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Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Valve adjustment techniques

While I appreciate Larryboy's point of view (I am an engineer after all....) and why he said what he did, I also get the point of Oregonlmd. My take on his procedure really helps riders to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 145,952
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Damn. If it was a XR650R, I have a spare set of...

Damn. If it was a XR650R, I have a spare set of forks you could borrow while you rebuild yours. Oh well.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 145,952
Posted By Cpt. Ron
That's what they're made for.......:deal

That's what they're made for.......:deal
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 145,952
Posted By Cpt. Ron
What bike?

What bike?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,004
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Mine has clip-on risers and lower footpegs (which...

Mine has clip-on risers and lower footpegs (which drag very easily). And it's cramped for me at 6', 1" with size 13 boots. Anything longer than an hour on the freeway gets my feet falling asleep. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,004
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Kawi C10

Moving it around the garage and/or driveway, I would agree. Once it's moving, no big deal. 120-mile RT commute on mine, all year round hear in the Sacramento Valley. Great weather protection with...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Scotts Lake above Hope Valley. Though it will...

Scotts Lake above Hope Valley. Though it will likely be "full" on Sunday during this weekend.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 136,905
Posted By Cpt. Ron
KTM 950 Adventure $3500 ...

KTM 950 Adventure $3500

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/5027877531.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00r0r_5DKSVdtbz8K_600x450.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 145,952
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Ahhh, I guess you need to go further north. ...

Ahhh, I guess you need to go further north. Denio, Fields, the Steens, Alvoid Desert ....

Check out some of Hodakaguy's ride reports.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,945
Views: 145,952
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Southeastern Oregon, Northern Nevada. I believe...

Southeastern Oregon, Northern Nevada. I believe that is high enough elevation to still be comfortable and late enough to avoid snow (as if there was any this year).
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
What problem(s) are you trying to solve?

What problem(s) are you trying to solve?
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Dumb questions first....is the shifter bent and...

Dumb questions first....is the shifter bent and hanging up on the case or frame? Did it rotate on the splines?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,392
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Time re-up this challenge. Afternoon of 5/30/15....

Time re-up this challenge. Afternoon of 5/30/15. CCW loop from Bartlett Springs to Hough Springs to the upper Stonyford OHV trails then back through Youngs Corral Springs to Twin Valley Road. We...
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,622
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 364,628
Posted By Cpt. Ron
K&N Air debate

This discussion/debate is best left to the Garage Thread and/or Jo Momma. It certainly doesn't belong here.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Seized adjusting bolts

Drill a small hole in the bottom of the swing arm just in front of the weld of the swing arm end. This will allow you to spray penetrating fluid onto the interior corroded threads. The hole will...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Unless you have the stock carb and the backfire...

Unless you have the stock carb and the backfire screen removed.....

I've had the air filter catch on fire after a good Samaritan left the fuel on when the bike was on its side of a steep hill. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
f3ral, I used to have the same setup (exhaust and...

f3ral, I used to have the same setup (exhaust and carb) on mine. With the needle I had installed and the "jet" clicks, I found it was best to cold start it with a full turn of extra idle and two...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
On the XR Yahoo group, someone did some cooling...

On the XR Yahoo group, someone did some cooling tests. Various combinations of coolant and oil types and let the bike idle for long periods and measured the fluid temperatures or waited for...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,622
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 364,628
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Big assumption here is a frictionless pulley,...

Big assumption here is a frictionless pulley, thus the tension in the rope/strap is the same throughout the system.

http://cnx.org/resources/8ff624ce8183bb1604d8c7afb442fffe/Figure_10_05_04a.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-24-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,028
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Keep in mind you'll also have no engine braking...

Keep in mind you'll also have no engine braking with a dead engine (like that really steep downhill that you want to dog-paddle down). And no bump starting without re-adjusting the pushrod on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-19-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 136,905
Posted By Cpt. Ron
That's awesome. Or is it hip? Groovy? ...

That's awesome. Or is it hip? Groovy?

Great pic.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 139,764
Posted By Cpt. Ron
No current knobs on the ground report, but I have...

No current knobs on the ground report, but I have this:

Sand Creek Road (Yolo County Road 41) has seasonal closures. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Well hello, Joe! My boys have spring break...

Well hello, Joe!

My boys have spring break coming up. Last year was Black Rock. This year I'm thinking of Middlegate. 3/30/15+ (pending our race schedule).

Me on the XR, Bryce on his 400EXC...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 09:55 PM
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Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I'd love to help, but I'm in racing season...

I'd love to help, but I'm in racing season through at least April....
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
That looks like what Baja Designs used to sell...

That looks like what Baja Designs used to sell with their original dual sport kits. I don't think it's available anymore...at least not from sources I know of.

If you decide you want to change it...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By Cpt. Ron
x2

x2
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Interesting idea, I never would have thought to...

Interesting idea, I never would have thought to drill the piston like that.

Have you always used the same brake pads? What are they?
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Did you also remove the nut and washer that was...

Did you also remove the nut and washer that was under the top triple clamp (the ones right on top of the top bearing)?
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
With the stock carb and an Edelbrock, I've turned...

With the stock carb and an Edelbrock, I've turned up the idle a turn or so (no tools needed). With the stock carb, I also use the choke. With the Edelbrock, a couple of pumps of the throttle is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-26-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 139,764
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Lemming....

Lemming....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-26-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 165,542
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I rode my 950 on that single track for just the...

I rode my 950 on that single track for just the same reason. Yes, it bypasses the baby heads, but puts you further south of Ballarat. If you pay attention (unlike me...) it will be a piece of cake....
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Yup, that Motul 660 is what I've used on my 950. ...

Yup, that Motul 660 is what I've used on my 950. It's better, but I still have issues like you guys with your XRR. My 950 brake gets hot and then the brake fades badly. The proximity of the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I certainly wouldn't do it for the steering head...

I certainly wouldn't do it for the steering head bearings. It will take a LOT of grease to fill that cavity. In my view, with any of the bearings on the XRR, there isn't enough rotation to evenly...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Can't say I've experienced it on my XRR. At...

Can't say I've experienced it on my XRR. At least nothing compared to my 950...that rear brake just downright sucks. Anyway, have you tried a complete flush with a quality brake fluid? Switching...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Don't encourage him..... :freaky

Don't encourage him..... :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Locally, I've done 50-80 mile slogs. On two...

Locally, I've done 50-80 mile slogs. On two occasions, I rode it from SoCal to Utah in two days (and then back). That trip my gear was hauled for me. Larryboy rode his from Sacramento to Death...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-14-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 139,764
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I had a feeling I knew where it was.....Went to...

I had a feeling I knew where it was.....Went to Google Maps and my first guess was within a hundred yards....Sum' bitch. Add me to the crowd that didn't know there was a marker there, and it's been...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,622
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 364,628
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Before removing the drain screws from an older...

Before removing the drain screws from an older pair of forks, be sure to note the schrader valve on the fork cap and relieve the air pressure. If you don't, at least make sure you do so in a very...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
"Several of the groupees have removed their...

"Several of the groupees have removed their judder springs from the clutch pack, replacing it with another fiber plate. The reason for doing so is to prolong clutch life (I don't believe it would...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23,779
Views: 3,211,667
Posted By Cpt. Ron
From here: ...

From here:
http://www.xr650rforum.com/t1086-best-static-sag-and-ride-height-mesurements-for-the-brp

"Setting your race sag:

Starting out with your bike on a stand so, both tires are off the...
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