David Knight VLOG Ep.1 - The new KTM 500 EXC-F set up and first ride

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Hopefully the first of many in my new VLOG series... I head out to pick up my new KTM 500 EXC-F and immediately set about taking it to bits! After a few mods and tweaks I take her out to see how she rides, and I'm not ashamed to say, I loved it! Check it out.
For more info on David Knight and his Trail Riding Tours and Enduro Schools check out www.knighter.net
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  • Keep the videos coming and good luck in Saudi!!!!!

    Marcus GregoryMarcus Gregory3 kuukautta sitten
  • You the man.

    crbakecrbake3 kuukautta sitten
  • Gorgeous build and excited to find this- now that’s how you break in a mew KTM!

    etchheadetchhead4 kuukautta sitten
  • Nice work! Building that yourself... Turning your own wrenches... Just awesome. Think I’m going Vortex on my Xcf 350. Good luck and keep it twisted.

    Chris NicholasChris Nicholas4 kuukautta sitten
  • Awesome 👏👏

    Jaume Rotllan LlonchJaume Rotllan Llonch4 kuukautta sitten
  • Sorry if I missed it in the video but what final gearing are you running. The switch to SX gears is interesting.

    The KevinatorThe Kevinator4 kuukautta sitten
  • Very nice mate! So good to see you motivated like this :)

    Mike MoralesMike Morales4 kuukautta sitten
  • Hey USA KTM 500 owner here, do you have any idea on power mods and remapping for the USA version with all the dumb emissions restriction from stock? Trying to get some simple mods to make it a bit more fun on the road. Exhaust, new map, kill all the emissions related stuff.

    TwoFourtysx SilviaTwoFourtysx Silvia5 kuukautta sitten
  • Love the video would like to know what ratio you changed the first and second gear too

    KRPKRP5 kuukautta sitten
  • The "Knighter" was unstoppable in '05 + '06 on a 525 💪🏻 ... saw him first time in '04 WEC-final in Zschopau... proper Enduro... Knighter won it on 2nd day... also on a 500 KTM... Knighter, you will always be remembered as a LEGEND in our sport!!! Hope to see you again racing in Zschopau next time! Greetings from 🇩🇪

    EnduroEnduro5 kuukautta sitten
  • Hi David, enjoyed the video. Could you tell me how tall you are?

    Kieron BrowneKieron Browne5 kuukautta sitten
  • More videos please this was amazing maybe different bike or different jobs on a bike!!! Amazing!!!

    Mohammed Al-NusifMohammed Al-Nusif6 kuukautta sitten
  • Iam into speedway here in the states Iam a fellow knight wish be way to contact y’all

    Wade KnightWade Knight6 kuukautta sitten
  • Hey David, I’m the same size as you and Im looking for advice on making my beta 300 fit me better. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Hannan StenderHannan Stender6 kuukautta sitten
  • Will always be the best good to see you back on a 500 🤘

    CallumCallum6 kuukautta sitten
  • Brilliant was just after watching some videos of you during your KTM days, always been a fan keep throwing these quality videos out there 👌

    Code Name NoobCode Name Noob6 kuukautta sitten
  • Mr. Knight, with all do respect I do believe your driving on the wrong side of the road lol. You are the Bike Whisperer, just saying motor on.

    William SchumanWilliam Schuman6 kuukautta sitten
  • Always your fan! You are No.1! Greetings from Slovenia! :) 2005: fiboth.info/like/videot/rqmFhZTe3ZS4ha0 2006: fiboth.info/like/videot/hoVsmmis06bFqXc

    Damjan StevanovicDamjan Stevanovic6 kuukautta sitten
  • Builds his own bikes. Bitchin.

    Doug DerbyDoug Derby6 kuukautta sitten
  • Love the content keep doing these please!!!

    Derek LedohowskiDerek Ledohowski6 kuukautta sitten
  • Man that Looks SLOW,,,,the KX 450F eats those up for breakfast lunch and dinner,,,Ktm hasn’t done anything this year in AMA MX either,,,,

    David BDavid B6 kuukautta sitten
    • Well a Husky won the AMA 450MX title which last time I checked, Is a White ktm 🤔😂

      Knighter.netKnighter.net5 kuukautta sitten
  • 500 exc rulez!!

  • Awesome seeing a god tier rider like you David giving an in depth look at how you personally setup and work on your own bike. I always get the feeling watching pro MX'ers they aren't too familiar with their own machinery but this was really refreshing. Looking forward to more awesome content.

    James PughJames Pugh6 kuukautta sitten
  • David Knight is still a beast.. Legend

    Chevy LifeChevy Life6 kuukautta sitten
  • We love our 500 exc down under ,i am on my 3th love it to bits .

    Adventure Moto EnduroAdventure Moto Enduro6 kuukautta sitten
  • Why did you change 1st and 2nd gears to the 450 sx ratios? How does the gearbox spacing between each gear feel now? Can you list the new gear's part numbers for us?

    A LA L6 kuukautta sitten
  • Wow man that's impressive 👏

    profightersportsprofightersports6 kuukautta sitten
  • What gears did you swap into 1-2nd?

    LeeMan 20sLeeMan 20s6 kuukautta sitten
  • great to see ya really workin on your bike!! i got your autograph in Texas at the last man standing. was a thrill to watch you ride that day!! you are one of the greats david!!

    xcntryrcr42xcntryrcr426 kuukautta sitten
  • I thought I was bad for late ones haha . I’ve done 3x1am finishes on this yam WR !

    Billy CubbonBilly Cubbon6 kuukautta sitten
  • I thought I was the only one in the world that liked carburetors better than fuel injection it must be an old thing

    Joseph WinklerJoseph Winkler6 kuukautta sitten
  • Hey Knighter what did you do to the first and second gears? Did you swap them out for SX OR XC gears?

    Moto EmpireMoto Empire6 kuukautta sitten
    • 450 sx 👍🏼

      Knighter.netKnighter.net6 kuukautta sitten
  • Your dam right that is porn...! I appreciate that you are passionate just like I am about motorcycles.

    Jack PetersJack Peters6 kuukautta sitten
  • Good video and good tips on parts - no shooting the shit for the sponsors.

    Stakesy's Metalwork MachineryStakesy's Metalwork Machinery6 kuukautta sitten
  • 42 is not an old codger, you got more than ten years to call yourself that. nice video!

    goaliemojogoaliemojo6 kuukautta sitten
  • I'm such a David Knight fan. When he was running at his peak, I wanted him to come race a outdoors national in the U.S. I really think he might have won. He was just that fast in everything he raced. Fun to see build his own engine.

    Justin CoatsJustin Coats6 kuukautta sitten
  • holy !! He built the bike into a completely different bike -

    BeetleythingBeetleything6 kuukautta sitten
  • man you just built my dream bike

    MetubeMetube6 kuukautta sitten
  • I live in the US and remember you kicking everyone's ass in the gncc's. (Including mine, I was a lapper) Damn impressive, to say the least.

    mopar onemopar one6 kuukautta sitten
    • Cool you got to race against him.

      Justin CoatsJustin Coats6 kuukautta sitten
  • Nice! Good to see you in action again!

    Sáfari TerenasSáfari Terenas6 kuukautta sitten
  • Go David. Greetings from Italy👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

    SIMONESIMONE6 kuukautta sitten
  • Dude looks like an Athlete!

    B JB J6 kuukautta sitten
  • Grande David💪✊

    Andrea Di GenovaAndrea Di Genova6 kuukautta sitten
  • Nice to see a 4T, and a 500cc one to boot!

    nzkiwibrinzkiwibri6 kuukautta sitten
  • Did he just say he’d go ride Erzberg for fun??? He really is a LEGEND!!!

    Bryan WilliamsBryan Williams6 kuukautta sitten
  • Just got back from a good ride on me 2019 six days 450 exc caint say enough About how awesome these bikes are they rock good on ya mate 💪

    Woody’s WorldWoody’s World6 kuukautta sitten
  • Waiting on my new 2021 Yamaha 250FX - after watching King David thinking it's a little mini putter bike - but I am stiff very excited about my new bike. Your one of the best ever David - LoL

    Steve WeilhartSteve Weilhart6 kuukautta sitten
  • You, sir, are a legend! So glad this vid was in recommendations. Looking forward to all the content. Could a Beta 480 Race hang with the ktm 500s?

    ColemanColeman6 kuukautta sitten
    • Not sure, will have to try one 👍🏼

      Knighter.netKnighter.net6 kuukautta sitten
  • Would love to see you ride a decked out 950 super enduro again!

    GrizzlyAaronGrizzlyAaron6 kuukautta sitten
    • @Knighter.net ive been trying to get my hands on one again and its nearly impossible.

      GrizzlyAaronGrizzlyAaron6 kuukautta sitten
    • So would I, that thing was unreal up that prologue ✊🏻

      Knighter.netKnighter.net6 kuukautta sitten
  • It would be amazing to see you do the WESS season and Erzberg fella.

    gareth mayfieldgareth mayfield6 kuukautta sitten
    • @Knighter.net If anyone can, its you fella. Be a good enough reason for me to to fire the superduke up and head to Erzberg.

      gareth mayfieldgareth mayfield6 kuukautta sitten
    • All on a 500 ? 👌🏼

      Knighter.netKnighter.net6 kuukautta sitten
  • Could it be registered for the road.?

    bonzoligistbonzoligist6 kuukautta sitten
    • It is 👍🏼

      Knighter.netKnighter.net6 kuukautta sitten
  • A legend of a rider and a gentleman

    just deanjust dean6 kuukautta sitten
  • Go do Erzberg; you’re still younger than Jarvis. Would be great to see you do the WESS

    Kevin G.Kevin G.6 kuukautta sitten
  • Bloody awesome vid Knighter! The honesty is refreshing I'd love to know more about the spring clutch conversion.. Also waiting to see if you like the piston vs bladder. I swear the bladder made my PDS so much better but suspension tuners tell me "no way". It just makes sense that a bladder has no friction or seal bind.

    Paul BugdenPaul Bugden6 kuukautta sitten
  • ...can actually feel the power of this bike - on my laptop - when you started it at 5:15!!...

    kjc9 traderkjc9 trader6 kuukautta sitten
  • Good to see you having fun David!!!!

    Jaison HasheyJaison Hashey6 kuukautta sitten
  • Go-ee Knighter :)

    bobonelegboboneleg6 kuukautta sitten
  • David you have always been at the top of the mountain..this out puts you over the top... SUBSCRIBED

    Leroy JonesLeroy Jones6 kuukautta sitten
  • Massive fan from the past and can't wait to see more from you. Get yourself a GoPro and give us all some POV like Graham Jarvis please?! Great video and keep them coming.

    Alexmalc MacAlexmalc Mac6 kuukautta sitten
  • Really enjoyed that plus it was very informative as well. Please keep these up Knighter.

    Alex AllenAlex Allen6 kuukautta sitten
  • Why do you need to change first two gears and what to ?

    mainleakmainleak6 kuukautta sitten
    • Knighter.net thanks for the reply 👍

      mainleakmainleak6 kuukautta sitten
    • I just like them a little taller so closer to 3rd. 450sx 1&2

      Knighter.netKnighter.net6 kuukautta sitten
  • Long time no see, bro. It's so, so good to see you-- far away from Korean bro!!!

    naejung leenaejung lee6 kuukautta sitten
  • What did you do to the gearbox?

    Ben FairhallBen Fairhall6 kuukautta sitten
  • Excellent David glad all is good..........wish u well in all your raceing.....mike N.wales uk

    mikey gmikey g6 kuukautta sitten
  • Brilliant to see the knighter getting with the social media age. The daddy and a Top lad.And he builds his own bikes. A legend ,The only rider in history that bikes are genuinely frightened of. I saw that Ktm shit itself as he sat on it. If you zoom in you see it wince.

    Pete HestonPete Heston6 kuukautta sitten
  • What a top class legend of a rider, Should be knighted!

    ThelinesmanThelinesman6 kuukautta sitten
  • Great vlog, love hearing the Manx radio on in the background. Makes me want to get another enduro bike. You used to clean up big time in the BEC. Was an honour sharing the same track as you and riding in the clubman class. Some proper killers in my eyes, the wet Hafrens, the one at Brechfa once to name a few.

    Sixty Seconds of StephensSixty Seconds of Stephens6 kuukautta sitten
  • Good to see you DK !! Please keep the videos coming. You are a legend.

    Ricardo CuetaraRicardo Cuetara6 kuukautta sitten
  • How come you change the first and second gears ? Cheers,quality counts ! Great stuff.

    joel fildesjoel fildes6 kuukautta sitten
  • That looks so sweet.

    Brian RichardBrian Richard6 kuukautta sitten
  • I agree that the stock setup with 13:50 final gearing makes first too low. I solve it by gearing up to 14:50. First becomes usable in the nasty stuff and allows you to maintain more momentum. Sixth gear goes to ~98mph. Much easier modification and more versatile for my use.

    Yardstick401Yardstick4016 kuukautta sitten
    • @Knighter.net Cool! The 500's primary ratio is lower than the 530 was. I liked the 530 better (with 14:50 final). I figured that the 500 could be fine tuned with the rear sprocket, but I guess I got used to the slightly lower ratios.

      Yardstick401Yardstick4016 kuukautta sitten
    • I’m on 14/48 now and really good also, 2nd is usable now in tight woods where before it was still a little low

      Knighter.netKnighter.net6 kuukautta sitten
  • Legend...Rides a 500 like he's trying not to hurt it !

    Nathan HardcastleNathan Hardcastle6 kuukautta sitten
  • is that 2020 model? Thought 21 comes with ugly grey frame! Saw that Sherco in the background! ;)

    LudovitLudovit6 kuukautta sitten
    • @Knighter.net you are legend DK!

      LudovitLudovit6 kuukautta sitten
    • Yes but no different

      Knighter.netKnighter.net6 kuukautta sitten
  • I found the 450 works me harder than the 500. I felt worn out on the 450. It’s a more aggressive bike. Riding the 500, after 2hrs in, I had more in the bank to push on with confidence. I’ve used vortex here in WA for a few years. Swear by them. Good build, nice to see your still on it,,, Well done,,,

    N E 1N E 16 kuukautta sitten
  • Awesome video, looking forward to more!!! Perhaps a microphone for the next ones? :)

    Marcus NilssonMarcus Nilsson6 kuukautta sitten
  • what was the 1st and 2nd gear swap you made?

    RSI GrowersRSI Growers6 kuukautta sitten
  • A rider building his own bike. Don’t see that every day. Nice

    Tony HarmonTony Harmon6 kuukautta sitten
  • Brilliant vid Knighter, Subscribed and on our 3rd watch 👍🏽 Hopefully see you at some WOR events when you can get over

    Ben JonnoBen Jonno6 kuukautta sitten
  • Full factory rider and mechanic 🙌🏻

    James BramblettJames Bramblett6 kuukautta sitten
  • Best vlog I watched in a long time !! Genuine guy. Erzberg 2021 🤞🏻 hopefully next year, will be massive.

    Scott JevonsScott Jevons6 kuukautta sitten
  • Эх, жаль я не знаю языка, очень уж любопытно, что тут Дэвид про пятисотку говорит

    Андрей БезфамилииАндрей Безфамилии6 kuukautta sitten
  • an absolute legend. We love you in Australia. great Vids. Keep it up

    Josh RickardJosh Rickard6 kuukautta sitten
  • Great insight Knighter!

  • Nice vídeo! 👍🏻

    FreeRider 08FreeRider 086 kuukautta sitten
  • I'm not gay but... I love you man x

    Ben WebbBen Webb6 kuukautta sitten
  • Great vid. When can expect the next one?

    Patrick BamfordPatrick Bamford6 kuukautta sitten
    • Hopefully November

      Knighter.netKnighter.net6 kuukautta sitten
  • Thanks David great video see you race in thetford forest look forward to see more videos

    Keith KeebleKeith Keeble6 kuukautta sitten
  • Only you can make a 500 look like a toy

    Steven KendallSteven Kendall6 kuukautta sitten
  • Legend!!

    Jürgen RohtmetsJürgen Rohtmets6 kuukautta sitten
  • KTM: Our bikes are "Ready to race!" DK: 😂

    kingdmekingdme6 kuukautta sitten
  • C'mon David! Someone has to keep Jarvis honest in the retirees races!

    Glenn AldertonGlenn Alderton6 kuukautta sitten
  • How to train your dragon.... How to void your warranty. Legend.

    kernel pan1ckernel pan1c6 kuukautta sitten
    • @Warped Yeah, small joke, I don't care if he's voids his warranty or not. I'm surprised though--no warranty if you race? So if your brand new pumpkin bike has some failure on the first ride--which is possible--KTM won't deal with it? Regardless of the cause, because you raced it? Maybe KTM should change their slogan to "ready to race, if you're feeling lucky"

      kernel pan1ckernel pan1c6 kuukautta sitten
    • Ain't no warranty on a new bike used for organized racing events to begin with.

      WarpedWarped6 kuukautta sitten
  • ✊✊💪

    ChadChad6 kuukautta sitten
  • Thanks for sharing your time. I watched every minute and look forward to more of your wisdom. I’d love to see you finish Erzberg on that 500, I hope you do it!

    rogeroverout621rogeroverout6216 kuukautta sitten
  • Good video, i enjoyed it Keep on keeping on Dave

    Jritchie JritchieJritchie Jritchie6 kuukautta sitten
  • Pocos pilotos con su temple. Go!! David

    Salvador NicotraSalvador Nicotra6 kuukautta sitten
  • It seems crazy that someone hasn't picked you up as a tester since you can pull a bike apart and set them up.

    Luke KellyLuke Kelly6 kuukautta sitten
    • @Luke Kelly He's a beast!

      WarpedWarped6 kuukautta sitten
    • @Warped I totally understand that but to be behind the scenes making sure that they are puting out a stock bike that's good, either way glad he's back on a ktm big bore I remember watching him at the world enduro in Hancock ny doing a wheelie standing on the seat on the track section

      Luke KellyLuke Kelly6 kuukautta sitten
    • You must have missed this part >>> For more info on David Knight and his Trail Riding Tours and Enduro Schools check out www.knighter.net No boss, no pressure, no factory team mate drama & backstabbing, does as he likes & what he loves at whatever pace he wants, and likely makes a good bit of Pound Sterling in the process.

      WarpedWarped6 kuukautta sitten
  • Brilliant vlog and honest with it 👍

    Michael RidgeMichael Ridge6 kuukautta sitten
  • Bloody great vid, at last we get to see a bike build by someone who knows what he’s talking about, a world class British rider..... and one of the few riders who can boss a Ktm 500. And from what I saw, a bloody good spannerman too. I’ve watched a few builds recently (from over the pond) and they’ve been nothing more than a parts catalogue fest. Mr David Knight, @knighter.net thanks mate, cracking build, although I did worry when you said you were about to strip down a brand new bike. Great to see honest grown up thinking from a top rider... “I’m leaving now love”. Brilliant, can’t wait to see more of your vlogs. Ertzberg oh yeah, that’ll be worth travelling to watch... then again you see more on telly, anyway Cheers. Reg ( 530exc owner) @Threesixmoto

    ThreeSixMotoThreeSixMoto6 kuukautta sitten
    • I second that opinion 👏🏽👍

      Leroy JonesLeroy Jones6 kuukautta sitten
  • Top bloke 🇬🇧😎

    Tom ThumbTom Thumb6 kuukautta sitten