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Old 05-30-2013, 07:08 PM   #23956
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Hey 500exc folks! Thinking about getting a 500 or 690. Hard choice I sat on a 690 today but they didn't have a 500. Do any of you ride the 500 on the street? I like to ride my 625 to work sometimes and that means fighting down hwy85 at 80 for 20 miles. Would the 500 stand up to the abuse? Also the 690 felt slightly lighter than my 625 and I already have high speed wobbles sometimes. Do you hugs notice this with the 500? Thanks for your input...
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:16 PM   #23957
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Outstanding!

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience.

The Ural is so awesome. Cant wait to see it.

What ya doing with the 350?
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:28 PM   #23958
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Imho

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Hey 500exc folks! Thinking about getting a 500 or 690. Hard choice I sat on a 690 today but they didn't have a 500. Do any of you ride the 500 on the street? I like to ride my 625 to work sometimes and that means fighting down hwy85 at 80 for 20 miles. Would the 500 stand up to the abuse? Also the 690 felt slightly lighter than my 625 and I already have high speed wobbles sometimes. Do you hugs notice this with the 500? Thanks for your input...
Papa Wheelie is the expert since he has both the 690 and the 450 (super close to the 500) BUT I can tell you that I cannot imagine the 500 EXC as a decent road bike under any circumstances. I love this scoot but its too light and too tall for the road. You can gear it up and put different tires on it but all you did was ruin a really good dirt bike.

Some of our n00bs are riding them on the road but I can't believe they really like it.

If you can only have one bike and you must dual purpose it ... 690 IMHO.

I am lucky enough to have the best of both worlds and don't try to mix the two.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:15 PM   #23959
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Thanks vic that's really what I was thinking...I was surprised how tall the 690 was- I could only tiptoe it. Alittle taller than the sxc. I am selling the 625 sxc if anyone is interested.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:21 PM   #23960
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Thanks for taking the time to share your experience.

The Ural is so awesome. Cant wait to see it.

What ya doing with the 350?
Haven't even fired up the 350 since our ride.
Ordered and installed (mostly);
  • Ironman 14/50 sprocket set per your recomendation,
  • billet disk protectors front and rear
  • FMF Ti front to back with Mega Bomb headers
  • new chain
  • Mojave Bag,
  • Scott's stabilizer
  • Highway DirtBikes clamp-bar protector-integrated turn signals on hand-shields
  • Tidy rear fender kit with flush turn signals
  • SeatConcepts cushion and cover
  • Auxiliary fan (KTM)
  • KTM Skid plate
  • Chain guide (forgot brand)

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Old 05-31-2013, 03:33 AM   #23961
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Enjoyed that report Kip!
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:46 AM   #23962
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Nice report! Proud to have been able to be part of your journey! Can't wait to meet again soon.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:11 AM   #23963
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Eting, what are your plans for your stock cushion and cover? I'm making a seat for my girls motorcycle and am looking for spare stuff. Will gladly buy from if you don't plan on keeping it.

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Haven't even fired up the 350 since our ride.
Ordered and installed (mostly);
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:36 AM   #23964
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Great Report

I'd like to see some urban gargoyle try to hold you up with your side car loaded like it was......!

That bike is swa-eeet for sure. Maybe we need to do another breakfast rendezvous at Aces in Milton so we can slobber as we look at it!

I'm curious Kip, how'd it handle at speed on the Turnpike?
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:35 AM   #23965
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Eting, what are your plans for your stock cushion and cover? I'm making a seat for my girls motorcycle and am looking for spare stuff. Will gladly buy from if you don't plan on keeping it.
They're yours! (no charge)
Now I just need to do the swap in order to have your parts bagged for you. Keep in mind it is just a cusshion and cover. The kit I have re-uses the seat pan. Hope that still helps your project.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:39 AM   #23966
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I'd like to see some urban gargoyle try to hold you up with your side car loaded like it was......!

That bike is swa-eeet for sure. Maybe we need to do another breakfast rendezvous at Aces in Milton so we can slobber as we look at it!

I'm curious Kip, how'd it handle at speed on the Turnpike?
Deal!!!

The Ural will be at P'Cola HD/Ural shop for a few weeks though. Minor details that require parts on order.
Until then we could ride and I'd bring this......
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:50 AM   #23967
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Greatly appreciate it. No seat pan needed. I'm making that out of wood. Should be interesting project.


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They're yours! (no charge)
Now I just need to do the swap in order to have your parts bagged for you. Keep in mind it is just a cusshion and cover. The kit I have re-uses the seat pan. Hope that still helps your project.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:56 AM   #23968
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Its Friday - ride plans?

What's the call for the weekend? I think we have some takers for Sunday. Perhaps at Timbercreek area?

Early morning roll out will be best since we are in the Heat Zone.

Im gonna ride somewhere...
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:03 AM   #23969
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I'm about to go do some exploring around BW, or somewhere. I'd also like to do some riding this weekend.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:27 AM   #23970
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I'm curious Kip, how'd it handle at speed on the Turnpike?
Handled the Turnpike well. Kept her between 62-69 though. Usually at 64.
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