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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-11-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 68,858
Posted By cyclebabble
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction,...

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, appreciated.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-11-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 68,858
Posted By cyclebabble
I don't understand why ATVs are allowed but not 2...

I don't understand why ATVs are allowed but not 2 wheel vehicles? What's the rationale behind this? Who enforces and makes these rules?
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,394
Posted By cyclebabble
I am fairly new to DS riding myself, got about 4...

I am fairly new to DS riding myself, got about 4 months on the DRZ so far. There is plenty of sand around here, and I knew I had to learn to ride it if I was going to have any chance of enjoying...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-07-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,469
Posted By cyclebabble
As always enjoying your ride report! Today I...

As always enjoying your ride report! Today I took a little scouting trip on the 990, did the section from St Ignace to Paradise, though I skipped the culverts. Got a little sketchy in the sand but...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6,315
Views: 2,489,787
Posted By cyclebabble
I think your set up is sweet! Never knew there...

I think your set up is sweet! Never knew there was a rule book for ones enjoyment of riding a motorcycle and camping.
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By cyclebabble
I just installed one on my DRZ400. I used the...

I just installed one on my DRZ400. I used the single red wire to go to my coil for the Tach. The red and black pair I used for power. I remember reading in the instructions that it said there was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-27-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,469
Posted By cyclebabble
Looking forward to this! :D

Looking forward to this! :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 19,045
Posted By cyclebabble
Apparently there are two Black Bear Capitals in...

Apparently there are two Black Bear Capitals in Michigan! :D

Great RR, the UP is my favorite place in the world. Since I couldn't make your dual sport adventure this month, planning a solo one...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By cyclebabble
I went the cheep route and bought this portable...

I went the cheep route and bought this portable bead breaker/stand. That and some tire spoons from Motion Pro and I was good to go.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,169
Posted By cyclebabble
I Agree. I've ordered many things from them. ...

I Agree. I've ordered many things from them. They are always fast with shipping, and quick to answer questions when I email them. Personally I think they are a great company, and will continue to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 22,883
Posted By cyclebabble
Well I'm caught up now too! 3 nights in a row...

Well I'm caught up now too! 3 nights in a row reading this. Great RR, epic trip. Very jealous. Lucky if I can get 10 days off in a row.

Looking forward to more. Thanks for sharing!!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-05-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,020
Views: 759,284
Posted By cyclebabble
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynor...

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/advsunset.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 08-05-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10,595
Views: 2,211,006
Posted By cyclebabble
Took off the Karoo 3, cause I didn't like it and...

Took off the Karoo 3, cause I didn't like it and spooned on some new Mefo Explorers. Went for a ride. Dam this bike is sweet.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/MefoSunset.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,753
Posted By cyclebabble
This +1000. Solo seems like the right way to...

This +1000.

Solo seems like the right way to go in this case.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4,831
Views: 755,380
Posted By cyclebabble
Your sure keeping her clean! Glad your enjoying...

Your sure keeping her clean! Glad your enjoying the GS.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10,595
Views: 2,211,006
Posted By cyclebabble
Karoo 3

Karoo 3
Forum: Orange Crush 07-25-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10,595
Views: 2,211,006
Posted By cyclebabble
The panniers are 11" wide, I don't know the...

The panniers are 11" wide, I don't know the overall width on the bike, I'll measure when I put them back on.

I used the SW Motech rack from Twisted Throttle.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-25-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 29,322
Posted By cyclebabble
Depending on how warm it is I might be able to...

Depending on how warm it is I might be able to make it over, or meet up if you ride to the Pigeon River. I'm on call 24/7 so if it's hot I have to stay close to home, HVAC service.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18,818
Views: 7,603,877
Posted By cyclebabble
A few nights ago. ...

A few nights ago.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/KTMSunsetOne.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/KTMSunsetPSOne.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 07-24-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10,595
Views: 2,211,006
Posted By cyclebabble
Installed the Trax panniers. Took it for a ride....

Installed the Trax panniers. Took it for a ride. :)

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/DSC00053.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/DSC00043.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-22-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,653
Views: 273,618
Posted By cyclebabble
After the stormed rolled through tonight. ...

After the stormed rolled through tonight.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/KTMSunsetPSOne.jpg

A little heavy handed processing on the next one, but I kind of like it.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By cyclebabble
Mefoto Backpacker Travel Tripod. Very well made...

Mefoto Backpacker Travel Tripod. Very well made all metal construction folds down, will fit in my tank bag.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-30-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10,595
Views: 2,211,006
Posted By cyclebabble
Nope, I'm actually a HVAC contractor. Thanks for...

Nope, I'm actually a HVAC contractor. Thanks for the kind words though.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-29-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10,595
Views: 2,211,006
Posted By cyclebabble
Bought it, took it home, mounted GPS, and made a...

Bought it, took it home, mounted GPS, and made a short video reveal.

<object width="853" height="480"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/XoQaBZtemNU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-26-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 191,265
Posted By cyclebabble
Mackinac Bridge ...

Mackinac Bridge


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/WebResizedMackImage.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/BridgeFog.jpg
Forum: Americas 06-26-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,182
Posted By cyclebabble
I don't know, I did it on the FJR a couple of...

I don't know, I did it on the FJR a couple of years ago. As far as 76 when I turned into Colorado. Nebraska wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Actually Eastern Colorado on 76 was the worst...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,265
Posted By cyclebabble
I love mine, very comfortable and indeed...

I love mine, very comfortable and indeed waterproof.

But, one of the straps came off somewhere, I think when I went down in some deep sand. Talked to Brian at Atomic Moto and he said he would...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24,149
Views: 4,124,837
Posted By cyclebabble
Nice, got me one too! Love this bike.

Nice, got me one too! Love this bike.
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,856
Posted By cyclebabble
Glad you found a tire, and a place to then change...

Glad you found a tire, and a place to then change it for you. Excellent pics, looking forward to more.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4,831
Views: 755,380
Posted By cyclebabble
First time changing motorcycle tires, put TKC80s...

First time changing motorcycle tires, put TKC80s on the 1150. Figured I might as well learn sometime. 2 hours of profanity later and it's on, well the front anyway. Saving the rear for tomorrow.
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-08-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,382
Posted By cyclebabble
Yes a hard wired connection with mount. Just...

Yes a hard wired connection with mount. Just installed one on my DRZ, works great so far.
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,176
Posted By cyclebabble
I stopped carrying my DSLR, in favor of a micro...

I stopped carrying my DSLR, in favor of a micro 4/3rds Panasonic GX7. It does okay.

I only have the 20mm 1.8 right now, need a good wide angle lens.

Thinking of getting the Sony RX100 III,...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,304
Posted By cyclebabble
I am fairly new to dual sport riding, when I...

I am fairly new to dual sport riding, when I first took my GS off the pavement I would have a tendency to dog paddle or duck walk the bike through sandy or difficult sections. A few times my my foot...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-07-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,064
Posted By cyclebabble
That would be cool, would love to have a group up...

That would be cool, would love to have a group up here. Hope we can get together sometime this summer.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,151
Posted By cyclebabble
Thank you for all the replies. Most of these...

Thank you for all the replies. Most of these things I already knew, but needed a sounding board. Thanks again.

~Chris
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By cyclebabble
Cannonshot suggested these guys, pretty good...

Cannonshot suggested these guys, pretty good stuff. Wisconsin and Michigan trail maps for your Garmin GPS.

http://www.vvmapping.com/
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-06-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,064
Posted By cyclebabble
Hi all, I'm from the Gaylord area. Noob to...

Hi all,

I'm from the Gaylord area. Noob to dual sporting, but having a blast on my DRZ. Would love to meet riders in the area.

I also have a 1150GS, but since I bought the DRZ the GS has been...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-06-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 942
Posted By cyclebabble
I live in the Gaylord area, Northern Lower...

I live in the Gaylord area, Northern Lower Peninsula. I recently bought a DRZ400S, I had big plans to ride out West, maybe a Back Country Discovery Route. Had is the key word. I've been riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,151
Posted By cyclebabble
GSA or Dual Sport

Just looking for opinions. I know they are two entirely different machines.

I bought a 2003 1150 GSA in February. This is my first "dual sport". Once the weather cooperated I was out exploring...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,653
Views: 273,618
Posted By cyclebabble
Raco Airfield in the Upper Peninsula. ...

Raco Airfield in the Upper Peninsula.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa86/Victorynorth/RacoField.jpg
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