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Old 03-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #2881
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What mod have you done that has been the biggest bang for the buck in your mind.

I'll start... So far the de-smog and re-jet on my 08' has been the best mod so far.
De-smog and re-gear for sure. The rest is mostly just fluff (a lot of fluff).

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Old 03-16-2012, 06:31 PM   #2882
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Night and day difference compared to stock. I was ready to throw the whole bike in a ditch after a short ride because of the stock torture device.
The Seat Concepts transformed it! Very worth it in my opinion.
Did you get the tall or standard seat? I just ordered the standard but was really conflicted with the tall option. They are usually much more comfy.

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Old 03-16-2012, 08:31 PM   #2883
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Did you get the tall or standard seat? I just ordered the standard but was really conflicted with the tall option. They are usually much more comfy.

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I went with the standard. Works great and I'm 6'2" with a 35" inseam.
Maybe it's from riding sport bikes for the past 25 years but I'm more comfortable with my knees folded a bit...
I can tell when transitioning from sitting to standing that a taller seat would make it easier, but I'm happy with the fit.

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And good call on the Giant Loop! It's a great one!
I like my Clockwork tank too, but the big 21.5 liter tank is fantastic for wide open Nevada.
De-smog and re-jet seems more like a necessity than a mod. Mine wouldn't even start before I did them.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:25 AM   #2884
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I think I have this sorted out.

Called TT today and it appears I got the wrong stator kit. For future reference if anyone is going to get the stator kit for the 2008-2011 530EXC "with key switch", the correct part number is S-8313. Do not order the S-8310 kit (if you want the power to the light circuit to be energized only when the key is on).
The difference is a jumper wire that is installed between the stator and the headlight.

On the TT website, order the part for the EXC-R/Champions Edition/Racing etc.
Strange but I thought all 450/530EXC models from 2008-2011 came with key switches. Maybe different in countries other than USA.
Well that's a bummer. I was pretty sure I had ordered the right one for my bike when I did. oh well They didn't offer to ship you the right one for free or anything did they?
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:04 AM   #2885
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I think I have this sorted out.

Called TT today and it appears I got the wrong stator kit. For future reference if anyone is going to get the stator kit for the 2008-2011 530EXC "with key switch", the correct part number is S-8313. Do not order the S-8310 kit (if you want the power to the light circuit to be energized only when the key is on).
The difference is a jumper wire that is installed between the stator and the headlight.

On the TT website, order the part for the EXC-R/Champions Edition/Racing etc.
Strange but I thought all 450/530EXC models from 2008-2011 came with key switches. Maybe different in countries other than USA.
Mines a 530exc no key I had the same problem when ordering my TT stator they & a local bike shop said the 8310 kit I e-mailed TT & they asked my to take a picture of the wiring behind my triple clamps after which they said the 8313 kit I asked a Mechanic & he said 8313 as the other 1 had no battery.At 99$ US shipping & 2 weeks to get here I didn't want to order the wrong 1 luck'y I made the right choice
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:51 AM   #2886
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Just added this little gem:

The Squadron LED light is fantastic.

I've got it connected to a dimmer via the SicAss HI/LO switch I installed so I can run it at 20% power for low beam and an eyeball melting 100% for high beam.


This is simply the best and brightest dirtbike light out there. I love that it is simple, beafy (the whole thing is machined aluminum), has low power draw and is super crashable.
















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Old 03-17-2012, 12:49 PM   #2887
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Just added this little gem:

The Squadron LED light is fantastic.
How bright is it compared to others, specifically racelights and TT X2? and off course how much?


and how can a stator only be $99 in New Zealand?! I think I paid $250 after the UPS thieves left my porch...end rant
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:16 PM   #2888
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What mod have you done that has been the biggest bang for the buck in your mind.

I'll start... So far the de-smog and re-jet on my 08' has been the best mod so far.
If you're big or fast .... or both, like me, getr stiffened up, or you will be riding a pogo, if you manage to keep it under control.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:42 PM   #2889
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How bright is it compared to others, specifically racelights and TT X2? and off course how much?


and how can a stator only be $99 in New Zealand?! I think I paid $250 after the UPS thieves left my porch...end rant
It's slightly brighter or about equal to than and 8" HID Race light, but the beam is better, its got a better spread.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:08 PM   #2890
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That light looks great. Was there room behind it for all the wiring, etc? The tt x2 is tight for space.

What are the other lights you have mounted up?

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Old 03-17-2012, 05:25 PM   #2891
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Just added this little gem:

The Squadron LED light is fantastic.

I've got it connected to a dimmer via the SicAss HI/LO switch I installed so I can run it at 20% power for low beam and an eyeball melting 100% for high beam.

This is simply the best and brightest dirtbike light out there. I love that it is simple, beafy (the whole thing is machined aluminum), has low power draw and is super crashable.


Pricey little sucker at $350 but it looks great. Might have to get one.

http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...ce-Light-Black


How do you like the quality of the LED light?
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:09 PM   #2892
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The quality is top notch, The housing is machined aluminum, the color of the LED is very nice.

The light is pretty compact leaving plenty of room. I used these mounts so i got even more room.








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Old 03-17-2012, 06:36 PM   #2893
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Just added this little gem:
The Squadron LED light
YP always gets the cool toys!
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:29 PM   #2894
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How bright is it compared to others, specifically racelights and TT X2? and off course how much?


and how can a stator only be $99 in New Zealand?! I think I paid $250 after the UPS thieves left my porch...end rant
That was 99$ shipping & 195$ for the stator
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:41 PM   #2895
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Just got my suspension back from Slavens Racing. I needed upgraded springs (210 lbs me/245 lbs w/ full kit). Plus I run the 3.4 gal tank 90% of the time and on occasion bolt on the 6.3 gal tank for the Baja/Utah type rides.

Decided to give a re-valve a try since I had the stuff off the bike and went w/ Jeff's Next Level Re-Valving. This is supposed to be his top of the line re-valving.

Tomorrow will tell if it was worth the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. I've got a nice DS ride (200-300 miles) planned to break in the components and see if it works as advertised.

I'll report back as soon as possible.
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