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Old 02-18-2013, 10:38 AM   #3316
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Seat info

Seems that seat concepts is most popular

I have used EE seats in past but leaning towards SC one this time

How is the carbon side and gripper top - which seems most popular? is the gripper top too grippy?

ANd on the standard height -how is the foam- is this overall a more comfortable seat?

Thanks for seat feedback, pictures and advice

I am getting a new 2013 500 EXC in a week or two-

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Old 02-18-2013, 10:40 AM   #3317
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Headlight always on

Headlight on

Is the EXC headlight always on?

I ready some comments on a plug etc in harness

Anyway change anything so the headlamp can be swithed on and not always on when running during the day

tips- advice

PS- what a thread here -lots of great tips and advice

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:37 PM   #3318
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What are you doing

Manual says after 1st hour

then every 15 hours
The 500 is a race bike and the intervalls in the manual refer to that kind of use of the bike. I firmly believe you could give those timings a bit of a slack with good consiousness if you use the bike for dual sport purposes. They now have 1,5 liters of oil in the engine in comparison with the 1,3 liters of the 530 and 525. Ideally you should follow the manual, but I wouldn't worry if I went longer on an extended weekend trip.

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:12 PM   #3319
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Seems that seat concepts is most popular

I have used EE seats in past but leaning towards SC one this time

How is the carbon side and gripper top - which seems most popular? is the gripper top too grippy?

ANd on the standard height -how is the foam- is this overall a more comfortable seat?

Thanks for seat feedback, pictures and advice

I am getting a new 2013 500 EXC in a week or two-

Mark
You will be very happy with the SC seat. The seat is top notch and just as durable as any other. The gripper seat cover is great and holds you in place but is not to sticky where it hampers your movement, As far as comfort, the SC seat IMO is light years more comfortable than an EE seat or any race type seat. Your Arse will thank you, I am 6'1" 175lbs (tall and skinny w/no ass) my stock seats and EE seats would kill me after a 40+ mile ride. With the SC seat no issues even after multi 150 mile days.Thanks to Seat Concepts I dont have to buy Anti Monkey Butt Powder
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:20 PM   #3320
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Seems that seat concepts is most popular

I have used EE seats in past but leaning towards SC one this time

How is the carbon side and gripper top - which seems most popular? is the gripper top too grippy?

ANd on the standard height -how is the foam- is this overall a more comfortable seat?

Thanks for seat feedback, pictures and advice

I am getting a new 2013 500 EXC in a week or two-

Mark
Congrats on the upcoming new bike mark. I'd have to agree on the Seat Concepts. I've had one for a while now it's real comfy on those long rides. The standard height is fine for me and I'm 5'10". It's not 'too grippy' just right.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:51 PM   #3321
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Headlight on

Is the EXC headlight always on?

I ready some comments on a plug etc in harness

Anyway change anything so the headlamp can be swithed on and not always on when running during the day

tips- advice

PS- what a thread here -lots of great tips and advice

Mark
I wired a switch in the wire to mine so I could leave it off in the daytime. Wired the small bulb in the headlight to the hot side of the switch so it's always on when bike is running, so I still have a light for the "daytime running light" deal. I replaced my stock bulb with a halogen so didn't want it on all the time.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:49 PM   #3322
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You will be very happy with the SC seat. The seat is top notch and just as durable as any other. The gripper seat cover is great and holds you in place but is not to sticky where it hampers your movement, As far as comfort, the SC seat IMO is light years more comfortable than an EE seat or any race type seat. Your Arse will thank you, I am 6'1" 175lbs (tall and skinny w/no ass) my stock seats and EE seats would kill me after a 40+ mile ride. With the SC seat no issues even after multi 150 mile days.Thanks to Seat Concepts I dont have to buy Anti Monkey Butt Powder
What tank is installed in the pictures and how was the installation?
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:32 AM   #3323
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Plug for evap harness

I plan to de smog and remove canister /hoses and solenoid valve -anyone find a nice cap for the plug that goes to the evap solenoid- Id love a cap that snaps in for a nice weathertght seal -I bet there is something out there thats OEM harness plug

I see some guys put grease in there and then elec tape it up -I'd like something cleaner
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:58 AM   #3324
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[QUOTE=avconnect;20758121]What tank is installed in the pictures and how was the installation?[/QUO

That is the Clockworks tank, alot of people have had issues with them. Install is a bit more involved than the others, you have to cut and splice wires that go in the tank, but just take your time plan out the work and make sure you use good quality shrink tubing around the splices and the system should be good to go. I have around 1500 miles on mine. One of the issues with the tank is that the heat shield at the head falls off and then the head burns thru the tank. I pulled off the heat shield as the adhesive was failing and used high temp silicone to reattach it about 350 miles ago and it is solid. another issue is that because of how low the tank holds the fuel you have to put an extra piece of hose around the fuel line to protect from rubbing issues. After those two issues where taken care of I really like the tank as it holds the fuel down low and back closer to the center of gravity(how the bike was designed) than the other tanks.

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:02 PM   #3325
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I plan to de smog and remove canister /hoses and solenoid valve -anyone find a nice cap for the plug that goes to the evap solenoid- Id love a cap that snaps in for a nice weathertght seal -I bet there is something out there thats OEM harness plug

I see some guys put grease in there and then elec tape it up -I'd like something cleaner
If you're talking about the small hose fitting off the intake I just unscrewed it, plugged it, put it back on with hose in place, looks stock.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:40 AM   #3326
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=_Z5xrdXEXDg

http://bestdualsportbikes.com/

After 100 hrs of dualsport use, I'm looking at lowering my 500 for easier dabbing and more stability. I'm 52yo and the bike is sprung for my weight (75kg)

Interested in the concept setout in the vid
For dualsport use, they suggest the bikes are too high in the back.
Remedy is internal shock spacer to lower seat height ~1" and fine tune with fork height in clamps and rear sag.

Has anyone tried this mod. Are you happy with the results.
I'm mainly interested in the concept, not necessarily bestdualsportbikes doing the work
here's another option for you
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:07 AM   #3327
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:40 AM   #3328
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If you're talking about the small hose fitting off the intake I just unscrewed it, plugged it, put it back on with hose in place, looks stock.
No -I am talking about the electrical connector -when you take off the Evap valve -it would be great to have a dummy plug
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:31 AM   #3329
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Yeah, the x bushing. Its advertised as lowering the rear up to 7/8"/22mm
I did install it but only got around 14mm 5/8"inch lower.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:40 AM   #3330
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Yeah, the x bushing. Its advertised as lowering the rear up to 7/8"/22mm
I did install it but only got around 14mm 5/8"inch lower.

bummer, for nearly $100 bucks you were only able to get 5/8" lower......don't think that it worth the money....
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