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Old 11-30-2012, 07:09 AM   #2881
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Weird they used to be Scorpion Racing - I have one of their skid plates on my YZ250 real tough, also real pain to install (had to pull pipe)
Yeah they had to change their name because Pirelli thought using the name Scorpion was a trademark infringement. The skidplate for the 500 went on fairly easy. Haven't gotten around to the rad guards yet, but from what I see they're no different than others. Very robust construction so they'll provide good protection when I slam the bike onto the earth.

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:41 AM   #2882
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I like the Acerbis model because tire changes are very easy with it. It is affordable and easy to install. I have never seen anyone break or damage a front disk rotor so, in my opinion, the more robust carbon fiber units are a waste of money not to mention the extra hassle of removing them in order to pull the wheel.
The trick with disc gaurds is...If you smack a plastic gaurd hard enough to bend the metal disc underneath,how is the plastic stronger then the metal?
They both bend,the plastic bends easily. Its physics.
Disc gaurds are great for keeping brush out of the hub/disc area and they keep the disc from getting the air it should so brakes can run hotter if used hard.
Ive never bent a disc yet in many years of trailriding but I know it happens.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:34 AM   #2883
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The trick with disc gaurds is...If you smack a plastic gaurd hard enough to bend the metal disc underneath,how is the plastic stronger then the metal?
They both bend,the plastic bends easily. Its physics.
Disc gaurds are great for keeping brush out of the hub/disc area and they keep the disc from getting the air it should so brakes can run hotter if used hard.
Ive never bent a disc yet in many years of trailriding but I know it happens.
I've bent the front disk on every dirt bike I have ever owned except my current one(5 bikes now). Must be the rocks around this place.

I do not run a guard on the front as it is a hassle. I do run a rear fin guard as rear disks are very easy to bend without falling.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:38 AM   #2884
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I've had branches get into the front caliper and push the brake pucks back. Then you have nothing. I run the Accerbis/KTM guard. Cheap, easy install.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:17 PM   #2885
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well long story short, my rear break line got snapped at the bend right before it bolts into the caliper. since I have to replace it anyway...can anyone recommend a good upgrade? i'm thinking somebody makes a braided line for these.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:19 AM   #2886
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well long story short, my rear break line got snapped at the bend right before it bolts into the caliper. since I have to replace it anyway...can anyone recommend a good upgrade? i'm thinking somebody makes a braided line for these.
I've had good dealings with Galfer for brake lines on 3 bikes now (soon to be 4... need a new front on the 690 too). They make them to order so there is no charge for extra length, different colors, etc. http://www.galferusa.com/brake-lines-for-off-road-mx/
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:50 AM   #2887
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Seat mod 500xcw

I ordered the seat concepts standard height/density foam and cover for my '13 500xcw.

Its a nice product but only 7 1/2" wide at the widest point, the same width as the oem seat pan.



I liked it for short rides when standing most of the time but for joining trails with hwy stints of 50km + it wasn't comfortable enough for me

Since I'm in Cambodia it wasn't viable to send it back so luckily the labor to modify it is cheap here.

Browsing around I came across http://www.fishersaddlebags.com and decided I liked the design of their 9" wide seat using the OEM base and adding to the OEM foam



So the next step was to wander down to the local motorbike upholsterers and see what they could do.
Cant buy good quality foam here so we cut up the oem foam to add to the seat concepts foam

Coming together



They made a new (larger) cover from scratch and copied the lines of the seat concepts cover



Stretched nice and tight and well secured




Finished product



Spot on 9"





Cost was $15 for 3 hours labor and materials, plus a tip

Very comfortable.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:40 PM   #2888
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Wonder what happened during your install?....just measured mine and it is at 8 1/2".

Hands down the best seat right out of the box. I have them on three of my bikes...a must have upgrade same as a stabalizer in my opinion.

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Old 12-02-2012, 05:36 PM   #2889
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Wonder what happened during your install?....just measured mine and it is at 8 1/2".

Hands down the best seat right out of the box. I have them on three of my bikes...a must have upgrade same as a stabalizer in my opinion.

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Are you referring to the seatconcepts foam for the KTM 500 ?

If so, I have to disagree. My last post shows it measuring 7 1/2" at its widest point.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:48 PM   #2890
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I ordered a pre-built seat concepts last week.. I'll measure it and show a pic when it arrives for reference (the ready-to-go version they build).

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Old 12-02-2012, 06:12 PM   #2891
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I put my prebuilt seat on a month ago and love it, best thing I put on my bike by far.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:16 PM   #2892
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Powerlett and HDB

I may have posted this before....can't recall..... but, some folks asked for some more info on this setup, so I took some more pics to post up.....

I went with Powerlet due to their reliability and quality products for motorcycles.

Here is a listing of what I've put on my KTM 500 EXC


Low-Profile Powerlet Socket



PowerLet Fuse Block Assembly




Rigid Powerlet to Cigarette Socket Adapter




Micro USB Short Powerlet Charging Cable





Here is an image of the Fuse Block installed next to the Battery and next to the stock Fuse Block. This Fuse Block interfaces between the battery and the following:

Hard-wired GPS
Trickle Charger - That can double as a heater for a vest
PowerLet Plug - mounted on the HDB bar
AdvMonstor LED lights - To be setup












Here are some more pics of the full setup


Note: Upgraded version of the HDB top Clamp






As far as power drain, it's really a non-issue.

Generally any USB device (iPod, cell phone) pulls 5V, which is nothing compared to the 200W the system pumps out.
To get a rough estimate of your available power...

200 Watts divided by available voltage (12), allows for roughly 16.5 amps.
16.5amps is a lot of juice, plenty for any accessories you can slap on a dirt bike.


Anyhow, this is the current setup....soon, I'll be adding the AdvMonster lights....should be awesome.....
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:21 PM   #2893
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Met up with the big bike drop-o-rama crowd in the NE region on Sunday. We had a great time. Lots of mud, ice, water and rocks.

Just hosed off the 500 so I can put a skid plate on. Also went with the RAM mount mirrors. Just loosen and fold in.






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Sweet ride,will have to check out your bike if/when I can make it to another ride. I think I was on one of those where I saw that bike?
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:23 PM   #2894
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On dirt bikes or carbon monoxide?
I'd say both!

Although I don't see this incident as a precursor to him sitting in a garage with his car running, just to get a wiff of the fumes...... Although, I do see him getting a bike in the future......
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #2895
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Are you referring to the seatconcepts foam for the KTM 500 ?

If so, I have to disagree. My last post shows it measuring 7 1/2" at its widest point.
Yup...500EXC
One of the best upgrades I have installed. A ....."Must Have"


Just installed the BD Squadron headlight. Holy Shite that baby is bright! Looks like I am going to need to order the dimmer as well.

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