ktm 500 exc?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Visigothic, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. SR1

    SR1 Going to America!!!!

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    Let us know what you found, we’re all probably in need of fixing it. I know my fluid ain’t the prettiest right now and the clutch doesn’t move quite like butter…
  2. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    Why did you have to go and show us that? Now every time I pull in the clutch I'll be contemplating the amount of crud that's in there. The only cure is to pull it apart.
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  3. Royce Cochran

    Royce Cochran was 2bold2getold

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    Mine works good....I'm not touching it. :D
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  4. SR1

    SR1 Going to America!!!!

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    good point, especially with my rekluse. The clutch lever is optional. :jack
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  6. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    I would never think you disrespectful. I haven't ever bought anything from him, yet he's helped me with jetting questions back when I first bought my 300. Good guy, wealth of knowledge. Probably already posted the info you need on KTMT
  7. sharpie1

    sharpie1 Long timer Supporter

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    I met him in BOLA, Baja. Great guy and very personable, fun to bullshit with and talk bikes and Baja...And yes, a wealth of knowledge about other stuff besides just fueling.
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  8. Cycle_Path

    Cycle_Path Been here awhile

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  9. Power Band Junkie

    Power Band Junkie Son of a Novice

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    My solution was to take a fine coping saw to the stock wrap around guards. The plastic is rigid enough that the slice doesn't deform the guards and there's enough flexibility to stretch the guard to pull it off the fork leg.
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  10. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer Supporter

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    You guys got any recommendations for a front tire on the 500? I have been out of the little bike market for so long I don’t know what’s good anymore.

    it does not need to be DOT.
  11. Antikid

    Antikid Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'm a fan of the VE-35. Many of the guys I ride with run them.
    Used to use it on the single track bike, but now the gummy fronts are the hot setup.
    https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/tires-and-wheels/irc-ve35-enduro-tire-p

  12. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    If (you or anybody) needs a DOT approved... Pirelli Rallycross MT-21. (Run my 500exc as a street legal dual sport.)

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  13. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    I have put a slightly used (from my 690) MT-21 front tire on my 500. The tire just looked too big and awkward for the bike.

    I guess it worked okay, and I don't remember any big changes in handling when I put it on or went back to the Dunlop 5x series I normally run. But I am well below average in being sensitive to such changes.
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  14. SR1

    SR1 Going to America!!!!

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    OK what gives about the 4.1 Acerbis tank?

    I could have SWORN I saw a few photos of the 4.1 that showed the orange KTM body panels still attached to the 4.1 tank... but I just received mine and there's no place to attach them. Did I order the wrong one? I was hoping to keep those body panels on...
  15. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    2017 and newer ... 2012-2016 do not allow for shrouds for the 4.1
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  16. SR1

    SR1 Going to America!!!!

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    Well damn.
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    sharpie1 Long timer Supporter

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    Maxxis Desert IT is my go to tire for both my little and (semi) big bike (701). Not DOT but lasts forever if you need that. I hate trying to find a tire in the middle of a long trip, I can get 3000 plus out of them.

    ETA: tires are like oil, personal...
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  18. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    I think "personal" is too weak a word. I think "religion" comes closer to capturing many guys attitude towards their favorite stuff.
    IMHO you should have included included bike make/model and gps in your list.

    I can get 3000 miles on an MT-21 on my 690. I have made the mistake of trying to get another trip out of a slightly used front tire. Never again. Always new tires front/back on any trip over ~1500 miles
    That was why I had a nearly new MT-21 available to put on my 500.
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  19. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Long timer Supporter

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    I've become a fan of the Goldentyre GT723R Fatty, also the GT216AA Fatty if longevity is less of a concern. Prior to that a Pirelli Scorpion Rally but they changed it and made it less aggressive.
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  20. sharpie1

    sharpie1 Long timer Supporter

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    BTDT, more than once. I'm a slow learner. Trying to find a tire in some random town sucks.
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