2017 500 EXC-F and 350 EXC-F

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by noahr, May 17, 2016.

  1. satchmo3

    satchmo3 Been here awhile

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  2. Pundy

    Pundy Been here awhile

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    I was wondering if any of you might have some insight into the changes to the 2020 500 XCF-W? I have a '19 500 EXC and am trying to figure out if I bought the 2020 if my IMS tank, Rekluse clutch and other aftermarket bits would fit on the new bike?
  3. shrederscott

    shrederscott Long timer

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    Hi

    Unlikely the bits you list will swap over.

    Anything that is model year specific like those parts are unlikely to make the jump to a next Gen bike.

    Non year specific stuff, like Baja headlight, Scott dampers should make the jump with minor mounting changes.

    Scott
  4. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I don’t think that is true. I think the frame and motor are unchanged. More info will start flowing as more people get 2020’s, but you could also try ktmtalk.com.
  5. shrederscott

    shrederscott Long timer

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    Hi

    My advice is based on 20 years of KTM ownership.

    When model runs end, the next generation bikes share little in plastic, but some hard parts often make the jump.

    Wheel and axle size seldom changes by example.

    Perhaps you will get lucky with the clutch.

    Scott
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  6. empedrado

    empedrado Been here awhile

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    Unless KTM made less changes than the Husky those parts will not fit. I moved from a 17 to a 20 Husky 501 and had to buy the seat and tank. On the other hand believe the Recluse will move over. Easy enough by looking at the parts diagram on Munn's site.

    Really like the changes to the 2020 over the 17 model in the area of handling and suspension. Frame is different BTW and the seat height is a little lower as a result.
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  7. DIRTLER

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    Here is this but he seems to ''Mumble'' his words alot. 2020 UPDATES...

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  8. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    You are correct, somehow I forgot the MX bikes got a new frame last year, so we get it this year.
  9. Proud Highway

    Proud Highway one hand waving free

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    I have a seat made by Fisher that I got after the prison-style butt trauma I experienced with Seat Concepts. The Fisher is easily as comfortable as the sofas they put on those older bikes.

    Apparently SC has come out with a wider comfort option since my purchase, but I think SC foam is too firm for my liking having now experienced Fisher and Sargent. FWIW, I'm 6' 165lbs.
  10. Zuber

    Zuber Zoob Supporter

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    That new 2020 gas tank is really different. What a pain for the after-market guys.

    I'm glad I have the 2018 350exc with a re-flash. What a great bike.
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  11. dogsslober

    dogsslober No neck tie, Ti neck

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    Luv’n my 18 350 too !!!
  12. Kaaden

    Kaaden Been here awhile

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    Man I sure love my 2020 KTM its awesome!
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  13. motometal

    motometal i like motorcycles

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    Gear ratios same as 19?
  14. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Installed the BD XL80 light on the 500 tonight...this baby throws some serious light! I've always ran the TrailTech 8" race lights In HID but this puts them to shame...and lighter to boot! Also installed the dimmer setup so I can dim the light for short street sections.

    Install takes minutes and fit is great.
    This light is full high speed spot and throws light a LONG ways, they also offer a spot/wide combo and you can easily swap lenses back and forth. I'll get some better night shots, this pic doesn't do it justice!

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    Hodakaguy
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  15. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I sure hope not.
  16. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty rock and roll the bones

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    From what I've heard, yes.
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  17. empedrado

    empedrado Been here awhile

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    They are, have a 2020 FE501s and the ratios are the same as the 17 model. Interestingly, the final drive is different with the 2020 fitted with a 48T vs the 17 with a 45T rear sprocket.
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  18. clawdog60

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    That didn’t accomplish anything.
  19. vicster

    vicster Long timer

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    @King of Beers, after being very happy with the SC on my DR I ordered the Tall Comfort for my 500 and have not been impressed with the improvement over stock. I'd recommend at least the XL in either height.
    As always, YAMV (Your Ass May Vary).
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  20. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I have the comfort on my 501S and I think I would go with the XL if I had a time machine.
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