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Old 03-15-2013, 08:26 AM   #3496
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I don't get it, my bike eats the low beam in the headlight in about 10 miles of street. Have gone through the original bulb and two after markets, vibration, voltage spikes, don't know. Kind of sucks to need to buy a $400 squadron to have a reliable light.
I have a 2012 500EXC with no lighting issues - however - a fellow rider has a 2013 450 xc-w (str legal) and he has the same problem. Burns out bulbs all the time? He is looking for answer also.

Anyone else know the answer or have the same problem.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:42 AM   #3497
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i have had this issue on my '12

finally i find this was the socket not fully twisted clockwise because of the o-ring

add some grease on the o-ring and it fits better

no more burned bulbs since this

hope this helps ;)
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:03 AM   #3498
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I recently did a 2200km dualsport ride on the 500, highway/offroad 50/50, between 300 and 500km per day.
I found by the end of each day my throttle hand was numb from vibration and both hands were a bit sore in places.
Wheels are balanced. Using pillowtop grips.
Thats why I'm interested in the BRP rubber submount, plus I can add a scotts stabiliser later.

Would be interested to hear from those using the BRP rubber submount.

How well does it work in reducing vibration and/or provide cushioning ?
I am using the Pro Grip Rally grips, the BRP rubber sub mount, Scotts Steering Stabilizer and the Anti Vibe Bar Inserts from HDB, It may be overkill but it makes for a very smooth ride, I put it all on at once so I could not tell you which one works the best. Just did 300+ miles in two days in the desert and my hands and arms had no issues. My seperated ribs are a different story, but worth it for a good ride with good people. What I can say is that the setup I have makes for one of the smoothest riding bikes Ive had and it does not cause any hand numbness, this includes 300 mile road trips also. Another thing to look at is making sure your wheels are balanced correctly. For me, the pillow top grips always transferred alot of vibration on my old 01 ktm 453 exc, when I went to the Pro Grip Rallys on that bike it help out alot.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:31 AM   #3499
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interested in selling that 52T stealth?
Yes, unless, the dealer takes it back. I am trying to avoid the 1hr, 20 in drive back by finding a 48 on a local MC website, but if not, I'll have to drive back because I am racing Sunday and then hopefully he will swap. I'll let you know.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #3500
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Yes, unless, the dealer takes it back. I am trying to avoid the 1hr, 20 in drive back by finding a 48 on a local MC website, but if not, I'll have to drive back because I am racing Sunday and then hopefully he will swap. I'll let you know.
sweet yeah keep me posted because the 52 is exactly what I need.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:51 PM   #3501
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I have a 2012 500EXC with no lighting issues - however - a fellow rider has a 2013 450 xc-w (str legal) and he has the same problem. Burns out bulbs all the time? He is looking for answer also.

Anyone else know the answer or have the same problem.
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i have had this issue on my '12

finally i find this was the socket not fully twisted clockwise because of the o-ring

add some grease on the o-ring and it fits better

no more burned bulbs since this

hope this helps ;)
I purchased my 2012 exc 500 and the low beam was burned out (the high beam worked fine) and I when I drive on road I use the high beam (and it does not burn out), as it does not annoy other drivers. When/if I change the bulb to a new one I'll grease the o-ring, as per your advice
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:02 PM   #3502
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Thanks for the feedback on the light. I will check the "O" ring, don't even now if it is there or not.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:20 PM   #3503
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I am using the Pro Grip Rally grips, the BRP rubber sub mount, Scotts Steering Stabilizer and the Anti Vibe Bar Inserts from HDB, It may be overkill but it makes for a very smooth ride, I put it all on at once so I could not tell you which one works the best. Just did 300+ miles in two days in the desert and my hands and arms had no issues. My seperated ribs are a different story, but worth it for a good ride with good people. What I can say is that the setup I have makes for one of the smoothest riding bikes Ive had and it does not cause any hand numbness, this includes 300 mile road trips also. Another thing to look at is making sure your wheels are balanced correctly. For me, the pillow top grips always transferred alot of vibration on my old 01 ktm 453 exc, when I went to the Pro Grip Rallys on that bike it help out alot.
Is that the 714 rally progrips ? There seems to be a few different models ?

Are the mounting bolt spacings on your HDB topclamp for the stock KTM perches, or is it a custom spacing to fit the BRP rubber mount ?
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:22 AM   #3504
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Thanks for the feedback on the light. I will check the "O" ring, don't even now if it is there or not.
if you have no o-ring here, the socket may vibrate and damage the bulb
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:41 AM   #3505
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if you have no o-ring here, the socket may vibrate and damage the bulb
Thanks, it makes sense
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:11 AM   #3506
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I found a plug for evap harness connector

Once you remove the evap solenoid on a desmog you have the harness connector to deal with --many guys tape it up or put grease in it.

I was looking for a better way to cap this harness connector

After tons of searching I found a good solution

bmotorsports.com

item conn 10557 male connector and item conn 56059 cavity plug --get a few of the plugs -at least 2

just put in the red cavity plugs and this connector snaps right into the harness for a clean watertight plug
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:41 AM   #3507
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Once you remove the evap solenoid on a desmog you have the harness connector to deal with --many guys tape it up or put grease in it.

I was looking for a better way to cap this harness connector

After tons of searching I found a good solution

bmotorsports.com

item conn 10557 male connector and item conn 56059 cavity plug --get a few of the plugs -at least 2

just put in the red cavity plugs and this connector snaps right into the harness for a clean watertight plug
I'd like to see that, can you take a pic?
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:56 AM   #3508
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Is that the 714 rally progrips ? There seems to be a few different models ?

Are the mounting bolt spacings on your HDB topclamp for the stock KTM perches, or is it a custom spacing to fit the BRP rubber mount ?
Yes the 714 are the correct grips. The hdb top clamp is the ktm stock size and fits the brp.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:04 AM   #3509
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map switch question

I searched this thread for map switch, and it had too many hits and threw it out.


so, I am installing the switch after getting the ecu reflashed to euro, the plug goes under the seat, check.
there are two shorter wires that can only plug into something behind the light, anyone install the switch themselves? Or a hint as two where in this monster thread to look. There are two wires available, but I don't want to just plug them in with out knowing what they are for.

Thx
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:16 AM   #3510
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Yes, unless, the dealer takes it back. I am trying to avoid the 1hr, 20 in drive back by finding a 48 on a local MC website, but if not, I'll have to drive back because I am racing Sunday and then hopefully he will swap. I'll let you know.
So, I swapped it for a 48T at the dealer and just installed. Fits fine. You *might* be able to get a 50T on there with the stock chain, but the rear tire is awfully close to the plastic shock guard with the 48. Plus, I suspect you might have to take the master link off and thread the chain on, versus just working it on. That would defeat my purpose of quick wheel swaps. I suspect the extra 3 teeth will solve my complaint about having to go back and forth between 1st and second gear in the tight stuff. I'll find out tomorrow!
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