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Old 04-20-2013, 02:51 AM   #3826
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So what is the best pipe guard to get? I want to get a full coverage model that covers as much of the stock head pipe as possible so I don't melt my expensive gear or sensitive skin so easily. Most of my older stuff has melt marks in it already from my KLX and its Big Gun headpipe.

I have prowled thru this thread but it is so hard to sort out who has what. My 500 EXC is on its way to the dealer so I am trying to get the goodies for it before it arrives.

Thanks for your input!
I'm looking at getting the E-line carbon fiber header pipe guard.

http://www.elineaccessories.com/ecom...2/mpg500e.html

Would be interested to hear from those that have used one.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:57 AM   #3827
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So what is the best pipe guard to get? I want to get a full coverage model that covers as much of the stock head pipe as possible so I don't melt my expensive gear or sensitive skin so easily. Most of my older stuff has melt marks in it already from my KLX and its Big Gun headpipe.

I have prowled thru this thread but it is so hard to sort out who has what. My 500 EXC is on its way to the dealer so I am trying to get the goodies for it before it arrives.

Thanks for your input!
I wrap my header on all my bikes with header wrap. Keeps from melting pant Leah's and such. The kids appreciate it also.


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Old 04-20-2013, 11:51 AM   #3828
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I'm looking at getting the E-line carbon fiber header pipe guard.

http://www.elineaccessories.com/ecom...2/mpg500e.html

Would be interested to hear from those that have used one.
I think this is the carbon guard I have. To be honest I just grabbed it off the shelf at my dealer and then removed any labels. So far so good. A few minor dings but has protected the pipe well and it's easy to clean.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:27 PM   #3829
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Anybody know the correct torque for the front sprocket bolt? Its not spec'd in the manual...
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:16 PM   #3830
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Anybody know the correct torque for the front sprocket bolt? Its not spec'd in the manual...
Not sure if this is correct, but Pg. 108, 7th from the bottom: Screw, Engine Sprocket M10 60Nm (44.3 lb/ft).
I replaced my front with a 14 and IIRC that sounds about right.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:30 PM   #3831
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Ahhh... that's it! Thanks. Helps to look at the right page...


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Not sure if this is correct, but Pg. 108, 7th from the bottom: Screw, Engine Sprocket M10 60Nm (44.3 lb/ft).
I replaced my front with a 14 and IIRC that sounds about right.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:14 PM   #3832
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Not sure if this is correct, but Pg. 108, 7th from the bottom: Screw, Engine Sprocket M10 60Nm (44.3 lb/ft).
I replaced my front with a 14 and IIRC that sounds about right.
Torque it down till it strips, then back it off a 1/4 turn. Works on any bike.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:13 AM   #3833
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Got down n dirty the other day!



14/48 gearing is on the way, need to slow down those rocky 2nd gear descents

Install a tusk oversized rotor and a new pair of ebc pads and your good to go.. The tusk oversized rotor is a must have for this bike.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:52 AM   #3834
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Thx for the info, I'll contact the vendor.

Looking at the respective website specs, (advmonster and BD) they both use four Cree XM-L T6 LEDs, and claim 3600 lumens, but have different housings

http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/hst...off/Detail.bok

http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=497051

Interesting that the BD draws 42watts and the ADVmonster only 28w, which suggests some difference.
Here is a link to a picture of the headlight. Click on this link to get to the headlight post: 2767
This link shows the light pattern and power of the ADVmonster lights: 3095
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:55 PM   #3835
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I was asking some time ago about the carbon fiber exhaust guard as below.





As you can see it covers nearly all pipe, it is perfect. And yes, I have it also, finally I found it! Here: http://carbonoracing.com/

For 500 the right guard is PE 510 and the price was 65.74 € plus the freight
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:06 PM   #3836
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Are they supposed to be superior to e-line? i would think it would keep things hotter the more it covers the header.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:28 PM   #3837
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Need some help from you guys , I have a 13 500 exc and the front end is shaky as hell at higher speeds . Feels like I need a damper , the front end gets real loose and feels like it wants to tank slap me at any moment . Any help from you guys would be greatly appreciated , I have searched on here and nothing has come up . I'm trying to keep from having to put a damper on but if that is what it takes so be it .



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Old 04-22-2013, 03:36 PM   #3838
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Need some help from you guys , I have a 13 500 exc and the front end is shaky as hell at higher speeds . Feels like I need a damper , the front end gets real loose and feels like it wants to tank slap me at any moment . Any help from you guys would be greatly appreciated , I have searched on here and nothing has come up . I'm trying to keep from having to put a damper on but if that is what it takes so be it .




The 500's have very little trail built into these chassis and that gives them wonderfully light steering manners......at the expensive of rock steady stability. Lower the forks in your fork clamps to where they are at the top of the fork tubes (not fork caps) and ride it again and see if it's better for you. Not sure if you just took it for a spin on the street and no dirt. The stock front tires get caught in the rain grooves on the freeways and pull the front wheel all over the place, leading to the handlebars wagging in your arms.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:52 PM   #3839
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i dont see any wheel weights on the front. Perhaps a bit of a balance issue also?
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:48 PM   #3840
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[QUOTE=psyco;21244712]Need some help from you guys , I have a 13 500 exc and the front end is shaky as hell at higher speeds . Feels like I need a damper , the front end gets real loose and feels like it wants to tank slap me at any moment . Any help from you guys would be greatly appreciated , I have searched on here and nothing has come up . I'm trying to keep from having to put a damper on but if that is what it takes so be it .


First you need to have your suspension adjusted for your weight and riding style.
Including having the right springs front and rear. The tire pressures correct and
have checked the steering head bearing for play.

Then start adjusting the forks in the triple clamps.
If you get ahead of your self and don't do the basics first
you can find solutions that are less than optimal.

It's possible that you will not be able to have the suspension
work perfectly in all conditions.

I'm just starting to work through the suspension on a new 500xcw
But on my 690 e I could get the bike to work well at speed on the road
but with those settings it was hideous in the sand washesIi'm riding in S,Az.

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