Had a great little/short DS run (gravel, hydro line, some pavement, atv/2 track) this afternoon with the new 2014 500 EXC. 2.4hrs run time - 121km(low fuel came on at 115km). With the 701 tune - fuel is spot on(no popping /decel). The "wild"setting is also to aggressive for most of my riding/skill level. On "mild" most of the time. Stock pipe is also very quiet - And won't be changing it. I was really pleasantly surprised at how good of a DS it will be (coming from a wr250r). With some wheel balancing - things are smoother - but not 100% yet. Stock Seat actually wasn't that bad! I have the dacre challenge next year - though not sure if it/i will survive 800km at 15-18hrs in the saddle for one day with it. Lots of mud - hard time deciding what line to take? On the trail meet some four wheelers and a side by side - they sure can go through a lot also!!!! Need to get ot to SCF and do/learn some single track!