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Forum: Orange Crush 09-10-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 463,280
Posted By renogeorge
Thanks Dusty! So the F map is not adjusted by...

Thanks Dusty! So the F map is not adjusted by changes in altitude, temp, humidity? Then it is only the L map which is taking "direction" from the MAP sensors? So where do the O2 sensors impact on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6,642
Views: 1,032,981
Posted By renogeorge
Thanks Chas for correcting me. Have to increase...

Thanks Chas for correcting me. Have to increase the Ginko dosage.

Hope I didn't lead anyone to lean out their scoot and blow up a motor. If you did, I can't remember giving the bad info. "I did...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-10-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 463,280
Posted By renogeorge
I have an even more basic question. Can anyone...

I have an even more basic question. Can anyone verify what controls when running on the F Map sensors, not O2 sensors???? I think (and that is shaky) that F is for the MAP sensors and L is driven...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6,642
Views: 1,032,981
Posted By renogeorge
I am an old guy with a bad memory. But I think...

I am an old guy with a bad memory. But I think that is reversed. Blue for higher elevations--it is a leaner needle to overcome the richer conditions. Red for lower elevations to richen and deal...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,470
Views: 233,208
Posted By renogeorge
I don't have a tire recommendation as I don't...

I don't have a tire recommendation as I don't know your riding conditions. Waaaay baaack in the day, I used the IRC M5B or whatever it is on big bore 2 strokes that came with major wheel spin in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By renogeorge
Sonora (108), Ebbetts (4), Carson (88) are all...

Sonora (108), Ebbetts (4), Carson (88) are all good if they would fit into your route. Traveling up or down 395, there is a scenic route from Mammoth that loops back into 395 north of town. Hwy 89...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6,642
Views: 1,032,981
Posted By renogeorge
As I recall, there is not a huge difference...

As I recall, there is not a huge difference between the blue and red JDs. Maybe 2 or 3 clip positions. So if you are at 2 with the blue, you might go to 4 if still using the blue. Somebody with...
Forum: Americas 09-10-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24,819
Views: 1,965,114
Posted By renogeorge
Well, I had been pondering Shizzman's advice to...

Well, I had been pondering Shizzman's advice to just stay away. I guess I will. But not without noting a couple of things:

There are some great guys on here who share valuable information not...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6,642
Views: 1,032,981
Posted By renogeorge
All of the OEMs I have seen have an aluminum...

All of the OEMs I have seen have an aluminum finish and 5 letter code. JD needles have a dull brass finish, no code and a colored top end--blue for lean and red for richer. Some of the JDs have one...
Forum: Americas 09-09-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24,819
Views: 1,965,114
Posted By renogeorge
The clever (?) namecalling is exactly what I'm...

The clever (?) namecalling is exactly what I'm talking about. Classy!
Forum: Americas 09-09-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24,819
Views: 1,965,114
Posted By renogeorge
You must have reading comprehension issues. I...

You must have reading comprehension issues. I love Mexico. Anyone not a part of your little "blog" is a" newcomer". That kinda says it all. Thanks for letting us visit your country.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By renogeorge
SAS, cannister, left side muffler, air box, ABS,...

SAS, cannister, left side muffler, air box, ABS, crash bars, center stand, front disc/caliper, passenger pegs.....How far do you want to go. Search a little, read a lot.

FWIW
Forum: Americas 09-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24,819
Views: 1,965,114
Posted By renogeorge
Thanks for that clarification Tom.. But I will be...

Thanks for that clarification Tom.. But I will be sticking to my Tecate. But I'd love to try some along with the asada tacos next time I am through. I owe you a Triumph hat too...
Forum: Americas 09-08-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24,819
Views: 1,965,114
Posted By renogeorge
All the inside jokes are lost on me. What can...

All the inside jokes are lost on me. What can you expect of a Tecate Roja drinker. I wouldn't know your fancy tequilas from chain lube.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,398
Posted By renogeorge
Seems like there is a How to posted. It's not...

Seems like there is a How to posted. It's not complicated. Wire looms are unplug and play. Gotta get the brake lines and speedo sensor. Decide what you want for front brakes--single, dual, etc.
...
Forum: Americas 09-08-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24,819
Views: 1,965,114
Posted By renogeorge
As the saying goes, "you guys are just too cool...

As the saying goes, "you guys are just too cool for school" or Mexico, Canada or the US. Too bad because this little core "cool, ex pat, elitist, cynical, etc bunch" has some real nuggets of useful...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-07-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,398
Posted By renogeorge
I hear you. Don't think I would be happy using...

I hear you. Don't think I would be happy using mine for regular maintenance in the garage. But for occasional on the trail use, it is just fine for me.
Forum: Orange Crush 09-07-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,398
Posted By renogeorge
Stand works fine raising front or rear. It needs...

Stand works fine raising front or rear. It needs a small hole in the skid plate to engage the hook. Haven't weighed the center stand. But it is a lump..
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By renogeorge
Looks good. Gabbs gas situation has been getting...

Looks good. Gabbs gas situation has been getting a little shaky. Station usually closed. You have to rouse somebody from the store/bar when they are open. Let us know how you like the Lund-Eureka...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By renogeorge
From what I have ridden on the Silverstate Trail,...

From what I have ridden on the Silverstate Trail, it would be big bike friendly. I have ridden the sections out of Pioche to the north and on the southern end near Caliente. A route from Pioche...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,437
Posted By renogeorge
This thread has obviously lost its bearings. I'd...

This thread has obviously lost its bearings. I'd change mine at 30k miles assuming minimal water/mud exposure. Just because. Being an old fart mechanic type of guy, I was packing bearings in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By renogeorge
For anyone that doesn't know, Jerry (Countdown's)...

For anyone that doesn't know, Jerry (Countdown's) stuff is great! FREE GPS tracks with lots of good info on gas, etc. He has done us all a great service with the work he has done accumulating these...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By renogeorge
Man, I need to ride with you guys sometime. ...

Man, I need to ride with you guys sometime. Seems like we like the same kind of stuff.

Ely is next on my list for a weeklong riding trip. Probably best in the Fall given the elevations.

I...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By renogeorge
Could be as simple as a bad plug, loose or bad...

Could be as simple as a bad plug, loose or bad plug wire.....
Forum: Orange Crush 09-05-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,625
Posted By renogeorge
It's been a while. But I only remember 1 for the...

It's been a while. But I only remember 1 for the valve at the rear of the airbox.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-04-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By renogeorge
Caliente is a great area and the NV state...

Caliente is a great area and the NV state campground is a real good one. If in range, hit the Pioche area if you like old mining stuff. Wish I could make it. But going to UT at this time. Have...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By renogeorge
I think I would be looking for a more immediate...

I think I would be looking for a more immediate problem--not mapping. Your bike may need a re map to get it running optimally. Your problem sounds more extreme--as suggested, a vacuum leak, MAP...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-04-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,437
Posted By renogeorge
Not to turn this into a bigger discussion. But...

Not to turn this into a bigger discussion. But the OP's question is based on prepping for an Alaska trip. Carrying an extra set of wheel bearings is not going to make that much difference in terms...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-03-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,437
Posted By renogeorge
Not an easy on-the-road repair. I changed mine...

Not an easy on-the-road repair. I changed mine at 32k for an Alaska trip. Probably would have made it without replacement. Like tiers/chain/sprocket/battery and brake pads, these are things I want...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-02-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By renogeorge
Don't overlook the importance of getting the...

Don't overlook the importance of getting the right springs and properly setting the sag. Those adjustments are there to be used. Don't just "crank it up" to raise the bike or "back it off" to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,470
Views: 233,208
Posted By renogeorge
Check air screw spring, washer and O ring. Easy...

Check air screw spring, washer and O ring. Easy to lose a piece and get an air leak.

Too lean can also be caused by a lack of fuel--float level, plugged pilot, passages, other passages. Rubber...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,470
Views: 233,208
Posted By renogeorge
Enigma....Slavens, Munn, Rocky Mountain, Surdyke...

Enigma....Slavens, Munn, Rocky Mountain, Surdyke are all good from my experience. Check it out. Not having a kit is not a big deal. Andrew Cooksey (Cooksey Crank) would be a good resource for you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6,642
Views: 1,032,981
Posted By renogeorge
The info I need may be here in this thread. If...

The info I need may be here in this thread. If so I apologize for not being able to find it. I am only through page 190. Here is my question:

'09 450 XCW with Thumper big bore (518) kit. Not...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 09-02-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 23,652
Posted By renogeorge
If you are looking for help or company on this,...

If you are looking for help or company on this, let me know. I am in Reno and available pretty much 7 days a week. Only moderately GPS savvy.
Forum: Orange Crush 08-29-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By renogeorge
Many have removed the FI put carbs on the 990. ...

Many have removed the FI put carbs on the 990. You might want to come at it that way. I haven't turned a bolt or screw on an 1190. But if like the 990, carbs from a 950 would be your starting...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-28-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By renogeorge
I'd say zero chance for 120 being open. A little...

I'd say zero chance for 120 being open. A little better chance through Sequoia, but still a long shot as far as I know. Locals may add to this...

It will be a shame to rush Mexico. Deserves its...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,470
Views: 233,208
Posted By renogeorge
The 300 can be tuned a lot of different ways. ...

The 300 can be tuned a lot of different ways. Jetting is the key to finding manageable power. At 67, I use my 2008 XCW for DS, tight slow single tracks and open desert. They can be race bikes,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-26-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By renogeorge
Obviously, all of the higher elevation stuff is...

Obviously, all of the higher elevation stuff is weather dependent that time of year. With that in mind, the western part of your route might include:

395 south through Reno, Bishop.
East through...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By renogeorge
Not knowing which WP shock you have--small screw...

Not knowing which WP shock you have--small screw on bottom of shock is rebound. IN increases dampening and slows the return of the shock to extended from compressed. Very important adjustment for...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,331
Posted By renogeorge
Carb vent lines need to be run separately out the...

Carb vent lines need to be run separately out the bottom of the airbox into the V between the cylinders. They should extend 3/4" or so below bottom of airbox.
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