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Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4,644
Views: 1,140,996
Posted By MikeS
How would YOU answer these questions about YOUR...

How would YOU answer these questions about YOUR OWN city/country? Fourth question, substitute "South America" for "the States".
Forum: Canada 09-14-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10,279
Views: 653,459
Posted By MikeS
Big bummer for me; When I put my sheepskin pad...

Big bummer for me; When I put my sheepskin pad back on my saddle, I left my backpack on the ground and rode off. I didn't realize I was without the backpack until after I rode the whole Arrow River...
Forum: Canada 09-13-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10,279
Views: 653,459
Posted By MikeS
He did it twice too, up once, back down, back up,...

He did it twice too, up once, back down, back up, and down again. I was impressed the first time, wrestling that KLR up a deeply rutted hill climb that no mortal rider could successfully complete...
Forum: Canada 09-12-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10,279
Views: 653,459
Posted By MikeS
You're younger than me and a hot shot hare...

You're younger than me and a hot shot hare scramble guy, so I have to use any advantage I can get. Besides, "what happens in the bush stays in the bush."
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,612
Views: 191,009
Posted By MikeS
You must mean this one:...

You must mean this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFOi...H_Aq3HqUusyeng

Meet: Silver Mtn Depot/Restaurant, 10AM your time, Saturday.
Forum: Canada 09-12-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10,279
Views: 653,459
Posted By MikeS
Rob Got your message on the Minnesota...

Rob

Got your message on the Minnesota thread. How about meeting at Silver Mtn Depot/Restaurant at 10AM or so your time, tomorrow (Saturday)? I'll be on a 250cc. Others welcome.

Otherwise,...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3,612
Views: 191,009
Posted By MikeS
I don't know, but it arrived there this past...

I don't know, but it arrived there this past spring. I haven't asked around about it, even though it's a curiosity.

Are you riding in the area? If so, want to ride some dirt in Ontario on...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-11-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3,612
Views: 191,009
Posted By MikeS
32 miles from Grand Marais on a blacktop road...

32 miles from Grand Marais on a blacktop road just past a restaurant that has pie, RH side of the road.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-10-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 134,499
Posted By MikeS
farmrider02; Come up this weekend and ride with...

farmrider02; Come up this weekend and ride with me to the north side of Mountain Lake and beyond. I want to get to the palisades on the southwest corner of Arrow Lake. I'm having a hard time finding...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 750,168
Posted By MikeS
I have 15W in mine and it's fine. I'm similar...

I have 15W in mine and it's fine. I'm similar weight to you. I ride a lot of rough roads and trails with mine, but I'm not a hot shot dirt rider. I'm an old guy who likes to adventure and explore....
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4,644
Views: 1,140,996
Posted By MikeS
With all this moto specific Spanish, are you...

With all this moto specific Spanish, are you loosing confidence in the mighty Sherpa? Anxious about its reliability? Or is this just the anxious that comes prior to getting on the moto and rolling in...
Forum: Canada 09-08-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10,279
Views: 653,459
Posted By MikeS
I rode in to Mountain Lake a couple weeks ago on...

I rode in to Mountain Lake a couple weeks ago on the international border, and continued a little farther west to the Watap Lake area. I want to try to continue and see if I can get to the west end...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-05-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3,612
Views: 191,009
Posted By MikeS
There was talk about Delta Diner for Sunday....

There was talk about Delta Diner for Sunday. Jesse? I have a scooter rider from the west coast who is visiting family here in Grand Marais. He rode it here, so he is the real thing: "scooter trash"....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,717
Posted By MikeS
I've tried to sell a well farkled R1150RT with...

I've tried to sell a well farkled R1150RT with 160,000 miles on it, and no takers at $2800. For less than that I'm riding it, although I only put 4k on it this summer. I have sold two other high...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4,644
Views: 1,140,996
Posted By MikeS
Hola Juan! Are you still playing with...

Hola Juan!

Are you still playing with DuoLingo?

That Spanishdict.com site is pretty good. I have continued to concentrate on a copy of the Pimsleur tapes that were given to me. I now look at...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 750,168
Posted By MikeS
Here's the governing issue with 65 Ft.Lb. that...

Here's the governing issue with 65 Ft.Lb. that you should be concerned about; You get a flat 2 hours out in the sticks, no cell coverage or friends with you, and you need to change out a tube. Of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 750,168
Posted By MikeS
I have a 650cc moto with no cotter pin on the...

I have a 650cc moto with no cotter pin on the rear axle, so you should be fine, so long as you keep the axle nut tight. On the other side of the decision, there is no problem loosening the nut to get...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 750,168
Posted By MikeS
I'd run 28 & 32 for street

I'd run 28 & 32 for street
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3,612
Views: 191,009
Posted By MikeS
10AM Sunday in Grand Marais - Java Moose? I plan...

10AM Sunday in Grand Marais - Java Moose? I plan to check out some more of those trails south of the GFT near Gunflint Lake, either before or after.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3,612
Views: 191,009
Posted By MikeS
Pie

Nose to the ground: Pie & Ice Cream social - Sunday at 11:00 AM. I hear wild blueberry may be available for early arrivals. $5 suggested donation.

http://www.chikwauk.com/event.php?id=7
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 144,601
Posted By MikeS
What you say is true, although I've also had...

What you say is true, although I've also had strange electrical issues simply go away. I like that scenario the best.

Sometimes it is impossible to find the culprit (aka, not worth the time). It...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,612
Views: 191,009
Posted By MikeS
A person I talked to at Whitefish Lake told me...

A person I talked to at Whitefish Lake told me the palisades on Arrow Lake are nice. I didn't make it there. Whitefish Lake, near Silver Mountain, has some nice palisades. I agree, that whole area...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3,612
Views: 191,009
Posted By MikeS
Nice day for a Sunday ride. Pigeon River: ...

Nice day for a Sunday ride. Pigeon River:
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa208/LDHack/IMG_1869.jpg

Scenery along the way on the Arrow River Road:...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7,957
Views: 2,155,119
Posted By MikeS
Where in Ontario? I've been exploring the roads...

Where in Ontario? I've been exploring the roads located north of the Pigeon River & the border lakes in northwest Ontario. If you come through Grand Marais, give me a heads up.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-23-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3,612
Views: 191,009
Posted By MikeS
How about this: "What to do when you ditch your...

How about this:
"What to do when you ditch your bike and you want it back?" or in plain English, How to retrieve your moto after you launched it down a ravine.
...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-23-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3,612
Views: 191,009
Posted By MikeS
Remote Idaho dirt ride

I woke up way early and discovered this. I spent the last hour on this site:

http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/index.html

http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/TID_Route_Description.htm

Can't go this...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-22-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3,612
Views: 191,009
Posted By MikeS
Some of us do this internet thing the old fashion...

Some of us do this internet thing the old fashion way, by computer. We don't have those smartie fancy fones.

How about tomorrow? I rode to the north side of the Fowl Lakes on the Ontario side...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,198
Posted By MikeS
Can anyone confirm: Is this the GL Coyote, or the...

Can anyone confirm: Is this the GL Coyote, or the Great Basin?
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7,957
Views: 2,155,119
Posted By MikeS
Get some ear plugs! The soft green ones are my...

Get some ear plugs! The soft green ones are my preference. You can find ear plugs at auto parts stores, larger lumber suppliers, and even the box stores like walmart.
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 144,601
Posted By MikeS
Stay safe! Good move to ride at night. Since...

Stay safe! Good move to ride at night. Since coffee is off your list of beverages, and since you say you did take some naps; getting those micro-sleeps while moving on a moto is dangerous and is an...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 750,168
Posted By MikeS
I bought sprockets at Ronayres.com Since yoú're...

I bought sprockets at Ronayres.com Since yoú're new to chains (like I was a while back) my suggestion is while buying a chain that you get both the circlip master link, an extra one, plus a rivit...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7,957
Views: 2,155,119
Posted By MikeS
I have the NX250 or NX4 on my list of motos to...

I have the NX250 or NX4 on my list of motos to buy when I'm in South America. I think they are solid and reliable motorcycles and you should do well with either one. Understand, I have not owned a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7,957
Views: 2,155,119
Posted By MikeS
Many good, small motos out there. Take a look at...

Many good, small motos out there. Take a look at the Honda CGL125; very reliable, very popular moto world wide. You may find one in Greece used for a good price so you can start your trip.

There...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-03-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3,612
Views: 191,009
Posted By MikeS
Plan for two of us from Grand Marais. One will...

Plan for two of us from Grand Marais. One will bring his "new to him KTM, plus an orange tow rope" for some tech analysis.

Three of us did some riding today in the Greenwood area plus east to the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-31-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3,612
Views: 191,009
Posted By MikeS
I have on my docket to get to the Gunflint Cross...

I have on my docket to get to the Gunflint Cross to see it. I haven't made it there yet. I'm looking for any takers, Saturday being a good weather forecast. I also need to get away from Fishermans...
Forum: Canada 07-31-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10,279
Views: 653,459
Posted By MikeS
I have on my docket to get to the Gunflint Cross...

I have on my docket to get to the Gunflint Cross to see it. Saturday could be a good day to do this for me. I'm coming up from the States, so meeting at the Silver Mountain Station Restaurant on 588...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 750,168
Posted By MikeS
Ya, been out riding. This one came up for...

Ya, been out riding.

This one came up for sale in my local community. It has only 800 km on it, so I became the third owner. It got muddy today, and tipped over while attempting to cross a wet...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3,612
Views: 191,009
Posted By MikeS
Was for sale in Grand Marais. 800 km on the...

Was for sale in Grand Marais. 800 km on the clock. I'm the 3rd owner.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa208/LDHack/Motorcycling/IMG_1830.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7,957
Views: 2,155,119
Posted By MikeS
For the minimalist tourist staying off the beaten...

For the minimalist tourist staying off the beaten path, this is a resource for local and odd things to see: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-15-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 134,499
Posted By MikeS
You're one very tough old fart! Riding across the...

You're one very tough old fart! Riding across the Mark Lake Road, in more than normal muddy conditions, with a tib fracture. I have no question you'll be riding dual sport bikes at 82 years.

You...
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