The KTM 500 XC-W Thread.

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

  1. heetseeker

    heetseeker Hopelessly addicted

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    Which lower riser bolt size did you order with your ADV clamp? 10mm or 12mm ? I'm ready to roll with this clamp purchase. The adjustable clutch lever I purchased contacts the monsterous turn signal/horn/headlight assembly on my EXC so it has to be relocated to the bars.
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  2. dvwalker

    dvwalker Working to ride

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    I'm in same boat with my clutch position shifted to far over. This compact control should fix the problem.

    Top clamp is 90x38/40mm bolt pattern

    back to the Mr Geek channel
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  3. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Excellent work as usual Mr. Geek.

    I am going to follow this one closely as I got the same awesome riser / top clamp assembly from HDB but haven't properly wired it up yet.
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  4. jtoc

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    here you go!
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    the white 500 has stocker seat, obviously black 500 has EE tall, soft.
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  5. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    cool thanks! :freaky

    which skid plate is that?
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  6. jtoc

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    the skid plate on the black bike is the Hyde Racing plate with 4 bolts connecting it to the motorcycle. it takes a little time to mount and take off but it is bomber. virtually indestructible.

    the skid plate on the white bike is KTM hardparts plastic with one bolt mounting system. plastic seems strong enough but the mount is for the birds! this plate went flying across the desert repeatedly over the last two days. i wouldn't recommend this plate to anyone that might actually use it for it's intended purpose.
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  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Does anyone know how the e-line carbon skid plate mounts on the XCW?

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  8. toddler

    toddler Unpronouncible

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    I'd recommend against CF skid plates. In my experience they start to come apart after repeated hits over the years. They are pretty the first week of riding though.
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  9. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I'm not too worried about it looking like shit.. the reason I was asking if anyone had seen it is that photo makes it look like it wraps around far more (i..e better protection).

    I'm still waiting for the skidplate that protects the fuel tank's disconnect :D
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  10. child

    child poop is fun

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    Sorry if someone mentioned this already, but Harcus here on ADV makes a nice looking fiberglass bash plate.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=742360

    He goes in to a lot of his logic for materials and what not there. It'd be hard to find a skidplate that covers more engine than that I think.
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  11. toddler

    toddler Unpronouncible

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    They wear through after awhile. I wore through the one on my old 300 to the frame rails.
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  12. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    here is my entry.

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  13. DirtJack

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    Great set of mods. Hard to improve on what you have done.
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  14. ktm950se

    ktm950se Banned

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    More pics and info on light setup please.

    ktm950se
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  15. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    I just got back from my trip let me get the bike cleaned up this weekend and Ill get you what ever you want.
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  16. heetseeker

    heetseeker Hopelessly addicted

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    Ditto on the light set up...
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  17. bill1960

    bill1960 Been here awhile

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    Given the height of the riser/topclamp, is the Odometer display fully visible with rider in seated position ?
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  18. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    Beautiful work on the wiring. Always nice to see a professional job.

    It appears that the HDB website is out of date, did you just give them a call to get the lower clamp with the sub-mount? Also is the guard for the factory dash new as well? I have an EXC and I'm interested in both of those things.

    I chose the EXC over the XC-W becuase I could ride it immediately. The extra money, to me, was worth saving the hassle and waiting involved in getting a XC-W legal. Yes, I'll be re-gearing it, though probably not as extreme as the XC-W, and the de-smog will happen once I get the bolt to plug the head. It wasn't included with my bike.
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  19. ABYSS

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    Ill tell ya what happened "we" were all smart and got XCW's :evil and didnt get the EXC's :loco. So we are all out riding :rickyand ejoying except for Paul who is as usual :pierce but does that really suprize anyone. :D

    As a result of our intelliect we dont have any of the problems the whiners :2cryon the EXC thread are going threw! on ectomys, FI mapping, gearing etc..... :lol3

    Some people just don't ever learn. They dont take the time to investigate and instead of making well informed decision they say if its good enough for *** its good enough for me. HA :amazon
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  20. cross-country

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    :eek1
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