Ktm 500 Husky 501 Oz Adventure bikes

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

  1. Jabba600

    Jabba600 WA Adventurer

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    Yep it sure will mate strait in
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  2. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Throw it at the bike, it will land in there! Haan, best hub, but really you dont need to cush the drive! :lurk
  3. J_B

    J_B Mid-life Crisis

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    i Picked up a cheap 500 in an auction but it has a 19 inch rear - so I figure if I am buying a 18 inch rim I may as well put on a Cush drive
    Thanks for the advice
    JB
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  4. outbackflyer

    outbackflyer Of.

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    Good progress today, Scott’s damper assembly , zeta bar risers and big oily clutch cover( I added 250 mils of engine oil after fitting). Baja LED headlight upgrades to come. 2AB664EE-B761-40DC-8FBE-DCE81AB5741E.jpeg 16975B8B-9C4C-4C30-9A90-B50E569E172C.jpeg
  5. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    You might want one of those brackets that @DRjoe sells that raise the speedo so that you can see it.
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  6. outbackflyer

    outbackflyer Of.

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    Thanks for that, the Scott’s damper kit includes two spacers that step the instrument assembly forward 15mm which puts it clear of the upper brackets and “in view-ish”
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  7. outbackflyer

    outbackflyer Of.

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    Great day out on twisty single bush tracks and smooth open ripping on station lands today, no other bikes have been there for years., the 530 rider kept absconding on my husky whenever we paused to reflect

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  8. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Gotta love those bigbore end-euro's in that red center country. :clap:clap
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  9. Jabba600

    Jabba600 WA Adventurer

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    So I’ve probably pushed my fuel filter change a bit too long @ 5000km on this one
    My fuel pump failed to start the bike after my last ride , couple of taps on the tank locating bolt fired it up to get home , after 2 weeks at work it primed and then failed again
    So pulled it all apart and time to install my cycleworks pump I’d been carrying for the last 10000km
    Filter was cactus and leaking horrible black fuel
    Has anyone used a sintered filter instead of a paper filter in-tank before ?
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  10. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    It would be interesting to cut open the old pump to see how much of the carbon brushes are left.
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  11. mk23

    mk23 Been here awhile

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    So is the CA cycleworks better than others? Say a Quantum pump? I was just wondering if it was worth the $$, still says made in china on it... Thanks
  12. Jabba600

    Jabba600 WA Adventurer

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    From all reports yes It’s much superior to OEM
    Tonnes of reviews and proven longevity online
    But we will see how it goes in real life
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  13. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    Hi fellas, I have just paid for a 2019 500 over here in NZ.
    Picking it up from the dealer in Dunedin next week.

    Is there any must do farkels that you would recommend.
    So far I have ordered an axp skid, carbon pro header sheild, ims tank (4 week wait), bark Buster's and an AliExpress squadron headlight that I plan to fab up a bracket for.

    I plan to send my ecu to rex fleiter for a tune up, and I will open up the end cap on the muffler.

    Any thoughts appreciated.
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  14. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    Sounds like a solid plan so far, curious about your muffler mod.
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  15. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    I am not sure about the 500 here in oz/NZ, seems the Yanks have to smash out the 2 screens in the end cap.
    Is this not the case for our bikes?

  16. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Just beware that this bloke is shonky as!

    I have a Barrett end cap on one of my mufflers. Brilliant. $120 delivered.
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  17. craig525

    craig525 Ktm nut

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    I have a 19/ 501 bog stock it runs sweet as a single trail or ADV Bike don't now why you need to mod it ?????
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  18. Blakduk

    Blakduk Don’t be too practical.

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    I’ve not changed my exhaust. No one in Oz or my dealer mentioned it. Re map yes. Hey ask Rex Fleiter.
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  19. craig525

    craig525 Ktm nut

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    Why a re map ? Stock pulles like a train of the bottom more power than any body needs
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  20. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Letting the bike breath is reversing the choking the manufacturers perform to pass ADR’s. More air in, more exhaust out andd optimise the fueling is the kindest thing you can do for your bike. A by product is it runs so much better.....as it was designed/intended to do!
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