Upper Michigan ADV Riders

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

  1. Munmi4

    Munmi4 Munmi

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    Location:
    Munising, Michigan
    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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  2. Bappo

    Bappo Long timer

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    Location:
    On the Cracker Trail
    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?
  3. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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    Da UP, eh! (Marquette, MI)
    Currently on day #2 of my trip around Lake Superior.

    Having breakfast in Ashland, and heading for Aerostitch!
  4. 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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  5. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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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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  6. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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    What model?
  7. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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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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  8. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty rock and roll the bones

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    Location:
    west of road america
    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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  9. 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.
  10. Munmi4

    Munmi4 Munmi

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    Munising, Michigan
    Enjoy Aerostich! Fun place to visit and quality gear to purchase. We were there in April to be fitted. I recently purchased custom fit AD-1 pants. Best riding pants I have ever used.
  11. luftkoph

    luftkoph Been here awhile

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    Location:
    U.P. mich
    Let me know when your crossing back into the states at the soo.
  12. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Upper Michigan
    Have had issues with high quotes and people not doing them correctly so just change my own now.
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  13. Munmi4

    Munmi4 Munmi

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    Where do you plan to base camp at? Might be able to catch up with you.
  14. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty rock and roll the bones

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    Sorry, I left on Tuesday and did not get this reply.

    We stayed at Kingston Lake CG.
  15. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Screenshot_20190920-170441_Facebook.jpg Do we get free healthcare now lol.
  16. GS2Trout

    GS2Trout Adventurer Supporter

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    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Hey, Yoopers,

    My son and I were thinking of riding dual sport trails around Newberry area this week. We're both on small bikes (250 and 350). Can anyone give any updates on the condition of trails in that general area, due to all the rain that's fallen?

    Thanks,
    Bill
  17. UP Matt

    UP Matt Adventurer

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    Location:
    Houghton, MI
    Went for a ride out to Point Abbey and then south east yesterday. Really nice trails/roads to the east of the point abbey peninsula. They seem to be endless and have lots of hidden gems. Multiple maintained trails let to beautiful river views.

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  18. UP Matt

    UP Matt Adventurer

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  19. dsmonstar

    dsmonstar Been here awhile

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    Walled Lake MI
    Well apparently Detroit fox2 says its part of Wisconsin now....so....
  20. luftkoph

    luftkoph Been here awhile

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    Found out today as I went in to get some carb parts for the Valkyrie, that Leitz Honda in Sault Saint Marie Mi will be closing by the end of Nov. the Yamaha shop quit selling bikes a few years ago, but you can order parts at least, or if you want they will order a bike for you, But the Honda shop will be closed, no parts or repairs anymore, so not a single bike shop in town.

    They have a few bikes left, an AT dct, 450l, 250r and a monkey bike, said they'd make a good deal on one of them, I said why would I do that, I'd have to take it 100 miles to the closest Honda dealer if I needed warranty work.

    Said lack of sales for years now was the reason, I don't doubt that, this area has been in a rescission as long as I have lived here (26 years), it's sad they had a good shop and a great parts guy.

    This town is really going down the ole shit hole, might as well go get me some tat's buy a Harley, smoke Pall Malls, drink Miller lite and cook up some meth.
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