Tip of the Mitt riders (MI)

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by RennyGade, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Brian321

    Brian321 Adventurer Supporter

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    The Holiday gas station at M22 & M72 carries ethanol free premium also.
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  2. Munmi4

    Munmi4 Munmi

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    Hello All, I met up with a fellow a couple of weeks ago while camping near Manistique with my family. When he learned that I was riding a KLR650, he suggested I take it to Beaver Island to ride the old logging roads there. Anyone do such and thing? Is there fun exploring there?
  3. BlueHeart

    BlueHeart Long timer

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    I filled up at the Holiday at S Airport and Cass. The thing about their pumps is that they share the same nozzle with the regular and midgrade gas that does have ethanol in it. How much ethanol "laced" fuel gets pumped into the tank before it's completely E-free?
    Not a big deal when I'm pumping in 7 gallons, but it could possibly be when only a couple gallons.
  4. BlueHeart

    BlueHeart Long timer

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    It's not only a nice fairing, but very well engineered for use off-road. It changes the road manners of the DRZ where I would have no issues running it to a GLDS ride in Wolverine from Traverse City.
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  5. Munmi4

    Munmi4 Munmi

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    I spoke with the state of Michigan Dept of Weights and Measures agent recently at the Holiday station in Wetmore in the UP. Asked him of this exact question. He showed me the test documents from the procedures he had just performed to show me that amount. Unfortunately, I do not recall the exact amount, but it was so minimal that I lost any concern I previously had on the issue.
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  6. BlueHeart

    BlueHeart Long timer

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    That's good to know, thanks.
  7. BlueHeart

    BlueHeart Long timer

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    I wouldn't be able to w/o this fairing being part of the "properly setup" equation. There's a few more things on that list. :deal
  8. BlueHeart

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    Got 'em. IRC GP1
  9. MotoChron

    MotoChron Got Dirt?! Supporter

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    Got out for a ride today on the 690, headed over to the Jordan River Valley. Nice day for ride, pretty much all the flat landers were on the freeway heading home, so the woods were pretty quiet.
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    Came home and then went for a ride close to home and found these less than a 1/4 mile from home.
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    I probably never would have saw them, but I had to stop for some horseback riders. And they pointed them out to me. Yogi's in the hood!
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  10. KTM Mike

    KTM Mike Long timer

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    We had a bit of fun in Atlanta this weekend. Check out another fantastic MotoChron video. I think every fiber in my body is aching today!

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  11. KTM Mike

    KTM Mike Long timer

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    Knock knock...any tip of the Mit riders sick of winter yet? I sure am.
  12. Bighammer49686

    Bighammer49686 Been here awhile

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    YES! :dirtdog
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  13. budsboy

    budsboy I crashed the swing too. Supporter

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    Filling the bird feeder today near Gaylord - waist deep in snow.
    C/C skiing is as good as it gets . . .
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  14. KTM Mike

    KTM Mike Long timer

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    Yeah, the snow is pretty. But it would be even more so if it were melting. I got out for some snowshoeing today at least. Meanwhile the 990 is getting it's winter once over and a few mods. IMG_20190216_104802279_HDR.jpeg
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  15. budsboy

    budsboy I crashed the swing too. Supporter

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    The Commando is getting focused upon also. Aluminum Tank s.jpg
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  16. KTM Mike

    KTM Mike Long timer

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    Nice!
  17. KTM Mike

    KTM Mike Long timer

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    The 990 is coming together. TPS voltage good, throttle body synch good. Now to load a new map on the ECU for grins and giggles. IMG_20190217_162022963.jpeg
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  18. budsboy

    budsboy I crashed the swing too. Supporter

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    Yeah - me too . . . SU.jpg
  19. KTM Mike

    KTM Mike Long timer

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    It's amazing seeing the advances in technology. But there is something about the vintage stuff. I love riding my 76 Penton that compared to modern stuff has brutal power delivery, crappy suspension and crappy brakes. It just puts a smile on my face.
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  20. budsboy

    budsboy I crashed the swing too. Supporter

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    Bikes have been making big reliable horsepower for a long time.
    Suspension/brakes - not so long.
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