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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-29-2014, 06:03 AM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

yep, you are correct sir....the bike use to be the Supermoto WR250X....the PO did a wheel swap with another guy. Though the black isn't the best for off-road......I like the look of the black frames...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 04:38 AM
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Posted By arctic954
Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

anybody have an FMF programmer for the WR250R that they'd sell reasonably?????

text brad @ 616-514-7113


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-29-2014, 04:33 AM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

believe it it not.....they're blue plastics painted yellow. (and actually done well). Yeah....they never sold a yellow version as far as I know....

KawasakiRob......meet n greet. did I miss...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-28-2014, 08:12 PM
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Posted By arctic954
yeah ..... it's classic Yamaha yellow. it will...

yeah ..... it's classic Yamaha yellow. it will be blue soon.

so far..... the bike has blown away my expectations.


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-28-2014, 08:04 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

I started a new chapter today....I brought home a 2008 WR250R. The bike has more power than what I expected, can motor down the road easily at 75mph, and feels very nimble.

two words..... fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 09:53 AM
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Posted By arctic954
btw - cycle gear has a chain press / breaker tool...

btw - cycle gear has a chain press / breaker tool that's very similar to the motion pro tool.... they're inexpensive to buy. I bought the motion pro & have had mine for 10 years now.....


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Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By arctic954
and I have .....several actually. For dirt ........

and I have .....several actually. For dirt ..... never. On my DR650 on longer highway stints? look out.


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Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 03:52 PM
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Posted By arctic954
Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

I'll be picking up my X to R conversion tomorrow.... can't wait.

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Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 05:02 AM
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Posted By arctic954
Yamaha WR250R Mega Thread

just curious.... why all this talk about 'throwing chains'.

are you guys still using the Clip Master link?

I've never had a Rivet master link fail.


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2014, 05:47 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

.....I love the look of this WR250R btw.....

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/27/puse3a9u.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2014, 05:42 PM
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Posted By arctic954
and Than.....it's not the pants that make you...

and Than.....it's not the pants that make you look fat. It's the fat that makes you look fat. lol


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2014, 05:38 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

Hey Than.....just be done with it....new rear spring or not. Invest in a set of Soupy's raising links. It raises the rear of the bike quickening the steering and also gives you a bit more ground...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2014, 12:30 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

Think I've come to terms with the 250.......I've had a WR426, and a KTM 450. Always thought they we're too much power. Even the KTM 200 I just sold ......still way more power than what's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2014, 11:14 AM
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Posted By arctic954
you sell it? Sent from my iPhone using...

you sell it?


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2014, 11:12 AM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

yeah.....the other bike high on the list is the KTM 690......but who wants to beat the hell out of a 10k dirt bike. The WR's can be had for 3k right now. Good cheap, modern fun.

are you...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2014, 05:05 AM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

so........I just sold the KTM 200 exc. Think the GSXR is going to get sold too......

thinking about picking up a new Dualsport mount to compliment the Vstrom......

this is what I'm...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2014, 04:59 AM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

hey.....guys name is Bruce.... here's his website. There's not too many guys like this out there anymore. Guys a genius.

http://www.mei-inc.com/machine/




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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-23-2014, 12:36 PM
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Posted By arctic954
hey Kawasaki Rob...... check out Michigan...

hey Kawasaki Rob......

check out Michigan Engineering. The guy is amazing at sportbike suspension. Been servicing WERA racing for years.....




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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-23-2014, 12:29 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

Hey Than......Realize I'm late to post.....and not sure about the newer year. I can say that my Vstrom with the stock suspension/chassis settings sits with it's weight low to the rear. Many people...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 09:55 AM
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Posted By arctic954
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/20/me2yvuza.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/20/me2yvuza.jpg


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Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 09:52 AM
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Posted By arctic954
one of my DR's that I've sold. This one had...

one of my DR's that I've sold. This one had wheels made by pro-cycle. 150-70-17 rear, and a 19" front. Hated changing tires....it was easy to scratch them up.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-07-2014, 06:32 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

um....hello! what about Luna!

and yeah.....why is I80 a bad road? just curious


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-06-2014, 08:57 AM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

dang....that's a looong trip. Sounds like a blast!

as much as I trusted my 3 DR650's......I just couldn't see doing any sort of extended trip on one. Unless of course you planned on back roads...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2014, 11:33 AM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

Fly to Denver.....and have a bike waiting????? absolutely brilliant!!!

damn that would be fun.

DR650, $95 a day.
Vstrom $125 a day.

by the time you figure cost in tires, oil, and gas to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2014, 11:28 AM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

you can check it off.....but that one needs another checking off now it is paved. I want to run it on my GSXR-750 track bike.

I can only imagine how sweet it would have been on a dual- sport. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2014, 11:20 AM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

man that road looks intense.....it looks a lot like the isle is Mann, but not nearly as fast. I'm sure though, that the course in coming years will only get faster and faster as people learn the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-05-2014, 08:13 AM
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Posted By arctic954
Pikes peak is on my bucket list..... Sent...

Pikes peak is on my bucket list.....


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-29-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

.....there's 200 miles of forest roads in Jenison. Absolutely beautiful.... waterfalls, lakes full of fish, scenic hill climbs, and crystal clear natural springs, unbelievable camping spots, and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2014, 04:15 PM
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Posted By arctic954
.....do post up some of these secret roads you...

.....do post up some of these secret roads you speak of.


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2014, 04:13 PM
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Posted By arctic954
I finally got my new set of dowsing rods attached...

I finally got my new set of dowsing rods attached to the Vstrom yesterday. :)


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Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 06:36 PM
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Posted By arctic954
VStrom Owners Thread

soooo.....do you have TKC80's mounted. :)

if so, just slap a set on the Bandit to test the theory.

sorry.....couldn't resist. I realize we're all old and these issues are serious. carry on. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-22-2014, 05:35 AM
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Posted By arctic954
ahhhhh ....you're one of those guys. Compass,...

ahhhhh ....you're one of those guys. Compass, the sun, your sense of smell, and two wires in case you need to find water.




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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-19-2014, 07:21 PM
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Posted By arctic954
ahhhh.....he's shown me his route before, wish I...

ahhhh.....he's shown me his route before, wish I had a GPS recording that day.

Thanks Than


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-19-2014, 08:14 AM
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Posted By arctic954
hey Thanatos..... can I get a copy of that GPX...

hey Thanatos..... can I get a copy of that GPX file? wouldnt mind sneaking out that way on the Vstrom one of these days.....

brada@lsavl. com




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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-19-2014, 08:11 AM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

The trailwings are a fine on-road tire, even quite sticky if air'd down correctly. As far as off road, they aren't the best.....but as long as you don't forget what they are, you'll be fine. They...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2014, 07:36 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

Yup.....I personally enjoy Cedar Creek, Holton, and the others. But it's on my KTM 200 built for that stuff, I bring a 1/2 gal of water in my camelback, stretch real good in the parking lot, and you...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2014, 07:33 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

damn ..... I even missed that spinal tap reference. So go suck my love pump.....

Always been a sucker for Stone Henge, and how many times have I been on Leonard and not known????




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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-15-2014, 09:29 AM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

any of you guys at Coffee church this morning? still have a hard time putting a face to a forum Avatar....

I snuck the GSXR 750 out this morning...


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-13-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By arctic954
West Michigan

I realize this is last minute....I have the KTM 200 loaded up....thinking about getting up early (leave Jenison at 7ish?) and hitting either Cedar Creek or White Cloud, then back by noon.

I'm a...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2014, 03:29 PM
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Posted By arctic954
Just another typical day at the office... ...

Just another typical day at the office...

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