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Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 685,899
Posted By TimCC
My preference has always been to have the front...

My preference has always been to have the front tire to match or be more aggressive than the rear. Having the back end slide around doesn't bother me but having the front start to wander always...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,368
Posted By TimCC
:clap This picture is great. No sand!

:clap

This picture is great. No sand!
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 08-16-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 92,899
Posted By TimCC
I think that the only issue with Boulder Junction...

I think that the only issue with Boulder Junction would be the art fair where they block off most of town.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-16-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3,472
Views: 172,312
Posted By TimCC
Talking Thank you all for the advice and offers for tools...

Thank you all for the advice and offers for tools and help, but the biggest thanks for Poppa Lobster and Lobster Jr. for delivering and doing most of the work installing my new water heater. Thank...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-16-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3,472
Views: 172,312
Posted By TimCC
I appreciate the offer of help Clark. I hope...

I appreciate the offer of help Clark. I hope things go smoothly. We'll let you know the outcome.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-15-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3,472
Views: 172,312
Posted By TimCC
I've got a little propane torch but I think it's...

I've got a little propane torch but I think it's getting a little low on gas. I've been using it for mechanic work like installing bearings and trying to free a stuck exhaust header. :D

Have an...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-14-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3,472
Views: 172,312
Posted By TimCC
Lobster's picking it up from Jake and will be...

Lobster's picking it up from Jake and will be coming down Saturday morning. I can use all the help I can get. :) I've never done any plumbing so I don't have any of the tools or fittings needed to do...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 08-14-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 92,899
Posted By TimCC
I'm unreasonable when wearing spandex.:umph

I'm unreasonable when wearing spandex.:umph
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-14-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3,472
Views: 172,312
Posted By TimCC
I'm going to try and make this happen. Stand by...

I'm going to try and make this happen. Stand by for details. :deal





there will be beer :freaky


and brandy:thumb
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-14-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3,472
Views: 172,312
Posted By TimCC
:fitz I finally broke thru the...

:fitz

I finally broke thru the extractor. Now using a grinder and rat tail file because the hole is off center on the bolt. Such tedious work. Dead water heater is almost a welcome distraction.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-13-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,472
Views: 172,312
Posted By TimCC
Our water heater just died. Does anyone know a...

Our water heater just died. Does anyone know a Madison area plumber that they would recommend? Is it something that I should just read up on and try to replace myself?
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 08-05-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 92,899
Posted By TimCC
Bonebag - I just realized I never paid. I'll pay...

Bonebag - I just realized I never paid. I'll pay you when I get up there Thursday night.

Need to find some time to change the oil on the strom.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,472
Views: 172,312
Posted By TimCC
Congratulations! I'm coming tonight, but...

Congratulations!

I'm coming tonight, but won't be able to stay late. I think I'll be there 7:30ish.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-08-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,704
Views: 404,845
Posted By TimCC
Camping in a place we weren't supposed to be. In...

Camping in a place we weren't supposed to be. In the woods along the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-03-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 92,899
Posted By TimCC
Truck, it sound's like you are my best option...

Truck, it sound's like you are my best option for getting the TTR home. Let's make it a plan. I'll pm you with contact details.


papalobster, you get to be my plan B. Don't worry tho, your plan...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-02-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 92,899
Posted By TimCC
Excellent, I'm afraid that the carolla is on it's...

Excellent, I'm afraid that the carolla is on it's last legs and I'm not sure I trust it pulling a trailer anymore. I need to find out why that check engine light is on. I'll swing by and auto parts...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-02-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 92,899
Posted By TimCC
That would be awesome. Did I mention that the...

That would be awesome. Did I mention that the company you work for totally saved our asses on our trip and overnighted set of clutch friction plates from Maine to the ass end of the UP? Fantastic...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-02-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 92,899
Posted By TimCC
Let me know what you come up with, that's the day...

Let me know what you come up with, that's the day I was planning to head up also.

Would anyone be available to trailer a TTR back to Madison for me if I ride my V-Strom up?
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,051
Posted By TimCC
Part of the deal with my wife was that I sell the...

Part of the deal with my wife was that I sell the bike right away when I got home. She was't very pleased with the unexpected expense. At the time of the deal I only had one bar on the cell phone...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,147,582
Posted By TimCC
I don't mean to be bad mouthing the bike. The '98...

I don't mean to be bad mouthing the bike. The '98 DR650 was a significant change from my TTR. It just isn't set up right for what I do. The suspension was too soft and had almost no damping and it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,472
Views: 172,312
Posted By TimCC
Good chance I'll be there, but won't be until...

Good chance I'll be there, but won't be until 8:30 or so.
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,051
Posted By TimCC
I hope 2TrakR knows he is appreciated. If I see...

I hope 2TrakR knows he is appreciated. If I see him at the rally, I will buy that man a beer. :D A lot of work went into stringing together that ride. The Michan trail system is well maintained and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,147,582
Posted By TimCC
Mike, thanks for the comments. I don't want...

Mike, thanks for the comments.

I don't want to blame it entirely on overloading. There was certainly a good chance there was some problem lurking that was beyond my mechanical skill to detect...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,147,582
Posted By TimCC
Two weeks ago I had my first off road tour on my...

Two weeks ago I had my first off road tour on my TTR250. Well, I started on the 250. I exceed the weight limit for that little bike, add a little luggage and the bike gave out about 600 miles in. I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3,472
Views: 172,312
Posted By TimCC
That sandy track was crazy. I was feeling great...

That sandy track was crazy. I was feeling great when we hit that spot and was going somewhere north of 40mph thru it. Might have a little something to do with the TTR quitting on me the next day. :D...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,051
Posted By TimCC
Foxfire and TimCC lost in the woods.

This started out as a 10 day trip following a track that Cannonshot customized for us. A Michigan - Wisconsin Adventure Trail. Things went a little sideways on the trip.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-27-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 68,810
Posted By TimCC
I might have to have a conversation with you...

I might have to have a conversation with you about that DRZ. It seems that a TTR is not appropriate for a big guy to tour on.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4,344
Views: 656,450
Posted By TimCC
I just picked up this 98 DR650 in Michigan last...

I just picked up this 98 DR650 in Michigan last week to finish a trip. - long story :D

She needs a little post trip maintenance but I'm looking for $2000. It's mostly stock with happytrails...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 98,438
Views: 18,751,803
Posted By TimCC
Hi everyone, just wanted to update to let you...

Hi everyone, just wanted to update to let you know that the clutch repair got me on the road and some 650 miles of hard riding to home. I was riding with another DR rider who had a lot of helpful...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 98,438
Views: 18,751,803
Posted By TimCC
It seems the clutch replacement went well. We put...

It seems the clutch replacement went well. We put on about 65miles so far and it's working the way it should. I was able to clear the debris from the filter. It still smells like clutch but I'm sure...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 98,438
Views: 18,751,803
Posted By TimCC
We were broken down in Paradise, MI. The shim...

We were broken down in Paradise, MI. The shim gave a little improvement and we are about 10mi down the road at taquamenon state park. The clutch seems to hold 4th gear at 45mph but slips faster than...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 98,438
Views: 18,751,803
Posted By TimCC
Got the clutch cover off, the outside friction...

Got the clutch cover off, the outside friction plate is nearly naked. The first driven plate is scored. The rest look good. I'm thinking I will try to reverse the plate stack so a good one is next...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 98,438
Views: 18,751,803
Posted By TimCC
I'm having clutch trouble on a 98 dr650 that I...

I'm having clutch trouble on a 98 dr650 that I just bought. I don't know much history of the bike. While riding hard with luggage in soft sand for miles I lost power to the rear wheel. Engine was...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,472
Views: 172,312
Posted By TimCC
Thanks for your help Cannon. I'm excited, and a...

Thanks for your help Cannon. I'm excited, and a little anxious.






I'm sure I'll take some spills. I'm happy I'll be on the light bike.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3,472
Views: 172,312
Posted By TimCC
foxfire and I are getting ready for our run of...

foxfire and I are getting ready for our run of the Wisconsin - Michigan Adventure Trail, custom modification to the track provided by Cannon. :clap

I'll be carrying a Spot tracker. You can follow...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 46,551
Posted By TimCC
Stopped there for my first time on last year's...

Stopped there for my first time on last year's ride, It was excellent.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 46,551
Posted By TimCC
I was going to put my knobby tire on the back...

I was going to put my knobby tire on the back tonight but realized the TKC80 had less tread than the tourance. This ride might be more entertaining than expected. :P
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 46,551
Posted By TimCC
If I had the time I think this is the route I...

If I had the time I think this is the route I would take: southwest out of Verona on G - A - 39 - 151 - A - 35 across the bridge at Prarie. That would put you at the Mississippi in 2.5 to 3 hours...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 46,551
Posted By TimCC
Tj, we have a few of us riding out Friday night...

Tj, we have a few of us riding out Friday night from southwest Madison / Verona. You're welcome to come with. I think we were planning to leave about 6pm. It might be too late to wander too much on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-20-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3,472
Views: 172,312
Posted By TimCC
I decided to skip tonight's bike ride and pedal...

I decided to skip tonight's bike ride and pedal to work instead. I can be a Gray's close to 7.
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