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  1. 97xr400r

    T Minus 30 days and counting....

    Good on you for getting it all sorted! Let's get a ride planed outπŸ‘
  2. 97xr400r

    KTM Adventure

    That was awesome!
  3. 97xr400r

    CA and NV BDR Loop

    Good times right there. Thanks for sharing πŸ‘
  4. Penciled in on my calendar. I've been trying to make on of these for a couple years now, really hope to join in this time. Thanks for posting this up!πŸ‘
  5. 97xr400r

    Ham Jam!

    Saturday, October 5, 2019 San Diego Hamfest at Lakeside Rodeo Groundshttps://www.google.com/maps/place/12584+Mapleview+St,+Lakeside,+CA+92040/www.SDHamfest.orgAdmission $5 per person (Children under 12 free if accompanied by a paying adult) Exhibit & Vendor Hall open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presentations hourly from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), Ham Radio Satellites, Antennas, Summits On The Air (SOTA), and DMR radios. Chat one-on-one with ARRL Southwestern Division Director Dick Norton, N6AA, and attend his group discussion on current issues facing ham radio.
  6. Looks like a great time
  7. Sorry your having troubles. Glad it didn't happen at an even more inconvenient time or place! Thanks for posting about this. Dang! I just looked up the specs on that bike, what a ripper! I couldn't find a compression ratio though. What fuel do you run? Always hard to tell in photos but it looks like the piston got just hot enough to start sticking to the cylinder wall. Aluminum gets into the top ring groove, cylinder pressure blasts past top ring and the problem snowballs... Some causes that come to mind... -As mentioned before detonation (old gas and an already close to lean tune?) -As mentioned before that piston crown is really clean looking. Close to lean tune? - Be sure the piston oil squirter is not clogged or receiving low oil pressure. - Possible hot spot on cylinder? How does the cooling jacket look in that area?
  8. 97xr400r

    Back in the saddle

    Wow that way fast! Glad your back on two wheels.
  9. 97xr400r

    Just bought a plated xr650r

    Yeah, 650r! -Keep an eye on the right side footpeg mount, the stock bolts are not strong enough. They flex just enough to allow the frame to get rounded, bolt cyclic fatigues and... Snap. Known issue. Not fun on a big ride. I had to grind the frame peg mount surface flat and perpendicular. Once the mounting surface was restored true I installed ARP bolts and proceeded to tighten them to OMFG spec. This fix has been holding up for years. - Also once your valve adjustment interval gets below 800 miles it's time for a valve upgrade. The stock intake valves are soft and sink into the seats. Another known big miles problem. I'm in the middle of addressing this issue... rebuilding the head on mine... Time for a little more compression and cam duration πŸ”₯πŸŒŽπŸ–
  10. Thanks for posting this. I sent an email. I enjoy seeing hikers out on rodregez , I always stop and ask if they need anything. I personally enjoy backpacking trips and it still bugs me that only horses and people are allowed on the PCT. And now they're pushing for a mile wide "this is my forest" zone... Disappointing
  11. My timing didn't work out this time, can't make this one. Thank again for posting up