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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 137,170
Posted By Cpt. Ron
No current knobs on the ground report, but I have...

No current knobs on the ground report, but I have this:

Sand Creek Road (Yolo County Road 41) has seasonal closures. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Well hello, Joe! My boys have spring break...

Well hello, Joe!

My boys have spring break coming up. Last year was Black Rock. This year I'm thinking of Middlegate. 3/30/15+ (pending our race schedule).

Me on the XR, Bryce on his 400EXC...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I'd love to help, but I'm in racing season...

I'd love to help, but I'm in racing season through at least April....
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
That looks like what Baja Designs used to sell...

That looks like what Baja Designs used to sell with their original dual sport kits. I don't think it's available anymore...at least not from sources I know of.

If you decide you want to change it...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By Cpt. Ron
x2

x2
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Interesting idea, I never would have thought to...

Interesting idea, I never would have thought to drill the piston like that.

Have you always used the same brake pads? What are they?
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Did you also remove the nut and washer that was...

Did you also remove the nut and washer that was under the top triple clamp (the ones right on top of the top bearing)?
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
With the stock carb and an Edelbrock, I've turned...

With the stock carb and an Edelbrock, I've turned up the idle a turn or so (no tools needed). With the stock carb, I also use the choke. With the Edelbrock, a couple of pumps of the throttle is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-26-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 137,170
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Lemming....

Lemming....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-26-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 158,341
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I rode my 950 on that single track for just the...

I rode my 950 on that single track for just the same reason. Yes, it bypasses the baby heads, but puts you further south of Ballarat. If you pay attention (unlike me...) it will be a piece of cake....
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Yup, that Motul 660 is what I've used on my 950. ...

Yup, that Motul 660 is what I've used on my 950. It's better, but I still have issues like you guys with your XRR. My 950 brake gets hot and then the brake fades badly. The proximity of the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I certainly wouldn't do it for the steering head...

I certainly wouldn't do it for the steering head bearings. It will take a LOT of grease to fill that cavity. In my view, with any of the bearings on the XRR, there isn't enough rotation to evenly...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Can't say I've experienced it on my XRR. At...

Can't say I've experienced it on my XRR. At least nothing compared to my 950...that rear brake just downright sucks. Anyway, have you tried a complete flush with a quality brake fluid? Switching...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Don't encourage him..... :freaky

Don't encourage him..... :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Locally, I've done 50-80 mile slogs. On two...

Locally, I've done 50-80 mile slogs. On two occasions, I rode it from SoCal to Utah in two days (and then back). That trip my gear was hauled for me. Larryboy rode his from Sacramento to Death...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-14-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 137,170
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I had a feeling I knew where it was.....Went to...

I had a feeling I knew where it was.....Went to Google Maps and my first guess was within a hundred yards....Sum' bitch. Add me to the crowd that didn't know there was a marker there, and it's been...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,481
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 338,301
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Before removing the drain screws from an older...

Before removing the drain screws from an older pair of forks, be sure to note the schrader valve on the fork cap and relieve the air pressure. If you don't, at least make sure you do so in a very...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
"Several of the groupees have removed their...

"Several of the groupees have removed their judder springs from the clutch pack, replacing it with another fiber plate. The reason for doing so is to prolong clutch life (I don't believe it would...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
From here: ...

From here:
http://www.xr650rforum.com/t1086-best-static-sag-and-ride-height-mesurements-for-the-brp

"Setting your race sag:

Starting out with your bike on a stand so, both tires are off the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 158,341
Posted By Cpt. Ron
And to add to that, be prepared to turn around if...

And to add to that, be prepared to turn around if things are too sketchy FOR YOU. Don't let your schedule or fuel levels force your hand to power through. Conditions change all the time, so you may...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Railroad property. Technically, no public access...

Railroad property. Technically, no public access or easement. Realistically, ride smart and safe and watch out for RR Police.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264650
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Jester, knowing the history of your bike, I...

Jester, knowing the history of your bike, I highly recommend getting the measurement of the piston/bore clearance. Even with a new piston, you're still going to need to get the bore measurement to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Piston

If the couple of scratches below the ring grooves on the piston skirt are not huge and don't have high spots to wear on the cylinder bore, why replace it just for that? The area below the rings are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,418
Posted By Cpt. Ron
So you waived your right to a stern talking to...

So you waived your right to a stern talking to and a ticket?
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Double Take Mirrors

I agree about the looks, kinda bulky and un-refined. However, they work. They don't move and I haven't broken one yet. The only time they've moved on me was when the ball that was attached to my...
Forum: Trials 12-08-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,655
Posted By Cpt. Ron
And then there's this: "Transmission oil: ...

And then there's this:

"Transmission oil:
Recommend type: ATF DEXRON III
Alternatives:
NOTE: GASGAS Spain recommends only Dexron III automatic transmission oil at this time.
Oil type warning:...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Kenaroo fairing? Edit: ...

Kenaroo fairing?


Edit: Yup....http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25654105&postcount=166
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Yes, it is. I started with the desert racing...

Yes, it is. I started with the desert racing setup. For the shock, I found the rebound control wasn't as good with the stiffer spring I am using. Regardless, I think that setup is better than...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Race Tech (http://www.racetech.com/), MX-Tech...

Race Tech (http://www.racetech.com/), MX-Tech (http://www.mx-tech.com/) are two choices. Google "suspension shims" for more.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Many types of compression fittings offer caps...

Many types of compression fittings offer caps that replace the nut. Small and easy to carry in your pack as well as an easy install in the field....as long as you still have oil.

Flexible Teflon...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Banned already, huh? That's got to be the...

Banned already, huh? That's got to be the shortest lived inmate yet...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
How long have you had it installed? I have one...

How long have you had it installed? I have one on my 950 and am not sure I want to keep it. I'm constantly worrying about it getting "out of adjustment" and slipping.
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Clutches

From the XR mailing list days, I remember discussions about clutches. Nobody complained about OEM. But some did raise concerns about aftermarket options, even the brand-name ones (Barnett comes to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-14-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 129,656
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Honda MTX50

Here or the WTF thread?

http://images.craigslist.org/01717_dpptVteKs11_600x450.jpg


http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/4751921515.html
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 48,940
Posted By Cpt. Ron
You didn't just type that.......:D

You didn't just type that.......:D
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
There are two, one for each side/petcock since...

There are two, one for each side/petcock since you can run on one side at a time. I ended up marking my tank with the gallons left as I filled it one time, not including the unusable lobes up front. ...
Forum: Racing 11-07-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 41,833
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Jethro Halbert

Jethro is still in a coma according to Sammy's facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/SammyHalbert/photos/a.501593973239379.1073741824.174624922602954/757954210936686/?type=1
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Well you may need to get your bike tuned (valves...

Well you may need to get your bike tuned (valves and carb adjusted) to get it to start easier....might be handy on the trail.

But to answer your question, start with the wiring diagram:
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23,336
Views: 3,071,590
Posted By Cpt. Ron
Is your bike's wiring completely stock? Or do...

Is your bike's wiring completely stock? Or do you have a dual sport kit?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,823
Posted By Cpt. Ron
I was told it was called a Polish Condom.... ...

I was told it was called a Polish Condom....

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/1035282851_xLcMQ-L.jpg

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14195722&postcount=34


It's a lot harder...
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