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Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5,297
Views: 1,370,670
Posted By Ranger Ron
I was predisposed to thinking the air box is...

I was predisposed to thinking the air box is important in providing a consistent intake tract velocity and therefore consistent jetting. So, I did an unscientific test with my KLX250S (351). With...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 1,825,559
Posted By Ranger Ron
My KLR is my street bike (I'm on my third KLR). ...

My KLR is my street bike (I'm on my third KLR). After over 130,000 miles on the bikes combined, Shinko 705's are now my "go to" tires. I get about 13,000 miles out of a rear. They are so...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,709
Posted By Ranger Ron
The gear indicator uses two inputs. One is from...

The gear indicator uses two inputs. One is from the hall sensor on the front wheel which supplies a single pulse for each wheel revolution. The other input is from the ignition coil which supplies...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By Ranger Ron
That works with normal rubber grips, I doubt it...

That works with normal rubber grips, I doubt it would work with Oxfords.

Oxford heated grips have hard plastic sleeves inside, sort of like pieces of PVC pipe.

Ron
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By Ranger Ron
I've had some success with just grabbing the grip...

I've had some success with just grabbing the grip and turning.

I was able to get another grip off that was attached with epoxy, but not by just gripping and turning. I removed the clutch lever...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,709
Posted By Ranger Ron
Sure don't, Joe. Seems like the ones with the...

Sure don't, Joe. Seems like the ones with the sensor inside the tire (not on the outside of the stem) would be the hot setup, though.

Ron
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-18-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,851
Posted By Ranger Ron
The violet wire needs to be at ground potential...

The violet wire needs to be at ground potential for the cruise to stay engaged. When it is connected to the brake light bulb it is grounded through the filament as long as no voltage is applied to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 1,825,559
Posted By Ranger Ron
I've never advertised/marketed them. The vast...

I've never advertised/marketed them. The vast majority have been used for industrial purposes. The last production run is about depleted and I'm not sure if I'll do another. I think Happy-Trail...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 1,825,559
Posted By Ranger Ron
Interesting about the CVS. It appears they...

Interesting about the CVS. It appears they essentially copied my design (Chargalert) but are unable to match the accuracy. :eek1

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12,175
Views: 2,651,470
Posted By Ranger Ron
Hmmm. I thought the Tour de France was pedal...

Hmmm. I thought the Tour de France was pedal only. :lol3

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 1,825,559
Posted By Ranger Ron
Exactamundo!

Exactamundo!
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12,175
Views: 2,651,470
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, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
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, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
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, 06:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,416
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, 06:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,416
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, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
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, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 1,825,559
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, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,416
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, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 1,825,559
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, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 1,825,559
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, 06:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,709
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, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,173,211
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, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
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, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 1,825,559
Posted By Ranger Ron
It's home made. :wink: Ron :D

It's home made. :wink:

Ron :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 1,825,559
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, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 1,825,559
Posted By Ranger Ron
No. It's a PIC. Ron

No. It's a PIC.

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 1,825,559
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, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 1,825,559
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, 11:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,709
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, 06:36 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 53,084
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, 06:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,172
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, 03:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 53,084
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, 02:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,172
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, 02:07 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 29,216
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, 07:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,546
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, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,546
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, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16,257
Views: 1,825,559
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, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,167
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, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
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...
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