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Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 93,646
Posted By VetMXR
VetMXR Report

Reliving the memories I realized that I failed to post a report on the ride. I've been fortunate to have ridden with Cannon on a number of previous Cannontreks, and this was by far one of the most...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 93,646
Posted By VetMXR
Zed's Bike was an absolute necessity on this...

Zed's Bike was an absolute necessity on this trip. His glove box carried all of the beer!
Forum: Orange Crush 02-09-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9,696
Views: 1,952,481
Posted By VetMXR
I've had her for a few weeks now, but still...

I've had her for a few weeks now, but still haven't had to opportunity to ride it as we wait for the snow to melt. So, might as well get familiar with it. I had ordered a set of SW Motek crash bars,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-05-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10,213
Views: 759,155
Posted By VetMXR
I'm fond of the black and white one myself. Pick...

I'm fond of the black and white one myself. Pick this one up a few weeks ago, and it's enjoyed a total of one trip around the block so far. Just waiting for the day that they finally come around to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-04-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 54,606
Posted By VetMXR
There is a new KTM 990 Adventure R now taking up...

There is a new KTM 990 Adventure R now taking up space in my garage for just this trip. Please keep us in the loop on this one!

VetMXR
Forum: Orange Crush 01-19-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18,204
Views: 7,174,657
Posted By VetMXR
New Fillie added to the stable... ...

New Fillie added to the stable...

http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo93/VetMXR/KTM3_zpsbe624cca.jpg

Packed up and headed for home. My first KTM!

VetMXR
Forum: Orange Crush 01-13-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,818
Posted By VetMXR
220lbs fully geared minus luggage. I'm just...

220lbs fully geared minus luggage. I'm just looking for a ballpark for normal 50/50 riding.

VetMXR
Forum: Orange Crush 01-13-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,818
Posted By VetMXR
990R Spring Rate

So what is the recommended spring rate for a 990 Adventure R with stock valving? I just want to eliminate some of the dive. I've checked Race Tech's website for recommended spring rates, and it list...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-16-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10,213
Views: 759,155
Posted By VetMXR
I raced a CRF250 in the Vet class competitively...

I raced a CRF250 in the Vet class competitively for a few years. When I gave up racing I converted it to dual sport, but it was just too small for any road work. If you want a bike for dual sport...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-16-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10,213
Views: 759,155
Posted By VetMXR
The CRF450X has proven to be a bulletproof ride,...

The CRF450X has proven to be a bulletproof ride, and they are usually easy to find. Replace the titanium valves for stainless and the motor will last forever. I have completed three 1100+ mile...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22,772
Views: 4,023,847
Posted By VetMXR
Young Grasshopper, in 30 years of marriage the...

Young Grasshopper, in 30 years of marriage the most important thing that I have learned over these many years is...

It is much easier to be forgiven than to get permission.

VetMXR
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,508
Posted By VetMXR
"I'm flying out to Connecticut on business travel...

"I'm flying out to Connecticut on business travel on Nov. 6th, and I'm renting a 1200GS from Jupiter's MC rentals, instead of the typical corporate econobox."

Bring your electrics! It's down in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-14-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 54,606
Posted By VetMXR
Ride safe guys, sounds like it will be another...

Ride safe guys, sounds like it will be another great ride. I'll try to squeeze in one of these CannonRides before the end of the season!

VetMXR
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,984
Posted By VetMXR
Ouch, sorry to hear this Cannon. I actually...

Ouch, sorry to hear this Cannon. I actually tested out a pair of shorty boots on this ride. Halfway through the first day I started questioning whether it was the right decision or not. However, they...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,984
Posted By VetMXR
No worries Randy! If you are not planning to...

No worries Randy! If you are not planning to attend the Rockhound Rally in a couple of weeks I'll catch up to you at the P2D next year!

Dan
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,984
Posted By VetMXR
Cannon once again did a great job of organizing...

Cannon once again did a great job of organizing this event. This is my third CannonTrek event if I remember correctly, and as with the others it was well organized and great fun. As mentioned before,...
Forum: Canada 07-01-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 54,848
Posted By VetMXR
Rally Connex P2D 2010

Hi All,

This was my first Rally Connex ride, and my second off-road ride up in Canada (I also rode the Mazinaw last year). I participated as a member of Team Ibox-Ivanna Feenish (the goal for this...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 25,967
Posted By VetMXR
2010 has been a challenging year for me so far....

2010 has been a challenging year for me so far. There have been just too many distractions that have interfered with my ability to get out and ride. Last year I had 3 GLDS events and a 5-day solo...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-25-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 45,986
Posted By VetMXR
It never goes easy. Loaded up everything this...

It never goes easy. Loaded up everything this morning only to find that the trailer wiring converter on the Acura was not working. Quick run to Uhaul scored a replacement (but not vehicle specific)....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-16-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 45,986
Posted By VetMXR
Finally got the bike all back together. Replaced...

Finally got the bike all back together. Replaced the titanium intake valves with 1mm oversize stainless, and went ahead an slid in a new 13:1 piston kit as well while I had her apart. Took her for a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-08-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 45,986
Posted By VetMXR
2010 MI DNR Stickers Available online

Hey Gents,

If not already known, the 2010 MI DNR stickers are available online now.

http://www.mdnr-elicense.com/welcome.asp

VetMXR
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,064
Posted By VetMXR
$1300 Jacket, $850 pants? You are just kidding,...

$1300 Jacket, $850 pants? You are just kidding, right? Is there a lifetime warranty that comes with that?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-16-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 45,986
Posted By VetMXR
+1 on the Arc Foul Weather Gear from Rocky...

+1 on the Arc Foul Weather Gear from Rocky Mountain. I used mine all last year, and it works good in my opinion. I'll be wearing it again this year.

VetMXR
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-15-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 45,986
Posted By VetMXR
Yeah, I'll be sure to bring plenty of master...

Yeah, I'll be sure to bring plenty of master links again for those KTM riding Canadians....:lol3

VetMXR
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2009, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 50,477
Posted By VetMXR
Jzee- Not to be promoting one bike over...

Jzee-

Not to be promoting one bike over another, and not entire sure exactly what you are seeking, but browsing ebay this morning revealed this Adventure located in Grand Rapids, MI....
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-03-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 50,477
Posted By VetMXR
Jake- I had the same problem. Believe it or...

Jake-

I had the same problem. Believe it or not, we have 5 computers in this house. My main has two CD drives, neither would read the CD, neither would my laptop. They both indicated that the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-03-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10,213
Views: 759,155
Posted By VetMXR
Much thanks. I'm going to head up and ride this...

Much thanks. I'm going to head up and ride this one this afternoon.

VetMXR
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10,213
Views: 759,155
Posted By VetMXR
Gents, Do any of you happen to have a GPS...

Gents,

Do any of you happen to have a GPS track of the ride that you took with the Nomads? I was not able to make the ride (obviously), but would like to locate a few more riding areas fairly...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 50,477
Posted By VetMXR
Congrats on the new ride Dennis! I too took a...

Congrats on the new ride Dennis! I too took a good look at JZee's bike during CT-V, and it sure was a sweet ride.

VetMXR
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 20,512
Posted By VetMXR
Here is my mileage for each day... Day 1: ...

Here is my mileage for each day...

Day 1:

http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo93/VetMXR/CT-V_Day1-Mileage-1.jpg

Day 2:
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 20,512
Posted By VetMXR
The beauty of this ride was that there wasn't any...

The beauty of this ride was that there wasn't any section that I would say was beyond the scope of most rider's abilities. What made it challenging was the speed at which you rode the route and the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-15-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 50,477
Posted By VetMXR
I too would like to thank Bryan for hosting the...

I too would like to thank Bryan for hosting the rides. I was fortune to get into CT-V as an alternate, as it was a truly great ride. I learned quite a bit from the experience, and can only hope to be...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-09-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 50,477
Posted By VetMXR
Well, I guess this is it. Truck is all loaded and...

Well, I guess this is it. Truck is all loaded and ready to go. Took the scooter around the block a few times this evening to make sure all was good, packed the cooler with some quality beer, I guess...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-07-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 50,477
Posted By VetMXR
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I wonder how...

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I wonder how their first day turned out. Surely we will get a report at the end of today when they get back to Gwinn.

VetMXR
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,367
Posted By VetMXR
I suspect that the tab most likely broke because...

I suspect that the tab most likely broke because I was over-tightening the bolts for the rear rack/seat. The rack is slightly wider than the tabs on the subframe to allow clearances for the seat...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 50,477
Posted By VetMXR
I do hope you guys are just kidding. Schlitz??...

I do hope you guys are just kidding. Schlitz?? Old Milwaukee?? Do they still make that stuff?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-01-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 50,477
Posted By VetMXR
Brrrr! If the weather holds true to the forecast,...

Brrrr! If the weather holds true to the forecast, it looks like a chilly and wet ride for the CT-IV team! Let's hope that that front blows over before the CT-V team hits the trail!
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,367
Posted By VetMXR
Post-Ride Inspection

Uh-oh, this doesn't look good. Do you notice anything missing?

http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo93/VetMXR/subframe.jpg

http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo93/VetMXR/subframe3.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,367
Posted By VetMXR
Fast55- The weather was great. It rained at night...

Fast55- The weather was great. It rained at night on my first night in White Cloud and my second night in Fife Lake. I had to delay my departure from Fife Lake until the rain stopped so I could dry...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,367
Posted By VetMXR
TommyG- You are a lucky guy. There is some great...

TommyG- You are a lucky guy. There is some great riding up in your area.
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