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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 10:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,179
Posted By MJS
Erek, rule book looks good but I think you need...

Erek, rule book looks good but I think you need to add in a time for any protests / appeals to be decided. Something along the lines of: The Committee will review the protest and render a decision...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By MJS
The TT kits come with Stainless hardware...

The TT kits come with Stainless hardware including stainless nylock nuts. The recommendation is to use anti-seize for any stainless to stainless fastener and thread locker for any stainless to steel...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 186,023
Posted By MJS
Hope you get to spend some time exploring the...

Hope you get to spend some time exploring the Nicoya peninsula, I'd appreciate your take on it. 20 years ago we thought it was great. Dirt roads and cool little hotels with a few resorts thrown in....
Forum: Trip Planning 12-19-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,780
Posted By MJS
No one that I've ever heard of. One of the basic...

No one that I've ever heard of. One of the basic requirements of over landing (IMO) is that if you can't afford to abandon it on the side of the road, you can't afford to take it. That's not to say...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By MJS
Sounds like a great plan. Costa del Sol is the...

Sounds like a great plan. Costa del Sol is the nicest place in BoLA but I find Villa Vitta to be more than adequate and half the price. They'll usually throw in a free breakfast too. The house...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By MJS
5 days and pavement, I'd head south to where it's...

5 days and pavement, I'd head south to where it's warmer. Day 1 down hwy1 to Cantavina or maybe BoLA. BoLA is kind of a push especially for your first trip. Day 2 down to Mulege or Loreto. Day 3...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By MJS
What are you riding and what are your interests?...

What are you riding and what are your interests? The ability to ride some dirt roads opens up a lot of additional possibilities.
Forum: Face plant 12-14-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,698
Posted By MJS
You have to get to a clinic or hospital BEFORE...

You have to get to a clinic or hospital BEFORE MedJet will transport you. MedJet is not primary transport or rescue insurance. That doesn't make it bad (we have it) but it won't get your ass out of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 186,023
Posted By MJS
Nice RR, brought back a bunch of memories. I...

Nice RR, brought back a bunch of memories. I liked your sense of sarcasm.



I feel the same way. :eek1



Time for another road trip :lol3
Forum: Latin America 12-12-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 14,133
Posted By MJS
7pm is probably to late to stop. You want to...

7pm is probably to late to stop. You want to stop while you still have at least an hour of daylight left. You need to find your hotel, check in, ride around looking for secure parking (you may have...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-12-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By MJS
Where are you going to start your trip from? That...

Where are you going to start your trip from? That may have an impact on available bikes. Since it sounds like you're talking about buying a used bike, I would suggest you should try and come up with...
Forum: Americas 12-08-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By MJS
Not possible as you need to present your passport...

Not possible as you need to present your passport to the immigration officer for the entrada stamp. It usually only takes us about 15 minutes, unless there's a bus in front of us or an RV tour.
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By MJS
I never turn mine in either when leaving. I...

I never turn mine in either when leaving. I thought that it may be important to do now that they stamp your passport when entering. Apparently not as when we flew out of Cancun last week the...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By MJS
You need insurance, can be bought online. And a...

You need insurance, can be bought online. And a tourist visa, get at the border crossing. Nothing else unless you're going to mainland on the ferry.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9,373
Views: 1,432,233
Posted By MJS
The levers should fit. The splines may be tight...

The levers should fit. The splines may be tight but you can use a small screwdriver to spread the clamp so the lever will slide on easier. It won't take much. Tap the screwdriver in lightly with a...
Forum: Vendors 11-29-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 75,035
Posted By MJS
DC, I have played around with various LED...

DC,

I have played around with various LED types in the Hella 90mm projectors. I can tell you that the biggest problem is that the LED base does not "clock" correctly in the Hella projector. The...
Forum: Vendors 11-22-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 244,386
Posted By MJS
LEDs are temperature sensitive components....

LEDs are temperature sensitive components. Excessive heat will shorten or kill the life of an LED. The fan is part of the thermal management of the LED chips.

The total heat generated is a product...
Forum: Vendors 11-13-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 196,532
Posted By MJS
FYI, electrons flow from the negative lead to the...

FYI, electrons flow from the negative lead to the positive lead. The LED dimmers work by rapidly switching the power on and off. The variation in on vs off time is what you perceive as a difference...
Forum: Vendors 11-13-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,801
Posted By MJS
Abs model will have all of the following: Abs...

Abs model will have all of the following:
Abs ring both wheels
Speed sensor both wheels
Abs disable button on handlebar left switch cluster
Abs module on right side of bike behind brake reservoir...
Forum: Racing 11-13-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 40,999
Posted By MJS
Well, if you were listening to the cluster fuck...

Well, if you were listening to the cluster fuck that was happening when Kurt crashed (till they killed it), you can guess why they don't want a live feed.
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By MJS
Forks are easy to rebuild yourself. The Honda...

Forks are easy to rebuild yourself. The Honda seal kit # is 51490-MN8-305 (one fork) or kit #56-132 from All Balls Racing http://www.allballsracing.com/56-132.html

Rear shock is not rebuildable...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,153,712
Posted By MJS
Correct since all it takes is a small aluminum...

Correct since all it takes is a small aluminum spacer on the shaft inside the shock body to limit stroke. I have an aftermarket short shock for an 09 X-Co and a standard X-Ch shock and they are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,685
Posted By MJS
I just consider it to be a form of trials...

I just consider it to be a form of trials practice.
Forum: Americas 11-06-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,762
Posted By MJS
As of last week, 1D was not yet open and you have...

As of last week, 1D was not yet open and you have to detour to the libre road at La Mission.
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,153,712
Posted By MJS
Generally, when talking about a lowered shock,...

Generally, when talking about a lowered shock, you're talking about seat height / wheel travel. The shock tuner will take into consideration the linkage ratio of the bike and make the appropriate...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By MJS
I camped at Coco's during the Baja Rally. Being...

I camped at Coco's during the Baja Rally. Being out there all alone, with no light pollution, the night sky is fantastic.

Coco can always use canned food and fresh vegies if you can carry...
Forum: Americas 11-04-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By MJS
While premium is available at most Pemex...

While premium is available at most Pemex stations, it is not available at all. :deal with it.

Carry your own TP, that's just SOP.

Alfonsina's, well they are overrated these days IMO. Just not...
Forum: Americas 11-04-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 142,347
Posted By MJS
Does your planned trip include a lot of dirt road...

Does your planned trip include a lot of dirt road / trails or mostly all pavement? I would let that be my guide.

I've done lots of Baja trips and these days unless it's a road trip on the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,153,712
Posted By MJS
The proper way to shorten the shock or forks...

The proper way to shorten the shock or forks requires the use of an internal rebound spacer to limit extension. Easy to do on the forks, a bit more work on the shock as you need to calculate the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,153,712
Posted By MJS
My Wilbers shock bought in 06 for my GS is...

My Wilbers shock bought in 06 for my GS is fantastic, the Wilbers bought last year for my HP2 is a POS with terrible dampening (ie none). Not sure if Wilbers has changed something in manufacturing /...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,153,712
Posted By MJS
Order the top clamp for a Scotts dampener mount...

Order the top clamp for a Scotts dampener mount or an HDB top clamp. Both will tie the risers together and prevent twisting.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 107,778
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, 01:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,189
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, 09:34 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 57,418
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, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
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, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,959
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, 09:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,923
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, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,639
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, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,452
Posted By MJS
We agree completely :freaky

We agree completely :freaky
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,452
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...
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