Exploring the Trans - Wisconsin trail

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rokklym, May 20, 2008.

  1. discochris

    discochris Stayin' Alive

    Jul 30, 2007
    Sometimes the Twin Cities, Sometimes NW Wisconsin
    These yahoos will be about four miles from my cabin, Fourth of July week. I can't say I'm very happy about it.
  2. pfettig77

    pfettig77 Been here awhile

    Nov 24, 2017
    NW Wisconsin
    I have an NC700X and a G650Gs and I'll be selling one next spring. I'm leaning toward keeping the NC, but if it can't handle this trail which I plan on doing next summer, then I may keep the GS instead. I saw that someone did it on a Strom and it struggled a bit. Which ever bike I keep will be getting a set of Shinko 705s. Any thoughts?
  3. BrittC

    BrittC Been here awhile

    Apr 10, 2009
    Westmont, IL
    I did most of the trail on a Super Tenere on Shinko 805's and only skipped the section near Delta Diner due to time constraints. The NC700X is so much lighter that I think it should not be a problem though 705's will get squirrley in soft sand. I like the 805's on pavement or off (especially for their low price) and they served me very well on multiple bikes.
  4. berksglh

    berksglh Adventurer

    Dec 4, 2017
    I did most of the trail on my 2015 vstrom 1000 with 804/805's. I went off trail north of Perkenstown near Hwy 8. Was an extreemly wet year and a few huge storms had gone through week before. First night on the trail we had tornadoes south of thorp and torrential rain where I was suppose to camp.

    I went sideways through wet swampy deep sand ponds near Blackriver falls. Almost put her down several times, but made it through with a slight pulled groin.

    Only reason i ended up going off trail was it was getting to cold to camp wet with no dry wood available and the trails were better suited to a jet ski. Second night it got down to 46F and I was soaked. Week prior it was mid 80's and I wasnt packed for cold. Not my cup of tea, and not what I bought the bike to go through. Give me a 450 and 80F or warmer and I'll ride that swampy stuff all day.

    Some day in better dryer weather I plan to attempt the trail again on the strom. Ill likely pick a tire better then the Shinkos. I've decided I dont like paddle like rear wheel and the front got a LOUD ringing at speed after 3000 miles.
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  5. gmtech

    gmtech Adventurer

    May 16, 2011
    pirate island illinois
    if anyone wants to plan doing this in the spring or sections of this PM id like to join on a 12 tenere . im about hour south of the start of the trail