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Forum: Equipment 03-16-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By mike1952
Another democrat looking for something free.:D

Another democrat looking for something free.:D
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By mike1952
Is it the standard or the new ride on model?...

Is it the standard or the new ride on model? Could me and my wife load the bike? Vstrom, Ninja 650 or DR650.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 95,398
Views: 17,932,486
Posted By mike1952
michelin

anyone using the T63 dual sport tire? I have Perelli AT90s on now and looking for something more aggresive. I ride packed dirt and gravel as well as some loose gravel with pavement in between.
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By mike1952
kendon trailer

I am retiring soon and want to take extended trips and tow my bikes. I am thinking about a Kendon dual place that is supposed to allow you to ride up onto it. Anyone experience with this unit? ...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,388
Posted By mike1952
I will second that and add Roadshow my him as...

I will second that and add Roadshow my him as well.
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By mike1952
how much extra juice in the system

I am taking a fall trip and thinking about an electic liner. Does the DL650 produce enough extra amps to power this?
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,432
Posted By mike1952
I went with a 15T and lowered the RPMs at 70 by...

I went with a 15T and lowered the RPMs at 70 by about 500 and still has good low end. When I replaced the chain and sprockets I did the same.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-07-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,315
Posted By mike1952
You are correct M22 north of north of Manistee is...

You are correct M22 north of north of Manistee is fantastic.
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,809
Posted By mike1952
I have been going to Cooke City since the 70s and...

I have been going to Cooke City since the 70s and can say it has not changed much. One of my favorite places.
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,130
Posted By mike1952
My 50/50 boot buckle broke after 4 years of hard...

My 50/50 boot buckle broke after 4 years of hard use. I will see how my new ones compare. One thing I noticed is the box toe does not appear as strong.
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,350
Posted By mike1952
I found some with progressive lens rather than...

I found some with progressive lens rather than bifocals at Rite Aid for about 20 bucks.
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By mike1952
As I recall the gas is ozone. It does attack...

As I recall the gas is ozone. It does attack rubber. However, I do not know how much is produced and it is not stable.
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,354
Posted By mike1952
I agree. With only two wheels I want something...

I agree. With only two wheels I want something better. Also, with the effort/cost of mounting there is a false economy with cheap tires.
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,672
Posted By mike1952
I got 10,000 miles and could have gotten about 2k...

I got 10,000 miles and could have gotten about 2k more but was leaving on a trip and I do not run past 2mm tread depth.
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,003
Posted By mike1952
I like mine too in hi-vis. Flows so much air it...

I like mine too in hi-vis. Flows so much air it is almost like not having a coat on at all.
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,794
Posted By mike1952
My neighbor puts just a little over that in a...

My neighbor puts just a little over that in a season on his HD. I do not understand most HD riders. I am a senior citizen and when I tell someone I ride I hate when they respond "do you have a...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,958
Posted By mike1952
I have Thor 50/50 boots for dual sport riding. ...

I have Thor 50/50 boots for dual sport riding. They do not go as high as the others mentioned but they vent well.
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,811
Posted By mike1952
My vote for Olympia

My vote for Olympia
Forum: Trip Planning 05-27-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,698
Posted By mike1952
General destination and number of days and then...

General destination and number of days and then leave with a general idea of what roads I may need to take,possible options, and sites along the way.
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,957
Posted By mike1952
oly

I like all my Olympia gear, inc my AST and Moab
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 45,615
Posted By mike1952
Middle age middle class guys are into status and...

Middle age middle class guys are into status and dont know better.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 45,615
Posted By mike1952
Harley

any HD is off my list. I hate status symbols if even if the rider is not using his as one. My neighbor puts on his pirate costume and takes his HD out for a twenty minute ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,198
Posted By mike1952
how old and still riding?

I ran into a guy coming back from WV on a fjr and he was 80 and another in Yellowstone on a Harley with his 85 yrold girlfriend. How old do you know of folks that are still riding?
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By mike1952
thank you to the mature that replied.

thank you to the mature that replied.
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By mike1952
fu No one is forcing you to reply kissmyazz

fu No one is forcing you to reply kissmyazz
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,320
Posted By mike1952
luggage

How much are the side cases? Who makes mounting hardware beside Yamaha?
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 22,523
Posted By mike1952
20000

I have a 06 that was bought new in 08 with 20,000 miles. Just changed chain, sprockets, brakes and second set of Tourances. Runs great. It is the most comfortable bike I own.
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By mike1952
On the Vstrom everything is internal and the...

On the Vstrom everything is internal and the threads are not visable
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By mike1952
That is the point I do not want to just start...

That is the point I do not want to just start turning away. It only needs a bit of tightening and it is easier to just move it one way a small amount rather than just messin' with it and having to...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,320
Posted By mike1952
was any luggage included?

was any luggage included?
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By mike1952
adjusting chain

which way do you turn the screw when tightening the chain? I have a Vstrom and can't remember and dont want to get it out of alighnment.
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,554
Posted By mike1952
My wife likes it as a backrest with the armour in...

My wife likes it as a backrest with the armour in her jacket she does not feel the hinges. I unlocks from the bike from the outside. Put a LED stickon light on the inside top and you have lighting.
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,772
Posted By mike1952
I like the Versys but have a Vstrom so I went...

I like the Versys but have a Vstrom so I went with the Ninja 650 and really enjoy it. It could use a taller windshield.
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,554
Posted By mike1952
I have one on my DL650 and have travelled about...

I have one on my DL650 and have travelled about 13000 miles with it without a problem. You can put a stick LED light on the inside cover for looking for stuff at night. Great to carry into the...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,758
Posted By mike1952
My son sold one like that last spring for $5500...

My son sold one like that last spring for $5500 with 20,000 miles.
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 547,170
Posted By mike1952
Honda will just send us another efing cruiser.

Honda will just send us another efing cruiser.
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By mike1952
go to suzuki's website they have the specs,...

go to suzuki's website they have the specs, including seat height. Or look for a custom seat
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-10-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,224
Posted By mike1952
I am a geologist and spent time doing mineral...

I am a geologist and spent time doing mineral exploration there in the 80s. Great area for riding. Going back is on my bucket list.
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By mike1952
I put a 16 engine sprocket on my dr650 and it is...

I put a 16 engine sprocket on my dr650 and it is not as buzzy on the highway. Dropped about 450 rpm at 70 mph
Forum: Trip Planning 01-02-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,236
Posted By mike1952
How do you seat the bead with just a pump? I...

How do you seat the bead with just a pump? I have never had to fix a flat on a tubeless tire but I thought you need a big blast of air like from a CO2 cartridge?
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