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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,167
Posted By MJS
PM me your email and I'll send you a track of the...

PM me your email and I'll send you a track of the road over La Purisma and the old and paved road to 53.
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 05:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,167
Posted By MJS
Paved all the way south out of San Juanico to Hwy...

Paved all the way south out of San Juanico to Hwy 1. There are a few dirt detours around some of the washed out bridges and due to damage and construction on 53 into CD Insurgentes.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-28-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,820
Posted By MJS
Maybe the key word here is "washed". If the...

Maybe the key word here is "washed". If the bikes (even one of them) were dirty you got flagged for "extra" services. All at your expense.
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By MJS
Motoquest. May be others too.

Motoquest. May be others too.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By MJS
Zip-Ty racing. US importer for Marzocchi.

Zip-Ty racing. US importer for Marzocchi.
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,742
Posted By MJS
You were in good hands in El Rosario. Antonio is...

You were in good hands in El Rosario. Antonio is the guy who runs the ambulance service along with the Pemex and hotel. $500 is not much for the ride to the border considering the ambulance service...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 33,314
Posted By MJS
There is camping at the Mission and they will...

There is camping at the Mission and they will build a fire under an old water heater so you can take a hot shower. $5 IIRC and you need to bring your own food and drink. If you hike up the canyon a...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,167
Posted By MJS
Now that the road is paved to 13 miles past Ranco...

Now that the road is paved to 13 miles past Ranco Grande you only have about 25 miles of rough dirt. Going south from San Felipe we just stop at Alfonsina's for lunch and then usually continue on to...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,167
Posted By MJS
His route goes nowhere near San Quintin.

His route goes nowhere near San Quintin.
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,167
Posted By MJS
I was over those routes a couple weeks ago. And...

I was over those routes a couple weeks ago. And I'll be though most of these routes and some others with a group of 12 big bikes the week before you.

Laguna San Ignacio to San Juanico - Forget the...
Forum: Vendors 02-27-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By MJS
Introducing BlackSwanMoto A New Dual Sport Training Option

Hello fellow riders,

Some of you may know me from my previous work as an instructor at another west coast training company. Recently I left that company and went to work managing a new start-up...
Forum: Latin America 02-25-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,468
Posted By MJS
Grab your insurance online and get your tourist...

Grab your insurance online and get your tourist permit at the border. It's typically a 20 minute process or less.
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By MJS
In Cancun we saw cheap 200cc Chinese bikes in the...

In Cancun we saw cheap 200cc Chinese bikes in the markets for about $1000. Same thought crossed my mind, ride and toss when done. I suspect there could be an issue with registration as a...
Forum: Vendors 02-22-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 33,943
Posted By MJS
You should hear the Sena "hello" when you first...

You should hear the Sena "hello" when you first power up the unit. Do you get that? You might have to pop a speaker out or put the helmet on if the volume is low. Also, be sure the unit is fully...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7,778
Views: 1,243,141
Posted By MJS
With the strong Dollar, the X Tank is on sale...

With the strong Dollar, the X Tank is on sale right now. :D

I believe that Baja Designs no longer has the KTM side tanks available. I snagged a couple and they were already out of stock on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,671
Posted By MJS
We have a 500 for me and a 350 for the wife. Both...

We have a 500 for me and a 350 for the wife. Both 2014. The 500 is a great bike but the 350 feels a lot lighter and more nimble considering the small difference in published spec weight. While the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7,778
Views: 1,243,141
Posted By MJS
On the X-Challenge the hose is routed dirt-bike...

On the X-Challenge the hose is routed dirt-bike style up the left side and to a double banjo at the MC. Unlike the X-Country, all the front lines are teflon and not rubber so are not subject to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-18-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11,847
Views: 1,481,445
Posted By MJS
I've had the same issue as JustRon. Issue...

I've had the same issue as JustRon. Issue appeared after a software upgrade. Highly likely I forgot to but the unit in recreation profile before upgrading. This happened in a number of profiles. I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 713,286
Posted By MJS
Yes, a couple of 1/8" rivets is enough to hold...

Yes, a couple of 1/8" rivets is enough to hold the plate in place. I did put a small bend in the plate so that it fits the frame tube. Doesn't take much to bend, I think I did it by hand over a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7,778
Views: 1,243,141
Posted By MJS
Me thinks the hyd preload adjusters are pretty...

Me thinks the hyd preload adjusters are pretty durable. I have Wilber's on my GS and HP2, yacugar on an X-Ch and an X-Co. I've not had any issues with either make. The X bikes have seen plenty of...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By MJS
Here you go...

Here you go http://www.facet-purolator.com/retail-products.php. You want a low preassure cube pump, look at the PDF for rates and pressures.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By MJS
You don't. The idea is to get most of the air out...

You don't. The idea is to get most of the air out of the MC without the resistance of the lines. When you reconnect the lines some air will get into the system. That is removed with a convential...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By MJS
To bleed the MC use a short piece of brake line...

To bleed the MC use a short piece of brake line looped back into the reservoir or into a container with some fluid in it.

Or you can submerge the entire cylinder in brake fluid but that's a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By MJS
I would try the following. Bleed MC...

I would try the following.

Bleed MC separately (with brake hose disconnected)
Bleed caliper by fully compressing pistons and injecting fluid into the bleed screw and up to the MC banjo.
Connect...
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,760
Posted By MJS
I'll take two also.

I'll take two also.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By MJS
Does not matter how tall you are, you want the...

Does not matter how tall you are, you want the correct spring for your weight and set to proper race sag. This has a huge effect on bike handling.

And you need to do both ends.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By MJS
I've done an 05 F650GS. Should be the same but...

I've done an 05 F650GS. Should be the same but cant be sure without looking at the parts fiche.

You need the Damper tube and the spring for each fork. Damper tube is longer to let the fork...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By MJS
So did you change valving?

So did you change valving?
Forum: Latin America 01-21-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,468
Posted By MJS
Fixed (this is how I heard the quote, who knows...

Fixed (this is how I heard the quote, who knows for sure :D)

Be as self sufficent as possible with regards to minor repairs. I always carry tools, spare tubes, patch kits and a pump. Tire repair...
Forum: Latin America 01-21-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,468
Posted By MJS
May will be fine. Will be hotter on the Sea of...

May will be fine. Will be hotter on the Sea of Cortez side but bearable. Youve got the Logistics down. :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By MJS
Check your pm.

Check your pm.
Forum: Latin America 01-20-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,468
Posted By MJS
We have left a truck(s) there for up to two weeks...

We have left a truck(s) there for up to two weeks without issues. Most have 24 hour security. We use them several times a year.

That's not to say that something couldn't happen but the reality of...
Forum: Latin America 01-19-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,468
Posted By MJS
Several parking lots on the US side at the border...

Several parking lots on the US side at the border in Tecate. $5 - $10 per day to park.

Baja will be hot in the summer (July, August, September).
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 713,286
Posted By MJS
F650GS Stator

The 400 watt flywheel and stator from the F650GS single fits the X bike without problem. The flywheel is heavier than the stock X flywheel and will likely take a bit away from rear wheel HP. If you...
Forum: Latin America 01-09-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By MJS
I've ridden Baja several times during this time...

I've ridden Baja several times during this time period. Experienced everything from 90 degree temps to freezing rain and snow. All on the same trip. On several different trips.

I wear my Mojave...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 713,286
Posted By MJS
Yep, plug and play. Lay the bike on its left...

Yep, plug and play. Lay the bike on its left side and you won't even lose any oil. You do have to heat the flywheel to release the loctite adhesive on the taper. Just follow the workshop manual.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 713,286
Posted By MJS
Installing just the stator from the F650 does NOT...

Installing just the stator from the F650 does NOT work and according to my measurements changed the charging characteristics to be worse than stock. I installed the complete generator from the F650...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 713,286
Posted By MJS
Yes, I originally mounted the ballasts under the...

Yes, I originally mounted the ballasts under the dash

http://stickelmaier.smugmug.com/Other/X-bikes/i-P37sv27/0/L/IMG_20140215_104200-L.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 713,286
Posted By MJS
Fairing bracket clamps around the headstock. ...

Fairing bracket clamps around the headstock.
http://stickelmaier.smugmug.com/Other/X-bikes/i-hpmzvV2/0/XL/IMG_20140119_105724-L.jpg

There is a through bolt on the back that locks the bracket to...
Forum: Latin America 01-03-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By MJS
According to Coco, the road will not go by his...

According to Coco, the road will not go by his place but through another canyon. Truckers are already using it as well as RVers and people towing boats. While slow for the remaining dirt miles it is...
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