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Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Ranger Ron
Or maybe an extension: ...

Or maybe an extension:

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/10-01077/839-1155-ND/3507735

That particular one may not be the right size. I don't have my Gerbing stuff with me today to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11,622
Views: 2,479,157
Posted By Ranger Ron
When I was fine tuning the main jet circuit on my...

When I was fine tuning the main jet circuit on my 2006 (351) I experimented with snorkels. My main jet was already pretty close, but I wanted to be sure it was spot on.

Not having a dyno, I made...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ranger Ron
That place looks vaguely familiar... ...

That place looks vaguely familiar...

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/TuskPanniers_zpsef30fa9d.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ranger Ron
Good going, RC. Is that Arduino specific...

Good going, RC.

Is that Arduino specific code?

Ron
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By Ranger Ron
Chris, it's a KLX250S pumped up to a 351. I put...

Chris, it's a KLX250S pumped up to a 351. I put a set of Shinko 705's on for the ride. BTW, it was a combined SS1000 and a BB1500.

Ron
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-29-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By Ranger Ron
Kinda like this one? :lol3 ...

Kinda like this one? :lol3

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/BBblank_zps08c7f3d5.jpg (http://s1355.photobucket.com/user/PlanetEquipment/media/BBblank_zps08c7f3d5.jpg.html)
...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ranger Ron
Yeah, I thought so, too. That's what I tried...

Yeah, I thought so, too. That's what I tried first (the sensor teed into the line from the tank to the carb). It didn't work. The constant opening and closing of the needle valve in the carb...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ranger Ron
A 19" column of gas is only about 0.5psi of...

A 19" column of gas is only about 0.5psi of pressure. I don't think the sensor you noted would have enough resolution at these lower pressures.

Ron
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ranger Ron
Thanks for the kind words, everybody. :thumb ...

Thanks for the kind words, everybody. :thumb





I've made them before for other bikes using a hall sensor and magnet. I'd probably do the same again.

Ron :D
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ranger Ron
I used a 18F2685 for the gas gauge. It's mostly...

I used a 18F2685 for the gas gauge. It's mostly overkill, but I had some on hand from another project. Plus, it's better to have too much room for program and memory than not enough!

The oiler...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ranger Ron
I hard coded a mpg number in the program as a...

I hard coded a mpg number in the program as a multiplier. I was a bit conservative and used a number a few miles per gallon less than I normally get. Hopefully I won't get in trouble.

An...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ranger Ron
When I designed the circuit board I included the...

When I designed the circuit board I included the circuitry to be able to use a speed sensor. I don't have a speed sensor on the KLR, but may end up making one.

The dip switches settings can...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ranger Ron
Stability was the tough part. Slosh is the...

Stability was the tough part. Slosh is the issue. There is a trade off between very long sampling times and smooth displays. During development I used really short sample times to see just what...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ranger Ron
Chain oiler, you say? ...

Chain oiler, you say?

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q703/PlanetEquipment/Oiler_zps67a245b9.jpg (http://s1355.photobucket.com/user/PlanetEquipment/media/Oiler_zps67a245b9.jpg.html)

The...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ranger Ron
There is a restrictor ahead of the sensor that...

There is a restrictor ahead of the sensor that has a tiny orifice. The filter is there to keep any junk out of the orifice.

The micro is a PIC. I've never done anything with the Arduinos.
...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ranger Ron
You're right. My tank is vented to the...

You're right. My tank is vented to the atmosphere. Somehow my evap stuff ended up on a shelf in the shop. :evil

Ron
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ranger Ron
The program is written in C. The sensor...

The program is written in C.

The sensor output is applied to a 10 bit A/D convertor. The A/D results are processed via an exponential running average filter. 300 samples are taken at 20ms...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ranger Ron
It actually measures the pressure of the gas. One...

It actually measures the pressure of the gas. One port of the sensor goes to the gas line, the other is open to the atmosphere.

Here's the sensor I used:...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,009
Posted By Ranger Ron
I Wanted A Gas Gauge...

My less than modern bike didn't have one, other than the time honored trip odometer. I did quite lot of searching, but didn't find anything in the after market that seemed like it might work. So,...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
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, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11,622
Views: 2,479,157
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, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,121
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, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,121
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, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11,622
Views: 2,479,157
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, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11,622
Views: 2,479,157
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, 05:30 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 23,443
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, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11,622
Views: 2,479,157
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, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14,485
Views: 1,499,568
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, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14,485
Views: 1,499,568
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, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,824
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, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
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, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11,622
Views: 2,479,157
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, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11,622
Views: 2,479,157
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, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
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, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11,622
Views: 2,479,157
Posted By Ranger Ron
Explain this, please. Ron

Explain this, please.

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14,485
Views: 1,499,568
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, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11,622
Views: 2,479,157
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, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
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, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,232
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...
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