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Old 09-09-2013, 11:09 AM   #4561
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What seat is that? How do you like it?
As posted above, seat concepts. Build quality is really good. I chose the gripper seat material. Wow, does that stuff grip. Almost too much.

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Nice. My thought process (once I can afford a set of sumo wheels) was to get a matching oversize rotor for my 21" front so I could leave the bracket on and also have massive 1-finger braking power on the trails.
With a larger rotor, I'd be afraid of damaging the rotor on obstructions or from crashing. Which I tend to do quite frequently in the dirt.

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Do you have to worry about transmission issues with a non-cush drive hub on the KTM??
That seems to be a hot topic of debate on the forums. I have a buddy that tells me that his Honda XR650 doesn't have a cush drive wheel and has no ill effects. Also, the KTM has a factory cush drive in the clutch. Plus I'm using an auto clutch (Rekluse). So I'm not too worried about it.

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Medpilot, how easy was the install of the HDB handguards/mirror? Did any of your cables get in the way or have to be moved? Did everything mount-up flush without having to make adjustments? Thanks
It was pretty easy, and nothing gets in the way. Everything just bolted up. The only hard part, which was not hard, was tapping the handlebars. It actually makes for a much sturdier mount. There's a youtube vid of a guy installing them on this wr250 which was helpful.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:05 PM   #4562
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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   #4563
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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   #4564
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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   #4565
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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   #4566
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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   #4567
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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   #4568
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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   #4569
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here are some action shots
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:46 PM   #4570
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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   #4571
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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   #4572
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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   #4573
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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   #4574
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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   #4575
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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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