Simbaboy's Easy Living (MI)

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

  1. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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  2. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Change of Vegas plans:

    I got an expert suspension guy (thank you @Chillis for the recommendation) who has agreed to take on the WR250R and help with upgrading the suspension. We plan to change out the rear and front springs to match my weight, rebuild the rear shock, replace the front fork seals and also replace the head steering bearing. We also plan to upgrade the front brake and maybe change out the handle bar. All this will be $$$ but may be worth it for me as the bike is a keeper.

    The only issue is that the suspension guy is in St.George and I will be based in LV. Also, now I will be a trailering the bike.

    Not sure yet but we may spend a day in Moab on the way back . . . .:clap I may get to ride the bike on a trail.

    Imu

    Today was chain maintenance and Burgie cleaning day.

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  3. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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    The money I put into my GS's suspension is some of the best money I ever spent. Especially for the rear shock.

    I think you're making a good investment.
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  4. Dirty bird

    Dirty bird Slightly off-camber

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    Finally got the orangecicle set up to get the weight out of my backpack and on the bike. Tha tail bag I swapped over from my crf250x. The tank bag I bought last month to carry my keys, wallet and a few other small items, but still needed a place for rain gear, extra gas, light jacket, etc., so I bought the Tusk pannier bags. What a deal at 99 bucks! Also added some bar risers to help the old back out and be able to stand up longer. May add a fender bag later but I'm not sure I need it at this point.

    Went for a 80ish mile ride today and the new bags were awesome. I was concerned that all the added baggage would adversely affect the ride, but I couldn't even tell they were there.

    I had planned to go to CO and ride with @NuMexJoe and Rick this summer, but I started a new job in August. Priorities(riding) sometimes have to take a back seat to necessities(working) and life gets in the way. But come April 2022, work be damned! Moab, look out 'cause I'm ready! Can't wait to see you guys!

    Greg

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  5. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Greg,

    We have a good start of the Group already for 'Moab April 2022'. About 5-6 Riders have 'committed'. I think 10 or so is a good number as that allows alternative rides between 'newbies' and more seasoned Riders.

    Your bike looks great and has a kicker also. Plus, it looks like you have enough fuel range for at least The WRT.

    Imu
  6. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    'Moab April 2022'
    Sunday April 3rd through Saturday April 9th
    As usual please send me an PM with your email address or just send me an email. Most of you know my email address.
    Take Care,
    Imu

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  7. Dirty bird

    Dirty bird Slightly off-camber

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    Reservations have been made! :clap:ricky
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  8. NuMexJoe

    NuMexJoe Been here awhile

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    Looks tidy, Greg! I can bring you a spare tank bag in April. I just swapped out the '06 450 EXC for a '19 Beta 390 RR-S (with Rekluse) that came with a tank bag and now I have an extra. Try before you buy! I was so stoked to get Imu's email about the April trip. Looking forward to riding in Moab with some fine folk again!
    - Joe
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  9. ajpjive

    ajpjive Been here awhile

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    Hi all,

    Wanted to see if any of y’all had ideas for garage space in the greater Lansing area. I’m the faculty advisor for the fledgling MSU Motorcycle Club. This group is primarily made up of MSU students passionate about riding and learning more about maintenance, etc. As many of the undergrads don’t have garage/covered storage, we’re looking for a spot for folks to house their bikes during the off season. The club is additionally hoping to use this space to house a shared tool pool and communally wrench on bikes & learn more about maintenance.

    Folks in the club are currently looking for on- and off-campus options, but we’d love any other thoughts and advice you have. Thanks in advance!
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  10. Dirty bird

    Dirty bird Slightly off-camber

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    Thanks Joe, and bring that tank bag with you to Moab. Don't make us wait until April to see that Beta, post us a pic or ten. We all love some dirt bike porn! The reviews I've seen from owners of those 390's say they love 'em.

    I just ordered some more "essentials" for the KTM, including a bigger tank for the longer rides out West. I should own stock in Rocky Mountain ATV/MC by now!

    Hated I couldn't make it to CO to ride with you guys, so I was glad to hear you and Rick were coming to Moab again.
    Like you said, I loved the vibe riding with everybody in Moab.

    My cabin at the KOA has a set of bunk beds, heat and AC you and Rick are welcome to if you want them.

    Greg
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  11. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    I would suggest finding someone with a Barn who could rent out some storage space.
    Simba
  12. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    At Grand Canyon West Rim
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  13. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    Wonderful couple of shots Imu!

    Looks like you're making the best out of this trip.
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  14. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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    Wonderful couple, period.
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  15. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    We left Las Vegas this afternoon as soon as my Conference was done.
    We headed straight to Zion NP and had a wonderful meal there.

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  16. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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  17. River-Runner

    River-Runner Been here awhile

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    So several years ago Kendra and I were in Zion on the BMW's, at a place with walls like your last photo above. I was leading, going pretty slow - when - a baby mountain sheep comes down the face of the cliff, half falling and half in control. Lands about 15 feet in front of me. I grab the brakes, thinking they'd throw my ass in jail for 20-years for hitting a baby sheep. Thank God I missed the sheep or it missed me!

    That is one pretty area to ride through.
  18. 2brnut2b

    2brnut2b Been here awhile

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    Hello @simbaboy and @Vikingtazz ! and @everyone:) I miss you guys ! It's been a very difficult year for me, I've had a work accident last november and medical imaging revealed cervical disc herniation (3)and dorsal disk herniation (3) . I'm still not working , a gradual return is ongoing but very difficult...
    I sold all the bikes except the NX250, I keep it for a retirement project... I tried hard to ride but only the weight of my helmet is enough to hurt me...Even today I do not plan to ride in a near future.
    After watching every episode and every season of ''The Young and Restless'' :hmmmmm I decided to buy an old but very clean 11' BMW series 1 (128i) with few km on it so I can put a smile on my face :fpalm and it works ! I really like it It is a summer car only and I'm storing it at the end of october.
    Don't know went or even if I will be back on 2wheels but I imagine next year of something like that. Probably no more off road riding but kind of a ''sunday morning ride'' bike ?

    I sincerely hope to see you again soon guys!

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  19. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    Awesome car Martin!
    Man, I'm sorry to hear about your work accident. Hope you can heal enough to ride again, even if it takes a couple of years.
    I don't remember the NX250 project, was that a recent purchase?
    My winter project started with an upgrade ealier this week.

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  20. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    DW makes some nice shit.
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