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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2014, 05:29 AM
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Views: 43,883
Posted By U.P. Rider
If you find a good deal on the "work for room and...

If you find a good deal on the "work for room and broad" then I'm with you!:rofl
I'll be in on whatever the group decides, you know, as far as where were going to stay, I don't want to open myself...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-15-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 43,883
Posted By U.P. Rider
While my Vmax loves the nice cool/ cold air I...

While my Vmax loves the nice cool/ cold air I draw the line at riding her below 30 degrees. No slippery stuff for me since the Vmax can be a handful on warm dry pavement as is!
Count me in on a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 43,883
Posted By U.P. Rider
+++, great suggestions, it's been a long time...

+++, great suggestions, it's been a long time since I last rode in the waterloo/ Hell area.
I just wish they would pave the road (dirt section of H-58 (https://goo.gl/maps/w7v57)) along the Lake...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 43,883
Posted By U.P. Rider
That may be a prudent date choice for da U.P. run...

That may be a prudent date choice for da U.P. run if this winter is anything link it was last winter. We still had a snow falling in late April if I remember correctly.
If we strategically position...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 43,883
Posted By U.P. Rider
+1, the vendor had a delay and will not arrive...

+1, the vendor had a delay and will not arrive until later today when they were supposed to be here Tuesday night! :beccaThis install will probably run into Saturday now :ddog
At least Sunday will...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-06-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 43,883
Posted By U.P. Rider
Looks sweet! What, no 'lectric start?:eek1 How...

Looks sweet! What, no 'lectric start?:eek1 How many links on that chain? :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-04-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8,824
Views: 396,971
Posted By U.P. Rider
I used to do it when I had the stock seat on my...

I used to do it when I had the stock seat on my Vmax and I would get looks from people like I was going to jump on their car like Toecutter would!:lol3
I have no Idea if it's legal or not. I mean,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-03-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 43,883
Posted By U.P. Rider
These temps are very prime for patches of the...

These temps are very prime for patches of the dreaded black ice, more likely near dawn or dusk so be very careful!
Looking at the forecast for next weekend...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-02-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 43,883
Posted By U.P. Rider
I thought about bringing my enclosed trailer and...

I thought about bringing my enclosed trailer and a heater but the rain would still be there. I just rode for a day and a half (two day trip planned) with my full rain gear on in a heavy mist/ light...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-01-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 43,883
Posted By U.P. Rider
Temps are looking pretty low overnite (43* Fri...

Temps are looking pretty low overnite (43* Fri night and 38* Sat night) and if it's raining...:eek1
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-28-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 43,883
Posted By U.P. Rider
On the way back from our last meet I rode the ToT...

On the way back from our last meet I rode the ToT northward and it was a beautiful ride. There was not a lot of traffic; mostly cages but a few motorcycles too. I did have a close call not far from...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-26-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8,824
Views: 396,971
Posted By U.P. Rider
:clap:clap:clap

:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-25-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 43,883
Posted By U.P. Rider
I agree, you can do things on dirt and get away...

I agree, you can do things on dirt and get away with it but that same maneuver happened on the street you would be on your head! Dirt is the best place to learn how to handle a m/c.
I have an...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 35,104
Posted By U.P. Rider
Sorry about not checking, was just looking at...

Sorry about not checking, was just looking at specs a it jumped out at me. My Vmax has a 5 speed and I keep looking for a 6th gear on that too! I guess my old Sabre has ruined me for life!

You're...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 35,104
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 09-21-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2,269
Views: 161,262
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: 223
Views: 24,821
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: 550
Views: 37,203
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: 886
Views: 43,883
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: 12,220
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: 8,824
Views: 396,971
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: 8,824
Views: 396,971
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: 886
Views: 43,883
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: 2,582
Views: 986,460
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: 10,303
Views: 667,486
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: 886
Views: 43,883
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: 886
Views: 43,883
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: 886
Views: 43,883
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: 886
Views: 43,883
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: 886
Views: 43,883
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: 886
Views: 43,883
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: 886
Views: 43,883
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: 886
Views: 43,883
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: 886
Views: 43,883
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: 886
Views: 43,883
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: 886
Views: 43,883
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: 550
Views: 37,203
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: 886
Views: 43,883
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: 886
Views: 43,883
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: 886
Views: 43,883
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...
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