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Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2,896
Views: 920,577
Posted By MNMike
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-27-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By MNMike
Thanks for the hot tip! The Espanola Rail Trail...

Thanks for the hot tip! The Espanola Rail Trail was the highlight of my trip. A nice intro to some more challenging terrain for the GS. I can't wait to put some decent treads on. Also - the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By MNMike
Manitoulin Island - 10 days out of Minneapolis

Day 1:
Jason showed up promptly at 10 and we began our adventure. We dropped down Fairy Falls and rode into Downtown Stillwater, MN. it seemed like we sat in the sun with the rapidly rising...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By MNMike
I had a spider that would clean out my vents over...

I had a spider that would clean out my vents over night
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-27-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 93,849
Posted By MNMike
http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121201184738/...

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121201184738/theamazingworldofgumball/images/a/ab/FatBastard.gif
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-26-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 93,849
Posted By MNMike
Is there a $10, single night, no T-Shirt option?

Is there a $10, single night, no T-Shirt option?
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-02-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 93,849
Posted By MNMike
One Night Only!

Hey! I'm taking a circle tour trip from Minneapolis with one other rider(so far...) and I'm looking at camping at Hi-Pines the night of Friday, August 1st. With 6/Site, does anyone want to sublet...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 544,802
Posted By MNMike
The day after the crest. There are usually...

The day after the crest. There are usually beaches on the other side of the river.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 544,802
Posted By MNMike
My 2014 GS

Along the St. Croix River
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,296
Posted By MNMike
Order what you want

Don't let the dealer pressure you into something that you don't want. If the lowered suspension can be retro-fitted, that would be one thing, but if you have to wait for what you want, then wait. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,362
Posted By MNMike
Why I bought a GS

I could go on forever about what I used to ride, where I used to ride, etc, but there are a few indisputable reasons I went with a GS.

1. Off-Road capable. I used to ride enduro on a Yamaha WR,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-25-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By MNMike
Mantoulin Island Trip is coming together

I'm planning to take this trip the first week of August, and will be passing through Eagle River, WI for some reason... Proposed stops at Eagle River, the East UP, Mantoulin Island, Toronto, St....
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By MNMike
I have family there.

I have family there.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,206
Posted By MNMike
Talk to your tire mounter

There is a marking on the tire that indicates the 'light' point on the tire. When this is mounted at the tire valve(especially now with TPM) typically the tire needs minimal balancing. I can't tell...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,938
Posted By MNMike
Pissed Not feeling the heat

I have noticed heat once in a while, only when stopped, but it typically goes away after the fan kicks in. I think you are feeling the radiant heat at lower temps. The fan seems to blow the heat...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-16-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By MNMike
Day Trippin' Wannabe - Mantoulin Island

It has been too many years since I mapped this trip and haven't done it.

I want to start in Minneapolis, ride through Northern Wisconsin into the UP of Michigan, cross into Canada at Sault Ste...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 388,231
Posted By MNMike
2014 GSW Skid Plate, Crash Bars, Tank Bag

Wolfman Rainier Tank Bag: Fits well, does not intrude on the leg space when standing. Strap space is tight at the steering head, but once set, it's an easy on and off affair.

BMW OEM Aluminum...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 32,939
Posted By MNMike
Way around

Build a jump, Duh!
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 44,829
Views: 8,672,330
Posted By MNMike
According to the owner's manual, Max rebound on...

According to the owner's manual, Max rebound on the shock is 3 clicks, not 1.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By MNMike
Yamaha Parts

Did you try yamaha-partsdirect.com or yamahapart.com?
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2007, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By MNMike
KLR Shock Spring

I bought a progressive 420 series spring for <$80 and had the local dealer throw it on the stock shock for cheap. No rebound problems so far. I'm a big bastard as well (#245 and falling...) I've...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By MNMike
Spring/Fall - FirstGear Scout II jacket,...

Spring/Fall -

FirstGear Scout II jacket, FirstGear HT Overpants, Hein Gericke winter gauntlets, Gaerne Explorer boots, Full face helmet.

Summer - FirstGear Meshtex Jacket, pants, gloves,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2006, 07:59 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,038
Posted By MNMike
100% on-road

My Givi E45 with a tire pump and cargo net stays on unless I'm going off-road only. My lunch, gym bag, and personal gear go in every morning to ride to work. If it's raining, and I need to park...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2006, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,168
Posted By MNMike
Oh ye harbingers of misinformation...

http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=625
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2006, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8,084
Views: 3,164,506
Posted By MNMike
The Tom Cruise Top Gun model. So fast it races...

The Tom Cruise Top Gun model. So fast it races airplanes...
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c123/MNBinky/Moto/ZX-900A2.jpg
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2006, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By MNMike
Why electronic? Get one of those little balls...

Why electronic? Get one of those little balls and stick in on your tank or fairing. Electronics suck in the cold, and when they run out of batteries.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2006, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,842
Posted By MNMike
45 MPG, 40 mile round trip commute at 70-85MPH. ...

45 MPG, 40 mile round trip commute at 70-85MPH. +9 fairing, large topcase, heavy rider.

65mpg if I keep the RPM's under 4000
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2006, 01:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,636
Posted By MNMike
Timberland Motorcycle/Hiker boots

Timberland is making moto boots now. I bet they'd work great for hiking...

http://www.timberland.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2350221&cp=1779791.1761081.1761136.2448456
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2006, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,687
Posted By MNMike
Mounting with Topcase

I put my right knee on the saddle, bend my right leg at the knee so my foot is alongside my rear, and rotate on the knee so when I unbend it, my foot comes down on the other side of the box.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2006, 11:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,968
Posted By MNMike
Paying for gas is Crazy...

I've driven my Cherokee to work 2 days since the beginning of April. Every other day has been on the KLR. One day I needed to pick up my 3 grandkids after work, and the other day it was pouring...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2006, 11:09 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 21,708
Posted By MNMike
Goin' Camping

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c123/MNBinky/Moto/Packed.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-04-2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 328,775
Posted By MNMike
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c123/MNBinky/Cab...

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c123/MNBinky/CableAP.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2006, 11:17 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 165,095
Posted By MNMike
Vintage?

Next year it will qualify for collector plates... Not my actual bike, but one just like it.
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c123/MNBinky/Moto/81xt250.jpg

My '06 KLR is the same bike it was in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-26-2006, 11:16 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,673
Posted By MNMike
Reuben on a Stick

A few years ago, one of the local Irish places, O' Gara's developed a Reuben on a Stick to sell at the MN state fair (now with over 50 food items served 'on a stick...')

They made their own...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2006, 11:40 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 174,355
Posted By MNMike
What the People want?

I want a street legal KLX450R with a larger gas tank...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2006, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,813
Posted By MNMike
Wr400

The WR was a 400 in 2000. yater is right, the WR is the 'race' enduro, brother to the YZ motocrosser. The trail bike model is the TT-R, and shares no components. I can't speak for 2000, or the 400,...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2006, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By MNMike
I got a similar, oval shaped one at Wally World...

I got a similar, oval shaped one at Wally World with the relay for $12. Included double sided foam tape stuck it on the top of my left cluster for easy on/off with my thumb. Has the same Green...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-11-2006, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,610,985
Posted By MNMike
Chengwatana State Forest, MN, USA ...

Chengwatana State Forest, MN, USA

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c123/MNBinky/ChngRide.jpg
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2006, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,040
Posted By MNMike
I 'm totally pleased with my FirstGear Scout...

I 'm totally pleased with my FirstGear Scout also. I paid full price when it first came out. $249 is a steal. With the thermoliner in, I ride down to ~25F before it gets too cold to commute. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2006, 06:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,665
Posted By MNMike
Semi trick

I pulled in behind(right behind...) a semi in the left lane on the San Diego freeway (405) going about 60mph. When I glanced down to my left, I noticed this long, shiny pipe going back to THE...
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