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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-15-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,446
Posted By MarathonMan
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Sign-up sheet

1. Copy this entire post, along with the most current list of names, and these instructions!
2. Hit "New Reply" button at the bottom of page (no, not the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-24-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By MarathonMan
Peter Egan

About 5-6 years ago, I had my DL650 parked on the main drag through Mineral Point, WI. This was my first ride after spooning on new tires, and I realized that I did not position the brake caliper...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6,269
Views: 340,210
Posted By MarathonMan
Nice, Mellephants. Are you working on the...

Nice, Mellephants. Are you working on the project?

As an Alum, I was glad to see that they are renovating the Assembly Hall/State Farm Center, rather than building an all new facility.
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 79,140
Posted By MarathonMan
Offer Code

This code should be good until 3/10: ki8048971

marathonman
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-10-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3,680
Views: 764,912
Posted By MarathonMan
Thumb Page 220 Post #3286. .

Page 220 Post #3286.

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-08-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By MarathonMan
Any '14/'15 DL1000 owners near Eugene, OR?

Yann from Enduro Guardian (http://www.enduroguardian.com) would like to finalize his Skid Plate design for new '14 or '15 Suzuki DL1000 V2. He has made this offer:

"The first person that owns a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-05-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3,680
Views: 764,912
Posted By MarathonMan
Acme-Zoom http://acmezoom.com/ .

Acme-Zoom

http://acmezoom.com/

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3,680
Views: 764,912
Posted By MarathonMan
Enduro Guardian Skid Plate

Yann from Enduro Guardian previously made this offer:

"The first person that owns a DL1000 2014 model that is willing to help me by bringing their bike over to my shop (Eugene Oregon) so I can...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By MarathonMan
Still Looking

Yann is still looking for somebody with a 2014 or 2015 DL1000 to swing by his place in Eugene, Oregon so he can finalize his Skid Plate design. Come on people!

FREE SKID PLATE! :clap FREE SKID...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 310,502
Posted By MarathonMan
Is that true even if you go with incandescent...

Is that true even if you go with incandescent (non-LED) blinkers?

Thanks, Judd. Appreciate the info.

marathonman
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 310,502
Posted By MarathonMan
KLR250 Front Turn Signals

Are the front signals 2 wire (single filament) or 3 wire (dual filament w running lights)?

Want to buy new aftermarket blinkers to replace the ginormous stockers, but the bike is storage now so I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-20-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,680
Views: 764,912
Posted By MarathonMan
New DL1000 vs S10

Inmate Desert Dave owns both. He has been active in this thread, and has made some direct comparisons, for example post#2479.


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Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,008
Posted By MarathonMan
Dunlop Trailmax TR91

See this test of Adventure Bike tires from European magazine Motorcycle Rider.

http://www.motorcyclerider.de/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/adventurebike_tyres_test.pdf

I have personally tried the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-22-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,945
Posted By MarathonMan
Shock Rebuild Option

This guys rebuilds the DL650 shock very economically.

http://www.daughertymotorsports.com/vstromsection.html

I had mine done by him in the fall of 2013. I don't have a lot of miles on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-04-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,466
Posted By MarathonMan
Daugherty Motorsports

Daugherty Motorsports rebuilds stock V-Strom shocks very economically:

http://www.daughertymotorsports.com/vstromsection.html

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,806
Posted By MarathonMan
Hey drhach - What time are you shoving off...

Hey drhach -

What time are you shoving off Friday?

Sent you a pm.

marathonman
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-08-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,806
Posted By MarathonMan
I wanted to leave Thursday, but will be...

I wanted to leave Thursday, but will be entertaining a client at the Bears game that evening. :(: Will be leaving Friday morning instead.

I'm in Arlington Heights. Where are you at, ghostrider?...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-01-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,806
Posted By MarathonMan
Iowa

Nice! :clap I will probably visit my daughter at the UofI in Iowa City after the Rally. You boys can show me the good route to central Iowa. :D

marathonman
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-26-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,806
Posted By MarathonMan
Falling Leaf

No problem, Paper. Ya - if the weather is crap, I'll probably take a pass too. Which would be shame, since I already have clearance from the tower. :D

I'm about 45 minutes from the intersection...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-22-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,806
Posted By MarathonMan
Falling Leaf

Thanks, fughawee. I understand they will let me attend this rally, even though I ride a Wee-Strom. :D

I have ridden a lot in southwest Missouri, but never in southeast Missouri even though it is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-18-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,806
Posted By MarathonMan
Chicago Peeps to Falling Leaf?

Anybody heading to the Falling Leaf from the Chicago area? :ear

marathonman
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-17-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,806
Posted By MarathonMan
Falling Leaf Rally

Thinking about going to this one.

Where you live Paper? I'm in the northwest burbs of Chicago. Maybe ride down together.

marathonman
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-20-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By MarathonMan
Mechanics

You could try Arlington Motorsports in Arlington Heights: http://www.arlingtonmotorsportsinc.com/

I used them years ago for some simple things on my V-Strom, and they were OK.

These guys are...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,718
Posted By MarathonMan
Nice. Just had breakfast myself at the Oark...

Nice. Just had breakfast myself at the Oark General Store a few days before you on Sunday 10/13. Also spent a night in Eureka Springs, rode AR123 and a few dozen other NW AR twisty roads, and crossed...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-06-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By MarathonMan
Yup - repaired the starter, and last year I had...

Yup - repaired the starter, and last year I had them do a major service and front brakes. Good guys.

Always up for a run into SW Wisconsin. Leaving for NW Arkansas on Thursday Oct 18, be back...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-05-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By MarathonMan
M&M Motorsports

http://www.mandmmotorsports.net/

I've used these guys to do work on my Wee-Strom, and really like them. Really good work, and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

marathonman
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-10-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,295
Posted By MarathonMan
Peter Egan

I met Peter Egan in Mineral Point, WI a couple of summers ago. I had my Wee-Strom up on the centerstand and the rear wheel off, parked on the main drag through town. My buddy and I were...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-04-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18,007
Views: 952,069
Posted By MarathonMan
SW Wisconsin on Sunday 8/5?

Anybody up for run into southwest Wisconsin on Sunday 8/5?

This will be a fast paced, all asphalt ride on some of the best twisties in SW WI. Will be leaving the Northwest burbs by 7am, back...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-30-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By MarathonMan
Suzuki Service near Chicago's NW Suburbs?

Can anybody recommend a good Suzuki service shop near the Northwest Suburbs? Tell me about your experience, good or bad.

I need a major service on my Wee-Strom, specifically a valve adjustment,...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By MarathonMan
Where are you going, Mr CliffHanger? :ddog

Where are you going, Mr CliffHanger? :ddog
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-31-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18,007
Views: 952,069
Posted By MarathonMan
I need to: a) watch my entry speed into those...

I need to:
a) watch my entry speed into those 20mph 90 degree downhill corners, or
b) get a bike with anti lock brakes, or
c) maybe both :lol3

Seriously, it was a great day. Good to meet you...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-28-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18,007
Views: 952,069
Posted By MarathonMan
I can do Sunday instead. :nod What do you...

I can do Sunday instead. :nod

What do you got in mind?


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-28-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18,007
Views: 952,069
Posted By MarathonMan
SW Wisconsin on Saturday?

Anybody up for a run into SW Wisconsin on Saturday?

I plan on leaving the NW 'burbs early on Saturday morning, ride some twisty asphalt and maybe some gravel in SW Wisconsin, then return home...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-14-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By MarathonMan
Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights is the next town north from Elk Grove, and has a nice downtown. Plenty of apartments, nice restaurants, and bars. One of the few nearby towns with any semblance of a night life
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-09-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 45,722
Posted By MarathonMan
Roll Chart Holder

Jack or whoever -

Can you find your way along this course without the roll chart? If not, I'll need to pick up a Roll Chart Holder.

Thanks,
marathonman
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By MarathonMan
Motorman - Sent you a pm.

Motorman -

Sent you a pm.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,685
Posted By MarathonMan
The OEM rear sprocket is a 44. Lots of info...

The OEM rear sprocket is a 44.

Lots of info here: http://home.earthlink.net/~klr250informationexchange/klrpower.htm
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By MarathonMan
2005 KLR250 - electrical system dead

I keep my battery on a float charger over the winter. Last weekend, I re-installed the battery, and the little KLR started on the first kick.

So this weekend I wanted to change the oil, clean the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,685
Posted By MarathonMan
Wolfman Luggage

I have a complete Wolfman Luggage system on my DL650 :
1) Beta Rear Bag
2) Alfa/Beta Duffle
3) Explorer TankBag (since replaced by the newer Rainier)
4) RainCovers
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,942
Posted By MarathonMan
This guy thinks he found the answer: ...

This guy thinks he found the answer:

http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,11217.0.html
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