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Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8,755
Views: 1,833,525
Posted By wsmc831
They came off easily, in one piece...but that was...

They came off easily, in one piece...but that was before there was ever any heat applied to them as I take them off when new. After they've been heat cycled a few times they may be more difficult,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8,755
Views: 1,833,525
Posted By wsmc831
Tough to beat the 690 motor. The 500 spins up so...

Tough to beat the 690 motor. The 500 spins up so much faster it just feels like it doesn't have as much torque...to me anyway. Exc map compared to vortex ecu is noticeable. Seat concepts will fix...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By wsmc831
Some still draw power when not being used. I...

Some still draw power when not being used. I have a 12v to usb waterproof connector wired to a front turn signal mount, it drained the battery when off until I moved it to switched lead.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,139
Posted By wsmc831
Probably why there is no kick starter on a 690.

Probably why there is no kick starter on a 690.
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,318
Posted By wsmc831
In my experience of about 60k plus miles of...

In my experience of about 60k plus miles of nothing but pavement touring small roads from NM to SD and points west, we've never had problems with 150 mile range. There are some spots in NV that were...
Forum: EMEA 03-10-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By wsmc831
Friends and I did 9 days in '13, we paid to have...

Friends and I did 9 days in '13, we paid to have a gps route mapped for us by a local company. We did 35+ passes through the alps with almost zero autobahn, no way we could have figured out that by...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By wsmc831
http://www.globetrottin.com/

http://www.globetrottin.com/
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,789
Posted By wsmc831
There is nothing from Power Commander(unless the...

There is nothing from Power Commander(unless the one for DukeR works) or Vortex for 14-15's.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8,755
Views: 1,833,525
Posted By wsmc831
Similar experience here. I have Q4 on both...

Similar experience here. I have Q4 on both ktm's, the 500 is noticeably quieter than the 690. Cheap, quiet and once you pull the ugly sticker off looks much like stock. Can't say how much power it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8,755
Views: 1,833,525
Posted By wsmc831
Have the on both dual sports. Good stuff, but I...

Have the on both dual sports. Good stuff, but I would be more hesitant to use them if I was commuting to work and in traffic, they are all or nothing, though you can get a dimmer, but light pattern...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By wsmc831
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912129

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912129
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By wsmc831
http://www.vortexcdi.com/

http://www.vortexcdi.com/
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-04-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By wsmc831
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CODSR/ ...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CODSR/

another meet/greet on Saturday.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By wsmc831
JD only does fuel if I remember correctly. I...

JD only does fuel if I remember correctly. I similarly had issues with local dealer actually saying the ecu was locked and couldn't be unlocked, so just bought a vortex ecu instead of telling them...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By wsmc831
You don't have to rebuild your shock to swap out...

You don't have to rebuild your shock to swap out the spring for the proper rate.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-02-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By wsmc831
In June I would recommend riding out of the...

In June I would recommend riding out of the Sisters area on the easter side of the Cascades, think Route3 of obcdr, or route4 from Prineville. Plenty of great desert riding SW of bend in the China...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By wsmc831
Same hub as every other ktm 250+ since 2003.

Same hub as every other ktm 250+ since 2003.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,314
Posted By wsmc831
One year. 07+ exc's are 50 state legal.

One year. 07+ exc's are 50 state legal.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7,220
Views: 1,182,146
Posted By wsmc831
As long as the dirt tricks was installed...

As long as the dirt tricks was installed correctly, and everything has been gone through it should be fine.

Of course, I said the same thing the last time I took my 530 to Baja, and it expired,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8,755
Views: 1,833,525
Posted By wsmc831
I think the real question is will it last. ...

I think the real question is will it last. Acerbis specifically says their tanks outgas so stickers won't last.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By wsmc831
Plenty of posts on this, check supermotojunkie. ...

Plenty of posts on this, check supermotojunkie. In short, the 21 inch wheel spokes won't clear the caliper on the smc.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21,727
Views: 2,616,219
Posted By wsmc831
I think you mean the rear spring. The fronts are...

I think you mean the rear spring. The fronts are way too stiff for most people, the rear spring way too soft.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21,727
Views: 2,616,219
Posted By wsmc831
Or areas that one won't be doing river crossings....

Or areas that one won't be doing river crossings. Many people have been using this type setup for years, and removing the airbox and going cone filter is the best way to add cheap hp with a proper...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21,727
Views: 2,616,219
Posted By wsmc831
http://www.radegarage.com/2014-07-07/ktm-690-auxil...

http://www.radegarage.com/2014-07-07/ktm-690-auxilliary-tank/

I have a home made AL version I bought here, works great, though only adds 1.2 gallons.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-19-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 11,023
Posted By wsmc831
You are SO proud of that picture! ...

You are SO proud of that picture!


:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,655
Posted By wsmc831
Very few differences. Same filter.

Very few differences. Same filter.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By wsmc831
Sheesh, talk about a child throwing a fit. Wipe...

Sheesh, talk about a child throwing a fit. Wipe away your tears and try to act like an adult.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,080
Posted By wsmc831
'Slipper' clutches are designed to not slide the...

'Slipper' clutches are designed to not slide the rear wheel when downshifting in to a corner on pavement, and protect engine from over revving. Rekluse simply disengages when motor is at idle. As...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8,755
Views: 1,833,525
Posted By wsmc831
Just rev matching I guess. Haven't had a manual...

Just rev matching I guess. Haven't had a manual clutch lever on whatever true dirtbike I own at the time since 03. The clutch m/c works much better than the m/c rekluse currently sells.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-18-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,270
Posted By wsmc831
As someone who lived in the Bay area for 20...

As someone who lived in the Bay area for 20 years, I'll say dualsporting opportunities are exponentially greater anywhere in Oregon, especially on the 'cold and dry' side of the mountains. No need...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8,755
Views: 1,833,525
Posted By wsmc831
Standard springs in core 2, no issues other than...

Standard springs in core 2, no issues other than a slight adjustment to engagement point after 10 hours or so. No clutch lever so can't comment on pull.
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By wsmc831
It's very easy. I have an evo 1 lid if you want...

It's very easy. I have an evo 1 lid if you want one, I went with aluminum gas tank in place of airbox and removed evo1 lid and k/n type replacement filter.

I contacted M-Tech in bend, they had...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,421
Posted By wsmc831
Sounds like you got a different light. Both my...

Sounds like you got a different light. Both my 500 and 690 lights from them (same one on both) just have a single 2 wire connection, white/black that you put the red connector on.
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,512
Posted By wsmc831
Better hoses necessary? um, why is that? Get a...

Better hoses necessary? um, why is that? Get a proper fuel map loaded before you start replacing things that work just fine.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By wsmc831
I had an 08 for a couple years. Great bike, but...

I had an 08 for a couple years. Great bike, but very focused and only worked well on smooth, very twisty pavement. Stiff, short suspension, great brakes, good for people with shorter inseam but I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,287
Views: 219,798
Posted By wsmc831
No 500 came with orange, or 17 inch rims from KTM.

No 500 came with orange, or 17 inch rims from KTM.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,421
Posted By wsmc831
Exc's are, have been 50 state since 07 models. ...

Exc's are, have been 50 state since 07 models. xcw's are not.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,421
Posted By wsmc831
wr450f does not come street legal. wr450r? No...

wr450f does not come street legal. wr450r? No such bike.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8,755
Views: 1,833,525
Posted By wsmc831
Ever heard of a 500 wearing out? replacing...

Ever heard of a 500 wearing out? replacing cranks???? I've read of guys going 350 hours on oem top end with rings still in spec, who the hell is going to replace a crank because it was raced by an...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8,755
Views: 1,833,525
Posted By wsmc831
www.google.com (http://www.google.com) image...

www.google.com (http://www.google.com) image search for ktm 500 tanks, it's pretty obvious to see the 4.1 and 5.3 not using the stock shrouds, and the 3.2 and below tanks that do. Not sharp, just...
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