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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Visigothic, Apr 27, 2011.
Paul: what kind of bass are you using on the rear fender and tank? Look like Wolfman bags.
At 13/50 85 was not hard but there was not much left. I imagine 90 is close to the top.
Hey Dan, they are both Wolfman, I love the fender bag, but this is the first time for the tank bag on a long ride on the 500 and for me on this bike it was a bit in the way, I waved off the saddlebags for this ride and after riding my bike and sitting on Ed's, the Daytripper saddlebags from Wolfman are for me the way to go.
For a taller guy like you, the tank bag will probably be fine, but after riding the 500 at the track my style with this bike is up on the tank.
Thanks for the pics
Man you should of bought a lottery ticket that day,your one of the lucky ones!
IM JUST SHOWING OFF A FEW PHOTOS OF THE BEAST SET UP FOR MOTO
I SPRY PAINTED THE TRIPLE CLAMPS WITH 1 CAN ENGINE ENAMEL HALF A CAN OF CLEAR ..
ON THE REAR SHOCK I USED A PAINT MADE FOR PLASTIC
BOTH ARE HOLDING UP TO ENGINE DEGREASER AND WD40
I FINALLY BOUGHT THE LONGER CHAIN AND NEW REAR SPROCKET
I SWEAR HALF THE FUN OF THIS BIKE IS PARTYING IN THE GARAGE STARING AT IT THINKING WHAT CAN I BUY NEXT LOL
Appreciate the replies. I'll give the 14 - 48 a go and see how it is. Overall I'm really happy with the bike (I do notice the reduced ground clearance compared to the older 525 EXC when going over logs and rocks) but I miss the arm-stretching snappy response I had on the KX450F.
Recently rode up in Cloudcroft NM... the Rim Trail is great. The bike certainly didn't like the altitude though. Backfired like it did before the desmog. Tried richening it up with the JD tuner which made a slight improvement but still very disappointing compared to near sea level riding. Even tried the 'Wild' plug from Sickass and it made no difference to performance at all. Off to the dealer this weekend hopefully to have the Australian unlocked map installed and will see how the 'Wild' plug goes then. Will check/replace the 20 micron fuel filter to see if it's blocked and install a tank sock filter just in case that was the problem.
My 500 XC-W with the stock 13-50 gearing will go 95 mph flat out on a paved road with my 300lbs azz on it.
Paul: Thanks for the reply. Did you mount the bag sideways?
E1 - bike looks sharp. Kind of shit time of year to ride.
Looks like it has a more soild construction and more pad contact patch. I know a lot of the race guys put a berringer setup on and that thing has no holes in it at all. I never dealt with any moose products honestly but it seems to be a pretty large brand. Try it out, no? Also looks like its the same size as the stock rotor so that means no caliper relocation bracket to deal with. Mostly what Ive seen for sumo set-ups is a larger rotor with the caliper bracket.
Recently made a run with 14/48 outside of Ridgway, CO, (about 7800ft) GPS verified 94mph and still gaining before I had to slow for a turn. Didn't want to look down at stock speedo for indicated speed, but i would assume it was close to what Zubar had mentioned in previous post of 103mph. I haven't bothered to balance my wheels so that was an interesting ride.
My cell phone pics aren't near as nice as Geek's but here is a gratuitus engineer pass photo from last week.
and a water fall on some trail. My wife on her CRF230M.
Here's a few more:
I see OGIO but what model I like the side pockets
It is actually an OGIO flight vest.. although I have a camelbak bladder in it because the stock ogio bladder sucks.
I like it because of all the pockets in the front.. lets me balance my carry load back to front (and easy camera access )
Here you can see the upper front pockets
..and here the lower
The downside to it (especially with you being in texas) is the heat it can hold in (although the sides and the shoulder straps are mesh).
In all of these photos I have a full Leatt armor suit on under my jacket/jersey.
and that is a wolfman E-12 or the day tripper below? its not a down side I am gettign it for my trip up there at the end of august
On the bike I am running Wolfman Daytrippers and a small rollie bag on the tail. I also have two primus fuel bottles that clip in if I need them.
The rollie bag has my rain jacket and rain gloves.
The daytripper bags are awesome - I have a front and rear tube, pump, full tool kit, tow strap, full size 14" tire irons, quick steel, etc etc - and they are only half full (they have cinch straps to secure the extra space). I never even notice them being there no matter how extreme the terrain. I highly recommend them.
Last pic before I head to a client.. the highwaydirtbikes rally tower works great for a gps mount
Mine is 96mph at 5K ft in the stock setting with 75 less lbs and the FI hose leaking bad due to a bad o-ring.