Ktm 500 Husky 501 Oz Adventure bikes

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  1. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    The AXP are used on quite a few Rally and race bikes with no problems at all. Would fit one over an alloy one any day. I would fit one to all my bikes if he made them.
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  2. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    +1 on 14/48 for predominantly Adv style riding.
  3. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    That's beautiful riding country you have there.
  4. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    If you are talking to me, I agree it's sweet.
    This time of year is shit though, snow on all the hills and bitterly cold. :vardy
  5. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Yep, cold here too. And windy, the wind chill effect is the killer. Snow up the top of the hill this week here also.
    A good time to be waiting for accessories and fitting them.

    Embarrassingly, I had to look up a yootoob video to work out how to fit Steg Pegz.:shog I'm assuming my in-transit B&B bashplate will present no such problems though.
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  6. Rus

    Rus Been here awhile

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    If I was using my 501 for Adventure type rides I’d be very tempted to fit the Oxford Adventure Heated Grips. I have them on my 701, see left in pic, & they make riding on chilly days far more enjoyable and comfortable. Great value too at $150.
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  7. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    Yes that is the go, I have the cheap type that slips under your std grips, they work fine.
    Also the screen helps a lot on cold days.

    2 years ago 20180603_112804.jpg on the Brass Monkey rally, minus 5 in this spot.


    500 in some spring snow.


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  8. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    At 75 watts the alternator isn't exactly sizzling with excess electrons. I found on my previous KTM (Ratty) that fitting those universal Oxford handlebar muff thingos allowed me to ride in full-mesh summer gloves in temps down to almost zero - cut the wind chill factor and it's all a lot goodlier, and I didn't feel as if I was riding in boxing gloves.
  9. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    So I ordered a 14/48 combo from Boltons. They can supply the 14 tooth front, but the 48 tooth rear, while listed as a valid spare part for a 2020 model motorcycle, cannot be supplied by KTM - they apparently don't make them any more according to the parts blurb I just got.
    Isn't there some law that any new vehicle seller has to guarantee supply spares for at least 10 yrs for a car and 5 for a bike?
    Whose 48-tooth do you guys use then? I've read nice things about supersprox and good life from them, is it borne out by experiences here?
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  10. Camel 640

    Camel 640 Been here awhile

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    Ktm 500 2012 onwards 195 watts
  11. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    Supersprox is the go.
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  12. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    Pick Supersprox in the colour that you want.
  13. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    https://ktmgroup.us14.list-manage.c...b218ed98509ecc49b5&id=8ae0380b53&e=abc0de1c7e

    from an email rec today from Husqvarna
    https://ktmgroup.us14.list-manage.c...b218ed98509ecc49b5&id=8ae0380b53&e=abc0de1c7e
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  14. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Thanks gents. Looks like supersprox it is then. And they do colours too...........:brow

    I've got an orange one on the way now.

    I'm keeping track of 3 or 4 shipping numbers at the moment. The local bike shop had to order in ego barkbusters in orange, they have blue red and yellow (yamaha honda suzuki) on the shelf. Yet there's loads of pumpkins down here.
  15. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    75w? Are you sure? Not long back they were pumping out 200+
  16. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    That's wot the manuel said from memory. I had to read it twice myself. I'll go and have another look.

    Yep, 12v and actually 70W.
  17. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    As you say plenty of pumkins.
    Always amazes me that the WR450 still seems to out sell everything in the trail sector but on a Sunday morning it's the orange (and their brethren) that you see heading out on the trailers for day in the bush.

    I guess the orange ones are bought by riders, not watchers.
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  18. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Yamaha owners ride there, they don't use trailers! ;)
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  19. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Not with only 5 gears they don't.:D
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  20. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Yeah, absolutely. Coming back out of Melbourne a couple of weekends ago and the amount of orange on trailers returning from Mansfield. Its always been like this.