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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2120 on: August 31, 2019, 02:33:34 pm »
Ja 26 sounded wrong to me at the time, but Kaboef being an accountant and all I was too lazy to go and check.

Accountants have a habit of deducting a settlement percentage because they were born tight and like putting pressure on things.
Perhaps he uses a large log or rock (these lie around for free mind) to whack that 26 spanner on?
If so then remember to never trust an accountant again Jon!


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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2121 on: August 31, 2019, 06:09:42 pm »
I am an accountant.


What size you do WANT the nut to be?

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2122 on: September 06, 2019, 07:48:01 am »
Just bear in mind that the front and rear wheel nuts are not the same, depending on which year model you have.  My 2016 XCW has 27 rear and 17 front.
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2123 on: September 06, 2019, 02:27:16 pm »
Sorry not a 500 I know but ja, just being cute about the 27 but because I have had to use that tyre spoon combo, don't tighten the back axle nut as stated in the 525 manual to some 80Nm with a moersa torque wrench as it will be a swine to unfasten and you risk breaking the chain adjuster block. I know this.
 

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2124 on: September 09, 2019, 01:31:12 pm »
I spend a few hours this week-end "on" the 501, of which a few of these were on tarred road to get to the nice spots..

I need a softer & broader seat. ( Punt!)

What brands are available in SA or should I buy online?
thanks for your reply - I trust it must be here somewhere in the +100 pages...
 

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2125 on: September 09, 2019, 03:01:36 pm »
I spend a few hours this week-end "on" the 501, of which a few of these were on tarred road to get to the nice spots..

I need a softer & broader seat. ( Punt!)

What brands are available in SA or should I buy online?
thanks for your reply - I trust it must be here somewhere in the +100 pages...

Just get a 701.  :deal:
 

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2126 on: September 09, 2019, 03:08:59 pm »
I spend a few hours this week-end "on" the 501, of which a few of these were on tarred road to get to the nice spots..

I need a softer & broader seat. ( Punt!)

What brands are available in SA or should I buy online?
thanks for your reply - I trust it must be here somewhere in the +100 pages...

Just get a 701.  :deal:

Just be careful of that 701's snappy throttle  ;)
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2127 on: September 09, 2019, 03:09:57 pm »
Just get a 701

.... on which I've put a Seat Concepts seat for same reasons which are gone now, it works  :thumleft:
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2128 on: September 09, 2019, 03:10:53 pm »
I spend a few hours this week-end "on" the 501, of which a few of these were on tarred road to get to the nice spots..

I need a softer & broader seat. ( Punt!)

What brands are available in SA or should I buy online?
thanks for your reply - I trust it must be here somewhere in the +100 pages...

Just get a 701.  :deal:

Just be careful of that 701's snappy throttle  ;)

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2129 on: September 09, 2019, 03:12:21 pm »
I spend a few hours this week-end "on" the 501, of which a few of these were on tarred road to get to the nice spots..

I need a softer & broader seat. ( Punt!)

What brands are available in SA or should I buy online?
thanks for your reply - I trust it must be here somewhere in the +100 pages...

Just get a 701.  :deal:

Just be careful of that 701's snappy throttle  ;)

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2130 on: October 16, 2019, 10:53:41 am »
https://blog.ktm.com/around-world-ktm-500-exc/?fbclid=IwAR1Kz5GbUOgCXmB6x3ISsB14QDKYsZuPSh8KBygGz6tYu1SBfZ1JeDwpcdY

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The number one question I get asked is about oil changes. I do a lot of them. I started doing them every 1.500km to 2.000km max, but now I will go for 3.000km without worrying so much. They are so quick and easy on my bike, so I dont know why people think its a big deal. It also gives you a chance to give the bike a quick once over looking for anything loose etc.

If I am fully pinned in the desert or in race mode, I do oil changes more often. If Im clicking some easy miles through a country like Uzbekistan or parts of Siberia where its back to back 500km days with the bike just purring along at 110km/h I stretch them. I always carry two spare pre-oiled air filters. I carry a front sprocket and I change it as soon as I see the teeth start turning around. Usually its around the 5.000 or 6.000km mark and thats helped my chain and rear sprocket last longer. I use a Supersprox stealth sprocket from the KTM PowerParts catalog and they last amazingly.

I do a bit of preventative work also. Before I crossed into Morocco, I replaced the clutch thinking I might be doing lots of sand. Did it next to my tent and it wasnt that hard. I did my first top end rebuild at 870hrs as the bike needed it. Then I did my second at around 1.300hrs but it didnt need it. I did it because I did the bottom end and thought while it is all in parts I might as well do it all. At that time, I was heading from Georgia across Mongolia and Siberia so it was good piece of mind to know it was all done.  When traveling alone in those type of areas piece of mind is a massive thing.
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2131 on: October 16, 2019, 11:41:35 am »
Peace of mind too.  O0
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2132 on: October 16, 2019, 12:25:10 pm »


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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2133 on: October 16, 2019, 01:38:14 pm »


Quote from: BiG DoM on Today at 11:41:35 am>Peace of mind too.  O0
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #2134 on: October 17, 2019, 08:41:05 am »
https://blog.ktm.com/around-world-ktm-500-exc/?fbclid=IwAR1Kz5GbUOgCXmB6x3ISsB14QDKYsZuPSh8KBygGz6tYu1SBfZ1JeDwpcdY

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