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Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:23 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 31,010
Posted By U.P. Rider
How come the 2015 WR250R gets a 6 speed...

How come the 2015 WR250R gets a 6 speed transmission and the WR450R still has the 5 speed? It would have better legs and would make Adventurizing the 450 a little nicer.
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,986
Views: 137,931
Posted By U.P. Rider
2 second difference in tires; should have a...

2 second difference in tires; should have a closer overlap of grip IMO. While I was glad to see it, Vettle was a sitting duck once Hamilton was shod with new tires!
I was happy to see the Prancing...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 21,279
Posted By U.P. Rider
Great video! I'm glad you liked our sandy roads...

Great video! I'm glad you liked our sandy roads here, they are a blast to ride on and I miss not having the bike to do it with. I rode the Dragon in June so thanks for the trip down those sweet,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-18-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 35,987
Posted By U.P. Rider
Upper peninsula has plenty of great breweries...

Upper peninsula has plenty of great breweries (http://www.michigan.org/blog/guest-blogger/the-ultimate-list-of-upper-peninsula-breweries/), so unless lake Superior runs out of water we should be good...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-18-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
On my way home from the last roundup I took the...

On my way home from the last roundup I took the Tunnel of Trees for the first time on a bike, the day was perfect for riding. I only saw about 25 vehicles the entire length but I'm sure Sunday would...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,575
Posted By U.P. Rider
I've had great luck with a Tourmaster Elite II...

I've had great luck with a Tourmaster Elite II jacket and pants setup. No leaks in torrential downpours in traffic on a Vmax with just a sport shield for protection. It has a hood to prevent water...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8,721
Views: 386,126
Posted By U.P. Rider
I-75 north of the bridge is under construction,...

I-75 north of the bridge is under construction, they are rerouting you at M-134, 1/4 mi west to M-63 (Mackinac Trail) N about 16 miles to Rudyard M-48 east about 2.5 miles back to I-75. Nothing much...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8,721
Views: 386,126
Posted By U.P. Rider
You will be riding right past me on Lakeshore...

You will be riding right past me on Lakeshore dr.! I'll PM you my phone number so I can be ready and ride with you up to the point. Camping should be no problem at Andrus, or Horsehead as us locals...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-06-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
Thanks for shooting a great video TOM!

Thanks for shooting a great video TOM!
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 963,465
Posted By U.P. Rider
The more you work on your bike you will know what...

The more you work on your bike you will know what you need to carry. My carry tools have expanded in some areas and gotten smaller in others; I think a lot what you carry depends on where your going...
Forum: Canada 09-02-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10,275
Views: 653,235
Posted By U.P. Rider
The road between Grand Marias and Munising (H-58)...

The road between Grand Marias and Munising (H-58) is now paved all the way through. I west end out of Munising has not improved but previously unpaved sections are very nice.
I'm a street pilot for...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
Color me in! Stay within the lines please!:D

Color me in! Stay within the lines please!:D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
That is a excellent site, thanks for the link! ...

That is a excellent site, thanks for the link!


Cool cot, probably wouldn't work the best in cold winter like temps, but would be awesome for three season use.
I really need to get a little...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
I could do the weekend of the 4/5th but need to...

I could do the weekend of the 4/5th but need to be back at work for a new system install starting Monday the 6th. My plan would be to arrive Thursday if we were going to base out of Cycle Moore...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-25-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
Bad news and good news.... So the bad news is for...

Bad news and good news.... So the bad news is for Ryan, the little red chair in no longer on the market, sorry buddy I know you wanted it!:D
Annnd the good news is that I bought it from Amazon so I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
I had a great time at my inaugural ADV event, big...

I had a great time at my inaugural ADV event, big thanks go out to Rob for getting it going, Rob and Tim for leading the rides, Tim and Ryan for getting the kegs together, Tim for providing...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-21-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
I'll be arriving sometime this Thursday...

I'll be arriving sometime this Thursday afternoon. Friday more than likely will be spent exploring the Leelanau peninsula unless there is a group ride/ activity going on.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-20-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
What do you have ordered? I will be on a...

What do you have ordered?


I will be on a Yamaha Vmax, so ride what you brung and have an attitude? I think that is how it goes, I'm new here too so if I end up with a black eye I'll know to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-19-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
I will be there on Thursday, probably early to...

I will be there on Thursday, probably early to mid afternoon to get setup. If it's raining hard/ windy I may trailer it. Riding across da bridge in wind and rain is not my idea of excitement. I have...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-17-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
I have a dual USB charger...

I have a dual USB charger (http://www.amazon.com/Waterproof-Charger-Adapter-Socket-Motorcycles/dp/B00KIIO7GC/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1408313083&sr=8-15&keywords=motorcycle+usb+power) on my Vmax which...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-17-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
I think I may have found a future answer for...

I think I may have found a future answer for panniers (http://www.fatmax.com/access1/acces1.htm):
324225
Heavy duty luggage rack (http://www.cycle-istic.com/VMax-rack-backrest/) since the factory...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-16-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
At least you're ready to go, my first camping...

At least you're ready to go, my first camping trip on a Vmax has me thinking I may have adventurize my Vmax!:D I pulled together most of the stuff I'll be packing to camp in my normal bike gear and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-14-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 35,987
Posted By U.P. Rider
I'd meet up with you but I have a reunion in...

I'd meet up with you but I have a reunion in Paradise to go to which more than likely take all afternoon and half of the night; never can tell what will happen once we get a bon fire burning! Stop in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-13-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
Mmm, so many choices, but I like the sounds of...

Mmm, so many choices, but I like the sounds of Midnight Rendezvous and Northern Hawk Owl. Thanks for putting this all together, they all sound tasty!:beer
Here is a link to the beers descriptions:...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-13-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
Not to sound too beer snobbish, but what flavor...

Not to sound too beer snobbish, but what flavor of beer we talking about. I'm trying to decide between bringing Maker's Mark or joining in on a delicious local beer...decisions, decisions! I like...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-12-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
+ a Subway, Wendys, local pizza joint...

+ a Subway, Wendys, local pizza joint (http://www.papanos.com/)(they deliver!), and a gas station (Mobil) about a mile away and a local coffee shop/ restaurant (http://www.budsisback.com/) a little...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-11-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
:dgYeah, I frequently misspell it too, but I just...

:dgYeah, I frequently misspell it too, but I just consider it the troll influence on my upbringing since spent my last two years of high school in Flushing, MI., home of the Raiders!:lol3 You may get...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-11-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
LOL, I thought about that! I'm trying to think...

LOL, I thought about that! I'm trying to think how I'm going to pack all my camping gear on the tiny little seat the Vmax has! :hmmmmm Might have to leave the pasty's behind! :zilla
Our Vmax meets...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-11-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
I'm betting that I'll be the only one with a...

I'm betting that I'll be the only one with a Vmax, but she normally plays well with others!:D Looks like a nice contingent that's going to show, being this is my first ADV event I'll try to be on my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-08-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
Are there any of the group showing up on...

Are there any of the group showing up on Thursday? I might be able to swing arriving then if there were others wanting to start the fun off early.
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,402
Posted By U.P. Rider
I'll keep a eye out for any ADV style bikes and...

I'll keep a eye out for any ADV style bikes and if possibly a testing crew. Do they travel with a support vehicle normally?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-04-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 31,256
Posted By U.P. Rider
I will check the work schedule to see if I can...

I will check the work schedule to see if I can get Thursday and Friday off. Anyone coming from north of troll land want to ride down let me know. I'll be in on the road ride and whatever hooliganism...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,851
Posted By U.P. Rider
+1 on contacting Sean Morley, a Vmax Guru of the...

+1 on contacting Sean Morley, a Vmax Guru of the first order! I have a '92 that has a lot of his custom parts installed leaving very few stock parts left on it. :D
It is a great bike to get your...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,267
Posted By U.P. Rider
I love the pictures and the RR is excellant as...

I love the pictures and the RR is excellant as well! Thank-You!
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 170,538
Posted By U.P. Rider
I thought ADV Touring was more about on/ off road...

I thought ADV Touring was more about on/ off road touring rather than riding like hooligans on the road? I have my Vmax for that stuff already.
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 60,412
Posted By U.P. Rider
+1, I would hope anybody looking at spending...

+1, I would hope anybody looking at spending money on a motorcycle would have some type of personal experiance to base your purchase on. One shootout, a persons post, bike specific forums and other...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,211
Views: 1,430,692
Posted By U.P. Rider
Great RR! I stumbled upon the story early Tuesday...

Great RR! I stumbled upon the story early Tuesday morning, almost ended up being late for work because I lost track of time! While at work that same morning I'm sure I was less than productive, at...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 187,921
Posted By U.P. Rider
Intrigued, and therefore I am "in" as...

Intrigued, and therefore I am "in" as well!:clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By U.P. Rider
If you still need a garage hit me up with a PM. I...

If you still need a garage hit me up with a PM. I also have tools and refreshments.
I live in Brimley, 45 minutes N of da bridge.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-23-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 35,987
Posted By U.P. Rider
Yooper reporting in!

Hello all, I live in Brimley on the east end of da U.P., along the beautiful shores where Whitefish Bay meets the St. Mary's river. I am looking into getting a streetable dirt bike or ADV tourer,...
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