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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-27-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3,719
Views: 732,837
Posted By cyclebabble
Sometimes all it takes is a motorcycle ride to...

Sometimes all it takes is a motorcycle ride to turn around a bad day.

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-17-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 39,562
Posted By cyclebabble
I was thinking about you when I heard Ispheming...

I was thinking about you when I heard Ispheming got 42" of snow! We're supposed to get a foot tonight. Winter is here to stay I'm afraid. Hope all is well in UP. :}
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,593
Posted By cyclebabble
Respect for posting that video. I didn't do much...

Respect for posting that video. I didn't do much better when I was learning sand and I was on a smaller bike.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-10-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 149,007
Posted By cyclebabble
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynor...

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/10551080_10202181137723748_1833924144912246194_n.jpg
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,593
Posted By cyclebabble
AS100V has Sony's Steady Shot, which is sort of...

AS100V has Sony's Steady Shot, which is sort of like an external stabilizer, though it reduces the camera's field of view to steady the shot, all done in camera. It's pretty slick, though gives the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-25-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 371,955
Posted By cyclebabble
Leaves are pretty much all on the ground here. ...

Leaves are pretty much all on the ground here. Still a beautiful day for a ride.


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/DSCF0024_HDR.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-05-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 58,619
Posted By cyclebabble
I think the colors should really be ripping by...

I think the colors should really be ripping by next weekend. This is from today, near Vanderbilt.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/_MG_0024-HDR3.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-05-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 371,955
Posted By cyclebabble
Northern Michigan, today. ...

Northern Michigan, today.


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/_MG_0024-HDR3.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-05-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By cyclebabble
Looks like a fun afternoon!

Looks like a fun afternoon!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,367
Posted By cyclebabble
The only thing I would add to this is you need to...

The only thing I would add to this is you need to actually turn your head as well as your eyes. Literally look where you want to go, using you eyes only, doesn't work, at least for me.

Seems like...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-03-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4,219
Views: 602,069
Posted By cyclebabble
How about on the bridge? Not really the whole...

How about on the bridge? Not really the whole bike though. :)

Crossing the Mackinac Bridge.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-24-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,931
Posted By cyclebabble
Cannon, Where was this pic taken? Trying...

Cannon,

Where was this pic taken? Trying to take off tomorrow or Friday to ride some of the UPAT.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-11-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 73,367
Posted By cyclebabble
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction,...

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, appreciated.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-11-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 73,367
Posted By cyclebabble
I don't understand why ATVs are allowed but not 2...

I don't understand why ATVs are allowed but not 2 wheel vehicles? What's the rationale behind this? Who enforces and makes these rules?
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,026
Posted By cyclebabble
I am fairly new to DS riding myself, got about 4...

I am fairly new to DS riding myself, got about 4 months on the DRZ so far. There is plenty of sand around here, and I knew I had to learn to ride it if I was going to have any chance of enjoying...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-07-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,931
Posted By cyclebabble
As always enjoying your ride report! Today I...

As always enjoying your ride report! Today I took a little scouting trip on the 990, did the section from St Ignace to Paradise, though I skipped the culverts. Got a little sketchy in the sand but...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,680,413
Posted By cyclebabble
I think your set up is sweet! Never knew there...

I think your set up is sweet! Never knew there was a rule book for ones enjoyment of riding a motorcycle and camping.
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By cyclebabble
I just installed one on my DRZ400. I used the...

I just installed one on my DRZ400. I used the single red wire to go to my coil for the Tach. The red and black pair I used for power. I remember reading in the instructions that it said there was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-27-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,931
Posted By cyclebabble
Looking forward to this! :D

Looking forward to this! :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 22,195
Posted By cyclebabble
Apparently there are two Black Bear Capitals in...

Apparently there are two Black Bear Capitals in Michigan! :D

Great RR, the UP is my favorite place in the world. Since I couldn't make your dual sport adventure this month, planning a solo one...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By cyclebabble
I went the cheep route and bought this portable...

I went the cheep route and bought this portable bead breaker/stand. That and some tire spoons from Motion Pro and I was good to go.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,465
Posted By cyclebabble
I Agree. I've ordered many things from them. ...

I Agree. I've ordered many things from them. They are always fast with shipping, and quick to answer questions when I email them. Personally I think they are a great company, and will continue to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 31,632
Posted By cyclebabble
Well I'm caught up now too! 3 nights in a row...

Well I'm caught up now too! 3 nights in a row reading this. Great RR, epic trip. Very jealous. Lucky if I can get 10 days off in a row.

Looking forward to more. Thanks for sharing!!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-05-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3,041
Views: 777,744
Posted By cyclebabble
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynor...

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/advsunset.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-05-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11,157
Views: 2,380,410
Posted By cyclebabble
Took off the Karoo 3, cause I didn't like it and...

Took off the Karoo 3, cause I didn't like it and spooned on some new Mefo Explorers. Went for a ride. Dam this bike is sweet.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/MefoSunset.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,645
Posted By cyclebabble
This +1000. Solo seems like the right way to...

This +1000.

Solo seems like the right way to go in this case.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 932,179
Posted By cyclebabble
Your sure keeping her clean! Glad your enjoying...

Your sure keeping her clean! Glad your enjoying the GS.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11,157
Views: 2,380,410
Posted By cyclebabble
Karoo 3

Karoo 3
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-25-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11,157
Views: 2,380,410
Posted By cyclebabble
The panniers are 11" wide, I don't know the...

The panniers are 11" wide, I don't know the overall width on the bike, I'll measure when I put them back on.

I used the SW Motech rack from Twisted Throttle.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-25-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,070
Views: 58,619
Posted By cyclebabble
Depending on how warm it is I might be able to...

Depending on how warm it is I might be able to make it over, or meet up if you ride to the Pigeon River. I'm on call 24/7 so if it's hot I have to stay close to home, HVAC service.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19,140
Views: 7,867,283
Posted By cyclebabble
A few nights ago. ...

A few nights ago.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/KTMSunsetOne.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/KTMSunsetPSOne.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11,157
Views: 2,380,410
Posted By cyclebabble
Installed the Trax panniers. Took it for a ride....

Installed the Trax panniers. Took it for a ride. :)

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/DSC00053.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/DSC00043.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-22-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 315,944
Posted By cyclebabble
After the stormed rolled through tonight. ...

After the stormed rolled through tonight.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/KTMSunsetPSOne.jpg

A little heavy handed processing on the next one, but I kind of like it.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By cyclebabble
Mefoto Backpacker Travel Tripod. Very well made...

Mefoto Backpacker Travel Tripod. Very well made all metal construction folds down, will fit in my tank bag.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-30-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11,157
Views: 2,380,410
Posted By cyclebabble
Nope, I'm actually a HVAC contractor. Thanks for...

Nope, I'm actually a HVAC contractor. Thanks for the kind words though.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-29-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11,157
Views: 2,380,410
Posted By cyclebabble
Bought it, took it home, mounted GPS, and made a...

Bought it, took it home, mounted GPS, and made a short video reveal.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-26-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 205,622
Posted By cyclebabble
Mackinac Bridge ...

Mackinac Bridge


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/WebResizedMackImage.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/BridgeFog.jpg
Forum: Americas 06-26-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,653
Posted By cyclebabble
I don't know, I did it on the FJR a couple of...

I don't know, I did it on the FJR a couple of years ago. As far as 76 when I turned into Colorado. Nebraska wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Actually Eastern Colorado on 76 was the worst...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,145
Posted By cyclebabble
I love mine, very comfortable and indeed...

I love mine, very comfortable and indeed waterproof.

But, one of the straps came off somewhere, I think when I went down in some deep sand. Talked to Brian at Atomic Moto and he said he would...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25,057
Views: 4,413,520
Posted By cyclebabble
Nice, got me one too! Love this bike.

Nice, got me one too! Love this bike.
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