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Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
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...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By MJS
I would try the following. Bleed MC...

I would try the following.

Bleed MC separately (with brake hose disconnected)
Bleed caliper by fully compressing pistons and injecting fluid into the bleed screw and up to the MC banjo.
Connect...
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,610
Posted By MJS
I'll take two also.

I'll take two also.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By MJS
Does not matter how tall you are, you want the...

Does not matter how tall you are, you want the correct spring for your weight and set to proper race sag. This has a huge effect on bike handling.

And you need to do both ends.
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By MJS
I've done an 05 F650GS. Should be the same but...

I've done an 05 F650GS. Should be the same but cant be sure without looking at the parts fiche.

You need the Damper tube and the spring for each fork. Damper tube is longer to let the fork...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By MJS
So did you change valving?

So did you change valving?
Forum: Latin America 01-21-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By MJS
Fixed (this is how I heard the quote, who knows...

Fixed (this is how I heard the quote, who knows for sure :D)

Be as self sufficent as possible with regards to minor repairs. I always carry tools, spare tubes, patch kits and a pump. Tire repair...
Forum: Latin America 01-21-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By MJS
May will be fine. Will be hotter on the Sea of...

May will be fine. Will be hotter on the Sea of Cortez side but bearable. Youve got the Logistics down. :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By MJS
Check your pm.

Check your pm.
Forum: Latin America 01-20-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By MJS
We have left a truck(s) there for up to two weeks...

We have left a truck(s) there for up to two weeks without issues. Most have 24 hour security. We use them several times a year.

That's not to say that something couldn't happen but the reality of...
Forum: Latin America 01-19-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By MJS
Several parking lots on the US side at the border...

Several parking lots on the US side at the border in Tecate. $5 - $10 per day to park.

Baja will be hot in the summer (July, August, September).
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 697,921
Posted By MJS
F650GS Stator

The 400 watt flywheel and stator from the F650GS single fits the X bike without problem. The flywheel is heavier than the stock X flywheel and will likely take a bit away from rear wheel HP. If you...
Forum: Latin America 01-09-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By MJS
I've ridden Baja several times during this time...

I've ridden Baja several times during this time period. Experienced everything from 90 degree temps to freezing rain and snow. All on the same trip. On several different trips.

I wear my Mojave...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 697,921
Posted By MJS
Yep, plug and play. Lay the bike on its left...

Yep, plug and play. Lay the bike on its left side and you won't even lose any oil. You do have to heat the flywheel to release the loctite adhesive on the taper. Just follow the workshop manual.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 697,921
Posted By MJS
Installing just the stator from the F650 does NOT...

Installing just the stator from the F650 does NOT work and according to my measurements changed the charging characteristics to be worse than stock. I installed the complete generator from the F650...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 697,921
Posted By MJS
Yes, I originally mounted the ballasts under the...

Yes, I originally mounted the ballasts under the dash

http://stickelmaier.smugmug.com/Other/X-bikes/i-P37sv27/0/L/IMG_20140215_104200-L.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 697,921
Posted By MJS
Fairing bracket clamps around the headstock. ...

Fairing bracket clamps around the headstock.
http://stickelmaier.smugmug.com/Other/X-bikes/i-hpmzvV2/0/XL/IMG_20140119_105724-L.jpg

There is a through bolt on the back that locks the bracket to...
Forum: Latin America 01-03-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By MJS
According to Coco, the road will not go by his...

According to Coco, the road will not go by his place but through another canyon. Truckers are already using it as well as RVers and people towing boats. While slow for the remaining dirt miles it is...
Forum: Americas 01-01-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,215
Posted By MJS
Street tire will be fine, the road is mostly hard...

Street tire will be fine, the road is mostly hard pack and rocky. Your real concern is not damaging the cast wheels on the wee. Go slow and try and pick a good line.

BTW, a few days ago we passed...
Forum: Latin America 12-31-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By MJS
According to Coco, the final section of pavement...

According to Coco, the final section of pavement is supposed to start construction in the first quarter in this new year.
Forum: Racing 12-25-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,214
Posted By MJS
Erek, rule book looks good but I think you need...

Erek, rule book looks good but I think you need to add in a time for any protests / appeals to be decided. Something along the lines of: The Committee will review the protest and render a decision...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By MJS
The TT kits come with Stainless hardware...

The TT kits come with Stainless hardware including stainless nylock nuts. The recommendation is to use anti-seize for any stainless to stainless fastener and thread locker for any stainless to steel...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 225,155
Posted By MJS
Hope you get to spend some time exploring the...

Hope you get to spend some time exploring the Nicoya peninsula, I'd appreciate your take on it. 20 years ago we thought it was great. Dirt roads and cool little hotels with a few resorts thrown in....
Forum: Trip Planning 12-19-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,967
Posted By MJS
No one that I've ever heard of. One of the basic...

No one that I've ever heard of. One of the basic requirements of over landing (IMO) is that if you can't afford to abandon it on the side of the road, you can't afford to take it. That's not to say...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,133
Posted By MJS
Sounds like a great plan. Costa del Sol is the...

Sounds like a great plan. Costa del Sol is the nicest place in BoLA but I find Villa Vitta to be more than adequate and half the price. They'll usually throw in a free breakfast too. The house...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,133
Posted By MJS
5 days and pavement, I'd head south to where it's...

5 days and pavement, I'd head south to where it's warmer. Day 1 down hwy1 to Cantavina or maybe BoLA. BoLA is kind of a push especially for your first trip. Day 2 down to Mulege or Loreto. Day 3...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,133
Posted By MJS
What are you riding and what are your interests?...

What are you riding and what are your interests? The ability to ride some dirt roads opens up a lot of additional possibilities.
Forum: Face plant 12-14-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,020
Posted By MJS
You have to get to a clinic or hospital BEFORE...

You have to get to a clinic or hospital BEFORE MedJet will transport you. MedJet is not primary transport or rescue insurance. That doesn't make it bad (we have it) but it won't get your ass out of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 225,155
Posted By MJS
Nice RR, brought back a bunch of memories. I...

Nice RR, brought back a bunch of memories. I liked your sense of sarcasm.



I feel the same way. :eek1



Time for another road trip :lol3
Forum: Latin America 12-12-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 19,228
Posted By MJS
7pm is probably to late to stop. You want to...

7pm is probably to late to stop. You want to stop while you still have at least an hour of daylight left. You need to find your hotel, check in, ride around looking for secure parking (you may have...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-12-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By MJS
Where are you going to start your trip from? That...

Where are you going to start your trip from? That may have an impact on available bikes. Since it sounds like you're talking about buying a used bike, I would suggest you should try and come up with...
Forum: Americas 12-08-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,270
Posted By MJS
Not possible as you need to present your passport...

Not possible as you need to present your passport to the immigration officer for the entrada stamp. It usually only takes us about 15 minutes, unless there's a bus in front of us or an RV tour.
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,270
Posted By MJS
I never turn mine in either when leaving. I...

I never turn mine in either when leaving. I thought that it may be important to do now that they stamp your passport when entering. Apparently not as when we flew out of Cancun last week the...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,270
Posted By MJS
You need insurance, can be bought online. And a...

You need insurance, can be bought online. And a tourist visa, get at the border crossing. Nothing else unless you're going to mainland on the ferry.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9,493
Views: 1,462,977
Posted By MJS
The levers should fit. The splines may be tight...

The levers should fit. The splines may be tight but you can use a small screwdriver to spread the clamp so the lever will slide on easier. It won't take much. Tap the screwdriver in lightly with a...
Forum: Vendors 11-29-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 84,325
Posted By MJS
DC, I have played around with various LED...

DC,

I have played around with various LED types in the Hella 90mm projectors. I can tell you that the biggest problem is that the LED base does not "clock" correctly in the Hella projector. The...
Forum: Vendors 11-22-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 273,029
Posted By MJS
LEDs are temperature sensitive components....

LEDs are temperature sensitive components. Excessive heat will shorten or kill the life of an LED. The fan is part of the thermal management of the LED chips.

The total heat generated is a product...
Forum: Vendors 11-13-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 204,245
Posted By MJS
FYI, electrons flow from the negative lead to the...

FYI, electrons flow from the negative lead to the positive lead. The LED dimmers work by rapidly switching the power on and off. The variation in on vs off time is what you perceive as a difference...
Forum: Vendors 11-13-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,236
Posted By MJS
Abs model will have all of the following: Abs...

Abs model will have all of the following:
Abs ring both wheels
Speed sensor both wheels
Abs disable button on handlebar left switch cluster
Abs module on right side of bike behind brake reservoir...
Forum: Racing 11-13-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 44,997
Posted By MJS
Well, if you were listening to the cluster fuck...

Well, if you were listening to the cluster fuck that was happening when Kurt crashed (till they killed it), you can guess why they don't want a live feed.
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