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Adventurizing a KTM 500exc for RTW Riding

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

  1. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Take it as a compliment of the highest calibre, you have inspired some one, and they have got off their arse and done it
  2. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    Like I say...its all good
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  3. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    Better exposure
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  4. counter shaft

    counter shaft Adventurer

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    No intention to go hijacking anyone else's thread, just thought some might be interested.. apologies if any noses were put out there
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  5. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Don't worry, I've hijacked Paul's threads plenty of times.:lol3
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  6. benjamin1031

    benjamin1031 Been here awhile

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    Who’s Paul?
  7. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    I take it you're kidding? RTWPaul, the guy who started this thread?
  8. benjamin1031

    benjamin1031 Been here awhile

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    Never heard of him... hahaha
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  9. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    I’ll be in your ‘hood soon, watch out for burning newspaper on your door step full of a surprise
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  10. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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  11. benjamin1031

    benjamin1031 Been here awhile

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    Haha! Ding Dang Kids!! and their flaming bag of poo!! If you need anything holler!!
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  12. lunchmeat

    lunchmeat MLI

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    I’ve followed this from the beginning and just finished my third full read of it. I learn something new each time. I’ve based purchase decisions on this report due to the extensive research and testing @rtwpaul does. Other very experienced riders opinions, support and dissension helps too. Thanks Paul for writing this all up and entertaining our questions. Safe travels.
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  13. Buildzall

    Buildzall Rooster Supporter

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    Ditto
  14. AussieClay

    AussieClay Adventurer

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    Hey Paul,

    I believe at some stage you fitted some Mblaze pin LED indicators on the rear of your bike. Have you done many miles with them? I have a set on order but am wondering how susceptible they are to potential stone damage coming from the rear tire given they are glass? Any feedback on them would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
  15. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Hey Paul, Sarah found one of your broken spokes in the shed, do you want it back?:lol3
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  16. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    11,000 miles no issues they aren’t in an exact firing line from the rear tire debris, at least mine aren’t
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  17. AussieClay

    AussieClay Adventurer

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    Mine look like they are in a similar position to yours, maybe a little further back. Will see how they go. Thanks.
  18. Linguinator

    Linguinator n00b

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    No bike build is complete until you've restructured your underwear strategy.
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  19. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Any build thread of others discussing and building up the same bike is an expansion of thought...the concept of a web forum.

    If I was building up a 500 exc, I'd post here on my progress for feedback vs spackling up thumpers with multiple build threads on the same damn bike.

    I love what is being done to this model to make it ADV worthy and thus why I check in.

    In the end, only ride reports are yours personally on ADV and anything outside is public domain for all to angle into. :deal
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  20. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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