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Old 03-26-2012, 03:13 PM   #766
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[QUOTE=Geek;18306138]I've been doing an extensive "step by step" writeup on how to make an XCW street legal (and clean up some of the sucky KTM wiring in the process ).

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how about a cell phone charger? A cigarette power outlet? I want to use my smart phone as a navigation device. I have the same Highway dirt bike set up as you do and want to set up some type of GPS or smart phone navigation device on the HDB mount.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:22 PM   #767
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Clever Lever

Tried to install my 'clever lever' (adjustable and less pull) clutch lever without sucess today. The large housing of the turn/headlight/horn assembly is too big to allow for complete use of the clutch. So if you're on the fence about this lever, hang tight until another solution for the signal assembly is found...This is for the EXC, obviously...
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:33 PM   #768
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Tried to install my 'clever lever' (adjustable and less pull) clutch lever without sucess today. The large housing of the turn/headlight/horn assembly is too big to allow for complete use of the clutch. So if you're on the fence about this lever, hang tight until another solution for the signal assembly is found...This is for the EXC, obviously...
Interesting! I put my C-lever on last week and rode without issue. But, now i see that any user of this C-lever on the KTM maguara hydraulic clutch will need to have the slim aftermarket switch housing. Bummer, didn't even think about that before i picked it up...

However, i can say this C-lever does make a difference. It really is an easy lever....




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Old 03-26-2012, 08:08 PM   #769
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C-lever

I agree...the lever is going to work out fine once I figure out where I can find a smaller solution for the controls... one finger clutching...sweet!
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:30 PM   #770
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Tried to install my 'clever lever' (adjustable and less pull) clutch lever without sucess today. The large housing of the turn/headlight/horn assembly is too big to allow for complete use of the clutch. So if you're on the fence about this lever, hang tight until another solution for the signal assembly is found...This is for the EXC, obviously...
Sicassracing.com has the solution you need for the turn/headlight/horn assembly. I installed one on my EXC and it works great.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:27 AM   #771
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1. KTM 500 EXC

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2. KTM 500 EXC & XC-W



Until someone discovers that they are indeed different enough to separate, I think we should combine them into one thread.

I find it interesting how different our dealers are handling issues. My dealer had already installed the new fuel filter, but didn't give me the little bag of bolts to fix the suicide kickstand, or desmog. I had to buy the bolt and washer for the XCW. They didn't have any idea, what the "blue" gas was in the tank. They said we CANNOT use the map switch on this bike and that there may be someone coming out with a tuner. Also "gosh, I have always de-smoged all my bikes, but I would not do it to this bike".

I am fortunate (finally) that there are several KTM dealers in the Dallas area. I bought at RPM on I-35, can any of you guys in the Dallas area post up about the KTM place in Desoto, or up in Denton?
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:02 AM   #772
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I've seen these type of switches come under several different names and different brands.



I know HDB sells them for a for $35 bucks, which is a pretty good deal.

http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_...ef=switch_hb01

Note: I'm not a sponsor of HDB, just want to send a brother who has done a lot for our industry some business....
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:26 PM   #773
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Until someone discovers that they are indeed different enough to separate, I think we should combine them into one thread.
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I find it interesting how different our dealers are handling issues. My dealer had already installed the new fuel filter, but didn't give me the little bag of bolts to fix the suicide kickstand, or desmog. I had to buy the bolt and washer for the XCW. They didn't have any idea, what the "blue" gas was in the tank. They said we CANNOT use the map switch on this bike and that there may be someone coming out with a tuner. Also "gosh, I have always de-smoged all my bikes, but I would not do it to this bike".

I am fortunate (finally) that there are several KTM dealers in the Dallas area. I bought at RPM on I-35, can any of you guys in the Dallas area post up about the KTM place in Desoto, or up in Denton?


I know you didn't ask about the dealer in Decatur (Action Motorsports) but they have been the greatest to me. Orange Wrench (or something like that) service department. Offer 20% off internet orders on Monday's. I have bought a 2012 500 EXC and 2008 990 Adventure from them. Handled any warranty issues immediately. Installed the filter kit on the EXC before I picked it up.

Just good folks.
Craig Martin is the owner.

Don't want to tieup this thread. PM me if you have any questions. AND no I don't work for them. I just live in
Decatur and am happy with their service and pricing.

Chris... and not the Kris in their parts department.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:28 PM   #774
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I know you didn't ask about the dealer in Decatur (Action Motorsports) but they have been the greatest to me. Orange Wrench (or something like that) service department. Offer 20% off internet orders on Monday's. I have bought a 2012 500 EXC and 2008 990 Adventure from them. Handled any warranty issues immediately. Installed the filter kit on the EXC before I picked it up.

Just good folks.
Craig Martin is the owner.

Don't want to tieup this thread. PM me if you have any questions. AND no I don't work for them. I just live in
Decatur and am happy with their service and pricing.

Chris... and not the Kris in their parts department.

My XCW was delivered to SMS RACING in Denton. Brain Storie is the owner and a great guy they do fantastic suspension work the take care of alot fo race teams.

Let us also not forget Curtis White @ Cycle Town South. I bought both my 950 SE and SMT from him. He is a top notch guy and knows the LC8 and the RC8 motors COLD. I'd put him up aginst any shop in that realm. Plus he can make magic happen with KTM US on occasion when others cant.

Parts wise in CHIP MUNN at Munn Racing is hard to beat.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:20 PM   #775
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I agree...the lever is going to work out fine once I figure out where I can find a smaller solution for the controls... one finger clutching...sweet!
Here is a picture of my 500 EXC with the Clever Lever and the Sicass Racing Switch Installed. Tons of clearance, but I did have to cut the front part of the grip back to clear the lever.

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0288.jpg
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:15 PM   #776
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Here is a picture of my 500 EXC with the Clever Lever and the Sicass Racing Switch Installed. Tons of clearance, but I did have to cut the front part of the grip back to clear the lever.

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0288.jpg

Proof! I got on their website today and have been trying to combine several items to save on shipping...just too many items to look at right now...but that switch is a winner.

Giant loop or Wolfman bags? Hmm...switches, levers, bar clamps, risers....deep breath. whew!

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Old 03-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #777
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curious if any of the various compact switches (baja designs, sicass, trail tech, hdb, etc) come with pre-wired with the 2 ktm connectors?
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:23 PM   #778
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curious if any of the various compact switches (baja designs, sicass, trail tech, hdb, etc) come with pre-wired with the 2 ktm connectors?
Sicass is plug and play, just order the one made for KTM 07-12. Thats why it's a bit more expensive than HDB.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:55 AM   #779
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Hello everyone. Im looking to buy a 500 exc in the next month or so. My local dealer quoted me $9800 OTD, does this sound like as decent price to you guys or am I getting screwed?

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Old 03-28-2012, 07:12 AM   #780
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Exellent price for OTD. That is below the suggested retail price.
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