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Old 02-25-2013, 10:45 PM   #376
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Thanks, I'll have to figure out where that fan connector lives. Sadly it will have to wait for a week, heading out of town for some R & R with my wife. She's been getting jealous of the time I'm spending with my new Austrian friend in the garage!
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:53 AM   #377
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XC-W Gearing

Ok. So I took the 500 on a little ride to a local lake . Ride was around 45 miles. Bike has stock gearing. I kept looking for another gear at around 55-60 MPH. So I am thinking of going up a tooth on front sprocket or down 3 teeth on rear.(this would be a good time to try a D/T ironman sprocket). Has anyone on here felt the same with the stock XC-W gearing?
i feel it will handle the taller gearing with no prob and still have the grunt to work well in tight S/T. any ensight on this? I have seen posting touching on this but no real testing.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:39 AM   #378
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Ok. So I took the 500 on a little ride to a local lake . Ride was around 45 miles. Bike has stock gearing. I kept looking for another gear at around 55-60 MPH. So I am thinking of going up a tooth on front sprocket or down 3 teeth on rear.(this would be a good time to try a D/T ironman sprocket). Has anyone on here felt the same with the stock XC-W gearing?
i feel it will handle the taller gearing with no prob and still have the grunt to work well in tight S/T. any ensight on this? I have seen posting touching on this but no real testing.
IMO, stock gearing is the best compromise for technical singletrack up to 95mph dualsport riding. Don't be afraid to ring it out. It can take it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #379
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Ok. So I took the 500 on a little ride to a local lake . Ride was around 45 miles. Bike has stock gearing. I kept looking for another gear at around 55-60 MPH. So I am thinking of going up a tooth on front sprocket or down 3 teeth on rear.(this would be a good time to try a D/T ironman sprocket). Has anyone on here felt the same with the stock XC-W gearing?
i feel it will handle the taller gearing with no prob and still have the grunt to work well in tight S/T. any ensight on this? I have seen posting touching on this but no real testing.
Not sure what the XC-W has for gearing. I have an EXC and went to 14/50. It's good but I wanted lower for single track and went to 13/50. When I go on a ride that will have some high speed sections I'll switch the front to 14.

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Old 03-02-2013, 01:40 PM   #380
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Put the SM wheels on the bike today. Holy balls I love this thing:

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Old 03-02-2013, 02:51 PM   #381
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BTW, what skid plate do you have on your bike? Like it?

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Old 03-02-2013, 03:42 PM   #382
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BTW, what skid plate do you have on your bike? Like it?
Yeah, it's gonna be a tough time hanging on to points... :)

Also, I have a Hyde Racing plate - http://www.hyderacing.com/store/dirtbike/ktm/450_4t.htm

It's light, and althogh it's missing a few chunks, it works like a champ. Can be a bit of a PITA to taking on and off with the front mount, but you get the hang of it pretty quickly. Also, I think Geek tapes his mounts on er something.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:03 PM   #383
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yeah put some double sided foam servo tape between the mount and the frame the first time you tighten it up.
From then on.. mounting is a breeze. IMHO, they should include the tape. As it is... you can get some at any hobby shop.

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Old 03-04-2013, 09:42 AM   #384
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Not sure what the XC-W has for gearing. I have an EXC and went to 14/50. It's good but I wanted lower for single track and went to 13/50. When I go on a ride that will have some high speed sections I'll switch the front to 14.

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The XC-W comes with 13/50 gearing. I heard the EXC's have something like 15/45. I'm going to a dual sport rally early april so I'm going to try the 14 front first. The bike has a ton of low end so I'm sure it will handle more
if I decide to.....
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:45 AM   #385
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Put the SM wheels on the bike today. Holy balls I love this thing:

That SUMO looks bitchen! wish I had the jack for 2 XC-W's.....
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:52 AM   #386
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rtadlock,
That looks sic!
I just got home again from an overseas assignment and my sumo wheels and parts are in waiting to get picked up for my EXC.
Gonna be a tough year on the license!
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:27 PM   #387
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Don't forget to swap or add another speedo pick up.

Put the dirt set up on for a ride yesterday and forgot.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:00 AM   #388
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:53 PM   #389
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Here are some pics I just took of it mounted up:











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Old 03-06-2013, 06:58 PM   #390
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