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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-28-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 252,156
Posted By MikeS
Thinking about exploring some more roads on the...

Thinking about exploring some more roads on the Ontario side of Gunflint Lake this weekend. I want to follow the road that goes close to Sag. Lake, plus maybe find the Gunflint Cross. Anyone...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 418,741
Posted By MikeS
I stripped some insulation from the high beam...

I stripped some insulation from the high beam wire going to the high beam indicator light on the dash, soldered a wire to that and used it for the control circuit on the relay.

I wired direct from...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 418,741
Posted By MikeS
It's all controlled from a relay I added: The...

It's all controlled from a relay I added: The power in to the relay to power the lights is a separate fused circuit direct from the battery. It is not part of the OEM wiring, but added wiring.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 49,902
Posted By MikeS
I'll get out my back roads map and let you know...

I'll get out my back roads map and let you know specifically what I have in mind. I talked with a fellow near Pickle Lake who told me about some quad riding he has done out of the area.
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 49,902
Posted By MikeS
I'd like to explore some of the woods roads west...

I'd like to explore some of the woods roads west of Pickle Lake: :ear
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 418,741
Posted By MikeS
I have 165k on my 1150RT, and replaced the Hall...

I have 165k on my 1150RT, and replaced the Hall sensor last year prior to a long trip. I have done very little repair to my RT, the Hall sensor being one of maybe three major repairs over its time,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 49,902
Posted By MikeS
I don't worry about security in the north,...

I don't worry about security in the north, including when I rode to Windigo a few years back. There are plenty of places to bush camp if you want. Your only worry is bears, so bear proof your food....
Forum: Canada 05-11-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10,985
Views: 771,087
Posted By MikeS
They both are Studebakers, but what is...

They both are Studebakers, but what is interesting to me is there were TWO, both blue, both the same model. I do remember Studebaker from my childhood. My dad at one time had one - with a bullet nose...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28,876
Views: 2,546,601
Posted By MikeS
Not trying to be a smart aleck or anything, or...

Not trying to be a smart aleck or anything, or maybe I am, but I store my extra valve core in the extra tube that I carry for my tube style tires.

However, if this whole discussion pertains only...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 28,876
Views: 2,546,601
Posted By MikeS
So with the Baja No Pinch, do you carry only the...

So with the Baja No Pinch, do you carry only the device and one tire iron? The Baja No Pinch looks a bit bulky, which is an issue for local day riding for me. The trunk I have on each of my dual...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28,876
Views: 2,546,601
Posted By MikeS
Here's my fix the flat contribution: I am...

Here's my fix the flat contribution: I am cursed/blessed by getting flats regularly. Blessed, because I know how to fix them. Here's some of the contents of my fix the flat kit: For spoke wheels with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5,070
Views: 925,404
Posted By MikeS
1) Mine has a rivet master link which I like a...

1) Mine has a rivet master link which I like a whole lot better. Ever look at your master link chain and notice the master link clip is missing?
2) I use a plastic milk crate, and I'm careful.
3) I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-29-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 252,156
Posted By MikeS
Why camp? We live here! Everyone ELSE comes here...

Why camp? We live here! Everyone ELSE comes here to camp. A bed is way more comfortable than a thermarest.

I'm up for riding, where? I might be able to ride more than a 250 cc moto. My parts came...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 23,462
Posted By MikeS
Where is the Ulysses list? Link?? Looking forward...

Where is the Ulysses list? Link?? Looking forward to your list too.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5,070
Views: 925,404
Posted By MikeS
I've been watching this thread, and want to...

I've been watching this thread, and want to comment: You should run Sea Foam fuel additive through one or two fill-up of gas. I'm thinking your carburetor may be gunked up some from storage prior to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5,070
Views: 925,404
Posted By MikeS
Sand roads on the Sherpa! Fun!! ...

Sand roads on the Sherpa! Fun!!

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j241/c-zap/P4180848_zps5ijwt65z.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5,070
Views: 925,404
Posted By MikeS
I'm thinking all that is needed is the clutch...

I'm thinking all that is needed is the clutch cable. I mocked it up, roughly, and that seems the case. I do have pro-taper bars on my SS, which are wider than stock. I'm not going to raise the bars a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5,070
Views: 925,404
Posted By MikeS
* Motion Pro custom cable is the only one I...

*
Motion Pro custom cable is the only one I have sourced. I haven't added risers because of this exact reason. My concern is being able to get the cable made with the sleeve, and other...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 418,741
Posted By MikeS
Wow, that's a lot of commuting and not much...

Wow, that's a lot of commuting and not much motorcycle exploring. Even at $0.30 per mile overall cost, that's over $100 per trip. And then there's the time available in one day: commute, work, sleep,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-18-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 252,156
Posted By MikeS
Agreed! That's one hot KTM, and I know you have...

Agreed! That's one hot KTM, and I know you have the skills that match the moto. The sand was fun, the pie was delicious, the kale was healthy, but the cinnamon roll tasted better.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-17-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 252,156
Posted By MikeS
How about I meet you at Aerostich by 11am? Are...

How about I meet you at Aerostich by 11am? Are you thinking the roads in Douglas County, the bird sanctuary by Gordon, or maybe north of Hy 2? All sounds good to me. Or Nemadji??

I'm on my 250. I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-17-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 252,156
Posted By MikeS
I'm down to one motorcycle right now, the...

I'm down to one motorcycle right now, the dependable Kawasaki, tomorrow is Saturday, and it's a good day to ride. Anyone up for some dirt?
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5,070
Views: 925,404
Posted By MikeS
My Sherpa likes Mexico gas too. Great go anywhere...

My Sherpa likes Mexico gas too. Great go anywhere moto, and wonderful country to explore and experience!

...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-13-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,188
Posted By MikeS
New addition to the SuperSherpa is a tail box (a...

New addition to the SuperSherpa is a tail box (a small plastic tool box from the shop). The idea is inspired by Arrowhead Rider, in true Kawasaki fashion. A camp saw fits, plus flat tire gear and bug...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 252,156
Posted By MikeS
Anyone want to go? ...

Anyone want to go?

http://www.norsemenmc.org/events/mn300.htm
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8,772
Views: 2,508,265
Posted By MikeS
Light weight should be your mantra. Consider a...

Light weight should be your mantra. Consider a luggage system with no metal racks, to save weight. I am now using the Giant Loop Coyote for luggage balancing the volume and carrying too much stuff...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5,070
Views: 925,404
Posted By MikeS
They do. The XR650 tank fits: ...

They do. The XR650 tank fits:
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa208/LDHack/Motorcycling/Mexico%20CC%202014/IMG_1697.jpg
Forum: Americas 04-03-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 28,876
Views: 2,546,601
Posted By MikeS
Tricepilot sent me a PM yesterday about the intel...

Tricepilot sent me a PM yesterday about the intel on Hy 101 north of Cd Victoria. I rode through there with some riding buddies about 2 weeks ago. He asked me to post my response to his PM:


Yes,...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28,876
Views: 2,546,601
Posted By MikeS
Not sure where San Fernando is without looking at...

Not sure where San Fernando is without looking at my paper map; but rode straight from Cd Mante to Reynosa using the bypasses around Victoria and bypassing a couple other pueblos along the way on 101...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28,876
Views: 2,546,601
Posted By MikeS
Hy 35 between Reynosa and Montemorelos had no...

Hy 35 between Reynosa and Montemorelos had no military checkpoints or patrols when I rode it four weeks ago. Riding Hy 101 north of Cd Victoria and north on Hy 97 to Reynosa a little over a week ago,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 418,741
Posted By MikeS
I'm short, but I have over 150,000 miles on my...

I'm short, but I have over 150,000 miles on my CeeBailey screen on my 1150RT, riding in air temperatures from the teens to 118* with many 1000 mile days. You want taller than OEM stock, so the screen...
Forum: Latin America 04-01-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 16,780
Posted By MikeS
Gabe; What kind of rate are you getting from...

Gabe;

What kind of rate are you getting from him for air freight from Florida? Reason I ask, is I'm in a planning stage, and ruled out Florida air freight because of expense.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-29-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 252,156
Posted By MikeS
Moonshine anyone? I'm going in order to meet up...

Moonshine anyone? I'm going in order to meet up with a Florida riding buddy of mine. I'm thinking to document a saddlesore 1000 on the way south. Pretty easy, with a designated start from Duluth as a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-28-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 252,156
Posted By MikeS
I was riding skis today, but did look for and...

I was riding skis today, but did look for and find hot weather, sweating humidity, and sun earlier this month. I need to change the oil already, and fix a clutch that developed a problem.

The...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-28-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,188
Posted By MikeS
The roads are what you want to ride. As far as...

The roads are what you want to ride. As far as gravel, I've ridden my RT on the gravel that is taken on these rides. My RT was my only moto for many years and there aren't many blacktop roads here....
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28,876
Views: 2,546,601
Posted By MikeS
I rode around Victoria north to Reynosa this past...

I rode around Victoria north to Reynosa this past Friday 3/20. I posted my impression a few pages back on this thread. Just north of Victoria my "spook meter" was up with situation awareness alert...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-23-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3,992
Views: 252,156
Posted By MikeS
Send out a message here when you are north. I'm...

Send out a message here when you are north. I'm sure some of us can be convinced to go for a ride.
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 28,876
Views: 2,546,601
Posted By MikeS
This is a "is Mexico safe" thread, not "is the US...

This is a "is Mexico safe" thread, not "is the US safe" thread. Sounds like you had troubles with US customs, not Mexico. With this aside, I have been thoroughly searched twice in many decades...
Forum: Americas 03-21-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 28,876
Views: 2,546,601
Posted By MikeS
On the ground reconnnaissance: Rode north from Cd...

On the ground reconnnaissance: Rode north from Cd Mante around Cd Victoria and on to Reynosa yesterday through known cartel activity area. Lots of Federal Police presence from north of Cd Victoria up...
Forum: Americas 03-14-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 28,876
Views: 2,546,601
Posted By MikeS
And then, it's "how do you pronounce it?" We're...

And then, it's "how do you pronounce it?" We're in Xpujil right now, about 100km west of Chetumal on Hy 186.

Thanks Sjoerd for your suggestions.
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