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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,383
Posted By RonSJC
Hi Countdown, where did you post the SMTS for...

Hi Countdown, where did you post the SMTS for California? I'd like to do as much of what still exists as possible. I did the section from just outside Bakersfield to Sequoia (an area I hadn't been...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 12:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,733
Posted By RonSJC
Hey I'd be up for it. I've been thinking about...

Hey I'd be up for it. I've been thinking about it since I first saw this ride report. I was thinking about heading down that way (I'm in South OC).
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
RX-3 Cyclone

I went to their "Open House" a few weeks ago. They are about 50 miles from my house. I rode my NX up there hoping I could demo the RX-3 in a little back to back comparison..... but they weren't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7,459
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Posted By RonSJC
Re: reserve. I've gone as high as 115 and never...

Re: reserve. I've gone as high as 115 and never switched to reserve, but last Saturday I switched it on at just over 100, but I was on interstate 5 and then the Toll road on my way to Lake Arrowhead...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7,459
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Posted By RonSJC
Wow, that's one clean bike! Did you add the...

Wow, that's one clean bike!
Did you add the rack and cases? I'd be interested to see how the rack was made and your thoughts on it's functionality.

Thanks,
Ron
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7,459
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Posted By RonSJC
I find the seat to be acceptable for short...

I find the seat to be acceptable for short jaunts, but I did 1300 miles on my NX last summer, and seat foam doesn't give enough support (too soft in my humble opinion).

Speaking of Seats...... Any...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Not bad in the sand. The stock Trail Wings...

Not bad in the sand. The stock Trail Wings worked good once I aired down.
This is Oceano Dunes State OHV this past summer.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7,459
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Posted By RonSJC
Looking forward to your opinions when you get...

Looking forward to your opinions when you get done. Heck, maybe I could talk you into letting me take it for a spin.......... I'm just over the hill....oh, and actually, at my age literally over the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7,459
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Posted By RonSJC
Works Performance Shocks Question

Ok, Seeing PTC's pictures got me thinking about a Works shock again.

Who has had both the SV650 shock AND the Works Performance shock and can comment on the advantages (mainly is the Works Shock...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
I ordered mine from an aftermarket supplier here...

I ordered mine from an aftermarket supplier here in California (I'm sure it probably came from China...... But it's been working well). I think it was about a $100 bucks or so. Other than an...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7,459
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Posted By RonSJC
Hey PTC, I like the Septia look! (I think...

Hey PTC,
I like the Septia look! (I think that's what you call it).
AND............. what have you done to your suspension, or did you bottom out on every landing.

Nice shots
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Up in 29 Palms here. Of course, I have to pay...

Up in 29 Palms here. Of course, I have to pay the 600 plus in DMV back fees before I can take mine back out on the road. I plan on getting it done after November.<br/>

Hey Ratchdaddy, there is a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Hey Dangerish, I'm in San Juan Capistrano PM me...

Hey Dangerish, I'm in San Juan Capistrano PM me if you want to ride.
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Nice Bike! How's the front with the 20wt. I put...

Nice Bike! How's the front with the 20wt. I put CRF230 springs and a lighter weight oil and I'm still bottoming out.
Where in So.Cal are you? I'm in South OC.

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7,459
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Posted By RonSJC
Ok, who wants to set up an NX250 Rally!!!!

Ok, who wants to set up an NX250 Rally!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7,459
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Posted By RonSJC
How about a photo or two? What did you do for...

How about a photo or two? What did you do for the shape? We might have some options for the final shape. I'd be curious as to your experience.

Thanks
Ron
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Hi Michael, In your post I think you said 3-5. ...

Hi Michael,
In your post I think you said 3-5. I went conservative and think I'm only counting 2 for you at this point, so if you want more, we are about there!
I'll contact them this AM and get...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 07:15 PM
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Posted By RonSJC
Seats

Hah! funny stuff. Looks like they did a nice job.

Any one else out there interested in the Seat Concepts? I'm thinking about riding to Cabo this fall and don't think I want to stand on the pegs...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Hey valvecrusher! I'm looking forward to seeing...

Hey valvecrusher! I'm looking forward to seeing your work on that seat. How is the density of the new foam compared to stock? I only weigh about 150 soaking wet, but I found on my trip to Alaska...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Seat Concepts will install the cover for you........

Seat Concepts will install the cover for you..... BUT, you have to send them the pan. With shipping and all it might be better to purchase a cheap stapler. I'd go the "do it your self " route if I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Dang Valvecrusher, that is a close fit. When I...

Dang Valvecrusher, that is a close fit. When I was at Seat Concepts, we lined up the XR400 foam (closest they had) and it looked like the foam wouldn't fit over the seat pan.

Ron
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Thanks, I don't think it would do any good to...

Thanks, I don't think it would do any good to send them an order just yet. Hopefully once we get 10 commitments we could all send our orders in about the same time. If you order now, we may never get...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Yea, I guess it's not really a "group buy". ...

Yea, I guess it's not really a "group buy".

Because of the "set up " cost to make the foam molds and seat covers we need to get them 10 orders before they will start.

I'm just offering to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Update on the Seat Concepts buy

Regarding the cost, I just got this email from Seat Concepts:

Ron,

Price would be as our standard kits $159.99
Seat height would be a standard, different heights require new molds.
The...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Shoot me a PM. I'm in South Orange county. Nice...

Shoot me a PM. I'm in South Orange county. Nice and safe, right by some great beaches and with in about 90 min of some great dual sport riding in the San Berdardino National forest with more than 700...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,528
Posted By RonSJC
I bought an f650 that way. But I flew out, he...

I bought an f650 that way. But I flew out, he picked me up from the airport and I road it home. I got a deal and a nice trip.
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
I'll ask what the price would be with just the...

I'll ask what the price would be with just the foam, but the cover's fit great, and I'm going to guess the price would be less from them for both.

And, yes, I have found the foam much better then...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Sounds Great! I'll ask about the seat height, I'm...

Sounds Great! I'll ask about the seat height, I'm pretty sure they can make any of their foams once they have the forms. I think they have a stock, firm and soft. I was watching them make the foams...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Ok, great, keep me posted, it will be interesting...

Ok, great, keep me posted, it will be interesting to see if there are any other options out there.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Thanks for the info. I can't find anyone else...

Thanks for the info. I can't find anyone else that makes replacement seats. i saw one for sale out here in California that had an aftermarket seat, but I think they went out of production years ago.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Seat Concepts Group Buy

Hey All, I was out at Seat Concepts yesterday speaking with Lendon (one of the owners). I was hoping that the Honda XR 400 seat would match our seat pan, but ours is too wide in the back. He is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
Looks just like the one I ordered from China. It...

Looks just like the one I ordered from China. It fit perfectly and was cheap. I painted it to match as best I could. I think it only took about 3 weeks to get too!
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7,459
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Posted By RonSJC
Te is about 30 lbs lighter, it has a narrow 6...

Te is about 30 lbs lighter, it has a narrow 6 speed tranny and of course full on motocross suspension and a 37 in seat height. The engine produces more HP and redlines somewhere around 15k I think. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
I loaded both bikes in my truck. I took both so...

I loaded both bikes in my truck. I took both so my son and I could ride together. Very interesting riding each back to back. On another note , I rode the nx 1300 miles a month ago through sequoia to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
Posted By RonSJC
I got "sorta" lucky and found a factory rack on...

I got "sorta" lucky and found a factory rack on ebay. The plastic was cracked, but I epoxyed it and so far its holding up.
I just got back from riding in Mammoth, and even with crf 230 springs up...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10,256
Views: 3,304,113
Posted By RonSJC
Thanks!!! Ron

Thanks!!!

Ron
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-20-2014, 04:53 PM
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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
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
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: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
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: 7,459
Views: 1,107,788
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...
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