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Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 79,579
Posted By henryporter
Bump. Haven't finished reading yet. Don't...

Bump.

Haven't finished reading yet. Don't want to lose my story.:*sip*
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 19,919
Posted By henryporter
This winter?!:rolleyes

This winter?!:rolleyes
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 232,314
Posted By henryporter
Ain't that the shits. And it wasn't like I...

Ain't that the shits. And it wasn't like I wasn't paying attention.
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 32,423
Posted By henryporter
Wonderful Krime. Thanks for all the information....

Wonderful Krime. Thanks for all the information. All I can presently give back is the advice to buy a pair of Playtex Gloves (the dishwashing kind). I was on a trip around Lake Superior and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 32,423
Posted By henryporter
Krime, really great stuff, enjoying the hell out...

Krime, really great stuff, enjoying the hell out of it. Before you sign off on this finally, would you be put out by posting some of the costs involved (bike rental), how you got the gear (helmets,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 620,200
Posted By henryporter
My 06 has 51,000 on it (all mine), no engine...

My 06 has 51,000 on it (all mine), no engine problems at this point. One FYI, I'm on my third chain and when the chain starts to go bad, both times I heard this "clacking" sound and I thought it...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 52,737
Posted By henryporter
Wow, looks like a shitty place to live.:rofl ...

Wow, looks like a shitty place to live.:rofl

And, hang on I've got one more... interesting how tires resemble their owners.:lol3


A more serious comment, looks like those false starts at...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,152
Posted By henryporter
I agree with Cannonshot. To get that far and to...

I agree with Cannonshot. To get that far and to miss the Keweenaw would be in a word tragic even if it meant skipping the Straits because of time.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-28-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By henryporter
Generally, if it's bad then its 40's, windy and...

Generally, if it's bad then its 40's, windy and rain. Otherwise that's not an awful time to do it.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-28-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3,964
Views: 246,411
Posted By henryporter
Comparing those 2 photos, your bike and the Dylan...

Comparing those 2 photos, your bike and the Dylan bike, I am having a bit of a Holy S#!t moment. Really close. That bike Dylan is on is a 62-64, I believe.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-28-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3,964
Views: 246,411
Posted By henryporter
I had lunch today with a friend who has one of...

I had lunch today with a friend who has one of his employees interested in a "retro" type bike and no one is more retro than me these days. So Triumphs came up. Since we were talking about a young...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-28-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3,964
Views: 246,411
Posted By henryporter
We used to have a guy like that here in Ashland...

We used to have a guy like that here in Ashland County. He may have passed though, I should find out if he's still around. I'm on a new Bonneville, so I really like that brand. Dylan's bike was a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-28-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3,964
Views: 246,411
Posted By henryporter
A little old lady took a header on that Miller...

A little old lady took a header on that Miller Hill down escalator over the Christmas holiday. It was messy.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-28-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3,964
Views: 246,411
Posted By henryporter
That top one isn't Dylan's old cycle is it? (I...

That top one isn't Dylan's old cycle is it? (I know, not likely it made it's way to Iowa from New York but, you never know).
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 620,200
Posted By henryporter
I've had mine since 2006. 50k on it. I've been...

I've had mine since 2006. 50k on it. I've been from Minneapolis to DC and back among other longer trips. You won't regret the purchase. Looks great.
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 36,595
Posted By henryporter
Great trip report. Got me seriously thinking...

Great trip report. Got me seriously thinking about bumping a 4 corners trip up to this spring. Looks like the 860 on a T100 is sufficient for this kind of travel.
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,442
Posted By henryporter
How does an 883 Sportster compare to the 865...

How does an 883 Sportster compare to the 865 Bonneville? It still ain't apples to apples but closer. I've only done a test ride on a 1200 Sportster, and I wouldn't want to tour on it. I tour on my...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-10-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By henryporter
Undergarments, Midwest Mountaineering or REI. ...

Undergarments, Midwest Mountaineering or REI.

That's all I can think of.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-09-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10,349
Views: 683,952
Posted By henryporter
Thanks for putting something up that a No....

Thanks for putting something up that a No. Wisconsin boy could retrieve, unfortunately won't be around til the weekend and with the the temps as they are, this is going to be 3 tags ago by Friday.
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 46,829
Posted By henryporter
Yeah, I got that impression too. I have one...

Yeah, I got that impression too.

I have one bike and it ain't gonna impress anybody. I can't kick anyones ass with it but, it's polite and its reliable. Its a T-100.
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,479
Posted By henryporter
True but there is that pesky chain lubricating...

True but there is that pesky chain lubricating "recommended" every 1000 miles if you follow the booklet. An annoyance for a professional procrastinator.
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,479
Posted By henryporter
It just so happens I have the tall Triumph sissy...

It just so happens I have the tall Triumph sissy bar for a T100 that I'm not using. Maybe I could be talked into selling it. I put a rack on.

My T100 is a 2006 with 41,000 miles. I change...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3,964
Views: 246,411
Posted By henryporter
Actually I may be in that area myself. By your...

Actually I may be in that area myself. By your map I see your planning an out and back on MN 61 up the North Shore to Grand Portage. There is a very nice forest road(s) dubbed "The Grade" (its really...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-29-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,758
Posted By henryporter
Well, I'm 60 so you will likely want to stay the...

Well, I'm 60 so you will likely want to stay the hell away from the old guy. However, I do live right in the Wisconsin area of your trip. Feel free to ask questions. Lodging in Wisconsin will be no...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-29-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,758
Posted By henryporter
Unless you live in Hibbing I'm pretty sure I live...

Unless you live in Hibbing I'm pretty sure I live north of you. Mexico is for winter. Decision shouldn't be to difficult especially if Mexico does not involve a bike.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-29-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,758
Posted By henryporter
The Mackinac Bridge is fun. The day I went...

The Mackinac Bridge is fun. The day I went across there was a side wind and light rain. The grid lane was closed so every one was going slow and I have to admit I had time to look around as I road...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 620,200
Posted By henryporter
Would it be to much of a bother to show some...

Would it be to much of a bother to show some close up of how you rigged the Specialized to the back of the bike? It would be nice if some genius made a universal bicycle rack for motorcycles. I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-27-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,744
Posted By henryporter
If you're kayaking around the Apostle Islands (to...

If you're kayaking around the Apostle Islands (to you its the Apostle Islands, to me its actually home) then Bayfield is your destination. There are rental companies there. Many people enjoy the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-25-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,758
Posted By henryporter
I actually live in this No. Wisconsin close to...

I actually live in this No. Wisconsin close to the UP area. People in Minneapolis talk about living north, its amusing. But I'm closing up shop for now and will give you some options this evening...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,236
Posted By henryporter
You can explore fire roads in the National...

You can explore fire roads in the National Forest. There are however, no back roads from Minnesota to Thunder Bay. None. You will have to take Mn 61 up the North Shore of Superior to TB or take US 53...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-09-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10,349
Views: 683,952
Posted By henryporter
Swiss Alps of Iowa, I'd say is a bit of a stretch...

Swiss Alps of Iowa, I'd say is a bit of a stretch however, I would be the first to comment Iowa is NOT flat. RAGBRAI 2002, finisher.
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,913
Posted By henryporter
Sounds like the trip was decent although a little...

Sounds like the trip was decent although a little more "eventful" than you would have prefered. Sorry about the "no rain" prediction.

I cannot believe the northern Wisconsin spring. There is...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2,063
Views: 620,200
Posted By henryporter
Its a small fraternity. It's not so much fun if...

Its a small fraternity. It's not so much fun if you're not one of the regular frat boys. Mods shut down threads when they;ve heard enough. It is what it is noone is forced to be there.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-25-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By henryporter
Okay then not quite Northern Wisconsin. To some...

Okay then not quite Northern Wisconsin. To some of us or maybe it is only me up here.
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 27,474
Posted By henryporter
I would agree. I've got a T100 but I'd like to...

I would agree. I've got a T100 but I'd like to add the Strom DL1000. I like the looks as much as I do the beemer.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-10-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10,349
Views: 683,952
Posted By henryporter
Looks like my driveway.

Looks like my driveway.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-10-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,810
Posted By henryporter
Congratulations! I'm sure you;re aware UW-Madison...

Congratulations! I'm sure you;re aware UW-Madison is first rate academically. The biggest issue I think you'll be facing is there is so much cool stuff to do and the courses at the school are...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-24-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By henryporter
Up in the Lutsen/Grand Marais area along the...

Up in the Lutsen/Grand Marais area along the North Shore there is the Solbakken Resort, Cascade Lodge, and then north of GM is the Naniboujou Lodge. Staying at these places is time traveling. You...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 264,860
Posted By henryporter
There, thats better.. ...

There, thats better..



http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z226/decobike/Coroner641.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 402,609
Posted By henryporter
Fact is you know the difference. One of my...

Fact is you know the difference. One of my friends has a Fat Boy or a Fat Bob, I never get it right. Still from Harley people I get nothing but compliments on my New Bonneville. I will freely...
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