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Old 12-04-2012, 05:00 PM   #226
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Is it safe to say that the 500 EXC will consistently get 60 plus miles per gallon with a stock machine? Need to cover at least 150 miles between fuel stops.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:05 PM   #227
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Is it safe to say that the 500 EXC will consistently get 60 plus miles per gallon with a stock machine? Need to cover at least 150 miles between fuel stops.
No, it won't do 60 mpg. Figure 100 miles on stock tank, roughly. Plenty of larger tanks....150 range is not a big deal.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:05 PM   #228
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Is it safe to say that the 500 EXC will consistently get 60 plus miles per gallon with a stock machine? Need to cover at least 150 miles between fuel stops.
I think it depends on you & the type of riding. I find that off road in the cedars burns more fuel than cross country with a load. I was consistently getting 66 mpg cross country before installing the JD tune box. It now gets 55 mpg consistently cross country & more like 35-40 in the trees. Which, IMHO, is not bad.

BTW - Running the 3.4 gal / 13L KTM tank. If on a long ride I carry a RotoPax for backup. Originally, I would get 180 ish miles on the 3.4 tank.

Additionally, I know of others around here that reported similar original performance.

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:35 PM   #229
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In Moab I got 57 mpg for several tanks. Running 13/48. That was with some heavy throttling as well!
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:05 PM   #230
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Is the kytech still the rear rack to get? How much weight can that thing hold (e.g. 2-5 gallon rotopax?)
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:14 PM   #231
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Info on waterproof panniers please

Hi,
Can I get some infor on the waterproof soft panniers please?
Anybody using them, what's your opinions?
I have wolfman pannier racks on my wr250r will these attach ok?
I think the 35l litre ones would be best for me.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:43 AM   #232
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BTW - Running the 3.4 gal / 13L KTM tank. If on a long ride I carry a RotoPax for backup. Originally, I would get 180 ish miles on the 3.4 tan
Do you have a link to the 3.4 gallon KTM tank? How to you carry the Rotopax?
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:12 PM   #233
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Do you have a link to the 3.4 gallon KTM tank? How to you carry the Rotopax?
13 L tank - Go to your dealer or ...

http://www.ktm-parts.com/7810791324404.html

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RotoPax - I carry the cans on this rack...

http://www.shop.globetrottin.com/pro...&categoryId=35

using these plates...

http://www.shop.globetrottin.com/pro...9&categoryId=3

These come from my shop.

Many inmates on this site have these so ask around.

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Old 12-05-2012, 06:14 PM   #234
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Hi,
Can I get some infor on the waterproof soft panniers please?
Anybody using them, what's your opinions?
I have wolfman pannier racks on my wr250r will these attach ok?
I think the 35l litre ones would be best for me.
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Not sure if you are referring to the products on our site...Globetrottin.com...

But if so, yes they fit Wolfman racks as well as ours.



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Old 12-05-2012, 06:32 PM   #235
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using these plates...
http://www.shop.globetrottin.com/pro...9&categoryId=3
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Will the Rotopax plate hold a 2 gallon tank? Your looks like a 1 gallon.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:26 PM   #236
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Globetrottin Rack

I tested this rack as much as i could (crashing). Held up great. I carried the 1 gal. Rotopax which in southern Utah was needed for my friends, but not by me with the 3.4 gallon KTM accessory tank. The Globetrottin bags were pretty waterproof as well. Zero complaints. Normally I race my 500 but with these accessories I was ready for long distances and camping.

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Old 12-28-2012, 03:57 PM   #237
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Do you have a link to the 3.4 gallon KTM tank? How to you carry the Rotopax?
I still have that brand-new 13 L tank (new in the box never installed ) if any inmate is interested.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:15 PM   #238
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The 3.4 is worth the money. About $200. You can easily install the fuel pump and lines. The tank should come with the different mounting hardware. If not, contact your dealer to get it. The tank's plastic bosses in the bottom are not as thick as the stock tank. You need different mounting hardware.

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Old 12-28-2012, 06:28 PM   #239
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I also have Harcus's rack, the ultra light one (5 lbs for the whole rack ). I can't say enought good things about the rack. I then use OR 15 liter drybags which are also completely water proof and the setup is awesome. No drilling required, quickly convert back to dirtbike mode by removing the rack. Killer. I also followed Harcus for 3 days on his 500 with his drybags and they were also completely killer.. Very nice stuff! (and reasonable too, in my opinion)
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:37 AM   #240
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I also have Harcus's rack, the ultra light one (5 lbs for the whole rack ). I can't say enought good things about the rack. No drilling required, quickly convert back to dirtbike mode by removing the rack.
http://www.shop.globetrottin.com/pro...&categoryId=33

Is this the rack you are referring to? Where does the aluminum mount attached to the middle cross bar attach?



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