Ktm 500 Husky 501 Oz Adventure bikes

Discussion in 'Australia' started by bigbrad, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    ^^^ Answer = "keep both" ^^^
  2. Knackers

    Knackers Polishing Turds

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    Hey Troy. I got a better pic but can't find it on Smugmug. Bugger.
  3. Knackers

    Knackers Polishing Turds

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    I'm on a pension.
  4. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    cut back on the Geritol... eat stewed prunes instead of those expensive laxatives, and put off the purchase of that new electric mobility scooter... put a chair on the SE if you have too, but don't sell it ya' old coot... trust me on this one... :evil :nod :D :1drink
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  5. outbackflyer

    outbackflyer Of.

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    Agree with other previous good advise, don’t sell your SE, I regret letting mine go. But no comparison to the 2019 fe501”Rexed”
  6. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    New seat finally arrived, so I broke out the stapler and spray glue.

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    No ride on it yet, the weather has been very spring like.


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    Bit the seat is a lot nicer to sit on while stationary.
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  7. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    Look what else turned up today, what a piece of artwork.
    Made in Rangiora, just out of Christchurch.
    $250 NZ pesos.

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    No affiliation, just a happy customer.

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  8. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Guys, what mileage are you getting from your 500’s? I have a mate with a 17/18 500 who reckons he wont get 200k out of 12 litres! I call bullshit! I can do that distance with about 11 litres with the 570. We have a high country trip coming up. Stock bike from KSP tards.
  9. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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  10. Jabba600

    Jabba600 WA Adventurer

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    2017 Ktm500 , 17L IMS ,14/46 , 280-340 kms on std mixed terrain
    Fuel Torque adventure map in ECU

    Your mate will come very close to 200km from the 12L
  11. Camel 640

    Camel 640 Been here awhile

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    13 Kim 500 15 litres Rex tune 14/52
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  12. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Thanks heaps guys, well it seems he maybe right.

    Hes buying some Kriegas in the meantime and will carry a jerry or one of my DesertFox bladders.

    Cheers guys.
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  13. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    Geez that's a heavy 500.
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  14. Camel 640

    Camel 640 Been here awhile

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    You're right BB imagine how many ks I could get to the tank if I lost some weight.
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  15. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    “Kim” Chinese copy Chris?
  16. Camel 640

    Camel 640 Been here awhile

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    Must be why it's so heavy Al.
    :rofl
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  17. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    I put on this lovely clutch cover.

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    And went for a test ride of the new seat concepts comfort seat.


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    The 500 handled the knee deep river crossings easily.

    I am very impressed with the seat, I could handle sitting on it all day I reckon.
    It's actually better than the seat concepts on my Dr650.

    Next on the list is a screen and some dash/ wiring sort out from motominded.
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  18. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    98A9D3AA-CEC2-4B44-8424-81F806A5F163.jpeg I have used all my fancy electronic connectirs from eBay to install new super Bendy LED blinkers on the rear.
    They don’t blink too rapidly yet, but if I get to replacing the bulb front blinkers with LED blinkers too, they will definitely flash too quickly.
    The kit of 4 indicators came with two resistors, the orange square pictured, but I haven’t put them in line yet.
    Has anybody installed these resistors, any particular (positive or negative) side. I guess under the headlight cowling would be an ideal spot??
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  19. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Get a no-load electronic flasher (any auto parts store).... no resistors needed.
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  20. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    Where did you get said bendy blinkers from?

    I agree with 2old2bold, get a no load flasher relay , I guess a 2 pin one is the go.
    I will need one soon as well.