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Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 10:37 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Don't remind me! Not quite. still...

Don't remind me!



Not quite. still working on how I'll incorporate it. Probably a rear bumper mount.
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2015, 07:18 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
I will get to Oz and NZ. I have been working...

I will get to Oz and NZ. I have been working EVERY day on this van. Its really starting to look good. Drivetrain is ready to go. Synthetic fluids in everything. New bearings/seals in the rear end....
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4,082
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Posted By RoninMoto
Not rattlecan! Leftover paint from my brother's...

Not rattlecan! Leftover paint from my brother's race car. Believe me, If I had KTM Orange, you know which color I would have chosen. But free is free.

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Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 11:41 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
I bet these wheels came from a KLR. Heavy and...

I bet these wheels came from a KLR. Heavy and steel. Maybe the KLR should be a dually because its so heavy :deal
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4,082
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Posted By RoninMoto
It was -18 F the other day. The van project was...

It was -18 F the other day. The van project was outside. No block heater plugged in and it started after cranking over a few times. I am pleasantly surprised how nice it starts in cold weather.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 03:48 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Funny message.

I got a message from a friend in Oz who I convinced to ride buy a 690.

"The 690 is a weapon. 2 kilometers on the clock and i almost had a run in with the highway patrol .. Blown away with this...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,082
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Posted By RoninMoto
Yeah. Its really is sad. Apparently the guys who...

Yeah. Its really is sad. Apparently the guys who were with him had to ride 7 km to get cell service. I would have pressed my spot emergency button right away had I been riding with them. I was...
Forum: Latin America 01-03-2015, 10:19 AM
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Views: 204
Posted By RoninMoto
Bike? Car? Van? Wanted in Argentina in March

Hey all.
A friend and I are going to be traveling around Argentina for the month of March 2015. I'm looking for a vehicle. Anything really that would be able to transport 2 people for a month. Buy...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4,082
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Posted By RoninMoto
1 UK gallon = 1.2 Us Gallon (my mileage would be...

1 UK gallon = 1.2 Us Gallon (my mileage would be 15.6 per uk gallon)
1 = $1.54
1 Liter = .26 us gallon = .22 uk gallon.

We are paying and average of $3.20 per US gallon right now. This is the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,082
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Posted By RoninMoto
This type of propane heater will introduce to...

This type of propane heater will introduce to much moisture into the cabin. With extended winter camping, condemnation is a huge issue. Especially when you are trying to dry wet snowboard cloths.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4,082
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Posted By RoninMoto
I figure even if the mileage and price of...

I figure even if the mileage and price of diesel... it will still be cheaper then hotel rooms every night in ski resorts. :deal

I'm not sure who can afford to pay $100+ a night. Plus, there will...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 01:46 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Yeah. Its a 7.3 IDI non turbo. She cruises 65 mph...

Yeah. Its a 7.3 IDI non turbo. She cruises 65 mph all day at just over 13 mpg. I was thinking this is pretty good because its a fricken sail. I looked at the diesel furnace but it was more expensive...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 12:12 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
I've been busy...

This thing made it from Mississippi to Minnesota with no drama.

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Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2014, 09:01 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Yeah, I couldn't get a straight answer on...

Yeah, I couldn't get a straight answer on Horizons from all the posts I read so I opted against it. Good to know its an option.
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2014, 09:45 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Yes. I'm behind on everything. If you look at my...

Yes. I'm behind on everything. If you look at my blog, I'm still in Indonesia. I'm 4 countries behind. I've been a naughty ADVer this season.
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
I was looking at World Nomads for a while but I...

I was looking at World Nomads for a while but I could never get a straight answer if Motorcycle injuries are covered. The other stuff covered by world Nomads are pretty good though.. Theft and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,168
Posted By RoninMoto
Great pics. It seems I'll have to go back. I was...

Great pics. It seems I'll have to go back. I was there for 3 months and it seems like I barely touched the tip of the iceberg.

Keep your tip up! Looks great!
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 02:26 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Getting to Birdsville.

July 25. Blue Mountain to outside Lithgow. 106 km
We had a few things to sort in the morning but we finally got on the road. It didn't matter if we only got a 100 km in the afternoon, we were...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 08:15 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
I would tell you I accept beer as payment, but I...

I would tell you I accept beer as payment, but I know Texas doesn't make any good beer :lol3

Glad I could help dude.
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 03:59 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Take your air box out man. Its 4 screws and a...

Take your air box out man. Its 4 screws and a hose clamp. then the shock will slide in very very easy.

It also looks like you removed the top and bottom mounting bolts for the tank. you only need...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Apparently its on a truck up to auckland. But...

Apparently its on a truck up to auckland. But probably it won't make it to Auckland in time to be in the container with all the redbull cars from the drift comp this last weekend. So it will ship...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 01:53 AM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Sydney

Ok. I'm finally writing again. Thanks for waiting.

July 9 July 25 Sidney/near Sidney.

I got into Australia fairly easy even though the security checks wanted to look at my passport and visa...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 08:44 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Realy is time.

Yesterday she finally died. Something happened in the motor and she wont turn over. Something mechanical. 135,000 km. she has done well. Seems she is as tired as me.

Now im trying to get her from...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 06:14 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
The earth roamer is a crazy rig. And I'd love...

The earth roamer is a crazy rig. And I'd love one.

The synchro cost way to much $$$ in the us. My goal is to not pay for accommodation the whole winter. Event when its really cold. I've camped in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 02:19 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
KLR of the van world? I sure hope not. Maybe I...

KLR of the van world? I sure hope not. Maybe I should have ponied up the extra cash for a sportsmobile. (I'm joking, no one is that rich)
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 04:45 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
I've decided to go back to the states in Dec...

I've decided to go back to the states in Dec instead of heading to south America. For the past couple months I've been racking my brain over what to do. So much so that I wasn't even really enjoying...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2014, 04:13 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Yup. NZ didn't skunk me. I'll finally have a...

Yup. NZ didn't skunk me. I'll finally have a computer tomorrow so hopefully over the next bit I can try to get some stuff caught up. I know I'm a few *months* behind. :rofl
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Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 08:32 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Yup. I've since replaced it with a cleanable...

Yup. I've since replaced it with a cleanable metal filter.
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 03:17 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
I did this in Russia about 60,000 km ago. I have...

I did this in Russia about 60,000 km ago. I have not seen a change in performance. I also (knock on wood) have never drown the bike. So maybe it helped? I also cut the insides of the cover out for...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4,082
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Posted By RoninMoto
Nice fish! I'm jealous. :rofl

Nice fish!

I'm jealous. :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 11:53 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
I'm in south island now. Did Arthur's pass...

I'm in south island now. Did Arthur's pass yesterday an had some sun finally. It was pretty amazing.
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 08:54 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
A quick update

I thought I had a x220 lenovo lined up but it fell through. I just ordered one on ebay and its getting shipped to NZ. I should have it in a week or 2.

In other news, I've put on 3,000 km since...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 20,642
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Posted By RoninMoto
Apparently the exhaust is much wider, like 12 mm...

Apparently the exhaust is much wider, like 12 mm instead of 9mm and they never go bad. The 640 has nut/bolt adjustable tappets. The 640 engine and 690 really don't have a lot in common.
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 08:59 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Quick update

I've been in Auckland for about a week. Tore into the bike and was pleasantly surprised by what I found. With 127,000 km on her, I replaced the valves, cam, rocker arms and new rings. The bore looked...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20,642
Views: 2,420,743
Posted By RoninMoto
Won't work. :rofl I sent a quick message to...

Won't work. :rofl

I sent a quick message to Gunnerbuck.. a 640 guru from BC to get some dimensions. 640 rollers are 20mm diameter and 690 are 19 mm. other than that, the intake roller is very very...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 20,642
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Posted By RoninMoto
Has anyone tried to replace the bearing on them?...

Has anyone tried to replace the bearing on them? I'm just curious. I might try to with my old set... I'll try to get the dimensions of the 640 rollers from a friend and see if it might work.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20,642
Views: 2,420,743
Posted By RoninMoto
I'm heading to South America next. I figure with...

I'm heading to South America next. I figure with the miles she has done, I needed to look. Plus, I had to replace my cam so I thought I would rebuild the head also. New valves and seats will go in.....
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20,642
Views: 2,420,743
Posted By RoninMoto
Calling on the wisdom...

So, I have my motor out right now and the head and barrel off. My piston and cylinder look amazing for 127,000 km.

My question when checking the connecting rod big end bearing. The Axial...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4,082
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Posted By RoninMoto
They know :D

They know :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 09:08 PM
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Posted By RoninMoto
Calling all Auckand and surrounding inmates...

I'm in Auckland now. I have the bike in pieces at York Street Mechanics.

I met these guys In Kazahk and they said to look them up when I got to NZ. Well I'm here now. Tuesday Oct. 7 I'll be doing...
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