2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    I'm using this tank with the Bullet Proof guards ... no issues

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  2. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Long timer

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    I think it dried out.

    I've made many, many O-rings work again by soaking them in straight gasoline overnight and reinstalling them.

    They re-swell back up after shrinking from drying out.

    I learned this working on jet aircraft early in my Air Force career....fuel leaks from manifolds everywhere when first refueling, then they would cure themselves once the seals would swell back up.
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  3. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Although I don't think I've ever had to put more than 2 gal in it. Probably could use a 3 gal tank just fine.
  4. like2lean

    like2lean Been here awhile

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  5. advmoto66

    advmoto66 Ride On!

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    She is a Professional Photographer and model, come to AZ and she will take your pics. And we can show you some trails in AZ.
  6. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Jockey

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    Wickenburg Az is our alt riding destination if we get skunked by weather during our Feb Moab trip, so far we've been lucky and it's been nice every year.
  7. advmoto66

    advmoto66 Ride On!

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    IMG_2029.JPG Yup, that is a good area to base out of lots of trails and riding in every direction. Rides from mild to wild what's your flavor of the day?
    I'm in Phoenix 1/2 hour 45 min from Wickenburg a nice western town with charm much more reasonable than Phoenix or Scottsdale. Here is a picture at the Mile Markers riding area also known as Boulders OHV plenty of great single track and a nice ride up to the town of Crown King. lake Pleasant in the distance.
  8. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    That seems to be the culprit. I put it back together and it dripped for a couple minutes then stopped. After a couple more hours the bike fired right up with no leaks.
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  9. armourbl

    armourbl Adventure Life

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    That's my hood. I have a great riding group, AA riders, who are usually up for entertaining out of town riders. I can't lead a ride in that area, but look me up if you come this way and I'll do my best to arrange a great ride for you.

    ben
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  10. avconnect

    avconnect Been here awhile

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    Mine are the round tubular units. They utilize the stock plastic protectors and essentially rim around the radiator.
  11. spaceman_spiff

    spaceman_spiff Long timer

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    They'll fit. My buddy has them on his 350 with the 5.3 tank
  12. Dan950ser

    Dan950ser Two Wheeled Addict

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  13. Racerman27410

    Racerman27410 Been here awhile

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    Front tires are just harder with the tubliss cause you cannot get the bead fully into the valley.... i just did my third tire change with them and it was easiest yet... but the front still sucks.
  14. Tortuga353

    Tortuga353 Adventurer

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    Who makes the integrated taillight with blinkers for the EXC?
  15. jcat5503

    jcat5503 Been here awhile

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    I don’t know the name of the company, but you can get them on eBay.
  16. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    This sure hasn't been my experience with 20-30 changes over the last several years. Are you finishing at the rim lock? Try a Bead Buddy? When in doubt--MORE LUBE!
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  17. 52xc

    52xc Been here awhile

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    get like a big c clamp and clamp down the opposite end of the tire. I never tried myself but saw them doing that at the SX
  18. Richparker

    Richparker Adventurer

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    I've just got back from a 2500 mile 14 day tour around Europe and the bike ran like a dream. Fantastic on the trails and surprisingly good on the road. The final leg was a 190 mile ride on motorway (interstate) that I did in one hit in under 3 hours. The bike was very comfortable at 75 mph with plenty left if I needed to speed up. I truly believe this is the perfect dual sport bike.
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  19. scottydawg

    scottydawg Been here awhile

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    I have an order in the cart for a Supersprox 14/49 with a VX2 116 and the Dirt Tricks dome washer. I see a suggestion to get the "All Balls Counter Shaft Seal Kit". Mine is not leaking so is there any reason to put this in the order?
  20. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    i wouldn’t change it out until it’s leaking but it may be something to have on hand kinda like having fork seals on hand or wheel bearings... they will need to be replaced someday if you own the bike for awhile.
    but these things are easily ordered and shipped in days so maybe wait for when you actually need it.
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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