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Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 746
Views: 104,253
Posted By MJS
I think you could have skipped the calculations...

I think you could have skipped the calculations and used that time to disassemble the forks. That's probably the only way to figure out what's going on.

There should be some preload on the...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 23,441
Posted By MJS
Racing is not affected. We're talking about...

Racing is not affected. We're talking about emissions regulated vehicles.



True that. But it's getting harder to buy any aftermarket parts that might alter emissions or noise locally in...
Forum: Racing 10-20-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 49,921
Posted By MJS
That's Chilly's perspective and he's entitled to...

That's Chilly's perspective and he's entitled to it. But he was not a part of the organizers discussions and he is only speculating on what happened behind closed doors. I can tell you that part of...
Forum: Americas 10-20-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By MJS
Please read that link again. A FMM is required...

Please read that link again. A FMM is required for any visit over 72 hours. By my math, 4 days in San Felipe is over that time limit. Now in reality, no one is likely going to stop you and ask for...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-18-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By MJS
The 276, 376 and 478 have all been put on the "...

The 276, 376 and 478 have all been put on the " no longer supported" list by Garmin. I thought that meant no repair, no tech support and no map updates.

And I own one of each. While my Montana is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-18-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,506
Posted By MJS
Since this is turning into a political thread, in...

Since this is turning into a political thread, in case you missed it http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/10/16/4542949/party-of-the-rich-in-congress.html
Forum: Trip Planning 10-17-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By MJS
As an engineer you are probably expecting logical...

As an engineer you are probably expecting logical answers. You should realize there is nothing logical about bureaucracy.

Plenty of people do want to come to the USA and the country has laws to...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,202
Posted By MJS
We agree completely :freaky

We agree completely :freaky
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,202
Posted By MJS
Eh? Correct that the strut is under compression but I...

Correct that the strut is under compression but I believe the horizontal arrow is drawn backward. The major load will try to pull the shelf away from the wall. In reality there will be both...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By MJS
It's fine for me. I am running an 18" rim with a...

It's fine for me. I am running an 18" rim with a D908. That's a bit taller than the 17" so with the 3.0 the drive ratio is just a bit lower than stock. Bike is better than stock for low speed work...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By MJS
FD ratio in HP2 is same as 05/06 GS and GSA,...

FD ratio in HP2 is same as 05/06 GS and GSA, 2.82:1 HP2 housing is different color than GS but the 05/06 FD should fit and work fine on the HP2.

The ABS "ring" on the FD ring gear drives the HP2...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 15,191
Posted By MJS
Look carefully and it appears there are clutch...

Look carefully and it appears there are clutch basket engagement tabs missing from the friction discs (clutch lining). The steel discs, clutch hub and basket appear to have suffered damage caused by...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 746
Views: 104,253
Posted By MJS
Thoughts about the fork lengths. Have you...

Thoughts about the fork lengths.

Have you laided the forks on the ground next to each other and inserted the axle? Then compared the top clamps and dust seals to each other for difference? Might...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By MJS
From what you describe it sounds like your street...

From what you describe it sounds like your street tires will be fine. Drop the pressure down to 22 - 25 lbs. beware that if it's rocky that lower pressures will increase the chance of rim damage,...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By MJS
I've done it on my 05GS. I did not change any...

I've done it on my 05GS. I did not change any hydraulic parts other than lines.

Hydraulics are very simple. What you really want to compare are the diameter(s) of the master cylinder and...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-10-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By MJS
Not a world traveler visiting the US but... As I...

Not a world traveler visiting the US but... As I understand this from British friends that have been through it, you need to be out of the USA for a minimum of 6 months or more (I might be wrong...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,592
Posted By MJS
Dealers are allocated inventory units based on...

Dealers are allocated inventory units based on prior sales. Find a larger dealer (one with more sales volume, not necessarily floor space) and you'll probably find someone more willing to work with...
Forum: Vendors 10-07-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 195,897
Posted By MJS
Update to my earlier post about Hella 90mm...

Update to my earlier post about Hella 90mm projector.

The thought occurred to me that since I have an extra 90mm high beam assembly I didn't have anything to loose, I might as well try modifying...
Forum: Racing 10-07-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By MJS
Great write up and really cool to get your...

Great write up and really cool to get your perspective. I would have really liked to have seen the Ensenada start and finish (instead of a computer screen :lol3). It was great to see your bike...
Forum: Vendors 10-06-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 195,897
Posted By MJS
It was in a rally style fairing although not a...

It was in a rally style fairing although not a Lynx. I am using a Hella 90mm low beam projector (black housing) and a 90mm high beam projector (brown housing)
...
Forum: Vendors 10-06-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 195,897
Posted By MJS
Hella projectors

No go for the H9 / H11 in the Hella 90mm high beam projector. I'll get some pics up later but a couple of issues.

1)The LED bulb base is too large a diameter to fit in the high beam reflector...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 746
Views: 104,253
Posted By MJS
That is exactly what the ring is for. Some forks...

That is exactly what the ring is for. Some forks (like late model KTMs) use a plastic clamp ring for the same purpose.
Forum: Racing 09-10-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 49,921
Posted By MJS
I understand what you're saying but you do...

I understand what you're saying but you do realize it is a marketing poster / press release, not the rules or regs. "No gps" simply means no gps assistance to the rider.

Have we beat this to...
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,675
Posted By MJS
Take some lessons. There is a lot of...

Take some lessons.

There is a lot of benefits to having an experienced coach observe your riding and correct things. Just be sure to find a class appropriate for your skill level. IOW, don't...
Forum: Racing 09-09-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 49,921
Posted By MJS
GPS is required to record your track however (as...

GPS is required to record your track however (as I understand it) the GPS is wiped clean of maps and tracks prior to the start. It is only used to verify your course and speed at the end of each day.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,766
Posted By MJS
I think you need to research the Parallels...

I think you need to research the Parallels product a bit more. I've been running it on a Mac for years and there's no annual fee. There is an upgrade fee if you wish to upgrade versions but that's...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-05-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,906
Posted By MJS
My $.02 After spending some time this summer...

My $.02

After spending some time this summer traveling with our toy box and two KTM dual sports my wife and I have come to some agreement on what we'd want if we were to go full time.

First,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 1,097,664
Posted By MJS
DID is a good chain. Once you buy a rivet tool...

DID is a good chain. Once you buy a rivet tool and learn to use it, you'll prefer it over clip type master links (Well, maybe not but I do :lol3).

Actually, when replacing the chain it is a good...
Forum: Americas 09-03-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,613
Posted By MJS
Road info in Baja is in a constant flux. IMHO,...

Road info in Baja is in a constant flux. IMHO, any information that is more than a couple of months old is suspect. That's because Baja is rapidly becoming paved over (well the heavily traveled...
Forum: Americas 08-26-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By MJS
Baja is your option for riding on / near the...

Baja is your option for riding on / near the beach. So Cal is traffic and cars by the beach, you'll have to head to the desert / mountains for riding. And Oct can still be hot in the inland areas....
Forum: Vendors 08-26-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 195,897
Posted By MJS
Do you have any info about an H9?. Didn't see...

Do you have any info about an H9?. Didn't see anything on your site (and I've haven't read every post in this thread).

Thanks,

Mark
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-24-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By MJS
Being within 45 minutes of downtown LA is going...

Being within 45 minutes of downtown LA is going to severely limit where you can live unless you're commuting in the middle of the night. Fontana / Ontario and OC are probably 2 hour commutes each...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 992
Posted By MJS
I'm a ways north of you but have a pro model (no...

I'm a ways north of you but have a pro model (no VIN limitation) if you get desperate or up this way.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 1,097,664
Posted By MJS
The bubble is a good starting point however I...

The bubble is a good starting point however I purposely did not mention that. Like a lot of things suspension tuning has a bit of personal preference in it.

I like to set the sag using the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7,063
Views: 1,097,664
Posted By MJS
The pressure in the air shock should be adjusted...

The pressure in the air shock should be adjusted to set the rear sag at the proper height for your weight. Running it to low or high has a negative effect on bike handling. Especially off road.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By MJS
3 Bros.

3 Bros.
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 52,824
Posted By MJS
H11 / h9 ?

I've been looking to try an LED source in some Hella 90mm projectors. These were originally equipped with H9 lamps and I currently have them fitted with 35W HID conversions. The HID stuff is all...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,397
Posted By MJS
There are some private instructors in the...

There are some private instructors in the Sacramento area that do some club / dealer events. You could do a private lesson if you had a small group of friends.

PM me if interested.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,448
Posted By MJS
+1 on the MC.

+1 on the MC.
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By MJS
Sorry I didn't see this earlier. I have both the...

Sorry I didn't see this earlier. I have both the RP2 and 3. Liners are not interchangeable. And the 2 is much better IMO.
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