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Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 09:55 AM
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Posted By arctic954
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Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By arctic954
one of my DR's that I've sold. This one had...

one of my DR's that I've sold. This one had wheels made by pro-cycle. 150-70-17 rear, and a 19" front. Hated changing tires....it was easy to scratch them up.
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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 06:32 PM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

um....hello! what about Luna!

and yeah.....why is I80 a bad road? just curious


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-06-2014, 08:57 AM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

dang....that's a looong trip. Sounds like a blast!

as much as I trusted my 3 DR650's......I just couldn't see doing any sort of extended trip on one. Unless of course you planned on back roads...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8,369
Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

Fly to Denver.....and have a bike waiting????? absolutely brilliant!!!

damn that would be fun.

DR650, $95 a day.
Vstrom $125 a day.

by the time you figure cost in tires, oil, and gas to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2014, 11:28 AM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

you can check it off.....but that one needs another checking off now it is paved. I want to run it on my GSXR-750 track bike.

I can only imagine how sweet it would have been on a dual- sport. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2014, 11:20 AM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

man that road looks intense.....it looks a lot like the isle is Mann, but not nearly as fast. I'm sure though, that the course in coming years will only get faster and faster as people learn the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2014, 08:13 AM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
Pikes peak is on my bucket list..... Sent...

Pikes peak is on my bucket list.....


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8,369
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

.....there's 200 miles of forest roads in Jenison. Absolutely beautiful.... waterfalls, lakes full of fish, scenic hill climbs, and crystal clear natural springs, unbelievable camping spots, and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2014, 04:15 PM
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Posted By arctic954
.....do post up some of these secret roads you...

.....do post up some of these secret roads you speak of.


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2014, 04:13 PM
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Posted By arctic954
I finally got my new set of dowsing rods attached...

I finally got my new set of dowsing rods attached to the Vstrom yesterday. :)


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Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3,574
Views: 645,694
Posted By arctic954
VStrom Owners Thread

soooo.....do you have TKC80's mounted. :)

if so, just slap a set on the Bandit to test the theory.

sorry.....couldn't resist. I realize we're all old and these issues are serious. carry on. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-22-2014, 05:35 AM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
ahhhhh ....you're one of those guys. Compass,...

ahhhhh ....you're one of those guys. Compass, the sun, your sense of smell, and two wires in case you need to find water.




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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-19-2014, 07:21 PM
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Posted By arctic954
ahhhh.....he's shown me his route before, wish I...

ahhhh.....he's shown me his route before, wish I had a GPS recording that day.

Thanks Than


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-19-2014, 08:14 AM
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Posted By arctic954
hey Thanatos..... can I get a copy of that GPX...

hey Thanatos..... can I get a copy of that GPX file? wouldnt mind sneaking out that way on the Vstrom one of these days.....

brada@lsavl. com




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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-19-2014, 08:11 AM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

The trailwings are a fine on-road tire, even quite sticky if air'd down correctly. As far as off road, they aren't the best.....but as long as you don't forget what they are, you'll be fine. They...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2014, 07:36 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

Yup.....I personally enjoy Cedar Creek, Holton, and the others. But it's on my KTM 200 built for that stuff, I bring a 1/2 gal of water in my camelback, stretch real good in the parking lot, and you...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2014, 07:33 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

damn ..... I even missed that spinal tap reference. So go suck my love pump.....

Always been a sucker for Stone Henge, and how many times have I been on Leonard and not known????




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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-15-2014, 09:29 AM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

any of you guys at Coffee church this morning? still have a hard time putting a face to a forum Avatar....

I snuck the GSXR 750 out this morning...


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-13-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

I realize this is last minute....I have the KTM 200 loaded up....thinking about getting up early (leave Jenison at 7ish?) and hitting either Cedar Creek or White Cloud, then back by noon.

I'm a...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2014, 03:29 PM
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Posted By arctic954
Just another typical day at the office... ...

Just another typical day at the office...

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-06-2014, 07:36 PM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

Just added a set of Koso heated grips to the V. How on earth did I go so long without these......love em!

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-06-2014, 07:31 PM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

lol....you obviously haven't ever added up the possible Farkles that a Vstrom owner can add to a bike. Rear rack & a set of Givi's could easily cost a grand..... then another $500 in engine guards. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-05-2014, 08:11 PM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

naw....it's a $400 Madstad....it's fully adjustable. It's in it's highest position.


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-05-2014, 06:04 PM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
hey guys.... posting this for a friend. ...

hey guys.... posting this for a friend.

Anyone interested in a Vstrom 1000? I'm helping a friend sell his......it's a 2002, 16k miles, Madstad windscreen, heated grips, Givi monokey top case,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-26-2014, 06:03 PM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

I just did a similar ride......if you stay to the EAST of 77 through Southern Ohio (instead of taking RT555-triple nickle to the west) , there are some amazing roads. Route 16 through Southern...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-20-2014, 04:39 PM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

This may interest someone. Heck, zip tie it back together and ride the hell out if it.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/21/denanynu.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/21/a4ydudum.jpg

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-16-2014, 04:25 AM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
Hey Mike! This is Brad Angus.....You'd be...

Hey Mike! This is Brad Angus.....You'd be surprised how many guys you already know from this thread.


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Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 06:24 PM
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Posted By arctic954
The V-Strom Picture Thread

Tires? Bridgestone 'DeathWings'. Sticky as hell if aired down.

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Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3,574
Views: 645,694
Posted By arctic954
that's a great forum..... if your old, don't like...

that's a great forum..... if your old, don't like to ride in the dirt, or EVER modify your bike to be better.





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Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 04:22 PM
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Posted By arctic954
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 06:28 PM
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Views: 645,694
Posted By arctic954
yup.....I bought the MadStad....improvement, but...

yup.....I bought the MadStad....improvement, but not enough....the stock screen is simply a piece of shit. I'm extremely happy with my Madstad/MRA Vario combo. The lip at the top makes a huge...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-12-2014, 06:22 PM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
he must not have read the memo. Sent from...

he must not have read the memo.


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-10-2014, 06:08 PM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

Yup.....Leonard out the spring lake with Fennessey have been a staple for years....but as skill level increases, the curves aren't tight and eventually crazy speed is the only thing to make them fun....
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3,574
Views: 645,694
Posted By arctic954
I don't usually drink beer....but when I do, I...

I don't usually drink beer....but when I do, I drink Dos Equis....


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-08-2014, 04:34 AM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

riding the GSXR into work today....just put on a set of Dunlop Q3's. Hoping to be at Grattan for STT on Sat......the Vstrom will have to get love on another day.
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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-08-2014, 04:31 AM
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Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

oh right.....it is www.bigbananacar.com

lol.....seriously!


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-08-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8,369
Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
can't remember when....but I've seen that banana....

can't remember when....but I've seen that banana. Think it's famous .


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-08-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8,369
Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
yup. I highly recommend D3 customs. He has a...

yup. I highly recommend D3 customs. He has a small shop off Lake Michigan Drive & Wilson. He spends a good amount of time at Grattan/Racetrack and is friends with a bunch of us. He's fair in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-02-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8,369
Views: 350,561
Posted By arctic954
hummm....haven't been to the pony in a while. ...

hummm....haven't been to the pony in a while. Need a set of Q3's....


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