Drunk tank

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  1. Gents, I'm in the market for a chest protector/hydration system that's a single incorporated unit.... not body armor with a pack or vest over the top. Main reason is to limit layers since I get extremely hot while riding. Also, I'm 6'3" with a 48" chest.... so I'm a pretty big guy. Does anyone have experience with the Zac Speed Recon hydropack setup with the exotec chest plate? Seems like a great setup and I like that the chest plate comes in XL/XXL. https://www.zacspeed.com/product/exotec/ Then theres the Leatt 4.5 Hydra which seems equally awesome and has CE rating... but my biggest question is what size is the chest plate on it? I know the 4.5 Chest protector comes in 2 sizes... but the 4.5 hydra doesn't have multiple sizes. https://www.leatt.com/shop/catalog/product/view/id/434/s/chest-protector-4-5-hydra/category/739/ Thoughts??? Guess I could always just buy both and see which fits better and return the other. LOL!
  2. First item.... get this. XC-W tail light/mud guard and delete that ridiculous tail piece. Then the license plate just bolts unto that. https://www.ktm-parts.com/79608015044.html Next... Suspension. After that... Smog Delete Kit and reprogram the ECU. There's a few shops that can do the Euro tune for you but they don't want their names publicly posted. Vortex is cool and all if you're going for max HP... but the euro tune gives it plenty of grunt IMO and is a way cheaper way to go. 14:50 gearing has been amazing so far on my 2017. I ran the District 37 LA-Barstow-Vegas with that gearing and it was PERFECT for the SoCal deserts! Unfortunately one of my friends bike broke down and it was getting late... so I slabbed it into Vegas on I-15. No problem passing semis and keeping up with traffic at 80+mph. The stock 14:45 is complete trash. My bike will end up getting used more in the mountains and single track so Ill end up probably going to a 52 rear just for a bit more tractor action. Fully geared, Im about 265lbs for reference. Everything after that is just "nice to have" after that.
  3. Any of you guys with the BPD radiator guards running a IMS 3.2 or 4.5 tank? Any fitment issues?
  4. Do you have a pic of your setup? Is it the pull knob that Kenny mentioned?
  5. Well as of now, my 2017 500 EXC-F has been properly gutted and turned into a XC-W of sorts. Safe to say... I don't have any blinkers or a horn. Is there a XC-W headlight switch that I can swap in? I know they still have the euro XC-W... might be hard to get one of those. Would a switch from a 2016 XC-W work? Id love to swap in some Memlon levers that I have, but the clutch lever wont fit with that bloody monstrous switch in the way.
  6. Well... after doing some more searching... I think shipping the pig via ground would be a better option than by plane. Now I just need to find a hauler that can accommodate.
  7. Currently Im in Dallas... ie the land of no riding freaking anywhere and Im curious what it'll take to ship my 500EXC via plane. Anyone ever done it??? I was talking to my ex and she wants me to join her on the district 37 LA-Barstow-Vegas run this thanksgiving. How I never knew about this run while I was living in CA, is beyond me. Either way... the thought of doing a 20 hour drive each way just to get there... fawk that! My plan would be to fly into LA with the bike and then after the run, fly back home via Las Vegas. I know its possible... see people fly big ADV bikes across the pond all the time. Just have absolutely no idea how to do it myself.
  8. Pulled the trigger and went 14/50. Seems like itll be a good balance and I can still scoot along fine
  9. Oh sweet Jesus! No wonder this thing is such a dog... just went and counted teeth.... 14/45! Eeeeek! Considering I'll be using this bike alot on the street... 80% slab... I dont want to go full single track gearing. How would 14/49 or 50 work for a bike you have to hop on the highway with? Still usable? What sort of top speed reduction would i see?
  10. Gents, If I understand right, the factory gearing is 13/49. Im looking for just a little more low end pep without loosing too much top speed. Would a 14/52 combo be the right call? Also, any sprocket manufactures in particular I should check out? I was thinking about just getting Dirt Tricks gear and a new primary drive chain.
  11. As of today... my bike is desmogged at retuned with the Euro Offroad! WOOT! First thoughts.... OMG! This thing is like riding a Pegasus while getting laid for the first time combined with combat adrenaline dump! Best part... it just feels so much better. When I had it in first gear stock and would let of the throttle... the bike just felt jerky and sketchy. Now it just purrs on decel and is much much cooler! (at least my right leg isnt cooking anymore). FYI... the place that did the re-map for me has a handy little bag of parts to plug up all the holes. engine looks nice and clean now!
  12. Grapevine Powersports.
  13. Anyone know a place that'll load a EU Offroad map on an ECU? My local dealer is a brand new KTM shop and they insist such a tune doesn't exist. I told them they were wrong and instead of letting talk to a tech, they got belligerent and kept telling me I had no idea what the hell I was talking about. (But the practically begged me to buy all my accessories and parts from them... for $$$ markup)
  14. Shiiiit.... now ya got me nervous. I called them back, explained the weights it was gonna see again, and they confirmed the springs. Guess we'll see how it goes when I set the sag... that'll tell the truth. Or maybe I'll just workout extra hard and cut 20lbs... which would be pretty awesome ­čśé
  15. Spoke with Slavens and they were recommending 75/78/81N/mm for the rear and 5.2N/mm for the front. Sound right???