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Old 11-28-2012, 10:22 PM   #2866
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It's a great feel-good story, and the kind of thing the world needs more of. I sure just about every member of advrider (including me) would offer to buy SteveO a beer and thank him for caring about the next generation. But it isn't so sacrosanct that we can't have a little fun with it. Really.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:50 AM   #2867
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It's a great feel-good story, and the kind of thing the world needs more of. I sure just about every member of advrider (including me) would offer to buy SteveO a beer and thank him for caring about the next generation. But it isn't so sacrosanct that we can't have a little fun with it. Really.
Well actually, I was saying that you failed to pull off the water wheel impersonation. Of course its a feel good story, enjoy your jump to conclusions mat.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:57 AM   #2868
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Do you have a part number for that plug?
Oh Yeah,that plug. A friend eliminated the key on his 2012 EXC500,wanted it to be more like a dirt bike.
The bike was stolen from behind his house and never seen again. I would think it would be quick with FI and no key to worry about. Bump the button and ride off into the night.

Lock your bikes folks! I see lots of bikes on CL being reported stolen these days.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:57 AM   #2869
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I'm looking for a front plastic disc guard for me 500. The plastic variety, like the style that comes on the 450 Honda's, any experience? I was riding in some pretty good ruts this past weekend and I don't want to bend up disc.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:22 AM   #2870
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back on track.......

I'm looking for a front plastic disc guard for me 500. The plastic variety, like the style that comes on the 450 Honda's, any experience? I was riding in some pretty good ruts this past weekend and I don't want to bend up disc.
I know acerbic makes the one that replaces the axle spacer on the disc side. other than that maybe try cycra?
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:10 AM   #2871
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Radiator Gaurds

Anybody have any radiator gaurds they like on the 500? I'm looking to get some and not sure what to get. Looks like KTM hardparts makes some that wrap around the whole thing that look pretty good.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:17 AM   #2872
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Anybody have any radiator gaurds they like on the 500? I'm looking to get some and not sure what to get. Looks like KTM hardparts makes some that wrap around the whole thing that look pretty good.
BRP makes the best, IMO.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:26 AM   #2873
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Anybody have any radiator gaurds they like on the 500? I'm looking to get some and not sure what to get. Looks like KTM hardparts makes some that wrap around the whole thing that look pretty good.
Bulletproof. I know of some people who have kept their guards through three generations of bikes.

https://www.bulletproofdesigns.com
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:55 AM   #2874
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Anybody have any radiator gaurds they like on the 500? I'm looking to get some and not sure what to get. Looks like KTM hardparts makes some that wrap around the whole thing that look pretty good.
As a follow-up: check out what Malcolm Smith and his son think about the Bulletproof guards.

http://themalcolmtest.blogspot.com/2...e-learned.html
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:23 AM   #2875
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back on track.......

I'm looking for a front plastic disc guard for me 500. The plastic variety...
Not plastic but looks trick...P3's Carbon Fiber guard.

from - http://www.shop.pirieperfprod.com/KT...GUARDS_c16.htm



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Old 11-29-2012, 05:04 PM   #2876
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Not plastic but looks trick for now...P3's Carbon Fiber guard.

from - http://www.shop.pirieperfprod.com/KT...GUARDS_c16.htm



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Old 11-29-2012, 07:53 PM   #2877
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Anybody have any radiator gaurds they like on the 500? I'm looking to get some and not sure what to get. Looks like KTM hardparts makes some that wrap around the whole thing that look pretty good.
Check out these guys. I bought their skidplate and rad guard protection.

http://emperorracing.com/Catalog.html

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:54 PM   #2878
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Check out these guys. I bought their skidplate and rad guard protection.

http://emperorracing.com/Catalog.html

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Weird they used to be Scorpion Racing - I have one of their skid plates on my YZ250 real tough, also real pain to install (had to pull pipe)
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:14 PM   #2879
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disc guard

[QUOTE=Nomad;20140789]I know acerbic makes the one that replaces the axle spacer on the disc side. other than that maybe try cycra?[/QUOT]
I installed the Acerbis plastic one 2 weeks ago. It is a universal plastic guard that looks like carbon and uses a bike specific mount that replaces the axle spacer. Rode 4 days over Thangsgiving, big rocks one day. Works great about $50.

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:56 AM   #2880
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I know acerbic makes the one that replaces the axle spacer on the disc side. other than that maybe try cycra?[/QUOT]
I installed the Acerbis plastic one 2 weeks ago. It is a universal plastic guard that looks like carbon and uses a bike specific mount that replaces the axle spacer. Rode 4 days over Thangsgiving, big rocks one day. Works great about $50.

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I like the Acerbis model because tire changes are very easy with it. It is affordable and easy to install. I have never seen anyone break or damage a front disk rotor so, in my opinion, the more robust carbon fiber units are a waste of money not to mention the extra hassle of removing them in order to pull the wheel.
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