2012 ktm 500 exc?

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  1. Buildzall

    Buildzall Rooster Supporter

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    That is a cush drive hub and when the wheel is removed the cush hub/sprocket assy separates from center hub.
    The zips keep it together on wheel swaps.

    It coming off for new tires and I'll post up another pic
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  2. SteveO

    SteveO scratched and bruised, but not out Supporter

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    So, the day "may" have come for me to attempt to extend my body's natural ability to walk, meaning, I may need to sell the 500.
    My last wreck caused me some serious issues and has left me somewhat deformed and in a lot of pain.
    So, here it is. If it doesn't sell, well, I may need to learn how to ride slower, much, much slower.
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/2012-ktm-500-exc-w-lots-of-extras.1413884/
  3. DesertRatliff

    DesertRatliff Tinker Tinker Ride Ride

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    Sorry to hear about the wreck. Hope you heal fast and come to your senses about selling your 500!:D

    Question for you: I'm looking over your ad and wondering what you did to get a functional oil dummy light to work? Thanks!
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  4. SteveO

    SteveO scratched and bruised, but not out Supporter

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    Since I'm using the stock wiring harness (completely redone last year), I tied that into a light and popped it into the holder. What issue are you having?
  5. DesertRatliff

    DesertRatliff Tinker Tinker Ride Ride

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    No problem but to my knowledge KTM EXC/XC-W/XC/SX don't have oil pressure switches so wondering what you did to get a working oil light? That would be a nice feature to incorporate on my bike so I'm curious.
  6. SteveO

    SteveO scratched and bruised, but not out Supporter

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    I'm using the existing EFI dummy light.
  7. DesertRatliff

    DesertRatliff Tinker Tinker Ride Ride

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    I see. Thanks and GLWS.
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  8. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    If only changing 2 teeth in rear back and forth (I routinely go between a 52 and a 50), if you adjust the chain where you like it with the 50 and using the small end of the axel stop’s, when you go to a 48 you can leave the adjusters where they are and just flip the axle stops to the long side. The short and long side is pretty much the difference between 2-teeth in the rear. Once my chain has stretched and been readjusted I pretty much never touch the adjusters again. Just an FYI if you change back and forth routinely.
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  9. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    I just did a 150 mile loop. The first 75 miles was almost exclusively desert single track with 42mpg. Dual sport riding usually give close to 50mpg.
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  10. dwdantzler

    dwdantzler Been here awhile

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    does anybody have the primary gear puller that they would be willing to loan out? I have the flywheel puller but not the one for the other side of the crank.
  11. mitchntx

    mitchntx Visit The wick in Seattle

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    Still debating ... do I get it or don't I?

    2019 500 EXC

    How many of you knuckledraggers run some sort of radiator support and consider it essential protection like a bash plate?
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  12. ccasey75

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    Bike is treating me well. I de-smogged added an FMF Q4 and had the ECU re-mapped. Running great. Also added BRP rubber mount sub-mount for Scotts stabilizer (and different bar bend).

    I may be making a 1-2 day trip to big bend in November too. Date depends on how far daughters team goes in VB playoffs.
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  13. SteveO

    SteveO scratched and bruised, but not out Supporter

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    Having radiator guards was the key element that kept my radiators in place when I had a head-on collision with a Yamaha 450 on a tight single-track trail. He lost a complete radiator, ripped off the bike, both of our front fenders blew up, and his front headlight was trashed. If i didn't have a radiator supports, BulletProof, i'm sure I would have lost one of my radiators. They are, in my humble opinion, worth their weight.
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  14. DesertRatliff

    DesertRatliff Tinker Tinker Ride Ride

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    +1 on Bulletproof Radiator Guards! I've run them on lots of bikes and they've saved the radiators multiple times.
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    mitchntx Visit The wick in Seattle

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    Thanks fellas
  16. Buildzall

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    The Tuliss, to date, I have gotten 7 tires on a single Tubliss.





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  17. Fast1

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    Not from a KTM/Husqvarna, but another form of cush drive assembly used to minimize excessive gear box, clutch, and counter shaft sprocket / shaft spline wear on a moto that uses an automated quick shifter (one you can hold at WOT and shift through the gears without touching the clutch). This assembly however does not reside inside the hub as the above cush drive system since it sits external on a single sided swing arm with a splined axle within the rear hub.

    The two components in the first two photos mate together before sliding over the splined axle. Last pic shows the assembled cush drive system.

    I've always wondered why the big bore 500's don't come with some form of rear wheel cush drive as standard equipment. Is it primarily due to rotational weight or cost or ??

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  18. Buildzall

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    That mono hub assy is sweet by design.

    As for the stock 500 hub

    Its in the small print...
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  19. Buildzall

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  20. timeOday

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    I feel like the rubbers in the DDS clutch are that, and work adequately, since I never hear about countershaft spline problems with these.
    In fact I think putting it in the clutch makes more sense than putting it downstream after the transmission and countershaft, and especially moreso than having it be unsprung, rotating mass in the wheel.