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Old 03-27-2013, 06:48 PM   #10741
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Sounds good...suspension re-check with the kit on there is a good idea....do they have good whoop section.....Nick sounds like the DR will be the uniform of the day.

Might be down for LCRP on Sat or Friday....it's all good just need seat time.
Hmmmm. No whoop section. There's enough there to test suspension though.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:03 PM   #10742
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Sounds good...suspension re-check with the kit on there is a good idea....do they have good whoop section.....Nick sounds like the DR will be the uniform of the day.

Might be down for LCRP on Sat or Friday....it's all good just need seat time.
Johnson357, if it's whoops you want, you should consider Badlands in Attica, IN. they've got 3 or 4 sections over 100 yards long each. Most riders there could show you where to find them if you don't know the place. Plus it would be sand, though I don't know if it's similar to the M1K sand you'll be in or not. It's soft sugar type sand at Badlands, probably finer and harder at the M1K? The other advantage to the place is that it handles the rain / wet / melt very well. it's always rideable there. But I don't want to pull you away from riding with the south boys, just throwing out the thought for you to chew on.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:05 PM   #10743
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Good for you Don. Let us know how that turns out. If anyone ever wants a good DVD series to check out for offroad riding the best that we have found is the Shane Watts Dirtwise set.
I second that, big time. I have done the Shane Watts Dirtwise riding school. It was excellent. Best if you're already a moderate dirt rider before going, but a newbie would benefit also. I think it was $300 for 2 days. I still refer back to it regularly and his teaching style is top notch, very logical approach. And watching him demo the skills to perfection....amazing and worth half the price of admission right there!
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:18 PM   #10744
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I second that, big time. I have done the Shane Watts Dirtwise riding school. It was excellent. Best if you're already a moderate dirt rider before going, but a newbie would benefit also. I think it was $300 for 2 days. I still refer back to it regularly and his teaching style is top notch, very logical approach. And watching him demo the skills to perfection....amazing and worth half the price of admission right there!
Oh yeah forgot about that had a buddy do the Shane Watts school and loved it....thanks for the Badlands idea, I'll try that one day too.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:38 PM   #10745
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There is much better riding in Northern Michigan but the Lake Huron side of state is very nice with much less traffic, nice beaches, small towns, gravel roads for miles. We have a cottage we rent in vendors section, its 75 acres, some main wide trails and some singletrack. We had a dozer in the fall and I am setting up a trail along a creek then eventually in the creek also. Its a good stop if passing through especially when all the state parks are jammed packed and pricey.
We got some BMW riders in from Toronto, it could be planned into a loop around lake ride and on the way to UP. We are about 1 1/4 hr from Detroit and 25 miles North of Port Huron. thanks, Doug
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:00 AM   #10746
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Doug,

It there room to park my trailer? Might have to bring the Husky up there and play a bit...

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:39 AM   #10747
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Doug,

It there room to park my trailer? Might have to bring the Husky up there and play a bit...

Jeff

Plenty of room.
What is nice is the main trail is a good one where you can drive a 2wd drive truck or car through and pick out a spot to camp.
2 nice harbors on Lake Huron are closeby, Port Sanilac 5 miles North and Lexington, MI 5 miles south. Good variety of riding, woods, gravel roads, singletrack. You can walk across street and walk on the beach , party store/bar, one mile away. Its nowhere near the riding of Northern Michigan but still a nice place for a weekend trip. I am heading there in AM for Easter weekend, bringing my KTM 250 sx, I ride miles on back roads, mx bike only, no lights or plates, no issues if you stay out of town or on gravel.
A plated bike even better as gravel roads everywhere, you can ride to many scenic spots on gravel and ride into town for gas or lunch, so stay around camp or take a day trip, many options.
The Husky would be ideal.
see this link FMI;
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=564295

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Old 03-28-2013, 12:41 PM   #10748
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Thanks Doug... I'm going to look for some available dates... Maybe it will work out when you are up there and you can show me around...
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:34 PM   #10749
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Paul I'm leaving the south side heading toward Café 58 because I'm not sure I remember exactly how to get to Moto Supreme but if it's real muddy there probably won't ride it much.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:25 PM   #10750
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It dries up surprisingly quick. Some good gravel right there close too.
Nick Aragua is going to txt me.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:36 PM   #10751
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:13 PM   #10752
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It dries up surprisingly quick. Some good gravel right there close too.
Nick Aragua is going to txt me.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:17 PM   #10753
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So I put on a front tire and was lubing the chain and found the counter shaft seal was leaking. DRZ finally skipped a beat on me. Looks like it just started too. Luckily I had a seal kit on hand. Good to go.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:49 PM   #10754
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So I put on a front tire and was lubing the chain and found the counter shaft seal was leaking. DRZ finally skipped a beat on me. Looks like it just started too. Luckily I had a seal kit on hand. Good to go.
around 40,000 miles is when mine did that too... happens, no worries. if this weather ever breaks... the klr will crack 50,000 in the not so distant future!
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:28 PM   #10755
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around 40,000 miles is when mine did that too... happens, no worries. if this weather ever breaks... the klr will crack 50,000 in the not so distant future!
Blah blah blah I have a KLR. It'll outlast cockroaches. Blah blah blah. lol
Kidding Tim. That is pretty impressive for a motorcycle. You bought it brand spankin new too didn't you?
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