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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By renogeorge
I'd say zero chance for 120 being open. A little...

I'd say zero chance for 120 being open. A little better chance through Sequoia, but still a long shot as far as I know. Locals may add to this...

It will be a shame to rush Mexico. Deserves its...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 224,032
Posted By renogeorge
The 300 can be tuned a lot of different ways. ...

The 300 can be tuned a lot of different ways. Jetting is the key to finding manageable power. At 67, I use my 2008 XCW for DS, tight slow single tracks and open desert. They can be race bikes,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-26-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By renogeorge
Obviously, all of the higher elevation stuff is...

Obviously, all of the higher elevation stuff is weather dependent that time of year. With that in mind, the western part of your route might include:

395 south through Reno, Bishop.
East through...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By renogeorge
Not knowing which WP shock you have--small screw...

Not knowing which WP shock you have--small screw on bottom of shock is rebound. IN increases dampening and slows the return of the shock to extended from compressed. Very important adjustment for...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,116
Posted By renogeorge
Carb vent lines need to be run separately out the...

Carb vent lines need to be run separately out the bottom of the airbox into the V between the cylinders. They should extend 3/4" or so below bottom of airbox.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-23-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By renogeorge
With everything but speed working, I would have...

With everything but speed working, I would have guessed its in the pickup or wire. My '07 has a connector behind the headlight. Any chance the "wheel size" setting in the speedo got wacked out?
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,328
Posted By renogeorge
It seems to me that there are 2 brackets...

It seems to me that there are 2 brackets available. The one I bought was the only one available recently. It fits the EXC caliper but is off 2-3 mm when trying to use the Adventure caliper. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By renogeorge
I think the Yuasa is hard to beat. I gave in to...

I think the Yuasa is hard to beat. I gave in to the urge to try the new style/lightweight lithiums. All I can say is do some research, particularly if you ride in cold weather. I am running a...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,328
Posted By renogeorge
The rotor holes on my disc are not countersunk. ...

The rotor holes on my disc are not countersunk. I used the original hex head bolts. With those the sensor to bolt head clearance is very tight. Without measuring, I would say 1-1.5 mm. I don't...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 250,721
Posted By renogeorge
Most street bikes have a tip over switch which...

Most street bikes have a tip over switch which cuts power when bike is on its side. I don't know about the 640. Maybe it is not resetting properly when bike is righted. Just a thought....

FWIW
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,713
Posted By renogeorge
After 10,000+ miles, I am very happy with my 2007...

After 10,000+ miles, I am very happy with my 2007 after installing the SW7 (ITG) open filter and 2 into 1. With Tune ECU remap, I have completely eliminated the throttle snatchiness. Mileage is...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By renogeorge
I completely removed the ABS on my 2007 many...

I completely removed the ABS on my 2007 many months back. Pretty easy. Wiring is all just a plug/unplug situation, with entire ABS wire loom coming off in one piece. Bought non ABS brake lines and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-19-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By renogeorge
I have 2 of these batteries, 1 in a 990 and 1 in...

I have 2 of these batteries, 1 in a 990 and 1 in a 300. I have had issues with low charging voltage on both. Here is the link to the Shorai State of Charge info. From my experience you need to be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 77,776
Posted By renogeorge
If you'll waive the age limit, I'm in....

If you'll waive the age limit, I'm in....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 77,776
Posted By renogeorge
I am having a used Ohlins I bought serviced and...

I am having a used Ohlins I bought serviced and revalved here.

http://www.fastbikeindustries.com/

Good recommendations, price is reasonable, we'll see....
Forum: Orange Crush 08-17-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By renogeorge
With fingers crossed, I have been fine with the...

With fingers crossed, I have been fine with the Shorai in my 990 after upgrading my voltage regulator. No real cold weather yet. I carry a jump start battery with me as backup.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-17-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By renogeorge
2 into 1 for weight and heat reduction and allows...

2 into 1 for weight and heat reduction and allows the Adventure tank. Works very well for me too.

FWIW
Forum: Orange Crush 08-17-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By renogeorge
I have a carbon fiber Remus which is pretty...

I have a carbon fiber Remus which is pretty quiet. I switched from a single FMF with SA which was way too loud for my old guy tastes....I had been hanging onto the FMF in case the SA deal got to be...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-17-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By renogeorge
Have you tried Remus to see if they have an SA...

Have you tried Remus to see if they have an SA insert?
Forum: Orange Crush 08-17-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,228
Posted By renogeorge
Very happy with my Adventure Tank. 10k miles on...

Very happy with my Adventure Tank. 10k miles on and off road--no problems.

FWIW
Forum: Orange Crush 08-17-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,328
Posted By renogeorge
I am also very happy with the single disc setup. ...

I am also very happy with the single disc setup. It meets my needs on and off road.

I will add that removing the ABS on my 2007 may have been a big part of the improvement. I'm no ABS expert. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 97,837
Posted By renogeorge
Trail Bike Sportsmen Club

I don't know how many of you guys saw Chas M's earlier post. But this is a GREAT club. Good guys with riders in all ability ranges. They know the riding spots, where to camp and when to go. Only...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By renogeorge
Haven't ridden an 1190. But on a stock geared...

Haven't ridden an 1190. But on a stock geared 990 you would be lugging quite a bit at 55 in 6th gear.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By renogeorge
In. Intakes will be the first to tighten up, ...

In. Intakes will be the first to tighten up, How quickly and how much depends on how bike is ridden. Rev it hard and they will tighten up faster.

FWIW
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,655
Posted By renogeorge
There are other threads which get into improving...

There are other threads which get into improving the 2007. Maybe check out the Tune ECU thread. Just depends on what you want to do--re map, change intake,......From my experience the 2007 can be...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By renogeorge
Personal preference I guess. I tend to keep the...

Personal preference I guess. I tend to keep the rear tank valve closed and run the front tanks down when riding off road. I like getting the weight off the front end and kind of like getting 2...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 822
Posted By renogeorge
I am not looking at a chart. But yes going to...

I am not looking at a chart. But yes going to the looser side is good if you are in there anyway and shims are available in the increments you need. They always get tighter unless something...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 451,994
Posted By renogeorge
So, I would think that running this map on a bike...

So, I would think that running this map on a bike with freer flowing dual slip ons would lean out the mixture some. At least going in the right direction?

I also found the original CPR map to be...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-31-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By renogeorge
I have had similar experience with mine. It is...

I have had similar experience with mine. It is all in the fuel level equalizing between the 3 tanks. I have had the light go off when first opening the valve from the aux tank, as fuel fills the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-30-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,929
Views: 451,994
Posted By renogeorge
I sent you one I have been running on my '07 for...

I sent you one I have been running on my '07 for 2-3,000 miles. No dyno or even A/F analysis. But much better than stock for me.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,269
Posted By renogeorge
I am running the MEFO SE rear. It's been fine...

I am running the MEFO SE rear. It's been fine tubless with Goop for now.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By renogeorge
I have a 2007 US version--first year Fuel...

I have a 2007 US version--first year Fuel Injected. Good bike. No immobilizer. Yes snatchy throttle but manageable. Valve adjustments like all 950/990, require tank and carb/throttle body...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,269
Posted By renogeorge
Good tip on the silicone seal. I have had decent...

Good tip on the silicone seal. I have had decent luck with "Goop". But have had to go back and chase small leaks with another layer of Goop. Problem seems to me to be the entrapment of air/bubbles...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-28-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,713
Posted By renogeorge
2007, 40k miles, 38 mpg US. SW7 intake, 2 into...

2007, 40k miles, 38 mpg US. SW7 intake, 2 into 1, re map.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-26-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 77,776
Posted By renogeorge
Can't make this one. Have fun!

Can't make this one. Have fun!
Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By renogeorge
I'd pull tank. Check fuel line connections and...

I'd pull tank. Check fuel line connections and for kink in line from pump to carbs. Check that carbs properly seated on manifolds. Pull air box cover, stacks and filter--check for fuel getting to...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By renogeorge
Fuel line disconnects can be a problem--remove,...

Fuel line disconnects can be a problem--remove, check, re- connect.

Cranks but doesn't fire? Won't crank?
Forum: Orange Crush 07-25-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,466
Posted By renogeorge
Both front and rears are at best just slightly...

Both front and rears are at best just slightly better than a street tire in terms of off road performance. They are a little unpredictable (although bearable) on wet pavement. The profile on the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-25-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,466
Posted By renogeorge
Been riding more dirt lately. After bad results...

Been riding more dirt lately. After bad results with Heidenau rear on a Copper Canyon trip, I have switched to the Mefo rear along with TKC front on 990 Adventure. Still a compromise setup with...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-25-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By renogeorge
I have used them for years on 450s. I thunk they...

I have used them for years on 450s. I thunk they are great. Once jetted, I only play with the fuel screw for riding sea level to 10000'. I would definitely get them for my 950 if I hadn't switched...
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