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« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2015, 05:39:09 pm »
Did you cross at walking pace or did you fork over a dollar? :lol:

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« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2015, 05:39:18 pm »
Don't you remember seeing that bridge in Houghton while we were there?  We drove over it a couple times.

They just did/are still doing some major work on it. It's a cool bridge. Walked across that sucker drunk many a time with my housemates.  Houghton (where Michigan Tech and the bar scene is) is on one side and Hancock, where we lived, on the other.

I do remember it well....that's why I mentioned it. I think I have pictures of it somewhere and given it was winter, it seemed especially striking. Though maybe that's partly due to the fact that I was a little blazed.

That was also the same area where I thought you may have been exaggerating about yooper snow banks until I realized we were walking on it.
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« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2015, 05:40:04 pm »
I do remember it well....that's why I mentioned it.

Ahhhh gotcha. I figured, but ya know...internet, hard to tell, etc.

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« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2015, 05:43:07 pm »
Did you cross at walking pace or did you fork over a dollar? :lol:

It's only illegal if you get caught :devil:

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« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2015, 05:57:37 pm »
Ahhhh gotcha. I figured, but ya know...internet, hard to tell, etc.

Houghton is a fun little town with some interesting bars and it definitely had more going on and was bigger than I imagined. I thought Marquette was Houghton sized and everything else smaller but I was indeed wrong. I even enjoyed the beer at the KBC, which doesn't usually happen with me and beer. Besides the bridge, the fake palm trees at the Downtowner were definitely memorable:



That's a nice touch when it's 11 degrees or whatever outside. :lol:

It was a really good time.
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« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2015, 05:59:51 pm »
That deck is awesome in the summer, especially with the outside bar.

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« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2015, 06:00:29 pm »
It's only illegal if you get caught :devil:

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Covered bridges are awesome.

Clay and I did a little side trip after the NY auto show and went looked at covered bridges somewhere in rural CT. Very interesting structures and something we don't really have here in CA. Or maybe we do and I just haven't seen them.
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« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2015, 06:02:51 pm »
That deck is awesome in the summer, especially with the outside bar.

I bet.

Nice view too.
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« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2015, 02:11:11 pm »
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« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2015, 02:51:07 pm »
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« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2015, 08:59:29 pm »
After putting 1,300 miles on it meself, starting to see some wear at the foot control areas from pants and boots and shenanigans! :rockon:




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« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2015, 11:06:00 am »
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Comin' up on mid November and still out there, eh? Very nice. I don't see too much snow and ice either so I"m sure that makes for some good riding.
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« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2015, 11:21:48 am »
Ya it was like friggin 65 that day. And now it's 38 and shitty.

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« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2015, 10:20:37 pm »
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Why don't you make like a tree and get outta here?

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« Reply #44 on: November 08, 2015, 05:11:43 am »
Why don't you make like a tree and get outta here?

That as funny as a screen door on a battleship.
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« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2015, 11:47:15 am »
Ya it was like friggin 65 that day. And now it's 38 and shitty.

Yeah 65 is great for November....seems like it's been colder here than there this fall.

Ya might be riding until December and man, good timing on your purchase.
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« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2015, 12:50:35 pm »
Hah I think December is a stretch.  I might get one or two more rides in. I dunno. I've been treating every ride like it might be the last one. Just in case.

It snowed a bit yesterday morning.  Night's are still getting colder and colder...Tacoma said it was 30F on my way home from the bar last night.
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« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2015, 02:39:53 pm »
The insanity at Glamis starts about Thanksgiving day....



It's kind of like a Mad Maxian drunk driving/no cops loony fest. 

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« Reply #48 on: November 08, 2015, 02:44:53 pm »
The insanity at Glamis starts about Thanksgiving day....



It's kind of like a Mad Maxian drunk driving/no cops loony fest. 

What does this have to do with CRF.  Why are you on my lawn.

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« Reply #49 on: November 08, 2015, 03:08:54 pm »
What does this have to do with CRF.  Why are you on my lawn.

Dirtbike!   :lol:

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« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2015, 03:28:40 pm »
Dirtbike!   :lol:

I see like three dirtbikes in a sea of quads and sand rails.

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« Reply #51 on: November 08, 2015, 03:41:11 pm »
I see like three dirtbikes in a sea of quads and sand rails.

It's like this, the desert enthusiasts typically have a motorhome towing a trailer full of toys, many of them dirtbikes and other stuff out to Glamis or Ocotillo Wells to tear up the sand, get drunk and have fun. I'm not really one of them, but have to say I'm fascinated by the whole expensive as hell spectacle. 

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« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2015, 03:44:16 pm »
I find enduro far more interesting because I live nowhere near a desert. 




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« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2015, 08:41:17 am »
Hah I think December is a stretch.  I might get one or two more rides in. I dunno. I've been treating every ride like it might be the last one. Just in case.


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« Reply #54 on: December 03, 2015, 11:47:44 am »
I'm guessing some Stabil in the gas tank is about all I need to do for winter storage?  Don't think I'm gonna get any more rides in lol. And if I do, it has a pretty full tank. Gonna drop some stabil in, swish it around, and run it for a bit so da stabil can get to working parts as well.

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« Reply #55 on: December 03, 2015, 02:07:31 pm »
That's all I did to my bike. If I had more space, I'd put mine up on stands too so I don't get flat spots on the tires come spring.
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« Reply #56 on: December 03, 2015, 02:22:22 pm »
Some extra pressure in the tires for storage should help prevent that.

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« Reply #57 on: December 03, 2015, 02:42:14 pm »
Stabil'd Dirtbike. Got snowblower out for the first time. Dose of sea foam with a full tank of fresh gas. Started on the 4thish pull. Warmed it up, changed oil, ran it again, changed oil again. Woulda changed it again (it's just a quart) as there was still some black nasty comin out with it, but my drain pan ran out of room (whoops).

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« Reply #58 on: December 03, 2015, 04:01:23 pm »
I'm guessing some Stabil in the gas tank is about all I need to do for winter storage?  Don't think I'm gonna get any more rides in lol. And if I do, it has a pretty full tank. Gonna drop some stabil in, swish it around, and run it for a bit so da stabil can get to working parts as well.

Fuel injected or carb'ed?  IIRC, we always drained the tanks on the dirtbikes before winter storage when I was a kid.  Not sure how easy that is with FI dirtbikes these days.  The carb'ed bikes, which had a fuel petcock, were easy.
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« Reply #59 on: December 03, 2015, 04:10:16 pm »
Fuel injected or carb'ed?  IIRC, we always drained the tanks on the dirtbikes before winter storage when I was a kid.  Not sure how easy that is with FI dirtbikes these days.  The carb'ed bikes, which had a fuel petcock, were easy.

It's carb'd.  I was gonna drain it (like I do most everything else), but I stabil'd and turned the petcock off after running it instead.  I guess I could've also turned the petcock off and run it 'til it died to empty out the carb, but, meh, I ran it for at least 5 minutes after sloshing the Stabil around in the tank, so it should be fine.  A dose of Seafoam in the spring and she'll run like a champ.