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Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 40,792
Posted By AllenL
Just checking in, you haven't sold the scramblers...

Just checking in, you haven't sold the scramblers have you?
Forum: Americas 03-24-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,241
Posted By AllenL
It looks like there will be around 80 miles of...

It looks like there will be around 80 miles of pavement. There will be some technical, or should I say "unknown", riding. Otherwise, fireroads and beach.

We'll have a wr450, my wr426, and a 250....
Forum: Americas 03-24-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,241
Posted By AllenL
The bike will make it back up to SD on a trailer....

The bike will make it back up to SD on a trailer. We'll have vehicle support.

We're also considering trying to find someone to fly to Cabo, and ride the cabo to escondido leg back up. Leaving...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,375
Posted By AllenL
These National Geo maps are decent, and very nice...

These National Geo maps are decent, and very nice quality to carry on a baja trip.

+1
Forum: Americas 03-23-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,241
Posted By AllenL
I'm gearing up now. Here's our updated iten: ...

I'm gearing up now. Here's our updated iten:

Apr 1 - Traveling to SD, Prepping bike
Apr 2 - Early moring drive to Ensanda/Santo Tomas - Ride to San Quinten or South of El Rosieto / Camp ~ 160 -...
Forum: Americas 02-26-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,241
Posted By AllenL
Looks like we'll be off around the 3rd, and we'll...

Looks like we'll be off around the 3rd, and we'll probably pull into Cabo or La Paz around the 7th. I'll be flying back home from there.

How far down do you think you'll make it by the 7th?
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,520
Posted By AllenL
I second the 303 aerospace protectant. Its...

I second the 303 aerospace protectant. Its awesome on any plastic that is going to spend some time out in the sun.
Forum: Americas 01-31-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By AllenL
Community Baja Bike - Any interest?

http://i47.tinypic.com/2ptbeq1.jpg

I'm getting ready for an April ride in Baja and I've been trying to figure out the best way to rent a bike for the trip. I posted here looking for...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By AllenL
Excellent advice, a buddy of mine will be picking...

Excellent advice, a buddy of mine will be picking up my new bike from a guy off CL this weekend.
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,621
Posted By AllenL
That thing would have been a huge PITA...

That thing would have been a huge PITA...
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By AllenL
I always replace the internal rubber bits with...

I always replace the internal rubber bits with OEM parts while I've got everything disassembled. Depending on the condition of the boots, they don't always get replaced.

Why not just go ahead an...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,241
Posted By AllenL
We'll definitely be in for a few. I'll post up...

We'll definitely be in for a few. I'll post up our plans once they're a little more set.

Any other groups going to be down there?
Forum: Americas 01-29-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,241
Posted By AllenL
My group is planning a similar trip this April. ...

My group is planning a similar trip this April. We'll be headed out around the 2nd of April from Ensenada, riding to Cabo and back (or as far as we can make it down in 4-5 days). We're planning on...
Forum: Latin America 01-27-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,144
Posted By AllenL
Resurrected!!!! So how does 9 days riding...

Resurrected!!!!

So how does 9 days riding for the round trip sound? And on a wr426?? I haven't put this kind of seat time down before, anyone have some experience to share?

Thanks.
Forum: Americas 01-21-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By AllenL
This is a very good idea... way to think outside...

This is a very good idea... way to think outside the box. I'm thinking CL may be a better chance to make my money back. How much do dealer fees and taxes typically run?

Again, Thanks!
Forum: Americas 01-20-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By AllenL
Thanks for the links. We're planning our...

Thanks for the links.

We're planning our own supported ride. We'll have a group of 3-5 riders, and vehicle support from camp to camp.

I'm looking for a company that rents dirtbikes, I don't...
Forum: Americas 01-19-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By AllenL
No one has a good bike rental place in mind in SD...

No one has a good bike rental place in mind in SD or maybe Tecate or Ensenada??

I'm looking for a 250-450cc dirtbike.

Thanks.
Forum: Americas 01-18-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By AllenL
Help! - Baja Dirtbike Rental

I'll be heading to San Diego in early April to meetup with a couple of buddies for a 10 day baja ride.

Where/what should I rent? I'm looking for something in either SD or northern baja, and...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4,267
Views: 568,959
Posted By AllenL
Not sure what you're price range is. A Miller...

Not sure what you're price range is. A Miller Diversion 180 has been working out well for my first TIG machine. Works up to 115 amps on the standard 115V wall socket. Got mine practically new on...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,442
Posted By AllenL
I'm a little envious... this is just about every...

I'm a little envious... this is just about every guys dream.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By AllenL
And I found one! 1996 and not a scratch on it. ...

And I found one! 1996 and not a scratch on it. Thanks for your help.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By AllenL
I've been watching ebay, that particular frame is...

I've been watching ebay, that particular frame is a little rougher than I'm looking for. I mainly just want to cast as wide of a net as possible because I haven't been seeing frames in good shape...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By AllenL
Help! I need a xr600 frame.

I'm building a scrambler style xr600 for a commuter bike and I need a replacement frame. Mine is tweaked, and has a failed tank mount that is leaking oil. I've been using this one for measurements...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4,267
Views: 568,959
Posted By AllenL
And a little welding porn for the afternoon... If...

And a little welding porn for the afternoon... If you're not following these guys, you should consider it. They post almost daily with something along these lines.
...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4,267
Views: 568,959
Posted By AllenL
Tig-brazing?? That sounds waay more complicated...

Tig-brazing?? That sounds waay more complicated than just a tack. How difficult is it to learn the basics I would need for a little brazing like this? Brazing has always seemed interesting, but one...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,267
Views: 568,959
Posted By AllenL
Best way to weld nuts

I've been following this post for a while, and I've also been teaching myself TIG for the last 6 months or so.

What is the best to weld a nut to some mild sheet steel? I'd like to be able to...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,737
Posted By AllenL
I did not re-tap the hole. The threads were...

I did not re-tap the hole. The threads were pretty much gone, I don't think a m12-1.75 tap would have actually done much in that hole. My thought was that the single oversize would be an...
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,737
Posted By AllenL
Alright, I've had ok luck finding these at the...

Alright, I've had ok luck finding these at the local auto parts store. Out of 3 nearby, 2 had the Oil-Tite single oversize plugs, and one had an M12-1.75. My WR 426 originally had a M12-1.5 plug,...
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,737
Posted By AllenL
Where can I find one of these oil-tite plugs? ...

Where can I find one of these oil-tite plugs? This is the closest that I've found: <a href="http://www.cgenterprises.com/drain_plugs_oversize_repair.htm">C.G. Enterprises oversize drain plugs</a>
Forum: Vendors 05-27-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 103,943
Posted By AllenL
Got mine today, I'll be checking it out next...

Got mine today, I'll be checking it out next week. I'm still a few months away from having a running bike, but I'll be sure to give an update.

Thanks Mark.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 40,792
Posted By AllenL
Good stuff! I've followed your work for a few...

Good stuff! I've followed your work for a few years now, and I've got to say you've been a bit of an inspiration. It all started with when I started building up my minitruck, then tacoma. Now, I'm...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4,267
Views: 568,959
Posted By AllenL
That is a beautiful fix!

That is a beautiful fix!
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,802
Posted By AllenL
Check Amazon, plenty of decent digital calipers...

Check Amazon, plenty of decent digital calipers that will do the job well.
Forum: Vendors 04-21-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 103,943
Posted By AllenL
What do I need to do to put my name down for one...

What do I need to do to put my name down for one of the XR600R version?
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,793
Posted By AllenL
I've run 600 miles/change without any problems...

I've run 600 miles/change without any problems and everything looking good, I'll have to consider pushing those #s up. And fair enough, the easiest solution is definitely to head into town.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,793
Posted By AllenL
Anyone want to weigh-in on methods for trail oil...

Anyone want to weigh-in on methods for trail oil changes on long dirtbike rides? I'll ride my WR for around 600 miles on synthetic before I need a change. I've been trying to come up with a good...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,163
Posted By AllenL
Awesome advice so far. Big thanks to TravelGuy...

Awesome advice so far. Big thanks to TravelGuy who pretty much solved my dilemma.

Also, it sounds like the textile jacket with a wet t-shirt is exactly what I need for dry and hot conditions...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,793
Posted By AllenL
Everyone is different, but I'd run 28-32psi with...

Everyone is different, but I'd run 28-32psi with tubes and with tubeless I'd run 24-32, terrain depending. Not too big of a pressure decrease. With a tubless setup there seems to be more grip at...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,163
Posted By AllenL
Thanks for all the input so far. Why...

Thanks for all the input so far.



Why would the textile work better here? Or is it just that neither will work worth a damn in hot and humid weather?



I like the idea of a textile...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,793
Posted By AllenL
This seems like a very similar discussion to...

This seems like a very similar discussion to running tubeless on a mountain bike. The big differences being the weight of the dirt bike, the speed, and the size of the obstacles you'd encounter. ...
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