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Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 10:38 PM
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
Welcome to the group. Your first assignment is...

Welcome to the group.
Your first assignment is to read all 9500 posts.
That will qualify you as an expert on the 500 EXC.
Whats the TRF?
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3,048
Views: 1,203,211
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I fixed a broken shift lever on my Husky with 2...

I fixed a broken shift lever on my Husky with 2 hose clamps and a 6mm allen wrench. I rode all day with that setup.
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 08:33 PM
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
Only 475 hours on my 2012 KTM 500 EXC and close...

Only 475 hours on my 2012 KTM 500 EXC and close to 12000 miles. Same maintenance schedule except that I change the clutch rubbers every 45 hours. I use Mobil1 15/ 50 automotive oil.
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9,623
Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I know the right way to read a plug, this was for...

I know the right way to read a plug, this was for general riding conditions. You can't really jet a fuel injected bike without specialized equipment to adjust the fuel maps.
We can only make an...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9,623
Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Mine was much darker than that with the TPS set...

Mine was much darker than that with the TPS set at .62. 471 hrs with the original plug.
I reset the TPS to .60 and will see if the color changes as soon as I can get a day of riding in. The bike...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9,623
Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
After a day of riding, pull the spark plug and...

After a day of riding, pull the spark plug and check the color of the insulator inside the plug.
Dark brown color, engine running rich.
White color, engine running lean.
Light tan color, fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 11:46 PM
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Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
On the USA 2012 KTM 500 EXC the ignition switch...

On the USA 2012 KTM 500 EXC the ignition switch plug has 2 extra wires in it. A red one and an orange/white one. The orange/ white wire is a 12 volt supply that is switched on and off with the key...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9,623
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
+1 on the extremedualsport turn signals....

+1 on the extremedualsport turn signals. Guaranteed for life. If you break one call them up and they will send you a new one. They are holding up well on my KTM. I just put them on the rear and left...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
:wink: I have the stock tank and never had a...

:wink:
I have the stock tank and never had a problem with dirt around the filler neck but I don't ride in the swamps. We don't have any mud in California right now just breakfast cereal... fruits,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
Easy one. Pull the sock (the black part) up to...

Easy one. Pull the sock (the black part) up to the top of the filler neck before filling the tank.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9,623
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
The JD Tuner only adjusts the fuel mixture while...

The JD Tuner only adjusts the fuel mixture while the KTM remap changes the fuel mixtures and the ignition timing. It also allows you to use the map switch to vary the ignition timing (aka Mild,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 08:33 PM
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Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
You got it right. Some guys insist that the...

You got it right.
Some guys insist that the forks build up air pressure from air going past the seals when riding and so they need to release the excess pressure before every ride. Funny thing is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9,623
Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Unless you remove all the air out of the forks...

Unless you remove all the air out of the forks you will always have a progressive spring rate even with straight wound springs.
Instead of trying different oil levels for tuning just add air...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9,623
Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I am still using the original one in the fuel...

I am still using the original one in the fuel connector. I just take it out and flush it with brake cleaner each time I change the oil.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9,623
Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
You can run the forks with the caps flush with...

You can run the forks with the caps flush with the triple clamp. Mine are about 1/8 inch above the triple clamp.
I use a .48 springs and raise the oil level to 90mm. This gives a more plush ride and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
Try raising the fork oil level to 90mm before you...

Try raising the fork oil level to 90mm before you change the springs. Raising the fork oil level will make the fork have less sag because the internal air pressure will be higher since the air...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9,623
Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
You do the same kind of riding that I do. I set...

You do the same kind of riding that I do. I set my bike up soft so that I can go faster on tight or rocky trails and just go a little slower on the wide open terrain.
I use Dunlop 606's front and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 10:33 PM
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
What kind of riding do you want to do? ...

What kind of riding do you want to do?
Motocross Cross Country racing Enduro Desert Dual Sport Trail riding?
They all need different setups.
I weigh 250lbs and the setup I use is, 8.4...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 07:37 PM
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Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I read the Thumper Talk thread. Did the...

I read the Thumper Talk thread.
Did the mechanic loosen the throttle stop screw to let the throttle plate close all the way shut before he made the TPS adjustment?
There is a definite...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 05:11 PM
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Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I tried the JD tuner on my 2012 exc and didn't...

I tried the JD tuner on my 2012 exc and didn't get any performance change. When I put in the euro map the bike ran much better and had more power plus you could use the map switch to change the power...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 09:23 PM
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Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Replace it. Start fresh. Keep the repaired one...

Replace it. Start fresh. Keep the repaired one one as a spare.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 09:17 PM
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Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
What secondary adjustment screw? The throttle...

What secondary adjustment screw? The throttle stop screw? Where is this other screw located?
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 04:29 PM
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
Some people have broken the throttle cable...

Some people have broken the throttle cable housing when they looped the bike. Moving the throttles under the bars could offer more protection from getting hit.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9,623
Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Put a small zip tie around the front brake switch...

Put a small zip tie around the front brake switch to keep it from falling out.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 09:04 PM
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Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I have close to 500 hours on my 2012 and it has...

I have close to 500 hours on my 2012 and it has had a SS filter in for most of its life. Just change the oil often and don't worry about it.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 09:57 PM
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Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Before adjusting the TPS make sure the throttle...

Before adjusting the TPS make sure the throttle cables are adjusted correctly and the locknuts are tight.
The TPS sensor does not change value itself but the stops for the throttle cables wear and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9,623
Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I change them about every 45 hours. By the time...

I change them about every 45 hours. By the time you get the clutch apart to check the play you might as well remove 1 more nut and change the dampers.
You can get the clutch holding tool on Amazon...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9,623
Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
The KTM manual says to replace the clutch dampers...

The KTM manual says to replace the clutch dampers every 20 to 30 hours. Recluse has an information sheet on how to check the wear of the dampers....
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3,048
Views: 1,203,211
Posted By Bengt Phorks
1/4 for me.

1/4 for me.
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9,623
Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Here is a cheap source for helmet lights and led...

Here is a cheap source for helmet lights and led lights:
http://www.lightmalls.com/bike-lights-headlamps...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3,048
Views: 1,203,211
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Throw in a handful of baby power into the ziploc...

Throw in a handful of baby power into the ziploc bags to keep your tubes from cracking. The tubes will also be pre dusted for when you need to use them.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 05:04 PM
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Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/731/1478/Moti...

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/731/1478/Motion-Pro-Fork-Cap-Wrench
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-30-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,278
Posted By Bengt Phorks
To move your data to the new database in...

To move your data to the new database in Basecamp, make a backup of the original database, switch Basecamp to the new database location and then restore the backup you just made back into Basecamp....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-26-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12,026
Views: 1,566,550
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Please point me to the Basecamp thread and I will...

Please point me to the Basecamp thread and I will post my results there. Everybody here has a Montana and most use Basecamp so it looked like a logical place to post my findings.:wink:
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-25-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12,026
Views: 1,566,550
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Add Mobile Basecamp.exe to the flash drive and...

Add Mobile Basecamp.exe to the flash drive and you will have completely portable program including data.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-25-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12,026
Views: 1,566,550
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Success! The jnx file I just downloaded appeared...

Success! The jnx file I just downloaded appeared in the new location on a different drive.
This gives me many options for storing and transferring GPS data. I can have a separate database for each...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-25-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12,026
Views: 1,566,550
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Multiple databases in latest Basecamp

I was looking for an easier way than using Symbolic links to move the Basecamp database to a different drive and found that in the latest version of Basecamp there is the option to have mutiple...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9,623
Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
445 hours 11935 miles so far, I wouldn't worry...

445 hours 11935 miles so far, I wouldn't worry too much about the engine.
Change the rubber clutch dampers as they are probably worn. Check the swingarm bearings for rust damage. Grease the spline...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9,623
Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Check the fuel injector. I read about a bad...

Check the fuel injector. I read about a bad injector causing low mileage.
He replaced it and the mileage went way up.
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21337496&postcount=172...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9,623
Views: 2,003,794
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Carson Motorsports in Carson City NV will...

Carson Motorsports in Carson City NV will reprogram the ecu.
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