2012 KTM 500 EXC as a Lightweight Dual Sport

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by harcus, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    Had a plugged fuel filter, that OEM POS that's inline just before the throttle body. It was pretty obviously fuel starved. I used some adjustable fuel clamps and the Autozone FF1203DL filter. Spliced them in to the line which lengthens it nicely, easy connection to the quick disconnect. I didn't even open up the throttle body....Looks like this:

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    Bike turned over and fired right up....tighten the clamps.....quick spin to verify and back in the saddle again.....:1drink

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    Edit: Quick thanks to harcus for the tips and consults....
  2. HeadintheClouds

    HeadintheClouds Adventurer

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  3. HeadintheClouds

    HeadintheClouds Adventurer

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    Does anyone know of any aftermarket passenger pegs I can install on my '12? I know the bike isn't made for 2 people but I'd like to cruise the gravel roads with my young daughter on occasion. Thanks y'all!
  4. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    Globetrottin rack with passenger pegs is the only way I've seen.
  5. HeadintheClouds

    HeadintheClouds Adventurer

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  6. r6realtor

    r6realtor Been here awhile

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  7. MymoJoe

    MymoJoe Ride Ride Ride

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    Lucas, I am not sure about the reference to bling hubs from haan and rad. My haan cush hub is a direct copy of the lc4 hub. It even appears to have the ktm lc4 cush rubbers/wedges. ... can you please elaborate.

    Joe



  8. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    i have both a KTM hub and a Rad hub, use them both w/a KTM sprocket carrier.... the KTM hub is better, don't let the cast/billet shizzit fool you.... the bearings don't fit in the RAD hub, gotta glue them in, and the RAD hubs come w/shite chinois bearings that die immediately if not sooner....
  9. Grinder

    Grinder Wrong way 'round

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    Any advice for taking the countershaft sprocket off?

    I want to apply a liberal coating of moly 60 and in reading about the thread direction I saw a number of people broke their bolts. I understand it's standard thread, but apparently 2701 loctite. I'm reluctant to apply heat because of the seal... Is it necessary to heat it up to take the sprocket off? I have an air impact gun so I'm not worried about that aspect of it. I'd hate to break off the bolt.

    Thanks
  10. Bowhunter

    Bowhunter Single Trackin' & Stick & Stringin'

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    It'll zip right off using your impact.

    Are you replacing the dome washer, and the o-ring?
  11. Grinder

    Grinder Wrong way 'round

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    The bike only has 7 hours so I was hoping to not need to replace...


  12. Bowhunter

    Bowhunter Single Trackin' & Stick & Stringin'

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    Gotcha.
  13. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    Put the bike in gear and on a stand, lean over the seat from the pipe side with one foot on the rear brake and use a 17mm 6pt socket with a decent sized ratchet on the CS bolt. It'll come right off w/o too much drama.

    An impact will work fine but I try to avoid their use on the bike unless I can't break it loose manually.
  14. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc Hooligan extraordinaire Supporter

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    This works real well. Thats exactly how I do it.
  15. deeve

    deeve Adventure Lite

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    It looks like EE makes the KTM Hardparts Case guard that comes with a plastic chain cover similar to the OEM part. The EE branded one comes with a metal bar. Anyone running either or?
  16. deeve

    deeve Adventure Lite

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    Ordering a skid plate (EE) and Seat Concepts tonight. Working in what handguards to get. I want to run power for a GPS and mount for it. Its really an Android phone running Locus maps, so it doesnt have to be fancy. I'll also be getting some bags like Mosko or GL. Not decided on the rest of the mods, if any yet. Maybe a luggage rack...maybe not.

    DAVE
  17. deeve

    deeve Adventure Lite

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    Got any pics of your setup?
  18. deeve

    deeve Adventure Lite

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    Those racks look pretty good, but $80 shipping...wow! I do like the set up. Looks like you can carry a load of stuff. Is that the 5.3 tank you have?
  19. r6realtor

    r6realtor Been here awhile

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    just wondering if anyone has accumulated a large amount of miles yet from dual sporting? if so any issues? how are they holding up?
  20. 13exc500fz1

    13exc500fz1 RIDE OR DIE

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    Does anybody have a good recommendation on how to properly fix stripped plastic threads on the 3.1 Gallon tank I managed to strip the upper left fuel pump mounting plastic thread


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