Upper Michigan ADV Riders

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Yooper_Bob, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. johnoly99

    johnoly99 Adventurer

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    FA50EA0B-CEE5-4541-8BB0-1843A41327F3.jpeg Headed up to the UP August 5th - 9th for a week of exploring. Have the UPAT big bike route on my map, might go to Canada, never been up there before, but miss the PNW and living in Indiana it’s too flat and boring! Seeing all the pics of the UP looks like I’ll enjoy it. Camping off the bike, nobreal oln. If anyone’s out that week on a big bike, say hi, maybe I’ll see some of you out there.
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  2. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Swing by the Central ADV Rally in Boulder Junction (WI) and say hello.
  3. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Insert witty saying here....

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    A lot of us will be at the Central Rally, just across the border in Boulder Junction, WI.
  4. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Insert witty saying here....

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    205'd!
  5. DaveJ_U.P.Rider

    DaveJ_U.P.Rider Adventurer

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    The Central Rally looks like a great time. I have no time this weekend and a wedding next weekend. :-( Maybe next year.
  6. DaveJ_U.P.Rider

    DaveJ_U.P.Rider Adventurer

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    May put off some chores until Sunday and take a ride over to Boulder Junction, WI tomorrow. Just a day trip there and back. Will be leaving around 8:30 - 9:00 am from Marquette if anyone is interested in riding.
  7. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Insert witty saying here....

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    We're heading there tomorrow.... but with the truck and trailer loaded like the Beverly hillbillies!

    Bring a tent, and you can easily find a spot to crash for the night.

    We plan on arriving around 1:00 pm local time.
  8. DaveJ_U.P.Rider

    DaveJ_U.P.Rider Adventurer

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    We'll see you over there, got a lot to get done Sunday so I most likely will not camp and stay. Safe travels
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  9. johnoly99

    johnoly99 Adventurer

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    Good thing all you local hooligans are at the rally cause I have all this beautiful UP to myself this week . Thanks again @Cannonshot for the gpx tracks! Only done about 25% of my route on them. Hoping for more tomorrow. The rain should keep the dust down and make the damn sand more manageable LOLOL

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  10. Munmi4

    Munmi4 Munmi

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    If you make it around the Munising area, message me. I truly enjoy catching up with motorcycle riders of all types and swapping lies and telling stories of adventure near and far.
  11. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Been pretty dead here,you all quit riding lol.Have over 7 k on adv in u.p thi 20190830_222502.jpg s year and hitting all the trials events.Out in garage getting my old girl ready for its 1st vintage trials event.
  12. Munmi4

    Munmi4 Munmi

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    Hoping to ride today, Saturday 8-31-19, will first ride of either bike in about 3 weeks. (: Looking at gravel travel west of Munising.
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  13. Bappo

    Bappo Long timer

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    Today is a simple ride to Pat's near Ontanogan to see if they do motorcycle tires for a reasonable price on a Yamaha. M&M in Hancock quoted me an hour labor for front and 2 or 3 hours for rear oh and the mechanic said he doesn't know Yamaha, haha, I said no thanks.

    There really aren't any motorcycle dealers up here Keweenaw way; mostly snowmobiles and ATV/UTV. Kinda sucks.

    Do you all have a recommended dealer anywhere in da UP?
  14. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Insert witty saying here....

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    Currently on day #2 of my trip around Lake Superior.

    Having breakfast in Ashland, and heading for Aerostitch!
  15. Northwoods Yeti

    Northwoods Yeti Almost house broken

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    2 yrs ago I stopped in and the only thing that fit me was a titanium spork, a little feller like you should be just fine.


    Fingers crossed:lol3
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  16. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Insert witty saying here....

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    I have a pair of custom Darien pants on order....

    Made it as far as Luetsen.... taking our time and doing plenty of side trips. Running the gunflint trail in the morning before heading north once more...
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  17. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Insert witty saying here....

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    What model?
  18. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Insert witty saying here....

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    I have had good luck with LeMoines in Negaunee. Another place to try is Mike's Rolling Thunder in Ishpeming.

    Both are independent shops that will work on pretty much anything...
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  19. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty rock and roll the bones

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    A few of us will be carousing the Pictured rocks area and east later next week.

    Camping in one spot then heading out daily from there.

    Small bikes, much sand.

    If u want to ride along, let me know.
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  20. Bappo

    Bappo Long timer

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    2012 Super Tenere

    I'm about to head out on a little trip from up here down to Florida and back and the tires I have on now won't last the trip. Just exploring my options.