The KTM 500 XC-W Thread.

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

  1. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    It's not just California. The XC-W is in a gray area with regard to federal emissions. Some states it's a hassle to get it plated and depending on the county, it might be impossible. Sadly the choked down mapping and the extra junk hanging off the motor is the way of the future for all states in the US even though none of them have a real effect on actual emissions.
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  2. jtmajors

    jtmajors OCD with motorcycles

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    After my post somehow a lot of long lost brothers starting showing up. Haha!
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  3. tornillo

    tornillo Motojunkie.

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    mate, can you tell me what tires are those ones? thanks.
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  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    MT43 trials tires. :freaky

    Unless you are referring to the Sprinter... BFG ATs in that case :rofl
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  5. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Hey Geek, not a 500 but a 530 with a 6.3g ktm tank. It doesn't seem to bother me. Weight is low.

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    Difference stock compared to 6.3
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    Been trying to PM you, if your interested I'll be in Colorado hopefully around the 3rd week in June. PM me if you are interested in riding and have time.
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  6. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I think the same junior apprentice @ KTM who put half the rocker arms in upside down.... trued my front wheel.

    I took the bike out on a road for the first time today... it was shaking so bad about 60mph my vision was blurring. Sure enough I looked at the front wheel and it has more than a 1/2 inch of left/right movement in its track. :patch
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  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Lappe: Drop me a PM.. but with my work schedule these days it is fairly unlikely I'll have time...

    For example.. I bought this XCW on March 10th and it has a total of 70 miles on it. :cry
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  8. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Does anyone make a shield to keep the pant legs safe?
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  9. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Do you have a pic of the bike from the front or back?


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  10. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    Here ya go Geek! Front View of 6.3g tank
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  11. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    That doesnt look like titanium??? :huh

    How about just get some in the boot pants instead oover over the boot? :lol3
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  12. empedrado

    empedrado Been here awhile

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    I use a nice unit from FMF, they make a universal guard that fits fine.

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  13. ABYSS

    ABYSS KTM

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    That was a joke to Geek
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  14. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    Hi Geek,
    I make a guard for the KTM 530's and others for the heat shield area by your heal. I've been wanting to make one for the 500's. I also have a prototype for the header pipe but it's still in progress. Feel free to PM me the center to center bolt measurement for the guard that bolts on the subframe. I made them for my bike so decided to make some more.
    thanks! http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=774185
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  15. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    I think the 2012's are 4.125 center to center on the sub frame for the guard. Now if I could just find someone in San Jose, CA w/that bike I could make one. :evil
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  16. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    :super That's a slick piece.
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  17. trailjammer

    trailjammer Been here awhile

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    Thanks Colemanfu!
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  18. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Your shield is behind the frame... my melted pant leg is in front of the frame by the engine cylinder.
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  19. empedrado

    empedrado Been here awhile

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    Again FMF makes one. I can send you a pick of one if you like
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  20. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Sure! would love to see it :lurk


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