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Old 07-13-2015, 04:39 PM   #21
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:56 PM   #22
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:58 PM   #23
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I rode it an hour... Now time for its first service :roll eyes:

Standard maintenance is every 15 hours of riding. Worse than a Porsche.
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Old 07-14-2015, 12:09 PM   #24
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after the 7 hour mark, its official, the left fork seal went. Mainland will be fixing it for free whether or not its covered my the manufacture warranty. probaly a good thing your upgrading the suspension.
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Old 07-14-2015, 01:01 PM   #25
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What did you pay for your 1 hr service? Mine is in the shop now.

BTW, I'm switching to 13/50 and an O ring chain.

I am also buying these mirrors for both the KTM and the DRZ...

http://www.doubletakemirror.com

And I am going to get the composite quick release skid plate. It's not really expensive so if I try it and don't like it, it isn't a huge waste of money.

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Old 07-14-2015, 01:06 PM   #26
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I am also buying these mirrors for both the KTM and the DRZ...

http://www.doubletakemirror.com
I have one. Hate it. Can't get it out far enough to see a thing. I put a napoleon on one side.
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Old 07-14-2015, 01:24 PM   #27
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Did you buy the two inch or three inch connector between the mirror ball and the mount on the bar?
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Old 07-14-2015, 01:34 PM   #28
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It came with the bike, 3" (long one) ram coupler, the ball mounts with a U bolt to the bars. I get that it is super durable and foldable, but all I can see is my shoulders when extended. Also don't like the cheezy mount to the bars.
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What did you pay for your 1 hr service? Mine is in the shop now.

BTW, I'm switching to 13/50 and an O ring chain.

I am also buying these mirrors for both the KTM and the DRZ...

http://www.doubletakemirror.com

And I am going to get the composite quick release skid plate. It's not really expensive so if I try it and don't like it, it isn't a huge waste of money.
I did my own service, was to easy not to.

i want the 6day mirrors, they are about 20$ each

Also mainland just called and said the bike will be ready to go by 5pm today fixed at no cost
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I can't find 6day mirrors. Can you send me a link?
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I bought a 690 enduro a couple weeks ago from mainland. This bike has been a blast so far, at the 620 mile mark for the first service already. I plan on putting 690 duke rims on my bike, they will be about 1200$ for the pair versus 2600$ which is what I found for tubeless tires. I dont know if you can go that route with the 500, but it would be worth considering, unless you dont care about having a tube tire for the street.
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Old 07-14-2015, 04:50 PM   #32
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I think people overkill on oil change intervals, greatly dependent upon your riding style that is. Even I don't change oil that often and a little secret pc of advice, even the KTM factory riders/racers use Rotella T oil. I have used it in all of my KTM's as well as most people I know that ride them.

I have a Rekluse in all of my bikes and Rekluse recommends the use of Rotella oils, non synthetic and it's cheap too.

As for a skid plate, why do you need a skid plate?

I cross large trees/logs and huge rocks with no skid plate, you're a 4T so you don't have to worry about the pipe.

A heat shield on the pipe is a necessity though, not sure if you have a linkage rear shock or not but, the best thing to get for protection is the linkage protector.

Also, I'm sure that has a fan so upgrading the water pump and running Evans waterless coolant are good things to do in order to help fight the overheating issues that the 4t's sometimes have.

See Slavensracing.com for tons of great products.

You can also run the Tubliss tube set up also which helps prevent flats, even if you have a flat, you can still ride with the back up bladder running at 110psi. Cycle Gear carries these locally but most likely in a 21/18" combo so you would need to order the 19" rear set up.

Also something I recently dealt with and learned is to protect all of your electrical connections with tape or rubber boots of some sort, my bike died and I couldn't get it running, after disconnecting ALL electrical connections and blowing them out with air to clear the sand, if fired up so, protect these with something to prevent sand and water from causing an issue.

If and when you're riding the forest, please make sure to add extra filter oil to the bottom left corner of the air filter, the dust is real concentrated at that corner as these bikes suck in so much air, a filter sock works well too in the dusty conditions.
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Old 07-14-2015, 04:59 PM   #33
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Carbon, great info. Thank you.

What is a 4T?
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Would this be a suitable heat shield?

http://slavensracing.com/shop/carbon...0500-by-eline/
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Oh nice bike. Badass.. have to see it in person... suspension upgrade is about all you need for starters...let me know when you take it out.
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Why is a 4 stroke called a 4T?
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Why is a 4 stroke called a 4T?

2 Takt
4 Takt

I am guessing german for 2 stroke and 4 stroke. Seeing as it was originally the "Otto Cycle" for 4 strokes


I googled it lol
And its on motorcycle specific oils. 2T is smokers and 4T is for thumpers

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Old 07-14-2015, 07:14 PM   #39
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Cool. Thanks.
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What did you pay for your 1 hr service? Mine is in the shop now.

BTW, I'm switching to 13/50 and an O ring chain.

I am also buying these mirrors for both the KTM and the DRZ...

http://www.doubletakemirror.com

And I am going to get the composite quick release skid plate. It's not really expensive so if I try it and don't like it, it isn't a huge waste of money.
Curt, have these on both my 990 Adv and 690 Enduro. They work fine for me and I'm a plus size guy like yourself. No issue seeing anything behind. You can order them off the Advrider forum and get an inmate discount.
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