2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    Sorry for the crappy pics, this was all done on my cell......

    Here is my setup, which has worked flawlessly...





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    Plenty of room for everything
  2. Stifdickerson2006

    Stifdickerson2006 Been here awhile

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    yep just ordered the micro switch from HDB, But with the oem switch there is a little bit of rubbing but mine is still not as bad as the other inmate. I cut a little bit more off my grips to give me more room. Mine is actually just barely touching the HDB mount I could live with it but figured the switch would just make the whole set up nicer. and delete another possibility of failure somewhere down the road,
  3. Saltydog86

    Saltydog86 village idiot

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    I'm on a 350 but same bars as the 500. The 32" are way to wide for my liking. I'm debating on cutting or changing to flex bars (31"). I may try and trim stock to 30" and see how it all fits back together.
  4. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob

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    Threre are 4 maps listed for the 500>>

    USA, XCW > KM787US12C0701 stock, Unrestricted> KM787EU12C0701
    USA, EXC > KM787US12C0651 stock, Unrestricted> KM787EU12C0701
    Euro EXC, EXCF > KM787EU12C0651 stock, Unrestricted> KM787EU12C0701
    Aus EXC, EXCF > KM787EU12C0701 stock, Unrestricted> KM787EU12C0701

    PowerParts for aftermarket Pipe and Silencer, USA, Euro, or Aus >KM787EU12C0701 (same as original Aus and all Unrestricted),
    Notes: Slipon or Silencer set Akrapovic, SLS / EPC / HEGO OFF; Without catalytic converter

    Looks like the Unrestricted EU...0701 is the ticket.

    >>Edit, added models and 4th map<<<
  5. silverdog

    silverdog Been here awhile

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    anyone know where to get a meter to adjust the tps setting?

    thanks
  6. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    Check out ktm talk ,there're a thead on how to make a tps checking tool , I,ll see if I can find it and post a link
  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I finally got the 500 out into the mountains to give it a real ride. I can't wipe the stupid grin off of my face.

    :ricky I'm really diggin' this bike :ricky

    photo courtesy Hayduke... myself on the left, xdbx on the right :freaky

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  8. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    Yup, i've been riding my 500 on tight single track and indeed, it does leave a stupid grin on your face.

    :D :p
  9. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    1200 miles and experienced final filter problem. Lost power, bike would not take gas and I had to keep it at low throttle.

    Removed filter (after some figuring I just pushed fuel tube off rather than fool with clamp) and then cleaned and replaced filter after talking with Munn racing in TX (stand up guys in my book). Have 20m filter kit coming.

    Also ordered JD tuner. I saw a few threads on this back. Any updates on how they are doing etc. Worth the money?
  10. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    if you are refering to the filter right up near the FI unti I would advise against putting one back in. Instead go with a good cleanable inline 10 micorn that has a large flow surface area.


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    these are the best thing since the Color Orange & Black. you can buy them HERE.

    you want the Mini filter
  11. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    That looks like a great set up. Routing a little different with that tank.

    May I ask for more details cause Im lazy. Do you remember which one you bought (end size) and where" I cant seem to find one for sale? but then I not real sharp at anything past microfish ordering...

    Great thread here and lots of help. Thanks all.
  12. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    I'm out right now I'll get you details later this evening when
    I get home. I replaced the line from the FI unit to
    the quick disconnect I made it longer. Thats the only difference in
    routing, guys on exc's and XCW's
    have noted with original line it rubs at the QD A longer line in that section
    fixes that. I secured it to the frame with a peice of spiral wrap to keep
    It from swinging in the breeze. It's works fantastic and the
    gas stays clean, plus it's cleanable on the trail if need be.
  13. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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    There are many ways to do it.

    This is how I do it. It may not be the "proper technique", but it works for me.

    I use a hacksaw to cut down my bars. I clamp the bar down with a piece of angle on each side to guide the blade. I cut almost to the guideline, then use a file to clean up any unevenness.

    Your cutoff amount will be limited by space for your controls.
    If you are running barkbusters, make sure your cut still leaves room for the attachment hardware. Some bars have thicker walls near the center.

    Measure twice cut once.
  14. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    if you look below my pic in the above thread you will see the word HERE that is a link to golan directly. you want then 5/16 barbed supermini and about a 12 in section of new fuel line then tank the elbow shaped line off of the FWd fuel quick disconnecta and cut all but the bend then rrattach the quickdisconnect and then take the line off the Fi unit and replaxce wiht the new length of fuel line above. the decied how long you want it then reattached the quick disconnect. Dont forget to remove the fuel fiilter cone fromthe FI unit.

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  15. Zuber

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    I just installed the Aus/Unrestricted map (KM787EU12C0701) on my mostly stock 500EXC. It made a big difference. The engine picks up much quicker and hits much harder, huge improvement. I had to turn down the idle speed a lot, a good indication that there's more fuel available at idle. Before, when I started it up, it kind of puttered to life and took a while to settle down to a 'feathery' idle. Now it pops to life. Before it had a 'soft' throttle which made it very easy to ride on tight trails. Now it is like the aggressive setting, it takes only 1/8 throttle to do what 1/2 throttle did before. This bike is stock with the restrictive screen pulled from muffler tip.

    Lots of bang for the very little buck. A dealer should only charge about 15min to do this. No need to do the 15min idle after a re-map with the single cylinder fuel injection, that's a mistake on part of the documentation, 15min idle would greatly overheat this engine. Just warm it up and ride it, the first time you get full throttle and full rpm it is set up.

    Next, I'm plugging in the agressive/soft map plugs to see if these now have some effect with this map, which they don't have on the stock map. I may need the soft map now for tight trails.

    Of course, you will request your dealer to perform this re-map for OFF ROAD USE ONLY. No doubt this will effect the mileage too.
  16. Lulu7404

    Lulu7404 Been here awhile

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    Completed the alpine loop including California pass and corkscrew pass. Stopped in lake city for BBQ. Saw a 990, 450, and 6 days, not sure which model, parked near us.
    Very proud of my wife on her 230 to manage this ride. We were in the saddle for 5 hours. Seat concepts foam best $150 I have spent on bike.
    I have averaged 60mpg so far and the altitude has really smoothed the bike out. Could have used a 50t on back but didn't need it. We road them from our camp in Ridgway down to the entrance in ouray. The whole loop, and came out between silverton and ouray. Road the million dollar hwy back to camp. Eight hours total.
    I am curious to ride an xcw for the unrestricted map.
    Not enough signal for pics. Will upload some next week.
    Bike ran flawlessly up to 13700 at engineer pass.
  17. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    and start a trip report ad UPLOAD pics!
  18. harcus

    harcus Long timer

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    Good info, Zuber

    You are going to do a full tank mileage test, are't you? In the interest of science, of course.

    Note - Mileage ref points
    - Stock EXC = 66 mpg
    - JD Jetting box (stock) on EXC = 55 mpg (one full tank sample)

    :D
  19. harcus

    harcus Long timer

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    So, you removed the EL hose going into the throttle body & replaced it with a straight hose in a large sweeping radius - otherwise it is a rather tight turn.

    Clean install.

    Also, did you buy your filter direct from Golan?

    :D
  20. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    Im not quite sure what "EL" hose is. Does that mean formed? you are correct I removed the original hose (It barely had any of a preform to it) and used a length of rubber fuel line. there is plenty of room for a sweeping radius and with it like that it is a cleaner install than original. Plus the wearing issue is gone.

    I did buy direct from Golan, you can find them in Gokart race places but didnt want to hunt around. I am about to get one of there gearbox breathers and put it on to keep oil vapor out ofthe FI unit.