2012 ktm 500 exc?

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  1. Mifune

    Mifune Been here awhile

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    That's encouraging news. I received a note from them a week ago that they expected to be getting the tanks in within the next couple of days and would let me know when mine had shipped - no further word yet.

    Update 12 June 2012: UPS says it has shipped.
  2. dr350maniac

    dr350maniac Been here awhile

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    Mine had the problem, only with one of the shafts. Exhaust rocker shaft was OK, intake was not.

    I stumbled across service bulletin on Thumpertalk Monday and my dealer fixed my bike this week.
  3. Mifune

    Mifune Been here awhile

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    I know a lot of people are running 500 EXC with 14/48 using the stock chain as delivered with 15/45 sprocket sets. But I'm wondering whether anyone here has geared their EXC as the dirt bikes are delivered (i.e., 13/50) and, if so, how many chain links you needed. Maybe that's the same question as how many links the stock XCW is delivered with.
  4. Davonat

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    I havent installed the 13/50 sprockets yet so cant say for sure you need links or not.....But the axel adjuster blocks are reversable.... shorter on 1 side. I would think KTM did this so you dont have to go to a longer chain or have 2 master links. Just guessing though.
  5. SWATDOC

    SWATDOC n00b

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    Couple things - Just Gas Tanks does have the new Acerbis tanks in stock for the EXC/XCW 350's and 500's - my 3 gallon model is on the way via UPS right now - plus you can get them in black, which is what I ordered.

    On the ECU mapping - the KTM part numbers for the EXC ECU and the XCW ECU are exactly the same. Only difference is the mapping the dealer installs. I'm guessing the ECU's come from the factory "blank", and the dealer is responsible for installing the appropriate map.

    The map you want to get is for the european EXC 500, which is unrestricted. The map number is: KM787EU12C0601.
    I have a copy and can email it to anyone who wants. The issue will be trying to find a dealer to install it for you.
  6. FZcruzer

    FZcruzer Been here awhile

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    Hello,
    Does anybody know the bike year range that the same bar risers will fit. I am looking at getting risers and such from Paul at DBH but need some risers by next weekend. I am thinking of just buying some risers to get me by until I can get what I need from Paul. Looking on what is available it looks like many rears of KTMs are interchangeable but I am not sure and have not had KTMs in the past.

    Rob,
  7. FZcruzer

    FZcruzer Been here awhile

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    Looks like 2000 - 2012,, going to get the Enduro Enginering risers.
  8. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    Is that for the US EXC model or the rest of the world EXC model (which is really the US XC-W)? The US EXC model is different enough that it has its own owner's manual while all the rest are the same manual.
  9. SWATDOC

    SWATDOC n00b

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    the ECU part numbers are the same for the US model EXC and XCW 500's. And I have the service manual right in front of me (cdrom), and it covers all EXC and XCW models from 2008 thru 2012

    Also, for the Map that I have, it is not a HEX file, it's a BLZ file. It won't work with Tune Ecu or any other program. It can only be installed by a factory authorized KTM dealer with the factory ECU programmer. And, the ECU has to be in the bike during programming - you cannot pull it out and send it to a dealer somewhere else.
  10. avconnect

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    You will need a longer chain. I have the 13/50 gearing on my EXC.
  11. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    What is the advantage of the 13/50 over say a 14/48 which a lot of folks around here (southeast) seem to like. It seems to me you are gearing it really low... What top end would you have?

    Just wondering?
  12. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    The advantage is that it's easier to run trails. The higher gearing makes it easier to have flame-outs when running the slower stuff such as single track.

    I've geared to 14/48 and find that it does really well when lugging the single track trails. I can also pull 80mph comfortable when on the Interstate.....
  13. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Thanks,

    I'm still playing with mine to see what fits the trails I ride best, and the 14/48 works well for me cause I still need some legs for high speed sand. Even our single track is fairly fast (no rock gardens, or long mud holes)..so 2nd and 3rd are the norms...

    I think this bike has an awesome 3rd and 4th....and of course 6th in the high rev range moves you into the world of rocketry!

    This thing is really fun.

    If any of you watched national new you may have seen the 13" to 21" of rain in Pensacola area. We rode Sunday morning. Sand was super packed and the creek crossing were high... we had a blast as the rain packs the sugar sand to the ultimate traction and of course NO DUST!

    If anyone cares - the bike ran fine in the pouring rain...
  14. BUGRIDER

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    I'll bet the video of a pro racer greasing tube was a bib mouse not a tube.
  15. Dirty in all

    Dirty in all Adrenaline Junkie

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  16. AussieClay

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    What about running the standard 48 tooth EXC rear sprocket and 13 on the front - can you get away with the standard chain or do you need a shorter one?
  17. Lulu7404

    Lulu7404 Been here awhile

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    Just got my SC kit in the 1" taller version on. First 5 miles have been bliss. Knees significantly more comfortable as well. Potential 64 mile moto trail in Arkansas from Daisy SP this coming saturday to make sure it is not too tall for off road riding. The top looks the same as the regular seat kit, here it is from the side. Metzlers back on for off road duty. Im kind of disappointed at my non-pneumatic staple gun job. I bought a HD unit for upholstery and 70% of the staples are not fully seated. I went to Harbor Freight and bought there $15 air stapler, but it only shoots 5/8" by 1/4" narrow crown staples. Colemanfu what did you use?
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  18. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    I think you would loose that bet. He actually said "for a tube in a motor bike...."
  19. avconnect

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    I like it low. Lots of slow technical work with more than enough top end 75-80).
  20. FZcruzer

    FZcruzer Been here awhile

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    My heavy duty hand stapler did not work but the $20 wide crown harbor freight air stapler worked great for me.