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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12,332
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Posted By Ranger Ron
What do you consider dead on?

What do you consider dead on?
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12,332
Views: 2,718,147
Posted By Ranger Ron
http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEqu...

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/KLX%20on%20Lift_zpspd29hhop.jpg (http://s1355.photobucket.com/user/PlanetEquipment/media/KLX%20on%20Lift_zpspd29hhop.jpg.html)

:D :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By Ranger Ron
I would suggest that if the bike ran right before...

I would suggest that if the bike ran right before it was stored then making jetting changes now should not be done. It will just compound the errors. Get the bike running correctly first, then...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Ranger Ron
The rear was surprisingly easy. The axle size...

The rear was surprisingly easy. The axle size was the same and even the hub width (outside spacer to spacer) was the same! The only issue was with the disc. It was attached with Allen head bolts. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Ranger Ron
I've got 1 1/2" lowering links on the rear and...

I've got 1 1/2" lowering links on the rear and had the forks slid up in the triple clamps the same amount. In doing the research I found that with the links in the rear and the forks dropped back to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Ranger Ron
KLR - Tubeless on 17" Wheels

I installed front and rear GS500 wheels on my 2013 KLR.

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/Front%20and%20Rear_zpsxxjup71c.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By Ranger Ron
That's a Peltier device. They require so much...

That's a Peltier device. They require so much current I think they would be impractical for bikes.
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By Ranger Ron
As do I, but I re-wet the tee shirt without...

As do I, but I re-wet the tee shirt without stopping.


http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/SwampCooler_zpsfd36c178.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,402,331
Posted By Ranger Ron
This isn't a very good picture, but hopefully...

This isn't a very good picture, but hopefully suitable. You can see an "L" bracket under the windshield support. It attaches to the top windshield screw and also the cowling screw.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,402,331
Posted By Ranger Ron
Still need info on this?

Still need info on this?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,098
Posted By Ranger Ron
The KLR is my road bike. I have a KLX for more...

The KLR is my road bike. I have a KLX for more off road stuff.

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/PunkinCenter_zps2b476630.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,098
Posted By Ranger Ron
Comments I Get On My KLR

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/PieChart_zps3ccca490.png (http://s1355.photobucket.com/user/PlanetEquipment/media/PieChart_zps3ccca490.png.html)

:lol3



In all...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,545
Posted By Ranger Ron
Here you go: ...

Here you go:
http://cycle-analyst.com/sweetcheeks

Ron :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,545
Posted By Ranger Ron
Did a combined SS1000 (1000 miles in 24 hours)...

Did a combined SS1000 (1000 miles in 24 hours) and a BB1500 (1500 miles in 36 hours) on this:


http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/Sundad1_zps5b9ac8f2.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16,802
Views: 1,932,634
Posted By Ranger Ron
It hooks on the frame tab for the skid plate... ...

It hooks on the frame tab for the skid plate...

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16,802
Views: 1,932,634
Posted By Ranger Ron
Here's what I use: ...

Here's what I use:

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/Center%20Stand%20Stay_zpsbg9svh2x.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,314
Posted By Ranger Ron
The first auto-canceler I made was for a Wee I...

The first auto-canceler I made was for a Wee I had at the time. It was handy that the Wee already had a speed sensor.

When I ride my other bike (KLX) I really have to pay attention so I don't...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,838
Posted By Ranger Ron
Yes, it's a 2006 KLX250S (actually a 351). ...

Yes, it's a 2006 KLX250S (actually a 351).

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/MontanaMtn_zps290cc1e5.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,838
Posted By Ranger Ron
OK. I have to do this... :lol3 ...

OK. I have to do this... :lol3

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/CCSwitch_zps5fbce545.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 32,910
Posted By Ranger Ron
Methinks there's a story untold here... :lol3 ...

Methinks there's a story untold here... :lol3

Ron :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,402,331
Posted By Ranger Ron
I guess I wasn't clear. I tested a range of main...

I guess I wasn't clear. I tested a range of main jets from too rich to too lean. Each main jet was run with both snorkels.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,402,331
Posted By Ranger Ron
I was predisposed to thinking the air box is...

I was predisposed to thinking the air box is important in providing a consistent intake tract velocity and therefore consistent jetting. So, I did an unscientific test with my KLX250S (351). With...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16,802
Views: 1,932,634
Posted By Ranger Ron
My KLR is my street bike (I'm on my third KLR). ...

My KLR is my street bike (I'm on my third KLR). After over 130,000 miles on the bikes combined, Shinko 705's are now my "go to" tires. I get about 13,000 miles out of a rear. They are so...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,613
Posted By Ranger Ron
The gear indicator uses two inputs. One is from...

The gear indicator uses two inputs. One is from the hall sensor on the front wheel which supplies a single pulse for each wheel revolution. The other input is from the ignition coil which supplies...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By Ranger Ron
That works with normal rubber grips, I doubt it...

That works with normal rubber grips, I doubt it would work with Oxfords.

Oxford heated grips have hard plastic sleeves inside, sort of like pieces of PVC pipe.

Ron
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By Ranger Ron
I've had some success with just grabbing the grip...

I've had some success with just grabbing the grip and turning.

I was able to get another grip off that was attached with epoxy, but not by just gripping and turning. I removed the clutch lever...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,613
Posted By Ranger Ron
Sure don't, Joe. Seems like the ones with the...

Sure don't, Joe. Seems like the ones with the sensor inside the tire (not on the outside of the stem) would be the hot setup, though.

Ron
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-18-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,826
Posted By Ranger Ron
The violet wire needs to be at ground potential...

The violet wire needs to be at ground potential for the cruise to stay engaged. When it is connected to the brake light bulb it is grounded through the filament as long as no voltage is applied to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16,802
Views: 1,932,634
Posted By Ranger Ron
I've never advertised/marketed them. The vast...

I've never advertised/marketed them. The vast majority have been used for industrial purposes. The last production run is about depleted and I'm not sure if I'll do another. I think Happy-Trail...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16,802
Views: 1,932,634
Posted By Ranger Ron
Interesting about the CVS. It appears they...

Interesting about the CVS. It appears they essentially copied my design (Chargalert) but are unable to match the accuracy. :eek1

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12,332
Views: 2,718,147
Posted By Ranger Ron
Hmmm. I thought the Tour de France was pedal...

Hmmm. I thought the Tour de France was pedal only. :lol3

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16,802
Views: 1,932,634
Posted By Ranger Ron
Exactamundo!

Exactamundo!
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12,332
Views: 2,718,147
Posted By Ranger Ron
Not sure what year your KLX is or if it is...

Not sure what year your KLX is or if it is carbureted or injected.

My 2006 is carbureted. I did the 351 and used the oem exhaust while I waited for a KLX300 exhaust to become available. With the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,450
Posted By Ranger Ron
:lol3 Know what you mean. Towards the end...

:lol3 Know what you mean.

Towards the end of summer there are hoards of yellow horned caterpillars (sphinx moth) that emerge. Some years there so many that the roads look like they are painted...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,450
Posted By Ranger Ron
One of the advantages to being in the low desert...

One of the advantages to being in the low desert is that we don't have many deer here. The ones we do have, though are mule deer. And they are big.

Ron
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-20-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,314
Posted By Ranger Ron
Thanks, Brian. The long stream of traffic...

Thanks, Brian.

The long stream of traffic thing is pretty much a non-issue unless the stop/go speed gets above15mph. The signals stay on below that speed to allow for just that kind of situation....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-19-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,314
Posted By Ranger Ron
That would work. Although I imagine that most...

That would work. Although I imagine that most bikes that don't have speedo cables have VSS sensors (vehicle speed).

Ron
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,450
Posted By Ranger Ron
Commuting - Close Encounters Of The Animal Kind

I have about a 35 mile (one way) commute. About 2/3 of of it crosses an Indian reservation on rural two lane roads.

Over the years I've encountered quite an assortment of animals/birds that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16,802
Views: 1,932,634
Posted By Ranger Ron
A motorcycle cop at the gas station last night...

A motorcycle cop at the gas station last night asked the same thing!

This is my third KLR. The first was a 2001 , the second a 2008, and this one, the 2013. I put about 35,000 miles on the 2001...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,314
Posted By Ranger Ron
Auto Canceling Turn Signals

My turn signals now cancel automatically.

They are controlled by a circuit board and its accompanying program. Cancel decisions are made by interpreting speed changes and timing. A speed sensor...
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