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Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Hedonist222
Thanks for the input Mark. Just to clarify,...

Thanks for the input Mark.

Just to clarify, I don't intend on standing the whole time, nor bolt upright either. I intend to stand when needed but I find myself excessively hunched. So much so I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Hedonist222
I can do the attack stance. Sometimes I...

I can do the attack stance.

Sometimes I think I don't need more.

But I see a lot of riders standing up on straight stretches then assuming the attack stance when needed, then upright again.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Hedonist222
need more height - stack risers OR raised handlebars

Like the title says,I need more height.

I'm on a 2015 500 EXC.

I'm almost 6'1.

At this point I have a sub mount Scotts damper & a BRP riser.

25mm from the sub mounted damper & 31mm from...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7,666
Views: 1,585,492
Posted By Hedonist222
Stock on euro 500 EXC is 14/50. They include...

Stock on euro 500 EXC is 14/50.

They include a 13 front sprocket for free.

I switched to it (13/50) and like the peppy gearing.
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7,666
Views: 1,585,492
Posted By Hedonist222
It was either now or next year (season) that I...

It was either now or next year (season) that I change my tires.

Its already almost December and we have about 5 months left before the season ends (summer temps of 45C start).

Decided to get...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,580
Posted By Hedonist222
Thanks Dragonfly. :D

Thanks
Dragonfly.

:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By Hedonist222
These guys will sort you out in the UAE: ...

These guys will sort you out in the UAE:

http://www.justgasit.net/SiteAssets/Home.aspx

Had a great time with them myself.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,580
Posted By Hedonist222
Love it as well ! 2015 KTM 500 EXC doing...

Love it as well !

2015 KTM 500 EXC doing what it does best.

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae274/CorruptedSanity/Cars/20141108_100802_1_zpsimn4ahgm.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 31,606
Posted By Hedonist222
Well not as DS as others but rated 6 Days ...

Well not as DS as others but rated 6 Days

Metzeler 18" & 21" MCE 6 Days Extreme.

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae274/CorruptedSanity/Cars/20141117_163759_1_zpss0fhmzb5.jpg
...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-17-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 28,443
Posted By Hedonist222
Anyone do any fun rides so far?

Anyone do any fun rides so far?
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By Hedonist222
canyon trip - northern Emirates

Me on my 2015 500 EXC 6 Days & friend on his 2015 500 EXC.

Such a good ride.

It rained a bit.

Max elevation was a little over 1km


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Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By Hedonist222
Ohh very nice

Ohh very nice
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By Hedonist222
Oh definitely.

Oh definitely.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By Hedonist222
How about using the 690 base?

How about using the 690 base?
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-29-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By Hedonist222
Nice trip report Vicks. Looks like a good...

Nice trip report Vicks.

Looks like a good time was had.
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By Hedonist222
Good idea!

Good idea!
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Hedonist222
radiator thermostat hose bypass

Hello gents,

I'm trying to understand the topic.


Is the following correct:

On my 500 EXC,the coolant in the radiators remain in the radiators till a certain temperature is recorded by the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,613
Posted By Hedonist222
:rofl hahahahahaha

:rofl hahahahahaha
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,613
Posted By Hedonist222
That 690 info display is so useful. Is...

That 690 info display is so useful.

Is possible to retrofit one on an EXC?
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,613
Posted By Hedonist222
Gents,it's just a bolt-on $10 tachometer. ...

Gents,it's just a bolt-on $10 tachometer.

http://www.rickramsey.net/CRF250Llg/HourMeterTach.jpg

I can see how it's not practical to glance down on technical or tight single tracks.

But for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,613
Posted By Hedonist222
When going up/down a tall hill you'll have time...

When going up/down a tall hill you'll have time to glance down.

I understand that sometimes you don't have time to look down, but other times there's plenty of opportunity.




I understand...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,613
Posted By Hedonist222
How is over revving taken care of?

How is over revving taken care of?
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,613
Posted By Hedonist222
EXC - no tachometer

I was very surprised to see that KTM opted to include only 1 gauge item - and the choice being speedometer over tachometer.

Firstly, why not both?
Both are vital indicators.

Secondly and more...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Hedonist222
Thanks guys. I have it set to where engine...

Thanks guys.
I have it set to where engine sounds right.

Just to understand though, what's the point of pulling it out ?

Under what circumstance would one need to pull it out?
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Hedonist222
It says to push it in. Am i supposed to then...

It says to push it in.

Am i supposed to then always keep it pulled out?

Engine feels too loud when pulled out.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Hedonist222
Ok, then what is it? What does it do? ...

Ok, then what is it?

What does it do?

Pulling it out makes it loud.

Turning it one way makes it feel like it's spurting/gasping.

The other way makes the engine louder.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Hedonist222
Are you sure it's not a choke valve? It has...

Are you sure it's not a choke valve?

It has 3 ways function.

You n turnitcan clockwise
Counter clockwise
Pull it out

Pulling out yields highest idling rpm.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Hedonist222
500 EXC But I mean the choke amount when...

500 EXC

But I mean the choke amount when idling.

I can turn it clockwise or counter clockwise.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Hedonist222
choke valve -ideal level?

So gents,

I understand on a very basic level what the choke valve does.

It controls the amount of air.

But why did we pull the choke when starting our bikes in winter as kids.

Now that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7,666
Views: 1,585,492
Posted By Hedonist222
I (gently) turned the steering wheel yesterday...

I (gently) turned the steering wheel yesterday while trying out the steering wheel lock for the first time & the key broke inside.

Luckily I was able to pull it out with a tweezer.

What are...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Hedonist222
Was using a circular polarizer by the way. ...

Was using a circular polarizer by the way.

Hence the deep blue skies & clear sand.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Hedonist222
Definitely We're out every weekend. ...

Definitely

We're out every weekend.

Just messag me.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Hedonist222
Thanks :D What's a wick? How'd you know I...

Thanks :D
What's a wick?

How'd you know I was gripping the bars so tight?
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Hedonist222
two 500 EXCs in a sand bowl

My 15' 500 EXC 6 Days & my friend's 15' 500 EXC in a deep sand bowl.

I reckon it was at least 65 feet deep with a 50 slope


Going around the rim felt like the Porsche track in Stuttgart :D
...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 129,934
Posted By Hedonist222
Anyone have photos of the clamp & Scotts...

Anyone have photos of the clamp & Scotts stabilizer but stabilizer with the vibration reducing mechanism.

http://www.scottsonline.com/photos2/1567lg.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,378
Posted By Hedonist222
My last three rides have convinced me to never...

My last three rides have convinced me to never solo again.

1- friend crashed his bike & bust open his water pump. Rendered immobile on the spot.
I went back my bike, got his car & bike carrier....
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Hedonist222
My 500 EXC is plated & very offroad oriented...

My 500 EXC is plated & very offroad oriented without extra weight.

Your main bottleneck will be tires.

The more comfortable they are on road, the worse they'll perform offroad.

I can barely...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,809
Posted By Hedonist222
I wonder what the OP ended up doing. I was...

I wonder what the OP ended up doing.

I was in same dilemma myself but decided that the 500 EXC better suits my terrain preferences.

I'm not very keen on street riding. I trailer it everywhere....
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,617
Posted By Hedonist222
inspirational

inspirational
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,891
Posted By Hedonist222
:d

:d
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