Detroit greetings

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Bruno T ., Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    Waders ? These are real men. They don't need no stinkin waders.


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  2. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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    That's what boot dryers are for :D
  3. malignity

    malignity The Hurt Locker

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    Btw, nice pic of moving the turtle. I hit a massive turtle once thinking it was a rock. I almost endo'd. I was in high 3rd on my YZ250. Didn't hurt the turtle, but got some unexpected air at an awkward angle. Didn't expect it to move with me upon hitting it.

    Hopefully that turtle didn't get jumped before he was moved off the side of the road. ;)
  4. JimTC

    JimTC dirt convert

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    Yep - good riding in Dakar and here in Meechigan!

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  5. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    Hopefully that turtle didn't get jumped before he was moved off the side of the road. ;)[/QUOTE]

    Although an unwritten law, it is mandatory that all motorcyclist stop to assist any turtle in danger of the road way. All other critters cross at their own risk. Just thought I'd share that tidbit of forgotten lore.
  6. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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    Saved a large snapper last night on the way home, but the 7 deer crossing 50 feet in front of me this morning were left on their own :eek1. Better wake up than 3 cups of coffee for sure.
  7. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    This is why I hunt forrest rats with malice and vengance, no further that 100 yds from a road.
  8. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    Nasty stinkers with bad attitudes! Did he piss on ya? Just asking, Inquiring minds need to know.
  9. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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    He did piss but having done this before, I carefully picked him up by the tail, while keeping the impending stream pointed away from my leather clad hand and body, and gently flung him into the ditch. Ungratefull bugger. Probably hissing too but with the custom fit earplugs, I couldn't tell.
  10. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    What? Too funny but, thats how they are. Ungrateful little bastiges.
  11. malignity

    malignity The Hurt Locker

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    Any riding going on this weekend?
  12. Thingfisch

    Thingfisch Adventurer

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    Thought I would give you guys a shout. Me, TCJim and my brother meeting at the DNR ORV parking lot on W32nd, west of 37 (north/west of Baldwin) at 9. Kind of a hike for you guys. All street legal DNR single track. Usually stop at Ruby Creek for a burger/gas. 4-6 hr ride. Were on a couple of XCFw 250's and a 300. Second ride of the year for me and first one on rebuilt 300.:D
  13. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    Kool thanks for the heads up !

    I can't make this one gotta get the kids racing first then tear into mine see what the deal is with my clutch.

    Till then I'm stuck to KLR only terrain .
  14. KTM Mike

    KTM Mike Been here awhile

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    Hey guys - long time lurker from Michigan. I recently bought a 01 Triumph. Live in northern Michigan (Atlanta area). I have found the Triumph dealer in Traverse City to be next to worthless so far. Any of you have experience with the dealer in the Detriot area? I would like to find a good reliable Triumph dealer for when I need something quick such cant wait for shipping delays.

    Thanks in advance.
  15. kentnothstine

    kentnothstine Been here awhile

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    I could have told you that. If it aint Hardly it aint going to be something they want to deal with...:moon
  16. skrub

    skrub Been here awhile

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    I can say Life Cycle in Kalamazoo is fantastic. KTM, Ducati, Triumph
  17. KTM Mike

    KTM Mike Been here awhile

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    Kent - So I am not the only unhappy customer huh? Bummer.

    Skrub - thanks - I didnt realize they sold Triumph as well. A friend of mine bought a Multistrada from them a few years ago and had good things to say about them.

    For some reason I had the impression that TC and Detroit were the only ones, but in looking at the Triumph US web site, yep, right there is Lifecyles - no clue why I missed them!
  18. skrub

    skrub Been here awhile

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    I got my SupeDuke at another dealer ( where I'll never go agian ) Life Cycle remapped my bike for the Ti. pipe. The manager said no charge just get your service work done with us. First class shop.
  19. malignity

    malignity The Hurt Locker

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    As much as I'd like to join some of you guys riding, I found out recently that the reason my top end sucks so badly is because my jets are probably clogged to hell. I'm in the process of pulling the carb and cleaning it up. My XRL only tops out at 65 with stock gearing, and it should be doing well over that. The low end torque is fantastic, so I never even knew there was a problem until the guys here let me know... I imagine the bike is just not getting enough fuel, being that I'm running lean with a 160 main jet.

    This is my first time ever taking off a carb. I'm not the most mechanically inclined. Scary process so far, but I'm getting it done, slowly but surely. More slowly than surely I think... If I have any problems (not anticipating any yet, but who knows), maybe someone can come help me out? :D
  20. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    http://www.midnr.com/publications/pdfs/forestslandwater/ORV/Maps-Trail/Crapo_Creek.pdf

    Crapo Creek. Been a few years since I've been there. I know alot of you FF's are riding 650+ larger ADV type bikes. This route has something to offer for everyone. It's a wide and open route with little elevation change. Meaning, no real big hill climbs. All types of soil are there. Sand, gravel, hard pack, loam. No black yuckies or swampage though, Never crowded, usually had the place to myself. Not sure why. Remote area, maybe some consider it boring? I dunno. I think it's a great training route because it's a good place for the noob on a heavy bike to get some sand time in without too much drama. About the time your over heated, exhausted, and frustrated with the sand, it ends and turns into a nice easy hard pack. A much welcome break with scenery. For the experienced guy, this route can be fast. Real fast. Like, stupid fast if thats what you want to do. I found it to be a great place to dial in suspension settings because the speed potential really brings out the flaws and lets you focus on getting it right. Run the route twice in one direction, then twice around in the opposite direction for a full day of arm pumpin fun. For a group of riders with mixed experience levels on bigger bikes, I can't think of a better off road destination in the state.