1. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    Need help:

    I just bought a scooter with the crankshaft threads that are totally gone. The previous owner took off the variator nut using an impact wrench and now the nut will not stay on. It vibrates off after anywhere from 1-200 Miles.

    Below is an example of the crankshaft and variator nut. On mine the threads are gone.

    I will contact Charlie T at Checkered Past.

    Simba

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  2. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    Was a beautiful day to ride to Lake Michigan

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  3. Retired and lovin it

    Retired and lovin it Been here awhile

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    Funny I was going to my daughter's place today in Newaygo and as I went through downtown I looked up to the left and saw that point with the high retaining wall and said "I saw that just the other day on here".
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  4. Branchbuster

    Branchbuster Been here awhile

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    Not everyone sees sharing DEER HUNTING time and land the way that you do I think. Lake Co. especially is thick with hunters then in the Manistee Natl and PM state forest areas. There are so many hunters and so many trail systems here that there is no way that you can't be interfering in their hunt. So, I stay out. Your choice not to .
  5. PlowHand

    PlowHand Ancient, ugly and happy :-)

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    In south Alabama where I am (originally) from we let dogs loose to get the deer moving. I would think hunters would appreciate some two wheeled "dogs" assistance. That said, I know that non motorcyclists don't like to see or hear motorcycles (either on or off road) so I don't doubt that they don't like to see us in the woods.
  6. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    As they ride their 4 wheeler or side by side to "the spot".

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  7. galland1

    galland1 n00b

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    I have inadvertently ended up in Allegan forrest on 2nd weekend of deer season. Got the stink eye more than once from groups of armed hunters walking on dirt roads. I was just trying to quietly get home on my stock piped DR . Never again.

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  8. Branchbuster

    Branchbuster Been here awhile

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    Up here they just shoot dogs that "run deer"! Clearly this is not Alabama... We are talking hunting season here. Usually we have no problems in the woods up here riding in non hunting season (anytime BUT Oct-Nov. for those who don't seem to know). They come from states like IN and OH and IL that have no state trail systems to interfere with their hunting. It is foolish to mess with an armed guy who might actually be able to shoot. Mostly they would just thwack that tree about 15 yards ahead of you to let you know they are pissed . You won't know they are there.... Then you get to be the topic of "what an asshole" conversation at the local watering hole that night! You want to be "that guy"? Suit yourself. Suggest you stick to the roads. Dirt or paved is fine. Stay off the trail system.
  9. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    Any person that would "wack a tree" isn't a hunter it's an idiot with a gun.

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  10. motodutch

    motodutch Adventurer

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    Lisa and I have moved to mid Florida. I'm looking forward to riding all year around. My new riding area will be in the south east. I have had some good rides with you guys, be safe. If you find yourself down this way give me a P.M.
  11. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    With all the hurricane's you should move back.


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  12. PlowHand

    PlowHand Ancient, ugly and happy :-)

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    Thanks for your concern about my safety, and reputation with hunters but I won't be taking your advice. I think it's kind of silly to shoot in the direction of a man just because he's riding his motorcycle in the woods. I have been shot at twice before and one of those times I will admit it was for good reason (I was young and dumb). I guess I'll just have to accept the risk.
  13. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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    Hank, check out the Dixie Dualsporters. A few of us went to one of their events one January around 6 or 7 years ago. I think they still have events all around the Southeast.
  14. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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    I think you are in the minority on this motorcycle forum in thinking that hunters somehow have priority over other users legally using the land. The Great Lakes Dual Sporters have an event every October riding our bikes on the trails for a couple of hundred miles over a weekend. Probably 50-70 riders. Never had any issues with any hunters over the last 9 years that I've been going. As a bow hunter that used to hunt state land I can say the most intrusive issues that I would have were with the bird hunters tromping through close by. Cars and trucks and off road vehicles come and go quickly and I knew better than to set up a stand close to a road or trail. November 15th to 30th is for gun hunters. The rest of the year is shared.
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  15. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    There are set hours for ORV's on public lands open to hunters during fire arm deer season.


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  16. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    So, according to you, legally riding an ORV on a designated ORV trail, is considered "messing with an armed guy who might actually be able to shoot"?
    "you won't know they are there"
    "Suggest you stick to the roads. Dirt or paved is fine. Stay off the trail system."
    Sounds like a threat to me. I will be forwarding this post to the proper authorities. DNR and Lake County Sheriff.

    "Usually we have no problems in the woods up here riding in non hunting season"
    Once again, allow me to educate you to the fact that it is never 'non' hunting season. Seems like you live in a delusional world where you can dictate the 'hunting season' on other people or restrict their access to public lands because you want it for your personal use and some how justify using force including the use of firearms if necessary.

    You're not a hunter, you're an armed sociopath.

    https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1....1.64.psy-ab..1.8.1592...0i67k1.0.EsryhMPWTEo

    https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1...e3anWAhVKKCYKHd_JBisQvwUIIygA&biw=1360&bih=63

    Sad, but it's jack asses like you that give real hunters and outdoorsmen a bad reputation. Sad, that the non hunting public in general can't tell the difference and tend to lump us all into one group. I'm embarrassed to share the term 'hunter' with you and your kind.

    You sir, need a psychiatric evaluation and this subject is fouling up our great thread. Take your hunting threats and bullshit down the road. CS&M territory for sure. I apologize to the rest of the crew for venting, I really was going to leave this alone but after that nonsense I just had to get up on the soap box one more time.
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  17. BlueHeart

    BlueHeart Been here awhile

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    Yes, I suggest we leave this where it lays. As a hunter and rider, I can see both sides of the discussion. While I also belong to GLDS, I haven't participated in any of the October rides. Not because I don't condone it, but because I've had too much going on.
    As a deer hunter I do enjoy early bow season, but I know that the best time to be in the woods near this weekend's GLDS ride (Turtle Lake/Honor) is early November for the start of the rut.
    I think everyone is taking these posts here too seriously and all of the sudden believe that the posts "as written", must be written in a threatening manner. Take a second, re-read them and breathe.
  18. dougfromindy

    dougfromindy I smell premix

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    This is what happens when you sell a KTM and buy a Suzuki. Paranoid schizophrenic.
    /\ /\ that guy is insane /\
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  19. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    Hey! I resemble that remark. :photog
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  20. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    I rode a seasonal which should have joined an easement to my bosses property. I ended up on private property in-between one open and one locked gate. I saw a pickup truck and caught up to him. Blew my horn to stop him. Explained who - gave him my name, what/where I was going. He was very nice considering I was trespassing. He said no problem with my getting lost, "happens all the time". But he did caution me that today was youth hunt. And others out may not be as forgiving. He said most of the land owners are ok with riders, as long as they aren't "tearing things up".

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