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Forum: Battle scooters 01-01-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,618
Posted By ManitouMike
Maricopa

Maricopa
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,618
Posted By ManitouMike
Yesterday in California... ...

Yesterday in California...

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll78/manitoumike/1230101501.jpg
Forum: Americas 12-28-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,858
Posted By ManitouMike
I'd buy a $3000 DR/KLR and head to Mexico and...

I'd buy a $3000 DR/KLR and head to Mexico and live it up...Mexico is still in the Americas :0)
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,618
Posted By ManitouMike
Is Bush back in office, that was the last time I...

Is Bush back in office, that was the last time I paid $5 for a gallon?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,748
Posted By ManitouMike
IMHO, too much back brake if it locked before...

IMHO, too much back brake if it locked before front--learn to use more front and/or readjust back brake to be less sensitive if you have a heavy rear brake foot. Practice stops using front brakes...
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21,064
Views: 3,694,375
Posted By ManitouMike
Not quite sure why you would assume kph vice mph,...

Not quite sure why you would assume kph vice mph, as Great Britain uses mph.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,720
Posted By ManitouMike
Only thing I can add is leave early, enjoy the...

Only thing I can add is leave early, enjoy the road and the destination will appear before you know it, but focusing on the end of the line is usually not to enjoyable.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 48,346
Posted By ManitouMike
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll78/manitoumik...

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll78/manitoumike/mgs01_03_big.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,511
Posted By ManitouMike
Great stuff, beautiful pics:clap

Great stuff, beautiful pics:clap
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 108,263
Posted By ManitouMike
You will be cramped as peg to seat height is just...

You will be cramped as peg to seat height is just right for my 30in inseam, knees get a little painful at about 400 miles. There are lowering pegs but I think 36in inseam will be vramped on most...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,623
Posted By ManitouMike
It is a great bike for what you propose to use it...

It is a great bike for what you propose to use it for. Will run all day at 70, handles twisties better than a non-owner can imagine, simple maintenance, can be loaded to the hilt, and can take you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-12-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,779
Posted By ManitouMike
Infiltrate the group, have sex with their women,...

Infiltrate the group, have sex with their women, smoke their pot--hallelujah!
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 71,923
Posted By ManitouMike
I like the giant loop bags (...

I like the giant loop bags ( http://www.giantloopmoto.com/ ), but you can't go wrong with wolfman. Also like pacsafe to secure soft bags:...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 71,923
Posted By ManitouMike
I'm also in the no oiler camp. With sealed...

I'm also in the no oiler camp. With sealed chains keeping clean with what ever is okay. IMHO it is much more important to have proper tension, want to see a chain and sprocket go quickly over...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 71,923
Posted By ManitouMike
Although I know the wisdom of having the same...

Although I know the wisdom of having the same bikes, I say get one of each and let us know during and at the end of the trip which one worked best.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-08-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,437
Posted By ManitouMike
Best two person tent is a 3/4 person tent!

Best two person tent is a 3/4 person tent!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,220
Posted By ManitouMike
Ibuprofen before you ride, body just not use to...

Ibuprofen before you ride, body just not use to it.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 108,263
Posted By ManitouMike
No complaints here! ...

No complaints here!
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll78/manitoumike/DSCF0472-1.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,318
Posted By ManitouMike
Oiled leather, can be resoled, trials boots, very...

Oiled leather, can be resoled, trials boots, very comfortable:
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll78/manitoumike/Motorcycling/bootsmedium.jpg
Forum: Trip Planning 08-03-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,103
Posted By ManitouMike
Most county fairgrounds or horse arenas have...

Most county fairgrounds or horse arenas have showers and I've never been charged, in fact usually no one around except for folks riding horses.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-02-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,791
Posted By ManitouMike
I somewhat agree, especially when it comes to our...

I somewhat agree, especially when it comes to our National Parks, but since we are a capitalistic nation everything is a money grab. I do no like buying a used bike and paying sales tax on it again,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-02-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,791
Posted By ManitouMike
There were 7 (3 KTM's, 1 650r, 1 KLR, 1 WR250R, 1...

There were 7 (3 KTM's, 1 650r, 1 KLR, 1 WR250R, 1 DRZ) of us Colorado plated riders in Moab a few months back and I stopped an chatted with a ranger on WRT and buddy came up and all was good, one...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-01-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,791
Posted By ManitouMike
Good if plated.

Good if plated.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By ManitouMike
here's a 2010 530 exc-r for $7400...

here's a 2010 530 exc-r for $7400 http://cosprings.craigslist.org/mcy/1807142073.html
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By ManitouMike
save some 1/2 your money and get a 05/06 525.

save some 1/2 your money and get a 05/06 525.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-30-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By ManitouMike
If you haven't ridden dirt and want a KTM, the...

If you haven't ridden dirt and want a KTM, the 525/530 can be a bit intimidating for a noob. I have had many dirt bikes and the 525 rips, but a good 250/350 plated for the street would be my choice....
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,318
Posted By ManitouMike
I have the oiled balance, and wear an 11 in reg...

I have the oiled balance, and wear an 11 in reg shoes, bought a 12 in this boot. A little big, but with insole or thick socks--perfect. An 11 should be perfect for you. BTW best motorcycle boot I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-29-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,791
Posted By ManitouMike
Is the KTM titled and tagged? Need a street...

Is the KTM titled and tagged? Need a street legal bike for WRT. I also have a 525 and KLR and I took the 525 to Moab and glad I did. KLR can do a lot but the KTM is much, much, much better suited...
Forum: Americas 07-28-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By ManitouMike
When I take off with no destination I follow the...

When I take off with no destination I follow the weather and I have never been let down. Riding in the 60's and 70's is blissful.
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,020
Posted By ManitouMike
IMHO keep it clean and more importantly have it...

IMHO keep it clean and more importantly have it tensioned properly.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,379
Posted By ManitouMike
here's one that will easily handle dirt roads:...

here's one that will easily handle dirt roads: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602892&highlight=quota
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By ManitouMike
Couple of folks I know got 09's for I believe...

Couple of folks I know got 09's for I believe $4700 out the door, but that was before spring. Here's an advertised price near me: http://www.fremontmotorsports.com/VehicleInventory.aspx?Category=39
Forum: Americas 07-22-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By ManitouMike
Motel 6, Green River

Motel 6, Green River
Forum: Americas 07-22-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By ManitouMike
:hide

:hide
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By ManitouMike
Hey John, You at your motel? I sent a msg to a...

Hey John,
You at your motel? I sent a msg to a buddy that welds but he may not be available today, I'm waiting for his email. I do not have his number right now but I'm looking for you.
Mike
Forum: Trip Planning 07-20-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,262
Posted By ManitouMike
PacSafe wiremesh nets would be pretty good...

PacSafe wiremesh nets would be pretty good protection for your bags: http://www.pacsafe.com/www/index.php
Forum: Americas 07-20-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By ManitouMike
Don't rule out the Sherpa--if you can find one. ...

Don't rule out the Sherpa--if you can find one. I think a 250 is an excellent choice.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-20-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 528
Posted By ManitouMike
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thanks
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 279,602
Posted By ManitouMike
I guess you are the expert and one should believe...

I guess you are the expert and one should believe you over the manufacturer; however, I'm more apt to believe the makers of the bike than someone that thinks bag mounts and a shaft drive defines a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 279,602
Posted By ManitouMike
I've never seen Honda advertise it as a sport...

I've never seen Honda advertise it as a sport tourer. If you look at Honda's web site it is listed under sport bike, not sport tourer, same as Interceptor. i see it as a hybrid between a true sport...
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