Mid-Michigan Easy Living

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

  1. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Same with you ---just remember the good.
    And rectify other such relationships.
    I have an asshole Brother--but I will reach out.

    Imu
  2. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Sorry for both your losses, I’ve had a rough go of it this year too, just gotta make sure you let your close ones know ya love em.

    Make time for your buds.
  3. WYO George

    WYO George Epstein didn’t kill himself

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    Yes you have brother, you are right too.

    I'm still sulking around the house because we're probably not going to be able to take vacation in September since it's the start of the school year. It just means I'll have to sneak in little trips here and there to see my friends whenever possible.

    Also, if anyone from the southwest will be travelling towards lake superior and passing through Wyoming let me know and we can put you up for the night if you'll be passing though our way. If not then I'll hope on the bike and come meet you wherever you pass through and grab a bite.
  4. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    George,
    I'll be stopping in Duluth on the way. Meet me there.
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  5. Cletus Frade

    Cletus Frade Been here awhile

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    Took the Himma for a late afternoon ride around the lake, stopping at the usual spot at North Higgins Lake State Park for pics.
    Discovered something that I hadn't picked up when I took the short test ride of the Himma . . . . my large feet don't mesh well with the right side footpeg-brake lever arrangement. I tend to ride with the middle of my boot sole on the peg. More than once, upon acceleration, I felt the bike straining to get up an gentle incline and also on normal acceleration running up through the gears. A couple of times it was severe enough that I thought that something was mechanically wrong with the bike.

    NOPE . . . . just my foot resting in it's normal position that oh by the way was also resting on the brake lever :doh
    Eventually I got to where I was consciously placing the ball of my foot on the peg and keeping the toe off of the brake lever. The acceleration was much better then :-)

    I'll have to check and see what, if any, adjustments can be made to the brake lever. Maybe lowering it would take it out of the space where my boot toe rests when my foot is in my "normal" position on the peg. If not, I'll just have to learn to have my foot rearward on the peg.

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    Stay safe out there.
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  6. WYO George

    WYO George Epstein didn’t kill himself

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    The new bike is looking good, I'm glad you are getting out there and putting some miles on it.

    You can remove the pin from the clevis and shorter the rod going into the master cylinder. This will in turn lower the brake pedal. It's simple to do and won't take long at all.
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  7. Cletus Frade

    Cletus Frade Been here awhile

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    Thanks George, you're a gem!
    I'll give it a try.
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  8. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    That’s a real short reach!

    I’d pull that fucker off and weld an extension in it.
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  9. Unitrackmind

    Unitrackmind Dirt Merchant

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    If this is inappropriate to post here, sorry. I tried the trip planning forum w little luck and it was suggested that I post here.

    I'm looking to do a dual sport ride in Michigan , sooner than later. However, looking at the trails and forest roads, I'm a bit overwhelmed with the amount of riding I might find.
    I'll be riding a KLR650, well set up and I have a pretty good skill set off road.
    I intend to camp every night.
    I'm thinking maybe 4 or 5 days on the trails/roads. That's not counting a day up and a day back.
    I'd prefer a mostly scenic cruise as opposed to a mostly technical pounding everyday. I love technical on my smaller bikes and trials bike btw.

    Although I'm in Ohio, fuck the buckeyes. :bubba
    Thanks in advance for any help.
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  10. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Hopefully, somebody will chime in. West Michiganders and those up North may be able to help some more.

    Simba
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  11. Padilen

    Padilen Long timer

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    Just go. Almost anyplace will have great dual sport roads. And State /Federal land for camping.
    Our color is just starting to change. Warm this week with wet cooler weather forecasted. So the color may pop.
    Check the Facebook groups for DS. One is Michigan Dual Sport and Adventure Riders.
    I'm south of Cadillac and by lots of dirt / seasonal roads and miles of trails.
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  12. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    Sorry to here this brother Imu, my condolences.

    Your words ring so true!!
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  13. Padilen

    Padilen Long timer

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    Nobody is riding to much rain.
  14. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    To Readers of This Low Quality Thread:
    Moab 2020: April 18th 2020 ----April 24th 2020.
    Join us.
    Imu

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  15. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Buying the WRR below from Tae.
    I will load it up with Rekluse, dirt gearing, and whatever else it needs.
    May need suspension upgrades for my svelte figure and maybe Yamalink.
    Tae has it really well loaded already so I am really excited.

    Imu

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  16. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    You can totally get that up TOW!

    (As long as we don’t let you top box it to death.)
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  17. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Not bringing PB&J sammies up TOW.
    Just a camelback with some water and some food.
    Dry weight is 276 pounds. The big tank will only get minimal fuel when riding.
    Also, beginning to get in shape for Moab 2020. Probably will bring both the DRZ and WRR.
    Imu
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  18. WYO George

    WYO George Epstein didn’t kill himself

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    Not to sound like the recurring jerk, but...

    I sure did get around a lot better this summer after loosing 35 pounds this spring. Knees feel great, ankles feel great, tummy doesn't get in the way of bending over. Hell, I can tie my boots without getting short of breath from my gut crushing my lungs. It's amazing what a simple diet and minimal exercise can do for a guy's mobility.

    Diet, exercise and fundamentals practice will help you immensely. I know I've been promising some fundamental practices and haven't delivered. I'll type it out for you and shoot you a PM here in a few minutes.
  19. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    October 1st was Day #1.
    Only 6 days in and already beginning to feel better.
    Not gonna let the Holidays get in the way.
    You are never a recurring jerk, Brother George.

    Imu
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  20. WYO George

    WYO George Epstein didn’t kill himself

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    I swam for two hours today, tires all over, but dang it feels good!
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