Mid-Michigan Easy Living

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by simbaboy, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    Isn't this what caused the Morphous incident? Stay away from the seat cleaning Picaso!
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  2. WYO George

    WYO George Long timer

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    I’m just not good enough at riding dirt to do it sitting. I have to stand to keep from crashing :)


    Oh yeah, I ride more than 4mph, but never exceed the 15mph limit on the WRT ;)
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  3. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    Sam also rides The WRT at 15MPH.
    But he spends 67% of any given hour stopped for pictures.
    So his effective ground coverage is 15MPH X 33%= 5 MPH

    Imu
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  4. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    im a firm believer of sit as much as possible, stand when you have to.

    im scheming on a new bike soon, hoping to have something, maybe, just maybe able to get to moab this coming year.
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  5. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    You will not regret the decision to come to Moab. I think I have sent you the dates but will email again.

    I stand because my butt and thighs hurt. I sit because my legs hurt. At some point everything hurts and you curse the decision to ride The WRT.

    Imu
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  6. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    WRT seems like a long slow slog....... not usually my cuppa-tea. slow is fun sometimes, but hookin it up is way more fun..... though the next bike, "hookin it up" might not be possible.
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  7. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    What ya thinkin bikewise?
    Eh, suprise us.
    Imi
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  8. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    See, I've told ya how freakin' stoopid I am, can't even do math.

    All this time I thought I was doing 4. :baldy
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  9. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    :nod

    Screw the riding crap, we go here first....Imu & Forest approved.

    [​IMG]
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  10. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    If you don't leave my ass behind on the WRT, you'll absolutely hate it! Unless of course you like stopping every mile or so.:bubba
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  11. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    That's easy.
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  12. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    Orange is a rich mans game. Ain’t got the scratch for that.
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  13. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    For some reason the most likely bike to be 'down' with problems in all my years of organizing Moab is a KTM. I think they are ridden very hard by their owners. Also, the typical low gearing (and wood planks for seat) makes the street portion of any dual sport ride quite hard on the riders. The KTMs do shine big time on dirt.

    After owning a whole bunch of dual sport bikes I think the best dual sport bike for the $$ is a KLR650.

    The Honda and Suzi 650 are very good choices dual sports.

    I know you have owned all the bikes I have mentioned. I can only imagine what you could do with a KLR. You got some mad mechanical and rider skills.

    I like my DRZ400S as it is lighter and I can easily pick it up. Plus, the Rekluse and 3X3 mods have made it perfect for my skill level.

    Imu
  14. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    I’ll never own another Klr, junk IMO.

    The DR650 whoops it’s ass everywhere but on the open highway, and for that, I’d still take a DR650 for its simplicity and ease of use
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  15. WYO George

    WYO George Long timer

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    I'm also a big fan of the DR650 over the KLR based on my experience as a motorcycle mechanic and riding both of them. I ride a DR650 and test ride KLRs of both new and old style and cannot see the attraction to them myself, but apparently a lot of folks do based solely on sales numbers!


    Imu, regarding your seat; if you have a seat that you really like, but it's too slippery you can always get a new cover made for it that uses grippy material. Part of my business is a custom upholstery shop. I make a lot of motorcycle seat covers with grippy material, a lot of dirt guys seem to really like it. I find that it's slightly too grippy for my tastes, but obviously we're not all built the same nor do we all have the same preferences.
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  16. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    Thanks George.
    There is a upholstery shop nearby, but I think I will get used to the Corbin. I know its already much more comfortable compared to the stock DRZ seat.
    Imu
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  17. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    I think the bikes are done for 2017. Unless there is a freak warm up. Been a good year, praying next year will be also. Parts for carb should be here today. I'm suppose to be at work right now, but feeling "off". So I should be home for delivery. May not be awake though.


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  18. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    I had my mechanic do a 3X3 mod and carb needle change. This was a decent mod. It added a little more throttle response and maybe a couple of horses.

    Imu
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  19. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    Not a fan of the 3x3 mod and a bigger jet. No doubt you felt a change, but proper jetting would net the same change and better fuel economy. Whatever works for ya though.
  20. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    Why ? I was under the impression that the original DRZ had the 3x3. Different carb also

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