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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-15-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By Babbitt
Gravel road bicycle racing is becoming very...

Gravel road bicycle racing is becoming very trendy and they look for the hilliest and most remote roads possible. Here are a couple of IA examples.

http://24hoursofcumming.com/
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,778
Views: 432,707
Posted By Babbitt
Near Ely, MN. Only going up for one night so just...

Near Ely, MN. Only going up for one night so just grabbed an old pup tent. Of course, thunderstorm, lots of rain inside and outside my tent. Very soggy night but great get away nonetheless.
...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-15-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10,159
Views: 631,420
Posted By Babbitt
Bummer, oh well. Just stopped here.go get it. ...

Bummer, oh well. Just stopped here.go get it.

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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-15-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10,159
Views: 631,420
Posted By Babbitt
It is the weekend, no waiting for the next tag. ...

It is the weekend, no waiting for the next tag.

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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-15-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10,159
Views: 631,420
Posted By Babbitt
Tag 61 and 38 just north of Grand Rapids. I...

Tag 61 and 38 just north of Grand Rapids. I promise to add the rest of the road to my bucket list.


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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-13-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10,159
Views: 631,420
Posted By Babbitt
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-13-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10,159
Views: 631,420
Posted By Babbitt
I am sure it is worth riding just faced with the...

I am sure it is worth riding just faced with the usual time constraints :waysad
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-13-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10,159
Views: 631,420
Posted By Babbitt
There are several of these signs does it need to...

There are several of these signs does it need to be this specific sign or just anyone of them?
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-28-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,096
Posted By Babbitt
I have a question for the group. In August...

I have a question for the group.

In August I am riding from Minneapolis to Milwaukee and was wondering how much of this could be done on gravel/dirt. I am familiar with the North/South TWAT and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,638
Posted By Babbitt
I did see the GLMC 12 hr rally and hope to do...

I did see the GLMC 12 hr rally and hope to do that as well. I have done their grand tours for a couple of years now. I almost made a couple of stops for grand tour cities while doing the 8 hour but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,638
Posted By Babbitt
Fantastic report, I would love to see more like...

Fantastic report, I would love to see more like this. It is great to see a different perspective on an event I also did.

My approach was a little different though. When looking at the route...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By Babbitt
I will say hi for you the rally was a...

I will say hi for you

the rally was a success, I did not win but did finish.

Thanks
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-18-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By Babbitt
Wow, 0 to 70,000 is impressive.

Wow, 0 to 70,000 is impressive.
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By Babbitt
Thank you it was the oil pressure sensor. I...

Thank you it was the oil pressure sensor.

I was in luck and Charlie Johnson had a new sensor in stock. I took it over and he replaced it in about 5 minutes. If you are near MN and need help on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-18-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By Babbitt
Decade Miles Pictures

I can't be the only person who takes a picture of their bike at major mileage intervals but I could not find a similar thread. Lets see pictures of your bike at 10,000, 50,000 100,000 or what ever...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By Babbitt
Puke Oil leak and Go or No Go decision

Warning long post

This is a 92 R100 GS that is my daily driver in the twincities of MN. I put about 800 to 1000 miles a month on this, mostly commuting but at least 100 of that is exploring on...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By Babbitt
The factory original does have one advantage. It...

The factory original does have one advantage. It retracts as soon as you stand the bike, no riding off with it down. I am short but was able to learn how to get on and off with the side stand already...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10,159
Views: 631,420
Posted By Babbitt
Not that I have time, but if you go all the way...

Not that I have time, but if you go all the way up to get it you should ask yourself, has the tag been to MI yet?

Just say-in.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-22-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10,159
Views: 631,420
Posted By Babbitt
Need a hint? The green hill behind the tug...

Need a hint?

The green hill behind the tug is supposed to prevent it from getting washed away in the spring.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-19-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10,159
Views: 631,420
Posted By Babbitt
Just excited for there to be a tag I can get on...

Just excited for there to be a tag I can get on my way home from work.

I aim to please.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-19-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10,159
Views: 631,420
Posted By Babbitt
New Tag <a...

New Tag

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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-19-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10,159
Views: 631,420
Posted By Babbitt
5600 Rowland, Minnetonka, MN <a...

5600 Rowland, Minnetonka, MN

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Forum: Airheads 05-13-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By Babbitt
Seriously, sportster coil? that just seems...

Seriously, sportster coil? that just seems wrong:eek1

I will look for the blue sparks that is just cool. I will also try the wire test.

It might be time for new parts, it is not a KLR...
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By Babbitt
The group w bench is a reference to the Arlo...

The group w bench is a reference to the Arlo Guthrie song Alice’s Restaurant.

I am just west of Minneapolis, MN it was about 55 F with light rain, I noticed the problem about 20 minutes into my...
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By Babbitt
Thanks I will start with WD40 and see if that...

Thanks I will start with WD40 and see if that helps.
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By Babbitt
Trouble idling in the rain

Today coming home from work in a light rain my 92 R100 GS would not idle. Every time I stopped I had to keep the RPM's above 2,000 or the bike would cough and die.

When dry it runs great.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,327
Posted By Babbitt
I know it is a truly subjective thing but I have...

I know it is a truly subjective thing but I have heard that the V-Strom 650 can have a lot of buffeting with the stock windscreen. Other than that it sounds good. What has been your experience with...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,327
Posted By Babbitt
Minnesota 1992 R100 GS 15 mile back road...

Minnesota
1992 R100 GS
15 mile back road commute in anything but ICE.
Shoe 1100
First Gear Mesh - covered by rain coat for rain or cold.
BMW Mesh over pants - covered by rain pants for rain or...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-15-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 384,781
Posted By Babbitt
Christmas Themed Pictures

How about some Christmas Pictures.

<a href="http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/TJMcGoldrick/media/McGoldrick-GLMC-2013/tree2_zps87fcf46a.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-23-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 577,037
Posted By Babbitt
Northern Wisconsin ...

Northern Wisconsin

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Forum: Airheads 11-22-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 67,655
Posted By Babbitt
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj635/TJMcGold...

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Forum: Airheads 11-03-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,587
Posted By Babbitt
A stress test showed that the battery is bad. I...

A stress test showed that the battery is bad. I hesitate to ask but what is the recommendation for a battery. Stick with the old flooded type the bike was designed for or go with another sealed gel...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,587
Posted By Babbitt
OP Udate

I learned that I should have replaced my .75 amp battery tender with a 1.25 amp tender when I switched to a sealed battery. I bought a 1.25 and charged up the battery again. Unfortunately, only got...
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,587
Posted By Babbitt
wow, 60 how do you cope?:D

wow, 60 how do you cope?:D
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,587
Posted By Babbitt
Thank you, I will load test the battery and check...

Thank you, I will load test the battery and check to make sure the choke is working correctly.
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,587
Posted By Babbitt
Cold Weather Starting

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> </o:p>This is my first fall with a 92 R100 GS and I have a starting question. It has been a very reliable and trouble...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By Babbitt
Good information thanks for your help.

Good information thanks for your help.
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By Babbitt
Laminar Lip vs Wind Deflector

I have a 92 R100 GS that is my daily driver and my only vehicle when my daughter is home from school. I commute in MN as long as the roads are free of ice and am thinking of increasing the wind...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10,159
Views: 631,420
Posted By Babbitt
New Tag

Sorry for the lame archive tag but I am heading out of town and won't be able get a new tag in the time limit. The old tag was just too close to resist.
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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-13-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10,159
Views: 631,420
Posted By Babbitt
Tag

Raceway Park, 1 Checkered Flag Blvd, Shakopee, MN 55379

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