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Old 06-13-2012, 01:14 PM   #1456
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Anyone making an oil cooler for these bikes yet? I've done a cursory internet search and found nil so far.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:53 PM   #1457
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Anyone making an oil cooler for these bikes yet? I've done a cursory internet search and found nil so far.
Hey Goo-roo-lay, 2nd place!, nice job.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:16 PM   #1458
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Hey Goo-roo-lay, 2nd place!, nice job.
Thanks!

Hey you pronounced my name right!
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:27 PM   #1459
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Probably to save money.


Yes, maybe a pound or two.


Without damaging yes. Without accelerated wear, IMO no.
I have 20K kms on my 05 525 and it never had a cush hub on it. I did replace the countershaft (front sprocket output shaft) because I did not like how much slop it had. That was at around 15K kms. I have raced my bike and ridden it hard in every kind of terrain. No components ever broke from not having a cush hub but I do think it contributed to accelerated wear.



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I agree with Sean. The 530 had the same cush clutch mechanism as the 500 now has, and those wear out countershafts as well when dual sported, I wouldn't count on getting more than 15k out of them.

My supermotos and dual sported bikes get a cush hub, on a pure offroader, MX or competition supermoto not worth the weight and cost.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:56 PM   #1460
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That HighwayDirtbikes stuff is TOUGH.

I watched Paul test his by somersaulting the bike (and himself ) end over end today at the track (gotta hate when you jump off a berm and find there is an unexpected ditch on the other side).

The Bike: didn't have a scratch on it
Paul: he'll be eating fistfuls of ibuprofen for the next couple of days

... other than that we had a hoot on our 500's


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Old 06-13-2012, 07:51 PM   #1461
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That HighwayDirtbikes stuff is TOUGH.

I watched Paul test his by somersaulting the bike (and himself ) end over end today at the track (gotta hate when you jump off a berm and find there is an unexpected ditch on the other side).

The Bike: didn't have a scratch on it
Paul: he'll be eating fistfuls of ibuprofen for the next couple of days

... other than that we had a hoot on our 500's
No fair breaking Paul before I can get my stuff ordered!
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:12 PM   #1462
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Probably to save money.


Yes, maybe a pound or two.


Without damaging yes. Without accelerated wear, IMO no.
I have 20K kms on my 05 525 and it never had a cush hub on it. I did replace the countershaft (front sprocket output shaft) because I did not like how much slop it had. That was at around 15K kms. I have raced my bike and ridden it hard in every kind of terrain. No components ever broke from not having a cush hub but I do think it contributed to accelerated wear.



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Since there are strong feelings here that a cush hub is necessary, what is the opinion on the Kushsprockets? Any one with real live experience like the above?

https://kushsprockets.3dcartstores.c...cket_p_69.html

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Old 06-13-2012, 08:27 PM   #1463
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That HighwayDirtbikes stuff is TOUGH.

I watched Paul test his by somersaulting the bike (and himself ) end over end today at the track (gotta hate when you jump off a berm and find there is an unexpected ditch on the other side).

The Bike: didn't have a scratch on it
Paul: he'll be eating fistfuls of ibuprofen for the next couple of days

... other than that we had a hoot on our 500's



Perhaps Paul should stick to riding with his daughter from now on

He does take testing very seriously. But I think he needs to delegate this responsibility.

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Old 06-13-2012, 08:41 PM   #1464
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Since there are strong feelings here that a cush hub is necessary...
"Necessary" is a bit strong. I would rather just say "money well spent".



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Old 06-13-2012, 08:44 PM   #1465
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I'm not a big cush drive fan, but I don't spend much time onroad. If I have to go into the motor every 15K miles. That is just fine with me for a bike like this.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:54 PM   #1466
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pics of the filter used and your resultant procedure....??
The procedure was much as I indicated. I cut out about 2 - 2.5 in of the fuel line in the straight area below the bend & replaced it with this filter...



The part number appears to be...34162...as best I can tell. About 1.0 in dia, Autozone, maybe $5.

Sorry about the dirt, It was a good ride sunday!

So far, so good...
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:57 PM   #1467
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Perhaps Paul should stick to riding with his daughter from now on
Meg wants to go tomorrow, but I put her off till Friday, I'll be working hard trying to keep the kid wonder (my nephew) in line as he howls at my pain the way we howled at his tire changing ability.

Let see pics of the 5.3 tank Toddles.

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Anyone making an oil cooler for these bikes yet? I've done a cursory internet search and found nil so far.
Antonchu, we need to talk, I do like the idea of extra volume and cooling. Thing is I've never done anything like that and don't know how all that would effect oil pressures, haven't looked into any of that yet and would hate to get it wrong.

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The part number appears to be...34162...as best I can tell. About 1.0 in dia, Autozone, maybe $5.

Sorry about the dirt, It was a good ride sunday!

So far, so good...
Harcus, do you know the specs on the filtration on that one, the ones we were finding are 35 micron.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:16 PM   #1468
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18.3 hours and conducted my second valve check. noticed the wear in the pictures on the rocker rollers. Not deep enough to feel with my nail but a little concerned. What says you.



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Old 06-13-2012, 10:28 PM   #1469
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I'm not sure the 500 EXC needs one. It doesn't have split oil sumps anymore. The only reason for the oil cooler really was for the extra oil capacity. I will let you know after the next 2 weeks. I just sold my 530 and got a new 500.





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Old 06-14-2012, 07:30 AM   #1470
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Let see pics of the 5.3 tank Toddles.
Oh crap, I was going to do that. Forgot.

The tank looks very nice. I think it will do just fine on the bike. I quickly held it up and it seamed skinnier than the shrouds are. I have a technical singletrack ride this weekend then I have to check my valves....blah...blah after that. So I will install the 5.3g tank and get some pictures out for everyone.

But initial impression is VERY NICE!

I know that Goo-roo-lay will be bummed that I won't ask him for gas anymore.
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