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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 05:30 PM
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Posted By MikeS
On a weekend is better for me. Nice to have 3...

On a weekend is better for me. Nice to have 3 full days IMO, so this weekend is one choice. When are you available? Jesse?? Blake?? Anyone else?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 261,163
Posted By MikeS
I'm impressed with the 22 hours! I didn't know...

I'm impressed with the 22 hours! I didn't know that. You are the hard core rider.

Besides the obvious two route on the TransCanada, there are several more variations of the Ontario route east of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 261,163
Posted By MikeS
Best, coolist are not near an outfitter or a...

Best, coolist are not near an outfitter or a store; There are lots of Federal camp sites, many near services. Stop in at the Forest Service buiding as you enter Grand Marais for map and information....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-22-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 261,163
Posted By MikeS
I'm assigned to Caribou Trail at the turn off to...

I'm assigned to Caribou Trail at the turn off to Clara Lake. Blood and gore, we will be ready.
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 955,098
Posted By MikeS
No problem at all with IMS tank install using one...

No problem at all with IMS tank install using one of the write ups you mention. Rock solid on rough road riding. I used the rear mount with the U shaped bracket bolted to the engine mount. No...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 955,098
Posted By MikeS
I'm considering the same option. I do want the...

I'm considering the same option. I do want the more slippery cover, but I don't know how to decide between standard or soft foam. Input??


Welcome to the "broken magnet tab club". There are many...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-17-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2,622
Views: 433,677
Posted By MikeS
With all this talk about shock upgrades, is there...

With all this talk about shock upgrades, is there someone with a cheap set of OEM shocks that fit a R1150RT. I have 160,000 miles on my original shocks, and I'm considering replacing them with...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-16-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 261,163
Posted By MikeS
Both below are decent access on any dual sport...

Both below are decent access on any dual sport and even on a street moto:
Pigeon River overlook is what you're looking for, N47.989800 W-89.890900
Partridge Falls is near by and worth a look: ...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2,622
Views: 433,677
Posted By MikeS
Not sure on the 1100RT, but the 1150RT can need...

Not sure on the 1100RT, but the 1150RT can need to be snugged up after about 500 miles. It does stretch, for me resulting in an on the trip re-tighten after one belt change. Other times I don't get...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 955,098
Posted By MikeS
Go on the yahoo Super Sherpa group and download...

Go on the yahoo Super Sherpa group and download the shop manual. There is an excellent diagnostic procedure for isolating the problem.

If you had the front wheel off recently, take it back off....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-14-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 53,289
Posted By MikeS
Depending on where you stop, they are thick. June...

Depending on where you stop, they are thick. June is blackfly time. Bring deet!

Enjoy the trip, and if you stop at Stirling Lake, play some floor hockey in the gym. The sticks were there when I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 955,098
Posted By MikeS
What about the DRZ400? It is taller, but has more...

What about the DRZ400? It is taller, but has more cc's. The WR250 is another to consider, but it is taller than the DRZ, making gnarly woods trails more problematic. It has a little more go than the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 261,163
Posted By MikeS
I did come up on Josh, his moto cross ways on the...

I did come up on Josh, his moto cross ways on the trail on the scramble up the last hill. I saw a "get past him opening" between the brush and the other rut. I went for it, bouncing around him in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 261,163
Posted By MikeS
Left Grand Marais at 10am with another local GM...

Left Grand Marais at 10am with another local GM rider, which meant not enough time for the Gunflint cross. Ate lunch at Mountain Lake and rode up the palisades on the southwest side of Arrow Lake. I...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-02-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,622
Views: 433,677
Posted By MikeS
I have a 2003 Rt with the same miles. I've tried...

I have a 2003 Rt with the same miles. I've tried to sell it two times now, asking $2500 and had one interest but no takers. I'm keeping it for less money because mine is still a reliable and good...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 955,098
Posted By MikeS
If it's coming past the oil filter cover, it's...

If it's coming past the oil filter cover, it's the o-ring. A stream suggests an out of place or damaged o-ring as most likely culprit. C.heck that you have your oil filter installed the right way...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-28-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 261,163
Posted By MikeS
Thinking about exploring some more roads on the...

Thinking about exploring some more roads on the Ontario side of Gunflint Lake this weekend. I want to follow the road that goes close to Sag. Lake, plus maybe find the Gunflint Cross. Anyone...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-22-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,622
Views: 433,677
Posted By MikeS
I stripped some insulation from the high beam...

I stripped some insulation from the high beam wire going to the high beam indicator light on the dash, soldered a wire to that and used it for the control circuit on the relay.

I wired direct from...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-22-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2,622
Views: 433,677
Posted By MikeS
It's all controlled from a relay I added: The...

It's all controlled from a relay I added: The power in to the relay to power the lights is a separate fused circuit direct from the battery. It is not part of the OEM wiring, but added wiring.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-18-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 53,289
Posted By MikeS
I'll get out my back roads map and let you know...

I'll get out my back roads map and let you know specifically what I have in mind. I talked with a fellow near Pickle Lake who told me about some quad riding he has done out of the area.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-17-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 53,289
Posted By MikeS
I'd like to explore some of the woods roads west...

I'd like to explore some of the woods roads west of Pickle Lake: :ear
Forum: Road Warriors 05-16-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,622
Views: 433,677
Posted By MikeS
I have 165k on my 1150RT, and replaced the Hall...

I have 165k on my 1150RT, and replaced the Hall sensor last year prior to a long trip. I have done very little repair to my RT, the Hall sensor being one of maybe three major repairs over its time,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-15-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 53,289
Posted By MikeS
I don't worry about security in the north,...

I don't worry about security in the north, including when I rode to Windigo a few years back. There are plenty of places to bush camp if you want. Your only worry is bears, so bear proof your food....
Forum: Canada 05-11-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11,091
Views: 786,179
Posted By MikeS
They both are Studebakers, but what is...

They both are Studebakers, but what is interesting to me is there were TWO, both blue, both the same model. I do remember Studebaker from my childhood. My dad at one time had one - with a bullet nose...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 29,216
Views: 2,617,411
Posted By MikeS
Not trying to be a smart aleck or anything, or...

Not trying to be a smart aleck or anything, or maybe I am, but I store my extra valve core in the extra tube that I carry for my tube style tires.

However, if this whole discussion pertains only...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 29,216
Views: 2,617,411
Posted By MikeS
So with the Baja No Pinch, do you carry only the...

So with the Baja No Pinch, do you carry only the device and one tire iron? The Baja No Pinch looks a bit bulky, which is an issue for local day riding for me. The trunk I have on each of my dual...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29,216
Views: 2,617,411
Posted By MikeS
Here's my fix the flat contribution: I am...

Here's my fix the flat contribution: I am cursed/blessed by getting flats regularly. Blessed, because I know how to fix them. Here's some of the contents of my fix the flat kit: For spoke wheels with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 955,098
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: 4,046
Views: 261,163
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: Epic Ride Reports 04-28-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 24,301
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: 5,202
Views: 955,098
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: 5,202
Views: 955,098
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: 5,202
Views: 955,098
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: 5,202
Views: 955,098
Posted By MikeS
* Motion Pro custom cable is the only one I...

*
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: 2,622
Views: 433,677
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: 4,046
Views: 261,163
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: 4,046
Views: 261,163
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: 4,046
Views: 261,163
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: 5,202
Views: 955,098
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: 111
Views: 10,173
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...
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