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Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12,546
Views: 1,183,981
Posted By Ranger Ron
But a long way from Toad Suck, Arkansas! :lol3 ...

But a long way from Toad Suck, Arkansas! :lol3

Ron :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12,546
Views: 1,183,981
Posted By Ranger Ron
Don't use the Harley screw. It will fit in the...

Don't use the Harley screw. It will fit in the carb, but the shape is all wrong (tip and step). The Koubalink is the one to use.

Ron
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,630
Posted By Ranger Ron
Found one in my shop: ...

Found one in my shop:

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/GiantHairyScorpion_zpsdc35af01.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By Ranger Ron
I bought a 2011 DL650 and rode it for about...

I bought a 2011 DL650 and rode it for about 40,000 miles. I tried lots of different things to try to fix the buffeting (including a Madstad). I was never able to cure it. The air flow...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10,542
Views: 2,257,770
Posted By Ranger Ron
You've made some great progress since that first...

You've made some great progress since that first apartment parking lot video! :clap

Ron :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10,542
Views: 2,257,770
Posted By Ranger Ron
I had similar symptoms. My conclusion was that...

I had similar symptoms. My conclusion was that the thermostat had to be the problem... It wasn't, of course.

I removed the thermostat and it in boiling water. It opened up just fine. Since the...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By Ranger Ron
I read this thread just to find out what an...

I read this thread just to find out what an "Adventure Bot" was. :lol3

Now that I found out, I'll add that I ride daily, year around. On the street I use Alpinestars tech Touring boots. For dual...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10,542
Views: 2,257,770
Posted By Ranger Ron
Explain this, please. Ron

Explain this, please.

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12,546
Views: 1,183,981
Posted By Ranger Ron
Time for shims. You need to get it into spec. ...

Time for shims. You need to get it into spec. Any 'wearing' in will probably only decrease the clearance more. Then you risk valve damage.

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10,542
Views: 2,257,770
Posted By Ranger Ron
There's also an inmate with a 351 running a 35...

There's also an inmate with a 351 running a 35 pilot and a 120 main jet (Keihin). It runs exceedingly well.

Ron :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Ranger Ron
I concur with all your findings. I put a...

I concur with all your findings.

I put a mosfet on my 2013 when I first got it (about one year and 17,000 miles ago).

These bikes really benefit from upgraded headlight wiring. I ran two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By Ranger Ron
Really! My KLR is my main ride for the...

Really!

My KLR is my main ride for the commute, but I usually ride the KLX about once a week instead. One very windy day (on the KLX) I was really worried that I wouldn't be able to hold the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By Ranger Ron
Wind Fun

The weather people are calling for winds up to 50 mph the next couple of days.

I may be in the minority, but I think riding in the wind is a hoot. :ricky

Does anybody else like riding in the...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,497
Posted By Ranger Ron
I tried these for about 10 miles. They were so...

I tried these for about 10 miles. They were so loud I couldn't stand it. I had to stop and put my foam plugs in. What a relief.

Possibly the people that like these may be used to ear plugs that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,224
Posted By Ranger Ron
The turn signal indicator has two wires going to...

The turn signal indicator has two wires going to it, one from each turn signal side (left, right). Cut the wires going to the indicator. Add a diode to each side with the anodes toward the main...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8,445
Views: 1,703,912
Posted By Ranger Ron
At a gas stop yesterday, a guy asked me "Is that...

At a gas stop yesterday, a guy asked me "Is that the new KLR Touring?"

I wasn't able to come up with a meaningful reply, so I just told him no, that it was last year's model.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12,546
Views: 1,183,981
Posted By Ranger Ron
They are Renthal 615-01's. They are taller than...

They are Renthal 615-01's. They are taller than oem and have more pull-back (probably too much for most people).

I get them from Dennis Kirk. Here's their info on them:
Dennis Kirk #590059...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12,546
Views: 1,183,981
Posted By Ranger Ron
This one: ...

This one:

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/RDLOnKLR1_zps586898b9.jpg (http://s1355.photobucket.com/user/PlanetEquipment/media/RDLOnKLR1_zps586898b9.jpg.html)

Russell Day...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,177
Posted By Ranger Ron
Ron :D

Ron :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,177
Posted By Ranger Ron
I Drove a Car To Work This Morning

I had forgotten how boring it was.

What I noticed:


I wasn't able to smell the desert flora coming over the low desert mountain summit.
I didn't feel the cold, damp air along the river...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By Ranger Ron
I also use Oxfords. I've had Oxfords on three...

I also use Oxfords. I've had Oxfords on three different bikes now. I have Hot Grips on my other bike and have used them in the past. I like the Oxfords much better. I don't use their goofy...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-18-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,468
Posted By Ranger Ron
There are some places in Arizona that are...

There are some places in Arizona that are virtually impossible to get to (at least by by motor vehicle) without at least some travel on interstates.

Nice report...

Ron :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12,546
Views: 1,183,981
Posted By Ranger Ron
Use the opportunity to make a convenient "adjust...

Use the opportunity to make a convenient "adjust while you ride" modification...

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/Adjuster1.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8,445
Views: 1,703,912
Posted By Ranger Ron
I went on a 431 mile ride yesterday and nobody...

I went on a 431 mile ride yesterday and nobody asked me anything. :cry

Ron :D
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By Ranger Ron
I've made a couple of different shift indicators....

I've made a couple of different shift indicators. One of them was similar to #1. It's a little more involved than you describe, though. There needs to either be two switches (I used hall effect...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,090
Posted By Ranger Ron
This is probably the case...:deal ...

This is probably the case...:deal

----------------------------------------------

All good insights here. I personally tend to be a "gapper" and pretty much align with JohnCW's view.

Ron :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,090
Posted By Ranger Ron
Ride 10% Faster Than Traffic - Safer?

The comment "I ride 10% faster than traffic" comes up fairly often here. Proponents suggest it is a safety strategy. I'm not sure I understand it completely.

Certainly when travelling faster...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10,542
Views: 2,257,770
Posted By Ranger Ron
Unrealistic? Maybe so. I guess it really...

Unrealistic? Maybe so. I guess it really depends on the person.

I'm an ATGATT guy and I commute daily (70 mile round trip) year around.

Ron :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Ranger Ron
Take a close look at the chain. It may have some...

Take a close look at the chain. It may have some tight spots.

Ron
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,151
Posted By Ranger Ron
Here are my "rim locks". They are 10-24...

Here are my "rim locks".

They are 10-24 stainless pointy screws in tapped holes in the rims (both sides). Same in the front. They extend about 1/8" into the bead.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By Ranger Ron
I'm off topic here, but lordy, Grinnin - you're...

I'm off topic here, but lordy, Grinnin - you're showing your age! :rofl
What about Gopher?

Ron :D
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,942
Posted By Ranger Ron
Nice work! :clap Ron :D

Nice work! :clap

Ron :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,482
Posted By Ranger Ron
Shoulda told her it was a rock band... Ron :D

Shoulda told her it was a rock band...

Ron :D
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,416
Posted By Ranger Ron
Gad! I looked at that roll chart in the first...

Gad! I looked at that roll chart in the first pic and knew exactly where it was. I used to race there 40 years ago...:eek1

Ron :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12,546
Views: 1,183,981
Posted By Ranger Ron
It's a Madstad Adventure Slim, a most excellent...

It's a Madstad Adventure Slim, a most excellent shield.

I'm a short dood, so had them cut the shield down to 16". There was a fair amount of fairing flex originally but I solved that by making...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12,546
Views: 1,183,981
Posted By Ranger Ron
Thanks, and thanks for the reminder. I'll have...

Thanks, and thanks for the reminder. I'll have to do that...

Ron :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,770
Posted By Ranger Ron
This one's not really stealth, but it does have a...

This one's not really stealth, but it does have a remote antenna unit. The control head/display can be mounted anywhere. This one is a Whistler 3450.

Here's the head/display unit:
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12,546
Views: 1,183,981
Posted By Ranger Ron
2013 you say? Here's mine sporting its new...

2013 you say?
Here's mine sporting its new Tusk panniers...

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/FrontLeft_zps73d49d2d.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12,546
Views: 1,183,981
Posted By Ranger Ron
I sure wish I'd found this out sooner. I...

I sure wish I'd found this out sooner.
I guess I've been living on the very edge with over 100,000 combined miles on three different KLR's without a fork brace. :huh

Ron :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Ranger Ron
I guess it's not me. I'm 5'6" and already have...

I guess it's not me. I'm 5'6" and already have one.

Ron :D
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