Adventurizing a KTM 500exc for RTW Riding

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by rtwpaul, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Royce Cochran

    Royce Cochran was 2bold2getold

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    That black stuff in the in-tank filter is most likely carbon from the brushes in the fuel pump.
    Here is one I cut open... some people are using a little 2 stroke oil in their gas to help lube the pump.
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    Dracula On a Timer Supporter

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    Now, that's really pushing it? Just wondering how do you adjust your riding reflexes to use something like that :scratch

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  3. Droptarotter

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    If Clake makes a lever that still allows you to retain the rear brake pedal, I think I would go that route.......although...........if you do run a Clake it might not be too easy to get a replacement in Bumphuk, Newfoundland if you brake a lever. At least sticking with KTM, levers are much easier to come by.

    Paul;
    Please correct your install of the Rally pegs......cotter pin should be on the bottom.

    Droptarotter's rule of fasteners.........Bolt or Pin ALWAYS gets inserted from the TOP ( if you can) so that if you lose the nut/cotter pin/circlip, the bolt/pin will at least be retained by gravity!

    Cheers
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  4. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    30C729D4-93F5-453A-B273-42526549174C.jpeg F75624B8-5FB4-4756-8CC3-9F850784438E.jpeg Great choice in bikes Paul. Mine has been going strong for 19 years now and only needs a few maintenance parts for a RTW, at least the bike is ready!!
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  5. gunnerbuck

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    I have reduced compression in such a way on the older KTM lc4 engines and it did make it into a much smoother engine which is easy to feel on a rattle platform like that.. Likely it also reduced chances of detonation..

    Ideally machining the piston crown would be the way to go, but it is a change that can not be undone without replacement if it does not provide the desired results..
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  6. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    My problem is my right foot does not extend from an old skiing injury which makes such that I can’t use the foot brake at all riding off-road hence me wanting a Clake, I can get a spare leve4 when I buy it.
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  7. MP5

    MP5 Been here awhile

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    Just came from the Clake site. Apparently there's been quite a number of riders who have gone back to oem levers (or others) from a Clake because of maintenance issues, and are finding it difficult to get any tech support from Clake except through phone calls...to Australia..between 8 and 9 am...their time...lol

    However, I have been considering a Clake One for a few yrs now, as my 50 yr old left arm is getting some serious arm pump from that stock dds clutch. Would love to make it lighter, and no, the Mid West Clever Lever did not fit properly.
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  8. NoelJ

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    Lots of offroad riders run the cotter pin up since it's not smacked to death by rocks in a few hours. It means you have to watch it like a hawk, but maybe you won't put a foot down to nothing. And that's not a conventional cotter pin I noticed...
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  10. adventurebound9517

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    Hello Paul, it always amazes me how your build threads always seem to take on a life of there own. It's great to see how many people are trying to help you build the perfect bike and keep you safe. I have been following you since tour last KTM build and RTW adventure. :clap
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  11. jm19328

    jm19328 2020 KTM 500 Exc

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    Wow i didn't know the Adventure pegs bolted right up? Thats a awesome idea i want a set for my 500!


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  12. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    exactly I have companies contact me, not the other way around because they want a straight answer about their product out in real-world use
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    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    Sorry going to have to correct you here because certain rules that ALWAYS apply don't always apply due to the situation in hand.

    The newer KTM side stand is the one item I think I have read the most about failure, so a Simple swap is to use a better quality component, like Pro-moto-billet

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    Due to the mounting bracket, I could insert the pin as you suggest with the head at the high point, but the mounting it in reverse, head of the pin downwards it is now IMPOSSIBLE for the pin to come out unless the side stand falls off first.

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    I get rid fo the cotter pins due to the lack of quality, they are basically single-use cotter pins (so worthless to me), the absolute worst quality I have ever seen in over 25 years in the motorcycle business. I replace with hardened steel hair clip pins and then as added security bend one end over to secure it, but also at the same time this can be taken out and reused.

    For the peg to come off I would have a lot more things to worry about believe you me.

    and this ⇧⇧⇧⇧⇧ is the other reason, it is way more prone to damage
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    They come up in the Flea market all the time, when I bought mine there were three sets for sale
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    +1 on Patagucci boxers. I don’t care for the company but their boxers will survive the apocalypse.
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  16. Royce Cochran

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    One of my riding buddies had an in-tank filter split on a ride we were on in CO a couple of years ago. He replaced it with one of these... :dunno
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  17. Droptarotter

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    DOH..........point taken...........but go back and read my post......in brackets......(If you can)

    Cheers
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    "Might" be retained, better chance anyway.
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