Ktm 500 Husky 501 Oz Adventure bikes

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  1. bigbrad

    bigbrad Been here awhile

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    The thing about colours is that they are a very fluid thing, able to be changed out when ever the feeling takes over.

    Remember though ---- Orange is the new Black
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  2. bigbrad

    bigbrad Been here awhile

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    And the last thing for a bit was the install of the cush hub / wheel onto the bike.

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    Now just waiting to do a bit of this until the next courier arrives.

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    Yes I know its a Honda but who cares - It is a top shot
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  3. bigbrad

    bigbrad Been here awhile

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    A few side bits n pieces

    Changed out the front sprocket from 13 / 50 to 14 / 50 to enable me to cruise a little more comfortably on the blacktop but still low enough for tight single track enduro duty. 15 / 50 is a great Adventure setting but needs lots more clutch in the enduro snotty stuff that I will still be doing.

    Like everything compromises must be made. Have slotted a 52 tooth rear to the standard rear rim so if I really want I could swap out the cush rim when hitting the enduro tracks and be almost at std gearing again. Chances of this actually happening would be quite slender though I would suspect , hence the 14 not the 15. Still nice to have the choice. All these combinations can still use the stock chain length.

    Also changed out the stock rear indicators to smaller units as the exhaust gases have been known to melt them quite quickly.

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    Have organised a suitable fix for this and will post photos of fix when done.

    All bolts and nuts that have been removed / reinstalled have been locktighted without fail.

    Std front indicators are a pain if pulled apart. They slide down their stalk and don't sit properly for reassembly. Tape up stalk before disassembly and save yourself a small headache.

    More to come in a week or 2
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  4. 0405canvet

    0405canvet Long timer Supporter

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    The KTM is so fast and light it needs to be chained to a solid object like a storage unit or a DR to not just float away!!
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  5. bigbrad

    bigbrad Been here awhile

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    Heaviest thing I could find in the garage.
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  6. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Just make sure that DR is locked up, if anyone breaks in they'll be after that for sure
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  7. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    I need to order some more little rear indicators like yours, have you used those ones before and do you have a link/recommendation? Also, do they have proper KTM connectors, or have you had to modify some wiring a bit e.g. with shitty connectors from supercheap?
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  8. bigbrad

    bigbrad Been here awhile

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    Just got them from local bike shop $20 was all. Yes used the shitty conectors as just standard wiring with them.

    They are nice and bright though.

    Will be adding length to exhaust outlet to stop melting so will post photos when done.
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  9. Bigem

    Bigem Long timer

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    Now you are just being silly!
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  10. roo6135

    roo6135 alias SINKERS

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    Brad , your going to love adving that machine .
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  11. seancampbell

    seancampbell Been here awhile

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    This is my 530 built in the same theme.

    I hope to be taking it to the High Country in a few weeks.
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  12. Hopey

    Hopey Hopey

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    Yeah I'm watching with interest as I have a MY17 500 I plan to do the same, however still waiting on big tanks to be made etc.
    The 530 has an oil cooler what you thinking there BB?

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  13. dayborokiwi

    dayborokiwi Having a go... When time permits

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    I smell a ride for us 5 hundy converts and the rest of the adv'd enduro weapons coming on soon :-)
    Gravel roads, Hill climbs and tight snotty stuff all day
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  14. hoorang

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    They hold 1.5L of oil but CPW do make a cooler that adds 400ml for ~$900.

    However $900 buys a LOT of oil. Change every 1000kms and you'll wear the bike out before using all that oil!
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  15. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Shame it wasn't in 1-2 weeks. Doing the Vic high country from a base camp in the Buckland Valley with a day trip to the Wonangatta in that time period.
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  16. seancampbell

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    Well..... let me see......

    I could leave on the 14th and be there 15th.

    I'm doing a family 4x4 trip but will be taking 530 for the times when we're camped in one spot for a few days.
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  17. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Sorry for the off topic Brad.

    I'm in the Buckland from roughly the 12/13 to the 22nd. Inmate Catz wants to hook up for a ride to the gatta. We didn't make it last weekend due to river levels.
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  18. bigbrad

    bigbrad Been here awhile

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    Reports so far from overseas show adv riding is fine with the oil amount standard. They are changing around 1500miles so up to 2000k for us. Some are currently getting used oil tested after 2000miles as still looks fresh.:jack


    Yep that is exactly what i am thinking. 15 - 20 minute job is neither here nor there really. BygDaddee would spend more time than that after each ride just cleaning the spoke nipples.:imaposer ( I do like getting a nipple in a thread )
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  19. bigbrad

    bigbrad Been here awhile

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    Well the snotty stuff for maybe 10-20 minutes lol
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  20. tileman

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    I think someone did the advx ride last year on a 500. If that's true I'd see no issues in using this bike for most adv/enduro riding. I just can't afford one :(
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