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Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By playharder
Converting a Honda TL 250 to a trail bike

This is probably considered heresy for the trials crowd (hence my posting this thread in the thumpers section), but I am interested in converting my 1974 TL 250 Honda into a bit more of a trail rider...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,471
Posted By playharder
Rotarywing, If you are looking for a more...

Rotarywing,

If you are looking for a more frequent motorcycle fix, you should stop in at Sir Bendicts (across and just a bit north of the Fitger's complex on Superior street) on the second or last...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18,505
Views: 701,347
Posted By playharder
I believe ajayhawkfan has his miscalculated his...

I believe ajayhawkfan has his miscalculated his distance for five mile rock - the five miles is measured from Swen and Oles in Grand Marais, not five miles from the sign located north of Grand...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-23-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10,123
Views: 621,679
Posted By playharder
I believe there have been attempts to move the...

I believe there have been attempts to move the Wrenshall deer, but to my knowledge unsuccessful. Not so for the Buffalo (at one time on wheels) for the Buffalo House Restaurant a few miles away,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 31,280
Posted By playharder
Thank you for sharing your fantastic experiences...

Thank you for sharing your fantastic experiences with us.

John
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 42,518
Posted By playharder
Subscribed. John

Subscribed.

John
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,772
Posted By playharder
Subscribed! Best of luck on your climb to...

Subscribed!

Best of luck on your climb to the top.

John
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-08-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3,609
Views: 190,450
Posted By playharder
Splitrock, A great way to meet other local...

Splitrock,

A great way to meet other local riders would be to go to Sir Benedict's on the second or last Tuesday evening of any month. That means Tonite!

John
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-04-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,330
Posted By playharder
Still riding every day. Temps were down to minus...

Still riding every day. Temps were down to minus 19 on New Year's morning, but today the expected high is nearly thirty degrees.

John
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-27-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 18,505
Views: 701,347
Posted By playharder
Kustokizingkid, Most people (including law...

Kustokizingkid,

Most people (including law enforcement) do not even notice the studs. Every member of law enforcement I have spoken with regarding them (even after showing them the studs on my...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 12-26-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 16,763
Posted By playharder
Thanks for the update. There is still some time...

Thanks for the update. There is still some time to get it yet this year - maybe?

John
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-09-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,330
Posted By playharder
randyo, I would love to install regular car...

randyo,

I would love to install regular car tire studs, but I cannot locate a gun for anything close to cheap in this area as studded tires are illegal in Minnesota. I have a couple of leads to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-09-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,330
Posted By playharder
toadl, I do not know for sure what mileage I...

toadl,

I do not know for sure what mileage I will ultimately get from the aerostich studs (I probably average about 2k to 3k per year) and this is my fourth year with them. I would guess in the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-07-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,330
Posted By playharder
Toadl, I have been riding my KLR on a daily...

Toadl,

I have been riding my KLR on a daily basis for the last several years now. For winter riding, I stud up a set on Conti TKC-80s with the screw in studs available through Aerostich. For...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,235,456
Posted By playharder
Subscribed! John

Subscribed!

John
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 183,483
Posted By playharder
subscribed. John

subscribed.

John
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-28-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10,123
Views: 621,679
Posted By playharder
Swann, He is indeed a nice guy. He let me...

Swann,

He is indeed a nice guy. He let me make use of his paved area/parking lot for an extended period of time the year before last, when I suffered a mechanical failure in that area.

John
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,770
Posted By playharder
Subscribed. John

Subscribed.

John
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 18,505
Views: 701,347
Posted By playharder
Redbeard, Check out the northern route -...

Redbeard,

Check out the northern route - you will love it. Much less traffic as you get east of Thunder Bay and the views are fantastic. It is also give you a good excuse to stop at the Terry...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-18-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,609
Views: 190,450
Posted By playharder
Father Time, Check out the site...

Father Time,

Check out the site GravelTravel.ca and search this site (Advrider.com) for the thread entitled "The making of a cross Canada Trail." It is not exactly what you are looking for, but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,180
Posted By playharder
subscribed

subscribed
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 45,247
Posted By playharder
Subscribed. Looking forward to more of...

Subscribed.

Looking forward to more of your great photography and your well researched and inciteful commentary.

John
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 66,963
Posted By playharder
FWIW, Rustic Road No. 111 is nicely signed as...

FWIW, Rustic Road No. 111 is nicely signed as well.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,685
Posted By playharder
With all of the recent rain, the next week or so...

With all of the recent rain, the next week or so would be an excellent time to visit the North Shore or even circle the Big Lake as many of the rivers are at levels not seen for some time. ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 238,997
Posted By playharder
My condolences to Michael's family. His small...

My condolences to Michael's family. His small bike exploits were an inspiration to us all. I can only hope to someday replicate some small part of what he did.

John
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 336,924
Posted By playharder
Tage, I am a big fan of studding up the...

Tage,

I am a big fan of studding up the tires for winter riding. It loooks like you could use some studs for your tires as well.

May 2012 be the best of years for you and Cappa Superiore de...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-19-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,149
Posted By playharder
If risk of corrosion is the only is the only...

If risk of corrosion is the only is the only thing holding you back from winter time riding, check out a product called ACF-50 (anti- corrosion formula). It is made by a Canadian firm (Lear...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-17-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,055
Posted By playharder
We have only had seven inches of snow so far this...

We have only had seven inches of snow so far this year with maybe one to two inches still on the ground. The weather has been relatively mild too. Just be careful for the icy spots.

John
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 105,016
Posted By playharder
Subscribed.

Subscribed.
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 39,092
Posted By playharder
Fantastic ride report and pictures. Thank you...

Fantastic ride report and pictures. Thank you for sharing.

John
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-14-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,149
Posted By playharder
I am with andrewgore on this - if you like...

I am with andrewgore on this - if you like motorcycle riding, give it a try, you may very well like it.

Personally, I would be more afraid of riding in downtown Chicago anytime of year (even the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-14-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By playharder
Hey Wisconsin, here are a few of my recent reads,...

Hey Wisconsin, here are a few of my recent reads,

Motorcycle Adventurer - a story about Carl Stearns Clancy, the first person to ride a motorcycle around the world in 1912, written by Dr. Gregory...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-09-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,149
Posted By playharder
Bronco, You mentioned one great Canadian...

Bronco,

You mentioned one great Canadian made product for Winter motorcycle riding (Hippo hands). There is another one out there call ACF-50 (anti corrosion formula), which is great for...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-08-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3,609
Views: 190,450
Posted By playharder
Arrowheadrider, My daily commute is only...

Arrowheadrider,

My daily commute is only about five miles one way (some days I happen to take a longer way to work). I typically end up putting on about two to three hundred miles or so a week,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-07-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3,609
Views: 190,450
Posted By playharder
Lutz, Thanks for the info about the...

Lutz,

Thanks for the info about the maxigrip studs. Looks like a nice alternative, but I am not sure they will work as well at speed on a finished road surface because of the need to install...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-07-2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3,609
Views: 190,450
Posted By playharder
Lutz, I have been using the aerostich studs...

Lutz,

I have been using the aerostich studs on my KLR for the last three winters. I run them on a new set of conti TKC-80s (I am a very big fan of this tire anyway). It takes about 95-96 studs...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-06-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3,609
Views: 190,450
Posted By playharder
Pardon me on the temp - I meant to say a balmy...

Pardon me on the temp - I meant to say a balmy minus 4 degrees F.

John
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-06-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3,609
Views: 190,450
Posted By playharder
Thumb Jwalters, Why wait until February and why...

Jwalters,

Why wait until February and why trailer over to Bayfield? Pick up a set of the screw in studs from Aerostitch and ride now (#4706 for the front and #4707 for the rear). They work...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,172
Posted By playharder
Hondarider, Check out aerostich.com. They...

Hondarider,

Check out aerostich.com. They have studs that can be installed with just an electric drill and they work well on pavement. I run a set of studded Conti TKC-80s (aerostich #4706...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,694
Posted By playharder
Excellent report and pictures.

Excellent report and pictures.
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