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  • Bought used 2017 500 EXC-F - help and advice needed!

    Hi, I just bought a 2017 500 EXC-F with 65 hrs, from a guy who had it for under a year and barely used it. Previous owner had it till 58 hours. It's in pretty good nick. I'm in awe of the bike - it feels soooo good. I live right next to the bush and plan to use it for day-trip style explorations/ short adventure. But there are a few issues and also things I don't know about so I'm going to make a pain of myself asking lots of dumb questions here and everywhere.

    First thing is to do with blinkers and other ADR stuff. He said the blinkers were missing, but in fact the whole blinker assembly including switch and loom is missing. Although you can never be sure, the history seems genuine, with receipts from work done, including from previous owner including rego papers. But ... in the 10 months since he bought the bike, he's been made redundant from a long term job and got another, bought and just sold a house, moved in with his girlfriend and is looking to buy another house. He used to have the KTM spare stuff in a box, but somewhere in the moving, he chucked a lot of stuff out and reckons it's all gone. (I reckon they're probably in an anonymous looking box deep in a pile hidden between boxes labelled Kitchen and Miscellaneous).

    I'd like to fit blinkers. Does anyone have the whole blinkers/ switch/ wiring kit sitting around and want to get rid of it? In fact I'd buy the whole ADR package, spares, tools, etc etc if anyone is happy to part with theirs.

    Cheers, Andrew.
    Last edited by AvB; 3 weeks ago.
    Beta 300 RR. GasGas 250 TXT Pro. DR650.

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    Take a picture of the bars so we can see the switches.

    I've got plenty of spare blinkers but I'd be fitting some nice low profile LED ones.
    Last edited by Pete40; 3 weeks ago.

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    • #3
      BTW, the bike feels so good because you got used to a Beta and a DR.

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      • #4
        Goodness gracious Andrew you hoped out of the deep rabiit hole that was a Excf 350 and have now jumped into a massive gophers warren ! lol

        "I'd like to fit blinkers. Does anyone have the whole blinkers/ switch/ wiring kit sitting around and want to get rid of it? In fact I'd buy the whole ADR package, spares, tools, etc etc if anyone is happy to part with theirs."


        Not as easy to stumble up as you might think!
        Even the Pro Enduro teams / guys hold on to em like Gold Paladium I found !
        And no one seems to want to sell em!

        Look up the 'Click' connect blinkers. easy to remove in the bush throw em in a guard mounted tail bag!
        Or take up Pete's offer.

        Pick up random switch gear / blinker unit (any DT/XR etc) from a wrecker Or heave your two trusties upon the counter at your fav Ktm (st)dealership.

        *Wiring is straight forward. Diagram on here in the workshop threads as a sticky.

        Pick up power with the Red/Yel . Run that into Blinker Unit. Out to Power inlet of switch block.
        Left / Right out to Indicators then to earth return.
        Indicators are - Purple / Dk Blue (IIRC) Brown is earth return.
        Blinker unit goes up next to the Voltage Rect in the top back cnr of the Airbox.

        If you haven't got it already ....fit a fan asap.
        Also Extra (Positive) Earth strap direct from negative post of battery to Starter Unit Case
        But you've been through it all before ...same modes operandi as the 350 really!
        G.L.

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        • #5
          Hey Motoxfox ... since I had that 350 back in 2015, I've spent 5 yrs on 2 strokes! Sold the 350 and got a Beta X-trainer. Then got rid of it, and swore I was quitting dirt bikes ... funny thing was, one of my main reasons was the number of injuries. Just after selling the XTrainer I was out windsurfing with the missus and had a freak overpowered crash and ended up in hospital over Christmas with 5 multiple broken ribs and mild pneumothorax! So it was God making it clear to me that it wasn't bikes that were causing me to get injured ... it was my own idiocy and accident prone-ness. So I soon bought a Beta 300RR which I've loved for 3 1/2 yrs now. The 500 is for venturing out way further than the 2T likes to go.

          Do you mean the "Click n Ride" indicators??

          I'd like to put the front blinkers on pretty much permanently, and if I could buy or fabricate a minimalistic light rack for the rear, I'd mount the blinkers on that in a way that they could be easily removed or rotated away.
          Beta 300 RR. GasGas 250 TXT Pro. DR650.

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          • #6
            Hey Pete, I've sent you an email about the new beast, with pics of the controls.
            Beta 300 RR. GasGas 250 TXT Pro. DR650.

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            • #7
              Where are you located mate?
              I should be able to help you out with some stuff


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              • #8
                I'll message you Gypsy!
                Beta 300 RR. GasGas 250 TXT Pro. DR650.

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                • #9
                  I'm not familiar with your ride AvB... Nor Injection either... So that's meant as a dicklaimer here from me.
                  ADR is likely horn, flasher+blinkers, handlebar switch-gear along with the/some associated wiring loom.
                  If you're not anal-fussy staying-original: Maybe all of that can-come from a disparate ride? If-it plugs-in?
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                  Those That Don't Fall... Just Aren't Trying Hard Enough.
                  Genius or Idiot... Sadly it's Defined by the Mediocre Masses... With their Hindsight.
                  Dicklaimer... The Text above is to be Evaluated by a Responsible Person... Prior to Any Action Being Taken.

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