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Forum: Canada 09-05-2010, 09:46 PM
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Posted By DRT2OIL
Bike Meet at Copper Canyon/Hektoglider

Talk about a great gathering to fertilize a persons adventure seed!
What was the side car bike?
Forum: Canada 09-04-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10,407
Views: 689,878
Posted By DRT2OIL
Rally KLR/KTM

I will not be able to make the Rally this year. Need to put it into next years schedule. (Or rid myself of the scheduled life). Can't see that happening.
Never made it to your neck of the woods...
Forum: Canada 09-03-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10,407
Views: 689,878
Posted By DRT2OIL
Northern Rally

Not sure of the dates of the Northern Rally, but once again work is getting in the way of fun. Trying to get back to Ontario for 3 weeks in Oct.
...
Forum: Canada 09-03-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10,407
Views: 689,878
Posted By DRT2OIL
990 KTM White

Lappeman

That White 990 is heading to my garage if your talking about the one at Larrys Shop! Finndian sorry for not getting down your way this summer, just too busy doing the family thing and...
Forum: Canada 08-09-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10,407
Views: 689,878
Posted By DRT2OIL
Tires

Hekto , After seeing you ride over 1000 km with that huge tumor on your front tire last summer. Nothing will surprise me about your acceptable wear of tires.
Forum: Canada 08-07-2010, 12:35 PM
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Views: 689,878
Posted By DRT2OIL
Tires

Thanks all for the info.
I will go with the K270 on the front and 761 on the rear.
It is a KLR Finndian but a 990 may end up in the garage very soon.
Who sells the Kendas in the TBay area?
Forum: Canada 08-02-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10,407
Views: 689,878
Posted By DRT2OIL
Tires

Need new rubber soon. Riding 70% road 30% Dirt.
Has anyone used the Scorpion MT 90 A/Ts.
Wondering if these would be a good choice?
Forum: Canada 07-31-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10,407
Views: 689,878
Posted By DRT2OIL
The Old Country

Hekto! I took a little ride to the old stomping grounds today.
Nice ride other than threading the bike through a family of moose....
Forum: Canada 07-28-2010, 02:34 AM
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Views: 689,878
Posted By DRT2OIL
Dodged the Storm

Thought we were going to get hit by the storm. So me and the boy took shelter here to let it pass. A day in the backroads!
...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10,407
Views: 689,878
Posted By DRT2OIL
Cheating Wife

So lately my wife has been working alot of evening shifts, and for the past couple months has been carpooling with a male co-worker. At first I didn't mind, I would rather have someone with her in...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10,407
Views: 689,878
Posted By DRT2OIL
Sent you a PM. I totally forgot about those...

Sent you a PM.
I totally forgot about those Hodaka's!
Forum: Canada 05-28-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10,407
Views: 689,878
Posted By DRT2OIL
Thumb Dirt Riding

Hekto I always liked riding the ski-doo trails in colder weather. (-20 traction)
That 78 KD 100 went down many times in 78,79, & I don't think my body could take all of those wipe-outs at our...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,451
Posted By DRT2OIL
I need one KTM in my garage, (990ADV) some day! ...

I need one KTM in my garage, (990ADV) some day!
:lurk
Forum: Canada 05-18-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10,407
Views: 689,878
Posted By DRT2OIL
Old Rail Bed

Here is the link to the site mentioned by BackRoader.
http://members.shaw.ca/padwrr/
Very cool part of history of our area.
I was down there riding Sunday, and Monday.
If I didn't have plans for...
Forum: Canada 04-23-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By DRT2OIL
FT Mac

Ya I work here and spend 2/3 of my time up in the Mac area.
Haven't Dualsported up here yet. Thinking of leaving Mac , and heading to the Alcan, Alaska etc next year. 2011 summer. Starting to see...
Forum: Canada 04-03-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10,407
Views: 689,878
Posted By DRT2OIL
Finndian That A&W is owned buy a guy that I...

Finndian
That A&W is owned buy a guy that I pull wrenches with in Northern Alberta.
Small world! I may do some camping with the family at Pukaskwa this summer (end of July). I will touch base with...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
I'm in for Mid-WestFest. My shack is 30 min...

I'm in for Mid-WestFest.
My shack is 30 min from the border just off 61 Near the Norwesters!
http://drt2oil.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/NWO-Backroads/IMG0485/706146300_7Y5Qu-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

Hektoglider Quote
The skeleton would make some cackling sound, or talk as its jaw moved around, kinda like what I do from time to time
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

As we road south west in Wisconsin the weather really cleared up and got warm.
http://drt2oil.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Circle-Tour-2009/IMG0929/758026461_mFrUL-M.jpg
We road a small amount of...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

This is the inside of the coffee shop. I love my coffee and they had good coffee. Setting is great (this isn't Timmy's of Starbucks)! You can't book a guide for Musky fishing, and buy your bait at...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

Riding straight south and away from the lake to Land O Lakes.
Our bush whacked campsite does the trick for a quick rest. In the morning we break camp and head to the town of Boulder Junction....
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Thanks for the tip Bappo! To be honest I'm not...

Thanks for the tip Bappo! To be honest I'm not very familiar with the area. I will be coming back at some point to ride and explore more roads. It is beautiful country all through the Upper...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

On the Keeweenaw we start seeing more and more motorcycles. The Peninsula has some real nice twisty roads! We finish up by coming down the west part of the point , and then head due south for more...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Thumb You live in some real nice country there Yooper...

You live in some real nice country there Yooper Bob! Excellent ADVing
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

The riding was spectacular on this special point of Superior. More of Copper Harbor.
http://drt2oil.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Circle-Tour-2009/IMG0845/758021593_zqK4x-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

Copper Harbor was booming with a car show. So we had to stop and have a look around at the cars and the crowd. Copper Harbor is the end of the Keeweenaw Peninsula. Straight across the lake from where...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

We wake up in the morning to a beautiful day on the Keeweenaw Peninsula!
Heading straight to Houghton and then we decide to head up one side of the Peninsula and then back down the other !:clap ...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

We road through Pictured Rocks National Forest, through the town of Christmas, Munising,to Marquette Mich. Fueled up the bikes in Marquette and up to Big Bay then across to L'Anse. Another night run...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Thanks for adding a little into the RR Hekto,...

Thanks for adding a little into the RR Hekto, because I'm having a hard time remembering all the details. I'm using a map and the pics. I totally agree the Upper Peninsula is the best Dual Sporting....
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Ronnie both of us were riding on KLRs....

Ronnie both of us were riding on KLRs. Hektogliders was well traveled to the arctic , rockies etc, but mine was basically new.
Hektoglider had his packing to a science, but mine needed a little...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

The sandy roads in this area were a little tough on the new guy.
You didn't want to slow down or you would go down. If that sand was real dry it would have been real bad. It was challenging but fun!...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Laugh Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

So we take off from Crisp Point, and hay I think your going the wrong way? Oh I know this guy!
http://drt2oil.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Circle-Tour-2009/IMG0354/758013767_Ssaqc-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

We ride the tarmac for only an hour or so, and then into some awesome trails out to Crisp Point Light House! What a great place to Dual Sport....
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Nofate we didn't take the Ranger Lake road. In...

Nofate we didn't take the Ranger Lake road. In fact Hektoglider got a few tracks for the GPS from Finndian (I think)?? Hekto said he would through up a GPS track at some point in the RR.
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

We start riding the UP of Michigan wearing rain gear. Wow crossing the border on the south side of the lake is totally different country. No more rock, just awesome hardwoods and fantastic backroads....
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

Our scenic tour leaving Wawa takes us away from the lake and up through Chapleau (I think hwy 101)? Then south towards Thessalon, and back to Sault Ste. Marie and the border into the USA. Not many...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

With the weather forecasting rain and fog we take a route off the lake for the afternoon. Finndian relays a few routes that can be taken for some more scenic riding. All we need to do is end up...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

We head back into Wawa for lunch and fuel. Say our good byes to Finndian, and make our way north to Hawk Lake to pick up our gear we unloaded before the morning adventure. ...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

Finndian's guided tour takes us through some great Dual Sport variety. Old train bed with loose gravel, tight bush trails, hills, dirt roads and open pit riding. I was amazed with Finndian's big KTM...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,939
Posted By DRT2OIL
Lake Superior Circle Tour ADV Style!

Finndian takes us on a guided tour of some of his stomping grounds.
I'm new to chucking these big Dual Sport bikes around in the rough stuff.
Finndian instructs us to loose the gear boxes and...
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