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Old 06-02-2012, 07:07 AM   #76
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Does anyone have any pics of a 500 with the bigger aftermarket tanks?

I've seen the "KTM" tank in person (13L?) and like it.. but I've been putting off purchasing it waiting to see how the larger options look (i.e. how big an impact on the bike's width).

Does anyone have a tank larger than 13L yet on their bike?
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:08 AM   #77
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Does anyone have any pics of a 500 with the bigger aftermarket tanks?

I've seen the "KTM" tank in person (13L?) and like it.. but I've been putting off purchasing it waiting to see how the larger options look (i.e. how big an impact on the bike's width).

Does anyone have a tank larger than 13L yet on their bike?
I have one of the 5.3g on order from justgastanks, but they are not supposed to be in til mid-june now. I may let you see it
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:09 AM   #78
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Well I am finally chugging the orange koolaid. I wasn't planning on getting this bike for awhile. I sold two bikes (2009 Honda crf450r and 2010 wr250x) and was waiting until after my wife's surgery and my son moving to Hawaii to pull the trigger which would be closer to July. Well the crazy thing is my loving and extremely generous sister decided she wanted to give me an early bday present and to my surprise we walked into the dealership today and this became an unforgettable moment!




And it's already been tagged and legal!
That is one cool sister my long lost brother. Let sis know I could use a 690, it has been awhile since we talked
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:38 PM   #79
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You blokes are lucky in that you don't have to deal with the national implications of a bunch of shysters posing as eco-nuts in California and the scam that they have going with the California Air Resource Board. The US EXC is a result of these meddling asshats. The rest of the world only got the XC-W and none of the PITA "smog reducing" crap. All this while it's still perfectly OK to drive an outdated POS car that pollutes more in a day than all the dirtbikes will in a year...and let's not get started on the fraud of "oxygenated gas".
Sadly those in california don't have the EXC vs XCW choice for a plate bike.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:39 PM   #80
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Tried my 500 on the hitch carrier today for the first time (usually it would go inside the van).
I finally figured out the right angle for the straps and such so that there is no rubbing on the plastics

I don't for-see the bike spending much time in this position.. but it's nice to have it figured out before hand for when I want to throw it on and head out spontaneously to moab or the like.







The overhead camera works well to keep an eye on things

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Old 06-02-2012, 05:48 PM   #81
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Sadly those in california don't have the EXC vs XCW choice for a plate bike.
It's not just California. The XC-W is in a gray area with regard to federal emissions. Some states it's a hassle to get it plated and depending on the county, it might be impossible. Sadly the choked down mapping and the extra junk hanging off the motor is the way of the future for all states in the US even though none of them have a real effect on actual emissions.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:14 PM   #82
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That is one cool sister my long lost brother. Let sis know I could use a 690, it has been awhile since we talked
After my post somehow a lot of long lost brothers starting showing up. Haha!
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:00 AM   #83
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Tried my 500 on the hitch carrier today for the first time (usually it would go inside the van).
I finally figured out the right angle for the straps and such so that there is no rubbing on the plastics

I don't for-see the bike spending much time in this position.. but it's nice to have it figured out before hand for when I want to throw it on and head out spontaneously to moab or the like.







The overhead camera works well to keep an eye on things

mate, can you tell me what tires are those ones? thanks.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:59 AM   #84
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MT43 trials tires.

Unless you are referring to the Sprinter... BFG ATs in that case
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:11 AM   #85
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Hey Geek, not a 500 but a 530 with a 6.3g ktm tank. It doesn't seem to bother me. Weight is low.



Difference stock compared to 6.3


Been trying to PM you, if your interested I'll be in Colorado hopefully around the 3rd week in June. PM me if you are interested in riding and have time.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:42 AM   #86
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I think the same junior apprentice @ KTM who put half the rocker arms in upside down.... trued my front wheel.

I took the bike out on a road for the first time today... it was shaking so bad about 60mph my vision was blurring. Sure enough I looked at the front wheel and it has more than a 1/2 inch of left/right movement in its track.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:44 AM   #87
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Hey Geek,
Been trying to PM you, if your interested I'll be in Colorado hopefully around the 3rd week in June. PM me if you are interested in riding and have time.
Lappe: Drop me a PM.. but with my work schedule these days it is fairly unlikely I'll have time...

For example.. I bought this XCW on March 10th and it has a total of 70 miles on it.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #88
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Does anyone make a shield to keep the pant legs safe?



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Old 06-03-2012, 03:42 PM   #89
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Hey Geek, not a 500 but a 530 with a 6.3g ktm tank. It doesn't seem to bother me. Weight is low.


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Do you have a pic of the bike from the front or back?


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Old 06-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #90
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Here ya go Geek! Front View of 6.3g tank
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