2012 ktm 500 exc?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Visigothic, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Buildzall

    Buildzall Rooster Supporter

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    IMO. The Cush Hub on my 500,
    Its an Extra Over the top item that was mostly practical while envisioning my long term ownership,
    And then there is the Liking it part..

    The DDS / Recluse clutch is flawless,
    as are the Cush Hub wheels by Warp 9
    the DDS Clutch Dampers work very well.
    as for the rubber service intervals, my rubber wears out at 80/100 hrs.
    maybe I'm too hard on it.:scratch

    Having a
    natural propensity to snap the clutch and loft/wheelie when...
    Well....
    Always!!!
    Allday!!!
    Whoooot!!!
    500 ROCKS!!!


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    (You must be this high to ride this ride
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  2. Grinder

    Grinder Wrong way 'round

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    The damper do work. 100hrs seems average. Don’t forget that knobby tires also act as a cush, less so as they wear. If you ride supermoto, a Cush is probably a good idea.
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  3. brucemuzik

    brucemuzik Adventurer

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    Hi gang. I've just bought my first KTM - an XC-W 500 - 2016 model with 20 hours on it.

    I've bought it sight unseen in South Africa and will be picking it up in a few months when I return there.

    My question is about bar risers...

    I'm 5'11" (179 cm). Will I need bar risers, or will the stock bar height be fine for someone of my height.

    I ask because I want to buy parts for it in the USA before I return to South Africa (where imported parts are more expensive).

    Thanks for any advice you can offer.

    Bruce
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  4. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    Congrats. I wanted a xcw 500... couldn’t get the newer ones here in the US.

    Risers are personal preference. Arguments on both sides of issue. I’m 6’ 2” and I did use risers on my ‘16 500 and felt fine. Most aggressive riders will argue not to use them. Trail riders and dual sport riders will argue the opposite. Don’t think either is wrong. Too high though is a detriment and will negatively impact handling. Keep in mind if you go with a submount damper it will inherently have a little rise from the mount, especially if you have a dampened mount like BRP.

    Good luck and congrats. Great bike
  5. brucemuzik

    brucemuzik Adventurer

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    Thank you, Oldfuddy. I guess I'll have to see if I can find a bike with risers to try out before I buy. I appreciate your input.
  6. phlatlander

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    I have the HDB system on my 350 and went w/ the EE riser on the 500. For your height I think the EE would be a good option since it allows easy adjustment of rise.
  7. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    I'm 6'3" with 37.5" sleeve length (monkey arms) and use the BRP undermount stabilizer kit. Raises the bars about .75" ... that along with a TALL Seat Concepts seat is perfect for me.
  8. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    You can purchase factory OEM KTM bar risers off ebay relatively cheap if you go that route.
  9. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Is the spoke lacing different on the cush drive side of the hub? Appears to be triple cross to prevent torque wind up on the sprocket side vs double cross on the rotor side??

    Regardless, one nice wheel set and appears to be built with strength in mind too!
    .
  10. mitchntx

    mitchntx Visit The wick in Seattle

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    I've been a Rox Riser fan for years, but this time I went with an Enduro Engineering buscuit style that stack allowing to mix and match. I have settled on a 15mm and a 5mm stack ... about 3/4"
  11. brucemuzik

    brucemuzik Adventurer

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    Thanks guys. I'll check out the EE risers then.
  12. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    kinda quiet in here, how about a little riding :-)
  13. mitchntx

    mitchntx Visit The wick in Seattle

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    At 10:58 .... cows or pigs?
  14. Junya

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    RF vids save the day
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  15. Memnok

    Memnok Fly high, go far.

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    Too busy riding before the snow comes! 20191102_120438.jpg 20191102_120514.jpg 20191102_121020.jpg 20191102_121124.jpg
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  16. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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  17. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    Thanks, Yes that's it, Palomas Gap. There was an organized DS ride in Truth or Consequences NM a couple weeks ago, it's a cool little hippy town that likes dirt bikers.

    We rode west the first day up into the Gila along the CDT. That pic was at 10K'. It's the area where Geronimo was from, his Apaches would come down out of the mountains and plunder the spanish wagon trains crossing below.
    [​IMG]

    The next day we crossed the Rio Grande and rode out in the Jornada Del Muerto, a 75 mile stretch of land with no water that lays between white Sands Missile Range and that mountain range where the video was taken. The Camino Real trail from Mexico City to Santa Fe went through there starting around 1600. There's rocks everywhere out there, the Kenda Desert tires did great, wasn't sketchy at all.
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  18. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    Cows, they're part of the landscape in NM. The BLM leases grazing rights but it's public land so we're allowed to ride it.
  19. timeOday

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    That's great you can get aerial footage without somebody having to stand around and pilot now.
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    mitchntx Visit The wick in Seattle

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    Couldn't tell if they were lanky pigs or skinny cows ...