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Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15,528
Views: 1,700,570
Posted By Ranger Ron
Try this: Shock Pressure 140psi Nut Torque...

Try this:

Shock Pressure 140psi
Nut Torque 30 ft lbs
Shock Fluid 10wt
Fluid Amount 140ml

Ron
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By Ranger Ron
I changed my display from the 1 x 8 LCD I was...

I changed my display from the 1 x 8 LCD I was using to a 2 x 16 OLED display. The gas gauge has sort of morphed into a small multi-display. Now I can see the following simultaneously:
...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 52,251
Posted By Ranger Ron
Not Arduino. I made it with a Microchip PIC. ...

Not Arduino. I made it with a Microchip PIC.

Ron
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,785
Posted By Ranger Ron
The bases of the towers weren't modified. That's...

The bases of the towers weren't modified. That's how they came.

I put an I-beam across the top of the two towers for the chain fall. The chain fall has a traveler that rolls back and forth on...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 52,251
Posted By Ranger Ron
Here's mine: ...

Here's mine:

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/Gas%20Gauge/OLEDTrip_zps25b94ab1.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,785
Posted By Ranger Ron
And after you get your new lift installed, you...

And after you get your new lift installed, you can make adapters for your bikes...

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/AdapterBottom_zps8a7631c8.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 27,107
Posted By Ranger Ron
I put about 30,000 miles on my 2001 before I sold...

I put about 30,000 miles on my 2001 before I sold it. I put 60,000 miles on my 2008. Now I've got 28,600 miles on my 2013.

Ron :D
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By Ranger Ron
I have an Acerbis tank on my KLX250S (351,...

I have an Acerbis tank on my KLX250S (351, actually). That tank has wings that extend below the petcock. A lot of the gas is unusable, especially during conservative street riding. It's not much...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By Ranger Ron
If you are asking if the fuel would siphon from...

If you are asking if the fuel would siphon from the lower part of the tank up and over the block off plate and down to the carb, it wouldn't. The needle valve in the carb breaks the siphon. If I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15,528
Views: 1,700,570
Posted By Ranger Ron
I did this once on my KLX. I just used a...

I did this once on my KLX. I just used a standard (amber) LED and a current limiting resistor. I had the same problem with the LED glowing when the wind turned the fan. To solve it, I put a diode...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By Ranger Ron
Rostra will refuse to offer any advise whatsoever...

Rostra will refuse to offer any advise whatsoever on motorcycle installations other than "Don't do it."

I know nothing about your bike, but have put Rostra's on 3 different bikes that did not...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Ranger Ron
Or maybe an extension: ...

Or maybe an extension:

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/10-01077/839-1155-ND/3507735

That particular one may not be the right size. I don't have my Gerbing stuff with me today to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11,926
Views: 2,576,064
Posted By Ranger Ron
When I was fine tuning the main jet circuit on my...

When I was fine tuning the main jet circuit on my 2006 (351) I experimented with snorkels. My main jet was already pretty close, but I wanted to be sure it was spot on.

Not having a dyno, I made...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By Ranger Ron
That place looks vaguely familiar... ...

That place looks vaguely familiar...

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/TuskPanniers_zpsef30fa9d.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By Ranger Ron
Good going, RC. Is that Arduino specific...

Good going, RC.

Is that Arduino specific code?

Ron
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,000
Posted By Ranger Ron
Chris, it's a KLX250S pumped up to a 351. I put...

Chris, it's a KLX250S pumped up to a 351. I put a set of Shinko 705's on for the ride. BTW, it was a combined SS1000 and a BB1500.

Ron
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-29-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,000
Posted By Ranger Ron
Kinda like this one? :lol3 ...

Kinda like this one? :lol3

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/BBblank_zps08c7f3d5.jpg (http://s1355.photobucket.com/user/PlanetEquipment/media/BBblank_zps08c7f3d5.jpg.html)
...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By Ranger Ron
Yeah, I thought so, too. That's what I tried...

Yeah, I thought so, too. That's what I tried first (the sensor teed into the line from the tank to the carb). It didn't work. The constant opening and closing of the needle valve in the carb...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By Ranger Ron
A 19" column of gas is only about 0.5psi of...

A 19" column of gas is only about 0.5psi of pressure. I don't think the sensor you noted would have enough resolution at these lower pressures.

Ron
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By Ranger Ron
Thanks for the kind words, everybody. :thumb ...

Thanks for the kind words, everybody. :thumb





I've made them before for other bikes using a hall sensor and magnet. I'd probably do the same again.

Ron :D
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By Ranger Ron
I used a 18F2685 for the gas gauge. It's mostly...

I used a 18F2685 for the gas gauge. It's mostly overkill, but I had some on hand from another project. Plus, it's better to have too much room for program and memory than not enough!

The oiler...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By Ranger Ron
I hard coded a mpg number in the program as a...

I hard coded a mpg number in the program as a multiplier. I was a bit conservative and used a number a few miles per gallon less than I normally get. Hopefully I won't get in trouble.

An...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By Ranger Ron
When I designed the circuit board I included the...

When I designed the circuit board I included the circuitry to be able to use a speed sensor. I don't have a speed sensor on the KLR, but may end up making one.

The dip switches settings can...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By Ranger Ron
Stability was the tough part. Slosh is the...

Stability was the tough part. Slosh is the issue. There is a trade off between very long sampling times and smooth displays. During development I used really short sample times to see just what...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By Ranger Ron
Chain oiler, you say? ...

Chain oiler, you say?

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/Oiler_zps67a245b9.jpg (http://s1355.photobucket.com/user/PlanetEquipment/media/Oiler_zps67a245b9.jpg.html)

The...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By Ranger Ron
There is a restrictor ahead of the sensor that...

There is a restrictor ahead of the sensor that has a tiny orifice. The filter is there to keep any junk out of the orifice.

The micro is a PIC. I've never done anything with the Arduinos.
...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By Ranger Ron
You're right. My tank is vented to the...

You're right. My tank is vented to the atmosphere. Somehow my evap stuff ended up on a shelf in the shop. :evil

Ron
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By Ranger Ron
The program is written in C. The sensor...

The program is written in C.

The sensor output is applied to a 10 bit A/D convertor. The A/D results are processed via an exponential running average filter. 300 samples are taken at 20ms...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By Ranger Ron
It actually measures the pressure of the gas. One...

It actually measures the pressure of the gas. One port of the sensor goes to the gas line, the other is open to the atmosphere.

Here's the sensor I used:...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By Ranger Ron
I Wanted A Gas Gauge...

My less than modern bike didn't have one, other than the time honored trip odometer. I did quite lot of searching, but didn't find anything in the after market that seemed like it might work. So,...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By Ranger Ron
You'll be fine. If you can open the zips a bit...

You'll be fine. If you can open the zips a bit you'll be even better. Most likely you will be cooler with the pants over jeans than with jeans only. The over pants will provide "shade".
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11,926
Views: 2,576,064
Posted By Ranger Ron
It's the way to go! At least IMHO. No carb...

It's the way to go! At least IMHO.

No carb change is necessary, but carb tuning skills are helpful. Sometimes when riding off road, my mileage can drop to near 60mpg. On the road with mixed...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,267
Posted By Ranger Ron
It's done with a PIC micro-controller. The...

It's done with a PIC micro-controller.

The output from the photo transistor is applied to an A/D (analog to digital) converter. That result modifies a PWM (pulse width modulation) output that...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,267
Posted By Ranger Ron
I have an attention getting display similar to...

I have an attention getting display similar to that of mrphotoman.

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/Display_zpsbf7a1c79.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11,926
Views: 2,576,064
Posted By Ranger Ron
Yes, screws are on both sides (both front and...

Yes, screws are on both sides (both front and rear rims).

The tires don't get damaged at all. I drilled and threaded the rims so I could use machine screws. I sharpened the tips of the screws...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11,926
Views: 2,576,064
Posted By Ranger Ron
Speaking of rim locks, you could always go old...

Speaking of rim locks, you could always go old school:

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/RimScrewsRear_zps053ab626.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 26,548
Posted By Ranger Ron
I put a set of Tusk panniers on my SW-Motech...

I put a set of Tusk panniers on my SW-Motech racks. It involved making a set of brackets for the plain Jane boxes. I mounted the boxes at the same angle as the racks (more or less level). I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11,926
Views: 2,576,064
Posted By Ranger Ron
And don't you even think about disabling the side...

And don't you even think about disabling the side stand switch...

Ron :D
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Ranger Ron
I've got a set of Tusk (very generic) panniers. ...

I've got a set of Tusk (very generic) panniers. I made some brackets to mount them to my SW-Motech racks.

Here's the rack side of one of the brackets.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15,528
Views: 1,700,570
Posted By Ranger Ron
But a long way from Toad Suck, Arkansas! :lol3 ...

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

Ron :D
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