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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26,309
Views: 2,180,540
Posted By MikeS
Fels Naptha bar laundry soap. It's a brown bar of...

Fels Naptha bar laundry soap. It's a brown bar of laundry soap.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-26-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 412,965
Posted By MikeS
Did you ride this trip or are you bringing our...

Did you ride this trip or are you bringing our attention to this video on you-tube? Paul Mondor is very inspirational in terms of pushing the normal "comfort zone" of riding a moto.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-21-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,747
Views: 215,922
Posted By MikeS
Pro: * It was initially designed by John...

Pro:
* It was initially designed by John Penton, and carried his namesake.
* It's not a KLR, so it is fully farkled out of the box.
* The foot peg doesn't fall off when you're heading down the...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26,309
Views: 2,180,540
Posted By MikeS
So Donnie, when someone in Mexico asks you, "How...

So Donnie, when someone in Mexico asks you, "How much does that KLR or R1100 cost?" what do you answer? The real question being asked is, "How rich is that gringo?" With my $3000 BMW-650 and my $2000...
Forum: Americas 12-11-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 142,597
Posted By MikeS
Got back from Mexico last month using the Guia...

Got back from Mexico last month using the Guia Roji atlas plus gps. I found a larger map bag for the atlas and bungee corded it to my tank bag. The atlas is more durable than the folding paper maps I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-07-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3,747
Views: 215,922
Posted By MikeS
Panama, that's the mantra to repeat. Further...

Panama, that's the mantra to repeat. Further temptation is the new ferry around the Darien Gap, so a quick jaunt to the Irish Pub in Colombia could be in order too.

This trip motivated a trip in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-06-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,747
Views: 215,922
Posted By MikeS
Talking about cheating, and riding. I added about...

Talking about cheating, and riding. I added about 3000 miles to the F650 recently. About half that in Mexico, riding mostly blacktop in the mountains, above the Gulf side of Mexico in the hacienda...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-02-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,747
Views: 215,922
Posted By MikeS
I have a "Bikes, Blues & BBQ" shirt from...

I have a "Bikes, Blues & BBQ" shirt from Fayetteville, although I never went to the event. In addition I rode through some of the back roads of Arkansas, Alabama, and Georgia and have some very fond...
Forum: Canada 11-30-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 705,587
Posted By MikeS
I rode to the Ontario HU event two years back...

I rode to the Ontario HU event two years back now, and had a great time. Some of the presenters are excellent story tellers, with slides, and were very interesting and entertaining. It's like having...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-24-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11,511
Views: 1,383,729
Posted By MikeS
So for someone who has not purchased a Montana,...

So for someone who has not purchased a Montana, what do you guys recommend for a unit that can follow routes? How about the Zumo?

I simply need something I can load OSM maps to, use for routing...
Forum: Canada 11-24-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 705,587
Posted By MikeS
And at the same time, riding smaller motos....

And at the same time, riding smaller motos. Lappeman can handle his klr equally well as I can my KL250. My F650GS currently has 80/20 street tires on it. Two motos minimum serve me well for around...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-13-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3,747
Views: 215,922
Posted By MikeS
well, I,m thinking about riding. It,s not hot in...

well, I,m thinking about riding. It,s not hot in xlilita mx but no snow. We are sitting out rain. Experienced one of those random and fun events. Got a tour of a museum of local history in Spanish,....
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 31,496
Posted By MikeS
This is so kool! I'm planning to start exploring...

This is so kool! I'm planning to start exploring SA in a year, with the same 4 to 8 week travel strategy, stretched out over several seasons. My thoughts are to purchase a SA moto and store it when I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,222,404
Posted By MikeS
Here's some information I've bookmarked: Buy...

Here's some information I've bookmarked:
Buy moto process in Bolivia: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=896123
Chile and more inside information/experience, although dated:...
Forum: Americas 10-25-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26,309
Views: 2,180,540
Posted By MikeS
When in your situation I've taken off the half...

When in your situation I've taken off the half worn tires and put new ones on. If you can make the whole trip starting with new tires, then start with the new tires. Leave the old ones in the garage...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8,247
Views: 2,286,437
Posted By MikeS
I keep wondering myself why the SS did not sell...

I keep wondering myself why the SS did not sell enough to keep it in production. I surely like mine a lot. The low saddle height is a huge attribute for me with my short inseam. It's an incredibly...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8,247
Views: 2,286,437
Posted By MikeS
Your wind screen looks different on the top half,...

Your wind screen looks different on the top half, compared to my TCI screen. It doesn't have a lip on the top to project the wind higher. I'm happy with my TCI, which is a little over 1 year old. I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-22-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 34,885
Posted By MikeS
Ya, riding here almost every weekend. What are...

Ya, riding here almost every weekend. What are you looking for? High speed gravel, bumpy logging roads, brushy small bike dead end roads? How heavy a moto are you riding? It's looking to be a good...
Forum: Americas 10-22-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26,309
Views: 2,180,540
Posted By MikeS
I've been to Mexico on all three motos in my...

I've been to Mexico on all three motos in my signature. All three I've ridden to Batopilas. The lighter it is, the more fun it is on the rougher stuff. Gas & tires cost less with a smaller moto, so...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-19-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3,747
Views: 215,922
Posted By MikeS
That image must be from the old 3M granite...

That image must be from the old 3M granite quarry, and the tower is at Taconite Harbor, my guess. OR is that the new Verison tower going up in Tofte?

I've never gone up to that quarry, although...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-19-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3,747
Views: 215,922
Posted By MikeS
Where is this, somewhere above Taconite Harbor? ...

Where is this, somewhere above Taconite Harbor?

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-yWdFM8tIbO0/VEMKWad-M3I/AAAAAAAAD7w/8yguBg8fb0s/w1597-h499-no/20141018_171544.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 813,922
Posted By MikeS
Not looking for anything right now. I haven't...

Not looking for anything right now. I haven't worn out or broken anything, yet.

I like your sidecar collection. My last rig was a Goldwing GL1100-EML outfit.
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 813,922
Posted By MikeS
I had a 05 SS appear in my town for sale, with...

I had a 05 SS appear in my town for sale, with 800 km on it, and I had to buy it. It looks exactly like GWN's moto. I sold my 01 SS. The 05 is a Canadian model, since the later years were not...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3,747
Views: 215,922
Posted By MikeS
I have just the spot, Jean Renkin's old home...

I have just the spot, Jean Renkin's old home site, AKA the spot during the Beargrease where the tent and musher checkpoint is.

Mike
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3,747
Views: 215,922
Posted By MikeS
Too late for me. I went out and rode 250cc trails...

Too late for me. I went out and rode 250cc trails from here to the Grade/Sawbill intersection. It's good a DNR or Forestry employee wasn't with me at one point, because I think I was somewhere that I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3,747
Views: 215,922
Posted By MikeS
Now that sounds good to me. Trail Center is now...

Now that sounds good to me. Trail Center is now making their pie home made. I had blueberry yesterday, and both the crust and the filling are excellent. Cost less than $10 including pie, whipped...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-11-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3,747
Views: 215,922
Posted By MikeS
Do realize the Forest Service road budget has...

Do realize the Forest Service road budget has been slashed over the years. I believe it's down by somewhere around 40%. My belief is this review process is to determine how to reduce road maintenance...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-07-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 407,315
Posted By MikeS
After dropping a moto many times, priorities get...

After dropping a moto many times, priorities get better organized: 1) Are you physically hurt, No? then 2) Document so you can remember or better yet, so you can tell everyone else about the tip...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-05-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,429
Posted By MikeS
I don't know about anyone else, but when I first...

I don't know about anyone else, but when I first joined this, I could not receive the email with my temporary access. It was no where, not my in box, not my spam. I have tried many times over many...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26,309
Views: 2,180,540
Posted By MikeS
From that Wikipedia link...

From that Wikipedia link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_(archangel) there are icons of St Michael slaying a dragon or serpent. Evidently that theme came from the Near East.

He's one tough...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26,309
Views: 2,180,540
Posted By MikeS
Trukeycreek, thanks for your insight. I think you...

Trukeycreek, thanks for your insight. I think you have it right.

http://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/bible-teach/who-is-michael-the-archangel/

And way too spooky. Two of us rode from...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26,309
Views: 2,180,540
Posted By MikeS
Since we are talking about Sinforosa Canyon near...

Since we are talking about Sinforosa Canyon near Guachochi, in a totally now context, I'm wondering if anyone saw or knows anything about this:
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8,247
Views: 2,286,437
Posted By MikeS
Luggage on small moto

I'm debating soft luggage for my KL250: I have Happy Trail soft luggage for my 650, but they need a rack on the 250 in order to mount them and keep them away from the muffler. That's option one, but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4,627
Views: 813,922
Posted By MikeS
Check this for parts: ...

Check this for parts:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/370993375953?lpid=82

or this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawasaki-KL250-KL-250-bottom-end-engine-motor-jug-crank-/221127042867
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-23-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3,747
Views: 215,922
Posted By MikeS
:y0!

:y0!
Forum: Canada 09-23-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 705,587
Posted By MikeS
Looks like a fun time! This is exactly why I was...

Looks like a fun time! This is exactly why I was impressed with your skills to get that KLR up the climb to the top of the palisade on Arrow Lake.

BTW, backpack returned with all contents except...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,222,404
Posted By MikeS
How would YOU answer these questions about YOUR...

How would YOU answer these questions about YOUR OWN city/country? Fourth question, substitute "South America" for "the States".
Forum: Canada 09-14-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 705,587
Posted By MikeS
Big bummer for me; When I put my sheepskin pad...

Big bummer for me; When I put my sheepskin pad back on my saddle, I left my backpack on the ground and rode off. I didn't realize I was without the backpack until after I rode the whole Arrow River...
Forum: Canada 09-13-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 705,587
Posted By MikeS
He did it twice too, up once, back down, back up,...

He did it twice too, up once, back down, back up, and down again. I was impressed the first time, wrestling that KLR up a deeply rutted hill climb that no mortal rider could successfully complete...
Forum: Canada 09-12-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 705,587
Posted By MikeS
You're younger than me and a hot shot hare...

You're younger than me and a hot shot hare scramble guy, so I have to use any advantage I can get. Besides, "what happens in the bush stays in the bush."
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