2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    No fair breaking Paul before I can get my stuff ordered!
  2. harcus

    harcus Long timer

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    Since there are strong feelings here that a cush hub is necessary, what is the opinion on the Kushsprockets? Any one with real live experience like the above?

    https://kushsprockets.3dcartstores.com/KTM-Husaberg-Kush-Sprocket_p_69.html

    :huh
  3. toddler

    toddler Unpronouncible

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    Perhaps Paul should stick to riding with his daughter from now on:lol3

    He does take testing very seriously.:deal But I think he needs to delegate this responsibility.

    Beware of the nipple shot:D

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  4. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    "Necessary" is a bit strong. I would rather just say "money well spent". :wink:



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  5. toddler

    toddler Unpronouncible

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    I'm not a big cush drive fan, but I don't spend much time onroad. If I have to go into the motor every 15K miles. That is just fine with me for a bike like this.
  6. harcus

    harcus Long timer

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    The procedure was much as I indicated. I cut out about 2 - 2.5 in of the fuel line in the straight area below the bend & replaced it with this filter...

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    The part number appears to be...34162...as best I can tell. About 1.0 in dia, Autozone, maybe $5.

    Sorry about the dirt, It was a good ride sunday!

    So far, so good...:D
  7. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    Meg wants to go tomorrow, but I put her off till Friday, I'll be working hard trying to keep the kid wonder (my nephew) in line as he howls at my pain the way we howled at his tire changing ability.

    Let see pics of the 5.3 tank Toddles.

    Antonchu, we need to talk, I do like the idea of extra volume and cooling. Thing is I've never done anything like that and don't know how all that would effect oil pressures, haven't looked into any of that yet and would hate to get it wrong.

    Harcus, do you know the specs on the filtration on that one, the ones we were finding are 35 micron.
  8. FZcruzer

    FZcruzer Been here awhile

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    18.3 hours and conducted my second valve check. noticed the wear in the pictures on the rocker rollers. Not deep enough to feel with my nail but a little concerned. What says you.

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  9. iphorde

    iphorde Obviously I'm bored.

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    I'm not sure the 500 EXC needs one. It doesn't have split oil sumps anymore. The only reason for the oil cooler really was for the extra oil capacity. I will let you know after the next 2 weeks. I just sold my 530 and got a new 500.





  10. toddler

    toddler Unpronouncible

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    Oh crap, I was going to do that. Forgot.

    The tank looks very nice. I think it will do just fine on the bike. I quickly held it up and it seamed skinnier than the shrouds are. I have a technical singletrack ride this weekend then I have to check my valves....blah...blah after that. So I will install the 5.3g tank and get some pictures out for everyone.

    But initial impression is VERY NICE!

    I know that Goo-roo-lay will be bummed that I won't ask him for gas anymore.
  11. Mifune

    Mifune Been here awhile

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    I'm still waiting for the 13/50 sprockets to arrive, so I can't yet answer your question. All I can say for now is that 15/45 is too tall for anything I want to do ont he bike. I am a little bit concerned about a 13-tooth countershaft wearing out more quickly, as someone else mentioned. So I might, in the end, go with 14/50 or 14/48; but I'll start the experiment with 13/50.
  12. cross-country

    cross-country .

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    Yeah, it would be nice to have a diagram of the oil circuit. I have seen a realy nice one of the 690's motor floating around. A couple years ago I raced on a 560 RFS (converted to 21/18) that had the top-tube of the frame sealed up and used as an oil tank. It was a trick bike and great for Baja.

    I'll be pumped that our rides will be so long that I'm Mooching of you!

    Admittedly, this will be for a special application.

    Heavens to Betsy! No ATGATT?? shame on you both!
  13. Stifdickerson2006

    Stifdickerson2006 Been here awhile

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    I am on the waiting list and just received an email from him saying that they are two weeks out for the sporckets, I will be buying one for my supermoto set up to try out. The earlier designs had some issues with the rubber /cush squishing out, but the customer service was good from what I read and the newer design is supposed to be holding up very well (different kind of bonding agjent for the urethane and better prepping). Last update I read was a guy on supermoto junkie(i think) and he had about 1000 miles on it and still holding up. Figured I would try one see if it works. Just waiting for him to get some made. BTW just received my skid plate from Globetrottin very impressed with the craftsmanship, I think you could use this thing as a bucket on a bobcat tractor. I will be buying the rack set up for my 500 in a few months for sure.
  14. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Oh he was ATGATT.. but short of wrapping him in bubble wrap.. it is still going to hurt when your body scribes a 15 foot arc through the air and then gravity slams you on the ground :rofl
  15. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Just looking at simple physics, I have no idea how the dampers in the Kush sprockets could work anywhere near as well as the 100 times bigger rubber cushions that are used in the hubs, neither from a functional nor a longevity perspective. People are already reporting problems with the Talon rubber donuts not lasting well, and those are many times as large as the Kush dampers.
  16. Stifdickerson2006

    Stifdickerson2006 Been here awhile

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    I agree with you, in the fact that they are not going to work as well as a cush hub. But there is a nitch out there of people who do not want to buy kush rear drive due to the price tag on them and the fact that the kush or no-kush discussion is almost as broad as oils to use. I think alot of people who do not want to spend the money on a cush drive may spend the $ for a kush sprocket. I myself am torn between a kush drive system and non. I figured $100.00 for a sprocket vs $80.00 for a non kush sprocket was worth a try to see how the product works.If it works decent its is still better than no kush IMO. Being in the automotive repair industry I see alot of urethane bonded to steel and to composites that are just about one with the other. Very Very difficult to remove. Alot of the panels know a days on your vehicle are epoxied together and are actually stronger than welded panels. Figure I'll test one, find out and give you guys a Siskel and Ebert. If I ever get one:1drink
  17. snow

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    Has anyone used the Nomadic Cycle Racks on their 500 EXC they are for sale on eBay.
  18. cross-country

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    Ouch...he should stop doing that.
  19. Karreforest

    Karreforest RR is too safe

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    Sorry if this question been up several times earlier. And sorry for my English. But here we go.

    Witch is the best after market full exhaust system in titanium? Akrapovic? FMF? Any other? Considering price/performance and weight?

    I have the "sixdays" edition and it have some stock titanium slip-on but I want more. I'm going to put on a scale so I get an idea of the weight save.

    And any more tips on "must have" things? Gonna make a big order from USA since the dollar is so cheap.
  20. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Nope but a little rack on the back was a must for me. I put on a Pro Moto deal. It's stout and comes off with 2 bolts. The slick part is that the mounting bracket stays on but tucked under the plastic :evil. It's real strong - I use it as a tie down point for the back of the bike when it's being hauled. No problem holding a fuel cell.
    http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24_82&products_id=690