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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Today, 09:07 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,213
Posted By GAS GUY
Could you describe briefly the changes? There is...

Could you describe briefly the changes? There is alot of info there, anything pertinent to route or receipt requirements ?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/469/18817601803_0c30...

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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 91,380
Posted By GAS GUY
Such a beautiful 4th of July this year. The...

Such a beautiful 4th of July this year. The weather was perfect. Not the traditional hot and sticky humid of the Great Lakes Region. Had to get the ST out for at least a small day ride after walking...
Forum: Photos Yesterday, 06:40 AM
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Views: 1,928,347
Posted By GAS GUY
Paul, that is a awsome picture !!! What city is...

Paul, that is a awsome picture !!! What city is in the background ?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
Yes, I saw you. Can't recall exactly where. I was...

Yes, I saw you. Can't recall exactly where. I was on the Blue ST1300 with Ken on his BMW GSA.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,213
Posted By GAS GUY
Been awhile, but they were reasonable. Maybe...

Been awhile, but they were reasonable. Maybe $25-30.00.
Pretty sure they are from the 1100-1150 series bikes.
It is a pretty popular mod for ST owners and if googled it should produce part numbers...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,213
Posted By GAS GUY
I did put BMW grips on the ST1300, but had...

I did put BMW grips on the ST1300, but had someone else pick them up for me as I did not want to visit the dealer for fear of lusting after one of the bikes on the floor.:lol3 Old habits die hard,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,213
Posted By GAS GUY
He did not say how many rooms were left but knew...

He did not say how many rooms were left but knew I was with the motorcycle group as soon as I rattled off the date that I needed a room.
Like yourself, I chose a double as Will probably would be...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
Congratulations on the ride. What kind of bikes...

Congratulations on the ride. What kind of bikes were you guys on ?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,213
Posted By GAS GUY
Wow, that is going to be a world of difference...

Wow, that is going to be a world of difference coming from a V-Strom.

A rider currently in the Iron Butt Rally just lost his final drive on a K1200lt and would be out of the Rally if not for an...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,213
Posted By GAS GUY
You must mean Opsal's Venture Inn. Got your s and...

You must mean Opsal's Venture Inn. Got your s and p backwards.:D
Anyway, I called and secured a room there myself.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-03-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
Crossing the International Bridge

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-03-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/294/19380825205_2f87...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/294/19380825205_2f873cd85e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/vwBN7H)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-03-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
Pictures from the start in Imlay City

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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 91,380
Posted By GAS GUY
Dave's new FJR

Been meaning to post these pictures of Dave's new FJR 1300 that he purchased about a month ago before they get buried and forgotten. Dave had the FZ1 last year and then the Triumph 675 Street Triple...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 91,380
Posted By GAS GUY
Rider participation numbers and attrition rate for Lake Huron 1000

http://members.triton.net/vandenbe/LKHURON.jpg


Jim VanDenBerghe just posted this info pertaining to our ride last Saturday.



Starting to get the paperwork in order for the IBA. Here...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-02-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
Motorcycle Superstore is a large business with a...

Motorcycle Superstore is a large business with a good reputation. I am sure they have a efficient return or exchange policy if it doesn't fit.

Is it Gore-Tex ?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-02-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,213
Posted By GAS GUY
How many riders do have registered so far ?

How many riders do have registered so far ?
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-01-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 91,380
Posted By GAS GUY
Some fuel numbers

While on the BRP, with the sedate speed limit of 45 and mountain roads, the ST was returning very good fuel mileage and range numbers. The most range I have seen to date on the ST was had on the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-01-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
Ken and 2009 GSA with Klim gear

This was taken somewhere along the north shore. Ken is wearing Gore-Tex Klim Badlands Pro jacket and pants. He has thrown his rain gear away, or maybe it has been relegated to fishing duties.
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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-01-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
It is possible, since Ken and I actually had 2...

It is possible, since Ken and I actually had 2 sit down meals. In North Bay we sat down at Mr. Sub and leisurely ate and then again west of Espanola at Subway we sat down and had another sub.
While...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
Anybody have any pictures to share ??

They say without pictures it didn't happen !! :lol3
If anyone has pictures, post em up.
Tom, surely you must have some. Or can pull some from video.
I have a handfull of some of the bikes and a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
Atomic-Moto is who I ordered mine from, but check...

Atomic-Moto is who I ordered mine from, but check Revzilla and look around. Sometimes deals are to be had on last years models. Some BMW shops carry Klim also and have discounts during their open...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
I believe it is from the straight cut balancer...

I believe it is from the straight cut balancer shaft gears at the front of the engine. That is the signature ST1300 sound.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
Congratulations and thanks for your input. It is...

Congratulations and thanks for your input. It is nice to hear other riders perspectives of a ride that was more or less shared. Hopefully we continue to see after action reports.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
Thanks for the write up, and congratulations....

Thanks for the write up, and congratulations. Hopefully more riders share their experience as it gives other riders that were on the ride a bigger picture overall since we were in different groups....
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-30-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 91,380
Posted By GAS GUY
Thanks Maky ! Townsend. Thats a good place to...

Thanks Maky !
Townsend. Thats a good place to be and it does seem to rain often down in the Smokys. Just a trade off we have to accept for the beauty. Don't feel bad though, since it seems to rain...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
Goretex

If you are going to be long distance riding into the foreseeable future, just bite the bullet and buy GORE-TEX. It is expensive, but worth it if you can afford it.
Then you can throw your rain gear...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-28-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 91,380
Posted By GAS GUY
Actually, for the most part we had good weather. ...

Actually, for the most part we had good weather.
First thing in the morning I had to ride 70 miles in alot of rain enroute to Imlay City, which is where we started and ended the Lake Huron 1000....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
Sorry to hear that Will. I sensed something was...

Sorry to hear that Will. I sensed something was amiss. Sometimes you have to retreat to fight another day. See you in the morning.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
I figured you took 23 because we were hammering...

I figured you took 23 because we were hammering pretty hard down 75 and never saw you.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
Glad to hear it Wayne !!! That was quite an...

Glad to hear it Wayne !!! That was quite an accomplishment on sport bikes !! :clap
Ken and I were a couple of car lengths behind you guys at the border crossing at the Soo, inching our way forward....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
That is awsome and congratulations Tom. Welcome...

That is awsome and congratulations Tom. Welcome to the insanity.:lol3
As Ken and I crissed over I-69 heading south on M-53 towards home, I saw your headlights cutting through the rain off in the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
I understand. Been there. You just never know,...

I understand. Been there. You just never know, especially these days. Weather is radical and unstable.
Maybe you can make the next one. No fussy border crossings to deal with on that one. We had...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
It actually turned out fairly decent overall. The...

It actually turned out fairly decent overall. The worst rain was from my house to Imlay City in the morning. Then the rain continued to the first stop in London, Ontario. After that it was fair...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
Lake Huron 1000 is in the books.

Ken and I arrived at the Speedway finish at 12:30. The guy with the 2006 Roadglide from Wisconsin was right behind us. We had coffee and food at Tim Hortons for about an hour then Ken and I rode home.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-28-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 91,380
Posted By GAS GUY
Lake Huron has been circumnavigated in approximately 18.5 hours.

Made it home safe and sound. Rolled in the driveway just a little bit ago at 2:50 am.
Started in the rain and finished in the rain. Most of the weather in Canada was good though.
Circumnavigated...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-27-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 91,380
Posted By GAS GUY
Argh !!! 3 am wake up. Raining to boot. Nobody...

Argh !!! 3 am wake up. Raining to boot. Nobody said this Iron Butt stuff was easy.
Mornings like this always take me back to the old Infantry days, but I feel alive !!!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-26-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
Yeah, gave up on finding a room. Checked every...

Yeah, gave up on finding a room. Checked every nearby town. Unbelievable. Rode home after work and won't make the dinner at the Silver Grill.
See you guys in the morning.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-26-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 16,671
Posted By GAS GUY
Might have to just get up real early and ride to...

Might have to just get up real early and ride to Imlay City in the morning.
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