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Old 04-28-2014, 08:21 AM   #6211
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I would think the 350exc would be a better fit if you are keeping the 690. I have the 350 and the 500. The 350 is much lighter feeling and confidence inspiring to me offroad, especially in the really tight stuff. I never find myself looking for more power offroad than that high revving dohc 350 puts out. My 500 stays in supermoto trim most of the year.
yaa i couldnt be happier with my treefiddy.. im thinking about selling off a sport bike or two to acquire a sumo 500..

i totally envy you having a 350 DS and a 500 in supermoto dress
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:06 PM   #6212
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I really am loving this 500exc!

Weekend camp and ride
Wheelie! I'm not a wheelie person but its so smooth and easy to loft it on this thing.


Got my first flat


Man the stock tire is junk! I only have 600 miles on the bike and the rear tire is basically done for. not much left of the knobbys on the rear.

Pretty much decided I hate my double take mirror I spend half the time screwing with it because it constantly moves or the ball comes unscrewed from clutch mount..there is no flat spot to tighten the ball in good. may try putting it in clamp and dremeling a flat spot so i can get a wrench of some sort on it.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:26 PM   #6213
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So I ended up breaking my collar bone this weekend. I think I had my suspension set too stiff or I should say the compression dampening set too high. I hit a 6in divit in the trail which sent me flying. Here's the video.

http://youtu.be/8TpHUJN3KqA
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:38 PM   #6214
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OUCH! What were the settings?
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:44 PM   #6215
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>"Pretty much decided I hate my double take mirror"

Do you have a 2" or 3" mount (ball stem) on it?
The 3" moves around. 2" stays put.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:03 PM   #6216
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OUCH! What were the settings?
Pretty much factory with the exception of my compression dampening. I think it was set A little stiff not sure of the exact setting.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:15 PM   #6217
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I really am loving this 500exc!

Weekend camp and ride
Wheelie! I'm not a wheelie person but its so smooth and easy to loft it on this thing.

Man the stock tire is junk! I only have 600 miles on the bike and the rear tire is basically done for. not much left of the knobbys on the rear.

Pretty much decided I hate my double take mirror I spend half the time screwing with it because it constantly moves or the ball comes unscrewed from clutch mount..there is no flat spot to tighten the ball in good. may try putting it in clamp and dremeling a flat spot so i can get a wrench of some sort on it.

Use red loctite on the threads. You can also squeeze the bolt end with some pliers to deform the threads a bit. To tighten it, use the mirror. Line it all up to one side so you have max leverage to turn the ball part in. Then tighten it up. Hopefully that makes sense.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:19 PM   #6218
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Nice!

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So I ended up breaking my collar bone this weekend. I think I had my suspension set too stiff or I should say the compression dampening set too high. I hit a 6in divit in the trail which sent me flying. Here's the video.

http://youtu.be/8TpHUJN3KqA

Awesome slow-mo review too!
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:20 PM   #6219
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Awesome slow-mo review too!
Oh I know, without the slow-mo, you can't really see what happens.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:21 PM   #6220
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Pretty much factory with the exception of my compression dampening. I think it was set A little stiff not sure of the exact setting.

I've been pitched in similar situations due to too little rebound dampening.
Stock settings may be ok for slower speeds but looks like you were hauling in the vid! Just my nickles worth tho!
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:31 PM   #6221
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Oh I know, without the slow-mo, you can't really see what happens.


here is a good explanation of the events.....

Ohhhh CRAP! What am I doing out here? In front of the bike!!!!!



Personal thoughts at this moment in time
"Did I turn off the oven........"
"Maybe I should get a puppy.....hmmmmmm"







ohhh, this isn't good.....
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:11 PM   #6222
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Went to install the KTM 5.0 tank today which to my understanding is made by acerbis and probably the same as the acerbis 5.3. When tightening up the fuel pump nuts on the bottom the tank I realized that the thickness of the plastic is smaller on this tank so even when the nuts are completely tight and metal on the nut is contacting metal on the fuel pump assembly it's still not tight enough because the thickness of the tank plastic is not the same. I looked at the stock tank and it's like twice as thick. Was the new tank supposed to come with more shallow nuts to connect to? Anybody else have this trouble?

RM warranty called me back today and they said their website is actually wrong and the KTM 5.0 tank they have only fits the Euro version and not the USA. So beware, just order the acerbis one.
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:25 PM   #6223
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So I ended up breaking my collar bone this weekend. I think I had my suspension set too stiff or I should say the compression dampening set too high. I hit a 6in divit in the trail which sent me flying. Here's the video.

http://youtu.be/8TpHUJN3KqA
Ouch! Good luck with the recovery. Hope you are back riding before summer is over. Are you getting surgery? I broke my collar bone when I was a kid-I went over the bars on a tricycle! Hit a water meter hidden in some grass....
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:27 PM   #6224
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:30 PM   #6225
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So I ended up breaking my collar bone this weekend. I think I had my suspension set too stiff or I should say the compression dampening set too high. I hit a 6in divit in the trail which sent me flying. Here's the video.

http://youtu.be/8TpHUJN3KqA
Dang, sorry to hear about injury. Do you run a damper?
Heal up!
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