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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-11-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,274
Posted By marum017
Hopefully it's still possible. It was much...

Hopefully it's still possible. It was much different feel today than the last one I plated. Very cut an dry, no extra questions. As soon as she saw "dirt" on the computer screen she picked up...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-11-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,274
Posted By marum017
I was just in the Eau Claire DMV today and the...

I was just in the Eau Claire DMV today and the 1998 DR350SE (MN titled) I was plating/titling was flagged as a "dirt" model. Had to wait 20min for a call to central to verify it was OK to plate. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,830
Posted By marum017
I made it over to the Golden Eagle Ride on...

I made it over to the Golden Eagle Ride on Sunday. Went with the wife and stuck with the easier trails. We both enjoyed it a lot! I'm planning on going back in Sept (likely for both days).
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-15-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,830
Posted By marum017
Anyone heading to MN for the Golden Eagles Trail...

Anyone heading to MN for the Golden Eagles Trail ride this weekend?

http://www.goldeneaglesmc.org/trail_rides.htm

I might make it for one day; I've been trying to make the spring/fall ride for...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-11-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,830
Posted By marum017
Where does everyone fall as far as terrain...

Where does everyone fall as far as terrain preference? Tight trails, dirt/gravel roads, backroads, etc.

I like to be on pavement as little as possible. 50/50 tight trails/two-track would be...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-20-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 62,324
Posted By marum017
I've been wanting to get in on one of these rides...

I've been wanting to get in on one of these rides for a couple of years now. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I'll make this one either. I'm in vacation saving mode, so plan on riding the NWAT...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-18-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,830
Posted By marum017
I'm a few miles south of Strum. Didn't get out...

I'm a few miles south of Strum. Didn't get out nearly enough last year but am going to try hard to make the Golden Eagle trail ride and the Trempeleau County ATV ride (one day ride) this year. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,517
Posted By marum017
Mountain hardware hammerhead 3 meets all your...

Mountain hardware hammerhead 3 meets all your criteria. Everest gear has them for 165.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-29-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 429,398
Posted By marum017
What! It's a one of a kind, I'll give it that. ...

What! It's a one of a kind, I'll give it that.

http://eauclaire.craigslist.org/mcy/3443235371.html
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,680
Posted By marum017
I just picked up one of these on sale: ...

I just picked up one of these on sale:

Hammerhead 3 (http://www.everestgear.com/ou9327.html)

Main feature for me was the ability to cover all the interior mesh (zip panels). Should hold the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9,440
Views: 1,633,330
Posted By marum017
I hardly ever post, but felt compelled to...

I hardly ever post, but felt compelled to respond. If you don't feel loud exhausts have any affect on riding area closures, you are part of the problem. It may not be as big of a deal in your...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-30-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 51,821
Posted By marum017
I hope the lady that never heard of OHM wasn't...

I hope the lady that never heard of OHM wasn't Diane Brusoe. I had an e-mail exchange with here a couple of weeks back about single-track on the site. She seemed interested in my point of view...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-07-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By marum017
Any news on Knobby Ridge

I've been following the website, and it's still closed. Last I heard, there was chance of it opening (partially) in early June. So far, there haven't been any updates to the site.

I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-20-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By marum017
Thanks for the tips. It looks like I may pass...

Thanks for the tips. It looks like I may pass on taking the bike. It's a little too far to dead horse, and the temps are looking pretty cool for the weekend as well. It's a work related trip,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-19-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By marum017
Riding Near Minong, WI?

I might be in the Minong area this weekend and was thinking about taking the WR250R. I e-mailed the local ATV club, and was told NO motor bikes on the trails. Anyone know of any good riding in the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,943
Posted By marum017
I have a 520EXC and WR250R. The more I ride the...

I have a 520EXC and WR250R. The more I ride the 250R the more I like it. Only off road, I'll take the 520EXC. Any significant on-road, I'll take the WR250R. As a bonus, the 250R doesn't seem to tire...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 43,620
Views: 8,292,701
Posted By marum017
You're right, I'm not sure how I messed that up. ...

You're right, I'm not sure how I messed that up. 3.4% less it is.

Maybe I have to take a closer look at my bike, felt like more than 0.8hp loss...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 43,620
Views: 8,292,701
Posted By marum017
Quick update. From Wikipedia: Gasoline 115,400...

Quick update. From Wikipedia: Gasoline 115,400 net BTU/gal. Ethanol 75,700 net BTU/gal.

Using these numbers, I get ~7% loss in energy potential with the 10% blend (like going from 24HP to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 43,620
Views: 8,292,701
Posted By marum017
Maybe this has been covered, but here's something...

Maybe this has been covered, but here's something I noticed today. I've always thought about changing gearing (I'm stock), but 6th seemed pretty useful and had OK pull for the most part.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-08-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By marum017
When my wife was looking for a helmet last fall,...

When my wife was looking for a helmet last fall, we stopped at a few places in EC. If I remember right, Sport Rider in Altoona (basically EC) had some higher end helments (I believe they had Arai). ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 1,040,793
Posted By marum017
As one of the 37 'too late' e-mailers, congrats...

As one of the 37 'too late' e-mailers, congrats on the new bike! I was on my way to Milwaulkee last night to pick up a '98, but got a call back on a '97 posted in Spencer (2 hrs closer) about 40min....
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 43,620
Views: 8,292,701
Posted By marum017
So have you done any mods to your R? If so, can...

So have you done any mods to your R? If so, can you give me a quick stock vs modified summary? Was the gain worth the cost (I'm coming up with at least $700 for pipe/EFI mods).
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43,620
Views: 8,292,701
Posted By marum017
You summed it up pretty well. I do need to get...

You summed it up pretty well. I do need to get more seat time on the R in the woods, but here are some things I noticed:

KTM
-Literaly can idle up most hills (I've slowly started short shifting...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43,620
Views: 8,292,701
Posted By marum017
Thanks for the tips. So a 12T front will feel...

Thanks for the tips. So a 12T front will feel close to adding a few mods (except for top speed and more shifting)? Maybe I'll give that a try.

Just to clairify, I'd be keeping the bike for me...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 43,620
Views: 8,292,701
Posted By marum017
Anyone out there with the basic mods (aribox,...

Anyone out there with the basic mods (aribox, exup, pipe/efi) that would like to help a guy out (near Eau Claire, WI)?

I picked up a WR250R for the wife, but it's not fitting her as well as I'd...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By marum017
edit: The circuit board he's talking about might...

edit: The circuit board he's talking about might be what's called a 'Protected' cell. It prevents the battery from being over-charged and over-drained. You can buy protected cells (board is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,117
Posted By marum017
How exactly does this work? Do you have a link...

How exactly does this work? Do you have a link to the procedure for making this mod?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-09-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,266
Posted By marum017
That's interesting. I just sent in paperwork (to...

That's interesting. I just sent in paperwork (to Madison) for a MN titled '01 520EXC this spring and received title/plates no questions asked. Sounds like sending to Madison is much like going to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,576
Posted By marum017
Sorry, but this is not a good idea. Way to much...

Sorry, but this is not a good idea. Way to much money to set it up for that height, and too much bike for a brand new rider. I know because I bought one for my wife (5'8", 150lb). It's just a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6,201
Views: 1,197,695
Posted By marum017
I'm not familiar with all the differences, but...

I'm not familiar with all the differences, but couldn't you re-use the 15mm swingarm bolt and have a couple of collars machined to step up the diameter to 17mm for the bearing area? The biggest...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 43,620
Views: 8,292,701
Posted By marum017
I just picked up a nice '08 last Friday. ...

I just picked up a nice '08 last Friday. Completely stock with only 540 miles on the counter (they did the 600 mile dealer service early, owners manual was still sealed in the plastic). Also own a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-19-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,266
Posted By marum017
Recieved the clear title in the mail tonight!! ...

Recieved the clear title in the mail tonight!! Good to go on both of my '01 520 EXCs!!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-19-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,266
Posted By marum017
Well, I ended up sending it to Madison since the...

Well, I ended up sending it to Madison since the small town DMV changed their hours and I couldn't get there without taking time off. I received the plate and stickers yesterday, but no title. I'm...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-03-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,266
Posted By marum017
I didn't get to the other DMV yet. It was closed...

I didn't get to the other DMV yet. It was closed on Friday, and starting Jan 1 it's only open on Wednesdays. I'm hoping to get down there this week, and will update when I can. I'm hoping the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-28-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,266
Posted By marum017
Going against most of the advice here, I picked...

Going against most of the advice here, I picked up a 2001 KTM 520EXC with a MN title a couple of weeks ago. Went into the WI DMV today, and no luck. The guy at the counter asked what KTM was. When...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,285
Posted By marum017
Look here for more than you need to know on...

Look here for more than you need to know on flashlights:

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/portal/index.php

For a smaller light, I have this:
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-22-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 51,821
Posted By marum017
Cannon, I've been visiting this site for a...

Cannon,
I've been visiting this site for a couple of weeks now, and this thread convinced me to sign up. I live up in the Eau Claire area and would like to do whatever I can to help out. If you...
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