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Old 07-10-2012, 07:16 AM   #1756
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:41 AM   #1757
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:53 AM   #1758
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You always have the best photos! I would love to Live/Ride out there.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:03 AM   #1759
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Coming off a CRF onto the XCW was a learning experience, but this thing made me look so good yesterday any thoughts of going back are gone for ever! From tight singletrack to tractoring up wet steeps this bike does it all and neither of us had any FI issues, which would have meant a night out up there.

It was simply amazing!
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:05 AM   #1760
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What state are you located in?Man you did get lucky as I have not heard anyone getting the 2013 OM with 500exc?Hope ktm gets us one soon,should be interesting or make a 2013 500exc OM USA available online,but you know I just like having my OM in print as well too.
I live in Oklahoma, were it's flat, hot, and extremely humid. Not sure how i ended up with one. The dealer sent me a pic of the bike in the crate the morning it came in, and i left with it that afternoon..lol The manual is big and easy to read, unlike the smc manual i had.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:12 AM   #1761
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That goat was eyeballin you tire, he was gonna make you some slicks..lol What an awesome place to ride, i envy you guys. I have been contemplating moving for years and this bike might send me over the edge.

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Old 07-10-2012, 09:48 AM   #1762
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Coming off a CRF onto the XCW was a learning experience, but this thing made me look so good yesterday any thoughts of going back are gone for ever! From tight singletrack to tractoring up wet steeps this bike does it all and neither of us had any FI issues, which would have meant a night out up there.

It was simply amazing!
Paul: what kind of bass are you using on the rear fender and tank? Look like Wolfman bags.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:55 AM   #1763
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No I do not have tac either but know when the revs start getting really high. Next time I get a chance I will nail the sucker and see what she will do.... or blow up!

85 is pleanty speed for me thank you...
At 13/50 85 was not hard but there was not much left. I imagine 90 is close to the top.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:00 AM   #1764
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Paul: what kind of bass are you using on the rear fender and tank? Look like Wolfman bags.
Hey Dan, they are both Wolfman, I love the fender bag, but this is the first time for the tank bag on a long ride on the 500 and for me on this bike it was a bit in the way, I waved off the saddlebags for this ride and after riding my bike and sitting on Ed's, the Daytripper saddlebags from Wolfman are for me the way to go.

For a taller guy like you, the tank bag will probably be fine, but after riding the 500 at the track my style with this bike is up on the tank.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:01 PM   #1765
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Hey Paul & Geek

Thanks for the pics
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:39 PM   #1766
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I live in Oklahoma, were it's flat, hot, and extremely humid. Not sure how i ended up with one. The dealer sent me a pic of the bike in the crate the morning it came in, and i left with it that afternoon..lol The manual is big and easy to read, unlike the smc manual i had.
Man you should of bought a lottery ticket that day,your one of the lucky ones!
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:59 PM   #1767
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HEY KTMERS
IM JUST SHOWING OFF A FEW PHOTOS OF THE BEAST SET UP FOR MOTO
I SPRY PAINTED THE TRIPLE CLAMPS WITH 1 CAN ENGINE ENAMEL HALF A CAN OF CLEAR ..
ON THE REAR SHOCK I USED A PAINT MADE FOR PLASTIC
BOTH ARE HOLDING UP TO ENGINE DEGREASER AND WD40
I FINALLY BOUGHT THE LONGER CHAIN AND NEW REAR SPROCKET
I SWEAR HALF THE FUN OF THIS BIKE IS PARTYING IN THE GARAGE STARING AT IT THINKING WHAT CAN I BUY NEXT LOL





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Old 07-10-2012, 06:57 PM   #1768
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Gearing

Appreciate the replies. I'll give the 14 - 48 a go and see how it is. Overall I'm really happy with the bike (I do notice the reduced ground clearance compared to the older 525 EXC when going over logs and rocks) but I miss the arm-stretching snappy response I had on the KX450F.

Recently rode up in Cloudcroft NM... the Rim Trail is great. The bike certainly didn't like the altitude though. Backfired like it did before the desmog. Tried richening it up with the JD tuner which made a slight improvement but still very disappointing compared to near sea level riding. Even tried the 'Wild' plug from Sickass and it made no difference to performance at all. Off to the dealer this weekend hopefully to have the Australian unlocked map installed and will see how the 'Wild' plug goes then. Will check/replace the 20 micron fuel filter to see if it's blocked and install a tank sock filter just in case that was the problem.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:58 PM   #1769
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My 500 XC-W with the stock 13-50 gearing will go 95 mph flat out on a paved road with my 300lbs azz on it.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:42 PM   #1770
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Hey Dan, they are both Wolfman, I love the fender bag, but this is the first time for the tank bag on a long ride on the 500 and for me on this bike it was a bit in the way, I waved off the saddlebags for this ride and after riding my bike and sitting on Ed's, the Daytripper saddlebags from Wolfman are for me the way to go.

For a taller guy like you, the tank bag will probably be fine, but after riding the 500 at the track my style with this bike is up on the tank.
Paul: Thanks for the reply. Did you mount the bag sideways?
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