2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    the other two guys got them for there for the trip I was a bit hesitant. I prefer to stay lean and have done well doing that plus I was afraid of them getting in the way or flopping around too much. i think Ill ditch the waist bag and get one of these for the tools and fuel.
  2. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    Pauls stuff is the best. I am thinking having paul send me one and trying to adapt my lighting to it. probably will end up being a fall project . I dont want to take that one before the trip.
  3. Hukamosh

    Hukamosh Been here awhile

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    Don't know how strict the laws are where you are but I've solved bending issue by copying and laminating the plate. Works very well.
  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I used to do that too.. but then I had it explained to me that a police officer who was pissed and looking to wreck my day could get me in a lot more trouble for a "forged plate" than a bent plate.

    At one point I rode around for 6 months with a plate snapped in half and had the other half in my tank bag. When I finally got pulled over for it I pulled out the other half and said "it just happened!" and he let me go :rofl

    :freaky
  5. Stu

    Stu Buffo Maximus

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    After I started using this Sicass plastic plate holder I ceased bending up and destroying plates. It even worked for nearly a year on my 300 XC-W and survived racing crashes as well. Plate still looks new. And it was mounted in the horizontal position as well.

    Stu
  6. Hukamosh

    Hukamosh Been here awhile

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    Geek, yes, the man can be a pain. I use the copy on my 200 for hare scramble/dual sport. Usually the local fuzz are just glad your bringing some disposable income to the area & don't bother anyone unless being a total arse

    Stu, I will have to check sicass as I want to get my crf250x street legal so my nephew can come play w/ me.
  7. Cyberg

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    Im actualy at 5246 ft :D
  8. rides2little

    rides2little Posts2Little

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    Looks like your clutch pivot bolt is loose! ;).

    Nice pics.
  9. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    The stock bolt is shouldered for those jokes KTM includes as hand guards. When you remove the shield, that's the shouldered bolt that remains.

    :freaky
  10. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    ain't that the truth! :huh
  11. Cyberg

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    The bike comes without the gaurds in place and they have the regular bolts in place.

    Ask your dealer for the stock bolts. They might have put them in your tool kit.
  12. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    That's my normal riding area and mine runs like a champ up there. I've just done the de-smog and regeared to 14/48. No JD tuner and the stock map installed. The decel popping went away with the removal of the SAS and it just pulls strong from down here in the valley all the way up to the peak. Sorry to hear that you're having issues and I hope you get it sorted.
  13. rtadlock

    rtadlock Long timer

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    Mine came with another set of bolts for when you ditch the crap guards... :deal
  14. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Yeah.. mine did too.. I just haven't changed it.

    My reply was to the statement "your clutch bolt is loose".

    :freaky
  15. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Tall seat options?

    has anyone found a taller seat for the 500? I want to change the ratio of bars to seat to pegs by sitting higher.

    :lurk
  16. Hukamosh

    Hukamosh Been here awhile

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    Geek, I have an enduro engineering tall soft seat...much more comfortable than stock. I've a 34-35" inseam, 6'2"
    Makes the sitting/ standing transition much better imo.
  17. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    MT43s + slime =

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    :D
  18. avconnect

    avconnect Been here awhile

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    I have the hard parts xtra tall seat. It is very firm but does not have much mileage on it so i am reserving judgment for now. It does create an absolutely flat and level line from the top of the seat to the tank.
  19. ABYSS

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    90 MPH with 13-50's remind me to not ever to buy any of your bikes :eek1
  20. Lulu7404

    Lulu7404 Been here awhile

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    Made an 8 hour day possible. Very soft though.

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