2021 KTM 500 EXC-F setup for dual sport

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by mbillens1, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!! Supporter

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    My experience too and much cheaper than ECU replacement and in my experience totally smooths and increase power. I ran on on my 2012 XCW 500 and now on my 2019 501. I hear the suggestion that the more $$ ECU replacements are worth the extra $5-6 hundred. I’d sure like to see real world USABLE benefits and not just minuscule HP/Torque gains at extreme high RPMs that most riders will never see. FWIW
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  2. 2whl-hoop

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    I use the Motominded dash on my 350. The USB comes wired into a jumper that goes between the headlight plugs. I love it. I power my phone off it which I use as a GPS.

    These instructions on their website show it pretty well:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_bv4LAA5ibltP8Lilkqjc5JRC5_cQkvJ/view

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  3. Mike in Roswell

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  4. Mike in Roswell

    Mike in Roswell Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hmm, this looks like an ACC connection? Anyone used it / know for sure?

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  5. JP4

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    Tapped into the wire powering the USB included in the Motominded dash, which inturn is powered by an inline plug to the headlight, if that makes any sense.
  6. rjg418

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    Does anyone know first hand experience that the IMS 4.5 gal tank would accomodate enduro engineering machined billet radiator guards?

    I realize they are unnecessay once the tank is on but I bought these long before I wanted an IMS tank and they still will protect the front of the radiators.
    They are beefier on the outside where the tank might rub.
    See example of them below.
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  7. PistolPetey

    PistolPetey Been here awhile Supporter

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    i have Emperor Racing rad guards, which appear to have similar width as yours. The IMS tank is not compatible with my guards. Check the EE website or contact them to find out if they know about compatibility.
  8. rjg418

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    Thank you for the reply. I checked out emporer guards and if they dont fit with the ims tank then enduroengineering definetly wont either since they are thicker than yours. I guess im going with acerbis

    Nk
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  9. Magile

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  10. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    My buddy Mark of Tokyo Offroad converted my 15's 4CS forks to Xplor, which have better options for improving and lowering them. Installed the Dal Soggio XP-One kit to improve the forks and the Zeta lowering kit to drop them 3 cm. Used the Terra-X kit lowering kit on the shock. Took some ingenuity for Mark to get everything to work, including machining new spacers for the brake disc guard. Also fitted some Shinko 804/5s and balanced the wheels using his handmade brass weights. Looking forward to some DP exploring on it.
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  11. rjg418

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  12. FLEUP

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    just ordered my 21' 500, , should arrive in 2 weeks .... may you please put photos from hi capacity fuel tank available for this bike?
    I seen few on this post, Acerbis look very hight and IMS very wide but I didn't see how wide they are (pictore from the top or the rear)... and others models do exist?

    Thx!!
  13. Magile

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    IMS 4.50 gal tank is ~57 cm wide. Photos are from '19 & '21 500EXC's. We love our 500's...

    It is possible to spend more $, but I used a simple JD Tuner, removed the muffler screen and intake flap. https://jdjetting.com/product/jdktx14-ktm-500-xcfw-exc-20-21/

    Bonne chance - M
    PS: Giant Loop Tank Bag - https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/buckin-roll-tank-bag-2020/

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  14. FLEUP

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  15. 75bronco

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    I have ims
    Protects radiators very well, so additional guards are not needed. Kinda of a money saver really
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  16. FLEUP

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    I'm agree
  17. 75bronco

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    Has anyone replace fan switch so it comes on at a lower temp?
    I cannot locate any info on this mod.
  18. Magile

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  19. webnetxpress

    webnetxpress DakarEnduro

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    Yep, on my last 500.
    It is a standard automotive switch you unscrew the old one from the radiator and install the new one. OEM is on at 100c and off at 95c. I chose a 90c ON one to get my fan to kick in sooner.

    Here is one-
    https://autoplicity.com/9242760-febi-61-31-1-364-272-91-auxiliary-fan-switch
    (I believe it is a standard BMW thermo switch)

    or you can buy a KTM one for 3x price-
    https://aomc.mx/83035045000.html
  20. 75bronco

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    i have looked and just cant locate switch. Does not seem to be in usual location.