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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 197,621
Posted By MikeS
That image must be from the old 3M granite...

That image must be from the old 3M granite quarry, and the tower is at Taconite Harbor, my guess. I've never gone up to that quarry, although before it was sold to the Nature Conservatory, I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 197,621
Posted By MikeS
Where is this, somewhere above Taconite Harbor? ...

Where is this, somewhere above Taconite Harbor?

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-yWdFM8tIbO0/VEMKWad-M3I/AAAAAAAAD7w/8yguBg8fb0s/w1597-h499-no/20141018_171544.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 767,934
Posted By MikeS
Not looking for anything right now. I haven't...

Not looking for anything right now. I haven't worn out or broken anything, yet.

I like your sidecar collection. My last rig was a Goldwing GL1100-EML outfit.
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 767,934
Posted By MikeS
I had a 05 SS appear in my town for sale, with...

I had a 05 SS appear in my town for sale, with 800 km on it, and I had to buy it. It looks exactly like GWN's moto. I sold my 01 SS. The 05 is a Canadian model, since the later years were not...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 197,621
Posted By MikeS
I have just the spot, Jean Renkin's old home...

I have just the spot, Jean Renkin's old home site, AKA the spot during the Beargrease where the tent and musher checkpoint is.

Mike
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 197,621
Posted By MikeS
Too late for me. I went out and rode 250cc trails...

Too late for me. I went out and rode 250cc trails from here to the Grade/Sawbill intersection. It's good a DNR or Forestry employee wasn't with me at one point, because I think I was somewhere that I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 197,621
Posted By MikeS
Now that sounds good to me. Trail Center is now...

Now that sounds good to me. Trail Center is now making their pie home made. I had blueberry yesterday, and both the crust and the filling are excellent. Cost less than $10 including pie, whipped...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-11-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 197,621
Posted By MikeS
Do realize the Forest Service road budget has...

Do realize the Forest Service road budget has been slashed over the years. I believe it's down by somewhere around 40%. My belief is this review process is to determine how to reduce road maintenance...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-07-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 384,104
Posted By MikeS
After dropping a moto many times, priorities get...

After dropping a moto many times, priorities get better organized: 1) Are you physically hurt, No? then 2) Document so you can remember or better yet, so you can tell everyone else about the tip...
Forum: Americas 10-05-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,458
Posted By MikeS
I don't know about anyone else, but when I first...

I don't know about anyone else, but when I first joined this, I could not receive the email with my temporary access. It was no where, not my in box, not my spam. I have tried many times over many...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25,224
Views: 2,020,121
Posted By MikeS
From that Wikipedia link...

From that Wikipedia link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_(archangel) there are icons of St Michael slaying a dragon or serpent. Evidently that theme came from the Near East.

He's one tough...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25,224
Views: 2,020,121
Posted By MikeS
Trukeycreek, thanks for your insight. I think you...

Trukeycreek, thanks for your insight. I think you have it right.

http://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/bible-teach/who-is-michael-the-archangel/

And way too spooky. Two of us rode from...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25,224
Views: 2,020,121
Posted By MikeS
Since we are talking about Sinforosa Canyon near...

Since we are talking about Sinforosa Canyon near Guachochi, in a totally now context, I'm wondering if anyone saw or knows anything about this:
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8,068
Views: 2,192,390
Posted By MikeS
Luggage on small moto

I'm debating soft luggage for my KL250: I have Happy Trail soft luggage for my 650, but they need a rack on the 250 in order to mount them and keep them away from the muffler. That's option one, but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 767,934
Posted By MikeS
Check this for parts: ...

Check this for parts:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/370993375953?lpid=82

or this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawasaki-KL250-KL-250-bottom-end-engine-motor-jug-crank-/221127042867
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-23-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 197,621
Posted By MikeS
:y0!

:y0!
Forum: Canada 09-23-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10,303
Views: 666,998
Posted By MikeS
Looks like a fun time! This is exactly why I was...

Looks like a fun time! This is exactly why I was impressed with your skills to get that KLR up the climb to the top of the palisade on Arrow Lake.

BTW, backpack returned with all contents except...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4,654
Views: 1,160,142
Posted By MikeS
How would YOU answer these questions about YOUR...

How would YOU answer these questions about YOUR OWN city/country? Fourth question, substitute "South America" for "the States".
Forum: Canada 09-14-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10,303
Views: 666,998
Posted By MikeS
Big bummer for me; When I put my sheepskin pad...

Big bummer for me; When I put my sheepskin pad back on my saddle, I left my backpack on the ground and rode off. I didn't realize I was without the backpack until after I rode the whole Arrow River...
Forum: Canada 09-13-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10,303
Views: 666,998
Posted By MikeS
He did it twice too, up once, back down, back up,...

He did it twice too, up once, back down, back up, and down again. I was impressed the first time, wrestling that KLR up a deeply rutted hill climb that no mortal rider could successfully complete...
Forum: Canada 09-12-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10,303
Views: 666,998
Posted By MikeS
You're younger than me and a hot shot hare...

You're younger than me and a hot shot hare scramble guy, so I have to use any advantage I can get. Besides, "what happens in the bush stays in the bush."
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 197,621
Posted By MikeS
You must mean this one:...

You must mean this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFOi...H_Aq3HqUusyeng

Meet: Silver Mtn Depot/Restaurant, 10AM your time, Saturday.
Forum: Canada 09-12-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10,303
Views: 666,998
Posted By MikeS
Rob Got your message on the Minnesota...

Rob

Got your message on the Minnesota thread. How about meeting at Silver Mtn Depot/Restaurant at 10AM or so your time, tomorrow (Saturday)? I'll be on a 250cc. Others welcome.

Otherwise,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 197,621
Posted By MikeS
I don't know, but it arrived there this past...

I don't know, but it arrived there this past spring. I haven't asked around about it, even though it's a curiosity.

Are you riding in the area? If so, want to ride some dirt in Ontario on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-11-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 197,621
Posted By MikeS
32 miles from Grand Marais on a blacktop road...

32 miles from Grand Marais on a blacktop road just past a restaurant that has pie, RH side of the road.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-10-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 137,525
Posted By MikeS
farmrider02; Come up this weekend and ride with...

farmrider02; Come up this weekend and ride with me to the north side of Mountain Lake and beyond. I want to get to the palisades on the southwest corner of Arrow Lake. I'm having a hard time finding...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 767,934
Posted By MikeS
I have 15W in mine and it's fine. I'm similar...

I have 15W in mine and it's fine. I'm similar weight to you. I ride a lot of rough roads and trails with mine, but I'm not a hot shot dirt rider. I'm an old guy who likes to adventure and explore....
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4,654
Views: 1,160,142
Posted By MikeS
With all this moto specific Spanish, are you...

With all this moto specific Spanish, are you loosing confidence in the mighty Sherpa? Anxious about its reliability? Or is this just the anxious that comes prior to getting on the moto and rolling in...
Forum: Canada 09-08-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10,303
Views: 666,998
Posted By MikeS
I rode in to Mountain Lake a couple weeks ago on...

I rode in to Mountain Lake a couple weeks ago on the international border, and continued a little farther west to the Watap Lake area. I want to try to continue and see if I can get to the west end...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-05-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 197,621
Posted By MikeS
There was talk about Delta Diner for Sunday....

There was talk about Delta Diner for Sunday. Jesse? I have a scooter rider from the west coast who is visiting family here in Grand Marais. He rode it here, so he is the real thing: "scooter trash"....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,585
Posted By MikeS
I've tried to sell a well farkled R1150RT with...

I've tried to sell a well farkled R1150RT with 160,000 miles on it, and no takers at $2800. For less than that I'm riding it, although I only put 4k on it this summer. I have sold two other high...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4,654
Views: 1,160,142
Posted By MikeS
Hola Juan! Are you still playing with...

Hola Juan!

Are you still playing with DuoLingo?

That Spanishdict.com site is pretty good. I have continued to concentrate on a copy of the Pimsleur tapes that were given to me. I now look at...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 767,934
Posted By MikeS
Here's the governing issue with 65 Ft.Lb. that...

Here's the governing issue with 65 Ft.Lb. that you should be concerned about; You get a flat 2 hours out in the sticks, no cell coverage or friends with you, and you need to change out a tube. Of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 767,934
Posted By MikeS
I have a 650cc moto with no cotter pin on the...

I have a 650cc moto with no cotter pin on the rear axle, so you should be fine, so long as you keep the axle nut tight. On the other side of the decision, there is no problem loosening the nut to get...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4,533
Views: 767,934
Posted By MikeS
I'd run 28 & 32 for street

I'd run 28 & 32 for street
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 197,621
Posted By MikeS
10AM Sunday in Grand Marais - Java Moose? I plan...

10AM Sunday in Grand Marais - Java Moose? I plan to check out some more of those trails south of the GFT near Gunflint Lake, either before or after.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 197,621
Posted By MikeS
Pie

Nose to the ground: Pie & Ice Cream social - Sunday at 11:00 AM. I hear wild blueberry may be available for early arrivals. $5 suggested donation.

http://www.chikwauk.com/event.php?id=7
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 154,085
Posted By MikeS
What you say is true, although I've also had...

What you say is true, although I've also had strange electrical issues simply go away. I like that scenario the best.

Sometimes it is impossible to find the culprit (aka, not worth the time). It...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 197,621
Posted By MikeS
A person I talked to at Whitefish Lake told me...

A person I talked to at Whitefish Lake told me the palisades on Arrow Lake are nice. I didn't make it there. Whitefish Lake, near Silver Mountain, has some nice palisades. I agree, that whole area...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3,671
Views: 197,621
Posted By MikeS
Nice day for a Sunday ride. Pigeon River: ...

Nice day for a Sunday ride. Pigeon River:
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa208/LDHack/IMG_1869.jpg

Scenery along the way on the Arrow River Road:...
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