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Forum: Vendors 10-06-2014, 05:03 AM
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Views: 157,133
Posted By bill1960
Being next door in Cambodia, I might be...

Being next door in Cambodia, I might be interested in a local Vietnam delivery too, if possible.
Also interested in the Reckless.
Forum: Vendors 09-07-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 66,938
Posted By bill1960
Question for you Sanjoh Further on in the...

Question for you Sanjoh

Further on in the thread from the above quote, someone asks:

What is the measurement between the 3 pointed star flange and the heat sink?

Your response


Where on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By bill1960
High miles ? Not really high miles in my...

High miles ?

Not really high miles in my book, but maybe in KTM dirtbike terms.....

I last checked my 500xcw valve clearances at 434hrs/11,500mi. They are still in spec from new. Running the EU...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 183,336
Posted By bill1960
Profill in Australia make a filter sock to fit...

Profill in Australia make a filter sock to fit the acerbis 3 gal
There's some info at
http://ktmtalk.com/showthread.php?t=468480&page=5

I have both filter socks. The Profill is painfully slow to...
Forum: Vendors 06-01-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 157,133
Posted By bill1960
Definitely interested in a 30-40L version for my...

Definitely interested in a 30-40L version for my KTM500. Ideally with most of the load carried below seat height.
I like the idea of separate bags rather than one huge compartment.
Will the side...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By bill1960
Justin Look fwd to seeing how the Altrider...

Justin
Look fwd to seeing how the Altrider Hemisphere mounts on the 500 compared to the GL Coyote, plus carrying capacities in its various configurations.
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,288
Posted By bill1960
Wach Yes, I was referring to the saddlebags, as...

Wach
Yes, I was referring to the saddlebags, as I'm looking for a rackless system (if possible) for the 500 XCW that can handle offroad riding.



By the looks of it, I think a 15L or 20L rolled...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By bill1960
FTB Thx for that info. I weigh 73kg/160lbs.With...

FTB
Thx for that info. I weigh 73kg/160lbs.With gear/tools/water etc for a daytrip 87kg/192lbs. Geared up with a full 11.5 litre tank of fuel and I'm over the 75mm fork sag recommendation. That's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By bill1960
Do you find the rotary dimmer has a good gradual...

Do you find the rotary dimmer has a good gradual range ?
Mine seemed to be either full on or off without too much range inbetween. It failed completely after only minor use so they replaced it for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By bill1960
checking fork sag

FTB
To avoid inaccuracies from Stiction, what method did you use to measure the fork sag ?
I assume the 35mm was static sag, what rider sag measurement did you aim for ?
Forum: Vendors 04-04-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 95,007
Posted By bill1960
Ok, that's fair enough. I see there's a couple...

Ok, that's fair enough.
I see there's a couple of small drybag options on the market if ziplocks aren't desirable. No idea on quality/durability....
Forum: Vendors 04-01-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 95,007
Posted By bill1960
Hemisphere Accessory Bags

Are the Hemisphere accessory bags waterproof ?
I'm thinking about keeping tools dry.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/bill_1960/KTM/Giant%20Loop/Altrideraccessorybag_zpsd980d654.jpg
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,288
Posted By bill1960
Wach Any more details on capacities yet ? ...

Wach

Any more details on capacities yet ?

I'm interested to know the sidepod capacities of the hemisphere with the upper section rolled down as flat as possible (for legover clearance on a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By bill1960
Just to be sure, here's the one I'm referring to ...

Just to be sure, here's the one I'm referring to

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/bill_1960/KTM/Total4TRacing10W50FullySynthetic_zps41256671.jpg

Despite the labelling, its really a highly...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By bill1960
KTM Cambodia charge $32/litre I use Total 10W50...

KTM Cambodia charge $32/litre
I use Total 10W50 Synthetic, $6/litre.
Its labelled Synthetic but its really a highly refined mineral oil
No problems so far @ 390 hrs.
I note from their website...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2,644
Views: 1,018,816
Posted By bill1960
I'm happy with the Lezyne Alloy Drive Hand Pump ...

I'm happy with the Lezyne Alloy Drive Hand Pump

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005X71YCI/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By bill1960
385hrs Valves haven't moved yet. Wouldn't...

385hrs
Valves haven't moved yet.
Wouldn't surprise me if I get 500hrs before doing anything to the topend.
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,288
Posted By bill1960
No worries. Look fwd to measurements/capacities...

No worries.
Look fwd to measurements/capacities of the Hemishphere in its various configurations.
Forum: Vendors 02-22-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,288
Posted By bill1960
Rolled down height and capacity

For my plated dirtbike (KTM500) I'm looking for a rackless luggage system that doesn't sit more than 2" above seat height.
Higher than that and its too awkward to swing a leg over on tight trails.
...
Forum: Vendors 02-16-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 95,007
Posted By bill1960
Rolled down height and capacity

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/bill_1960/KTM/Altriderdrybagsprotrudingfrompouch_zps4f8d8819.jpg

If those red drybags were rolled down so they protrude no more than 2" above seat height,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By bill1960
If the battery on your 500 is dead, I read...

If the battery on your 500 is dead, I read somewhere that you can hookup a 9 volt battery and it's enough to power the FI while you kick it over.

Another thing to carry that you'll probably never...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By bill1960
TPS Tester

Just a headsup if you need a TPS tester
A gent on TT (Sirthumpalot) is making them

and has a website
http://www.tpstool.com/

I already have the Suzuki TPS tester so I haven't tried his...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,726
Posted By bill1960
661 Vapor Pressure suit, now called Rage ...

661 Vapor Pressure suit, now called Rage
http://sixsixone.com/bike/pressure-suits/pressure-suit-1

I've used it for several years offroad riding in Indochina, hot/humid climate.
I wear it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By bill1960
FTB Does that numberplate bag require changes...

FTB
Does that numberplate bag require changes to the routing of the front brake line and odometer cable ?
Forum: Vendors 02-05-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 95,007
Posted By bill1960
If anyone's got a 2013 Mojavi (the new larger...

If anyone's got a 2013 Mojavi (the new larger model) for sale please pm me.
Forum: Vendors 02-03-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 46,937
Posted By bill1960
2013+ Mojavi Saddlebag dry sacks ?

Can you suggest anything to keep the contents of the Mojavi saddlebags 100% waterproof.

Are there any plans to offer a fitted dry sack for the Mojavi's ?
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By bill1960
FTB Thx for that info, I'll be in contact with...

FTB
Thx for that info, I'll be in contact with you re the TR Impeller kit
Do you have to run two water pump gaskets (instead of one) to seal both sides of the spacer ?
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By bill1960
Radiator fan running more often

At 350 hrs on my '13 500xcw, the radiator fan is starting to run more often on single track.
However it doesn't burp coolant at all.
The coolant is regularly changed, cooling core is clean. I've...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,993
Posted By bill1960
Justin Thanks for the elaboration on the...

Justin

Thanks for the elaboration on the Coyote downsides, even with inner dry bags.

I have browsed the "designing soft bags" thread but wasnt aware they were designing a rackless system. Have...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,993
Posted By bill1960
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Forum: Vendors 01-22-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 95,007
Posted By bill1960
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/bill_1960/K...

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/bill_1960/KTM/5V1A0092-XL_zps25fb8dae.jpg

Wachs

I'm considering an upgrade to the current luggage setup on my KTM 500.
Around 30 litres of waterproof...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,993
Posted By bill1960
The GL's thick fabric base that wraps around the...

The GL's thick fabric base that wraps around the bike seems to be the better mounting concept for rackless dirtbikes.
I use the GL Mojave which has the same footprint as the Coyote, and it doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,993
Posted By bill1960
Team FTB Great report and pics. Just a...

Team FTB

Great report and pics.

Just a small observation for you or the manufacturer. The outer fabric of the Overlanders doesnt seem very mud friendly for cleaning afterwards.

Seeing as...
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 76,076
Posted By bill1960
Thats a nicely designed bag but on a dirtbike I...

Thats a nicely designed bag but on a dirtbike I prefer not more than 4 or 5" inches height of anything strapped to the rear of the seat/fender.

If you ran a pronghorn strap under the seat, and...
Forum: Vendors 01-08-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 76,076
Posted By bill1960
Mojave for plated dirtbike overnight trips

Snowhawk
Thx for explaining the difference between the new current Mojave vs the old one.

Wattner
I'm thinking similar to you, something in size between the Coyote and my old Mojave, but is the...
Forum: Vendors 01-08-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 76,076
Posted By bill1960
2013+ Mojave saddlebag

I note the current model of the Mojave saddlebag has side pouches measuring 4" deep x 16" long x 7" wide and hold 6 liters ea.

Does anyone have the dimensions of the older version that held 4.5...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By bill1960
Have a look at the following link from KTMtalk. ...

Have a look at the following link from KTMtalk.
Seems there's two different sizes ??

http://ktmtalk.com/showthread.php?t=482492&page=4

I have the aftermarket 3 gal Acerbis tank on my 500 xcw...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,523
Posted By bill1960
Btw, is there already dedicated minimalist...

Btw, is there already dedicated minimalist camping thread ?

I'm putting some gear together for the odd nights camping on my KTM 500.
Looking to exchange ideas on the lightest least bulky setup...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By bill1960
from BDSB's website ...

from BDSB's website



http://bestdualsportbikes.com/2014-ktm-500-exc/
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By bill1960
And they charge $100 for that ?

And they charge $100 for that ?
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