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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-02-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,056
Posted By SplitRock
Shin-digitty !!

Oh, IN-deed !!



:beer Brent
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20,661
Views: 2,429,604
Posted By SplitRock
Damn Impressive !!

Jeebus Price, people are doing some serious pimping on these bikes !! Looks like I'll pick up my 2015 in March. Curious about the first "must-do" upgrades. Ergonomics and performance upgrades will...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20,661
Views: 2,429,604
Posted By SplitRock
thanks, ramjet

I appreciate the link !


:beer Brent
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20,661
Views: 2,429,604
Posted By SplitRock
Thanks, Gents...

I appreciate the input on break-in. Sounds very much like how I did the KLR. Yes, my KLR is turning into a KTM. :clap Because Evolution. And do you folks dump oil at real short intervals a time...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20,661
Views: 2,429,604
Posted By SplitRock
Break-In Styles...

Greetings beautiful people. I'm about to put down money on a 2015 690 Enduro. I wanted to start reading about a few of the various break-in methods people recommend. Point me in the right direction....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-23-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Holy Moley !!

Sweet Jesus, Ted ! Inching ever closer to 10 motorcycles in the stable !! When did you add the 690 Enduro ? Is yours a 2014 ? I need to call the moto shop in Rochester. He left me a message about...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-06-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Lutz...

Hey there Mike. Looks like I'll meet bidda at Emily's at noon tomorrow (Sun.) Some quick grub and then a short ride, possibly a beer. If you care to PM me with your cell # I can give you a heads up...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-05-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Castle Danger Brewing/ Emily's Knife River

I know some folks have expressed interest. My though was maybe meeting at the top of Palisade Head on Sunday morning/late morning. Leisurely trip down the shore and a brew at the brewery and some...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Sept 6 or 7

I've got night shift all wknd. I was leaning towards next weekend and hoping for good weather. I might even head up towards Silver Bay or Finland and come south with whoever cares to go.

...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Castle Danger and Lighthouse / Emily's

Greetings Earthlings ! The Castle Danger Brewery is now open, as I'm sure many of you know. It also looks like Emily's Lighthouse (not the exact name, I'm sure) will be closing in October. So...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Pics Please !!

I was going to meet y'all at Sir Ben's but we're heading to Cable for a big, fat mountain bike ride. Then a swim. Then pints and a pizza. If you see some absolute beauties down there, feel free to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 23,273
Posted By SplitRock
Excellent !

Happy to be aboard for this one ! Always so well done and with some excellent images. Thanks for the effort !


:beer Brent
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-13-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Hey, Sam !!

Greetings, Sam ! You're welcome to my garage space, lift, tools, and limited knowledge ! I put new mefo's on last week. We missed you at the Shindig ! And of course I'm the dumbass who's been...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-13-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 149,826
Posted By SplitRock
Thanks Folks !!

A big Thank You to Jesse, Ted, Mike L, the crew at the Wildhurst and anyone else that traveled in to ride, or helped scope, scout, or open up the trails. That stuff doesn't just happen ! Very cool,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-09-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Good To Hear...

Howdy, Ted ! Good to know. I think that's a burlier one than the unit I've been scoping. I'll have to pick your brain a bit about that. See ya in a couple of days.


:beer Brent
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-09-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 149,826
Posted By SplitRock
Greg...

Curious if you're still loving the new Versys ?

:beer Brent
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-09-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Any Local Experience ?

Just curious if any of you fine folks have used or owned the Cycle Hill tire changer from No-Mar ? I'm thinking of going in on this with a few folks to split the cost. It just seems like this would...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 149,826
Posted By SplitRock
Departure Times ?

Curious when the big bike leaders are planning on heading out on Friday. I'll come up that morning from Duluth. My thought was to drop luggage at camp and meet up in Finland, or possibly at the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 149,826
Posted By SplitRock
Thanks, redneckdan !

Thanks for the input, that is sound advice. Part of my trouble is simply not getting my tips and tricks in a group and failing to do it the same way every time. At a minimum I'd like to build a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 149,826
Posted By SplitRock
New Tires On...

I hope to just get progressively smoother and faster with tire changes. I still seem to have better odds than I'd like of pinching the damn tube. :cry
I'm heading up Friday morn, prolly gonna drop...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Castle Danger Brewing...

Just curious if anyone knows if this place has opened in their new Two Harbors location. It looked like they were getting pretty close a couple of weeks ago.

:beer Brent
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-26-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 149,826
Posted By SplitRock
Fresh Tires !

Got the new Mefo Explorers today. Shipped in 3 days for free from Twisted Throttle. Nice work, T.T. ! Now I've got a little weekend project. :thumb

:beer Brent
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-22-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Delta Diner ??

Late notice, I know, but I've got an itch for the Delta Diner tomorrow. Anyone ? Anyone ? Open at 11 and it's Burger Monday. Think about it, you know you want to.

:beer Brent
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-10-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 149,826
Posted By SplitRock
Sir Ben's...

I've got night shift once again tonight, so I'll be crashed out during the festivities. My week off starts tomorrow morning, though, and I might do a little moto-camping up the shore in the next few...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-10-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 149,826
Posted By SplitRock
Should Be In...

Because I'm generally considered to be something of a dumbass, I mistakenly though the Shindig was this upcoming weekend. Wasn't sure I could make that one. So imaging my delight at having the actual...
Forum: Americas 06-10-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,236
Posted By SplitRock
Eating/Drinking

Greetings from Duluth. When you get through Duluth I'd definitely hit up a brewpub or two if you're into tasty brews. Thirsty Pagan just across the bridge in Superior, Wisconsin is the place for...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-09-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Howdy, Ted. I'll shoot you a text but I thought...

Howdy, Ted. I'll shoot you a text but I thought I'd put this here as well. Have a killer lunch ! I need to change moto oil, then I'm gonna ride a bit here. I'm still down for a pint later in the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-08-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Thanks !

Greetings, Jesse. I switched into a glass-mat battery last year after the stock one went kaput. So no cells to top off on the new one. The original battery actually did pretty well by me. I was just...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-07-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Greetings, Folks !

So I fired up the KLR yesterday and went for a little spin. Like a dumbass I failed to remove the battery and bring it inside for the winter. I bring it in and put it on the tender and within 5...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,957
Posted By SplitRock
Steep and Cheap

I would suggest looking at steepandcheap.com It's a rotating list of gear, but it's usually always 40 to 60 % off. And for a 3 week trip I'd not want to go too small as you may spend more time in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-28-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Blessings, Everybody !

Happy Thanksgiving, friends. I hope you all have a chance to enjoy the holiday. I hope to get a short ride in on Monday, but after that it's back in the basement for the moto. So after that Think...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By SplitRock
NEMO Gear On Sale...

I just stumbled across this and thought I'd share. steepandcheap.com has a small but nice selection of NEMO gear on sale. Several tents and a few of the tarp-style shelters. If you've been looking,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-11-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,184
Posted By SplitRock
Nice Work !

We've had a big stretch of some really nice days. Lots of excellent images there, fellas ! I dig that fish shack at Stony Point. Glad you had a good trip.

:beer Brent
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-28-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Ropework...

[QUOTE=Lutz;22430168]Rope and pulleys could work great, fairly light and easy to pack, totally reliable. Apparently carabiners can work quite well in place of pulleys. Only thing is, working the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-25-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Lookin' Good, Jesse !

Snow comes early up high, huh ? Looks a little chilly. Nice work getting the SE home. That is an insane motorcycle ! Ted offered to let me take his for a spin and I buffoonishly declined. I'm out...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-25-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Just Because...

This thing needs a bump just on general principle. So who's doing what ?

:beer Brent
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,445
Posted By SplitRock
That's funny, I was just griping to a buddy about...

That's funny, I was just griping to a buddy about this yesterday. I think that when people try and wave you along, they're just trying to be nice to the motorcyclists. I can appreciate the sentiment...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-19-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,500
Posted By SplitRock
That cool bridge...

The bridge you saw being worked on is being repaired, not built from scratch. It was mightily damaged in the June flooding last summer. The road at the bridge had washed out and there were drop-offs...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
Boo Yaa !!

Sam is indeed WINNING !!


:beer Brent
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-06-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 223,381
Posted By SplitRock
sweet...

Thanks for the input, wingnut. Mostly dry since then, I think. Looks like a winner.


:beer Brent
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