The KTM 500 XC-W Thread.

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Geek, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Dibs on the first one that's for sale! :wink:


    What about Torx for the handguard mounts. I too am not fond of the allen heads, seem to strip out too easily.
  2. rtadlock

    rtadlock Long timer

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    Really cool stuff Paul. Can't wait to see it in person. :thumb

    On another note, I got a recall today. Says "a preformed gas hose may develop small holes that cause a gas leak"...you don't say... :rofl
  3. Nomad

    Nomad High Speed Low Drag

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    paul man you are one creative dude!

    cool video crankshaft...nice chill music choice. the snow looks awesome compared to the dusting we got the other morning.

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  4. little squirt

    little squirt Adventurer

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    Just joined the club!! take delivery at the end of the week! :freaky



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    Whats the best way to de-smog?
  5. Hueychief

    Hueychief FNG

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  6. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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    Guys, Thought I would post up here 1st before heading over to the flea market. I received a Baja Designs Squadron with mask and all mounting hardware for Xmas. Never used it and don't think I ever will. I did plug it in and turn it on, and all I can say is it's crazy bright.
    Here's the link to the light.
    http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDetail?ItemNumber=650100
    Price was $375 new + shipping. If you of you guys wants it I'll let it go for $310 + shipping. I'm in NC.
    I'll let it sit here a couple of days before posting it up over in the flea market.
    Thanks, TW
  7. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Did my first Harescramble on the 500 this past Sunday! Had a set of car stud tires mounted but should have had the long stud Trelleborgs for this event, lots of packed ice:lol3 Had fun regardless, the 500 was flawless and just chugged along. I'm pretty sure I was riding the biggest bike there:lol3

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  8. rtadlock

    rtadlock Long timer

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    Just ordered a set of 17in wheels from Woody... :) Should be here in 7 - 10 days. Just need to decide on gearing.... any bets on how long I can keep my license? :D
  9. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Hey Paul,

    There's a bunch of us over on the EXC side that would love to see you post there. If you need someone to crash test that setup...I'm your man! :D
    Nice work on the bike. Wanna do another?:wink:
    Garrett
  10. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    When did chugging along and sliding sideways become synonymous?

    Garrett you ever get you're butt down this way I'll walk you though it, then we could take you out riding with the "old gray haired guys" so we have someone to help pick up our bikes!
  11. garrett

    garrett Been here awhile

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    Yeah that'd be really good, I really like Colorado. I hope to get down that way again and do a big dualsport loop. I have a few grays as well, sadly, but I always help picking up bikes. It's a karma thing.

    Garrett
  12. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    We did some product testing today
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    This HDB setup is awesome. I :raabia my 500.
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  13. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Bad ass!!!!!
  14. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    ...at one point I led us down a single track that we lost in the snow... we ended up bush wacking. Have I mentioned how well that front fairing works for pushing trees out of the way? :rofl

    The snow was hit & miss all day -

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    but we did make it up to about 10,500 feet on dirt!

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  15. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    ...oh and didn't get home until well after dark.

    Dual Squadrons ROCK in the dark. :ricky
  16. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    One spot, one flood? Details:lol3 You guys suck, would have loved to tag along and rip it up with you!
  17. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    IPhone pics, but this is what we did after Geek was unceremoniously summoned home, I have one spot and one wide cornering,

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    Lefthand overlooking Boulder Co,

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    It did start snowing, but nothing was sticking.

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    Aaron, you have an open invitation.
  18. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    So Paul.... when will these nice new fairing pieces be available? :ear :D
  19. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Damn, that's amazing, I can see Illegal Pete's from there:lol3
  20. HickOnACrick

    HickOnACrick Groovinator

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    Can someone post the wiring diagram for the LED indicator lights for HDB? I can get mine to work, but they keep frying.

    Thanks

    This is mine after a night of poaching cotton fields. Not quite as scenic as Colorado, but dirt nonetheless:

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    Baja in April !!