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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18,695
Views: 1,283,653
Posted By zxrider11
A few of us Michigan guys enjoyed a nice Southern...

A few of us Michigan guys enjoyed a nice Southern Indiana dualsporting ride last weekend. We covered over 700 miles in 3 days.

The free camping at Hardin Ridge Campground just south of Bloomington...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 78,564
Posted By zxrider11
If you plan to join the Dualsport/ADV/Dirt ride...

If you plan to join the Dualsport/ADV/Dirt ride on Saturday, May 9th - be sure and get your ORV Trail Permits.

You will need both the Annual ORV Permit + the State Desiginated Trail Permit for a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-17-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 460,279
Posted By zxrider11
The Deals Gap Store & Gas Station is so...

The Deals Gap Store & Gas Station is so commercialized now that I actually avoid it on weekends.

And it just gets so frustrating to see photographers in almost every corner now, and dealing with...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-17-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 460,279
Posted By zxrider11
1971 - Two Lane Blacktop is the movie from which...

1971 - Two Lane Blacktop is the movie from which that picture was taken.
Sweet Pontiac GTO Judge
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-17-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 460,279
Posted By zxrider11
Make sure you leave with good tires that will...

Make sure you leave with good tires that will make the round trip and be prepared for pop-up rain showers in the afternoons and freezing temperatures at higher elevations.

It is 700 miles one way...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-17-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 460,279
Posted By zxrider11
Rob, your trip to Deals Gap sounds insane! ...

Rob, your trip to Deals Gap sounds insane!

If you want to meet up for lunch again at the Beltline Bar in GR, I can give you some information in regards to "must-do's" in the Deals Gap area.

...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-12-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 460,279
Posted By zxrider11
Looking forward to Movie Night, see you there!

Looking forward to Movie Night, see you there!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-07-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 460,279
Posted By zxrider11
Got out for a few miles of riding the backcountry...

Got out for a few miles of riding the backcountry near Petoskey/Wolverine area, here are a few pics:
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-06-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 78,564
Posted By zxrider11
Welcome to the site Lane, nice choice of bikes -...

Welcome to the site Lane, nice choice of bikes - the WR & EXC are great bikes.

Feel free to join us for the dualsport ride that will take place on Saturday, May 9th.

We will leave from the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,399
Posted By zxrider11
In deep snow, these Timbersleds are very easy to...

In deep snow, these Timbersleds are very easy to ride. Turning is similar to a Wave Runner, you have to stay on the gas and power through it.

They do require alot of physical strength to move...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,399
Posted By zxrider11
I survived the Timbersled adventure on Sunday,...

I survived the Timbersled adventure on Sunday, March 1st.

We met Mike our tour guide from http://www.whichwayadventures.com/ in Petoskey, MI and followed him to the staging area located 10...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By zxrider11
You may want to research oil consumption issues...

You may want to research oil consumption issues with some 530's that are street ridden.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By zxrider11
My 2012 KTM 690 Enduro cruises nicely at...

My 2012 KTM 690 Enduro cruises nicely at 60-70mph, with plenty of roll-on power for quick passing.

I have -3 gearing on my rear sprocket and cruising @ 65 mph is an indicated 4,000 rpms.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,399
Posted By zxrider11
I got invited on a Timbersled Adventure ride for...

I got invited on a Timbersled Adventure ride for the weekend of Feb 28th.

We are renting snowbikes from http://www.whichwayadventures.com/ out of Petoskey, MI.

It looks we get to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21,702
Views: 2,612,578
Posted By zxrider11
Take off the airbox snorkel cover, remove the...

Take off the airbox snorkel cover, remove the airfilter and check for oil in the bottom of your airbox.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-12-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 460,279
Posted By zxrider11
Fox Motors on 29th Street in Grand Rapids has a...

Fox Motors on 29th Street in Grand Rapids has a full line of Klim Gear. Ask for Dan Mills or Ozzy.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By zxrider11
I had the Clarke 3.6 gallon on my 2007 WR450f. ...

I had the Clarke 3.6 gallon on my 2007 WR450f. It worked great, and I was able to use the factory tank shrouds. My touring range was 140-160 miles before reserve. No noticable top-heavy feeling.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By zxrider11
Fuel filters clog Fuel pump overheats and fails...

Fuel filters clog
Fuel pump overheats and fails
Rear brake lever bends and will fracture
Gas cap filler neck does not seal & leaks
Seat pan cracks and fractures
Air box does not seal
Chassis...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-20-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 78,564
Posted By zxrider11
From the first page of this thread: "Our...

From the first page of this thread:

"Our group will be in a secluded clear cut section in the middle of the woods"

I have been there many years ago, and the clear cut area is huge. Plenty of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By zxrider11
$6,500 - $8,000 would be my estimate. You...

$6,500 - $8,000 would be my estimate.

You will want to replace the fuel filters, sonic clean the fuel injector and replace the fuel pump at some point.

Also, I would flush all the brake fluids,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By zxrider11
You can easily spend $10,000 on mods plus the...

You can easily spend $10,000 on mods plus the cost of the bike, to create a nice 690 Adventure bike.

Here are a few expensive mods to budget for:

$700 - Scotts steering stabilizer & rubber...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-26-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 78,564
Posted By zxrider11
Rob, keep an eye on Arctic954 when the roads get...

Rob, keep an eye on Arctic954 when the roads get twisty - he is one of the fastest riders in West Michigan!
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4,753
Views: 1,625,316
Posted By zxrider11
Looks good. Now prepare your wallet for all the...

Looks good. Now prepare your wallet for all the mods you will want to do.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-20-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 460,279
Posted By zxrider11
Looks good, any weight savings?

Looks good, any weight savings?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-17-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 460,279
Posted By zxrider11
Looks like nice quality. Please post pictures...

Looks like nice quality. Please post pictures and sound clips when installed.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-12-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 78,564
Posted By zxrider11
Here are a few details on the "Dualsport" ride...

Here are a few details on the "Dualsport" ride planned for Saturday:

-8:30am meet and great by the campfire
-9:00am kickstands up
-Be fully fueled, dress for rain & cold weather
-Buddy up with...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By zxrider11
10,000 trouble free miles so far on my 2012 KTM...

10,000 trouble free miles so far on my 2012 KTM 690.

Regular maintenance includes 3,000 mile oil changes, fuel filter changes every 5,000 miles, flush gas tank, and valve inspections every...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By zxrider11
300 mile day rides on a 690 are no problem. ...

300 mile day rides on a 690 are no problem. Plenty of options for carrying luggage too.

Swap to a 42 tooth rear sprocket, and you can cruise 65 miles per hour at 4,000 rpm and get 60+ mpg all day...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-27-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 26,669
Posted By zxrider11
We picked up the route headed NW out of French...

We picked up the route headed NW out of French Lick, then detoured over to Shoals & Hindostan and back to Hardin Ridge.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-27-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 26,669
Posted By zxrider11
Hindostan Falls - very interesting historical area

Hindostan Falls - very interesting historical area
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-27-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 26,669
Posted By zxrider11
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m126/zxrider11/...

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m126/zxrider11/Southern%20Indiana%20102414/SouthernIndiana102414024_zps8fdb7740.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4,753
Views: 1,625,316
Posted By zxrider11
Southern Indiana fall color tour ride ...

Southern Indiana fall color tour ride
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m126/zxrider11/Southern%20Indiana%20102414/SouthernIndiana102414017_zpse7f17d13.jpg...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 26,669
Posted By zxrider11
Us riders from Michigan are base camping near...

Us riders from Michigan are base camping near Hardin Ridge Thursday night to Monday.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 460,279
Posted By zxrider11
Fall colors in West Michigan are fading fast,...

Fall colors in West Michigan are fading fast, here are a few from the Allegan State Game area. Thank you 1TRAK for sharing some of your private routes!
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-15-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 43,210
Posted By zxrider11
From South Haven, If you head EastNorthEast about...

From South Haven, If you head EastNorthEast about 50 miles to the Gun Lake/Yankee Springs area, you will find lots of curvy paved roads and plenty of gravel & two-tracks with some elevation changes....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-15-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 43,210
Posted By zxrider11
Any preference - curvy paved, gravel or forestry...

Any preference - curvy paved, gravel or forestry roads?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 460,279
Posted By zxrider11
Did some Allegan County dualsport exploring on...

Did some Allegan County dualsport exploring on Saturday - Ely Lake and New Richmond area:
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-05-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 460,279
Posted By zxrider11
Nice day of dualsport riding Gun Lake & Yankee...

Nice day of dualsport riding Gun Lake & Yankee Springs with 1TRAK, Arctic954 & KDK800:

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m126/zxrider11/GunLake100514022_zpsb8730f6c.jpg...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-29-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 460,279
Posted By zxrider11
Here are a few pictures of the Fall colors...

Here are a few pictures of the Fall colors yesterday at Sunrise Lake. We rode single track & some dualsport route in the Cadillac State Forest just north of Evart. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-15-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 78,564
Posted By zxrider11
Atlanta & Lewiston

Atlanta & Lewiston
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