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Old 03-26-2013, 08:18 PM   #3616
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The EXC 500 is already geared a little tall and is tall at the saddle largely because of that 140 rear tire. When my 140 goes I will replace it with a 130. Kills 2 problems with 1 stone and is a little cheaper also
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:16 PM   #3617
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:57 AM   #3618
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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

That 140/80/18, if its the same as came on the 530EXC Metzeler Six Days tire, is about the same size as a 110/100 or 120/90 from other brands(Michelen). Different ways they measure the tire carcass. A 110-120 width should be all you need. Smaller should give better turning performance (so I read) and wider for bigger footprint and drive in straight line.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:55 AM   #3619
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Yep, standard sized dirt rim. Narrower tires weigh less as well.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:17 AM   #3620
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The perfect toolkit

Just picked up my new 500EXC a couple of weeks ago and have about 3 miles on it :-( Hopefully going to change that this weekend.

Given everyone's experiences so far with this bike and riding in general what would everyone consider to the be the perfect toolkit for this bike. I know it depends on riding but I would like to put a tail rack on it with a small wolfman back that will always be stocked with the main things I will need for trail situations - from tools to tubes. I plan on doing a lot of long day rides as well as multi-day rides.

If you have bought a prebuilt toolkit thats fine too. Brand and where you bought it would be great.

Does anyone have experience with the Seat Concepts tail rack?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:41 AM   #3621
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Just picked up my new 500EXC a couple of weeks ago and have about 3 miles on it :-( Hopefully going to change that this weekend.

Given everyone's experiences so far with this bike and riding in general what would everyone consider to the be the perfect toolkit for this bike. I know it depends on riding but I would like to put a tail rack on it with a small wolfman back that will always be stocked with the main things I will need for trail situations - from tools to tubes. I plan on doing a lot of long day rides as well as multi-day rides.

If you have bought a prebuilt toolkit thats fine too. Brand and where you bought it would be great.

Does anyone have experience with the Seat Concepts tail rack?

Thanks for your help.

Read this:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262998


I have tons of tools and for a pre-built kit, Blue Ridge Racing has some great stuff with their sliding t-handle set.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:02 AM   #3622
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So watch your spark arrestor...... I lost mine in the first 50 miles of yesterdays ride of 200 mi. I was glad I was not going into the NF anywhere! I won't even begin to tell you about the warranty hassles to replace it..... They want the bike for 3 wks......It's a 125 mi round trip X2 . No idea how long the part will take to arrive.It's a $23 part! So much for a warranty. Just locktite that bugger in and safety wire it also. I love the bike though.... Outstanding fuel mileage of 68 mpg. Anybody want to sell me a used spark arrestor?
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:18 AM   #3623
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So watch your spark arrestor...... I lost mine in the first 50 miles of yesterdays ride of 200 mi. I was glad I was not going into the NF anywhere! I won't even begin to tell you about the warranty hassles to replace it..... They want the bike for 3 wks......It's a 125 mi round trip X2 . No idea how long the part will take to arrive.It's a $23 part! So much for a warranty. Just locktite that bugger in and safety wire it also. I love the bike though.... Outstanding fuel mileage of 68 mpg. Anybody want to sell me a used spark arrestor?

Are you talking about the little screen that sits on the very end of the exhaust can? the one that screws into the tail end of the exhaust?
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:48 AM   #3624
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Are you talking about the little screen that sits on the very end of the exhaust can? the one that screws into the tail end of the exhaust?
Because if you are ... then you're going to be okay!

That little screw-in screen in the back of the muffler is an additional "noise suppressor."
(see parts # 18 and 19 in the following parts diagram.)

The spark arrestor piece that makes your bike safe for riding in the woods is *INSIDE* the muffler and can't come out.

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Old 03-27-2013, 10:50 AM   #3625
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Because if you are ... then you're going to be okay!

That little screw-in screen in the back of the muffler is an additional "noise suppressor."

The spark arrestor piece that makes your bike safe for riding in the woods is *INSIDE* the muffler and can't come out.

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yup, ditto.

After loosing two of those, I just left the pipe as it is.....no screen.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:45 PM   #3626
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yup, ditto.

After loosing two of those, I just left the pipe as it is.....no screen.

Yes ,parts #18 and 19. Tell a Forest Ranger in the Gilas that is not a spark arrestor. Guess I will wire it in this time.Those big threads are a dead giveaway that something goes in there.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:58 PM   #3627
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #3628
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Just picked up my new 500EXC a couple of weeks ago and have about 3 miles on it :-( Hopefully going to change that this weekend.

Given everyone's experiences so far with this bike and riding in general what would everyone consider to the be the perfect toolkit for this bike. I know it depends on riding but I would like to put a tail rack on it with a small wolfman back that will always be stocked with the main things I will need for trail situations - from tools to tubes. I plan on doing a lot of long day rides as well as multi-day rides.

If you have bought a prebuilt toolkit thats fine too. Brand and where you bought it would be great.

Does anyone have experience with the Seat Concepts tail rack?

Thanks for your help.
Unlike their seats, which I love, I have only heard negative things about the tail rack. I don't think they make it, I believe they are just selling someone else's product. Someone on this thread tried one and posted that it didn't hold up. If you look at how it is trying to carry all the weight with a little bit of cantilevered support, it just looks read to fail. The Pro Moto Billet rack is the way to go, but it is pricey. I am saving my pennies for one.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:51 PM   #3629
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Hi fast

SeatConcepts does not build that rack. I use the GiantLoop tank bag on my 500 and a front fender bag for a spare tube from Dirt-Bike-Gear. You could also use a DBG rear fender bag that attaches to the rear fender....OR a GiantLoop Mojave for day rides. I use the GL tank bag, front spare tube bag and for longer day rides, the Mojave.

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Just picked up my new 500EXC a couple of weeks ago and have about 3 miles on it :-( Hopefully going to change that this weekend.

Given everyone's experiences so far with this bike and riding in general what would everyone consider to the be the perfect toolkit for this bike. I know it depends on riding but I would like to put a tail rack on it with a small wolfman back that will always be stocked with the main things I will need for trail situations - from tools to tubes. I plan on doing a lot of long day rides as well as multi-day rides.

If you have bought a prebuilt toolkit thats fine too. Brand and where you bought it would be great.

Does anyone have experience with the Seat Concepts tail rack?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:01 PM   #3630
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Yes ,parts #18 and 19. Tell a Forest Ranger in the Gilas that is not a spark arrestor. Guess I will wire it in this time.Those big threads are a dead giveaway that something goes in there.
Just leave the screen out & screw the nut in, tight! You're then legal, let him do the stick test, as mentioned the spark arrestor's inside.
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