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Old 03-12-2013, 06:32 PM   #286
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Nice report :) I've been wondering how the MT43s would be in sand, considering that sand is not its strong suit, your ride is another good recommend for them.

I'm curious as to the amount of gas you feel you need on rides. I got the IMS 3.1, figuring I can just put a gallon or two on the back. Are there many rides down there that require more than 4 gallons?

The pictures are awesome btw.
I normally fill it to ~3 gallons.......the trips are few and far between where I'd need a longer range than ~120 miles between gas stations......but, when/if the need arises I now know the additional weight up front is really no BFD......and the tail section remains clear for saddlebags/etc.

Link to complete thread on SDAR: http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index...th-bagstr/page
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:16 AM   #287
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A lot of guys in BTR club have been migrating to Troy,NY Edelmanns for their KTM's.
I don't know if I was given "bad" information, or not, but I was told that the NY CoO's were not "Good" on the XCF or XCF-W models, but the MA ones are. No issues with the EXC-F's in either state, though, of course...hence the reason they command a $1000-$2000 premium, anywhere.
Of course, issues like this one depend entirely on the state you are from, and the person you happen upon at your DMV...
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:10 AM   #288
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Took a couple of guys on a preview of the loop I strung together for this weekend's "CORE 4 Kids" Fundraiser for Children's Cancer Research

Ride Report: http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index.php?/topic/15284-core-4-kids-preview-with-lane-and-paco/page

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Old 03-21-2013, 10:07 AM   #289
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Has anyone found a sock filter that fits the wider mouth of the Acerbis 5.3 tank?
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:11 AM   #290
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350 vs 500

I went to the dealer to buy a 500 and walked away with a 350. The 500 just feels like a big bike that is too much for the tight stuff. the 350 feels like a 250 but with a lot of umph. it rippps period. if anything i would like to tone down the throttle response.
In the Northeast its actually a handful on the single track. I dropped a tooth in the front (and will prob add 3 in the rear). did the de smog kit and the Euro maps. I will not ever wish it had more power for the terrain I play in.







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In desert racing, the 500 has a higher top speed on the straighter, flatter sections. The 500 has more torque, so lugs down better and requires less shifting. It also carries momentum better through sand. Used as a dual-sport, the 500 runs more easily (less rpm, wear & tear) at highway speeds, yet is only 9 lbs. heavier. Given that the cost is almost identical, most Americans (bigger is better) choose the 500 (by about 3 to 1 as noted above).

For me, however, even the 350 is more bike (engine) than I will ever use effectively. Only more street-friendly manners would tempt me to a 500.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:14 AM   #291
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actually does anyone know how many teeth i can add to the rear without changing the chain? I think its 48.

im currently running 13/45...thinking ill switch to 13/48 or maybe just do the chain and go with 13/50 but seems more costly and not sure how much the 2 teeth will make a differ
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:42 AM   #292
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Has anyone found a sock filter that fits the wider mouth of the Acerbis 5.3 tank?
I got it from Australian maker. http://www.profill-australia.com/e-store/STORE.html

Good and supportive company. Answering any my questions same day. Shipping from Australia was dirty cheap.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:13 PM   #293
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I got it from Australian maker. http://www.profill-australia.com/e-store/STORE.html

Good and supportive company. Answering any my questions same day. Shipping from Australia was dirty cheap.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:54 AM   #294
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I tried to fit 14/50 with the stock chain - no joy. I counted the links up on my stock chain and came up with 114. I have installed a 118 link chain to give me room to run 14/50, and possibly 13/52 if that doesn't work out.


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actually does anyone know how many teeth i can add to the rear without changing the chain? I think its 48.

im currently running 13/45...thinking ill switch to 13/48 or maybe just do the chain and go with 13/50 but seems more costly and not sure how much the 2 teeth will make a differ
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:53 PM   #295
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Nice- thanks. Im gonna see how the 13-48 feels

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I tried to fit 14/50 with the stock chain - no joy. I counted the links up on my stock chain and came up with 114. I have installed a 118 link chain to give me room to run 14/50, and possibly 13/52 if that doesn't work out.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:39 PM   #296
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14/50 works out to 3.571 reduction, 13/48 works out to 3.62, so we should be pretty close in terms of performance.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:45 PM   #297
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I'm interested to know what the maintenance/service is like on these. Change the oil every time i sneeze? Check valves whenever i pull over for a piss? Could it be a good tat bike? I gota te630 and i love it coming off a ktm 950. Considering going farther down in size though...
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:48 AM   #298
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Well if you are primarily riding offroad the 350 is what you want...That south Jersey sandy super tight single track really warrants a 250/350 (450 is too big). If you want to ride on roads its not really for that. Although I would love to stick some supermoto tires on this thing.

Ive had the thing out 4 times so i cant speak much on maint. Ill change the oil every 2 rides. first valve check at like 15 hours. Its not for putting high miles on like a 600cc+ bike. That is what my GS is for.


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I'm interested to know what the maintenance/service is like on these. Change the oil every time i sneeze? Check valves whenever i pull over for a piss? Could it be a good tat bike? I gota te630 and i love it coming off a ktm 950. Considering going farther down in size though...
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:38 PM   #299
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I'm interested to know what the maintenance/service is like on these. Change the oil every time i sneeze? Check valves whenever i pull over for a piss? Could it be a good tat bike? I gota te630 and i love it coming off a ktm 950. Considering going farther down in size though...
Great question! I did purchase supermoto wheel set to interchange for ripping around town and back and forth to work now and the . Still have not picked it up yet from the dealer. Should be soon.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:05 AM   #300
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first valve check at like 15 hours.
Actually, the owners manual call for the first valve inspection at *1* hour.
The next may be at 15...
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