I have a 86 ktm 250 that I’m in the process of restoring.
I was browsing through pictures on the web and came across your project 86 ktm 500.
This is my first time doing a restoration on a dirt bike and so far everything has been going good but the problem I’m having is finding information for my bike.
I wish I could find a service manual but I have had no luck.
So I just wanted to ask if you or anyone else here has any sort of documents or information about this bike they are willing to share?
What sort of information are you looking for? Most 2 strokes are pretty similar. I have PDF manuals for lots of late 90’s KTMs, which honestly, aren’t THAT different.
Finding a manual for an older KTM can be tricky, and finding the parts can be too – but they are GREAT rides and tons of fun as a hobby.
I’ll upload the manuals I have so you can see them. What specific questions do you have about the bike? If you’re looking for torque specs you can use later model bikes as guidelines, everything will be pretty much the same.
Here’s my 500mx you were referring to: