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Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,522
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Most likely, that whole area will get filled,...

Most likely, that whole area will get filled, re-drilled and then tapped. I can't imagine being able to successfully weld that little piece back in place. Even if possible, the existing threads...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,522
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Crank bearing alignment

Won't the two locating dowels between the cases keep the alignment issue in check?
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,545
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I don't know how stators have failed for the XR;...

I don't know how stators have failed for the XR; broken wire winding, short between windings, short to ground, etc. But as long as the ignition coil didn't fail, you're not dead in the water, just...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,545
Posted By Cpt. Ron
You must have some background knowledge about...

You must have some background knowledge about this stator manufacturer to make the claim their QA/QC isn't up to par with the big name brands....please share. Notice, I'm not saying you're wrong or...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,545
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Not sure which 'remarks' stink.....i thought I've...

Not sure which 'remarks' stink.....i thought I've been pretty straightforward with my questions and statements.

I won't argue that down under is a good place to test equipment. But so is Nevada...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,545
Posted By Cpt. Ron
And all I asked for was some backup information...

And all I asked for was some backup information to stand behind your negative attitude about the stator that was mentioned. We haven't seen that.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,545
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Thank you for the data point.

Thank you for the data point.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-11-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,885
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Tube in tire first, with enough air in it to give...

Tube in tire first, with enough air in it to give it shape. Tire vertical, valve stem at the bottom, pull enough of the tube out to get the valve stem into hole of the rim, attach valve stem nut...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,545
Posted By Cpt. Ron
By responding, it sure seems like you care. ...

By responding, it sure seems like you care.

So what will split, the stator or the radiator? Got any proof of that, or are you just spouting off without having any actual experience or facts?
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,545
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I agree. But fear of a part failure does not...

I agree. But fear of a part failure does not make a part fail. My point in this is that no one knows about this particular stator, so no one can say that it is inferior to others that have more run...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,545
Posted By Cpt. Ron
So you have no experience to stand behind your...

So you have no experience to stand behind your suggestion that it's worthless. Lovely. Thanks for your input.

I have no need to buy one either, and you don't see me making claims about it one...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,545
Posted By Cpt. Ron
So you've installed one of those?

So you've installed one of those?
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,545
Posted By Cpt. Ron
You mean put the transmission in a high gear and...

You mean put the transmission in a high gear and then use the rear brake to hold it? Or use a high gear and a large piece of wood (or something similar) through the rear spokes?

No problem with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,545
Posted By Cpt. Ron
It's also been my experience that a good pumper...

It's also been my experience that a good pumper carb out-performs most tunes of the stock carb when it comes to economy, and more importantly the off-idle stumble. My recent switch back to the stock...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Strictly speaking about the picture posted, the...

Strictly speaking about the picture posted, the torque applied to the torque wrench will be the same as that applied to the fastener. Meaning, if the applied torque application point is moved along...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,338
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 291,104
Posted By Cpt. Ron
XR650R stocker?

XR650R stocker?
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,338
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 291,104
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I guess old dogs DO learn new tricks. I've heard...

I guess old dogs DO learn new tricks. I've heard about this issue so much, I've ALWAYS checked for this issue.

I guess I should say thank you to you all.

Of course, those of us with KTM's and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,545
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Or too loose:deal

Or too loose:deal
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,338
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 291,104
Posted By Cpt. Ron
But in the heat of the moment....

But in the heat of the moment....
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,338
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 291,104
Posted By Cpt. Ron
And then try to use a twist drill to "open 'er up...

And then try to use a twist drill to "open 'er up just a tad", right?
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,545
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I've gone through two in the last couple of...

I've gone through two in the last couple of rides.....
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By Cpt. Ron
How about a half cover? ...

How about a half cover?

http://www.motorcycletoystore.com/sport/images/uploads/covermax-halfcover.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,545
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Valve guides should be reamed (precision drilled)...

Valve guides should be reamed (precision drilled) to match the diameter of the valve going in it, plus a little clearance. The reaming is done after they are pressed into the head since the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-11-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Have you reworked the suspension at all? ...

Have you reworked the suspension at all? Preventing the forks from bottoming out will go a long way in preventing this from happening again.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Electrochemical corrosion, 'rust', is an...

Electrochemical corrosion, 'rust', is an electrical process. Think of chrome plating, just in reverse. For this to happen, you need to have metal....duh....and an electrolyte. That can be any form...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-08-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Heat transfer ability and insulation are...

Heat transfer ability and insulation are competing interests. Transferring heat is not what I (or we in the Orange Crush) are looking for when it comes to our exhaust systems. I don't mean to...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By Cpt. Ron
My ipad won't let me imbed.... ...

My ipad won't let me imbed....

http://youtu.be/2mSd5t2n3ck
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By Cpt. Ron
2-into-1 conversion with FMF silencer, but stock...

2-into-1 conversion with FMF silencer, but stock headers. Smog plumbing removed by the previous owner.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Oxidation is a form of corrosion. Iron (or...

Oxidation is a form of corrosion. Iron (or materials containing a lot of iron, like mild steel) converts to iron oxide, I.e. Rust

http://www.learner.org/courses/envsci/visual/img_lrg/oxidation.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I've put smaller diameter of that stuff around...

I've put smaller diameter of that stuff around the rear brake hose to try save the fluid from the heat of single track. I also plan to put it on the fuel line from the fuel pump up to the carbs. I...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By Cpt. Ron
To those that say wraps kill the pipe, I agree to...

To those that say wraps kill the pipe, I agree to that extent. The fiberglass acts as sponge, holding moisture against the pipe material causing corrosion. However, with ceramic coating, explain to...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Ceramic coating AND pipe wrap kills the pipe? ...

Ceramic coating AND pipe wrap kills the pipe? How?
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Ceramic AND exhaust wrap? I've done wrap on...

Ceramic AND exhaust wrap?

I've done wrap on my XR, and had a big drop in radiated heat. With Ti headers, there's no issue with pipe corrosion.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Exhaust wrap

In my quest to reduce radiated heat to my leg and rear brake, I coated my exhaust with a ceramic coating. Not good enough.....

What's your thought on wrapping the pipe with exhaust wrap? I know...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-07-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By Cpt. Ron
+1. I've seen mud in my master cylinder after a...

+1. I've seen mud in my master cylinder after a long weekend with mud holes thrown in. The vent was sucking muddy water inside. Also, these rear brakes get roasted by heat, so change the fluid...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-07-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 111,156
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Plated XR350R

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/4597678996.html

$600obo. These are great trail bikes! If you can find a larger tank, you can ride these anywhere.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-07-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 111,156
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Gamma anyone?

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/4604564746.html


For $12k.......he must be using some special blendzall.....

http://images.craigslist.org/00q0q_5vGFhxFfzUv_600x450.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,545
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I think one of these is just like the one that BD...

I think one of these is just like the one that BD sells...

http://www.procycle.us/dskits/dskit.htm#switches
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 08-05-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I showed YOU something new!? I think that's a...

I showed YOU something new!? I think that's a first.....

I'll be riding some of that in a month...as long as Lassen and Plumas NF's don't burn up.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22,185
Views: 2,688,545
Posted By Cpt. Ron
It's yours!

It's yours!
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