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Old 09-24-2012, 11:41 AM   #196
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I went up a tooth on the back of the 500.
I think with this gear ratio the front tire may last the life of the bike

Geekster, what gearing are you running now?

I got a new 500 coming in mid October...rounding up various parts including sprockets.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:14 PM   #197
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Its an XCW.. so stock +1 on the rear (51 teeth).


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Old 09-29-2012, 04:32 AM   #198
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As I look at the first dusting of snow on the peaks above us for the season.. I realize we didn't do nearly enough of this this summer



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Another question re the daytrippers.
Could they be mounted further back, ie, around 2-3" back so the rear of the bag is almost level with the rear of the side fender.
Or would that put too much stress on the rear fender
I ask because I'd prefer not to be sitting on the front strap.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:01 AM   #199
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Motogeek..

Thanks.. I just installed my brake switch and horn. Your information was very helpful otherwise I would have hadno idea where to hookup the brake switch. Getting my bike inspected for a plate next wednesday. I will post some pictures afterward.

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Old 09-29-2012, 01:08 PM   #200
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valves at 100 hours, 2500 miles

Just did my valves for the first time.

Intakes are still good and in range(0.10-0.15mm).

Exhausts opened up a bit and were just outside of spec(0.12-0.17mm) so I shimmed them smaller, now on the low end of the spec.(0.12mm).

This bike is really easy to maintain and do the valves on. Let's see what the next 100 hours brings.

BTW, thanks to the person who did the youtube video. Not bad if you turn off the volume
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:21 PM   #201
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Just did my valves for the first time.

Intakes are still good and in range(0.10-0.15mm).

Exhausts opened up a bit and were just outside of spec(0.12-0.17mm) so I shimmed them smaller, now on the low end of the spec.(0.12mm).

This bike is really easy to maintain and do the valves on. Let's see what the next 100 hours brings.

BTW, thanks to the person who did the youtube video. Not bad if you turn off the volume
Tried to find some elevator music, but couldn't find any good stuff. I thought about Barry Mannilo, but..... then thought better of it.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:23 PM   #202
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It's for the 500. 3.1 gallon. I have been in contact with them.

I really don't care what they do at this point. I'm not returning the tank. I won't put another Clockwork on one of my bikes, ever. I consider this a good lesson that only cost me $250, but could have cost the whole bike- or worse- me! The tank had about 2.1 motor hours of use. The fuel just dumped onto the motor- literally gushing down onto the header and all around the motor on every side. One spark or perhaps a glowing header . . . .

To install this, you need to cut and lengthen the wires that connect the base of the fuel pump to the top electrical connector. Personally, I prefer not to have spliced wires inside a fuel tank. I believe they should let you know about that little tid bit before you plop down cash for it. I bought a new fuel pump and will save this one for spare part. The whole process of replacing the fuel lines on the fuel pump and splicing wires is just a mess. On a component that is absolutely critical to getting home, I prefer not to have it mickey moused.

I already have the Acerbis 3.2 and it is perfect- just like every tank I've ever purchased from them.
That sucks, and you're right - that could have been a serious disaster, but shit happens. Everybody makes mistakes. To me, what's most important is they get handled. And from what I've heard, Clockworks has done just everything they could to clean-up this mess and make it right. I haven't found any tanks that rival Acerbis fit/finish/quality, but hear mostly good things about the Clockworks tanks.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:30 AM   #203
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That sucks, and you're right - that could have been a serious disaster, but shit happens. Everybody makes mistakes. To me, what's most important is they get handled. And from what I've heard, Clockworks has done just everything they could to clean-up this mess and make it right. I haven't found any tanks that rival Acerbis fit/finish/quality, but hear mostly good things about the Clockworks tanks.
Since I bought this from Just Gas Tanks, Clockwork told me I had to go through them. They couldn't do anything. I rather suspect Just Gas Tanks will point the finger at Clockwork. Which is really just another reason why I'm not going to waste any more time on this.

I've heard a lot of folks say kind things about Clockwork tanks and the customer service from Clockwork. I will never be one of those folks.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:51 AM   #204
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Before the net if you sold a good product or service your customer would tell 1 maybe 2 people. If the experience was bad they told 10+ people. I guess Clockwork doesn't get it. Now, good or bad, thousands of people hear your story. Customer service can be one of the most important aspects of any company.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:03 PM   #205
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I am running a 15 tooth countershaft sprocket.
Works great in the tight woods.

I just want to know what rokit sientist at KTM thought it would be a good idea not to have throttle adjustment at the throttle.

This bike is a blast to ride.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:27 AM   #206
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fuse blowing

I have a sicass switch for when I made my 500 xcw street legal. I was out riding the other night and flipped the headlight switch to low from off and no lights! I've had the switch on and has worked fine since June. Problem is it's blowing a fuse under the seat when switching from off to low. I've checked all wires and cannot find an exposed wire. All connections are tight an ground seems to be fine as well.

I called sicass and they blame it on a bad voltage regulator on the bike saying there is a spike in voltage causing the fuse to blow. They say it's not the switch. I haven't called my dealer yet, but what do yall think?
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:36 AM   #207
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Can you hook up the old blinker switch and see if it blows fuses too?
If so it's not the Sicass switch, if not it is the Sicass.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:49 AM   #208
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Can you hook up the old blinker switch and see if it blows fuses too?
If so it's not the Sicass switch, if not it is the Sicass.
Its an xcw so no blinkers. With the switch set to off the running bulb comes on just fine as well as the taillight. As soon as I switch to low the fuse blows and then also lose the running lights. Brake light still works though.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:24 AM   #209
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Did it

Picked up a slightly used 2013 500 XC-W last night
Can't wait to hit the durt tomorrow!

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Old 10-26-2012, 09:23 AM   #210
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Picking up my brand new 500 XC-W this afternoon and trail riding tonight with some friends Very excited!
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