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Old 06-25-2012, 11:10 AM   #1576
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Unfortunately no exc owners on here answered my question about the size of chain they have. On rocky mountain atv/mc under machine specs I found the answer for myself so hoping its correct., running at
The stock chain lenght on the 500exc is 114 pins with 15/45 gearing, runnnig a 14/48 gearing the rear tire rubs the
the rear shock guard mud flap with stock chain lenght, I run a 116 pin chain with 14/49 gearing.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:54 AM   #1577
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The stock chain lenght on the 500exc is 114 pins with 15/45 gearing, runnnig a 14/48 gearing the rear tire rubs the
the rear shock guard mud flap with stock chain lenght, I run a 116 pin chain with 14/49 gearing.
That's weird. I looked at this http://www.ktm-parts.com/pdf/KTM2012/2012_500XCW.pdf on page 22 and says the chain is 118 rolls. I'm assuming a roll is a link.

Also on this link http://www.ktm-parts.com/pdf/KTM2012/2012_500EXC.pdf for the exc on page 21 it says the chain is 118 rolls.

They both have the same part number for the chain which is 78010167118. Maybe there are less pins than there are links??
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:20 PM   #1578
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I think he's talking about your ADV ticker you post whore.
oh.. lol - yeah in the past 10 years I've posted a time or two
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #1579
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Front Brake squeals like a pig

Has anyone else had issues with their front brake squealling? I have read back through this post and cant find anything so thought id post this up.
I have had it back to the dealer twice. The first time was just a cleanand rough up the second was new pads but still it squeals like a pig when under heavy or long braking.
I took the pads out myself and cleaned the disc with a scourer and brakleen and then hit the pads with a rasp and brakleen but still no good. Ive checked the disc bolts and even the little magnetic pick-up for some sort of harmonic vibration.
Its very annoying and the brakes also dont seem to be ultra grippy, to do a stoppy is quite hard as i dont feel the brake gripping as it should.

Any comments?
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:56 PM   #1580
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Has anyone else had issues with their speedo. Both mine and a mates have lost illumination while running, both are still collecting data and display works for a period when button is pushed. Both bikes have done around 50 hours and have a blown headlight, possibly a related issue?
Hey Belly i just replaced my blown headlight at around 50hrs also. Had blown a fuse also. I looked at the bulb and the Hbeam diffuser had warped and shorted out the bulb.my speedo is still fine though(i will double check when i get home)
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:03 PM   #1581
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Has anyone else had issues with their front brake squealling? I have read back through this post and cant find anything so thought id post this up.
I have had it back to the dealer twice. The first time was just a cleanand rough up the second was new pads but still it squeals like a pig when under heavy or long braking.
I took the pads out myself and cleaned the disc with a scourer and brakleen and then hit the pads with a rasp and brakleen but still no good. Ive checked the disc bolts and even the little magnetic pick-up for some sort of harmonic vibration.
Its very annoying and the brakes also dont seem to be ultra grippy, to do a stoppy is quite hard as i dont feel the brake gripping as it should.

Any comments?
mine does the same thing....ehhh, I just deal with it.....
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:13 PM   #1582
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mine does the same thing....ehhh, I just deal with it.....

same
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #1583
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If it was just in the bush it wouldnt be a problem but even a quick blat down to the beach to check the swell and the thing howls its guts out, not good when i think the worlds highest concentration of cops seems to be in the same area and just love pulling dirt bikes over for any and everything thaey can think of.(yes, number plate is not legal as its plastic, indicators are not ADR, dont like your haircut, and definately are not fans of mono's!!)
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:04 PM   #1584
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Ktm factory rim set

AAAAWWWWWWW YEEEEEEAAAAAAAWWW ups just dropped off my factory rim set today with preset torque wrench for spokes
gonna get some sand tires for these rims

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Old 06-25-2012, 08:06 PM   #1585
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Has anyone else had issues with their front brake squealling? I have read back through this post and cant find anything so thought id post this up.
I have had it back to the dealer twice. The first time was just a cleanand rough up the second was new pads but still it squeals like a pig when under heavy or long braking.
I took the pads out myself and cleaned the disc with a scourer and brakleen and then hit the pads with a rasp and brakleen but still no good. Ive checked the disc bolts and even the little magnetic pick-up for some sort of harmonic vibration.
Its very annoying and the brakes also dont seem to be ultra grippy, to do a stoppy is quite hard as i dont feel the brake gripping as it should.

Any comments?
Mine don't make a sound, but i only have 23 hrs so far. E-ticket put the KTM organic pads on his for better feel. I am sure they wear out faster, but the softer compound should not glaze so easily. Have any of you guys with the squeal tried them?

While I am on here, I use 14/48 with a stock EXC chain with no rub, just flipped the blocks, don't know what the link count on it is on the chain. And my low beam went out at less than 14 hours but my computer still works fine. Haven't checked the fuses or replaced it, just run high beam on the road and no beam on the trail. No night riding so far. If I did, I would be leaning towards the BD lights.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:10 PM   #1586
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Nice!!!!!!

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AAAAWWWWWWW YEEEEEEAAAAAAAWWW ups just dropped off my factory rim set today with preset torque wrench for spokes
gonna get some sand tires for these rims

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I'm gonna need to see some pics of that set up! Sharp!
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:16 PM   #1587
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my bet it is on the easy map not a the aggressive map
Mudguts, why do you say that?
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:24 PM   #1588
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Mine don't make a sound, but i only have 23 hrs so far. E-ticket put the KTM organic pads on his for better feel. I am sure they wear out faster, but the softer compound should not glaze so easily. Have any of you guys with the squeal tried them?

While I am on here, I use 14/48 with a stock EXC chain with no rub, just flipped the blocks, don't know what the link count on it is on the chain. And my low beam went out at less than 14 hours but my computer still works fine. Haven't checked the fuses or replaced it, just run high beam on the road and no beam on the trail. No night riding so far. If I did, I would be leaning towards the BD lights.
I am pretty much the same. My breaks dont squeel, and I use them a LOT... My front brake will raise the rear wheel at any time.. almost too touchy for me.

I too run a 14/48 without issue. My experience on the 530 was that 48 rear was as high as you can go without another link. I run a 140 - S12 on the rear and can run 15/48 and still have room.


Also ; tell me about aggressive mapping. I put a maping switch on the 530 and didnt notice the difference. Is this the same thing?
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:29 PM   #1589
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I put a maping switch on the 530 and didnt notice the difference.

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Old 06-25-2012, 09:55 PM   #1590
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My brakes make a god awful squawk too,since new.
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