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Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 41,337
Views: 7,713,239
Posted By Ronin ADV
I'll second the DRC suggestion. I've been using...

I'll second the DRC suggestion. I've been using one for years and it's a great stand. Easy to adjust, smooth action.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Ronin ADV
I agree with MCMXCIVRS. I did the front fender...

I agree with MCMXCIVRS.
I did the front fender mod and have had no problems with it.
I have a link to my version in my sig line.
The mod is fun to do and not very hard. All the leg work has...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 41,337
Views: 7,713,239
Posted By Ronin ADV
My bad. You are right. I have the Pastranas on my...

My bad. You are right. I have the Pastranas on my WR and the Woods Highs on my EXC. Both have Scott's dampers.
So yeah you can get risers and Pastranas on the stock WR cables. Sorry about the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,368
Posted By Ronin ADV
I personally had no idea you could tune up a DRZ...

I personally had no idea you could tune up a DRZ to those kind of specs.
I'd like to check out your bike since your rebuild. But it would have to be in a parking lot because I already know you ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,181
Posted By Ronin ADV
IMO these types of devices are bit heavy although...

IMO these types of devices are bit heavy although some guys on big bikes like a GS are using winches.

Here's a much lighter more compact solution:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,181
Posted By Ronin ADV
This is the opposite end of things. Calling for...

This is the opposite end of things. Calling for "help" exposes others and should truly, only be used when you have fully exhausted your capacity for self rescue. Unfortunately that kind of shit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,181
Posted By Ronin ADV
Good for you and your uncle. You have decided...

Good for you and your uncle. You have decided what level of risk you want, and you live with the consequences of that choice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,181
Posted By Ronin ADV
I do lots of solo riding. And quite a bit is in...

I do lots of solo riding. And quite a bit is in fairly remote areas with little to no other people anywhere near me. This is all dirt riding and some of it includes moderately hard (at least for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 41,337
Views: 7,713,239
Posted By Ronin ADV
The Scott's sub mount comes with a lower bracket...

The Scott's sub mount comes with a lower bracket / riser that lift things up quite a bit. I then mounted some Pro Taper Woods high bars and that got me enough height.
You can also get more...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6,118
Views: 1,181,713
Posted By Ronin ADV
EXC vs WR

I have been meaning to write up a comparison of these two bikes for a while and after some recent additional questions from some other riders I figured I would get around to it.

My Bikes:

2010...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,368
Posted By Ronin ADV
I own both and just put up my impressions in the...

I own both and just put up my impressions in the WR mega thread and the EXC thread.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 41,337
Views: 7,713,239
Posted By Ronin ADV
WR vs EXC

I have been meaning to write up a comparison of these two bikes for a while and after some recent additional questions from some other riders I figured I would get around to it.

My Bikes:

2010...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 72,853
Posted By Ronin ADV
Ride tomorrow

The tentative plan is to start at the Foresthill gas station ( I think it's a "Beacon" station ) next to Mosquito Ridge Road. We are going to meet at 09:30. The current plan is dirt road stuff,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-09-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 72,853
Posted By Ronin ADV
I'm planning to ride again Tuesday or Wednesday....

I'm planning to ride again Tuesday or Wednesday. I was thinking something a bit more mellow, like exploring the offshoots of the Robinson Flat / Soda Springs road. Forest Service road stuff (I'm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,599
Posted By Ronin ADV
How about just wearing over the boot pants. I...

How about just wearing over the boot pants. I ride in MX boots (crossfires) but I wear Klim Dakar pants and I haven't noted any real wear on my bike frame.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,555
Posted By Ronin ADV
Just to throw in another choice. I have been...

Just to throw in another choice. I have been running the Adventure Spec plate and bars and have had good luck with them including several off roads crashes (see my avatar :D).
I do really like the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,997
Posted By Ronin ADV
I'll put in another vote for the TKCs as a good...

I'll put in another vote for the TKCs as a good all around "dirt" tire for the F8. Frankly, I find this pig far more limited off pavement by its size / weight than anything else. I'll run much more...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-06-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 72,853
Posted By Ronin ADV
WST is opening up

I rode the Red Star section of the WST today and it's all passable. I tried last week but was stopped by some big downed trees. It looked like a crew had been through and cut them all out of the way....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 20,858
Posted By Ronin ADV
I fucking love these posts assuming all...

I fucking love these posts assuming all Californians are unarmed, gun hating, and lets not forget the "liberal" insults. :lol3
Please, stay in Georgia.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 72,853
Posted By Ronin ADV
The road from Foresthill through Robinson flat...

The road from Foresthill through Robinson flat and up to Soda Springs is now passable. I was riding up there today and caught up with a guy from the county who was clearing the last major obstacle. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,635
Posted By Ronin ADV
I lost some feathers from a new down bag out in...

I lost some feathers from a new down bag out in the sticks of southern Utah when my duffle bag slipped down over the exhaust pipe on my WR and did this:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 23,740
Posted By Ronin ADV
:puke1 And that right there is another reason...

:puke1
And that right there is another reason not to own a Harley.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,790
Posted By Ronin ADV
I don't really get hating on any particular brand...

I don't really get hating on any particular brand of bike.
Now making fun of the pseudo tough leather clad badass image of some of the HD set is understandable. Then again there are idiots and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 23,740
Posted By Ronin ADV
That's the spirit. Pavement is so overrated.

That's the spirit. Pavement is so overrated.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,118
Views: 1,181,713
Posted By Ronin ADV
I think this is the carbon guard I have. To be...

I think this is the carbon guard I have. To be honest I just grabbed it off the shelf at my dealer and then removed any labels. So far so good. A few minor dings but has protected the pipe well and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 23,740
Posted By Ronin ADV
Fuck sportbikes. Is it really even a motorcycle...

Fuck sportbikes.
Is it really even a motorcycle if you can't ride it offroad?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,380
Posted By Ronin ADV
I was wondering when someone would point that out.

I was wondering when someone would point that out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 702,770
Posted By Ronin ADV
Nice find Dakez.

Nice find Dakez.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6,118
Views: 1,181,713
Posted By Ronin ADV
I spent my birthday today doing what I really...

I spent my birthday today doing what I really like, exploring a new area.
http://gs-ronin.smugmug.com/Other/Moto-3/i-5HwdGQL/0/L/IMG_0023-L.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 72,853
Posted By Ronin ADV
Today was my birthday

So I spent the day exploring some remnants of old power line roads up on Ralston ridge.

http://gs-ronin.smugmug.com/Other/Moto-3/i-2H28kkX/0/L/IMG_0025-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,071
Posted By Ronin ADV
The KLR is my friend's bike. He rode it on this...

The KLR is my friend's bike. He rode it on this ride as well as on the WABDR in 2011. He also rides it a fair bit on our local dirt rides and uses it as his daily commuter. Overall I think the KLR...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 702,770
Posted By Ronin ADV
I couldn't take much more than the first 10...

I couldn't take much more than the first 10 minutes.
And this is why I spend the vast majority of my riding time off pavement away from other people.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6,118
Views: 1,181,713
Posted By Ronin ADV
Those rims are cool

Those rims are cool
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,254
Posted By Ronin ADV
Currently at three bikes (plus a scooter I worked...

Currently at three bikes (plus a scooter I worked on as a bike for my son). I could get away with two as I have 2 enduro / DS bikes. As pointed out though its great to have a second dirt bike when...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,669
Posted By Ronin ADV
I sprayed mine with some leather water proofing...

I sprayed mine with some leather water proofing treatment after talking with Dan at Renazco. I dont sweat it if it rains on the seat, but I do pull it off the bike when I wash it. My full suede seats...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6,118
Views: 1,181,713
Posted By Ronin ADV
That is the KTM hard part rear grab handle. I've...

That is the KTM hard part rear grab handle. I've got that on the rear and a Kreiga enduro haul loop on the front. It's really nice to have something you can grab onto when you need to lift / drag...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,756
Posted By Ronin ADV
Here's my pin kit

http://gs-ronin.smugmug.com/Other/Moto-3/i-JQWL34R/0/L/IMG_0020-L.jpg (http://gs-ronin.smugmug.com/Other/Moto-3/23001561_tKwzjW#!i=2419232320&k=JQWL34R&lb=1&s=A)
From the bottom left clockwise:...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6,118
Views: 1,181,713
Posted By Ronin ADV
I finally did something about that stock torture device of a seat

http://gs-ronin.smugmug.com/Other/Moto-3/i-C98Q6hx/0/L/IMG_0015-L.jpg (http://gs-ronin.smugmug.com/Other/Moto-3/23001561_tKwzjW#!i=2419228044&k=C98Q6hx&lb=1&s=A)
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,669
Posted By Ronin ADV
http://gs-ronin.smugmug.com/Other/GS-Stealth-build...

http://gs-ronin.smugmug.com/Other/GS-Stealth-build/i-kFdh4SF/0/L/P1010014-L.jpg (http://gs-ronin.smugmug.com/Other/GS-Stealth-build/21048246_SMvPq6#!i=1673662656&k=kFdh4SF&lb=1&s=A)

I've had this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 72,853
Posted By Ronin ADV
Riding on the Foresthill side: As off several...

Riding on the Foresthill side: As off several days ago snow at China Wall. Gorman Ranch area and lower is good to go. I rode the Mosquito Ridge side 2 days ago and there is snow on the road just...
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