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Old 06-19-2013, 01:58 PM   #4186
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It is, in Europe, at least on my '13 exc!
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:35 PM   #4187
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It's also the stock gearing in the US now for the 2014.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:37 PM   #4188
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Installed the new 14-50 gears and chain. Very impressed with the new gearing. Now I can chug around the trails in 3rd gear and 1st is good for really tight stuff. 6th is now high gear instead of an overdrive. Chugs in 6th gear at 45mph which is perfect for most of my street use. Still can hit 75+ if I need the higher speeds. IMO this should be the stock factory gearing for this bike.



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Old 06-19-2013, 03:42 PM   #4189
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That is the truth! Would not have a pretty Orange Sprocket and Gold Chain. I am pretty sure they make me go faster:)

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Old 06-22-2013, 06:00 PM   #4190
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sweet i actually just got an extra set of open back cycra guards in the mail.


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Old 06-22-2013, 06:15 PM   #4191
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Picked my EXC500 up today.....Hope this thing turns out to be a winner for me......all in now...
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:20 PM   #4192
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I am still hopeful too although I have owned one for a few months

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Old 06-24-2013, 10:24 AM   #4193
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I broke my kickstand on the first day of an 8 day 1330 mile ride in Nevada last week. Does anyone have a suggestion on which aftermarket unit to buy? Damn thing fell over on the gravel shoulder of a paved road and folded the kickstand up under itself.

The bike was fantastic for the trip. I need to get it re-sprung and lowered a bit. I must have dropped it at least 10 times just because it is so tall and hard to get on and off of for me. Especially when loaded down with the Giant Loop and a tank bag. 14:50 gearing was spot on. I got between 40 and 50 mpg depending on how hard the trails were. Awesome bike!
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:31 AM   #4194
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[QUOTE=MasterMarine;21714675]I broke my kickstand on the first day of an 8 day 1330 mile ride in Nevada last week. Does anyone have a suggestion on which aftermarket unit to buy? Damn thing fell over on the gravel shoulder of a paved road and folded the kickstand up under itself.

PRO MOTO BILLET. Done deal. Best unit out there.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:04 AM   #4195
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I broke my kickstand on the first day of an 8 day 1330 mile ride in Nevada last week. Does anyone have a suggestion on which aftermarket unit to buy? Damn thing fell over on the gravel shoulder of a paved road and folded the kickstand up under itself.

The bike was fantastic for the trip. I need to get it re-sprung and lowered a bit. I must have dropped it at least 10 times just because it is so tall and hard to get on and off of for me. Especially when loaded down with the Giant Loop and a tank bag. 14:50 gearing was spot on. I got between 40 and 50 mpg depending on how hard the trails were. Awesome bike!
Sounds like an awesome ride. Yeh, ProMoto is probably the best aftermarket choice for the kickstand. Sounds like your bolt may have just fallen out. :(
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:24 AM   #4196
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If you want to replace the whole kickstand, PMB has the best and most durable one.

If you just want a bigger and more sturdy foot, Brap has an aluminum replacement.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:46 AM   #4197
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If you want to replace the whole kickstand, PMB has the best and most durable one.

If you just want a bigger and more sturdy foot, Brap has an aluminum replacement.
I should have been more specific. The actual kickstand broke right at the pivot bolt. It kind of ripped as it bent. So, I need the whole setup. I had not seen in this or the other 500 threads where anyone had replaced a kickstand so thought I would ask for input.

It was an awesome ride and I will make a Ride Report for it but it will probably be a while. A lot of my life was on hold in preparation for the ride and now I am going to have to get some of that stuff done first.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:33 PM   #4198
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It was an awesome ride and I will make a Ride Report for it but it will probably be a while. A lot of my life was on hold in preparation for the ride and now I am going to have to get some of that stuff done first.
Can you post a copy of the GPS track if you have one? It would be nice to see where you went.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:40 PM   #4199
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:01 PM   #4200
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The bike was fantastic for the trip. I need to get it re-sprung and lowered a bit. I must have dropped it at least 10 times just because it is so tall and hard to get on and off of for me. Especially when loaded down with the Giant Loop and a tank bag. 14:50 gearing was spot on. I got between 40 and 50 mpg depending on how hard the trails were. Awesome bike!
Too tall seems to be a common theme with the EXC. I'm 5' 9" and while I could touch tippy toe style I felt for safety reasons to lower the rear shock 1". I had Factory Connection here in NH take an inch of travel out of the shock. I then slid the forks up the same amount to balance out the bike. I then reset the sag.
I can now "almost" flat foot when stopped. $240.00 for the work on the shock but I dropped it off and picked it up. I know Motolabdirtbikes ($200 plus $40 shipping) in AZ does the same thing and may be a better choice as it may be closer.
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