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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By mikejjmay
I recommend the leading legs from DMC made for...

I recommend the leading legs from DMC made for the strom. About 1/3 the cost of true leading legs, but make the ride so much nicer :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By mikejjmay
Unless you are running straight knobbies on...

Unless you are running straight knobbies on pavement, you really should be getting more than 4k out of a tire. I usually get double that (on my Anakee II's). I think the OP said 90% road, 10% dirt,...
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By mikejjmay
Yep they are steel. Ill check the thickness when...

Yep they are steel. Ill check the thickness when i get home tonight and post up
Forum: Hacks 09-13-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By mikejjmay
Well as far as I know he only makes them for the...

Well as far as I know he only makes them for the DL. To see if he makes these "leading legs" for your ride, you would have to contact Jay.

But yes, they did greatly improve steering and steering...
Forum: Hacks 09-13-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3,444
Views: 585,300
Posted By mikejjmay
Sounds perfect for what i need. If i had the $ i...

Sounds perfect for what i need. If i had the $ i would grab it. Need a good highway commuter for my 60 mile roundtrip work commute each day.
Forum: Hacks 09-13-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3,444
Views: 585,300
Posted By mikejjmay
DB, out of curiosity, what was he asking for it?

DB, out of curiosity, what was he asking for it?
Forum: Hacks 09-13-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By mikejjmay
Jay makes them. I have a set on my DL650 rig....

Jay makes them. I have a set on my DL650 rig. More pics, etc available in my thread
Forum: Hacks 09-12-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,800
Posted By mikejjmay
If the wife is getting cold, wire an SAE in there...

If the wife is getting cold, wire an SAE in there and get a heated blanket. She will appreciate it :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,345
Posted By mikejjmay
Is cost a factor? just got a 2003 KLR with...

Is cost a factor?

just got a 2003 KLR with aftermarket seat, crashbars, etc, for $1500 with 18k miles on it.

I think you would be hard pressed to find a BMW in that range without a crazy...
Forum: Face plant 09-06-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,734
Posted By mikejjmay
Me too, cept i think mine was not from following...

Me too, cept i think mine was not from following too closely but rather getting distracted (by merging traffic), and then looking back forward and having an "Oh shit" moment
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By mikejjmay
2nd the IMS tank suggestion. Lots of people...

2nd the IMS tank suggestion. Lots of people prefer them, and it would likely be around the same cost to you
Forum: Hacks 09-05-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By mikejjmay
If you're going to be fabricating your own steel...

If you're going to be fabricating your own steel frame, and steel body (or htick fiberglass body), it may be better to find a larger tug. You could likely get a Suzuki GS1100 or something similar for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13,544
Views: 1,341,230
Posted By mikejjmay
If it were me, Since it is the end of the year...

If it were me, Since it is the end of the year for sales for 2014 models, I would look for a killer deal on a new 2013 left over in stock somwhere.

Don and Roys motorsports in Brookfield WI has a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13,544
Views: 1,341,230
Posted By mikejjmay
Do the doohickey. Just Google search it and you...

Do the doohickey. Just Google search it and you can find instruction. The standard klr is lacking in the seat and springs, both of which affect on and off road. If it were me, id just spring the...
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 57,718
Posted By mikejjmay
Ahhh good to get my daily dose of db! :) ...

Ahhh good to get my daily dose of db! :)

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Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By mikejjmay
KLR will have the most aftermarket, followed by...

KLR will have the most aftermarket, followed by DRZ and then DR650 i think (to answer your other question), but there is plenty of support for either bike. If you do end up modifying the strom (which...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By mikejjmay
Having both a KLR and a Vstrom, I can weigh in...

Having both a KLR and a Vstrom, I can weigh in here. My 2 cents would be keep the Vstrom, and get a true dirt bike if you really want to ride dirt. The KLR is not a true dirt bike, and would really...
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,211
Posted By mikejjmay
Rokon RT-340's used a Sach's snowmobile engine,...

Rokon RT-340's used a Sach's snowmobile engine, and were pull start. Ran a CVT transmission, supposed to be pretty fun to drive.

That would be a pretty sweet type of rig
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By mikejjmay
Good point. Lots of low mileage urals come up for...

Good point. Lots of low mileage urals come up for sale out there from people who jumped in head first........Just remember you will never get back (in terms of $) what you put into a hack, so make...
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3,444
Views: 585,300
Posted By mikejjmay
I have the one from DMC. Works well. Check my...

I have the one from DMC. Works well. Check my thread for Pics if you want to see what theirs looks like
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By mikejjmay
I think you are better served to start with a...

I think you are better served to start with a hack, then get a two wheeled bike, rather than starting on 2 wheels, and having to unlearn a few things for riding a hack.

That being said,...
Forum: Americas 08-28-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,210
Posted By mikejjmay
Dl650 stroms are priced high in the Midwest for...

Dl650 stroms are priced high in the Midwest for some reason. I just got a nice klr with 20k on it fully farkled for $1500. I would look along those lines

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Forum: Hacks 08-23-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 307,730
Posted By mikejjmay
Ahhh very good idea. Maybe put it on the inside...

Ahhh very good idea. Maybe put it on the inside of some pipe insulator cut in half as well so it kind of functions as a cap, and not just resting on top.

Now you got my bring working again....
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 307,730
Posted By mikejjmay
Are your foam pads along the armrests just stuck...

Are your foam pads along the armrests just stuck on? I need to do something like that for my pup, but they need to be removable so my tonneau cover will work when he is not riding along.
Forum: Hacks 08-22-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 57,718
Posted By mikejjmay
this thread is seriously lacking in commissioner...

this thread is seriously lacking in commissioner Justin pics....im just saying...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,235
Posted By mikejjmay
damn maybe ill just stick with the MC tires then!

damn maybe ill just stick with the MC tires then!
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 689,235
Posted By mikejjmay
Not setting a darkside debate off here, i have a...

Not setting a darkside debate off here, i have a sidecar attached to my wee. Can anyone confirm a car tire size for the dl650. I know the 1000 is different .

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,823
Posted By mikejjmay
Ive done it twice. I would not do it with a...

Ive done it twice. I would not do it with a craigslist or ebay bike without a 3rd party inspection. Both times I did it they were bikes listed on forums only (sidecar.com, this forum) and I searched...
Forum: Hacks 08-17-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,813
Posted By mikejjmay
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/Dural...

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/Duralast-1500-lbs-motorcycle-jack/_/N-26p2?itemIdentifier=838127_0_0_

This one. $69. Not too bad. Have used it on the lawnmower too, so its handy for a...
Forum: Hacks 08-16-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,813
Posted By mikejjmay
Yep, i just use one of those standard floor jacks...

Yep, i just use one of those standard floor jacks for motorcycles (with the 2 arms) I think I got it at autozone for like $80.

For oil changes (just did one last night), I roll the front wheel...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,010
Posted By mikejjmay
There really isnt, since most urals have the...

There really isnt, since most urals have the sidecars attached they seem to be mostly discussed in the hacks section.

You may want to try soviet steeds for more specific issues
Forum: Hacks 08-16-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3,444
Views: 585,300
Posted By mikejjmay
SOOOOO jealous. I wanted that rig so bad, just...

SOOOOO jealous. I wanted that rig so bad, just lacked the funds! Enjoy, looks like a really nice one:clap
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,813
Posted By mikejjmay
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/16/9ugemute.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/16/9ugemute.jpg

My older guys first ride ever. Loved it!

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Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,815
Posted By mikejjmay
Ok so DRONE just posted in another thread on...

Ok so DRONE just posted in another thread on here. Now we know he is ignoring us on purpose....
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3,444
Views: 585,300
Posted By mikejjmay
R1200 with ural, at a dealer ...

R1200 with ural, at a dealer

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/mcd/4617882240.html

1999 ural

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/mcy/4610224023.html


Harley with $5k worth of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-14-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 38,850
Posted By mikejjmay
Loving the updates. Have you ever had an issues...

Loving the updates. Have you ever had an issues with track riding (in terms of legality, etc)?
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3,444
Views: 585,300
Posted By mikejjmay
I'm sure Justin is pretty caustic about it...

I'm sure Justin is pretty caustic about it too....those Schnauzers will just sit there and snort til its dialed in perfectly
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,444
Views: 585,300
Posted By mikejjmay
Only ever heard good things

Only ever heard good things
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3,444
Views: 585,300
Posted By mikejjmay
and to be clear, my comments were not on the...

and to be clear, my comments were not on the quality of the rig at all. Having bought a sidecar, mounts, and links from Jay I am very happy with what I have received, and the quality was good. I was...
Forum: Hacks 08-11-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By mikejjmay
Actually if memory serves i think the 5x8 will...

Actually if memory serves i think the 5x8 will work if the handle bars will stick out above the sides (which they will if it is only 18" sides).

I seem to recall guys using 4x8 trailers with a...
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