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Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20,604
Views: 2,372,695
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I think you'll find that the part of the axle...

I think you'll find that the part of the axle that goes through the right fork leg (left side of your picture), is a larger diameter than what goes through the wheel bearings. The spacer you...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-09-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I owned a Hawk GT from '92 through '07 (put over...

I owned a Hawk GT from '92 through '07 (put over 65k on it myself) . When I first got into dirt bikes then adventure bikes, I kept thinking, this Hawk could make the perfect base for a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I'd put in the new clutch pack for this trip and...

I'd put in the new clutch pack for this trip and save the old one for a spare for later. If you're really worried about carrying SOMETHING on this trip, carry one spare steel plate that you can...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20,604
Views: 2,372,695
Posted By Cpt. Ron
First off, the switch didn't "try to take down". ...

First off, the switch didn't "try to take down". You had a part break, most likely from poor construction. And you can't blame the technology (hydraulic switches) just because you had two failures...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20,604
Views: 2,372,695
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I've put a lot of miles on mine since the last...

I've put a lot of miles on mine since the last big service like this. And every time an opportunity comes up, the BRP is always ready for "just one more ride, then I'll fix/replace/lube....."
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20,604
Views: 2,372,695
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I know the feeling. Mine snowballed on me. The...

I know the feeling. Mine snowballed on me. The work started with a leaking fork seal. That turned into acquiring a used slider to replace the cracked and DENTED one that tore up the bushings...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-03-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Quick Disconnect O-rings

I'm using the CPC quick disconnects on my BMW, which I believe is a 5/16" size. It uses -011 o-rings. Got mine in the 75 durometer Viton flavor from McMaster-Carr
Forum: Orange Crush 04-02-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By Cpt. Ron
+1 A bag of 100 of those o-rings is stuck to the...

+1 A bag of 100 of those o-rings is stuck to the garage refrigerator door. I change them every time those QD's are used (on my RTP, the tank doesn't come off that often).
Forum: Face plant 04-02-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,902
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Yup, it happens. Luckily I haven't died from one...

Yup, it happens. Luckily I haven't died from one yet:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2542864&postcount=81

And even death from a pheasant:...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Cpt. Ron
To legally ride it on any public land in CA, the...

To legally ride it on any public land in CA, the bike needs to be registered.
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By Cpt. Ron
R1150xx Gearbox Noise/Lash

My RTP has been making noise while cruising at neutral throttle on the highway, mostly notably above 4k rpms. If I accelerate or decelerate, there is no noise. I first thought of a rod knock, but...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20,604
Views: 2,372,695
Posted By Cpt. Ron
That starter is obviously defective. You should...

That starter is obviously defective. You should get rid of it.....Send it to me and I'll dispose of it for your...:rofl


A hesitant Edlebrock is likely the accelerator pump being plugged or not...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20,604
Views: 2,372,695
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Besides the obvious extra fuel, the Acerbis also...

Besides the obvious extra fuel, the Acerbis also protects the radiators. Some complain that the Acerbis 'wings' are wider than the smaller tanks and make it uncomfortable. I just stand more....When...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,716
Posted By Cpt. Ron
French Gulch Hotel, Sundays: The Ultimate...

French Gulch Hotel, Sundays: The Ultimate Brunch.

http://www.frenchgulchhotelbandb.com/frenchgulchhotelbandb.com/Sunday_Brunch.html

If that doesn't fill you up.....:huh
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20,604
Views: 2,372,695
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Yup, sheepskins are amazing. I've got one for my...

Yup, sheepskins are amazing. I've got one for my KTM for all of the reasons you state above. All day in the saddle is an easy option with one of those. Silly looking? Didn't notice or care since I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 107,125
Posted By Cpt. Ron
How does pointing out other people's bad behavior...

How does pointing out other people's bad behavior justify your own?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 107,125
Posted By Cpt. Ron
How is the fact that people are paying for a tour...

How is the fact that people are paying for a tour versus free-riding relevant to the riding conditions in Death Valley? Sure, I may have my "panties in a bunch" about people clogging this thread...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 107,125
Posted By Cpt. Ron
How was it misleading? And more importantly, so...

How was it misleading? And more importantly, so what? He asked a specific question about RIDING CONDITIONS in Death Valley. That's the title of the thread. If you have issues with group rides...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 72,783
Posted By Cpt. Ron
PM sent, so we don't clutter up this thread.

PM sent, so we don't clutter up this thread.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 72,783
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Or it could be just the plug from the pump to...

Or it could be just the plug from the pump to your wiring harness. I'd start there, first. I have a Facet on mine and haven't had this problem with water crossings.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20,604
Views: 2,372,695
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Yup. Remove what you can during the process, but...

Yup. Remove what you can during the process, but don't fret. Once the strainer is back in place at the bottom of the frame/reservoir, none of those aluminum chips will make it through to the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 90,334
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Yes, he has: ...

Yes, he has:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21002805&postcount=530

And from what I remember of a buddy that knows the guy and the bikes, they're a bit on the 'spendy' side.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 166,563
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Now THAT is data. Hell, I don't know if I even...

Now THAT is data. Hell, I don't know if I even have that post saved.....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 72,783
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I've done it a couple of times. It can be dusty...

I've done it a couple of times. It can be dusty and crowded depending on your route and time of departure, especially on Saturday. I've done enough riding in the area now that I don't feel the need...
Forum: Face plant 03-01-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,482
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Yeah, she was a pain if I recall correctly.... ...

Yeah, she was a pain if I recall correctly....

http://cdn.trendhunterstatic.com/thumbs/double-suspension.jpeg
Forum: Face plant 03-01-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,482
Posted By Cpt. Ron
"On your knees, bitch!"?

"On your knees, bitch!"?
Forum: Face plant 03-01-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,482
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Progress! When it comes to getting back in...

Progress!

When it comes to getting back in shape, don't forget leg day!! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20,604
Views: 2,372,695
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I believe it's the size of the holes. ...

I believe it's the size of the holes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v154/jws840/68pilots.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 930
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Google maps shows a path through there, but you...

Google maps shows a path through there, but you won't know for sure until you have wheels on the ground. I do know that you can connect from 359 at Whiskey Flat (your turn off of 359) southeast to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-22-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,193
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Good to hear this has a happy ending. Tom, I'd...

Good to hear this has a happy ending. Tom, I'd like to here your story:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=895434
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20,604
Views: 2,372,695
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I would definitely do the valving at both ends. ...

I would definitely do the valving at both ends. At a minimum, do it yourself with one of Borynack's recipes. The forks are straightforward, the shock a little more involved, especially filling with...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 72,783
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Call ahead of time first, just to be sure it's...

Call ahead of time first, just to be sure it's open. The website currently says open, but one of my contacts in Foresthill said it's closed.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20,604
Views: 2,372,695
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Not that I have a lot of personal experience,...

Not that I have a lot of personal experience, it's been brought to my attention, in the past, that their customer service is top notch. The Baja Designs stator on my bike is running strong since I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-15-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 72,783
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Well, you missed a prime opportunity.... We...

Well, you missed a prime opportunity....

We edgumecated markrmark about changing his tire air twice seasonally, that the muffler bearings need lubrication, and the blinker fluid needs topping...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,200
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Views: 254,432
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Wow, that about takes the cake. I can see a carb...

Wow, that about takes the cake. I can see a carb rebuild due that mistake, but not a whole engine rebuild. :rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 72,783
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Saturday Tech Day...

Just confirmed, markmark is coming over to mi casa to learn how to change tires and oil on his bike. Bike Guy says he's coming over, too. Two dealers and Cycle Gear within a couple of miles, as...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 72,783
Posted By Cpt. Ron
markmark?

markmark?
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20,604
Views: 2,372,695
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Ahhh, I see the plan now. Fresh bike from...

Ahhh, I see the plan now. Fresh bike from top-to-bottom. Personally, I'd go with what bike you want to ride down south, not which one is cheapest to set up. You don't want to be riding down there...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20,604
Views: 2,372,695
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I'd budget about $500 for parts and labor for top...

I'd budget about $500 for parts and labor for top end work. Parts would include new valves, guides and seals all the way around, new rings and gaskets. The labor is for installing new guides and...
Forum: Face plant 02-13-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,482
Posted By Cpt. Ron
If getting off solo is a challenge, you're doing...

If getting off solo is a challenge, you're doing it wrong. :huh
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