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Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 05:13 PM
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Posted By steve gs
Minimalist Touring Thread Get Together/ Wolveriner Scouting

Here's the scoop;

The Great Lakes Dual Sporters motorcycle Club www.gldsmc.org (http://www.gldsmc.org) is holding a club ride/ get together July 26-27 in and around Wetmore (Munising), Michigan....
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7,954
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Posted By steve gs
Depends on condition. There is a bit of...

Depends on condition.

There is a bit of demand because of vintage trials but most I have seen where the seller is seeking market price is $1500 and up. Back to, it depends on condition and what...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7,954
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Posted By steve gs
The Wolveriner This has been bouncing...

The Wolveriner


This has been bouncing around in my head for a couple of years now :eek1 and it goes like this;

Having an event where the limit is 100cc's and it is essentially a big loop...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 05:22 PM
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Posted By steve gs
Sure fooled me based on the pics. I like vintage...

Sure fooled me based on the pics. I like vintage bikes but not $4k's worth for the Avenger.

Plus, I would generally opt for a decent original than a pristine restoration.



Here's my current...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 04:00 AM
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Posted By steve gs
This was my only transportation during my college...

This was my only transportation during my college days in the 70's![/QUOTE]


Ok Charlie, so tell me about what you remember about the beast. This one is not too bad but will take some $$'s to get...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7,954
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Posted By steve gs
Thanks for the compliment but lets also have to...

Thanks for the compliment but lets also have to give kudos to all those that have contributed to make this thread what it is.

Glad to see you are still around and perhaps one day we'll all meet...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7,954
Views: 2,153,557
Posted By steve gs
Wardie; So I take it you parted with the...

Wardie;

So I take it you parted with the 200.

Also, we have bounced into each other on the 3 speed stuff too.

YSR 50, almost bought one of those new in the wayback days. Since, I have owned...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7,954
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Posted By steve gs
The 2008 MTT rally at the Mohican Wilderness...

The 2008 MTT rally at the Mohican Wilderness Loudonville, Ohio is, I think, the only one that has been held. References to it are found in post 1737 which is on page 116 of this thread. There is a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7,954
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Posted By steve gs
Been gone for quite some time and it's good to...

Been gone for quite some time and it's good to see this thread is still rolling along.:freaky



Klay; I see your still running the Suzi 200, is it still the same one you had back in the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-14-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By steve gs
I have no problem with a $40 "pass" but it is...

I have no problem with a $40 "pass" but it is important to realize it is not theirs but OURS. With all this Agenda 21 stuff drifting in to public asset management we need to be sharp.

Many...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-14-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 11,031
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Posted By steve gs
Been out of touch for several years, looking to...

Been out of touch for several years, looking to hook up with group again. Have a bike sale coming up this weekend (not sure which day) so I'm sort of stuck. Will watch posts for next ride.

I'm an...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 59,187
Posted By steve gs
Other than in the urban war zones I have been...

Other than in the urban war zones I have been very happy with my Suzuki DR250SE and 350SE's for touring. They are essentially the same bike other than engine internals and cylinder. I find the 250 to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 29,752
Posted By steve gs
I am just about to pull the trigger on the Guzzi...

I am just about to pull the trigger on the Guzzi in white. Did some serious searching to find out as much as possible.


Check out Danilo's blog at; http://danilogurovich.wordpress.com/ for more...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2010, 10:24 AM
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Posted By steve gs
Twin Steel, nice Jetta, have a 03 TDI wagon...

Twin Steel, nice Jetta, have a 03 TDI wagon myself in silver. Diesels will spoil you rotten.

Have always wanted a 1/2 ton van with about a 3.0-3.5 litre diesel to haul my bike out of the snow...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,425
Posted By steve gs
Though I generally prefer other routes I've...

Though I generally prefer other routes I've ridden my 93 DR250SE with a full touring load (75lbs in the form of panniers, aux fuel system, topbag, and tankbag) on the interstate. Last year going to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7,954
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Posted By steve gs
Wardie and I are going to team up and head out...

Wardie and I are going to team up and head out from the NE Detroit subs. You are welcome to join us, we'll pick you up somewhere along the way. My intent is to run I-75 up through the lower (land of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2009, 04:46 PM
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Posted By steve gs
When I picked up my DR350SE I was so impressed...

When I picked up my DR350SE I was so impressed with the low vibration level. Up till this time I was on a F650GSD (sold). As far as I'm concerned the BMW vibrated like a washing machine. The seat was...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2009, 06:20 PM
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Posted By steve gs
I've been very happy with the Happy Trails...

I've been very happy with the Happy Trails pannier system. I have fitted a F650GSD (gone), DR200SE, DR250 SE, and soon my DR350SE. I have posted pics of my 200 on this thread. My 250 fits out in the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2009, 01:18 PM
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Posted By steve gs
Anyone planning to attend the Central Adv Rally...

Anyone planning to attend the Central Adv Rally (Eagle River, WI) in Sept. I just signed up and will ride in on my DR250SE. Hopefully, we can pull in a few more MT riders especially those from the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2009, 06:25 PM
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Posted By steve gs
Thanks for the reminder, I'll ride up Friday for...

Thanks for the reminder, I'll ride up Friday for Saturday's activity and then ride home Sunday morning.


Tried to make the JBR 2 years ago but with my then narrow vacation window ended up...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2008, 03:00 PM
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Posted By steve gs
Ditto on the 15:41 a good compromise. My 200...

Ditto on the 15:41 a good compromise. My 200 cruised along real nice at 45-50mph.


Would consider taking the 200 but have settled in with the 250 and will continue with this bike. My 250 is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2008, 04:49 PM
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Posted By steve gs
Don't feel slighted by the tweaking required to...

Don't feel slighted by the tweaking required to fit the racks. It's just a rite of passage. All the sets I have fitted have required some degree of persuasion.:deal



Actually, I had planned...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2008, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7,954
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Posted By steve gs
I would not expect this price includes the top...

I would not expect this price includes the top rack but I would seriously consider adding such. The plate type offers a great platform for supporting gear or a topbag. My DR250SE that you saw at the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2008, 04:36 PM
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Posted By steve gs
We are all different. Sure weight and shape are...

We are all different. Sure weight and shape are factors but by working with firmness and width of saddle/seat they are just other variables.

For those of you that are road cyclists you have a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2008, 04:21 PM
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Posted By steve gs
Here's my my penny's worth.:huh I have...

Here's my my penny's worth.:huh

I have found that when you sit upright your arse and back will eventually scream for relief regardless of the seat. :cry

With a degree of forward lean...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7,954
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Posted By steve gs
Pilotfish and Damasovi; You have all...

Pilotfish and Damasovi;


You have all kinds of options from light weight through medium to heavy. Some even have a thin layer of fleece in the front. The good stuff is rather pricey but will...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2008, 06:41 AM
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Posted By steve gs
All this started from a thread I had started on...

All this started from a thread I had started on fitting out the DR200SE with a touring kit and coined the phrase minimalist tourer. A few of us discussed the use of small machines on this earlier...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2008, 04:04 AM
Replies: 7,954
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Posted By steve gs
Well said. :thumb Ran down to Coop's...

Well said. :thumb


Ran down to Coop's Minimalist Touring rally this past weekend on my DR250SE. Did about 570 miles in 3 days. Ran down on Fri (210 miles), rode about 150 while there, and then...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2008, 02:19 PM
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Posted By steve gs
Here we go again on the Minimalist TOURING...

Here we go again on the Minimalist TOURING Thread.

:lurk



So the rider that carries nothing but a change of underwear and stays in a motel is?


Way to go Ladybug, you'll work...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-28-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,920
Posted By steve gs
Great riding, awesome area, is on my list for a...

Great riding, awesome area, is on my list for a return. :thumb


No offense but next time I'm going to do a solo run so I can poke around a bit and check out the sights and stay out of Coop's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-25-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,920
Posted By steve gs
Coop, see you tomorrow. :thumb Since...

Coop, see you tomorrow. :thumb


Since I'm north of Detroit I'll leave as to miss the rush hour peak. Should see you late afternoon. The route through Ohio looks easy but Michigan south of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-21-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,920
Posted By steve gs
IMO, the MT approach is more about the use of...

IMO, the MT approach is more about the use of smaller machines, in our case 250cc or less, than where you ride. Though dirt capable I use my DR250SE for touring, mostly roadways in surfaced or...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8,723
Views: 1,195,177
Posted By steve gs
Mike; Interesting??? :huh ...

Mike;

Interesting??? :huh



The length at 17.25" tells me they have spec'd you the wrong shock and the price confirms the screw-up.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8,723
Views: 1,195,177
Posted By steve gs
You have 2 options with regards to the shock....

You have 2 options with regards to the shock. :eek1


The first, which is the cheapest (which I have not explored) is to see if the shock can be re-sprung for the average weight the bike will...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,920
Posted By steve gs
Received my site (73) confirmation today. :thumb ...

Received my site (73) confirmation today. :thumb



Coop, whadya think, should we take a roll call being 3wks out.




Where did the summer go?:eek1
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,838
Posted By steve gs
I just found out the time off of work window I...

I just found out the time off of work window I thought I had so I could go was just closed.:cry

So, as a result I have listed in the flea market my 3 for 2 offer. I have 3-3 day general...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7,954
Views: 2,153,557
Posted By steve gs
Chris, others may have reported the use of these...

Chris, others may have reported the use of these tires but I know I have mentioned on this and the DR200 thread that I fitted these last year after reducing the OEM TW18-19 to slicks.

On my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,920
Posted By steve gs
As an update. :eek1 I reserved campsite...

As an update. :eek1

I reserved campsite #73 for the 9/26-27 next to Coop's #74. For all you campers out there, according to the park rules :wink: there are only 2 tents allowed per site. So,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,920
Posted By steve gs
Coop, good to know your site. After you posted...

Coop, good to know your site. After you posted location I did check the park out. If I have this right I remembered there is a 100 mile mtb race held in the park and surrounding area each year(?).
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2008, 05:13 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,920
Posted By steve gs
OK Coop, tell me/us more. :ear How are...

OK Coop, tell me/us more. :ear


How are they set up for campers with regards to reservations if they are required/advised? Thanks for your efforts.


:freaky
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