Adventurizing a KTM 500exc for RTW Riding

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  1. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    yep I need to order a few replacement sections, for this and where me and the bike slide down a rock face last summer messing up the L/S tank graphics
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    I took off the two rear bags from the Mosko R80, its now an R72, reduced the amount of bacon I'm carrying, and minor changes to camping and cooking gear, plus the new TNM rack is also lighter, as there is less to it
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  3. Geezerguy

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    “ wasn’t thinking I just copied and pasted them across, not on here too much anymore”

    I am hoping that changes later this year and you are back on the road and posting your RR for all of us to enjoy.
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  4. Comanche13

    Comanche13 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hello hope all is well can be , like the set up you are aiming for I have a 2017 501 , and put the true north rack on recently , I m also interested in doing what you are doing , I will contact true north thanks for the input .
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  5. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Good looking setup, the used to be a rear tan available for the 525 but they're rare as hens teeth now. Every once in awhile I go looking for one but no luck so far. Hey Paul, you want to come up and run that new wiring harness for me?:lol3
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  6. Scutty

    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider

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    Paul
    If you shut off the rear tank and it is fed by vacumm from the air vent on the front tank, won't it cause the front tank to stop breathing and then stop feeding fuel? I've had rear tanks before and they've always needed to be on and empty 1st to allow the main tank to vent?

    Looks good though :)
  7. rtwpaul

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    It doesn’t work like that this time around, this feeds directly into the bottom of the main tank at the fuel pump hole, not via the vent tube, because of this the main tank is still vented from the cap and the second tank vents from its cap
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    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider

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    Oh, that's a much better system!
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  9. rtwpaul

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    Yep, one of the reasons I bought it and your question was one of my questions
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    Scutty Talent-limited bike builder and rider

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    Great minds................. :D
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    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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    I finally managed to read all 90 pages... Thanks to Paul and all contributors to this great thread!
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    SR1 Going to America!!!!

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    Hey all,
    I’m working my way through this thread but only about page 15…

    I have found a 640 ADV rear wheel, did you guys all figure out the spoke direction and the details for it to work?
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    per Warp9 - don't do it not worth the time money or effort, it would basically become a one-off wheel so if you have an issue getting parts will be a lot harder.

    SuMo hub for a 500exc would be a better find, then lace to an 18" rim
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  19. RideFreak

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    The 640 wheel bolts right up to the 500, it's been a common swap for years. No special work required, it's been discussed over in the 500exc thread a few times.
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    Glad to know you're alive and well!

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