Adventurizing a KTM 500exc for RTW Riding

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

  1. eakins

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    I know Ouray is popular but I started using Spider grips because of the vibration and they do work well for that. Last long too.
    It's my go to brand 100% now.
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  2. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    I always run full knobbies on my KTM's, according to Paul the new MotoZ give excellent mileage.
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    Amazingly the Tusk Dsports give good mileage, they're knobby and cost less than $60. I've got about 1200 miles on mine, mostly asphalt and they still look good. I need to get a lot more miles on them to be sure. For a guy like me that only travels in the US and Baja they work pretty good.
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  4. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    I get about 10k on the Motoz Rallz or tractionator ADV
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  5. skibum69

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    I can get 8-10K on a dunlop 908 rear, the Pirelli MT21 front I like about 8.
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    The next set for my 350 EXC will be MotoZ.
  7. timeOday

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    I was on a group ride with a guy on a RallZ rear last week on his 701 in a lot of dry dusty sandy rocky conditions and he hated it.
    I thought he was being a little bit of a whiner but then I followed him for a while and it really was sliding out or kicking out on almost every corner.
    I'm sure it has its uses but soft loose terrain is not it.
    I think a lot of the positive reviews are from guys on big adv bikes mentally comparing to say an Anakee tire
  8. philthyphil

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    ...Not in this thread. I can also attest to the Motoz Desert HT hooking up really well on lighter bikes like the 500 in soft loose stuff and I'm sure Paul will agree.
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    I prefer the Motoz Tractionator Enduro I/T on the rear of my 350. I run the Rallz on my 790. Happy with both.
  10. spaceman_spiff

    spaceman_spiff Long timer

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    You guys are ridiculous. This is Paul's thread about building a 500 for rtw travel. Not a thread for which tire your friends mom uses on her Harley.
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    Between Arron and Paul showing us what a KTM 500 can do and be, the decision was easy! I have three long Baja trips on my 14 and love it more each trip. I'm looking at max dirt time and as little highway as possible on my way to TDF. With some of the extras that Paul has pointed out the KTM is more then comfortable for the pavement.
    I agree on the motoz's, best tire I've run and long lasting...
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    What is TDF??

    Thanks
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  14. timeOday

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    I said RallZ
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    A big thanks to Paul and Arron for taking the time and documenting not only the build but the ride. I've done a couple of ride reports and it is amazingly time consuming and labor intensive, especially to the extent that you have gone to and in real time. Ride safe and enjoy the adventure!
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  16. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    Interesting. In never knew that Rekluse clutch plates were water soluble. You sure about that? And the Rekluse will work just fine with OEM plates. There is an advantage to the Rekluse plates as they are thinner than OEM and give more surface if slipping is an issue. FWIW
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    The light at the end of the tunnel might be an approaching train, but am seriously hoping it's not. Might be a bit later than planned, but better late than never. Finally starting to fit all those adventure parts ... and hoping to get out on a multi-day ride (wild camping) in the next week or so.

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    Did Paul's thread just get hijacked ? =)
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  20. rtwpaul

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    :lol3:lol3:lol3 Seems so, I guess some people don’t like to write ride reports, or their own build threads, its all good
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