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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #60 on: July 04, 2011, 09:31:01 am »
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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #61 on: July 04, 2011, 09:35:32 am »
And a 200W stator !
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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #63 on: April 11, 2017, 05:41:06 am »
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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #64 on: April 11, 2017, 06:19:31 am »
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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #65 on: April 11, 2017, 07:45:11 am »
And sold  :'(
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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #66 on: April 16, 2017, 04:54:31 pm »
So the parts are coming together.


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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2017, 05:05:37 pm »

Doing some wiring...


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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #68 on: April 23, 2017, 05:08:57 pm »

Should land this week


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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #69 on: April 23, 2017, 05:12:40 pm »

The tank thanks to NL Designs.



The seat I have in mind.


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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #70 on: April 23, 2017, 05:14:55 pm »
Suspension work next. Got the springs.
Still shopping for a undermounted dampner.


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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #71 on: April 23, 2017, 05:59:07 pm »

Doing some wiring...


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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #72 on: April 23, 2017, 06:24:11 pm »
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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #73 on: April 23, 2017, 07:52:14 pm »
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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #74 on: April 23, 2017, 08:11:40 pm »
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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #75 on: April 24, 2017, 06:37:10 am »



The seat I have in mind.

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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #76 on: April 24, 2017, 07:56:35 am »
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He should stop doing that.
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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #77 on: April 24, 2017, 08:45:36 am »
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He should stop doing that.
What are you talking about?


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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #78 on: April 24, 2017, 09:43:22 am »
Have you tried the standard 2016 seat? Have one on my 300 and it's pretty comfortable. I wouldn't change it on a 500 used for adventure riding - well, I'm looking for a 500, so I won't. I ran the Seat Concepts seat on my 2013 450 Amageza bike, and it's definitely wider and more comfortable, but I don't think I'll bother this time. The 2017 seat is a plank though - sat on that and it's super thin and hard.

Honestly, I think people overdo it on these bikes. If you look at the Rolling Hobo http://therollinghobo.com/500exc 50% of what he did is completely unnecessary. The standard levers/pedals, for example, are really tough - I've yet to break one throwing my 300 down a multitude of rock faces. My plan is to slap the 19l tank on, perhaps fit a damper, load up a Giant Loop and go ride.  That Kiwi who just did 35,000km up the Americas on his 500 didn't even fit a cush hub.

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Re: KTM 500 is it the Ultimate DS Bike
« Reply #79 on: April 24, 2017, 10:26:04 am »
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