Ktm 500 Husky 501 Oz Adventure bikes

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  1. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    That's a good looking rig!
    How big is the Acerbis tank and how many km's you getting of mixed riding?
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  2. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    Thanks. Yes the Acerbis tank is 14-15 litres (compared to the IMS 16-17 litres).
    I ran this one dry couple times, and only got just over 14 litres into it... You can't see the fuel level, but black looks better imho, and I know my range. Also the fuel light is accurate and comes on at 40 kms to go.
    So theoretically with easy cruising on forestry roads, I should get 320 kms. But I can't stop doing big slides with that rear tyre + traction control, so I usually get a fuel light at about 260-270 kms, and need to be within walking/wife distance by 290 kms. I've even run out at 276 kms, but I was being a dickhead with the right hand regularly. You can go a long way if the fuel light is on and you hold a steady 85 km/h though!!! (I think I went 55 kms) My maths says nearly the bike coulde make 340 km at 85 km/h, but who rides a 501 like that?
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  3. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    Just sent my ecu off to Rex in Brissy.

    I am looking forward to seeing the difference in performance when he is done working his magic.:ricky

    Has anyone changed out the throttle cam from the stock one?

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    I also installed some heating pads under some new progrip 714.
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  4. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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  5. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    Any details you can provide.

    My bike came with another plastic cam.
  6. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Rian, is your bike twitchy at the initial throttle ie first 1/8”? If not dont bother. Some bikes are really touchy in that first 1/8” throttle so a particular throttle cam reduces this.

    I modified mine by using a small chainsaw file to groove it out more. The idea is you reduce the amount of throttle valve effect at the same hand throttle opening if you get my drift.

    The big Husabergs were a real bugger when trying to tackle a steep technical hill. Either too much throttle or not enough within minimal throttle movement.

    Have a look at the blue cam in the middle right. That would be a really soft cam just off the throttle compared to the one at the far left. When you use the chainsaw file in that groove you are trying to make it like the middle to the the right one.

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  7. Ron50

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    You might be able to save yourself some hassle by using a throttle drum from a tamer beast.

    When everyone started buying TT500s they found that they were very difficult to control on steep, loose/slippery hills. They had an MX type of throttle range of about 70 degrees.

    My secret weapon was installing an XL350 inner throttle drum with about 180 degrees of range, more than halving the sensitivity.

    Decades later I can reveal my secret weapon!
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  8. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    Yes, I took out the stock one that came with the bike and installed the one they gave me in the box with the manual etc, with the 'shorter throw'. It took 30 secs to do. The original took too much twisting to turn on the power and too much to back it off again.
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  9. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    Similar with a recently purchased WR250r, try "carefully!" removed excess [ read sloppy ] slack in the cable adjust, made mine much better....
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  10. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  11. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    haha, very funny. good buy actually,
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  12. ScottyDog

    ScottyDog Been here awhile

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    That's a nice looking Husky, Blakduk!

    Any better than the 610...???

    :hmmmmm
  13. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    Overall. No.
    That 610 was the real one bike did it all.
  14. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    Ok @Power Band Junkie . Here's another question and I'm going to look like a turkey.
    So how do you drive these things.
    A - shows the 'wires in' end of the female connector.
    B - shows the 'plug in' end of the female connector.
    C - shows the 'plug in' end of the male connector.
    D - shows the 'wires in' end of the male connector.
    E - shows something out of the bag.
    F - shows something else out of the bag.
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  15. Power Band Junkie

    Power Band Junkie Son of a Novice

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    No association with the vid, but it shows it a lot better than I think I could write it...




    Any clearer?
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  16. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    That is great. He explains it well. Thanks again.
  17. Power Band Junkie

    Power Band Junkie Son of a Novice

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    The only thing that isn't explicitly stated in that video, is that in order to maintain plug and play capability, the female pin (E in your pic) gets crimped to the wires on the indicator (in my case) side and inserted into the male connector, and the harness side has the male pins inside the female connector.

    Hope that helps.
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  18. outbackflyer

    outbackflyer Of.

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    I’ve Just changed the characteristic map ( throttle response) from standard ( grey) to the faster (black) guide plate on my FE501 ,I prefer the 80 degrees throttle gearing than the standard which was around 100, some folks prefer to have a big handful of movement, iv got comfortable on the tighter travel from my 950SE and 990’s, Rex has tweaked my ECU to suit our open desert requirements so it’s gonna be a good weekend 549FD44E-E481-46D1-966A-19216913CFE0.jpeg 5EA091A2-1502-4BC6-B550-4AC3A1487D70.jpeg
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  19. nzrian

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    I have changed mine out to the black one as well, but I can't test it as my ecu is in Brisbane with Rex as well.

    Post some pics of your bike when you take it out.

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    I checked my valve lash after 5 hrs , and one side is pretty tight, so waiting on some shims to arrive to sort that out.

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    Also installed an eastern beaver 3 fuse kit for the heated grips, USB charger and a spare for later.
    This setup is powered directly from the battery, and a relay switches the circuits on.
    I am planning to use the pilot light as the switch.


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    Nice bit of kit from pro carbon in England.
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  20. outbackflyer

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    Nice setup, here’s mine. 00CB4319-62B9-4EB5-AA6C-4A8A9D48433C.jpeg 5CE90046-751A-40B9-82A3-626D4752571A.jpeg
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