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Forum: Americas 04-03-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,314
Posted By mick
Need some info on the best bars? Lander Bar in...

Need some info on the best bars? Lander Bar in Lander Wyoming , and the Atlantic City Bar in Atlantic City Wyoming. Message me if you get there and I'll join you. :clap
Forum: Americas 04-03-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,810
Posted By mick
A few years ago I met Wan in Northern Wyoming. I...

A few years ago I met Wan in Northern Wyoming. I believe he crossed the U.S three times on a 50cc Ruckus. Great guy and he was having a blast.
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Forum: Americas 04-03-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,708
Posted By mick
It's lonely, But I feel more lonely in crowded places.

http://speedtrippy.smugmug.com/Travel/june-2010-motorcycle-trip/P1000596/908588278_ssSWp-XL.jpg
http://speedtrippy.smugmug.com/Travel/june-2010-motorcycle-trip/P1000601/908590566_zreAP-XL.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-06-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,652,440
Posted By mick
Last spring. Traveling on the North side of the Great Salt Lake

http://speedtrippy.smugmug.com/Travel/june-2010-motorcycle-trip/P1000579/908570941_JapAu-X2.jpg
May as well put in a couple of pics.
Forum: Americas 12-25-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,099
Posted By mick
It would help to know where you live because...

It would help to know where you live because there may be good stuff close to home.
Suggestions:
Moab- you can never go wrong there.
Idaho- very diverse
Nevada-jumping into the deep end of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,300
Posted By mick
The way you ride and the way you view riding...

The way you ride and the way you view riding motorcycles will change over the years. Riders typcally go thru a "Bigger is better" phase and a "Less is more" phase.
IMO, most people will go thru the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 172,635
Posted By mick
I don't know all of the details of belt drives,...

I don't know all of the details of belt drives, but this is what was explained to me. As horsepower increases, the width of the belt needs to increase too. They can work fine on many bikes, but they...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25,143
Views: 4,433,841
Posted By mick
Nevada. Valley just west of the Ruby Mountains.

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Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25,143
Views: 4,433,841
Posted By mick
Yes, It's the largest Safari tank. I rarely fill...

Yes, It's the largest Safari tank. I rarely fill it all the way up, but it gives me peace of mind. I took the little DRZ approximately 6000 miles early this summer. Spent most of my time in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 25,143
Views: 4,433,841
Posted By mick
My little DRZ. Just north of the Great Salt lake and Bonniville Salt flats.

http://http://speedtrippy.smugmug.com/Travel/june-2010-motorcycle-trip/P1000579/908570941_JapAu-L.jpg...
Forum: Americas 08-29-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,783
Posted By mick
Two more to add. King's Canyon and Dinosaur.

Two more to add. King's Canyon and Dinosaur.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-20-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,504
Posted By mick
It's the best bike in the world when it's all...

It's the best bike in the world when it's all working properly. It's also the biggest piece of shit when it's not. Mine has been an all or none experience. Great pleasure and miserable headache.
In...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-07-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By mick
Please keep us updated. Mine sounds similar and I...

Please keep us updated. Mine sounds similar and I was wondering if an engine part was unbalanced.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-17-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,088
Posted By mick
Time vs money will always be a problem....

Time vs money will always be a problem. Entrepreneur types will tell you that Time is money. It's rare to have both.
In Mongolia you most likely not need much for money, and time is overly...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-06-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,483
Posted By mick
Depends on the trip. I have increased weight...

Depends on the trip. I have increased weight before trips knowing I'd lose a lot. And I've also lost weight before trips in order to become leaner. What ever you do, cut out simple sugars. That is...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 433,983
Posted By mick
I'll buy a few beers for you when you get to...

I'll buy a few beers for you when you get to Jackson. You should have clear sky and cool weather saturday. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 433,983
Posted By mick
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Americas 03-08-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,341
Posted By mick
I'll be making the same trip at the beginning of...

I'll be making the same trip at the beginning of june. PM me if you want to meet up for part of the trip.
Forum: Americas 03-08-2010, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Posted By mick
A used KLR, DR or DRZ would be good for travel....

A used KLR, DR or DRZ would be good for travel. All can be bought cheap and used. PM me if you are in Wyoming after June. I can show you some nice places.
Forum: Americas 03-08-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,766
Posted By mick
I don't own a GPS, often I use the free maps at...

I don't own a GPS, often I use the free maps at state visitor centers. I'm good at memorization so I can glance at a map and know what I want to do. I have yet for anyone to bother anything I own. I...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-08-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,866
Posted By mick
Spain for a year.

Spain for a year.
Forum: Americas 01-27-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By mick
I'll be leaving from Jackson Wyoming on May 25th...

I'll be leaving from Jackson Wyoming on May 25th to go north. Plans are to visit Waterton,Baniff and Jasper. Then continue into the far north of Canada. If you are interested is company for part of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,139
Posted By mick
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By mick
:clap

:clap
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-28-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,743
Posted By mick
I replaced my Clutch Slave with an Evo today...

I replaced my Clutch Slave with an Evo today during lunch brake. It's a very easy do-it yourself.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,815
Posted By mick
With standard steering head angles, grooved...

With standard steering head angles, grooved pavement isn't very noticeable. Steeper angles that sport bikes use, or raked out angles that custom choppers use can be a problem.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,794
Posted By mick
I'm a recent DRZ400S owner. I should have bought...

I'm a recent DRZ400S owner. I should have bought one years ago. It's the bike I can confidently take anywhere. I've used it on trips long and short. It's what I want to take to the Arctic. I just...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-17-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By mick
I replaced my fuel pump with the Facet just this...

I replaced my fuel pump with the Facet just this summer. I did my replacement easily, but would never wanted to do the replacement on the road. Next time you you have some spare time at home, just do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,930
Posted By mick
KTM 950 for fast trips or two up. Suzy DRZ400S...

KTM 950 for fast trips or two up.
Suzy DRZ400S for solo and commuting. Really the DRZ does everything for me. It's my first choice when I go out. But if I'm riding with friends with big bikes,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,390
Posted By mick
For as much as I enjoy taking a passenger, I...

For as much as I enjoy taking a passenger, I notice that two up wears me out at the end of the day. It's physically tiring. Keep your days manageable.
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By mick
I haven't done the 3x3 mod yet, But I have a...

I haven't done the 3x3 mod yet, But I have a problem with high Altitude also. I live at 6500 feet but have to travel over 10,000 anytime I want to leave the valley.
Any suggestions on high altitude...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25,143
Views: 4,433,841
Posted By mick
I just sold my R1 for a slightly used DRZ400...

I just sold my R1 for a slightly used DRZ400 also. My friends thought I was crazy for doing it, but the DRZ is so versatile. I can uturn the DRZ better than a bicycle. it's less fatiguing for me also...
Forum: Racing 06-07-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 87,683
Posted By mick
I understand the need for closer manufacture...

I understand the need for closer manufacture racing, but none of the other manufactures seem willing to take the rally race seriously. even giving that the Japanese companies make competitive 450...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By mick
Two weeks ago I was in the same shoes. DRZ400S....

Two weeks ago I was in the same shoes. DRZ400S. the price was right and it's comfortable in all conditions. just my 2 cents.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-27-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By mick
The flapendectomy is the easiest part of the...

The flapendectomy is the easiest part of the project. It can be done while you are taking a break from all of the other stuff.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-26-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By mick
Naw, that's just ice cream.

Naw, that's just ice cream.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By mick
Congratulations on the new bike

:clap
I just bought a DRZ on tuesday also. 2008 with barely 2000 miles on the odo. Knowing what I know now, I would have bought one years ago.
By tuesday, we will all have trip reports. :clap...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25,143
Views: 4,433,841
Posted By mick
New DRZ 400s owner

I'm a new proud owner of a DRZ 400s. Just bought it yeasterday and I can already tell I made a wise choice. It's a barely used 2008 without any mods.
tomorrow I'm changing out all the fluids and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By mick
It's been done already.

The TW200 has anti-high side control. Don't believe me? Ride one and find out for yourself.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-17-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,355
Posted By mick
I really like white motorcycles. they just have a...

I really like white motorcycles. they just have a good look to them. If I ever needed to replace my bodywork, I would replace it with white.
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