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Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 248,503
Posted By XSNRG
Lube is your friend.

Do not be afraid to use some fancy tire lube or soapy water getting the old tire off, also.

The levers work to spoon off the tire or one side of the tire... if you get in a pinch and need a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-19-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,587
Posted By XSNRG
Laugh Spring Thaw (shortlived)

Agreed. Do not take the studded tires off yet!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-25-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12,330
Views: 1,593,129
Posted By XSNRG
Thumb Get a Great KTM 300 in Denver!

I know the owner of this 300. It is well taken care of and all the accessories you can imagine needing or wanting on any trail ride.

Tell him you saw this on ADVrider.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-31-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,587
Posted By XSNRG
Not exactly a Yooper....

Though not a Yooper, I am just across the pond in Traverse City. I look forward to visiting this year!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-23-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12,330
Views: 1,593,129
Posted By XSNRG
Great Cycle - Correction MXC

This is my old scoot! Has to be. Too many similarities. It is listed as an "EXC", but that is definitely an MXC if it was mine (and Jim Rowley's) before me.

+1
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-14-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12,330
Views: 1,593,129
Posted By XSNRG
Thumb 2006 BMW R1200GS - Alpine White

This GS can be delivered by Christmas. :deal

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/mcy/1502686307.html
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,892
Posted By XSNRG
Rest Stop along 285

I, too, have visited the "Christmas 1806" rest stop. Slept one of the picnic tables there in the Iron Butt hotel / Aerostich for about 3 hours one starry night back when I had the VFR800. It was the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-26-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12,330
Views: 1,593,129
Posted By XSNRG
Cool2 2003 KTM 300 EXC - for reference

Guys, for reference, I purchased a 2003, one-owner, titled/tagged, 300 EXC in Michigan... for just under $3000 about two months ago. Stating that it was in Michigan should only indicate that it is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-12-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 16,889
Posted By XSNRG
Thumb Good Catch

Good Correction. The Pirelli MT21 was better for Colorado than Michigan; one of the reasons I went with the TrackMaster front and rear for my trip. However, I found that matching treads is not always...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 16,889
Posted By XSNRG
DOT tire options

Not sure if this helps anybody at this point :evil, but if you need cheap... I mean inexpensive, DOT tires, then Kenda Trackmaster on the rear and Pirelli MT21 on the front is the ticket. Most of the...
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,328
Posted By XSNRG
Kiss?

How about a movers dolly for each bike?
Harbor Freight LINK (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=93614)

You may need to use some good plywood and maybe 2x4 runners...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-01-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By XSNRG
Lowered Expectations

I have read or heard that the idea behind having one basecamp was to make it easier on expenses (fuel) for participants. This way they do no thave to worry about where they start and stop every...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By XSNRG
Hwy 119 - Cross Village to Bayview (Harbor Springs)

Highway 119 is a definite destination in my book. If you and your spouse like to lean the Wing, then do not miss this road.

You can Google...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 16,889
Posted By XSNRG
Thumb Back in Michigan

Guys, I have been riding, or was it hiding, out in Colorado for the past 6 years. Now that I am back in Michigan I am searching for events and gatherings and riding gurus to latch onto. Great to see...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By XSNRG
Thumb CCC SDM information

jetdoctor, are you a member of the CCC currently?

Members do have more access on the website (http://cycleconservationclub.org/), but you should be able to talk to somebody directly with the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By XSNRG
Elk Rapids / Traverse City

I recently moved back from six years in Colorado....

Now residing in Elk Rapids. Not central Michigan, but I get through there often because of family in DeWitt and St. Clair. Not much riding...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-05-2007, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By XSNRG
No worries!

No problem, I had a great Thursday afternoon ride with my brother-in-law who lives in Grawn. Wish I could have talked him into taking a few days off. The weather was great up until Friday evening.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2007, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By XSNRG
Starbuck's or Bust

I have to admit to stopping at Starbucks in Downieville with Wayneski, also. We launched from Empire and rode up around and above the Starbuck's that day. Maybe there was more to this route than I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-22-2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By XSNRG
Thumb St. Clair currently - Traverse City by Wednesday night

Okay, so I am here and looking forward to the rain stopping and some mild/cool Autumn riding in northern (Lower) Michigan.

Who is available to ride within an hour of Traverse City on Thursday...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-10-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By XSNRG
Lofted

So what you are telling me is: Keep the front wheel in the air and let the rear do the work... :wink:

Looking forward to the trip!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 10-09-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,690
Posted By XSNRG
Question Michigan LP: any tracks available?

October 21 through 28, 2007:
I am planning a trip to Michigan (LINK to separate post (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5459106#post5459106)) and looking for some help regarding GPS. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By XSNRG
Wicked Citrus Blast...

No worries! My hand-guards are ORANGE. :lol3
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By XSNRG
Excellent information -- keep it coming!

Anything over the border in Canada? Maybe I should pack my passport, eh?

No worries, compliant in all categories: legal, moral, and ethical.

Good point. I am trying to figure out how I can...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2007, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By XSNRG
Question Michigan Ride Planning

I seek your venerable experience to assist in my riding enjoyment.

I am planning on a family road trip departing Denver on October 19th. Our first stop (other than fuel) is to arrive in St. Clair,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-08-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,770
Posted By XSNRG
Quest durability

I have been thoroughly pleased with the performance of the Quest. I have one of the first editions and it has over 25,000 miles on it. About 22,000 on the BMW including over 50 Colorado passes, the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 01-26-2007, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,454
Posted By XSNRG
Thumb Clarification

Stomp, I wanted to clarify one topic of your post. The Quest numbers you used are actually MB rather than KB.

I would also offer that I have ridden from Denver to St. Johns, NL, without needing...
Forum: Racing 01-26-2007, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By XSNRG
Laugh Nice

Well played (http://www.apple.com/getamac/)
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 01-24-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,387
Posted By XSNRG
Awesome Compilation

Great work guys.

Now let's go ride (in a few months)!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-24-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,590
Posted By XSNRG
Thumb Sticky Recommendation

I am going to Second this motion.

Excellent work.

Where was this two Summers ago when I was out riding (past) all of these extra passes!?
Forum: Racing 01-24-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By XSNRG
Well played; good thing you are not a betting...

Well played; good thing you are not a betting man.
:evil
Forum: Racing 01-24-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By XSNRG
Any addiction is expensive. Get out and...

Any addiction is expensive.

Get out and witness a race or offer to help in the pits. Best in the Desert is easy to get involved with... and there are smaller organizations if you simply want to...
Forum: Racing 01-24-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,368
Posted By XSNRG
Do a search for Desert Racing and see what pops...

Do a search for Desert Racing and see what pops up.

Of course SCORE and DAKAR have already been covered.

For example, I visited a BEST in the DESERT (http://www.bitd.com/) event and helped in...
Forum: Racing 01-24-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,147
Posted By XSNRG
Thumb Awesome. Simply -- Amazing

Awesome.

Simply -- Amazing
Forum: Canada 01-24-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 271,695
Posted By XSNRG
Thumb Congratulations

First of all, Congratulations on an exceptional accomplishment.

I have effectively made the Trans-Cananda ride as well, but not in true Ironman fashion such as you. :bow

Two years ago, our...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2006, 09:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,231
Posted By XSNRG
Laugh And worse fuel economy. Then...

And worse fuel economy.



Then again, what is the smiles per mile factor really worth?


Enjoy the Hondabago!
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2006, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By XSNRG
K1200RS/GT motor needed

I have a colleague that needs a motor for his K1200RS.

If anybody here has a line on one, please advise.

Note: Already tracking beemerboneyard.com.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2006, 09:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,904
Posted By XSNRG
Some ideas...

CHROMEKID01:
Here is some advice from a former salesman at BMW of Denver.

1) Contact BMW Atlanta, on this list.
(I am surprised he has not replied to this thread already.)

2) Talk to any...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,241
Posted By XSNRG
Wicked Excellent ride and report! :clap What are...

Excellent ride and report!
:clap
What are you going to do next?
:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 21,534
Posted By XSNRG
WHAT? Changing the final drive fluid on your...

WHAT? Changing the final drive fluid on your R1200GS?

That is supposed to be lifetime... no maintenance unless you have some other reason to open her up.

I have 37,000+ miles on my GS and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-11-2006, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,681
Posted By XSNRG
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