eastern UP and Algoma district

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by luftkoph, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. luftkoph

    luftkoph Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Since I had the swing arm off thought I'd clean and lube the final drive and transmission output shaft, replace the O rings with redeyes O rings, and use the good lube on it.

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    For such a large bike there ain't much room under the tank and seat, and I wanted to run the headlight through relays instead of through the starter button,since that's a point of fail on these bikes, so this is what I came up with.

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  2. luftkoph

    luftkoph Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Never have trusted those vacuum petcocks since the first one I remember on my GS, no not that German thing, the mighty all conquering from Hamamatsu Japan,the Suzuki GS and replaced it with one from the land of cheese and old style.
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    A friend of mine has a powder coating business and the saddlebag heat guards where getting a little scruffy, so he did the guards and the pass. peg mounts,kind of frivolous since you can't really see them, like diamonds on the soles of her shoes IMG_20200424_151717099_HDR.jpg

    Almost finished, and no where to go, planed on going to Fla. again in May and Mid Ohio come July, oh well Que Sera Sera suppose that will just mean more KLR time, and maybe some projects around hear that I loath to do.

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  3. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    You are doing some really nice work, Doug. Fantastic documentation also. As a wrench, I can really appreciate it. Do you have some rides planned for the KLR this year?
  4. luftkoph

    luftkoph Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Thanks Jeff,nothing special planed just tooling around the area here,crossing the border is out right now ,essential only.
    I pulled the KLR and 450x out of the house yesterday and put the fuel tanks on but didn’t start them yet.
    Not sure what the woods will be like after the New Year’s Day ice storm,it really ravaged the trees around here,as of two days ago there was still deep snow in the shaded areas of the woods,this steady two days of rain may disperse a lot of it
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  5. luftkoph

    luftkoph Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    I finally got out to ride a little bit on the klr to check on the trails, it's bad tress down everywhere, I believe some of them will never be used again, sure the snow machine and the atv freeways are cleared but the off the beaten track ones, not so much, anyone want to buy a 450X☹️ KIMG0005.JPG Every where you turn it's like this or worse. KIMG0004.JPG
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  6. luftkoph

    luftkoph Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Raco ccc camp 1932-1942 not much of it left, just a few foundations and odd concrete KIMG0009.JPG KIMG0008.JPG KIMG0007.JPG KIMG0006.JPG
  7. luftkoph

    luftkoph Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Avery lake, I didn't hang around there long, the mosquitoes almost dragged me into the woods, lucky the klr started right away and I got outta there before their reinforcements came KIMG0011.JPG KIMG0010.JPG
  8. Sned

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    Are the black flies done? They were nasty a few weeks ago?
  9. Bigbob1

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    I walk a lot of trails up here and all winter I carry a folding saw because of the snow load causing the trees to bend over just like your pictures. On some hikes I cut 6-12 trees and it keeps the trail open. Maybe pack a saw on your ride? This one is cheep and cuts through trees like butter.
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    Bigbob1 Rain Rider Supporter

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    Oh, it's good to see you posting picture with out any snow... finally.
  11. luftkoph

    luftkoph Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Didn’t see any,just skeeters
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  12. luftkoph

    luftkoph Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    I’d spend the rest of eternity trying to cleanup all the downed trees, we had 36 hours of freezing rain on New Years,it really wrecked havoc in the woods and power lines.
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  13. luftkoph

    luftkoph Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Waiting for it's new owner, I've barely rode it in the last 2 or 3 years so time to let it go. A friend asked me if I miss it already, I told him it's not the bike I miss so much, but the kind of riding and camaraderie that I had with it. But it was a good reliable, and fun bike.

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    Today I wanted to see how far up this road I could get, I was there last year but turned around for some reason that I can't remember why.
    It's called Quinlan trail, it starts at the junction of West East-West Rd and Hulbert Rd.

    At the junction

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    Straight west of Timberlost is my destination.

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    Right where that big bend in the road, that is as far as I could go.

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    along the way a little mud and sand

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    Put a new Tusk dual sport tire on the front, and it gets my approval, in fact I like it better than the Shinko fatty that was on before it.
    Last year I cut vertical grooves in the rear Shinko 805, that's helped where before in mud it would easily go sideways, lot better now

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    Close but no cigar, there's a lot of hunting cabins and clubs I suppose in this area, and they own large tracts of land.

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    The breast cancer tree is looking a little shabby this year

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    Back on the Richardson-Avery freeway to the house

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  14. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    The KLR looks to be serving you well. Are you bonding with it?
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    luftkoph Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    yes I like the simple pleasures of just Gravel/ dirt cruising, nor do I feel the need to do a bunch of modifications, all I’ve done was what I felt a few shortcomings, the abysmal front brake, surging at steady throttle and a weak rear spring.
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  16. RockBreaker

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    When I was a kid living in the yoop Betsy Lake was a mystery lost lake, their was talk of it but the only person we ever knew that had seen it was my uncle Cecil, he had taken a canoe in from the smaller lake and found a way thru the swamp between them. Many years later my brother and I tried to get onto it and it had become to overgrown to find a way across. Then several years later my brother was bound and determined to get on it so he took a weeks vacation just for the chance to see and fish this lost lake, by then much to his disappointment their were roads all into it and cabins on its shore....
  17. luftkoph

    luftkoph Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    That’s funny, paradise lost and all, you know how it is some of these lakes are really sort of a swampy bog,and come and go with water level changes.
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    Awesome! It's neat finding ponds and places like this.

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  19. Sned

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    You were pretty close to the backside of the upper falls!
  20. luftkoph

    luftkoph Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Yes it is, but there is a lot of private hunt clubs etc. difficult to get to the river
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