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Forum: Latin America Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By MJS
Maybe. There is a guy in the village who may...

Maybe. There is a guy in the village who may have gas. If he is home. And feels like selling some. You get the idea.
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By MJS
Check out Air Canada. You'll have to get your...

Check out Air Canada. You'll have to get your bikes to Vancouver but that shouldn't be to hard.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By MJS
You'll be fine. The system goes into a default...

You'll be fine. The system goes into a default mode to set the A/F ratio if it sees a O2 sensor fault. Now that the fault has been fixed it will use the O2 sensor to control the A/F ratio in closed...
Forum: Americas 05-20-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By MJS
New hotel in GN called Terra Sol. First place...

New hotel in GN called Terra Sol. First place you come to when you turn off Hwy 1. Bit farther out of town but new rooms, clean and the restaurant is acceptable.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-20-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 45,451
Posted By MJS
Wife and I will be in San felipe from Friday on. ...

Wife and I will be in San felipe from Friday on. I'll have my 500 EXC but it's not a moto trip for us. Wrapping up a home purchase on Saturday and Sunday. PM'd you with my email and cell. Look me...
Forum: Latin America 05-09-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,300
Posted By MJS
Going for high to low will make the AF ratio...

Going for high to low will make the AF ratio leaner. So depending on your current jetting it may be worthwhile to richen up the carp a bit. If you know what your jet sizes are I would compare them...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,880
Posted By MJS
Enjoying the report. I always like to see the...

Enjoying the report. I always like to see the reaction of first timers to Baja.

BTW, fantastic pizza at the place down the block from your hotel.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 1,314,475
Posted By MJS
Maybe.

Maybe.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 1,314,475
Posted By MJS
IIRC the 2009 subframe used 8mm bolts at the rack...

IIRC the 2009 subframe used 8mm bolts at the rack mounting location. Earlier bikes were M6 bolts. The difference in the two racks you have are probably due to poor manufacturing tolerance.
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 1,314,475
Posted By MJS
Yes they are :evil. But I can't say. Let's just...

Yes they are :evil. But I can't say. Let's just say there are a number of new models in the works. :deal :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,329
Posted By MJS
Yep, saw the tumble. Looked pretty scary for a...

Yep, saw the tumble. Looked pretty scary for a minute until you got up. Saw you head south and then back north. I thought it was a bit late in the day to head to Loretto anyways.

Those big bikes...
Forum: Vendors 04-15-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 35,886
Posted By MJS
Alex, Just want to say thanks for a job well...

Alex,

Just want to say thanks for a job well done. As well as getting the work done in in time for my Baja trip. WP forks worked great and the rear shock was much improved. Shock still has the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,329
Posted By MJS
That was our group at the cafe. Cafe belongs to...

That was our group at the cafe. Cafe belongs to Victor and Juanita (hope I got that spelled right). A few years back when I was passing through they were just starting the cafe build. I stopped to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By MJS
The screws are the right length. You have to get...

The screws are the right length. You have to get everything lined up just right especially the snorkel. The flanges have a taper to them.
Forum: Latin America 04-02-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By MJS
I know of a father and son that rode Canada to...

I know of a father and son that rode Canada to Cabo on scooters. 125 Yamaha something's IIRC. Topes are all manageable if you see them coming. :evil Go for it.
Forum: Latin America 04-01-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 16,774
Posted By MJS
If you are really on a time critical trip then...

If you are really on a time critical trip then your only real option is to fly (excluding any commercial ferry service). Just to many possible delays with ocean freight including RoRo. Any ocean...
Forum: Vendors 03-31-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 21,451
Posted By MJS
Awesome! Pm regarding payment sent.

Awesome! Pm regarding payment sent.
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,871
Posted By MJS
PM me your email and I'll send you a track of the...

PM me your email and I'll send you a track of the road over La Purisma and the old and paved road to 53.
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,871
Posted By MJS
Paved all the way south out of San Juanico to Hwy...

Paved all the way south out of San Juanico to Hwy 1. There are a few dirt detours around some of the washed out bridges and due to damage and construction on 53 into CD Insurgentes.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-28-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,111
Posted By MJS
Maybe the key word here is "washed". If the...

Maybe the key word here is "washed". If the bikes (even one of them) were dirty you got flagged for "extra" services. All at your expense.
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By MJS
Motoquest. May be others too.

Motoquest. May be others too.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By MJS
Zip-Ty racing. US importer for Marzocchi.

Zip-Ty racing. US importer for Marzocchi.
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 33,501
Posted By MJS
You were in good hands in El Rosario. Antonio is...

You were in good hands in El Rosario. Antonio is the guy who runs the ambulance service along with the Pemex and hotel. $500 is not much for the ride to the border considering the ambulance service...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 45,942
Posted By MJS
There is camping at the Mission and they will...

There is camping at the Mission and they will build a fire under an old water heater so you can take a hot shower. $5 IIRC and you need to bring your own food and drink. If you hike up the canyon a...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,871
Posted By MJS
Now that the road is paved to 13 miles past Ranco...

Now that the road is paved to 13 miles past Ranco Grande you only have about 25 miles of rough dirt. Going south from San Felipe we just stop at Alfonsina's for lunch and then usually continue on to...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,871
Posted By MJS
His route goes nowhere near San Quintin.

His route goes nowhere near San Quintin.
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,871
Posted By MJS
I was over those routes a couple weeks ago. And...

I was over those routes a couple weeks ago. And I'll be though most of these routes and some others with a group of 12 big bikes the week before you.

Laguna San Ignacio to San Juanico - Forget the...
Forum: Vendors 02-27-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By MJS
Introducing BlackSwanMoto A New Dual Sport Training Option

Hello fellow riders,

Some of you may know me from my previous work as an instructor at another west coast training company. Recently I left that company and went to work managing a new start-up...
Forum: Latin America 02-25-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,300
Posted By MJS
Grab your insurance online and get your tourist...

Grab your insurance online and get your tourist permit at the border. It's typically a 20 minute process or less.
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By MJS
In Cancun we saw cheap 200cc Chinese bikes in the...

In Cancun we saw cheap 200cc Chinese bikes in the markets for about $1000. Same thought crossed my mind, ride and toss when done. I suspect there could be an issue with registration as a...
Forum: Vendors 02-22-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 43,840
Posted By MJS
You should hear the Sena "hello" when you first...

You should hear the Sena "hello" when you first power up the unit. Do you get that? You might have to pop a speaker out or put the helmet on if the volume is low. Also, be sure the unit is fully...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 1,314,475
Posted By MJS
With the strong Dollar, the X Tank is on sale...

With the strong Dollar, the X Tank is on sale right now. :D

I believe that Baja Designs no longer has the KTM side tanks available. I snagged a couple and they were already out of stock on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,039
Posted By MJS
We have a 500 for me and a 350 for the wife. Both...

We have a 500 for me and a 350 for the wife. Both 2014. The 500 is a great bike but the 350 feels a lot lighter and more nimble considering the small difference in published spec weight. While the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 1,314,475
Posted By MJS
On the X-Challenge the hose is routed dirt-bike...

On the X-Challenge the hose is routed dirt-bike style up the left side and to a double banjo at the MC. Unlike the X-Country, all the front lines are teflon and not rubber so are not subject to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-18-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12,022
Views: 1,561,059
Posted By MJS
I've had the same issue as JustRon. Issue...

I've had the same issue as JustRon. Issue appeared after a software upgrade. Highly likely I forgot to but the unit in recreation profile before upgrading. This happened in a number of profiles. I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,146
Views: 731,747
Posted By MJS
Yes, a couple of 1/8" rivets is enough to hold...

Yes, a couple of 1/8" rivets is enough to hold the plate in place. I did put a small bend in the plate so that it fits the frame tube. Doesn't take much to bend, I think I did it by hand over a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 1,314,475
Posted By MJS
Me thinks the hyd preload adjusters are pretty...

Me thinks the hyd preload adjusters are pretty durable. I have Wilber's on my GS and HP2, yacugar on an X-Ch and an X-Co. I've not had any issues with either make. The X bikes have seen plenty of...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By MJS
Here you go...

Here you go http://www.facet-purolator.com/retail-products.php. You want a low preassure cube pump, look at the PDF for rates and pressures.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By MJS
You don't. The idea is to get most of the air out...

You don't. The idea is to get most of the air out of the MC without the resistance of the lines. When you reconnect the lines some air will get into the system. That is removed with a convential...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By MJS
To bleed the MC use a short piece of brake line...

To bleed the MC use a short piece of brake line looped back into the reservoir or into a container with some fluid in it.

Or you can submerge the entire cylinder in brake fluid but that's a bit...
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