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Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Ranger Ron
You'll be fine. If you can open the zips a bit...

You'll be fine. If you can open the zips a bit you'll be even better. Most likely you will be cooler with the pants over jeans than with jeans only. The over pants will provide "shade".
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,021
Posted By Ranger Ron
It's the way to go! At least IMHO. No carb...

It's the way to go! At least IMHO.

No carb change is necessary, but carb tuning skills are helpful. Sometimes when riding off road, my mileage can drop to near 60mpg. On the road with mixed...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,630
Posted By Ranger Ron
It's done with a PIC micro-controller. The...

It's done with a PIC micro-controller.

The output from the photo transistor is applied to an A/D (analog to digital) converter. That result modifies a PWM (pulse width modulation) output that...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,630
Posted By Ranger Ron
I have an attention getting display similar to...

I have an attention getting display similar to that of mrphotoman.

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/Display_zpsbf7a1c79.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,021
Posted By Ranger Ron
Yes, screws are on both sides (both front and...

Yes, screws are on both sides (both front and rear rims).

The tires don't get damaged at all. I drilled and threaded the rims so I could use machine screws. I sharpened the tips of the screws...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,021
Posted By Ranger Ron
Speaking of rim locks, you could always go old...

Speaking of rim locks, you could always go old school:

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/RimScrewsRear_zps053ab626.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 19,517
Posted By Ranger Ron
I put a set of Tusk panniers on my SW-Motech...

I put a set of Tusk panniers on my SW-Motech racks. It involved making a set of brackets for the plain Jane boxes. I mounted the boxes at the same angle as the racks (more or less level). I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,021
Posted By Ranger Ron
And don't you even think about disabling the side...

And don't you even think about disabling the side stand switch...

Ron :D
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By Ranger Ron
I've got a set of Tusk (very generic) panniers. ...

I've got a set of Tusk (very generic) panniers. I made some brackets to mount them to my SW-Motech racks.

Here's the rack side of one of the brackets.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13,487
Views: 1,331,318
Posted By Ranger Ron
But a long way from Toad Suck, Arkansas! :lol3 ...

But a long way from Toad Suck, Arkansas! :lol3

Ron :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13,487
Views: 1,331,318
Posted By Ranger Ron
Don't use the Harley screw. It will fit in the...

Don't use the Harley screw. It will fit in the carb, but the shape is all wrong (tip and step). The Koubalink is the one to use.

Ron
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,760
Posted By Ranger Ron
Found one in my shop: ...

Found one in my shop:

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/GiantHairyScorpion_zpsdc35af01.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By Ranger Ron
I bought a 2011 DL650 and rode it for about...

I bought a 2011 DL650 and rode it for about 40,000 miles. I tried lots of different things to try to fix the buffeting (including a Madstad). I was never able to cure it. The air flow...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,021
Posted By Ranger Ron
You've made some great progress since that first...

You've made some great progress since that first apartment parking lot video! :clap

Ron :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,021
Posted By Ranger Ron
I had similar symptoms. My conclusion was that...

I had similar symptoms. My conclusion was that the thermostat had to be the problem... It wasn't, of course.

I removed the thermostat and it in boiling water. It opened up just fine. Since the...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By Ranger Ron
I read this thread just to find out what an...

I read this thread just to find out what an "Adventure Bot" was. :lol3

Now that I found out, I'll add that I ride daily, year around. On the street I use Alpinestars tech Touring boots. For dual...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,021
Posted By Ranger Ron
Explain this, please. Ron

Explain this, please.

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13,487
Views: 1,331,318
Posted By Ranger Ron
Time for shims. You need to get it into spec. ...

Time for shims. You need to get it into spec. Any 'wearing' in will probably only decrease the clearance more. Then you risk valve damage.

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,021
Posted By Ranger Ron
There's also an inmate with a 351 running a 35...

There's also an inmate with a 351 running a 35 pilot and a 120 main jet (Keihin). It runs exceedingly well.

Ron :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By Ranger Ron
I concur with all your findings. I put a...

I concur with all your findings.

I put a mosfet on my 2013 when I first got it (about one year and 17,000 miles ago).

These bikes really benefit from upgraded headlight wiring. I ran two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By Ranger Ron
Really! My KLR is my main ride for the...

Really!

My KLR is my main ride for the commute, but I usually ride the KLX about once a week instead. One very windy day (on the KLX) I was really worried that I wouldn't be able to hold the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By Ranger Ron
Wind Fun

The weather people are calling for winds up to 50 mph the next couple of days.

I may be in the minority, but I think riding in the wind is a hoot. :ricky

Does anybody else like riding in the...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,131
Posted By Ranger Ron
I tried these for about 10 miles. They were so...

I tried these for about 10 miles. They were so loud I couldn't stand it. I had to stop and put my foam plugs in. What a relief.

Possibly the people that like these may be used to ear plugs that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,245
Posted By Ranger Ron
The turn signal indicator has two wires going to...

The turn signal indicator has two wires going to it, one from each turn signal side (left, right). Cut the wires going to the indicator. Add a diode to each side with the anodes toward the main...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9,269
Views: 1,848,042
Posted By Ranger Ron
At a gas stop yesterday, a guy asked me "Is that...

At a gas stop yesterday, a guy asked me "Is that the new KLR Touring?"

I wasn't able to come up with a meaningful reply, so I just told him no, that it was last year's model.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13,487
Views: 1,331,318
Posted By Ranger Ron
They are Renthal 615-01's. They are taller than...

They are Renthal 615-01's. They are taller than oem and have more pull-back (probably too much for most people).

I get them from Dennis Kirk. Here's their info on them:
Dennis Kirk #590059...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13,487
Views: 1,331,318
Posted By Ranger Ron
This one: ...

This one:

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/RDLOnKLR1_zps586898b9.jpg (http://s1355.photobucket.com/user/PlanetEquipment/media/RDLOnKLR1_zps586898b9.jpg.html)

Russell Day...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,292
Posted By Ranger Ron
Ron :D

Ron :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,292
Posted By Ranger Ron
I Drove a Car To Work This Morning

I had forgotten how boring it was.

What I noticed:


I wasn't able to smell the desert flora coming over the low desert mountain summit.
I didn't feel the cold, damp air along the river...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By Ranger Ron
I also use Oxfords. I've had Oxfords on three...

I also use Oxfords. I've had Oxfords on three different bikes now. I have Hot Grips on my other bike and have used them in the past. I like the Oxfords much better. I don't use their goofy...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-18-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,777
Posted By Ranger Ron
There are some places in Arizona that are...

There are some places in Arizona that are virtually impossible to get to (at least by by motor vehicle) without at least some travel on interstates.

Nice report...

Ron :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13,487
Views: 1,331,318
Posted By Ranger Ron
Use the opportunity to make a convenient "adjust...

Use the opportunity to make a convenient "adjust while you ride" modification...

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/Adjuster1.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9,269
Views: 1,848,042
Posted By Ranger Ron
I went on a 431 mile ride yesterday and nobody...

I went on a 431 mile ride yesterday and nobody asked me anything. :cry

Ron :D
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Ranger Ron
I've made a couple of different shift indicators....

I've made a couple of different shift indicators. One of them was similar to #1. It's a little more involved than you describe, though. There needs to either be two switches (I used hall effect...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,345
Posted By Ranger Ron
This is probably the case...:deal ...

This is probably the case...:deal

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All good insights here. I personally tend to be a "gapper" and pretty much align with JohnCW's view.

Ron :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,345
Posted By Ranger Ron
Ride 10% Faster Than Traffic - Safer?

The comment "I ride 10% faster than traffic" comes up fairly often here. Proponents suggest it is a safety strategy. I'm not sure I understand it completely.

Certainly when travelling faster...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,021
Posted By Ranger Ron
Unrealistic? Maybe so. I guess it really...

Unrealistic? Maybe so. I guess it really depends on the person.

I'm an ATGATT guy and I commute daily (70 mile round trip) year around.

Ron :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By Ranger Ron
Take a close look at the chain. It may have some...

Take a close look at the chain. It may have some tight spots.

Ron
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By Ranger Ron
Here are my "rim locks". They are 10-24...

Here are my "rim locks".

They are 10-24 stainless pointy screws in tapped holes in the rims (both sides). Same in the front. They extend about 1/8" into the bead.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By Ranger Ron
I'm off topic here, but lordy, Grinnin - you're...

I'm off topic here, but lordy, Grinnin - you're showing your age! :rofl
What about Gopher?

Ron :D
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