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Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By Ron Mexico
I run these on my 98 VFR, they're waterproof and...

I run these on my 98 VFR, they're waterproof and very durable. I run my straps over the seat but I'm sure you could run them under as well.

http://www.aerostich.com/ortlieb-dry-bag-saddlebags.html
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-17-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 91,617
Posted By Ron Mexico
A few of mine: ...

A few of mine:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/billreadyisthe/DSC_0048_5.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/billreadyisthe/DSC_0573.jpg
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Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,976
Posted By Ron Mexico
Not much of a change beyond tires and keeping the...

Not much of a change beyond tires and keeping the shiny side up after 4 years. Would like a staintune exhaust but thats about it.

Bought in 2008...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8,312
Views: 1,632,012
Posted By Ron Mexico
What is the point of lubing the swingarm bolt?...

What is the point of lubing the swingarm bolt? Will the swingarm eventually cease up and then cause the suspension to stop working? I don't get all the hysteria.
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,660
Posted By Ron Mexico
Clogged fuel filter? I had the same symptoms in a...

Clogged fuel filter? I had the same symptoms in a passat. happened at about 135k miles
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,303
Posted By Ron Mexico
I have HF trailer and 2 bikes. I installed the...

I have HF trailer and 2 bikes. I installed the right chock all the way toward the front of the trailer and the left one one foot from the front of the trailer. this allows you to get 2 bikes on and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 509,670
Posted By Ron Mexico
CBR929 rear shock with custom spacer to raise...

CBR929 rear shock with custom spacer to raise ride height 20mm. Got for $20 off ebay.
Sonic springs .90 kg/mm (for my weight)
Racetech gold valves
Forks slid up 50mm in triple tree, turn in is...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 509,670
Posted By Ron Mexico
Me getting some at Road Atlanta. as much as I'd...

Me getting some at Road Atlanta. as much as I'd like to move on, I'm very attached to this bike. It doesn't hurt that I've sorted the suspension as well.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,763
Posted By Ron Mexico
Not true. I had a regulator rectifier die on me...

Not true. I had a regulator rectifier die on me on my FI VFR800. I was able to bump start it 5 times before getting to my final destination. The stator makes enough juice when bump started to power...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8,312
Views: 1,632,012
Posted By Ron Mexico
Thumb For those using stock suspension, what...

For those using stock suspension, what compression and rebound settings have you found to be the best? I weigh 200 and currently have mine set at:

1. Front compression out 7 clicks from full soft...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,221
Posted By Ron Mexico
This may sound extreme but is the cam chain...

This may sound extreme but is the cam chain connected to the crankshaft sprocket? I just rebuilt my top end and I had this baffle me when I went to time the engine. The chain was tensioned enough on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8,312
Views: 1,632,012
Posted By Ron Mexico
I'm an idiot, the chain wasn't stretched, the...

I'm an idiot, the chain wasn't stretched, the chain jumped the crankshaft sprocket and was freely spinning on the bare shaft. All is timed correctly now, thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8,312
Views: 1,632,012
Posted By Ron Mexico
Question about the mikuni pumper carb after is...

Question about the mikuni pumper carb after is has been disassembled and been dry a while: do you have to turn the throttle all the way to squirt fuel from the pumper in order to get fuel going and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8,312
Views: 1,632,012
Posted By Ron Mexico
What are the symptoms of a stretched cam chain? I...

What are the symptoms of a stretched cam chain? I timed everything correctly but once I install the cam chain tensioner, the timing is retarded by 2 teeth. My bike is a '96 and I assume the cam chain...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,992
Posted By Ron Mexico
I'm going through this right now

I'm rebuilding the top end on my stock bore '96 XR400 right now and per the recommendation of the machine shop where I spec'd the clearances at, they recommended a Wiseco 402cc 11:1 piston. It runs...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8,312
Views: 1,632,012
Posted By Ron Mexico
Awesome, thank you.

Awesome, thank you.
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8,312
Views: 1,632,012
Posted By Ron Mexico
Mikuni pumper running rich

I am running the recommended 15/150 jets, how do I alter the air/fuel ratio? I need to lean her out a little. I don't see a air screw other than the idle adjustment with the white knob. Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8,312
Views: 1,632,012
Posted By Ron Mexico
Finally took some pics of the new ride. She's...

Finally took some pics of the new ride. She's currently under the knife getting new valve seals and a measurement on the piston and ring gaps due to burning oil when cold. Has a hotcams stage 1 cam,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,113
Posted By Ron Mexico
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults...

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/New-bikes/2010/October/oct2110-2011-triumph-daytona-675r-official-pictures/

According to this price will be around 9000 Pounds ($14,000). Thats...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,983
Posted By Ron Mexico
I paid $4250 for my red '98 2 years ago with 7700...

I paid $4250 for my red '98 2 years ago with 7700 miles. Keep looking my friend
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By Ron Mexico
Glad you got it fixed, same thing happened to me...

Glad you got it fixed, same thing happened to me when replacing a water pump in a 240sx. Turned out to be we didn't burp the air out of the system which was preventing coolant from reaching the...
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