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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-15-2014, 10:45 AM
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Posted By arctic954
300 miles on one of those old bikes is some...

300 miles on one of those old bikes is some serious mileage.....my utmost respect
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-14-2014, 05:33 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

its not a bike....but almost as much fun....

anybody need a Mini Cooper Clubman? I have one for sale..... wife lost her job and were reducing expenses.....

Its a 2010 with 77k miles, new EBC...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2014, 06:52 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

once knew of two friends who had matching blackbirds and wore matching Honda jackets. We nick named them 'the Blackbird brothers'

'The Kawasaki brothers' just doesnt have the same ring to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2014, 02:59 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

Look like theres 2 tent space offers up there.....

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/13/syzymema.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/13/2ehymuzy.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-09-2014, 04:10 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

eekkk....those kind of sellers scare me. Those are the guys that go 2 years without changing the oil.

.....for me...doesn't matter any price, If the bike has been left outside, I'm out.
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 04:07 PM
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Posted By arctic954
dang I want a set of those so bad..... if...

dang I want a set of those so bad..... if anything just for more side protection and more strap mounting points.
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 03:36 PM
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Posted By arctic954
lol......exactly what I was going to say. ...

lol......exactly what I was going to say. yes.... the knob is very intelligent.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-06-2014, 05:14 AM
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Posted By arctic954
Subscribed.....I'll have to check my...

Subscribed.....I'll have to check my schedule.....

The other question.....Vstrom? or WR250R...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-05-2014, 06:37 PM
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Posted By arctic954
Good read....... interesting. Thanks for posting.

Good read....... interesting. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 03:49 PM
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Posted By arctic954
Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

A couple months ago I walked into my local motorcycle shop and someone had ordered a set of Koso heated grips but didn't pick them up. Decided to pull the trigger...... so far, they have been an...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2014, 03:22 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

bring the bike over to me with the title...... I'll clean it up, take pics....and sell it for ya.

I sold the GSXR in 4 days......

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/05/a5u9e8eg.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 03:18 PM
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Posted By arctic954
indicated in stock condition isn't right either. ...

indicated in stock condition isn't right either. yup.....run a phone duct taped to your handlebars, take note ..... never bother again.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 06:32 PM
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Posted By arctic954
yup.....the dealer is trying to screw you. Run! ...

yup.....the dealer is trying to screw you. Run!

it's not a WR250f.......
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 04:23 PM
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Posted By arctic954
Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

sort of....but not really. I bought the WRR standard set of Turbo City mounts without their screen, then drilled new holes in the Vstrom shield. Had to stop off to the hardware store, found a couple...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 06:43 AM
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Posted By arctic954
Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

looks big and mildly like shit.....but damn does it make it a different bike. My cruising speed on the highway has increased by 10mph. (cruises easily at 80 GPS indicated) Air is smooth as can be &...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-01-2014, 02:43 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

I highly recommend Shinko 244's for dual-sport...cheap, smooth on highway, and decent grip off- road.

Shinko 705's are excellent too & more road biased.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-01-2014, 12:38 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

so.....,I made a huge step in life today (I know I mentioned this earlier)

Today I decided to completely get rid of Facebook.

I found that I was spending hours trying to live my life through...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-01-2014, 10:24 AM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

that is a great deal, can't beat any 0 degree if it packs small....

....I'm good for now. I have 2 north face bags still.

now.....I'm still dreaming about saving up for a camping hammock.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-31-2014, 04:24 PM
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Posted By arctic954
BTW.....my 2004 Suzuki 650 Vstrom is about $32 a...

BTW.....my 2004 Suzuki 650 Vstrom is about $32 a month.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-31-2014, 04:21 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

with State Farm and 2 other vehicles..... the WRR costs me $20 a month for full coverage. I'm also age 40.

The trick here is.....if the bike is Street Legal from the factory, it is considered a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-31-2014, 08:05 AM
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Posted By arctic954
.....always been kinda anal about my bikes being...

.....always been kinda anal about my bikes being clean.....even my dirt bikes. They get washed the minute I get back from the woods....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-31-2014, 07:58 AM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

The issues start when you have a loan....most banks require full coverage on anything you're still making payments on.

I agree on the Title/registration.....you only need proof of insurance if...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2014, 11:52 AM
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Posted By arctic954
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2014, 11:42 AM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

It looks a little big...but damn, smooth as can be at 80....game changer for sure. It's my old Vstrom windscreen. Total cost....$60 for the Turbo City mount brackets
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By arctic954
I love my Craftsman Torque wrenches.....yup, not...

I love my Craftsman Torque wrenches.....yup, not Snap-on but a workhorse for a decent price.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 04:37 AM
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Posted By arctic954
shouldn't be any issue at all.....it will come...

shouldn't be any issue at all.....it will come off a little hard because of the magnets in the Stator. You'll then need to re-bolt your current stator to the new engine case. Putting it back on,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 07:07 PM
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Posted By arctic954
Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

[ QUOTE=Llamaha;24929635]Hey this was a very good point actually, on the front I have a:

120/70 B17 M/C 58Q TL.



Assuming 'B' stands for bias then this means that the matching rear tire for...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 06:37 PM
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Posted By arctic954
What's the most UN-RELIABLE Japanese bike?

I paid $3k used for my Suzuki Vstrom 650 with 16,000 miles. From the looks of it, I need to plan on having it for quite a few more years......

Just rolled over 30k miles, no RR issues, no doo...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 04:24 PM
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Posted By arctic954
meh....all speedometers are off....straight from...

meh....all speedometers are off....straight from the factory there's a fairly large error.

I'd just got for it......run your phone with a speedometer app, and note the difference.

guess if it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 04:55 AM
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Posted By arctic954
As long as your not doing hardcore dirt, do the...

As long as your not doing hardcore dirt, do the 19", you'll love it.

btw - the last set I had made was done by ProCycle.....they looked amazing.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2014, 12:17 PM
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Posted By arctic954
that right there sounds like a new shop sign. :)

that right there sounds like a new shop sign. :)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2014, 08:44 AM
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Posted By arctic954
hey..... free test rides? I'm bored, can I come...

hey..... free test rides? I'm bored, can I come too?

sorry, I don't have money for gas.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2014, 02:31 AM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

Holy mother of pearl! 135,000 miles......without new rings or ever even doing the valves! Guy says it eats a quart of oil every thousand, but still.

guess I better get use to owning a Vstrom. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2014, 02:29 AM
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Posted By arctic954
yeah, I agree with Than. The guy thought...

yeah, I agree with Than. The guy thought differently about it because it was at a shop.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-23-2014, 06:28 PM
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Posted By arctic954
I'd be pissed. It's not like you we're...

I'd be pissed.

It's not like you we're hosting a BMW test drive day.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-23-2014, 12:10 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

When I test ride a bike.....I basically want to get it up to speed, check that the transmission isn't popping out of gear, and that the forks aren't bent. I'm usually back in 10 min or less..... of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-21-2014, 06:37 PM
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Posted By arctic954
ya know...... think she'd be up for it some day. ...

ya know...... think she'd be up for it some day. You figure though MS or not, many women simply don't like to be on the back.... let alone for an extended period of time.

......and good god, I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 44,995
Views: 8,731,303
Posted By arctic954
Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

1. If you buy an O-Ring/ X-Ring chain they come prelubed. Some leave on the white lube on the outside links, I prefer to wipe off the outside links with a light amount of Kerosene on a rag. With...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 10:23 PM
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Posted By arctic954
fuck yeah. screw those fucking wankers. lol

fuck yeah. screw those fucking wankers. lol
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-20-2014, 10:19 PM
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Posted By arctic954
mmmmm..... be blessed to have an old girl that...

mmmmm..... be blessed to have an old girl
that will follow ya. I'm afraid my wife with MS.....her days are done.

here's to you, ole Charlie. Be safe, sir!
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