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Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 903,553
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: 3,961
Views: 245,614
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: 21,934
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: 5,012
Views: 903,553
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: 5,012
Views: 903,553
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: 5,012
Views: 903,553
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: 5,012
Views: 903,553
Posted By MikeS
* Motion Pro custom cable is the only one I...

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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: 2,407
Views: 402,008
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: 3,961
Views: 245,614
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: 3,961
Views: 245,614
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: 3,961
Views: 245,614
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: 5,012
Views: 903,553
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: 79
Views: 6,803
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: 3,961
Views: 245,614
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: 8,680
Views: 2,464,693
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: 5,012
Views: 903,553
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: 28,494
Views: 2,479,762
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: 28,494
Views: 2,479,762
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: 28,494
Views: 2,479,762
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: 2,407
Views: 402,008
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: 15,755
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: 3,961
Views: 245,614
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: 3,961
Views: 245,614
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: 79
Views: 6,803
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: 28,494
Views: 2,479,762
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: 3,961
Views: 245,614
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: 28,494
Views: 2,479,762
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: 28,494
Views: 2,479,762
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: 28,494
Views: 2,479,762
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.
Forum: Americas 03-13-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 28,494
Views: 2,479,762
Posted By MikeS
Muchas gracias amigos for the information. Every...

Muchas gracias amigos for the information. Every response was helpful for our powwow. CWC: I'll have a pm to you about some tracks tonight if I have wifi. Enjoy the canyon fugarwe. Wish my motorcycle...
Forum: Americas 03-12-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28,494
Views: 2,479,762
Posted By MikeS
I know you regulars here are well informed and...

I know you regulars here are well informed and like to give travelers advice:

We're heading north next week from Chetumal on the Beleze/Mexico border, to Reynosa. Preferring the libre's but...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-07-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 245,614
Posted By MikeS
Pie destination

Pie destination: Palenque, Tabasco state, Mexico. Exceptional!! - banana custard is my choice, with pineapple flavored water. Jerry (OlderNotWiser) had cheese with red on top, better than cheesecake....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-01-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,803
Posted By MikeS
The 250 is perfect for going where the big motos...

The 250 is perfect for going where the big motos CANNOT go. Those places are the fun places.

I ride my LK250 a lot on the back roads, and if this is what you plan to do, it's perfect. If you want...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-26-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 478,535
Posted By MikeS
Winter traveling, in Canada

Ran in to this again, after seeing a U-Tube video from Ed when he was in the Middle East. Now they; Ed & Rachel are in Thunder Bay right now, on two Honda C-90's. It's been chilly in this part of the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-25-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 245,614
Posted By MikeS
Very nice Brent! Although I haven't injected...

Very nice Brent! Although I haven't injected orange crush in my veins yet, there are a few others who have. Next: addressing that one-bike stable problem...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-24-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 245,614
Posted By MikeS
I have a mostly worn out Roadcrafter with close...

I have a mostly worn out Roadcrafter with close to 250k miles riding time, so it's seen everything from 118* to zero. I've used it on highway a lot plus rough road riding. I also have Darien pants...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,744
Views: 250,281
Posted By MikeS
Your route is saved for me and two buddies to...

Your route is saved for me and two buddies to ride later in March. It looks a lot like that on google earth, with scattered houses and forest and terrain. Thanks for the pictures.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-18-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,803
Posted By MikeS
How can I plan so far ahead? That's at the END of...

How can I plan so far ahead? That's at the END of summer, and summer hasn't even given a hint of appearing! It's supposed to be -28* tonight. THEN, it's remembering the date for 7 months from now......
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5,012
Views: 903,553
Posted By MikeS
Longer reports from Travelbugblues when she was...

Longer reports from Travelbugblues when she was in Australia, plus two Canadians who were in South America last year. You're not the only one riding a SS far. There are many of us. I've been to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 223,515
Posted By MikeS
It doesn't have to be an epic trip! We Yanks and...

It doesn't have to be an epic trip! We Yanks and Canucks can explore Latin America or the extreme reaches of North America a little at a time. Do it in two week/four week stints, once or twice a...
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