Ktm 500 Husky 501 Oz Adventure bikes

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

  1. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Try a set of pussy grips to drop vibes in your hands. Work a treat and cheap to replace.
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  2. stujamur

    stujamur keep rollin rollin rollin

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    +1
    pro grip 786 foam rally grips rock .. i broke a lot of fingers in my younger years and my hands get tired and sore easy - they help heaps and dampen the thumper vibes
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  3. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    You've never mentioned the really neat little balance weights you've put on and everyone should consider them! (I've got the same).
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  4. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    There's probably nothing new for you here

    But it's a nice little vid - and if nothing else, some good 500EXC footage

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  5. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    500 and up.
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  6. Gasha

    Gasha Been here awhile

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    Hey mate I have 2 x 17litre IMS tanks to suit the 17 500 exc, 10 days delivery from the US and the quality is much better than the 20lt Acerbis I ran on my 16 model.
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  7. Gasha

    Gasha Been here awhile

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    I just sold my 16 500 EXC it had done 13,000km of adventure riding last year and I didn't have a single problem. I'm now building a 2017 500 EXC as an adventure bike and will be taking it across Mongolia in late July.
    You cant go wrong with these bikes. I also have an 1190R which I rode across the Simpson last June but will be doing on the 500 this year.
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  8. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    @Gasha ~ sounds like your part of the planned S.Britnell group ride (Mongolia 2017): http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/scotts-at-it-again.1146253/page-3
    Safe travels and enjoy the country, culture & people and get ready for some Chinggis Vodka....

    Mongolia KTM (Ulaanbaatar) might come in handy.....
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  9. bigbrad

    bigbrad Been here awhile

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    Well Hopey , I am currently in talks with a gent about an extra oil tank for the 500. Should hold around 500ml of oil and circulate thru the engine without the need for extra pumps etc.

    I will be the test mule all going well and then if successful it will hit the market.
    Be a lot cheaper than the $900 option.

    Keep an eye on this thread as shall post up as this eventuate.
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  10. Hopey

    Hopey Hopey

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    Ok I,lol pm you


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  11. Reklaw59

    Reklaw59 Faster than your Nan.

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    How is the rear subframe on these things?
    Can it be loaded up without any mods?
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  12. Gasha

    Gasha Been here awhile

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    I use Giant Loop Mojavi and Giant Loop Coyote bags on my 2016 500. Pretty much fully packed with Tent/Sleeping Bag clothes, tools etc as well as a 5 litre desert fox fuel bladder strapped on top. Keeps the weight nice and low and didn't seem to add any stress to the subframe. Will use Mosko Reckless 40 on the 2017 500.

    Attached Files:

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  13. bigbrad

    bigbrad Been here awhile

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    Hey Gasha

    Please feel free to post any mods / ideas you have used on your 500's also as can only help all of us to create the bike we want.

    Happy for this to be an everything 500 thread so folks can use as a resource for their own builds.

    Brad
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  14. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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  15. Gasha

    Gasha Been here awhile

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    Hi Brad,

    Hear is a list of the Adventure Mods Im doing to my 500's, I am building 2 of them, one is a six day and one is standard. Very similar to my previous 500.

    heated grip warmers
    foam grips
    scotts steering damper
    USB port mounted to handle bars
    Giant Loop Iphone 6 holder (I run Hema maps of my Iphone)
    Renthal RC high bend fatbars
    BAJA designs XL-Pro Led headlight
    IMS 17litre Tank
    Enduro Engineering Tall soft seat
    Rally foot pegs
    Mitas E09 rear (Ultra heavy duty Tube)
    Mitas C23 Front (Ultra heavy duty tube)
    Cush Drive rear built by John Titman racing
    15 - 49 gearing
    Stealth rear sprocket 49 T
    Giant Loop Diablo Pro Tank bag

    I will have these done by the end of this month as I have my first trip planned 1st weekend of February.
    I will post some pics up when done.

    cheers
    Gasha
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  16. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    I find the 15 X 48/49 gearing to be a great compromise without the need for extra clutch work.

    What are you using for your USB port?
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  17. Gasha

    Gasha Been here awhile

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    I just used a cheap one from super cheap auto and had it cable tied to the bars. Will probably machine up a bracket that mounts off the bars clamp this time.
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  18. bigbrad

    bigbrad Been here awhile

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    You find the headlight worth the outlay then.

    How does it affect oncoming traffic?
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  19. Gasha

    Gasha Been here awhile

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    I have not installed the headlights yet, but after doing quite a bit of night riding on my old bike and trying different lighting options I thought the Baja is the way to go. A friend is a dealer and has used them on his rally bikes and recommends them highly. I have also just got a set of Baja lights for my 1190 9not installed yet). I have another mate with baja lights on his 690 and they seem pretty good with oncoming traffic. I can send you a PM with my friends details if you want to talk to him about the lights.
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  20. smacka

    smacka Tripper head

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    Do you blokes have any preferences in relation to after-market bash plates and radiator guards or do you just run with the OEM gear?

    Thanks,
    Smacka