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Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-02-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 46,575
Posted By MNMike
One Night Only!

Hey! I'm taking a circle tour trip from Minneapolis with one other rider(so far...) and I'm looking at camping at Hi-Pines the night of Friday, August 1st. With 6/Site, does anyone want to sublet...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 504,024
Posted By MNMike
The day after the crest. There are usually...

The day after the crest. There are usually beaches on the other side of the river.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 504,024
Posted By MNMike
My 2014 GS

Along the St. Croix River
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By MNMike
Order what you want

Don't let the dealer pressure you into something that you don't want. If the lowered suspension can be retro-fitted, that would be one thing, but if you have to wait for what you want, then wait. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,936
Posted By MNMike
Why I bought a GS

I could go on forever about what I used to ride, where I used to ride, etc, but there are a few indisputable reasons I went with a GS.

1. Off-Road capable. I used to ride enduro on a Yamaha WR,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-25-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By MNMike
Mantoulin Island Trip is coming together

I'm planning to take this trip the first week of August, and will be passing through Eagle River, WI for some reason... Proposed stops at Eagle River, the East UP, Mantoulin Island, Toronto, St....
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By MNMike
I have family there.

I have family there.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,116
Posted By MNMike
Talk to your tire mounter

There is a marking on the tire that indicates the 'light' point on the tire. When this is mounted at the tire valve(especially now with TPM) typically the tire needs minimal balancing. I can't tell...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,347
Posted By MNMike
Pissed Not feeling the heat

I have noticed heat once in a while, only when stopped, but it typically goes away after the fan kicks in. I think you are feeling the radiant heat at lower temps. The fan seems to blow the heat...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-16-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By MNMike
Day Trippin' Wannabe - Mantoulin Island

It has been too many years since I mapped this trip and haven't done it.

I want to start in Minneapolis, ride through Northern Wisconsin into the UP of Michigan, cross into Canada at Sault Ste...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,231
Views: 342,505
Posted By MNMike
2014 GSW Skid Plate, Crash Bars, Tank Bag

Wolfman Rainier Tank Bag: Fits well, does not intrude on the leg space when standing. Strap space is tight at the steering head, but once set, it's an easy on and off affair.

BMW OEM Aluminum...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 31,720
Posted By MNMike
Way around

Build a jump, Duh!
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 43,350
Views: 8,225,717
Posted By MNMike
According to the owner's manual, Max rebound on...

According to the owner's manual, Max rebound on the shock is 3 clicks, not 1.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By MNMike
Yamaha Parts

Did you try or
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2007, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By MNMike
KLR Shock Spring

I bought a progressive 420 series spring for <$80 and had the local dealer throw it on the stock shock for cheap. No rebound problems so far. I'm a big bastard as well (#245 and falling...) I've...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By MNMike
Spring/Fall - FirstGear Scout II jacket,...

Spring/Fall -

FirstGear Scout II jacket, FirstGear HT Overpants, Hein Gericke winter gauntlets, Gaerne Explorer boots, Full face helmet.

Summer - FirstGear Meshtex Jacket, pants, gloves,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2006, 07:59 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,872
Posted By MNMike
100% on-road

My Givi E45 with a tire pump and cargo net stays on unless I'm going off-road only. My lunch, gym bag, and personal gear go in every morning to ride to work. If it's raining, and I need to park...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2006, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,035
Posted By MNMike
Oh ye harbingers of misinformation...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2006, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7,924
Views: 3,079,894
Posted By MNMike
The Tom Cruise Top Gun model. So fast it races...

The Tom Cruise Top Gun model. So fast it races airplanes...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2006, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,323
Posted By MNMike
Why electronic? Get one of those little balls...

Why electronic? Get one of those little balls and stick in on your tank or fairing. Electronics suck in the cold, and when they run out of batteries.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2006, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,810
Posted By MNMike
45 MPG, 40 mile round trip commute at 70-85MPH. ...

45 MPG, 40 mile round trip commute at 70-85MPH. +9 fairing, large topcase, heavy rider.

65mpg if I keep the RPM's under 4000
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2006, 01:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,065
Posted By MNMike
Timberland Motorcycle/Hiker boots

Timberland is making moto boots now. I bet they'd work great for hiking...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2006, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,680
Posted By MNMike
Mounting with Topcase

I put my right knee on the saddle, bend my right leg at the knee so my foot is alongside my rear, and rotate on the knee so when I unbend it, my foot comes down on the other side of the box.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2006, 11:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,949
Posted By MNMike
Paying for gas is Crazy...

I've driven my Cherokee to work 2 days since the beginning of April. Every other day has been on the KLR. One day I needed to pick up my 3 grandkids after work, and the other day it was pouring...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2006, 11:09 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 21,610
Posted By MNMike
Goin' Camping
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-04-2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 323,833
Posted By MNMike
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2006, 11:17 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 163,717
Posted By MNMike

Next year it will qualify for collector plates... Not my actual bike, but one just like it.

My '06 KLR is the same bike it was in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-26-2006, 11:16 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,643
Posted By MNMike
Reuben on a Stick

A few years ago, one of the local Irish places, O' Gara's developed a Reuben on a Stick to sell at the MN state fair (now with over 50 food items served 'on a stick...')

They made their own...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2006, 11:40 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 173,830
Posted By MNMike
What the People want?

I want a street legal KLX450R with a larger gas tank...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2006, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,759
Posted By MNMike

The WR was a 400 in 2000. yater is right, the WR is the 'race' enduro, brother to the YZ motocrosser. The trail bike model is the TT-R, and shares no components. I can't speak for 2000, or the 400,...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By MNMike
I got a similar, oval shaped one at Wally World...

I got a similar, oval shaped one at Wally World with the relay for $12. Included double sided foam tape stuck it on the top of my left cluster for easy on/off with my thumb. Has the same Green...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-11-2006, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,582,424
Posted By MNMike
Chengwatana State Forest, MN, USA ...

Chengwatana State Forest, MN, USA
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2006, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,972
Posted By MNMike
I 'm totally pleased with my FirstGear Scout...

I 'm totally pleased with my FirstGear Scout also. I paid full price when it first came out. $249 is a steal. With the thermoliner in, I ride down to ~25F before it gets too cold to commute. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2006, 06:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,641
Posted By MNMike
Semi trick

I pulled in behind(right behind...) a semi in the left lane on the San Diego freeway (405) going about 60mph. When I glanced down to my left, I noticed this long, shiny pipe going back to THE...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2006, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By MNMike
Textile pants

My Firstgear Meshtex pants aren't baggy in the least. I share your thigh problem after years of road and mountain biking, and heavy squats. They do have pads in them which can give you that slight...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2006, 05:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 30,357
Posted By MNMike
Better price at

Better price at
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2006, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,211,078
Posted By MNMike
KLR Mods

Came with:
+4 Windscreen
OEM Tank Bag

Now has:
Relocated License Plate
+9 windscreen
Optronics QH-61CW Off Road Driving lights w/Relay
Moose 'Bark Busters' with Large protectors
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2006, 12:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,134
Posted By MNMike
96 in a 55 - Soledad Canyon Road

It was a beautiful Summer evening. With fresh oil in the crankcase and a freshly washed and waxed Nighthawk S, I went out for a ride. The sun was setting over Magic Mountain (the park, not the land...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2006, 08:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,363
Posted By MNMike
Things have changed...

A 250 (if you're under 200lbs) or a 350 (if you're over 200lbs) would be an excellent first bike;however, if you're looking at a 200 mile interstate ride, you might want something bigger. Yes, the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,363
Posted By MNMike
Get a used KLR 650. It's bigger than you're...

Get a used KLR 650. It's bigger than you're looking for, but if you plan on riding 200 miles of highway at 70 MPH, there's not much other choice. The BMW will do it, but if you're looking for low...
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