she does fine but I honestly dont ever look at the speedo so I dont know off the top of my head wht the high end is with 13-50 on it. a budy of mine rides witha 14-50.

    The stock chain works with the 14-48 if the chain isnt streched out yet. but you still extend the adjusters way out.
  8. reidinitaly

    reidinitaly Been here awhile

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    On the EXC you can use a 14/48 but you have to run in the adjusters a bit and flip the blocks (short side). It works, but be mindful of your now limited tire clearance. It'll work just fine with the stock Six Days DOT tires, but if you went with a Michelin S-12, your going to eat your mud flap quickly!
  9. heetseeker

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    I sent Visigothic (the thread starter) a message asking for an index link on the first page...It would be some work but very useful.... fingers crossed.
  10. Lulu7404

    Lulu7404 Been here awhile

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    My EXC came 15/45.
    Super tall gearing. Have not been on any trails yet, but still has enough oomph to pull a roll on wheelie in 3rd gear.
    I just ordered a 14 from my local KTM dealer, one week for delivery. Also ordered the plug and washer for the xcw to block off the air injection.
    So I am gonna try 14/45 for a while, before I do the 48 rear.
  11. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    Ditto, my EXC also came with 15/45......too tall.
    I'm running 14/48 now, and love it. I've been able to tractor up some slick stuff, and yet pull an easy 80mph on the interstate.
  12. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    I wonder if he can get rid of the "?" in the title as well.
  13. Geek

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    If we're redoing the title could we call it something like the 500 EXC/XCW thread and we could merge the XCW thread I started with this one?

    :freaky
  14. Upsandowns

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    I am absolutely mystified about all of the discussion on filtration problems that are causing what sound like serious issues with the fuel injection system and the exhaust system on the new 2012 500 EXC's, which I have. I have been riding BMW RT's, GS's, and GS Adventure's for a number of years and had a Yamaha WR250R that was also fuel injected, and many of my riding friends have other FI bikes. Not once have I ever heard anything that even remotely resembles the kind of discussions I see here about fuel related problems or the need for socks in the gas tank to screen out harmful stuff( but trying to be safe rather than sorry I did instal one !)

    Please educate me. What is it about the KTM set-up that is causing all of this concern about specialized in-line filters, tank socks, exhaust blockage, etc ??? I'd really like to understand so I can take the appropriate steps, if absolutely necessary, to avoid any of these adverse issues. !!! Thanks, in advance, for your insight !
    Upsandowns
  15. ABYSS

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    You'll find the personality of a fair portion of the people that own KTM's are usually overkill on things or want to UPGRADE/FIX the little issues that some bikes have. I cannot compare specs between all the different bikes to have mentioned, However the fuel injectors have gotten clogged on a some bikes.

    KTM has a few filters in the tank and one just before the fuel injection unit in-line. That last filter before the fuel injector has gotten clogged on some bikes. The filters mass area is so small that the least little bit of debris will effect the bikes ability to perform. KTM quickly came out with a revised filter that went from the 10 micron original size to a 20 micron replacement. This just essentially open the holes to let more debris into the fuel injectors. A lot of people took personal issue with that method and have decided to go down other paths to increase reliability and eliminate the issue.

    While I'm not worried about putting a sock in the inlet of the tank to use while filling. I have put a single 10 micron easy access washable filter in-line just before the quick disconnect and then removing the filter altogether up near the fuel injection unit. This way I know I have gas with minimal debris getting to the fuel injector. In regards to crap in the tank the pump has filters and I iwll just rinse the tank out occasionally.






  16. heetseeker

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    Abyss, you're a better man than I.

    I often wondered why people just didn't let well enough alone. Had we though, as a species, we would likely not have been bitten by the dog, discovered anti-venom or invented a fuel injected dirtbike. Improvement is always worth looking into. Thus, through avid trial and error of the consumers, the formation of the word, FARKLE. A magical blend of "Funtion" and "Sparkle", a Farkle is an accessory or modification intended to improve upon an original system or add an accessory to the vehicle in question. Clealy stated then,

    1. (Noun) any modification to one's motorcycle.
    2. (Verb) the act of modifying one's motorcycle in some way

    Or...

    F.ancy
    A.ccessory
    R.eally
    K.ool &
    L.ikely
    E.xpensive

    Hmm, KTM 500 falkle fest thread with indexing? More coffee...
  17. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    So what is the breakdown for a falkle?
  18. heetseeker

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    Ok, who changed the L and R keys? Darn interns!
  19. heetseeker

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    :lol3 Rule 1. Spellcheck
    Rule 2. Refer to rule 1
  20. Visigothic

    Visigothic Been here awhile

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    Good idea guys . We can change the thread title to include the XC-W also if everyone is good with that. This would include all the motor/riding reports and data as it comes in from not only the EXCs but also the XC-Ws as well. Note there could be some confusion in that the EMS/ EFI maps are not the same between models as per the smog junk and other small differences so I've read etc. I'll leave that for a guru here to explain or correct me. If you guys want to leave it as just EXC thats fine too. I'll request it from the admin.:D

    VOTE: thread title change

    1. KTM 500 EXC :evil

    or

    2. KTM 500 EXC & XC-W :wink:




    I've also had a request to try and link index topics on the opening page. Any help with indexing topics would be appreciated.

    I never thought this thread would take off the way it has. WOW!