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Old 07-29-2015, 11:29 PM   #141
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If you still have it all apart get a can of de-oxit and spray all your connections (wiring) it will save you alot of money down the road
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:32 PM   #142
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It's not hard to tear the bike back down. I'll google de-oxit
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:54 AM   #143
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It's not hard to tear the bike back down. I'll google de-oxit
Another reason I suggested to tape up around all Electrical connections, keep the sand and water out of them to help prevent this issue.

Also, rub a bit of grease around the o-ring on the fuel line connection, it will slide together with ease as long as its lubed, only on the o-ring, don't want grease running through your injector.
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:47 PM   #144
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Sounds good. I should have a bike in a week or two.
I picked up a KTM 500 XC-W last week from Wild West Motoplex. Installed a few mods on it already with more to come. I took it for a shake down ride this afternoon in the neighborhood. It felt good.
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Nice!! Time to go play at the forest. Consider gearing. Stick is 15-45. I went 13-50. If I had it to do over I would go 14-52.
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I rode lake loop today. I like the back sections with the elevation change. Good fun. Did the loop and then sandy back to the lot. I still don't like sandy.
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Nice!! Time to go play at the forest. Consider gearing. Stick is 15-45. I went 13-50. If I had it to do over I would go 14-52.
i thought stock was 15-50?
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No. It's 15-45.
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Two major face plants today as well. Off the bike to the right head first into the ground. My record is unbroken. I wreck every time I go out.
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me then. lol i asked magic man to pick me up a 50 tooth as i thought that was stock. oh well.

and side note, i'm at 31 hours and 1,100 miles.... tons of maintenance, i just repacked my exhaust as it started getting hot spots and carbon build up.
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I am about 17 hours and about 240 miles now.
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at 45 or 50 ima take it to mainland for a complete service. up until now i been doing all my own. when i did the 30 hour oil change i noticed that i coulda went a lot longer without needing to change (i use 10/40 motul)

make sure to clean that air filter. the first overly hot ride that factory oil started ozzing down and dripping on the back tire.

I couldn't be more happier with this bike! its gota be the best platform for the do anything kinda bike.

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Nice!! Time to go play at the forest. Consider gearing. Stick is 15-45. I went 13-50. If I had it to do over I would go 14-52.
My stock gearing should be 13-50 according to the owners manual. I will verify tomorrow.
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Ah, maybe the XC-W has the better gearing. We both have the EXC.
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Is a skid plate recommended for trail riding?
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Two major face plants today as well. Off the bike to the right head first into the ground. My record is unbroken. I wreck every time I go out.
I sure hope you aren't riding alone!

Gixxerkelly and I put in 3 hours of training Saturday and his braking skills improved but we're going to keep working on it until I'm satisfied.

About a year ago I was riding with some ODODB's and a racing buddy, I was hauling some major down the trail, I had left everyone behind to get in a fast sprint, I rounded a corner and drifted too far out and my front tire hit something, it through me off and onto the ground which I was fine from the landing, I looked around quickly but didn't see the bike and then BAM, the swing arm and rear tire came crashing down on my head and shoulder.

Luckily one of the ODODB guys was a Dr. of some sort, that crash hurt me by way of dislocating my shoulder and bruising some ribs, we were a few hundred yards from the trucks, when we all arrived, he assessed me and popped me back into place for immediate relief. It was a scary crash, I don't know how high in the air my bike was but I never seen it until it hit me, It dazed me real good, I didn't know where I was and I was asking the others why they were going the wrong way on the trail, when it was me and my bike facing the opposite direction of travel after the crash.
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Is a skid plate recommended for trail riding?
I wouldn't not waste money on a skid plate, I have never ran one although I do need to get a linkage guard for mine, If you're bike is PDS you have nothing at all to worry about.
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Is a skid plate recommended for trail riding?
I bought the ktm composite skid plate.

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I wouldn't not waste money on a skid plate, I have never ran one although I do need to get a linkage guard for mine, If you're bike is PDS you have nothing at all to worry about.
I disagree with Carbon on this one. The ride Sunday I had to ride over trees that hit the skid plate. There are multiple trees down on lake loop. Some of them will hit the skid plate.

The exc is a pds bike, no linkage. I would bet the xc-w is the same.
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