Taillight Kit // 2017 KTM 350 EXC-F

Taillight Kit // 2017 KTM 350 EXC-F

WANT TO ORDER THIS KIT?

Here’s instructions from Paul who makes these kits:


Hi, if you’re interested & have detailed questions about one of these Integrated Turn Signal taillight setups, please contact me directly via email at pwgarfield@gmail.com Or text me at 760-828-2625.

If you use ebay’s message system, I can no longer send out my contact information due to policy changes.

Thanks for your time,
Paul


(Note: I have no affiliation with Paul, other than I’ve bought his product and posted my review below.)

When KTM decided to combine the EXC-F & XCW-F, they had to put a bunch of street legal stuff on it. Unfortunately to make the powers that be happy, a big jalopy taillight kit is included. Just like with my WR250R, I would definitely do something about this!

Here’s the stock taillight assembly…

Since this bike is now my trail and light adventure bike, I sure don’t need all this!!!  So it was time to order a kit from Paul, he makes tidy kits that are very well made and have proven to work great. I sent him an email and after a short wait on KTM to get him parts, he was able to make a kit for me and ship it out. You can find him on on eBay here, his user name is pw_garfield.

PW Light Kit

This kit has signal, brake and plate light combined in to one taillight! The electrical connectors plug directly to the KTM stock wire harness too.

Build quality is top-notch! Check out the difference in size & there is a significant weight reduction too…

Installation

The installation is pretty straight forward.. but here’s how the install goes, this should save you some time and let you know what you are getting into.

Tools needed:
Torx T45
6mm Socket/T-handle
8mm Socket/T-handle

To make the install as easy a possible, remove your seat and these panels:

Left Airbox cover
Left Side plate
Right Side panel
Right Tank panel

Remove the rear fender completely.. by removing the 4 bolts holding it on.. 2 are under the fender and the other two are attached to the subframe near the battery, which includes the ground wire to the frame. Now you can pull the fender rearward.

Here’s a view of the four bolts after I removed my rear fender:

Remove the taillight assembly from the fender by removing the 4 6mm bolts. You will need disconnect these three small connectors.

Back near the battery, just pull this plug straight off.

Now you can pull the stock assembly off.. but before putting the new one on, I recommend connecting the new kit and make sure everything works, as well as you can label which turn signal connector is which. Use a random bolt and nut to attach the ground wire back to the bike frame.

Green is Right and Red is Left on the bike wiring harness.

Connect the large wire connector and one of the small ones, turn the bike on and hit the brake, make sure brake light comes on, hit your turn signal and see which signal is blinking, now you can mark that on the PW wire harness. I put a “R” with a Sharpie on the connector that the “Red” or Left turn signal connects to.

It’s now time to fish the wires up thru the plastics  and put everything back together.

Pull the stock taillight wires back up towards the batter and zip tie them nice and neat.. To not impede the airbox area, I pulled the extra slack back up on top and ran the loop under the ECU, now all the connectors are right together…

Grab the new taillight kit and fender… run the wires up the hole in the fender and attached the kit to the fender with the 4 screws with a 6mm socket. Do not over tighten these!

Set the fender on your rear tire and pull down the back of the airbox and push the wire connector thru to the airbox space, under the frame crossbar. Here you can see the space the wires will feed through.

Slide the fender back into place as you pull the wire slack forward.. Make your connections and tidy your wires!

Time to put everything back together.. starting with the four fender bolts.. starting with the frame bolts that the ground wire is attached too…

When putting your plastics back on, pay attention to the backside of the panels as they have tabs that should fit nice and snug against the other plasticts/airbox. If it doesn’t feel snug and aligned then it’s probably on wrong. This is one thing I’ve noticed coming from Yamaha to KTM. The KTM is much more refined in even how the plastics attach to the bike!

So perty!!

If you have any questions or comments.. hit me up! Ride Safe!

25 Comments
  • Mark Sokolowski
    Posted at 23:27h, 21 February Reply

    Will this fit a 2017 KTM 250 EXC-F?

  • Mark Soko
    Posted at 20:46h, 26 February Reply

    I bought the same kit from pw_garfield and it came very quick. Did you install the flasher and bulb kit? thanks for the post, great pictures!

    • Basher
      Posted at 21:57h, 26 February Reply

      Hey Mark! I still have the front stock turn signals so the stock flasher still works. I’m looking at replacing them with LED signals so then I’ll probably switch the flasher.

  • Mark Soko
    Posted at 17:40h, 27 February Reply

    Just finished the mod today, Looks and works great. I have the Zeta hand guards with LED blinkers in the hand guards. Thanks for the post! Have you taken yours on the trail yet? I am thinking I need to drop a tooth in the from to generate some more low endM

    • Mark Soko
      Posted at 17:42h, 27 February Reply

      I guess I skipped the spell checker. “Drop a tooth in the front gear to generate some more end on the trail.

      • Basher
        Posted at 20:32h, 27 February Reply

        Mark… I’m totally thinking about doing this as well… I haven’t ridden our trails yet so not sure how it’s going to be but really think going down to a 13T is the way to go. I may just go ahead and pick one up before we head out!!

  • Rodney McBride
    Posted at 09:24h, 22 March Reply

    How many LEDs in the tail light? How many flash for the turn signal? How bright is it?

    • Basher
      Posted at 09:56h, 22 March Reply

      There are 6 LEDs for the tail light, 3 whites for license plate, and turn signal is two LEDs that amber up for each direction. It’s bright enough.. but if you are planning on street riding a ton, especially at night, I’d keep the stock. This bike for me will see little street and rarely ever at night on street!

      • Mark Soko
        Posted at 10:01h, 22 March Reply

        I also purchased some red reflector tape and added a couple strips on the side and in the back. My bike won’t see much road either mostly trail and a casual logging road.

        • Basher
          Posted at 10:06h, 22 March Reply

          Yea Mark that’s a good idea!! I might give it a whirl!

      • Rodney McBride
        Posted at 10:08h, 22 March Reply

        Thanks!!!

  • Taylor Lowe
    Posted at 23:35h, 01 April Reply

    Is there a product number or link for this? I tried searching their site for it and couldn’t find it.

    • Basher
      Posted at 08:21h, 02 April Reply

      Taylor, I would send him a message on eBay & tell him which kit you are looking for as I’m not sure what product number it would be. He will get you squared away!

      Ride Safe!
      Basher

      • Taylor Lowe
        Posted at 08:52h, 03 April Reply

        Thanks for the reply, do you have a specific seller in mind I should message? A search of Enduro Engineering Under Fender shows results for past years bikes but not the ’17 model from a variety of sellers. Any info is appreciated.

        • Taylor Lowe
          Posted at 08:55h, 03 April Reply

          Sorry, didn’t see you put his name in the article. Thanks for the help

  • Lau chi yan
    Posted at 11:33h, 09 May Reply

    Is it the full set including tail light kit? If yes, can I buy?

    • Basher
      Posted at 15:59h, 12 May Reply

      Lau, I’ve added Paul’s instructions on how to contact him to place your order. Thanks!

  • Paul Williams
    Posted at 12:02h, 12 May Reply

    Hi, if you’re interested & have detailed questions about one of these Integrated Turn Signal taillight setups, please contact me directly via email at pwgarfield@gmail.com
    Or text me at 760 828 2625
    If you use ebay’s message system, I can no longer send out my contact information due to policy changes.
    Thanks for your time, Paul

    • Basher
      Posted at 15:58h, 12 May Reply

      Thanks Paul for the update. I’ve placed your message on how to order at the beginning of this post. Great product, by the way!

  • Travis Nelson
    Posted at 10:32h, 11 June Reply

    Had I not found your YouTube chan and then this site I would still be waiting for Sicass’s eliminator kit to be produced. I fitted Pauls tidy on a few days ago. It’s Badass. Thank you Basher and Paul

  • Travis Nelson
    Posted at 10:35h, 11 June Reply

    Forgot to mention I ride a 2017 KTM 500 Exc-F

  • Mike Sheridan
    Posted at 10:22h, 27 August Reply

    Just got this for my 17 KTM 350 EXC-f. Install took about 45min and the directions were great. Everything worked right out of the box and I even got the blinkers correct the first try. I have the stock front blinkers so the turn signal blink rate is still normal. This actually seems much more solid that the stock one I replaced. I already lost 1 plate in the whoops with the stock mounting and it was making lots of noise and all of that seems to be gone now.

    • Basher
      Posted at 18:53h, 27 August Reply

      Thats great to hear Mike! I’ve had no issues with my taillight kit at all…

      FYI, I just posted up a review of the Acerbis vs IMS fuel tanks, and if you are looking for a larger tank, I have one for sale ! 😀

  • Taylor farmer
    Posted at 07:29h, 07 December Reply

    So this kit fits the 2017 ktm exc-f 500? Could someone post the link to the YouTube video?

    • Basher
      Posted at 09:30h, 11 December Reply

      Yes it is my understanding it is the same kit, Paul who you order these from can confirm and should install the exact same way.

      Ride Safe!

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