Just have one question to you losers

How do I yank this emissions crap off my new 2014 500xcw? Woooohoooo!

Best dualsport.com has very good directions. Just did it a month ago.

I didn't think the xcw has emissions crap?

Duh. I'm an idiot. Nothing to see here. Move along...

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One hour then oil change?

Ya, oil and filter after 1 hr... check valves if ya want too

Follow the manual you can't go wrong.

Saw pics of first hour oil changes. It's coming out! !

Saw pics of first hour oil changes. It's coming out! !

Mine wasnt too bad

Just did mine. Not much either.

Ok I lost the handle on the light switch on the first ride. Is this a common problem? Can you say warranty replacement? Minor deal but, damn!

So what's your impression of the 500 XCW? On the fence if I should go that way, I've been riding my 05 450 MXC for years and love it.

I had the original RFS, so the difference is much more pronounced but here goes. Turns a million times better in tight woods. That was one thing I didn't like about the 2000 RFS. Power is softer off the bottom and I'd dare say less all around but that isn't a bad thing. Then again this is far from broken in and I haven't opened it up fully yet. It seems to Rev up quicker, like it has less flywheel effect. Feels much, much, much lighter. You don't fight the bike at all. The only thing I think it may be 'worse' at is riding in open areas at speed. It just isn't as stable. Feels twitchy but certainly not horrible. Then again I haven't gotten my Scotts damper mounted up yet. As far as fuel delivery and the fuel injection goes..... What fuel injection? It feels like a dirt bike.

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Don't know your weight but having the proper springs is absolutely essential, same for sag. So be sure the suspension is set properly for your riding weight with all your gear on, these bikes require this to be right much more than your 2000. Typically you can get away With the fork springs but your shock spring has to be right for your weight or it will never be sagged right, static and while sitting on it. If your over 200lbs you'll have to switch the fork springs, even then myself at 190 is border line but I don't mind it. Your Scott's won't fix anything unless this is all correct.

Just offering it up.

Mine wasnt too bad

Mine after 1.9 hours (I rode mostly street during that time) was REALLY dirty, and looked terrible.

 

 

Just did mine. Not much either.

What did your oil smell like? The first oil change on mine smelled almost like 90W oil. It was nasty smelling.

It's probably not a bad idea to check your valves like others have suggested. I didn't check mine until 60 hours. It was running good, so I figured why bother. BUT, the one thing about checking them at 1 hour is that you have a baseline. I don't have that baseline. One of mine was .05mm (I think that's right) from the smallest setting. The others were all the largest reading. So, they haven't moved much, if any at all.

CADman_KS

Oil smelled different but not bad. Maybe they want you to get it out before it 'goes bad'. I put in Yamalube 10/50 semi synthetic. Proper weight and some dino to help break in (old school thoughts die hard). I'll check the valves, thanks. Much easier job than on my 990!!

Waiting for suspension to get some miles on it before I mess with settings.

Thanks for the tips!

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Oil smelled different but not bad. Maybe they want you to get it out before it 'goes bad'. I put in Yamalube 10/50 semi synthetic. Proper weight and some dino to help break in (old school thoughts die hard). I'll check the valves, thanks. Much easier job than on my 990!!

I did something similar with oil. I used Dino for the first two, and then Dino/semi-syn, and then semi-syn, and then full syn from that point forward.

My bike shifts a little harder / more notchy with full syn, but the oil looks good at change time, so I'm sticking with full syn...

CADman_KS

This one shifts almost too easily, well with the oil that was in it. Haven't ridden it after oil change. It's 95° here now. Maybe this evening again.

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I had the original RFS, so the difference is much more pronounced but here goes. Turns a million times better in tight woods. That was one thing I didn't like about the 2000 RFS. Power is softer off the bottom and I'd dare say less all around but that isn't a bad thing. Then again this is far from broken in and I haven't opened it up fully yet. It seems to Rev up quicker, like it has less flywheel effect. Feels much, much, much lighter. You don't fight the bike at all. The only thing I think it may be 'worse' at is riding in open areas at speed. It just isn't as stable. Feels twitchy but certainly not horrible. Then again I haven't gotten my Scotts damper mounted up yet. As far as fuel delivery and the fuel injection goes..... What fuel injection? It feels like a dirt bike.

Thanks for the feedback, sounds like it's going to be a great bike that will last a long time. When my kids are out of college, I might go kick the tires on one.

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