Ktm 500 Husky 501 Oz Adventure bikes

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  1. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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  2. CC54

    CC54 Adventurer

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    Hey Outbackflyer what LED headlight system is that on your bike? Does it have high and low beam switching? If it has low beam what's it like glare wise for oncoming motorists?
  3. Wicko

    Wicko Adventurer

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    Hi All,
    Haven’t been able to ride due to a broken wrist so I bought this 2015 500 with 3k on the clock. Stripped it down and re-assembled with the help of Peroni, a credit card and the inter webs. Good physio therapy. Thanks to all who posted, good info.

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  4. outbackflyer

    outbackflyer Of.

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    . yeah it’s this ;
    Baja Designs XL Pro LED DC Headlight Kit Husqvarna 17-18 with high/ low beam switching loom option. It’s really bright and low beam dims to 80%, still offensive if adjusted too high but a reasonable compromise, good lighting.
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  5. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    That's one im-fuggin-pressively neat, tidy and purposeful build. :clap
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  6. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    My one dims to 20%. Do You mean dims by 80%?

    Great light though. Have one on my SE.
  7. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    That is very nice Wicko, I can see myself doing that to replace the 690.
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  8. outbackflyer

    outbackflyer Of.

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    First ride after Rex ( Fuel Torque) tweaked the ecu, quite a different ride now, it pulls much better from low and holds the mid range too, iv gone 15/48 sprockets for our more open/ desert trips, it pulls like a train now, very pleased with the outcome.i even keeps up with the gun on the 250 T2 in the tight stuff !

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  9. outbackflyer

    outbackflyer Of.

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    324714F0-E810-4385-95BF-2BB607112455.jpeg If it’s this model light I think you will find they dim “by” 20% down (to80%) for the low beam use, as the opposite would not be bright enough to be useful .see attached from Baja Designs, cheers.
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  10. Jabba600

    Jabba600 WA Adventurer

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    Quite amazing just how lean the factory tuning is hey
    Once u put some fuel into these they really wake up and become the bike they should be
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  11. Knackers

    Knackers Polishing Turds

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    Just wondering if any of blokes have weighed your bikes before and after the adventure mods? Fairings, cush hub, larger tanks, lights etc.
  12. Jabba600

    Jabba600 WA Adventurer

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    Yep I’m at 134kg full of fuel ⛽️
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  13. Knackers

    Knackers Polishing Turds

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    Cheers. Except for the fuel, that is getting close to 640 dry weight. I'm mulling over selling the SE and if I ever want to use the 500 for trips after all the mods. But I still want to muck around on the 500 in the dunes etc.
  14. Jabba600

    Jabba600 WA Adventurer

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    My old 640 ADV was heaps heavier than this @ 165kg with fuel I did 70000km on that beast
    The 500 is better in every way best bike I’ve ever owned and built
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  15. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    I got my ecu back from Rex at Fuel torque yesterday with the adventure map on it, put it back in the bike last night and went for a burn.

    Holy shit, what a monster the bike is now, bashed out the cone in the muffler as well, it breathes fire :super

    If you are thinking of doing the ecu remap, I highly recommend it.

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  16. Jabba600

    Jabba600 WA Adventurer

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    :clap:clap
    Glad you like the map mate
    I took me and Rex 4 goes to get that one how we wanted it
    Such a beast hey :clap
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  17. Wicko

    Wicko Adventurer

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    Hey Knackers,
    2015 model, cush drive, 20ltr tank - fully fuelled, all electronics, no luggage or spares
    151kg

    As pictured below complete with tools, tyre repair, spares, comprehensive first aid and anything else that soothes my paranoia, I do ride alone a lot.
    156.5kg

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  18. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    Yeah, thanks for putting the effort in with Rex on that map.
    I went for a decent ride this arvo on some gravel roads, and I am truly in love with this bike, it has made a substantial difference with the new map.

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    I even took it on a downhill mountain bike track, and it handled that no worries, pretty close to the 300xc actually.

    Might have to sell the 300, this bike can do it all.
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  19. jack82

    jack82 Been here awhile

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    Don't sell the SE …...:nono
  20. Knackers

    Knackers Polishing Turds

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    I haven't ridden it for a year and spent some time looking over it today. I can't sell it. But what these dudes do to their 500s is pretty impressive. How could I sell this
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