Washtenaw County, Michigan Dirt Road TAG-O-RAMA

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by meijer's trails, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    What a great day to ride!! I only had time to ride around the yard. No time for a tag today. Its about 50degF in the sunshine.
    Any taggers today?
  2. The Toad

    The Toad Let There Be Light

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    I decided January was a good month to do some long overdue work on the Ural. Tires,bearings,valves,carbs..... who knew we would have any decent riding weather!?!?

    The two wheelers are in hibernation until spring....... so no tags for me.

    I should be back in business in a week or so.

    Brian
  3. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    What? No taggers today? Its sunny!
  4. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer

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    Yesterday would have been a perfect day to fix my recycled tag - but I had my bike apart for my annual brake fluid bleed. Today I'm hauling kids around and missing the nice sunshine.

    I do hope someone else gets out there. Fire up the electric heat gadgets and hit the road.
  5. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Hey toad? Didn't you see the guy on a Ural in a blizzard in Indy?
    Snow and low temps should be no hindrance for the Ural, its FROM Siberia, after all.
    This tag shouldn't stand a chance against the Ural.
  6. The Toad

    The Toad Let There Be Light

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    You are correct. Ive ridden right thru the past 4 or 5 winters...

    This was taken on our last ride a couple weeks back now
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    Makes for a great Snowmobile, Ice buggy ... as well as ATV, puller out of shrubs and of course Motorcycle :wink:

    Winter in michigan means lots of salt... even with the best of spray coatings to protect (a real pain to clean off in the spring)... salt + metal = rust

    The end result of that is this:
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    Wheels off -

    Wheels tore down - Scrapping the old, now very rusty steel rims in favor of new Aluminum rims. I hope to have them by the end of the week....

    Ive cleaned and painted the hubs, cleaned and repacked the bearings, once I get the new rims - relace, true them up... and off we goooooooooooooooooooo ... thats the plan anyway :lol3


    -Brian
  7. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Did you ever try salt away?
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    The g/s has had masses doses of the stuff after a couple of winters on The jersey turnpike.
    It might be a myth though, I still have deer whistles on the fender, even though snow bum says they're fake.
  8. r756

    r756 Adventurer

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  9. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Well, I feel silly. Deer whistles are fake.
  10. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    Deer whistles? We're supposed to have this argument in the fall. OK, I read the link. I am intrested in this subject. So, according to the study, the deer can hear the closed whistle at 3khz but the open whistle at 12khz is too high for them to hear? Whatever. Here's my study, my butt dyno test if you will. This has to be long winded to get the point across, so bear with me and I'll try to condense. I lived in Ortonville and worked midnights in Romeo. About 30 miles of mixed farm land. Coming home nightly at about 2:30am through deer strike alley. I routinely saw every type of nocternal critter out there. Deer, coon, skunk, rabbit, possum, owls, frogs....One night, BAM! Dumb deer runs into my driver side door. Hard. So, I put deer whistles on my car. Over the next week or two I noticed that I was seeing alot less critters of all types. Especially the small ones. Life went on and I forgot about it. After a year or two the whistles fell off or got blown off in the car wash, whatever, I didn't think much about it. But, the incidences of critter sighting of all types increased. Hit a small critter once in a while and then...BAM! Dumb deer runs into my right front fender. Hard. Then I said to myself, self, maybe you should replace those deer whistles. So I did. And the circumstances repeated themselves. I realized an immediate reduction in critter sightings of all types. Not to say I never see them, cause I do. Just not as often. This all happened back in the mid 90's. I have kept deer whistles on all my vehicles ever since. I still live and commute daily in deer strike alley. I have not hit a deer since, and have hit maybe only two small critters. Coincidence? maybe. Do they work? Dunno. I'll choose my words cautiously and say that they do have an effect. For $ 10 bucks, I'm willing to continue to gamble with them. I've pissed away dumber money than that. I just consider them a good luck charm. One thing I can say for sure and that is they are at least 10% more effective than road bells! :lol3 :rofl :lol3
  11. DIRTSCOOTER

    DIRTSCOOTER Been here awhile

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    Mama deer, do you hear that whistling sound?

    Papa deer, I do, what do you think it is?

    Mama deer, not sure maybe we should run out there and see.



    Crash!
  12. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    I regret making a joke involving the i-75 pileup. There were lots of people injured and killed. I realized later it was inappropriate to joke about.
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    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Oh man, I thought someone would get the tag today for sure. There's still tomorrow!
    Temps rising until 1pm...then rail later. Should be warm and dry around 2
  14. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer

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    We'll see - gotta get out of my sub first.
  15. DESERT SCORPION

    DESERT SCORPION SINGLE TRACK

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    I rode to work today. ~38-40 deg. F. Not bad. Hope to be tagging again soon. No time today as work always gets in the way of having fun. :puke1

    THE SCORPION
  16. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

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    Me too. Sure feels good! If there was more dirt around me, I could have made it a tag.

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  17. DIRTSCOOTER

    DIRTSCOOTER Been here awhile

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    Scorp, I'm looking forward to that first TCD dirty ride.:clap
  18. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

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    What is this ride you speak of?
  19. DIRTSCOOTER

    DIRTSCOOTER Been here awhile

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    The BMW Touring Club of Detroit has a few dirt bike rides during riding season, 4TooMany you tagged along on one last year. These are not planned rides they just happen, some one will post something on our forum on a Thursday or Friday with a GPS file. These rides are anywhere from 50 to 100 miles in length. Good fun/:clap
  20. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

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    I remember. Your initialism threw me off. I didn't know what TCD meant. Maybe you have to be a club member to get the lingo.