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Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,360
Posted By MarathonMan
Dunlop Trailmax TR91

See this test of Adventure Bike tires from European magazine Motorcycle Rider.

http://www.motorcyclerider.de/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/adventurebike_tyres_test.pdf

I have personally tried the...
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,839
Posted By MarathonMan
Shock Rebuild Option

This guys rebuilds the DL650 shock very economically.

http://www.daughertymotorsports.com/vstromsection.html

I had mine done by him in the fall of 2013. I don't have a lot of miles on the...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,783
Posted By MarathonMan
Daugherty Motorsports

Daugherty Motorsports rebuilds stock V-Strom shocks very economically:

http://www.daughertymotorsports.com/vstromsection.html

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,918
Posted By MarathonMan
Hey drhach - What time are you shoving off...

Hey drhach -

What time are you shoving off Friday?

Sent you a pm.

marathonman
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-08-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,918
Posted By MarathonMan
I wanted to leave Thursday, but will be...

I wanted to leave Thursday, but will be entertaining a client at the Bears game that evening. :(: Will be leaving Friday morning instead.

I'm in Arlington Heights. Where are you at, ghostrider?...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-01-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,918
Posted By MarathonMan
Iowa

Nice! :clap I will probably visit my daughter at the UofI in Iowa City after the Rally. You boys can show me the good route to central Iowa. :D

marathonman
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-26-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,918
Posted By MarathonMan
Falling Leaf

No problem, Paper. Ya - if the weather is crap, I'll probably take a pass too. Which would be shame, since I already have clearance from the tower. :D

I'm about 45 minutes from the intersection...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-22-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,918
Posted By MarathonMan
Falling Leaf

Thanks, fughawee. I understand they will let me attend this rally, even though I ride a Wee-Strom. :D

I have ridden a lot in southwest Missouri, but never in southeast Missouri even though it is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-18-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,918
Posted By MarathonMan
Chicago Peeps to Falling Leaf?

Anybody heading to the Falling Leaf from the Chicago area? :ear

marathonman
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-17-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,918
Posted By MarathonMan
Falling Leaf Rally

Thinking about going to this one.

Where you live Paper? I'm in the northwest burbs of Chicago. Maybe ride down together.

marathonman
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-20-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By MarathonMan
Mechanics

You could try Arlington Motorsports in Arlington Heights: http://www.arlingtonmotorsportsinc.com/

I used them years ago for some simple things on my V-Strom, and they were OK.

These guys are...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,413
Posted By MarathonMan
Nice. Just had breakfast myself at the Oark...

Nice. Just had breakfast myself at the Oark General Store a few days before you on Sunday 10/13. Also spent a night in Eureka Springs, rode AR123 and a few dozen other NW AR twisty roads, and crossed...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-06-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By MarathonMan
Yup - repaired the starter, and last year I had...

Yup - repaired the starter, and last year I had them do a major service and front brakes. Good guys.

Always up for a run into SW Wisconsin. Leaving for NW Arkansas on Thursday Oct 18, be back...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-05-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By MarathonMan
M&M Motorsports

http://www.mandmmotorsports.net/

I've used these guys to do work on my Wee-Strom, and really like them. Really good work, and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

marathonman
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,292
Posted By MarathonMan
Peter Egan

I met Peter Egan in Mineral Point, WI a couple of summers ago. I had my Wee-Strom up on the centerstand and the rear wheel off, parked on the main drag through town. My buddy and I were...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-04-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14,995
Views: 733,051
Posted By MarathonMan
SW Wisconsin on Sunday 8/5?

Anybody up for run into southwest Wisconsin on Sunday 8/5?

This will be a fast paced, all asphalt ride on some of the best twisties in SW WI. Will be leaving the Northwest burbs by 7am, back...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-30-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By MarathonMan
Suzuki Service near Chicago's NW Suburbs?

Can anybody recommend a good Suzuki service shop near the Northwest Suburbs? Tell me about your experience, good or bad.

I need a major service on my Wee-Strom, specifically a valve adjustment,...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By MarathonMan
Where are you going, Mr CliffHanger? :ddog

Where are you going, Mr CliffHanger? :ddog
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-31-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14,995
Views: 733,051
Posted By MarathonMan
I need to: a) watch my entry speed into those...

I need to:
a) watch my entry speed into those 20mph 90 degree downhill corners, or
b) get a bike with anti lock brakes, or
c) maybe both :lol3

Seriously, it was a great day. Good to meet you...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-28-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14,995
Views: 733,051
Posted By MarathonMan
I can do Sunday instead. :nod What do you...

I can do Sunday instead. :nod

What do you got in mind?


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-28-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14,995
Views: 733,051
Posted By MarathonMan
SW Wisconsin on Saturday?

Anybody up for a run into SW Wisconsin on Saturday?

I plan on leaving the NW 'burbs early on Saturday morning, ride some twisty asphalt and maybe some gravel in SW Wisconsin, then return home...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-14-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By MarathonMan
Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights is the next town north from Elk Grove, and has a nice downtown. Plenty of apartments, nice restaurants, and bars. One of the few nearby towns with any semblance of a night life
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-09-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 38,516
Posted By MarathonMan
Roll Chart Holder

Jack or whoever -

Can you find your way along this course without the roll chart? If not, I'll need to pick up a Roll Chart Holder.

Thanks,
marathonman
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By MarathonMan
Motorman - Sent you a pm.

Motorman -

Sent you a pm.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,364
Posted By MarathonMan
The OEM rear sprocket is a 44. Lots of info...

The OEM rear sprocket is a 44.

Lots of info here: http://home.earthlink.net/~klr250informationexchange/klrpower.htm
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By MarathonMan
2005 KLR250 - electrical system dead

I keep my battery on a float charger over the winter. Last weekend, I re-installed the battery, and the little KLR started on the first kick.

So this weekend I wanted to change the oil, clean the...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By MarathonMan
Wolfman Luggage

I have a complete Wolfman Luggage system on my DL650 :
1) Beta Rear Bag
2) Alfa/Beta Duffle
3) Explorer TankBag (since replaced by the newer Rainier)
4) RainCovers
...
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,344
Posted By MarathonMan
This guy thinks he found the answer: ...

This guy thinks he found the answer:

http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,11217.0.html
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-30-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,432
Posted By MarathonMan
OU - I am a possibility for this ride. I...

OU -

I am a possibility for this ride. I live close to BG, and have a trailer. Will let you know Tues or Wed.

marathonman
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-26-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By MarathonMan
Black Hills National Forest

The Black Hills National Forest has an office on Highway 16/385 just north of downtown Custer. Stop there to pick up some really nice (free:clap ) maps, and talk to the rangers on duty. They can...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 130,643
Posted By MarathonMan
Conti Trail Attack impressions

I just got back from riding the TWAT ( http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=342277 ), and also spent a recent weekend riding the twisties in SW Wisconsin, so I have given the TAs a pretty...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 18,190
Posted By MarathonMan
Rode the TWAT this past weekend. Started from...

Rode the TWAT this past weekend. Started from the Galena area Thursday mid day. Weather was cold, sometimes rainy, and we even saw some snowflakes! Got home to the NW burbs of Chicago last night...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2009, 03:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,520
Posted By MarathonMan
OK Ted - I'm ready to come out of hiding. ...

OK Ted - I'm ready to come out of hiding. (Missed you the other night at Skinner's.)

Lamoson - if it's cool with you, I would like to jump in on this, time permitting. I'm all ears. :ear
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By MarathonMan
True dat. :nod The best street riding within a...

True dat. :nod The best street riding within a 1/2 (maybe full) day ride of Chicago.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By MarathonMan
Hey Ted :wave I've done some fun trips this...

Hey Ted :wave

I've done some fun trips this summer: Arkansas with the Wee at the end of April, the Black Hills in South Dakota with the KLR in June, and last weekend in SW Wisconsin.

I would...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-27-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By MarathonMan
TonyT - If you choose to ride around the...

TonyT -

If you choose to ride around the southern tip of Lake Michigan, here is another site that provides information on highway construction, real-time congestion maps, and other info. It...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-26-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By MarathonMan
Chicago is traffic hell on a motorcycle, in my...

Chicago is traffic hell on a motorcycle, in my opinion.

There are 2 ferry services that cross Lake Michigan between Wisconsin and Michigan:

http://www.ssbadger.com/home.aspx
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By MarathonMan
Bumped into Peter Egan yesterday...

After spooning some new Conti Trail Attacks on my DL650, I headed up to SW Wisconsin in search of some twisty asphalt.

Early on, I realized my rear brake did not feel quite right. I checked it...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 130,643
Posted By MarathonMan
Conti does not mark the light spot on their tires

I talked to the guy at Conti USA, and he said that Conti does not mark the light spot on their tires, and has never done so. He said they are as close to perfectly balanced as possible, but you...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 130,643
Posted By MarathonMan
RD - How much weight did you have to use on...

RD -

How much weight did you have to use on the rear?

In other words, was it close to being in balance without any weight, which would be consistent with the absence of a red dot?

thanks,...
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