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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 08:20 AM
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Views: 3,808
Posted By jwalters
Excellent! Let's hope for no debris on the...

Excellent! Let's hope for no debris on the highway this year!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-27-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,808
Posted By jwalters
Excellent, I'll add you to the list! I don't...

Excellent, I'll add you to the list! I don't know what he told you, but Bidda has at least two small bore DRs (DR250 and DR350) so talk him into riding one at the Shindig! Or better yet, make him...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-25-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
Nope same motor, just doing the top end. Gotta...

Nope same motor, just doing the top end. Gotta remove the cylinder to clean it up, ultra sonic wash and paint it. Replacing all the push rod tunnel seals and de-coked the piston and combustion...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-25-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
I may be wrong, but I don't think the Darien...

I may be wrong, but I don't think the Darien Lights are made in the USA. They have different manufacturers for the Darien and Darien Light lines. I believe the DL is overseas.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-25-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
Update from Little Marais

The joys of working on vintage bikes. You follow the service manual to the letter but the cylinder still won't budge from the case. Turns out 40 years of heat cycles has bonded the cylinder to the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-25-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
:thumb Awesome man! Congrats! When are you...

:thumb Awesome man! Congrats! When are you heading south to get it?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-24-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
Pants: Just retired my original pair of Darien...

Pants: Just retired my original pair of Darien pants after 15 years. Ordering a new pair today! Good all around pants, from sportbikes to adventure bikes and touring.

Regarding Jackets:I have...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-22-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
Sir Ben's Roll Call?

Anyone going to Sir Ben's this Tuesday? I'm planning on it.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-20-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
Tivo'ed all 13 sections of the 2015 Dakar rally. ...

Tivo'ed all 13 sections of the 2015 Dakar rally. I think another moto-movie day is in order. I'm happy to host it at my place Feb 28th or we could have one of the Duluth inmates hosts it if that's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-19-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,808
Posted By jwalters
Gotcha down as a maybe. Hope you can make it!

Gotcha down as a maybe. Hope you can make it!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-19-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,808
Posted By jwalters
Oh quit your belly aching! You're heading to...

Oh quit your belly aching! You're heading to Mexico soon for the SECOND time this winter, so no sympathy from us! :D

Glad to hear your in Mike! Locals like you to help show folks around, make...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-17-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,808
Posted By jwalters
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2015, 03:48 PM
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Views: 2,104,329
Posted By jwalters
Nice job on the presentation last night Noah! ...

Nice job on the presentation last night Noah! Even with the snow and slick streets, you had a full house and captive audience! Only one question, when are you doing it again? :evil

Chairs set...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-09-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
Great catch Mike! Anyone want to carpool to GM?

Great catch Mike! Anyone want to carpool to GM?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-06-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
:thumb That's what it's all about!

:thumb That's what it's all about!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-06-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
Here's a sitrep from Little Marais and the '72...

Here's a sitrep from Little Marais and the '72 Triumph Daytona project. At times my garage resembles more of a meth lab than a bike workshop with all the acetone, mineral spirits, carb cleaners,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-05-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
Motos, sleds and ATVs can still cross it. ...

Motos, sleds and ATVs can still cross it. They've placed large boulders to block car traffic, but smaller vehicles can still cross.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-04-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,808
Posted By jwalters
The Arrowhead Rider(s) are on the list! :thumb

The Arrowhead Rider(s) are on the list! :thumb
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-30-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,808
Posted By jwalters
:thumb Excellent! Both bikes would be a...

:thumb

Excellent! Both bikes would be a good fit. I'd lean towards the Versys, that way you can cover more miles.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-27-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
Looks like they put the big dumb guy on booty...

Looks like they put the big dumb guy on booty duty.

Beargrease Update: we're currently at the Finland checkpoint with Blake (MNMusher). Got a solid 6 hours of sleep so far this week. Should...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8,452
Views: 1,780,980
Posted By jwalters
I've used cycle ergo in the past, good for a ball...

I've used cycle ergo in the past, good for a ball park look at bike fitment, but doesn't take into account suspension sag very well.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-20-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
Tommymerle, here's some inspiration for ya. Some...

Tommymerle, here's some inspiration for ya. Some say my Vintage Motorcycle Magazine hoarding is a sign of metal illness. But behold! Here's the article I was looking for regarding the TT500...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8,452
Views: 1,780,980
Posted By jwalters
Thanks WSMC. I'm 6'9" tall, so I use every trick...

Thanks WSMC. I'm 6'9" tall, so I use every trick in the book to get more leg room. Taller seat, bars, lower pegs, etc. Every millimeter helps in my case, so I like to start with the biggest stock...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8,452
Views: 1,780,980
Posted By jwalters
Hello Gents, Looking for some advice from...

Hello Gents,
Looking for some advice from riders who've owned previous 530 and 525 EXC models. Compared to the 500 EXC, which bike has the most room in stock form? In other words, which bike...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-19-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,808
Posted By jwalters
Howdy Ya'll. I'd like to ask a favor. If...

Howdy Ya'll.
I'd like to ask a favor. If you know of a motorcycle hangout in your area, please print out this PDF...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-19-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
If you see this man on a sweet '77 Yammy XT500,...

If you see this man on a sweet '77 Yammy XT500, be afraid. Be very afraid. :evil
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-18-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
Lot's of long winter talk. If it wasn't for the...

Lot's of long winter talk. If it wasn't for the long winters, I don't think I'd have enough time to get a bike ready for spring. :rofl

PS. C-Zulu and I had an A.R.S. yesterday. That's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-17-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,808
Posted By jwalters
Welcome Corpsey! PM for other cabin...

Welcome Corpsey!



PM for other cabin rentals in the Finland area.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-11-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
For the next movie night! :rofl <iframe...

For the next movie night! :rofl

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/115733204" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-11-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
Did you tell her, it's the thought that counts! ...

Did you tell her, it's the thought that counts! :rofl
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-11-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,808
Posted By jwalters
:thumb Glad to hear you can make...

:thumb




Glad to hear you can make it! DR is a great bike up here.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-11-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
A fellow Arrowhead inmate picked up a beauty...

A fellow Arrowhead inmate picked up a beauty yesterday. His idenity is being hidden to protect the innocent. (READ: I don't know if he told his wife about the purchase yet). What a perdy V7 Moto...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-09-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,808
Posted By jwalters
Ladies and gentlemen. The Yeti is in. :D

Ladies and gentlemen. The Yeti is in. :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-08-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,808
Posted By jwalters
Absolutely. In fact, C-Zulu, Bidda and others...

Absolutely. In fact, C-Zulu, Bidda and others are making more progress with volunteer groups in the area. We usually post highway clean ups and such on the Northeastern MN thread here ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-06-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,808
Posted By jwalters
:thumb This September date seems to be a...

:thumb


This September date seems to be a hit with everyone! It's 9 months away and I'm already looking forward to it! No mosquitoes!

Also, we are tentatively planning to have a USFS rep...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-06-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
I am absolutely going to take you up on that! ...

I am absolutely going to take you up on that!

EDIT: Your experience is probably more valuable than the buffing tools, so I'd love your advice on that. The way I look at it, I can buy the tools...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-05-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
It's balsam so probably not much. :D

It's balsam so probably not much. :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-05-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 231,183
Posted By jwalters
You're absolutely right but I'm making progress!...

You're absolutely right but I'm making progress! :rofl All my modern bikes are ready for spring, and my big project for the winter is well underway. The Triumph Daytona fenders, sidecovers and tank...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-01-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,808
Posted By jwalters
:thumb Excellent!

:thumb Excellent!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-01-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,808
Posted By jwalters
Most of the gas stations have 91 octane up here. ...

Most of the gas stations have 91 octane up here. Including Knotted Pine and Crooked Lake Resort gas stations. Grand Marais, Ely, Finland, Lutsen, Hoyt Lakes, Silver Bay and Tofte all have gas...
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