2012 ktm 500 exc?

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

  1. mitchntx

    mitchntx Visit The wick in Seattle

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    Saw a bike this weekend with a MM dash. Very nice indeed.

    One of the things I learned this weekend is that the bike is WAY undersprung.

    Any recommendations for springs other than Racetech?

    I'm assuming that front springs come in pairs ...
  2. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    I usually get my springs from Slavens. Fork springs come in pairs. Slavens and others have spring rate charts on their web site if you need that.
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  3. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    +1 if you call Slaven's about springs, they will have you talk directly to Jeff. He will suggest appropriate springs for your weight and riding style and ability. (At least he did for me)

    You might want to do the rear too. He will probably recommend it.

    His prices are probably not the absolute lowest, but they are reasonable and IMHO it was worth getting his advice.
  4. mitchntx

    mitchntx Visit The wick in Seattle

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    Thanks and will do.
  5. dwdantzler

    dwdantzler Been here awhile

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  6. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    We did a little bit of snow riding this last weekend.
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  7. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    @HellSickle - amazing to see that white stuff already, we're just getting winter here at the beach. Had our first few days below 70' :norton
    You guys had a super short season! When I got there in early June it really forced me to focus on stuff at lower altitude that I would normaly pass over. I didn't make it to the top of American Flag Mtn until July 13th :deal


    But our not hot temps do indicate the start of moto season! I'm not a jumper but enjoy the helmet time and fellowship with the guys.

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    I pulled my super soft cheater tire and spooned on the most stiff knobbie known to man for the soft Florida sand, an MX33.

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    With the Rabiconda tire changes are barley a single beer job! :evil

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    I ran it at around 10 psi but don't think it makes much of a difference in the sand?

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    And the 80 second vid from the effort - Enjoy the Ride!:super

  8. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    The Rabaconda works good for tubed tires?
  9. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    Yup, just make sure the tube stem is at 6 o’clock and not 12 o’clock position when you push the tire off the rim... or have another tube handy.
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  10. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Yea it really helps. I don't perform the exact same process with tubes as I do with the pool noodles.
    You can use the leverage to break the bead, then I spoon off one side of the tire and pull the tube, flip it and push the tire off rim.

    I always pull the tube before removing the tire from the rim to prevent boogerin it up. Guessing you could do with out removing the tube but no point in risking any damage.

    And a bike pix cause :evil

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  11. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    Still looking good.... how many miles and hours now?
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  12. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    Fall in the Pine Barrens.
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  13. Buildzall

    Buildzall Rooster Supporter

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    Annnnnnd a bike pic cuz.
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  14. DesertRatliff

    DesertRatliff Tinker Tinker Ride Ride

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    Alright...let's do that.

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  15. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Thanks!
    7 years, 13,000 miles, 600 hours, unlimited stoke!

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    This machine has brought so much joy and so many positive experiences. From the sand tracks of Florida to the caribou trails of Denali Alaska to 5 summer tours of Colorado, the "Freedom Machine" keeps going strong.

    The operator not so much :evil
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  16. Emgo

    Emgo Started on a CT70 almost 50 years ago

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    If haven't done so elsewhere could you tell us about your major repairs/rebuilds and things that needed to be modified or changed to prevent/reduce trail side repairs.
    Thanks,
    Ken
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  17. Grinder

    Grinder Wrong way 'round

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    750D05D3-235F-4582-8491-5153CA5ACEC3.jpeg BA25E2E1-A08F-4C28-A064-EC5AD3D0C652.jpeg FDFD36BF-9475-424E-914C-0F68FE81A1FF.jpeg 6600CFD1-1BA9-462F-B8A1-70D19993A0A7.jpeg Just returned from a 10 day Baja trip. Bike did awesome and never missed a beat. Lots of flats which suck in the hot desert but otherwise a fab machine.
    Bike pic just because:
  18. Grinder

    Grinder Wrong way 'round

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  19. Hohmie

    Hohmie Long timer

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    Do you have a ride report? We are headed down for a month mid Feburary.
  20. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Sounds like a blast except the flats... Do you know what caused or contributed to all the flats?
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