2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. ridethedesert

    ridethedesert Adventurer

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    Just finished doing the LED conversion for those who are interested. When you change out your stock flasher unit, you must rewire the green blinker bulb in order for the signals to blink correctly. Sicass makes a little wire kit for it.

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    Stock shifter was too short, the Hammerhead fits really nicely. Had to put a DID VT2 120 Link chain on the bike to clear my Maxxis Desert IT 120/100-18. My 500 came stock with a DID VT2, just without the gold and mine only had 112 links.
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  2. ridethedesert

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    Also picked up some Excel/Talon Supermoto wheels. 17x5.00 rear and 16.5x3.50 front. Might end up converting the front to a 17. I'll see how the slicks last on the street.

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  3. Lulu7404

    Lulu7404 Been here awhile

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    THX! That is what Evil K has now that you mention that. I have it bookmarked but didn't realize it was different than map switch. Is that something that requires Dyno to tune or do they have preset settings? I will check their info... thanks again for the reminder about that.
  4. Lulu7404

    Lulu7404 Been here awhile

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    What are those tires, and how did you like them? I just ordered some Shinko 705's in 18/21 until I can scrounge up enough coin for SUMOs. Which might be a while after the 13l tank, bash plate, SICASS lights, and the invoice I got from HDB today for the whole shebang on the handlebars....:ear
  5. APBlack

    APBlack nOOb on a fly

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    Ok I have a question as I have not tried the JD box yet... Isn't the JD Jetting 6x turner for adjusting the "fuel" map and the handle bar mount switch for switching between the "soft / aggressive" ignition map??
  6. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    What did those run you? I also did the Sicass LED treatment but only in the rear.
  7. Zuber

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    The CPU has many maps that are overlaid on each other to get the final values for fuel and ignition. There is a temperature map, accellerator map, altitude map, and finally the aggressive/standard/soft maps that are overlaid depending on the external switch settings.

    I believe the 'soft' effects the ign mostly. The aggressive effects both the ign and fuel. But, I also believe these are only available for the SX and XCF, not the XCW and not the EXC.

    The JD Jet attaches between the CPU and the injector. It lengthens or shortens the injection pulse.
  8. Honda_jedi

    Honda_jedi n00b

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    Interested in 500EXC owners thoughts:... not that anyone has had to break into their clutch, but.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Through hours of internet and ADV research on the 500exc I'm obsessed- and need to buy one:wink:, though one detail I can't figure out - the new clutch incorporates "transmission friendly back-damping". I assume this is some type of cush mechanism, but what is it? I can't find any pictures or details anywhere. The KTM literature is vague, and I assume no one has had to put a new clutch assembly in their 500 yet to see what's actually going on...<o:p></o:p>
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    There's definitely plenty of talk that the 500exc may not make the best adventure bike due to lack of cush drive rear hub, and some other small issues like fuel and oil capacity. Just wondering if KTM actually addressed the cush issue from the factory. Definitely something good to figure out before investing money in some Excels.
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    on a similar note: I also found that many street bikes incorporate rubberized front sprockets. Trying to figure out now if it's actually something that separates the middle from outer splines/teeth, or just rubberized to lessen chain noise. thoughts on that too would be great.<o:p></o:p>
  9. toddler

    toddler Unpronouncible

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    This statement taken alone, does not seem like it is in the right forum:lol3
  10. toddler

    toddler Unpronouncible

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    The rubberized front sprockets are just extra rubber on a normal sprocket to cut down on chain noise. No tranny to rear wheel damping there.
  11. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    Best place to look at stuff like this is CheapCycleParts or RockyMountainAtvmc; check their OEM stuff
    NOTE: Number 8 is the Damping Rubber that attaches to the Clutch Hub.....

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  12. Honda_jedi

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    Good call SteveO.

    that rubber piece looks fairly insignificant when compared to the amount of rubber, and damping, created from a rear hub cush drive setup. i'm sure this clutch rubber helps a bunch, they wouldn't put it in there if it didn't. though i'm feeling like if 30% of the bike's time (or more) is spent on pavement it would probably be wise to invest in a cush hub. more research...
  13. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    The XC4 engine also has a cushioned clutch hub but that isn't enough to stop it from wearing out the output shaft in 10-15 k miles if dual sported.

    If you want to keep the bike a while or ride a lot, a cush wheel is a good investment IMO, and they have great resale.
  14. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    How expensive is a cush hub for our bikes? And are different manufacturers for this device?
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  16. EVELKNIEVEL

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    http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/931175-2012-450500-xc-w-ecu/ heres 2pages on the plug ins i ordered my yesterday
    from sicass theres a guy plugged ihis in with out unlocking i let you guys know if it works for me

    happy landings

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  17. tenerejay

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    I read the entire thread last night - wow - today I am the new proud owner of a brand spankin new ktm 500exc - I sold my Tenere to spend more time with my son in the trails - all the riding I do im glad to do with him tagging along (sometimes waiting with mom while dad attcks the 5 diamond trails:evil). I had them put barkbusters and new springs to help with my size (265) and pick her up on tuesday. I think im gonna name her Orangejello (oranh-jha low). Anyway Ill let you guys know how it goes - when it goes
  18. Magile

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  19. Ridetosea

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    Ok, my hands back up in the air, what is a crush hub? How is it I have lived my life without one yet still ride, eat and breath?
  20. Florida Lime

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    You haven't lived your life without one - look at your ZX14 rear hub !
    The rubber dampers absorb the shock of the drivetrain instead of transfering it to your clutch/transmission.