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Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 3,981,333
Posted By sleazy rider
Progress is slow when you work 55 hours a week. ...

Progress is slow when you work 55 hours a week.

I got the Pro Taper upper triple clamp for the forks on tonight. Added the handlebar clamps, new handlebars and got it all aligned.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 3,981,333
Posted By sleazy rider
I got the whole front end assembled on my lunch...

I got the whole front end assembled on my lunch hour at the shop. It's in the back seat of the car and will be getting test fit momentarily. I just ordered a set of handlebars for $45 thru our...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 3,981,333
Posted By sleazy rider
I'm starting the RM250 front suspension...

I'm starting the RM250 front suspension conversion today. All the old stuff is removed, the eBay parts are all here and the new forks are tuned up. My lower triple for the new forks has a couple...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-18-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 90,227
Posted By sleazy rider
For those who've BTDT, what could one expect as...

For those who've BTDT, what could one expect as far as conditions on the Grand Traverse Motorcycle Trail? Sand? Whooped out? Tight? I'm leaning hard towards bringing the DR350 on the trailer...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-27-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 90,227
Posted By sleazy rider
#3 rider on the prototypical KLR650 arriving late...

#3 rider on the prototypical KLR650 arriving late Thursday night and I mean LATE. Gotta work till 7PM near South Lyon. Got some experience off road by completing the Heart of the West last...
Forum: Americas 03-22-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By sleazy rider
I rode solo up there in 2012 via the Gaspè...

I rode solo up there in 2012 via the Gaspè Penisula from Detroit to Cape Breton and back thru St. Johns, NB to Maine. I used hostels pretty much the entire two week trip thru Canada. Hostel...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-14-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 90,227
Posted By sleazy rider
Vacation time requested and approved. Is it May...

Vacation time requested and approved. Is it May yet? I've had both bikes out for commuting this past week.:clap
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-13-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 37,002
Posted By sleazy rider
Working for a living again. Can't escape except...

Working for a living again. Can't escape except for Sundays.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-12-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 90,227
Posted By sleazy rider
Put me in as a maybe. Gonna be gone this weekend...

Put me in as a maybe. Gonna be gone this weekend to Chicago. We'll see how the wife reacts to two weekends burned up solo.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-23-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12,154
Views: 994,374
Posted By sleazy rider
Used to be Kensington Motorsports. Sells...

Used to be Kensington Motorsports. Sells Kawasaki, Yamaha and Victory bikes, a few brands of snowmobiles and ATVs. Im a tech there.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-23-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12,154
Views: 994,374
Posted By sleazy rider
Swing by Speed Nation on Pontiac Trail near...

Swing by Speed Nation on Pontiac Trail near Milford Rd. See Jim at the service desk. I can do it them right away.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-21-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 90,227
Posted By sleazy rider
If I bring the DR, there will be one open spot on...

If I bring the DR, there will be one open spot on my trailer.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 3,981,333
Posted By sleazy rider
Zip tie the front brake lever compressed...

Zip tie the front brake lever compressed overnight. This sometimes allows trapped air in the master cylinder to flow upwards into the reservoir. If this doesn't clear it, I'm afraid you will...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 238,878
Posted By sleazy rider
Hydraulic brake power bleeder - a big pass! It...

Hydraulic brake power bleeder - a big pass! It works great even in a commercial environment. Beats my Mytvac hands down. For $28 or so, a great buy.
...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-29-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,595
Posted By sleazy rider
Six hours sleep? Luxury!! Oh, the not quite...

Six hours sleep? Luxury!!

Oh, the not quite right descriptor? It fits. :D
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-28-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,595
Posted By sleazy rider
No kidding! I'd love to do the 100 hour version....

No kidding! I'd love to do the 100 hour version. 2016 for that? I need the time to get the cash for another big bike and set it up.
Forum: Vendors 12-04-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 112,810
Posted By sleazy rider
Not Tony, but am a satisfied rider of the route....

Not Tony, but am a satisfied rider of the route. I'd say Rawlins, WY for start and finish. Park your trailer at the airport for free and expect to spend a fantastic couple weeks riding the wilds. We...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-29-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By sleazy rider
GLWT! You can't take the credit card off file. ...

GLWT! You can't take the credit card off file. My account was coming up for renewal and I put a reminder on my calendar to call them a week prior to renewal time to cancel.
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 238,878
Posted By sleazy rider
I've picked up the 56" lower tool box and a 5...

I've picked up the 56" lower tool box and a 5 drawer cart for commercial use this past spring. They're worth every penny spent! They both compare favorably with my co-workers' Snap-On boxes at a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,425
Posted By sleazy rider
Been doing the economically responsible thing for...

Been doing the economically responsible thing for decades! Travel cheap by camping versus motels, cooking at the campsite and using smaller bikes with better mileage per gallon. I tried the skimp...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 11-23-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 32,973
Posted By sleazy rider
I just said in for BYOB too. FAAACK! :clap ...

I just said in for BYOB too. FAAACK! :clap I'll bring the DR350 for Wisconsin.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 11-22-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1,268
Views: 90,368
Posted By sleazy rider
Off the fence and IN! Trailering the DR350 out...

Off the fence and IN! Trailering the DR350 out to camp and play hard. :freaky
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By sleazy rider
JC Whitney.

JC Whitney.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,174
Posted By sleazy rider
AA, you'll find days every month here in Michigan...

AA, you'll find days every month here in Michigan for riding. Had a streak of 38 months straight until I retired the first time. Keep the Sherpa/BMW ready and gear prepped. Last winter was the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 3,981,333
Posted By sleazy rider
http://www.kientech.com/stockexhaustmod.htm. Ive...

http://www.kientech.com/stockexhaustmod.htm. Ive got it on mine and it purrs nicely, but not obnoxious.
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,638
Posted By sleazy rider
Down into the teens for me. Regular winter...

Down into the teens for me. Regular winter clothes (jeans and a flannel shirt) with full set of Gerbings under an Aerostich Roadcrafter one piece. Balaclava under my Arai full face helmet protects...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 3,981,333
Posted By sleazy rider
Break it back apart, put it in the sun for a bit....

Break it back apart, put it in the sun for a bit. When it warms up well, spray some Pledge polish into the bead area and inflate. It should seat easily.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-01-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12,154
Views: 994,374
Posted By sleazy rider
I could probably make time in my busy schedule to...

I could probably make time in my busy schedule to look at it. :lol3 Off Monday?
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 32,623
Posted By sleazy rider
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w71/sleazyrider...

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w71/sleazyrider/2003%20KLR%20650/IMG_0089.jpg

All gear in the bags with tent/sleeping bag strapped to seat. This was a two week trip out to ride the Heart of...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-27-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,389
Posted By sleazy rider
/nods I just blew thru on Route 50 yesterday...

/nods

I just blew thru on Route 50 yesterday and the pavement is fine shape. Look at riding 555, 36(?) and pretty much anything within 50 miles of Logan.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-21-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 32,973
Posted By sleazy rider
Since it appears I've involuntarily retired...

Since it appears I've involuntarily retired again, this made my calendar in pencil. I'm getting better at this dirt stuff because I don't fall down near as much now. :lol3
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-19-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 37,002
Posted By sleazy rider
I saw this XT350 right up the road from you.........

I saw this XT350 right up the road from you...... :evil
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 90,227
Posted By sleazy rider
Pencil me in. I'll be coming home from Virginia...

Pencil me in. I'll be coming home from Virginia the Monday before this event, so there should be enough time to wash clothes and air out the camping gear.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 37,002
Posted By sleazy rider
I froze my ass off coming home. :lol3 Great...

I froze my ass off coming home. :lol3 Great seeing some old friends and meeting some new ones. Thanks to Bruno, Simple and crew for letting me tag along on the adventure! That was a great route. ...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12,154
Views: 994,374
Posted By sleazy rider
:freaky I'll be on the DR, so leave...

:freaky

I'll be on the DR, so leave breadcrumbs for us slowpokes. :lol3 Got the bar loaded in the GPS just in case. See you for coffee at 8.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 37,002
Posted By sleazy rider
Are y'all passing thru/near White Lake by any...

Are y'all passing thru/near White Lake by any chance? I know a few of the inmates live nearby. Wouldn't mind joining up for a fast pass north. Where are ya meeting Bruno?
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-16-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 37,002
Posted By sleazy rider
Forecast temps for Saturday are receding on a...

Forecast temps for Saturday are receding on a daily basis. High of 48 now, starting from a low of 31. Where'd I put them Gerbings? :lol3
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-15-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 37,002
Posted By sleazy rider
:wave Hell if I know. :lol3 I've been...

:wave

Hell if I know. :lol3

I've been trying to visit there, but life keeps getting in the way. I would expect they'll make room for us somehow.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-15-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 90,227
Posted By sleazy rider
I live just off a dirt road and hope I've cured...

I live just off a dirt road and hope I've cured that obstacle with the purchase of the DR350. Street legal knobs should get me to pavement and sanity.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,548
Views: 90,227
Posted By sleazy rider
:popcorn Since I just got retired for the...

:popcorn

Since I just got retired for the winter yesterday, I'm all ears on the spring adventure.
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