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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,101
Posted By ZJeepMI
You did not catch my sarcasm on my riding in...

You did not catch my sarcasm on my riding in front comment.. The tire issue was a legitimate one and his buddy certainly over reacted about it.

I stand by my statement of footwear not being...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,101
Posted By ZJeepMI
The tire thing is understandable, as a tire...

The tire thing is understandable, as a tire failure on your friends bike would probably put a damper on your trip as well and potentially be a safety hazard for you. I probably would have let it go...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By ZJeepMI
I'll be there on my XR650L assuming the weather...

I'll be there on my XR650L assuming the weather is half way decent! Never been before, sounds like a cool event.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-14-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 27,382
Posted By ZJeepMI
Nice! Hadn't heard of it before. What kind of...

Nice! Hadn't heard of it before. What kind of bike were you riding? Think my XR650L would be fun out there or just a pain?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 860,032
Posted By ZJeepMI
Pretty sure that's next sunday (21st), no?

Pretty sure that's next sunday (21st), no?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-11-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By ZJeepMI
Nice looking bike. You didn't have it at "bike...

Nice looking bike. You didn't have it at "bike night" in Plymouth on Monday, did you? There was a very similar one there if not..

There's a ton of good dirt and paved road riding west of Ann...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 13,682
Posted By ZJeepMI
Won't be able to make it this time, my brother is...

Won't be able to make it this time, my brother is coming in from Washington state to visit for the weekend. Have a safe ride! Detroit is a cool place, be careful though.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 13,682
Posted By ZJeepMI
Still good for the 13th or 14th here. No...

Still good for the 13th or 14th here. No preference as to what day really
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 860,032
Posted By ZJeepMI
Will try and make it to the gas station for 8:15,...

Will try and make it to the gas station for 8:15, sounds like a nice ride. Depends on how the rest of my Saturday night is though, so certainly don't wait up on me if I'm not there :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-28-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 13,682
Posted By ZJeepMI
If you only have a few days up there pavement...

If you only have a few days up there pavement riding is probably the way to go anyway. Tons to see, you could spend a week riding pavement before you feel the need to start exploring off road.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-28-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 13,682
Posted By ZJeepMI
I would be able to go the 13th or 14th, maybe the...

I would be able to go the 13th or 14th, maybe the 7th but likely not. Can't help much in the way of navigation once inside the city though..
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,262
Posted By ZJeepMI
Sweet, thanks for the recommendation. I just did...

Sweet, thanks for the recommendation. I just did a bunch of research and decided to go with the SMH5-FM. The FM has the bigger speakers unlike the regular 5, but missing a few comms related things...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,262
Posted By ZJeepMI
Decided to try riding with headphones this...

Decided to try riding with headphones this evening after reading through this thread. Really makes the ride more pleasant, especially on long boring straights where i'm normally bored and annoyed...
Forum: Americas 08-04-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By ZJeepMI
Can't help you with navigating the area, but I...

Can't help you with navigating the area, but I will say that I understand the desire to visit. I go to the city occasionally for work and still can't take my eyes off of the abandoned, once beautiful...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-30-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,960
Posted By ZJeepMI
I'd slab it to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,...

I'd slab it to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, enjoy the smooth roads, no traffic, nice people, and great scenery. Mackinaw is fun (busy too), pictured rocks, tequamenon falls, copper harbor area,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-30-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 21,086
Posted By ZJeepMI
Cool. It's usually all evening, I tend to go...

Cool. It's usually all evening, I tend to go later (after 8) so I'm not sure about earlier than that. Not really much of a bike night, but 10-15 bikes lined up with some cool guys. There's usually an...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-29-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 21,086
Posted By ZJeepMI
Cool thread. You ever go down to monday night...

Cool thread. You ever go down to monday night "bike night" at the coffee bean in Plymouth? Noticed you're in Garden City and i've seen a ST like yours down there before.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 91,001
Posted By ZJeepMI
http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp115/Jeepguts/...

http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp115/Jeepguts/36B827A6-C88E-4896-8A7E-CE5B2E5ACDA6_zps6xbvbqkb.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 75,483
Views: 7,977,662
Posted By ZJeepMI
Any of you XRL guys preload when up shifting?...

Any of you XRL guys preload when up shifting? Seems to be a touchy subject among motorcyclists. I've been doing it lately on my 1-2 shifts and it is so much smoother than usual. That big gear gap is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,467
Posted By ZJeepMI
If you're doing any longer distance highway...

If you're doing any longer distance highway rides, stay away from an XR650L. I just got home from a 100 miles ride down the interstate and it was miserable, that's with brand new Shinko 244's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 75,483
Views: 7,977,662
Posted By ZJeepMI
Was hoping to get some opinions from you guys...

Was hoping to get some opinions from you guys about a noise i've been getting since I bought my XR.

-sounds like a buzzy/rattle/whirring sort of sound
-comes from the gas tank/engine area
-don't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-11-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,680
Posted By ZJeepMI
Looks like a cool ride. I love that CB. The...

Looks like a cool ride. I love that CB. The bonnie will be nice for the trip though. I'm hoping to do some exploring in the U.P. here soon myself, though not the circle tour on my XRL. Maybe next...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 75,483
Views: 7,977,662
Posted By ZJeepMI
Thought I'd check back in with my carb issues on...

Thought I'd check back in with my carb issues on the XRL. Never done any prior carb work so my buddy and I tore into it and found a very clogged pair of jets. We put in my new 55/158 jets and went...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 75,483
Views: 7,977,662
Posted By ZJeepMI
I considered it, but if it ends up rich for...

I considered it, but if it ends up rich for whatever reason I'll debaffle the exhaust. Anything will be better than the current running condition, though.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 75,483
Views: 7,977,662
Posted By ZJeepMI
Thanks guys. After much debate I decided to go...

Thanks guys. After much debate I decided to go the bad MPG route and ordered a unifilter and 55/158 jets. Will pull the snorkel and likely do daves mods while i'm in there. This engine runs HOT, so...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 75,483
Views: 7,977,662
Posted By ZJeepMI
Hey guys, just picked up an '02 XR650l tonight....

Hey guys, just picked up an '02 XR650l tonight. Has about 3k miles. I bought it from the original owner who has not done a single thing to the bike since he bought it. It is 100% stock, which is...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By ZJeepMI
Starting to heal up from my MTB accident, I feel...

Starting to heal up from my MTB accident, I feel decent enough to be comfortable riding again. I think i'm going to leave the rim as is at this point. I've been keeping an eye on the pressure with no...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By ZJeepMI
Thanks for all the opinions. The tire is less...

Thanks for all the opinions. The tire is less than 100 miles/2 weeks old, I'd really rather not replace if but if it's a safety issue I will. I also will go ahead and do the "plunk" test when I get...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By ZJeepMI
Hit Very Large Pothole, Rim damage

Driving down the freeway last night on my Vulcan 500 when I came across a freakin crater and saw it too late to avoid. Dumb mistake but it was dark and the rest of the road was very smooth, so I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 85,920
Posted By ZJeepMI
This is the vulcan 500 I picked up recently. Real...

This is the vulcan 500 I picked up recently. Real nice riding bike, a little rough at freeway speeds with no wind protection but I'm going to try and find a windshield for it. It's my first cruiser...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By ZJeepMI
^ The Shinko 244's on my XT225 are great. No...

^ The Shinko 244's on my XT225 are great. No vibration on road, good traction, plenty aggressive off offroad, and CHEAP too.
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 85,920
Posted By ZJeepMI
Picked up a vulcan 500 today, my first cruiser....

Picked up a vulcan 500 today, my first cruiser. What a nice bike with a solid engine. The feet forward riding position was really odd at first, but I think I'll like it. I have to post a picture...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,559
Posted By ZJeepMI
The 60 MPH gusts of wind here in Michigan blew...

The 60 MPH gusts of wind here in Michigan blew over my little XT225 today :cry

Must have went down hard, the acerbis hand guards bent in, in turn bending the front brake lever (also seems very...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,927
Posted By ZJeepMI
TW200 are really easy to learn on. I'd never even...

TW200 are really easy to learn on. I'd never even ridden a dirtbike let alone a street bike on pavement before I bought mine and I caught on real quick. The fat tires make it very predictable and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,559
Posted By ZJeepMI
Just thought I'd check back with you guys on that...

Just thought I'd check back with you guys on that '04 XT225 I recently bought. I got those Shinko 244 tires mounted and balanced, and have put a few hundred miles on it in the last couple weeks....
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,559
Posted By ZJeepMI
Hey guys. I've noticed a rattle in the...

Hey guys. I've noticed a rattle in the speedometer area, sounds like a nut loose in a can or something. I can hear it at certain points in the RPM range and certain speeds. I tracked it down to the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By ZJeepMI
Hm. Wrong oil filter perhaps? The squealing...

Hm. Wrong oil filter perhaps? The squealing sometimes means lack of lubrication.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,559
Posted By ZJeepMI
Ah well. No ill effects so far. I certainly...

Ah well. No ill effects so far. I certainly wouldn't try to correct bars that are way out of wack that way, but for a very slight nudge, it'll probably be fine.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,559
Posted By ZJeepMI
Yup rear wheel is straight. I think I have...

Yup rear wheel is straight.

I think I have the front end straightened out, I didn't end up loosening the bolts, but just hit the tire against a telephone pole a few more times, a little harder...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,626,559
Posted By ZJeepMI
To avoid doing something really stupid tomorrow,...

To avoid doing something really stupid tomorrow, the "lower triple tree pinch bolts" are the ones circled in this photo, correct? And also, if I do just happen to have slightly bent handlebars, and I...
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