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Twin Cities Area Campfire BS Thread

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Daggy, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Supporter

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    Got all three sets of tabs here. Now to replace the tires on the DR650 which are over ten years old. How does time get away from you that way. Same tires I rode on in the Alpine loop in Colorado in 2008 are still on the bike.
  2. Nick MN

    Nick MN Been here awhile

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    Man is that a nice bike Scott!! :raabia
    Hope to ride next to it this year when you're wringing its neck. That 1200 motor is a beast. Best of wishes with the family!

    -Nick

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  3. FirstPath

    FirstPath Long timer

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    I have a new set of Shinko 700s if interested. Purchased a few years ago to ride bike to Maine. Ended up not needing them and now run a full blown knobby. Still zip tied together. Let me know!
  4. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator Super Supporter

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  5. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    ^^^
    Spamming you again... Ricardo has borrowed a trailer, and is looking for help today. If you can spare some muscle and some time, thank you.
  6. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    I am a little late to the game, but it is in an area where we have hung out. NE right off Broadway.
  7. LSGiant

    LSGiant Long timer

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    Zipper in my Klim Badlands pants is toast.

    Anyone know someone in the Twin Cities know someone who does that kind of repair ?
  8. C Squared

    C Squared Now with TURBO! Supporter

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    Any chance anyone is headed to Fond du Lac, MILW area this friday? Buddy needs a lift to get a car from me.
  9. Sleddog

    Sleddog Ridin, again:)

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    Have you tried replacing the zipper pull?
  10. LSGiant

    LSGiant Long timer

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    Teeth are loose in a section. I doubt replacing the pull would chang the outcome.
  11. Osnabrock

    Osnabrock Ditch GPS

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    http://www.repairlair.com
    Repair Lair in Minneapolis on East Lake.

  12. dajuice

    dajuice Been here awhile

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    Check 4 corners canvas in columbia heights. They repaired the zips on our outfitter tent.
  13. Hipster

    Hipster Long timer

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    Give Klim a call. When I damaged the zipper on my Klim Latitude pants, they said to wash the pants and send them in for inspection, and even though the pants were several years past the warranty period they repaired them for free. They did an excellent job replacing the zipper, you'd never know it was ever replaced.
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  14. Phil8dirt

    Phil8dirt '17 BMW R1200GSA

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    Has anyone registered their bike as a collector with a model year MN license plate? If so I'm curious if you've ever had issues with local law in MN or WI when just going for a ride. The bike is ridden occasionally around the Twin Cities, rural MN and Western WI. Sometimes solo rides, sometimes with 1 or 2 other riders.

    I've read what DVS has published, and called the DVS to ask them a few questions. What the DVS has published is a little vague regarding how you can use collector plates, and their answers to my questions were even more vague and implied more leniency than what I expected.
  15. FirstPath

    FirstPath Long timer

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    I did that with my '71 Mercedes and saved a bit with insurance. Motorcycle insurance and tabs are so cheap not sure it's worth the hassle unless it was truly a vintage/collector bike.
  16. Babbitt

    Babbitt Vermin wannabe Supporter

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    Ok, so this is a long shot request.

    I want to do an leap day saddle sore this weekend but it is to cold to leave from Minneapolis. My alley is covered in snow and ice.

    If some kind sole would loan me a trailer, I could tow the bike south a couple of hrs Friday. Sleep in the van. Do the saddle sore Saturday. Sleep in the van again and then tow home Sunday.

    So anyone have a trailer they would be willing to let me borrow for a pointless but fun weekend?
  17. Tiger993

    Tiger993 Been here awhile

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    In the event you can't find one to borrow, you can get one for cheap from U-Haul. I needed to haul a bike 700 miles back in January and I rented their designated motorcycle trailer. It was built like a tank and pulled great and was something like $15/day to rent.
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  18. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    I haven't looked at this lately but I suggest you explore how your insurance treats this. Distance from home, annual mileage, etc
  19. Babbitt

    Babbitt Vermin wannabe Supporter

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    Insurance is an interesting question. I have not checked. I usually do a couple of trips and 2 or 3 of these rides each year. I also commute plus wondering around I usually come in around 15,000 miles per year.

    I will take a look.
  20. Phil8dirt

    Phil8dirt '17 BMW R1200GSA

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    Thanks for the replies. The bike is actually my son's. He picked up a '74 R90/6 last year and the license plate on it is pretty trashed (not the bike, just the plate). Since he needed a new one to look respectable I found a '74 MN motorcycle plate that can be registered, but DVS told me only as a collector plate. He is not considering a collector plate to reduce tab or insurance costs, just the "cool" factor. In fact he'd prefer to run regular tabs on a model year plate if he could, but I was told by DVS that was not an option.