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Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 08:54 PM
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
You could leave the oil filter in and just let...

You could leave the oil filter in and just let the oil drain out. It is not necessary to change the filter every time you change the oil unless you do something like drown the bike or your engine is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Rekluse recommends changing the dampers at 20 to...

Rekluse recommends changing the dampers at 20 to 30 hours depending on the model of bike. When the dampers get hard the clutch noise gets louder.
I change out the dampers at about 60 hours and find...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7,106
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
I rode a Husky Automatic for 2 years. Fast? Yes,...

I rode a Husky Automatic for 2 years. Fast? Yes, but boring to ride after the first 15 minutes.
i enjoy the clutch and it is a part of the challenge of dirt biking and I am waay over the age of...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,451
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
I have the 7, 10, and 12 inch Knipex pliers. ...

I have the 7, 10, and 12 inch Knipex pliers.
The 7 inch Knipex will remove the rear axle nut on my KTM (59 ft lbs) torque. It's the one I use the most. You can bend a 3/16" X 1" aluminum bar with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7,106
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
If you have money to burn there is the pro Moto...

If you have money to burn there is the pro Moto Billet Rackit. I have seen one and it is a work of art.
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/1453/36242/Pro-Moto-Billet-%22Rack-It%22-Rear-Cargo-Rack...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 919,310
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I have one of those too but the folding saw cut...

I have one of those too but the folding saw cut faster and was easier to control especially in awkward places like under a bush or places where you could only reach with one hand.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7,106
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
Enduro Tech, not cheap but nice. Check out their...

Enduro Tech, not cheap but nice. Check out their website.
http://enduro-tech.eu/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=category&virtuemart_category_id=18&categorylayout=0&Itemid=123&lang=en
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7,106
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
I just rechecked my source and you are right, the...

I just rechecked my source and you are right, the part numbers are different for the 2 bikes. I don't know offhand what the differences are but there are wiring diagrams in the service manual that...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 919,310
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I have tried all kinds of saws, even the silky,...

I have tried all kinds of saws, even the silky, and I keep coming back to the 14 inch folding saw. http://www.coronatools.com/folding-saws
Light weight, can cut large logs, doesn't wear you out,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7,106
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
The 2012 500 EXC and the 500 XCW have the same...

The 2012 500 EXC and the 500 XCW have the same wiring harness part number...
78111175033
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7,106
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
>"I love this thing up until 50mph.. around 50mph...

>"I love this thing up until 50mph.. around 50mph especially on gravel roads It starts going into a tank slapper"
Increase the rear sag another 1/2 inch and add a couple of pounds of air to the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7,106
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
Get one that is "Bump" proof. Master lock makes...

Get one that is "Bump" proof. Master lock makes one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gROEh3TunUo
Master locks can be opened the same way.
By mistake I found that my KTM ignition key would open the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7,106
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
Here is a cheaper alternative to Ironman...

Here is a cheaper alternative to Ironman sprockets:
http://www.powersportsuperstore.com/Sunstar-Steel-Rear-Sprocket-49T-Sprocket-Positi-p/4189430.htm
My chain and sprockets are close to 10,000...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Here is a slick new headlight with hi beam/low...

Here is a slick new headlight with hi beam/low beam that came out recently, the price is around $450:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-bni1xWBMs
Its a Polish company ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7,106
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
Generally 15 to 20 hours between changes is the...

Generally 15 to 20 hours between changes is the norm but I went 25 hours a few times when riding mostly on the street.
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7,106
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
I have 370 hours and 9500 miles on the bike so...

I have 370 hours and 9500 miles on the bike so the oil is working.
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Mobil1 15w50 the automotive one, get it at...

Mobil1 15w50 the automotive one, get it at Walmart. Best price.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
There is a mag cavity in the head??? Why? Are...

There is a mag cavity in the head??? Why?
Are you sure you are not looking at the lost shim?
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7,106
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
Originally Posted by peteandheidi...

Originally Posted by peteandheidi http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/cRaSH/viewpost.gif (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24088897#post24088897)
Does anyone know if the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
The 2012 KTM 500 EXC repair manual calls for a...

The 2012 KTM 500 EXC repair manual calls for a TPS setting of .601v when the throttle is closed.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
A helmet light is a must if you want to go fast...

A helmet light is a must if you want to go fast in the dirt at night. It allows you see where you are looking and not just where the bike is pointing.
There a lot of chinese made helmet lights that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I put the horn behind the starter motor and...

I put the horn behind the starter motor and attached the bracket to the chainguard bolt. You have to make the bracket mounting hole bigger to fit the 10mm bolt. The wires will reach the new location...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Google translate...

Google translate...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7,106
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
It would be cheaper if you just used a regular...

It would be cheaper if you just used a regular mill to cut the slots.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7,106
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Posted By Bengt Phorks
On my 2012 500EXC the map switch only changes the...

On my 2012 500EXC the map switch only changes the ignition advance. Mild = -2 degrees advance, standard = 0 degrees and Wild = +2 degrees advance.
I notice that the fan comes on more when the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I use mineral spirits or cleaning solvent, then...

I use mineral spirits or cleaning solvent, then simple green, then dish washing soap, then dry it with a blow dryer, then throw the filter in a 2 gallon zip lock plastic bag, then add some filter oil...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
ADVmonster also has a nice one for sale. ...

ADVmonster also has a nice one for sale.
http://stores.advmonster.com/dual-sport-fairing-1/
ADVmonster (http://stores.advmonster.com) . . LED thread in Vendors...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Auto parts stores or tire shops. You can flatten...

Auto parts stores or tire shops. You can flatten them out with a hammer to whatever shape you need or to just make them thinner.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Check to see if your front end turns freely...

Check to see if your front end turns freely without binding and that your front tire pressure is not too low.
I weigh 250 and I have .48 fork springs and an 8.4 rear spring with the sag set at 5...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I carry a piece of fuel line that reaches from...

I carry a piece of fuel line that reaches from the tank to the fuel injector so I can eliminate the quick disconnect from the system if needed. It can also double as a fuel transfer hose.
I also...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I haven't noticed any problems with the timing...

I haven't noticed any problems with the timing chain after 355 hours.
The clutch damping rubbers get hard and the clutch noise gets noticeably louder. KTM recommends changing them at 20 hours. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I had the Golan filter in my 2012 and ended up...

I had the Golan filter in my 2012 and ended up removing it to eliminate one more possible leak. I switched over to the 2103 quick disconnect that uses the stock filter in the connector and kept in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
RLRproducts CRT installed in 500 airbox -...

RLRproducts CRT installed in 500 airbox - pictures not necessarily in the correct order.
http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y460/ktmrider1987/005-2_zpse550ca40.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Some people are using the RLR products cooling...

Some people are using the RLR products cooling recovery tank and sticking the tank inside the airbox.
http://www.rlrproducts.com/
Personally I have never boiled the radiator on the 500 even in 100...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I have 9063 miles and 355 hours on my 2012...

I have 9063 miles and 355 hours on my 2012 500EXC. I adjusted the valves once to put them in the middle of spec. I changed the clutch dampers at about 300 hours, the manual says every 20 hours. The...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 919,310
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Wicked This inmate made the tool more compact by bending...

This inmate made the tool more compact by bending the handle. Now you don't need the allen wrench.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23597008&postcount=938
Is that better.:evil
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 919,310
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Good point. I will do that in the future. I...

Good point. I will do that in the future.
I thought is was a good tool to have and wanted to alert the inmates about it.
Sometimes it can be very hard to show a product from another thread as the...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 919,310
Posted By Bengt Phorks
The Bajanopinch has a claimed weight of 1.8...

The Bajanopinch has a claimed weight of 1.8 pounds. Some of the parts are made of Aluminum and you can make different size bearing spacers out of plastic if needed. Since You already need 3 or 4 tire...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 919,310
Posted By Bengt Phorks
Found a new tire mounting tool in the vendors...

Found a new tire mounting tool in the vendors thread. It's portable. There are 2 parts, the tool and the stand. Pictures of the tool on page 63 and video of the Pro model on page 62 or click on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,365,768
Posted By Bengt Phorks
I emailed Enduro Engineering for a spring rate...

I emailed Enduro Engineering for a spring rate chart and they gave me this advice:
Hi,
Is it possible to email me a spring chart for a KTM?
I am trying to set up my new KTM 2012 500 EXC.
The...
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