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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-26-2014, 11:29 AM
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Posted By RonSJC
Thanks!!! Ron

Thanks!!!

Ron
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-20-2014, 04:53 PM
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Views: 3,175,676
Posted By RonSJC
Husqvarna te250 In Mammoth Lakes, CA

It had just rained and the dirt, which is normally quite loose and sandy compacted with the rain and the ride was amazing! Oh, and not an other bike for miles.............. iphone pic
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Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
I got really close to making a Yamaha 125 big...

I got really close to making a Yamaha 125 big wheel fit shock fit. I found out I could mount the reservoir where our charcoal canister is. It's even the same diameter. The length of the shock is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
Nice trip report! So, what's a California Version...

Nice trip report! So, what's a California Version doing over there??

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
1309 Miles from the Sierra's to the Sea

Hey Guys, just got back from a trip from Southern California up through the Sierra's to find as much dirt as possible and then down California's Hwy 1 from Carmel to Malibu and back home. The bike...
Forum: Americas 08-07-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By RonSJC
I went through BC last summer from Washington to...

I went through BC last summer from Washington to Hyder Alaska and never made a reservation and never had a problem, but I'm sure if I had done a bit of research I could have found a few less...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
Rotopax Mount... Thanks Honda Scoot!

Big Shout out to Honda Scoot for sharing the plans for a Rotopax mount.

The hardest part was bending steel on a small bench vice! Shoulda had some Spinach before attempting it!

Finished photo:...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,914
Posted By RonSJC
If you like your 250 you would love a Honda NX250...

If you like your 250 you would love a Honda NX250 "IF" you could find one. Ok, yea they are dated, but what an amazing little bike. It is just a blast to ride on the street with 26ish HP and it's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
Hey Facemobile, congrats on the bike and on your...

Hey Facemobile, congrats on the bike and on your enthusiasm. Get a manual online or on eBay and work on it your self. Cheaper and more satisfying in the long run


Sent from my iPhone using...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 06:55 AM
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Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
New Shift Lever option

So, I have issues changing gears when I ride with my Motocross boots and I was looking for something a bit longer. I tried a XT lever, but the length wasn't any longer. I happen to look over at my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By RonSJC
Wow, a One year warranty on a 26 year old bike?...

Wow, a One year warranty on a 26 year old bike? Go for it! I picked up my '88 with just a tad over 2000 miles and other than rotted tire rubber and brake fluid change and replacing the CDI (known...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
How do you get those shoulders in a pipe :rofl ...

How do you get those shoulders in a pipe :rofl Seriously that would be great thanks!
Ron
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By RonSJC
+1 on the ttr125 or drz125 depending on your...

+1 on the ttr125 or drz125 depending on your hight and weight or step up to a crf 230 or ttr. Lots more fun throwing them around at low speeds. Buy used and sell it later for what you paid for it. Or...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
Seat

Thanks, I might resort to doing it myself. It's just that I have two Seat Concepts seats for other bikes and they are great. I'm still trying to get them to figure something out since they are so...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 06:47 PM
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Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
XR 400 Seat Fits?

Anyone know if a XR 400 seat foam is a close fit? Looks very similar. I contacted Seat Concepts to see about a replacement seat, but they are a bit busy now to figure out if it will fit.

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 06:45 PM
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Posted By RonSJC
Yea same here, she starts faster then I can get...

Yea same here, she starts faster then I can get my thumb off the starter. It would have been nice if they had added a kick starter in case of a dead battery, but I'm guessing she will bump start...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:36 PM
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Posted By RonSJC
Thanks, I'll give it a try. It might work on my...

Thanks, I'll give it a try. It might work on my choke too. The plastic is broken where the cable enters the handle bar housing. Funny, I've never needed it to start the bike........... even when I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:44 AM
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Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
Thanks! I epoxed it and "gently" tighened them up...

Thanks! I epoxed it and "gently" tighened them up . I'll see if that holds, if not I'll try your sugestion. Nice ride! I ordered up my rotax gas can mount from a local laser shop, should have it next...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
Does soldering work for if you stripped the nuts...

Does soldering work for if you stripped the nuts embeded in the plastic? Not sure how I did it but I stripped out two when I replaced my air filter.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 09:09 PM
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Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
Does anyone know if the XR400 seat foam and...

Does anyone know if the XR400 seat foam and cover are a close fit to the NX250? I'd like to try something after market. From photos they look similar.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By RonSJC
I got a Seat Concepts for my F650GS and rode it...

I got a Seat Concepts for my F650GS and rode it to Hyder Alaska from Southern California last summer and couldn't be happier. In fact, I ended up getting another for my Husqvarna TE250.

Since I...
Forum: Americas 06-25-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By RonSJC
Hey hit me up, I'm in south OC and wanted to do...

Hey hit me up, I'm in south OC and wanted to do as much of the SMTS route as possible. I'm going to check out those tracks. Oh, and slow is fine, its about the journey.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
I use Pinnacle Studio HD on a PC but I think they...

I use Pinnacle Studio HD on a PC but I think they have a Mac version. I tried using imovie on a friends PC ( I was thinking about switching to mac) and I agree with you it was a pain. There are some...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Thanks!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
removing the Airbox

I'm looking at some different shock options and I want to remove the airbox, but I'm basically lazy. The manual calls for removing the carb among just about everything from the rear of the bike....
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
Hey Leyeon, In the next few days I'm hoping...

Hey Leyeon,

In the next few days I'm hoping to swing by Seat Concepts here in SoCal and have them look at our seats to see about replacement foam and cover. They make great seats, I have them on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
Thanks!!! I'll keep you posted. Ron

Thanks!!!

I'll keep you posted.

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
I posted it a while back, but I'm pretty sure on...

I posted it a while back, but I'm pretty sure on this tread.

I'm down in South Orange County and the Mine is just outside Lone Pine, CA.

Hey I see you are in Fresno? I'm thinking about riding...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
Thanks! The bike really handled beyond my...

Thanks! The bike really handled beyond my expectations and I definitely want to go back. I might try the LED lights that were posted a few pages back. My son gave me the Gopro and you are right, I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
Playgrounds

[QUOTE=larry31;24368186]https://vimeo.com/97888496

Nice Playground, I want to play!
The grass is REALLY always greener. Here's my playground, what I wouldn't give for some nice loamy dirt that...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,374
Posted By RonSJC
Pingvin where did you find the Toucan at 1/2...

Pingvin where did you find the Toucan at 1/2 price? That's the boot I want but not at retail price.


sent from my Nook
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
I tested mine and switched to reserve at about...

I tested mine and switched to reserve at about 110 miles, then headed for the first gas station.

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
Dialing in the suspension

I picked up a white '05 SV650 shock and made the mistake of drilling a new hole before I fit it in the bike. I got the hole about 1/4 inch short of the stock shock and now my back end is about 5/8...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
Isn't the gas tank on the AX-1 a bit different as...

Isn't the gas tank on the AX-1 a bit different as where the fairing mounts compared with the NX? Just asking.

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
[QUOTE=leyoen;24301142]Thanks VC for the info! ...

[QUOTE=leyoen;24301142]Thanks VC for the info!


On the other hand my 18 watt LED flood light turned out great after fabricating a bracket out of a 90 degree wood bracket to attach to the lower...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
Best weight fork oil?

Hey all,

Is there a consensus here on what weight fork oil works best? (I might be 150 lbs soaking wet). I'm setting the bike up for 50/50 off road and I just got some CRF230 springs from ebay.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 10:50 AM
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Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
I wanted to keep it stock incase I didn't like...

I wanted to keep it stock incase I didn't like the shock, but that does sound easier
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
SV shock question

I pulled the old shock and the upper mounting point is substantially larger on the SV. I think I read somewhere most grind the shock about an 1/8 in per side to get it in. The difference in width...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
I'm looking for a new shifter as well, but mainly...

I'm looking for a new shifter as well, but mainly one that is a bit longer. When I ride with my motocross boots I have a real tuff time shifting. I measured the length from the foot peg to the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,389
Posted By RonSJC
Not close to you but I understand knobbys are...

Not close to you but I understand knobbys are available, but DOT knobby is limited in our sizes. I find the stock seat to be too soft. I live close to Seat Concepts and I'm planning on taking the...
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