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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-30-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,120
Posted By oldmanron
Michigan trip

sent you a PM
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,526
Posted By oldmanron
If it is a foam filter, I would use mineral...

If it is a foam filter, I would use mineral spirits to clean out the old oil and dirt, and then wash it with warm soapy water, rinse well, and air dry the element. As far as the No-toil stuff goes, I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-30-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,100
Posted By oldmanron
Receipts

At the Allegan SOS office they like to see those receipts along with the TR-54 to do a regular title conversion from an off-road title to a regular motorcycle title. If I don't bring in any receipts...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-28-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,100
Posted By oldmanron
Good write-up Jeff

One thing I might add: when you go to the SOS office, take any receipts that you have for the parts that you used to do the conversion with you. They like to see if you paid sales tax on the items...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-22-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
Heads up for Barry Sate Game area

Hey everybody, just a heads up for anybody thinking about riding in the Barry State Games area this weekend. On Saturday, 3/24 there is a big bicycle race taking place over there. Starts near the Gun...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,669
Posted By oldmanron
Aerostitch combat touring or combat light

I bouight a pair of these last year, and find them pretty comfortable to walk around in once you get them broken in. You can get 'em with a smooth sole or a treaded sole. a little spendy, but I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,887
Posted By oldmanron
No problems with my 244's

I'm on my second set of Shinko 244's on a DR650. and I have had none of the chucking problems that some have reported. I have over 4000 miles on the rear that is on my bike right now, and it still...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-29-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
tools and spares?

Since cargo space might be a little tight, before I pack a bunch of tools and extra tubes and stuff, has somebody else already got all that covered?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-29-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
From the sounds of the weather forecast, skates...

From the sounds of the weather forecast, skates may be a better option for the river
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-29-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
OK, now I'm starting to get some sense of the...

OK, now I'm starting to get some sense of the crew we are throwing in with; starting to wonder is there really is a cabin....or if you can play polka music on a banjo...........
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-28-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
Crap! That's really too bad. I was really looking...

Crap! That's really too bad. I was really looking forward to exploring that Huron Mountain area. Always blow past it on the way to somewhere else. I will surely take rain-check, but isn't the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-28-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
Plan B

Looks like Steve and I are going to put our bikes in my truck and meet the rest of the group at the 68th st FF at 9AM on Friday. I can leave my truck at a buddy's place in Byron Center after we...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 102,425
Views: 20,062,384
Posted By oldmanron
My advise would be to spend your money on the...

My advise would be to spend your money on the suspension. Most folks go after engine mods, which is fine if you can do both, but without getting the correct springs (stock springs are way too soft...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-11-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,861
Posted By oldmanron
Just got back from doing the eastern half in a...

Just got back from doing the eastern half in a CCW direction. Started in St. Ignace. First day was just over 200 miles to travel from St. Ignace to Munising. Second day was about 190 miles from...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-31-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
Got a buddy looking for a DR650SE or a drz400S....

Got a buddy looking for a DR650SE or a drz400S. Anybody know of a decent deal on a good bike?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
Or they could be happy that they are working a...

Or they could be happy that they are working a holiday at double-time and a half while operating in a target-rich environment!

Stupid drivers/riders abound as well. Please don't take it out on the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
Ditched the NY plan due to unfavorable weather,...

Ditched the NY plan due to unfavorable weather, Went to the western UP instead, and had mostly dry, if somewhat cool conditions. With the exception of a couple of "OH CRAP" moments (like when I lost...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
This was a kayaking/fishing/mountain biking trip,...

This was a kayaking/fishing/mountain biking trip, so the motorcycles were all tucked away at home. Let me know when you want to do a RTE (ride to eat) sometime. I'll be out of town for til next...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
5 nights in the boonies near Michigamme, 2 nights...

5 nights in the boonies near Michigamme, 2 nights in a campground near Marquette.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-25-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
I just did my first hammock camping trip in the...

I just did my first hammock camping trip in the UP. The hammock and tarp to cover it in case of rain weigh about 40 OZ and pack down smaller than a loaf of bread. Very comfortable compared to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-11-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
Much improved. Really smooths out the low RPM...

Much improved. Really smooths out the low RPM range, and gives much better throttle response. Does away with surging too if your experiencing that. didn't effect my mileage very much, I still get...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
Sounds like it was fun for (almost) everybody....

Sounds like it was fun for (almost) everybody. Sorry I missed it, but I had other commitments. Whats up with your KLR?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-04-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
You might want to take a look at the Shinko 244....

You might want to take a look at the Shinko 244. Alot like the GP1, but lower cost. I have them on a DR650 and they are a pretty good 50/50 tire. Looks like I'll get 3-4 K out of the rear. Got at...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-21-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,243
Sticky: TetS
Views: 113,587
Posted By oldmanron
I had the same thought about the posting thing...

I had the same thought about the posting thing near Suches Creek. Wish I had better info for you, but I'm pretty much a noob on the GPS, and made some mistakes trying to save my tracks, or turned off...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-20-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,243
Sticky: TetS
Views: 113,587
Posted By oldmanron
The spot where I had trouble was near Resaca, Ga....

The spot where I had trouble was near Resaca, Ga. I'm sorry, but I accidentally deleted my track log for that day so my data is not very good. All I can tell you is that on the way out of town the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-17-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
I think it stands for trans-eastern trail south....

I think it stands for trans-eastern trail south. I found it on the " laying down tracks" tab under the "eastern" sub tab here on ADV. YOu just send Chip a request, and he will send you the GPX files....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-17-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
Just put in a request to join as well. Just...

Just put in a request to join as well.

Just got back from 1400 mile ride starting in eastern Alabama on the TETS then up through forest roads in the mountains of northern GA, NC, TN, and Kentucky....
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-15-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,243
Sticky: TetS
Views: 113,587
Posted By oldmanron
Thumb TETS was a great ride

Just got home to Michigan from a solo self-supported trip that encompassed portions of the TETs, and it is a great ride indeed. I jumped on it near Summerville, Ga, and rode it up to near Cherokee,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-22-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
I have already been able to download .gpx files...

I have already been able to download .gpx files from Garmin users and load them into the Delorme w/o any problems. Have to wait and see if it works the other way around, but I suspect that .gpx is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-22-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
Any other Delorme users around?

After much research, I just ordered a Delorme PN-40 as my dual sport GPS. My son-in-law has a PN-30 that I played around with, and I liked the display and storage capabilities. From what I have read,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-18-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9,031
Views: 425,772
Posted By oldmanron
Hello from Allegan

Just stumbled onto this thread. Good! for a while there I thought I was the only ADV guy in SW Michigan. Got a DR650 for dual sport, KTM 450 for single track and the ST1300 for the pavement. Also...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-04-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,243
Sticky: TetS
Views: 113,587
Posted By oldmanron
Got the Doc

Thanks much!
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