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Old 03-25-2013, 06:48 PM   #3601
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For those of you with the acerbis 5.3 do you find it makes the bike hard to manage in the technical rough stuff?
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:56 PM   #3602
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I have the Acerbis 3 gallon tank on my 500 xcw.

It came with shorter versions of items 4 and 5 to allow for the thinner plastic of the acerbis vs oem.

You might want to check with the vendor to see if your 5 gal is supposed to come with shorter items 4 and 5.
That's what I remember from hearing from early adopters.

That it was a case of the Acerbis tank being slightly thinner than the stock tank. Regardless of the year of the bike.

So obtaining the "shorter" parts is probably your best option.


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Old 03-25-2013, 07:48 PM   #3603
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For those of you with the acerbis 5.3 do you find it makes the bike hard to manage in the technical rough stuff?
Compared to the stock tank it does, but it just causes me to go slower. It does not prevent you from doing the technical stuff.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:27 PM   #3604
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You're very welcome .... and thank you, sir!
It's always nice to know that it's helping peeps with their scoots.

I finally gave in an created the Index Page around page 40.
Because I was starting to go nuts as well trying to find things!
And I was supposed to know where they were!

I hope no one thinks I am trying to spam this thread -- but here is the Index Page if you want to use it.
A fair portion of it will also apply to the 500 EXC as they share the same emissions equimpent, bodywork, most of the chassis, etc..
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I got my 500 just before you got the 350. I found your Wee Beasty thread when I was trying to desmog my bike. Since then I have posted a link to your thread any time someone wanted to set up their new bike. You are now famous in many forums.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:37 AM   #3605
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I got my 500 just before you got the 350. I found your Wee Beasty thread when I was trying to desmog my bike. Since then I have posted a link to your thread any time someone wanted to set up their new bike. You are now famous in many forums.
Your detailed explanations made it easy to set up the bike and not destroy anything during the process.
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Thank you sir! You have made me very

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Old 03-26-2013, 12:58 AM   #3606
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I have the Acerbis 3 gallon tank on my 500 xcw.

It came with shorter versions of items 4 and 5 to allow for the thinner plastic of the acerbis vs oem.

You might want to check with the vendor to see if your 5 gal is supposed to come with shorter items 4 and 5.
Ok thanks I will!
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:20 AM   #3607
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tire recommendations

hi,

coming close to the end of life for stock OEM tire. I ride mostly sandy, rocky off rad and seldom on the road.

What have you tried and how does it compare to stock?

I was recommended Maxxis Maxxcross Desert IT but it is not offered in 140/80.

thanks
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:15 AM   #3608
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For the XC-W the mx-51 comes stock but they chunk so bad in rocks that I tried the mx-71 this weekend and I'm very impressed with them. I'll be using these from now on with my XC-W. The rear was surprisingly good in sand dunes and on slickrock. They have a funky tread pattern and are unidirectional, which is a bit odd.

I highly recommend not using the mx-51 on the front. Terrible tire for any kind of rocks.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:40 AM   #3609
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I dont see the MX71 in 14-80-18
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:27 PM   #3610
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I dont see the MX71 in 14-80-18
Why do you want that big of a rear tire? Do you do just sand/mud riding? I'm just curious.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:58 PM   #3611
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just the stock size on exc 500 and figured that was preferred
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:47 PM   #3612
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They put the 140 on the exc for street use and put a 110/110-18 on the xc-w.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:48 PM   #3613
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just the stock size on exc 500 and figured that was preferred
Try a smaller width to see if it suits your riding style better.

I generally go big footprint for sand dune riding. I like to think I can tell the difference, but I'm probably full of it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:45 PM   #3614
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Try a smaller width to see if it suits your riding style better.

I generally go big footprint for sand dune riding. I like to think I can tell the difference, but I'm probably full of it.
I was going to post my own tire question, but now I can chime in here. I have a 350EXC and yes it came with the super wide Maxxis dual sport rear tire. I needed a true offroad tire, so I looked online and the XC-W came with a 110/100, so I ordered one, a Pirelli XCMS. My God that tire looked narrow on there! It seemed to work OK, but it just looks like a 250F size tire. Do Pirellis run a little narrower? i know there is some variation from manufacturer to manufacturer.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:12 PM   #3615
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I was going to post my own tire question, but now I can chime in here. I have a 350EXC and yes it came with the super wide Maxxis dual sport rear tire. I needed a true offroad tire, so I looked online and the XC-W came with a 110/100, so I ordered one, a Pirelli XCMS. My God that tire looked narrow on there! It seemed to work OK, but it just looks like a 250F size tire. Do Pirellis run a little narrower? i know there is some variation from manufacturer to manufacturer.
I have been playing with tires on the 530 and now the 500 since 2008. I ride mostly SAND - being from florida- but I do venture into North Alabama and TN.
I keep switching from S12XC to Maxxis Desert IT after OEM goes. I like both but cant decide which is best.

I always order the largest size that manufacturer makes. 140 for some but only 120 for others. I ride sand I go LARGEST

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