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  1. LTJ

    Acerbis 3 Gallon Tank

    I just cut my 90 degree shorter with a hacksaw. There is more than enough thread to remove enough material to make it work. It works perfectly and free.
  2. LTJ

    2019 KTM EXC 450 should I

    Factor in new Vortex ignition or JD piggy back fuel controller for the '19 also. My '17 500 feels like a toy compared to my old 08 450 XCRW.
  3. Redundant systems (kick start and electric start) do mitigate the possibility of having a complete failure. The likelihood of both failing is much less than kick start or electric start failing. Planes are designed that way. The idea of wiring in a cap for storing enough energy to power the fuel injection is another mitigation, allows push starting which decouples from both kick start and electric start. Even less likely you'll get stuck with a dead bike. If you don't want to add a kick start, a cap (for bump starting if starter motor is out) and spare battery (if battery dies) are two independent mitigation, which would decrease the likelihood of getting stuck with a dead bike. Add a rope and mountain climbing hooks (can't think of the name of them) for a make shift pulley system to pull you bike up a hill to bump start if you are in a difficult situation.
  4. My anecdotal data is I've had an electric start bike (ktm 450 xcrw and ktm 500 exc) and never have had a problem with electric start. Some trouble with cold starting, but once underway, no problem. Once I notice the starting is a bit slow, I'll change out the battery. Did it once on my 450 and upgraded to lithium ion. I also carry a miniature jump start battery in my backpack.
  5. The antigravity batteries offer a built in reserve with enough juice to restart your bike if the main battery goes dead. It's like having a spare battery with you. Pretty neat idea. https://shop.antigravitybatteries.com/products/starter-batteries/restart-oem/at7b-bs-rs/
  6. Try another throttle cam? The bike should have come with another throttle cam to try. However, it seems something is wrong based on your description. Like it's running too lean at low rpms. You using the recommended map? Maybe try a different map? Is the hot start stuck on (the other knob besides the idle knob)? Intake leak around the throttle body? Try spraying some quick start around the throttle body and see if the rpm changes. Maybe messing with your throttle cable messed with the hot start? It is suppose to shut off once you crack open the throttle. Maybe taking the slack out of the cable effected this feature? I'm not sure how that mechanism works, but it would be worth looking into. Does it pop on decel?
  7. LTJ

    19 500 flame out issues

    I got my 17 500 with the Euro Map and it had the flameout issue. Just riding along at low rpm it would cough and die. Vortex solved the problem.
  8. Is he out of Ca so sales tax doesn't apply?
  9. Does Jeff aka Bolt have a website to order parts?
  10. Oil transfer problem (oil seal between transmission and engine sump pops out). Some bikes had issues. I didn't have an issue with my 2008 450 xcrw. If the bike does have an issue, it could mean the cases are no good.
  11. LTJ

    18 exc 500

    I don't know if his products work, but I've watched his videos and he comes off as a total condescending douchebag.
  12. LTJ

    Black Is The New Orange!

    Looks awesome. I'm headed to death valley in October, so I need a larger tank. How was the install with the IMS? Need any other things to make it work (fittings, gaskets, etc?). where did you buy it from? RM won't sell tanks to CA for EXC, but will for the XCF (stupid CARB).
  13. The oil transfer problem for the 08 to 11 ktm xcw bikes is a well known issue. I had an 08 that 450 xcrw that never had the problem, but I changed oil every 3 rides and sold it with a 120 hrs on it, so It might not have developed yet. Some have said the crankshaft center seal bore was machined out of tolerance causing the seal to work its way loose. Some just pressed in another seal in, others glued it back into place. Final solution was to modify the cases so it’s one reservoir. My opinion is a lot of the first bikes came with too much oil in the motor side. There was an error in the owners manual that it holds 700 cc’s, but was later corrected. When I bought my bike new, the engine oil was too full from the dealer, and I drained it before I rode it for the first time. Doing a regular oil change, I could only drain our 425 cc’s, so thats what I put back in and it was smack dab in the center of the sight window after startup and sitting overnight. Too much oil in the crankcase develops too much pressure too fast for the crankcase to vent access pressure causing it to pop out seals. I remember bringing my pride and joy home from the dealership and the reading a post on Thumpertalk from a guy who posted “Serious Design Flaw in new XCRW engine” and guys posted around the world having this issue. It put a pit in my stomach, so I was really anal with oil changes and levels. I only have one equantence that had an issue and he just parked it. other than that, I loved that bike until I sold it and bought my new 500 exc with a plate. Love that more.
  14. Here is my install. Reading bolt’s reply reminded me that I had to dremal the ribs on the lower fender mount by the rear tail light to make room for the wiring and connectors. Ignore pic of dirty under fender, nothing to show there since it’s dirty. Wanted to show there are no electrical cables showing.
  15. I have a 2017 500 EXC. I mounted my turn signals up by the seat, drilling the mounting holes and cable pass through holes to be inline with the channel of the under fender support structure. There are channels in the under fender part to run wires back to the rear tailight to connect your turn signals. It's a tight fit, especially at the tail light with the connectors, but with trial and err (moving the turn signals connectors to fit into pockets around the tailight), it will come together. Not the easiest thing to do, but is nice because there is no exposed wires that can be caught up. If this doesn't make sense, I can snap some pics and post them.