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Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,962
Posted By wildknits
Bill, thanks for the tip. Tried it out and have...

Bill, thanks for the tip. Tried it out and have felt much more confident getting the R65 off the stand on my own.

So - back on topic. What decision did those folks make about the R65?
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,962
Posted By wildknits
Thanks Bill! Will admit that it hadn't occurred...

Thanks Bill! Will admit that it hadn't occurred to me that simply turning the bars a bit would help with the balance issue. Will need to get her out and give it a try. And it seems like it would be...
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,962
Posted By wildknits
5' 1.5" (on a tall day) and 125 lbs. When I first...

5' 1.5" (on a tall day) and 125 lbs. When I first took my MSF course I was convinced I needed to be able to flat foot the motorcycle. The only thing available was a 250 cruiser so that is what I rode...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,124
Posted By wildknits
I have commuted to a few shorter races and runs...

I have commuted to a few shorter races and runs (5K - 10K) on my bike. Because I was meeting up with friends I left my gear in their vehicles. Recently installed Krauser bags on my R65 so it should...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-03-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 223,574
Posted By wildknits
Hwy 210 Survey

http://www.arrowheadplanning.org/Default.asp?PageID=1096

Survey is open until 4 pm on October 17th.

I have several reasons for wanting this road reopened for it's full length. Not only is is a...
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,039
Posted By wildknits
Shorty Pants on an Airhead

I have been mulling over my response to this.

Seems to me you missed out on the part of my profile that says "noob". (edited - guess I have advanced from noob to adventurer recently)

My first...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,039
Posted By wildknits
R65 as starter bike - a woman's perspective

I started out on an R65 as my first (and only) motorcycle (5' 1.5" - on a tall day, 120 lbs) two years ago. I had taken the MSF course prior to buying my bike and was placed on a Suzuki 250 cruiser...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,680
Posted By wildknits
Not in Minnesota. My husband and I both...

Not in Minnesota.

My husband and I both took the ERC course last spring on our airheads (his R75/6, mine R65). I had taken the beginners course (brand new rider at that time), he hadn't.

It...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,333
Posted By wildknits
Hiking Opportunities on the Minnesota Shore

The Superior Hiking Trail (http://www.shta.org/Trail/index.php) is a footpath that runs from the Canadian/US border area to Duluth and beyond towards the Minnesota/Wisconsin border. Many of the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 223,574
Posted By wildknits
Superior Hiking Trail and questionable judgement

Don't question the thought processes of an ultrarunner; that road leads to madness!

Beaver Bay to Split Rock is a great section!! Can be a bit warm on those ridges on a sunny day. Every time I am...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-03-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 223,574
Posted By wildknits
Which section did you hike? It will be fun,...

Which section did you hike?

It will be fun, for the first 40 - 50 miles. Hoping the fun returns sometime during the following 50 - 60!

BMW R65. But I think my crew (aka Mr. Wildknits) may have...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-03-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 223,574
Posted By wildknits
Cramer Rd Clean-up

FYI - The Superior Fall Races (100/50/26 miles) are happening Sept 7 - 8th. Cramer Rd (where the Superior Hiking Trail crosses) is one of the aid stations as well as the starting point for the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,512
Posted By wildknits
Suggested Duluth Area Routes

Lots of great choices, some made more difficult due to flood damage and the short, but intense, road construction season.

In the Duluth area:

- Skyline Parkway (new signs posted in the past...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 48,803
Posted By wildknits
Commercial Fishing on the Northshore

And they are still in use! Happen to know a few commercial fisherman in the area and they are still using small, open boats and hand-hauling the nets to pick the fish (herring on the northshore)....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-24-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 223,574
Posted By wildknits
WTW - indeed it was him. We "hanger" our bikes...

WTW - indeed it was him. We "hanger" our bikes there (no garage or off-street parking at home) when the weather is less than bike friendly. I think he mentioned meeting you and told me about your...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-21-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3,810
Views: 223,574
Posted By wildknits
Northern Minnesota Tech Day?

Hello WTW,

my husband and I live in Duluth and both have BMW's (me '84 R65, him '75 R75/6) . As a fairly new rider and motorcycle owner I am slowly learning to work on the bike myself. Mr....
Forum: Americas 05-08-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By wildknits
Wind/Duluth/Hwy 2

As a Duluthian I have a few things to offer:

Drove my daughter out to Montana one August (freshman year of college) and battled the wind the whole way - from the south/southwest. Tough in a car,...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,622
Posted By wildknits
My first bike (been riding for about a year) is a...

My first bike (been riding for about a year) is a 1984 R65. I am 5'1.5" on a tall day and weigh a bit more than your wife. I have had to learn to be comfortable with being on my toes with this bike...
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