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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,272
Posted By motogearhead
Great progress...despite stopping to pee every 10...

Great progress...despite stopping to pee every 10 miles. You really should get that checked! :)
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,272
Posted By motogearhead
It was great riding with Team Ghetto today. ...

It was great riding with Team Ghetto today. Thanks guys for letting me tag along! Have fun and safe travels!!
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,272
Posted By motogearhead
Subscribed. Just got back from Colorado and came...

Subscribed. Just got back from Colorado and came back through the black Hills on the way home. Very cool! I'm assuming your doing the dirt route across MN & SD? Randy
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 13,231
Posted By motogearhead
Wow...day 5 was a full day! Just as great as...

Wow...day 5 was a full day! Just as great as always...thank you!!
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 13,231
Posted By motogearhead
Another outstanding contribution! I'll be...

Another outstanding contribution! I'll be following...and eventually needing those tracks. I can't believe you were all over Little Bay De Noc and didn't even stop for a beer...I could've even...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-01-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 34,192
Posted By motogearhead
Nate, Shoot me a PM when it gets closer and...

Nate,

Shoot me a PM when it gets closer and I'll try to help out. I'm located in Rapid River on Little Bay De Noc...which is also on Cannon's UPAT.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-27-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 64,863
Posted By motogearhead
http://cannonshot.smugmug.com/photos/i-2TV33g8/0/L...

http://cannonshot.smugmug.com/photos/i-2TV33g8/0/L/i-2TV33g8-L.jpg[/QUOTE]

Nice scoot Bryan!....congrats!!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-15-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,769
Posted By motogearhead
I believe the Clearwater Darlas are 2000...

I believe the Clearwater Darlas are 2000 Lumins...if that helps. They're quality units that include everything necessary to mount including very good instructions, flat brackets (crashbar mounts are...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-14-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,769
Posted By motogearhead
Here's some pics of my Clearwater "Darlas"...

Here's some pics of my Clearwater "Darlas" mounted on the crashbars. The Darlas are dimmable by rheostat on low beam and full bright on high.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-26-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,588
Posted By motogearhead
Yes...is the answer to Jbone11's original...

Yes...is the answer to Jbone11's original question.

I wanted the single disc for off-road but wanted to retain the ABS function for on-road. I'll be using a dirt tire on front so I can live with...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-23-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By motogearhead
My bike has the same whine as DirtyAdv's after...

My bike has the same whine as DirtyAdv's after the Rottweiler install. Only lasts for short duration after start-up when cold. I made a home-made stethoscope and started the diagnosis. I wasn't...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,588
Posted By motogearhead
Will do! Regarding concerns about...

Will do!

Regarding concerns about sacrificing braking capability, agree...but we've already established that for those of us wanting to ditch the unsprung weight, it's possible to successfully run...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,588
Posted By motogearhead
Thanks! Ok, I'm thinking the 1190 and 810mm...

Thanks! Ok, I'm thinking the 1190 and 810mm would represent the 2 hose lengths to get to the left caliper. The 715mm would be the shorter length to the right caliper.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-14-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,588
Posted By motogearhead
Does anybody have a 990 Adventure ABS front brake...

Does anybody have a 990 Adventure ABS front brake line off the bike that they could measure for me?

I'm looking for the length from the ABS compressor to the left caliper. I'm going to have one...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,588
Posted By motogearhead
I'm thinking of doing the same...but want to keep...

I'm thinking of doing the same...but want to keep the ABS with an added switch for dirt. I'm curious to know if I make a single brake line from the ABS compressor to the left caliper...will the ABS...
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 41,246
Posted By motogearhead
Tapered Tray & Breaker

Hontri,

PM'd you...I'd like to get a black tapered tray and Bead Breaker if/when available. Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 102,463
Posted By motogearhead
:lurk Just great....again!

:lurk

Just great....again!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-18-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 34,192
Posted By motogearhead
Fun Fun Fun...Your pics make me want to go for a...

Fun Fun Fun...Your pics make me want to go for a ride!!!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-07-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 34,192
Posted By motogearhead
Have a fun safe ride!!

Have a fun safe ride!!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-07-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 34,192
Posted By motogearhead
If you need a place to park a truck or trailers,...

If you need a place to park a truck or trailers, I'm between Gladstone and Rapid River. I won't be here this weekend (I'll be in Madison WI) but can give you directions and there's plenty of parking...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-09-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 630,980
Posted By motogearhead
2006 DL1000 "Rhino" V-Strom - UP (MI)

2006 Suzuki 1000 V-Strom

I bought it in 2007 with 835 miles to replace a 2003 V-Strom. It came from Crashed Toys Auction with a salvage title...all the damage was cosmetic...nothing serious. I...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-14-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 537,746
Posted By motogearhead
Rapid River MI (Upper Peninsula)

Parking, tent space, shower and help if needed.

Located on Little Bay De Noc and on the South loop of the UPAT.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-28-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 34,192
Posted By motogearhead
Nice pic! I do like that area a lot. Hopefully,...

Nice pic! I do like that area a lot. Hopefully, I'll be able to ride with you next time.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-15-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 34,192
Posted By motogearhead
Thanks Y_Bob!

Thanks Y_Bob!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-15-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 34,192
Posted By motogearhead
Here are some tracks I shared from your...

Here are some tracks I shared from your neighborhood (http://dco43054.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27&sid=133ce64289e5a7308c5833b20ab82e1d).[/QUOTE]

Thanks Cannon!

I'll consider this home-work.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 34,192
Posted By motogearhead
Right..Dairyland Speedway. Sorry, I don't...

Right..Dairyland Speedway. Sorry, I don't remember your dad...for a 16/17 year old kid from the UP, AMA Dist 16 racing was BIG TIME! I also raced at Aztalan, Elkhorn, West Bend, Florence or any...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 34,192
Posted By motogearhead
In 1974, I raced motocross at Verona, WI a few...

In 1974, I raced motocross at Verona, WI a few times. Cool track located where the car race track is/was.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 34,192
Posted By motogearhead
Count on it!!

Count on it!!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 34,192
Posted By motogearhead
Y_B, I have a KTM 530 for Dual Sport, Vstrom...

Y_B,

I have a KTM 530 for Dual Sport, Vstrom for longer adventures and a beemer for the road...and few others for projects, wife and kid's bikes. We've crossed paths a few times. Once in Grand...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 34,192
Posted By motogearhead
Yooper, Just moved back home to Rapid River...

Yooper,

Just moved back home to Rapid River so you can add me to the UP list.
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 54,345
Posted By motogearhead
Cannon, Looks outstanding, you're a great...

Cannon,

Looks outstanding, you're a great American for doing this! The location and pictures have me hooked. I love those dim grassy 2 tracks!!! Nice job! Randy
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,567
Posted By motogearhead
I've ridden them in some mud and water and didn't...

I've ridden them in some mud and water and didn't have any issues...but just looking at the design would lead you to believe they would pack up in sticky mud or clay. Without the space between...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,567
Posted By motogearhead
Ha!...trust me, I've spent my share of time on...

Ha!...trust me, I've spent my share of time on the ground. The KTM is advertised at 251 lbs without gas...definately easier than a KLR or a DR! You guys and girl are the heros!! Regarding the MT43...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,567
Posted By motogearhead
[QUOTE=Cannonshot;16582781]We started with 8 and...

[QUOTE=Cannonshot;16582781]We started with 8 and managed to finish with 9 riders.

These rides are always kind of interesting for me from the people stand point. Not all who join the Treks are...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,567
Posted By motogearhead
I have a Pirelli Scorpion Pro on the front and a...

I have a Pirelli Scorpion Pro on the front and a Pirelli MT43 on the rear. This is my favorite combination for dual sport and I have no complaints. The front is a DOT copy of Michigan’s favorite sand...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-08-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 64,863
Posted By motogearhead
Outstanding job Cannon! Thanks!! Randy

Outstanding job Cannon! Thanks!! Randy
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 26,938
Posted By motogearhead
Yep, mine too! Have fun in the Huron Mountains!!...

Yep, mine too! Have fun in the Huron Mountains!! Randy
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 26,938
Posted By motogearhead
My turn;...Even though I was only able to ride...

My turn;...Even though I was only able to ride the first 2 days of CT VI, I want to weigh-in and share some thoughts.

I grew up in the UP and learned how to ride exploring the 2 tracks, forest...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-13-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 630,980
Posted By motogearhead
2007 Toy Hauler Work & Play 22SK

****SOLD*****
2007 Work and Play 22SK Toy Hauler. ½ ton towable. Small and light but still includes a wall separating the living area from the garage. The 12 ft living area has a dinette/bed,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,531
Posted By motogearhead
I ride in MI so we definately have our share of...

I ride in MI so we definately have our share of soft sand. I run the MT43 and a Pirelli Scorpion Pro (S-12 copy) on my KTM 530 for sand and couldn't be happier. I'm on my second MT43. The first...
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