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Old 09-09-2013, 02:05 PM   #4561
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Video fixed?

Sorry about the video. I think I fixed the problem.

can someone try and give me feedback. Works fine on my computer.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:13 PM   #4562
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Fixed!

ETA: First, having lived and ridden almost exclusively in the West for the last decade, I'd forgotten how damn FLAT it is back home.

Second, OK, how'd you manage to wipe out on a flat, straight road?

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Old 09-09-2013, 02:16 PM   #4563
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Fixed!
Thanks - it was much better with music but I learned my lesion...
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:38 PM   #4564
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Fixed!

ETA: First, having lived and ridden almost exclusively in the West for the last decade, I'd forgotten how damn FLAT it is back home.

Second, OK, how'd you manage to wipe out on a flat, straight road?
It takes lots of practice.

Raising your hand to warn others and applying brakes in "owl shit" mud all at the same time is hard but with great effect.

The good part about falling in Florida is that sand is much softer than rocks...
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:00 PM   #4565
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looking for black number plate backgrounds for 2013 500exc any help??
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:10 PM   #4566
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i put a alum. renthal sprocket and i will never put a alum. srpocket on again. they wear a lot quicker. the teeth on the sprocket we curling... how ever my steal sprocket has lasted twice as long now. and still going.

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Old 09-09-2013, 05:15 PM   #4567
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That's why the front Tugger strap is so effective.

And yes, pulling on the front wheel is quite effective ... unless you ride where we do. lol.

now thats what im talking about. i know the bike in the pic is not a 500 but come on people lets see these bikes getting dirty. lol some of these bikes i see posted up. the only dirt they see is the dust they get sitting in the garage. lets see some pics of the 500s burried in mud... i will get a pic up soon as i go through my go pro clips and take a shot out of them...
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:22 PM   #4568
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here are some action shots
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:46 PM   #4569
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now thats what im talking about. i know the bike in the pic is not a 500 but come on people lets see these bikes getting dirty. lol some of these bikes i see posted up. the only dirt they see is the dust they get sitting in the garage. lets see some pics of the 500s burried in mud... i will get a pic up soon as i go through my go pro clips and take a shot out of them...
I always wash my bike after riding...
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:29 AM   #4570
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I see you know you are not supposed to use high pressure washers, thats for sure but if this is any better....
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:12 AM   #4571
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Cool vid and glad to see your bike back together. MM should have had that little XT up in TN 2 weekends ago - he took a real beating .


the garage may become a little more orange in the coming days.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:21 AM   #4572
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looking for black number plate backgrounds for 2013 500exc any help??
sent you a pm.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:59 AM   #4573
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The sprocket side rear wheel bearing was on the way out at 250hrs so I replaced the bearings and seals with the Allballs kit

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...C-W-%28Rear%29

After only 25hrs they're already notchy. Water ingression seems to be the problem so I guess the Allballs seals didn't seal properly on the OEM spacers.

Allballs also make a full upgrade kit that replaces the OEM seals/spacers/bearings

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...ng-Upgrade-Kit

However the reviews aren't that great

Looks like I'm going back to OEM unless someone can suggest a good aftermarket kit ??
You are running your chain too tight! That will keep killing wheel bearings on the drive side.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:09 AM   #4574
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You are running your chain too tight! That will keep killing wheel bearings on the drive side.
Over the past 40 years of riding I have come to some conclusions on bearings.

I agree that a tight chain will assist in bearing wear...

I also believe that you must replace bearing seals - and make sure they fit properly, similar to dust seals on forks...

I confirmed this several times over the years by going cheap and NOT replacing the dust seal if it LOOKED ok. The bearing with the new seal was fine, the bearing with the REUSED seal failed much sooner. Not rocket science there.

Why is it then that my front wheel bearing seem to go faster than the rear???

my 2 cents
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:43 AM   #4575
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You are running your chain too tight! That will keep killing wheel bearings on the drive side.
I can appreciate how that would contribute to bearing wear.
However I'm pretty sure I don't run the chain too tight.
The OEM bearing lasted 250 hrs/10,000km with the way I adjust the chain.

The Allballs kit came with quite thin seals, 6mm thick compared to OEM 7mm thick. Imo, they didnt seal properly on the OEM wheel spacers, hence water ingression and early failure of the bearing.
Additionally, the cheap kma bearings in the Allballs kit are probably lower quality than the NSK bearings that KTM use.

I had two Allballs kit's so I'm trying another set but have ditched the 6mm seals from the kit and replaced them with 7mm thick seals.

In future I'll just order quality brands from a bearing shop, and/or go OEM when the spacers need replacing.

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