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Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 355,101
Posted By Ron Bullard
I'm on my second set of BT023s - they've been...

I'm on my second set of BT023s - they've been excellent for commuting and long-distance work.
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,915
Posted By Ron Bullard
+1 :D I used a pair of Fox Creek Leather...

+1 :D

I used a pair of Fox Creek Leather elkskin gaunlets for 5 years. Super-solid gloves; really nice, actually. They kept my hands protected from asphalt more than once :eek1 They eventually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,922
Posted By Ron Bullard
If your friend is also in Pasadena, or close,...

If your friend is also in Pasadena, or close, tell them to take the BRC at the Academy of Motorcycle Operation.

www.amosocal.com (http://www.amosocal.com)

They have a site at John Muir High...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 67,047
Posted By Ron Bullard
I took a quick ride out to Devore, CA yesterday...

I took a quick ride out to Devore, CA yesterday for a video shoot.

I was excited to try out the new 18" windshied for my Parabellum Scout fairing. Kinda ugly? Oh yeah! :lol3 Comfortable? ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,316
Posted By Ron Bullard
+1 :1drink

+1 :1drink
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,124
Posted By Ron Bullard
Not exactly an apples to apples comparo, but my...

Not exactly an apples to apples comparo, but my SV has been great in and around LA.

"Naked" model, so fairly upright and easy to maneuver, pretty lightweight, L-twin (or however you call the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,432
Posted By Ron Bullard
I watched it on Netflix about a week or so ago. ...

I watched it on Netflix about a week or so ago. Some corny stuff on there, but some great period footage.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,879
Posted By Ron Bullard
Absolutely. That's about it. ...

Absolutely.



That's about it.




The site I work at in Pasadena gets quite a bit of local praise:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,183
Posted By Ron Bullard
That's it. It's not the only way to do it, but...

That's it. It's not the only way to do it, but it's how I was taught and it's how I teach it.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-04-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 37,155
Posted By Ron Bullard
Man, that is super clean. Excellent job!!

Man, that is super clean. Excellent job!!
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,465
Posted By Ron Bullard
The test ride went just fine; the bike runs good!...

The test ride went just fine; the bike runs good! I'm working out little jetting issues and other small details, but I'm otherwise happy with the engine.

The Cobra slip on muffler was nice, but...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 37,155
Posted By Ron Bullard
Looks excellent!! :D

Looks excellent!! :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,465
Posted By Ron Bullard
Thanks! The reassembly continues... I...

Thanks!

The reassembly continues...

I installed new brake and clutch levers to replace the taco'd levers that were on the bike.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By Ron Bullard
More pics of the girl... err, the, ah, I mean......

More pics of the girl... err, the, ah, I mean... the, ah, scooter... please :deal
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-15-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 37,155
Posted By Ron Bullard
Looking good! Fantastic detail work! :D

Looking good! Fantastic detail work! :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,465
Posted By Ron Bullard
Buck, let me know how it works out - I'm holding...

Buck, let me know how it works out - I'm holding onto mine and may swap it out at some point.

Kwakbiker, thanks for the added info RE: the XT600 carb boots.

Back to the build:

Anyway, the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,465
Posted By Ron Bullard
Buck, thanks for the words. The used head I...

Buck, thanks for the words. The used head I purchased came with a new-ish manual tensioner, but I didn't know how to set it up so I just used the stock unit. The guy I bought the head and barrel...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,465
Posted By Ron Bullard
I looked over both the timing chain and the...

I looked over both the timing chain and the tensioner before putting it all back together... they looked okay, so I just ran with it. Bike only has 15K on it anyway, and doesn't make any weird...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,465
Posted By Ron Bullard
Eh, the small end was pretty messed up. After...

Eh, the small end was pretty messed up. After putting money into getting a different barrel machined, buying a new piston, and a different head and valve job, I didn't want to skimp by trying to...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-05-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,686
Posted By Ron Bullard
Bitchin! :D

Bitchin! :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,405
Posted By Ron Bullard
I consider my SV my primary means of...

I consider my SV my primary means of transportation - I commute to work on it six or seven days a week, depending on my schedule. I also use it as much as I can to run errands, so long as any...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 29,420
Posted By Ron Bullard
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/stevemariot...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/stevemariott/August%202011%20Moto%20Trip/IMG_7619.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/stevemariott/August%202011%20Moto%20Trip/IMG_7524.jpg

Near...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,465
Posted By Ron Bullard
While waiting for more engine parts to arrive...

While waiting for more engine parts to arrive from the friendly USPS lady, I decided to tackle the tires.

Shinko 705s seemed to be a good fit considering my budget and what I planned to use the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,465
Posted By Ron Bullard
I had heard that the XT600 boots were similar,...

I had heard that the XT600 boots were similar, but I didn't know they were the same. If they are - great! The ones I've seen are a bunch cheaper than the 350 boots.

To recap:

New piston -...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 37,155
Posted By Ron Bullard
Looks excellent! Can't wait to see the finished...

Looks excellent! Can't wait to see the finished product!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 21,926
Posted By Ron Bullard
My '01 SV - rated at 60-65 HP (realistically I'm...

My '01 SV - rated at 60-65 HP (realistically I'm sure it's less, and mine's bone stock including muffler) and around 420lbs or so according to online specs.

For my daily commute in LA, the 650...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,465
Posted By Ron Bullard
The cylinder wall that came with the bike looked...

The cylinder wall that came with the bike looked pretty bad:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/stevemariott/xt350/IMG_0295.jpg

Some of the scarring was pretty deep. I may have been able...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,465
Posted By Ron Bullard
Thanks Grreatdog! I've read many of your posts...

Thanks Grreatdog! I've read many of your posts here and on TT (most of them more than once), and am now well aware of the lean jetting / leaky intake boots problem. The combination of this bike's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,465
Posted By Ron Bullard
With a running bike in mind, I had to remove the...

With a running bike in mind, I had to remove the old piston first. Been there, done that before, no prob. This was was unique, however, as the wrist pin was frozen solid on the connecting rod. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,465
Posted By Ron Bullard
XT350 Rebuild Project

For the last few years I've wanted a dual sport bike. Nothing fancy, just a basic no-frills 250-400cc enduro would do.

This fascination of mine undoubtedly began with this website. Get off of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 416
Posted By Ron Bullard
XT350 Build

Duplicate post, mods please delete :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 598,200
Posted By Ron Bullard
Does anybody want to trade their stock muffler...

Does anybody want to trade their stock muffler w/spark arrestor for my Cobra muffler? I'm in Los Angeles.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/stevemariott/xt350/IMG_0286.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 598,200
Posted By Ron Bullard
Looks excellent! I love the speedblocks on the...

Looks excellent! I love the speedblocks on the sidecovers... :evil
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 598,200
Posted By Ron Bullard
Four months after dragging it home, my XT lives! ...

Four months after dragging it home, my XT lives!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/stevemariott/xt350/IMG_0269.jpg

I went through the entire engine and replaced... well, lots of it. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,550
Posted By Ron Bullard
Excellent report!! :D I sure miss the NW...

Excellent report!! :D I sure miss the NW sometimes.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-03-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,508
Posted By Ron Bullard
Excellent! :D

Excellent! :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,785
Posted By Ron Bullard
24 years old, close enough? :D It just...

24 years old, close enough? :D

It just occurred to me how old my XT350 is. I brought it home with the engine in boxes, and should have it running (hopefully) by the end of the week.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 831,644
Posted By Ron Bullard
Currently thumpless... ...

Currently thumpless...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v702/stevemariott/IMG_0177.jpg

I have all of the parts, ready to go together... I just need the time to do it.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By Ron Bullard
I was watching that bike on Craigslist for some...

I was watching that bike on Craigslist for some time... glad to see it has a new home.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-26-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,678
Posted By Ron Bullard
Awesome project! :D:lurk

Awesome project! :D:lurk
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