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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15,949
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Posted By Ranger Ron
Exactamundo!

Exactamundo!
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12,090
Views: 2,623,181
Posted By Ranger Ron
Not sure what year your KLX is or if it is...

Not sure what year your KLX is or if it is carbureted or injected.

My 2006 is carbureted. I did the 351 and used the oem exhaust while I waited for a KLX300 exhaust to become available. With the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,190
Posted By Ranger Ron
:lol3 Know what you mean. Towards the end...

:lol3 Know what you mean.

Towards the end of summer there are hoards of yellow horned caterpillars (sphinx moth) that emerge. Some years there so many that the roads look like they are painted...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,190
Posted By Ranger Ron
One of the advantages to being in the low desert...

One of the advantages to being in the low desert is that we don't have many deer here. The ones we do have, though are mule deer. And they are big.

Ron
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-20-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ranger Ron
Thanks, Brian. The long stream of traffic...

Thanks, Brian.

The long stream of traffic thing is pretty much a non-issue unless the stop/go speed gets above15mph. The signals stay on below that speed to allow for just that kind of situation....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-19-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ranger Ron
That would work. Although I imagine that most...

That would work. Although I imagine that most bikes that don't have speedo cables have VSS sensors (vehicle speed).

Ron
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,190
Posted By Ranger Ron
Commuting - Close Encounters Of The Animal Kind

I have about a 35 mile (one way) commute. About 2/3 of of it crosses an Indian reservation on rural two lane roads.

Over the years I've encountered quite an assortment of animals/birds that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15,949
Views: 1,781,159
Posted By Ranger Ron
A motorcycle cop at the gas station last night...

A motorcycle cop at the gas station last night asked the same thing!

This is my third KLR. The first was a 2001 , the second a 2008, and this one, the 2013. I put about 35,000 miles on the 2001...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ranger Ron
Auto Canceling Turn Signals

My turn signals now cancel automatically.

They are controlled by a circuit board and its accompanying program. Cancel decisions are made by interpreting speed changes and timing. A speed sensor...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15,949
Views: 1,781,159
Posted By Ranger Ron
It's got kind of an orange cast to it. You may...

It's got kind of an orange cast to it. You may be able to see it bette here:

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/KLR_zps90fb6add.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15,949
Views: 1,781,159
Posted By Ranger Ron
Get a 2013. It's the only year you can get this...

Get a 2013. It's the only year you can get this color:

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/PunkinCenter_zps2b476630.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,630
Posted By Ranger Ron
I think I'm finished with the gas gauge gizmo...

I think I'm finished with the gas gauge gizmo now. :evil


I added a gear indicator. In this pic it is showing "NEU".
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10,245
Views: 2,149,825
Posted By Ranger Ron
http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEqu...

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/PieChart_zps3ccca490.png (http://s1355.photobucket.com/user/PlanetEquipment/media/PieChart_zps3ccca490.png.html)

Ron :lol3
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By Ranger Ron
I did a combined SS1000 and BB1500 on this bike...

I did a combined SS1000 and BB1500 on this bike using Sweet Cheeks.

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/Sundad1_zps5b9ac8f2.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15,949
Views: 1,781,159
Posted By Ranger Ron
It's home made. :wink: Ron :D

It's home made. :wink:

Ron :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15,949
Views: 1,781,159
Posted By Ranger Ron
I filled the tank then drained a tenth of a...

I filled the tank then drained a tenth of a gallon at a time, recording the voltage on the pressure sensor at each tenth. From that I made a look-up table. Doing that made the shape of the tank...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15,949
Views: 1,781,159
Posted By Ranger Ron
No. It's a PIC. Ron

No. It's a PIC.

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15,949
Views: 1,781,159
Posted By Ranger Ron
Some of you gadget freaks (myself included) out...

Some of you gadget freaks (myself included) out there might find this interesting...

It started out as just a gas gauge, but I've since added more features.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15,949
Views: 1,781,159
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: 70
Views: 7,630
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: 52,817
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: 3,059
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: 52,817
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: 3,059
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: 278
Views: 27,995
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: 1,488
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: 1,488
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: 15,949
Views: 1,781,159
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: 1,104
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: 742
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: 12,090
Views: 2,623,181
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: 70
Views: 7,630
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: 70
Views: 7,630
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: 2,076
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: 2,076
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: 70
Views: 7,630
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: 70
Views: 7,630
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: 70
Views: 7,630
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: 70
Views: 7,630
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: 70
Views: 7,630
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...
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