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Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 58,329
Posted By Mike955i
Great start, and congrats on making this happen. ...

Great start, and congrats on making this happen. Hard to do but SO worth it. In!
Forum: Orange Crush 03-29-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,594
Posted By Mike955i
Congrats, best bike ever! Do the springs up...

Congrats, best bike ever! Do the springs up front, bar riser and a steering damper if you're going to push it off road. Love my 05.5, can't see ever selling it.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,623
Posted By Mike955i
I rode for ~25 years without one, thinking they...

I rode for ~25 years without one, thinking they were a spendy gimick. Then I had a nasty high speed getoff in deep sand, full tank slapper deceling into a corner. It hurt enough to open my wallet...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,101
Posted By Mike955i
Same here, love it still!

Same here, love it still!
Forum: Orange Crush 11-04-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By Mike955i
Sidestand switch or FP most likely. I'd say FP...

Sidestand switch or FP most likely. I'd say FP as I experienced the same behavior for about 2 hours before the FP gave up completely and stranded me just outside of Reno. Hope it's an easy fix. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,150
Posted By Mike955i
KTM 950 ADV, Triumph Speed Triple, Kawi Vulcan...

KTM 950 ADV, Triumph Speed Triple, Kawi Vulcan 2000 LT Classic, KTM 525EXC. They totally work on the street and are comfortable to walk around in. Use-specific boots are better for that specific use...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,150
Posted By Mike955i
Thumb I have the Canyons, Adventures and other street...

I have the Canyons, Adventures and other street only boots and I wear the Canyons almost all the time. They work well in all situations, look good with the cruiser, and are flexible enough for my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By Mike955i
+1

+1
Forum: Vendors 03-08-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 101,439
Posted By Mike955i
Just caught this, would also be very interested...

Just caught this, would also be very interested in this approach/product! Nice work, gents....
Forum: Orange Crush 01-31-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,124
Posted By Mike955i
Looks nice, and an even cheaper solution to the...

Looks nice, and an even cheaper solution to the dreaded bubble issue. Just ordered 4, might end up doing the rear panels and the front of the tanks (like yours) later. Excellent tip, thanks!
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,537
Posted By Mike955i
This! I'm a 10.5 in "normal" shoes and have the...

This! I'm a 10.5 in "normal" shoes and have the Canyons in US 11, fit perfect. Best boots I've owned, too.... :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 148,364
Posted By Mike955i
2008 BMW R1200RT - Thought this was my "next...

2008 BMW R1200RT - Thought this was my "next bike", great ergos, fit and finish. Rented one for a 3 day weekend and was highly unimpressed. Lacking in power (2 up), I didn't care for the airflow...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-26-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 562,848
Posted By Mike955i
Interesting thread: Gila Generator at...

Interesting thread:

Gila Generator at Arlington, AZ:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/Mouwerkerk/Our%20motorcycles/IMG_0297.jpg

Coming into Batopilas, Copper Canyon:...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-23-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,624
Posted By Mike955i
I've tried most of the combos out there and (for...

I've tried most of the combos out there and (for the 60/40 split you mentioned) I've settled on the Mefo SE rear and a Dunlop 606 front as the best combo for me. Not as Grippy as the Scorpions on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-21-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,452
Posted By Mike955i
GAAHHH!!! I just realized this ride is Saturday...

GAAHHH!!! I just realized this ride is Saturday (not Friday as I thought) and I'm pre-committed on Saturday. Yes, I now realize it says the day in the thread.....I'm an idiot. Very sorry to miss...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-17-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,663
Posted By Mike955i
Been a couple years, but I rented this (wife not...

Been a couple years, but I rented this (wife not included):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/Mouwerkerk/Trip%20Pics/Red%20Bull%20Air%20Races%20-%202007/PICT0043.jpg

to watch these:...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-05-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,567,274
Posted By Mike955i
Thank you for posting that AWESOME article. In...

Thank you for posting that AWESOME article. In almost 30 years of riding I have never loved a bike like I love my 05 950ADV, to this day. I could never have seen a case for me ever selling...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-18-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,452
Posted By Mike955i
+1, Glenn could ride, good guy!

+1, Glenn could ride, good guy!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,452
Posted By Mike955i
So In for this one!

So In for this one!
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-02-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,557
Posted By Mike955i
Ouch! Sorry to hear about the injury, heal fast....

Ouch! Sorry to hear about the injury, heal fast. Kinda' glad I had other plans on Saturday now....lol. :rofl
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-23-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,527
Posted By Mike955i
If you truly get into remote backcountry, past...

If you truly get into remote backcountry, past Forest Service roads and graded County roads, the choice is the Montana for it's feature set and ruggedness. If you never get dirtier than Forest...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 60,615
Posted By Mike955i
Yep, it was a great night in the pines and it...

Yep, it was a great night in the pines and it ended at 1am (Rogue and I were the last to start snoring). Fun ride in, perfect night, great conversations and pancakes and sausages for bfast. Not a...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By Mike955i
I've been running the Dunlop 606 front for a...

I've been running the Dunlop 606 front for a couple of years now and greatly prefer it over the TKC. Stiffer sidewall, wont ding the rim or pinch flat as easily. The only option (IMO) if dirt is...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,951
Posted By Mike955i
Love the pics, nice report, thank you for...

Love the pics, nice report, thank you for sharing. I spend 2 months in Alaska on my 950ADV in 2010; you're report's making me want to go back again... :thumb
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,306
Posted By Mike955i
Great ride Terry, thanks for putting it together....

Great ride Terry, thanks for putting it together. Had a great time, despite my tumble..... :thumb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,178
Posted By Mike955i
Sounds like a good ride, I'll be there. :shog

Sounds like a good ride, I'll be there. :shog
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,471
Posted By Mike955i
Sorry to say, but someone else has come up and...

Sorry to say, but someone else has come up and I'll be doing a different kind of riding this weekend so I'm gonna miss this event. I know, I suck, and I hope she does too. Have a great one! :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-23-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By Mike955i
:clap

:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-20-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,471
Posted By Mike955i
So IN! New trails and I'll finally get my bike...

So IN! New trails and I'll finally get my bike washed.... :thumb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-20-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,987
Posted By Mike955i
Man, this looks awesome! Even if I can't get a...

Man, this looks awesome! Even if I can't get a bike together to compete I might just show up on a disqualifier to watch the show. Great idea!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-20-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By Mike955i
Happy Birthday! Just remember you're never too...

Happy Birthday! Just remember you're never too old for hookers and blow....:D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-17-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,025
Posted By Mike955i
I bought the Nuvi 550 to replace a GPSMAP60SC I...

I bought the Nuvi 550 to replace a GPSMAP60SC I had been using for moto a little over a year ago. My thought was it would be useable in both the car and the bike, and it's the only Nuvi that's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,005
Posted By Mike955i
Just went through this, followed 4Play's advice...

Just went through this, followed 4Play's advice and passed with flying colors:

Oil change
Clean Air filter (no oil on filter)
91 octane gas
1 Bottle Chemtool Carb Cleaner
Turned idle mix...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,058
Posted By Mike955i
Great ride with some great guys, thanks to Buddy...

Great ride with some great guys, thanks to Buddy for putting this together. I'd been a year away from the little bike, felt great to get out into the gnarly stuff again. Now, where's the Advil??? ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,058
Posted By Mike955i
Hey Terry, sorry I missed this earlier. Been...

Hey Terry, sorry I missed this earlier. Been back since Jan 9th, Cali just wasn't for me in the end. Still, got to take a year and a half off along the way so it was all worth it. Back in my house...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-27-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,575
Posted By Mike955i
I know you don't want to hear it, but my...

I know you don't want to hear it, but my experience also says fuel pump. Very similar situation, same symptoms, left me stranded in Reno once. Didn't think it was the pump because I could hear it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,058
Posted By Mike955i
Count me in, been wanting to do this ride since I...

Count me in, been wanting to do this ride since I got back into town. I might even have the 525 plated again by then! :rofl
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 72,445
Posted By Mike955i
SIDI Canyon GoreTex Alaska Leather (while...

SIDI Canyon GoreTex
Alaska Leather (while traveling
$350
Dual Sport/Street
Pros: Best comfort of any of the boots I've owned, totally waterproof (so far), big calfs (I need that)
Cons: Not...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By Mike955i
Yep, installed one in the fairing of my KTM...

Yep, installed one in the fairing of my KTM 950ADV, mounted to the left subframe. Switched power for my heated grips, aux driving lights and a 12v cig adapter in the "glove" box. Direct power for...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-01-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,850
Posted By Mike955i
+1 on the Mefo SE rear/Dunlop 606 front combo;...

+1 on the Mefo SE rear/Dunlop 606 front combo; works great, excellent life!
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