Maximus83

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  1. What days next weekend are you thinking? I'm off Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.
  2. Watching your video was like living my first trip to the little o all over again. Your commentary was exactly what I was saying to myself as I started the loop; "damn this is longer than I thought. The sand is sketchy and going to wear me out. Etc.." On my second trip up there it was so much better riding with someone vs alone. Alone I was cautious and slow, which is why the sand sucked. Once I started riding faster, the sand became fun. If you continue on to the Big O, the trail isn't as wide. Did you finish the little O that day?
  3. Our riding this week: On the 27th we'll be riding the North Missaukee ATV trail which is much more forgiving than a Single track motorcycle trail. The terrain is a mix of dirt & sand, I would say probably 35% dirt & 65% sand with some really nice hills & berms. We would be leaving from my house in Manton riding 10 miles on a mix of roads to the beginning of the ATV trail (West end) then from there it's about a 35 mile trip out towards Moorestown then 35 back. I usually take a break about every 10 miles & wait multiple times during each 10 miles to make sure everyone has caught up. I don't mind waiting for people I just want everyone to have a great time and be safe (go at your own speed). We would stop 1/2 way & take a lunch break. You don't need plates for this trip but do need the ORV & trail pass though & we can pick those up on the way to the trailhead. The whole trip from my house is about 95 miles and there is gas at the beginning & at the 1/2 way point or where we turn around to come back. Plan is to leave around 1 or 2pm & probably be getting back around dusk depending on break times. On the 28th we will be riding a much longer loop on mostly snowmobile trails / seasonal roads / public roads and all dirt is my goal. I'm still planning this route out so I don't have a total miles yet but my guess would be around 150miles but remember that will be travelling at probably 25 to 50 mph & you will need to be plated for this one. Not sure on the start time yet for this one though I can imagine we will be getting back at dusk so a light would be mandatory. I'm 50 but ride a lot and do trips of these distances on a regular basis. Like I said though I don't mind waiting although would warn you we will be going thru some sandy areas & you would need some skill with that. We don't really have the 29th planned out yet but some options would be, Leetsville ATV, Grand traverse MT, Missaukee Junction ATV or Long lake MT.
  4. Anyone else?
  5. Good question. I'm 34, not in the best of shape, but I've been riding since the fourth grade. So what I lack in talent, I make up with experience. I ride within my ability, make it a point not to go down (my motto), enjoy going fast, but my stamina isn't there. I'm open to anyone joining, if you are a tad slower, we'll always wait up and take plenty of breaks. It's about having fun and going home at the end.
  6. Riding next Wednesday through Friday (27-29) with a fellow member. Tentatively going to ride missaukee north loop Wednesday afternoon, probably do a big ride Thursday (need to be plated) and then possibly Leetsville or Grand Traverse the last day. Anyone interested in joining? Just two of us so far but I'd love someone else to join, even for one of the days.
  7. Myself and Kendzi will be riding next Wednesday through Friday (27-29). Tentatively going to ride missaukee north loop Wednesday afternoon, probably do a big ride Thursday (need to be plated) and then possibly Leetsville or Grand Traverse the last day. Anyone interested in joining? Just two of us so far but I'd love someone else to join, even for one of the days!
  8. My bike is a bit ridiculous but I'm over the top on everything I do. I love my 09 WR450F! Upgraded stator all DC, headlight switch, front and rear brake switches, all necessary street legal equipment, LED headlight bulb (26w lo/40w hi), TypeS Smart LED bar (Bluetooth you can adjust the brightness, color, strobe, etc $99.00 can't beat the price for what this thing can do and it's wicked bright; 4000 lumens @ 36W AND it senses when you're not producing enough voltage and will shut off), lithium lightweight battery, steering stabilizer, larger fuel tank, rekluse clutch, tons and tons of bolt on parts. Scanning craigslist a year and a half ago I found this bike for sale from a credit union with 30 hours on it. The bike was brand new and someone had spent $1000's on every possible option for the WR. Everything. Ported head, revalved suspension, the scotts stabilizer, recluse, etc! $3000 was a steal if you ask me. They didn't know what they had. I added the LEDS and the last few extra necessary things to make it street legal. Registered it in South Dakota and have been ripping it ever since. I've been in everything from single track to deep sand and everything in between and this thing is a tractor. Pulls for days. The suspension has been tuned so it's perfect for my riding ability. I see guys on the trails look at my bike like WTF??? But I think it's pretty damn cool and can do what your bike can do and more.
  9. Went with an aftermarket starter. Replacing the starter was probably one of the easiest things I've done on the WR. After putting it all back together it started right up! Lesson learned: Wrong jetting= repetitive stalling and restarting= fried starter. For anyone curious, I'll advise to the lifespan of the cheap aftermarket starters. DG Electrical ($56.00) has a one year warranty on their units.
  10. I just called them snowmobile trails because that's what guys from up there were calling them. I'm talking about the wide, deep, sandy Lincoln Hills trails.
  11. Rode this past weekend. Finished the little o and then on Sunday by way of a suggestion by another group staying at the same motel, we rode Lincoln Hills. I loved the area. Lincoln hills totally changed my view of riding in Michigan. After a day of tighter trails on the little o, got to ride the snowmobile trails as well as some single track. On the snowmobile trails I really got to open up the 450 and rip the berms. The sand was an absolute blast. I CAN NOT wait to go back. Sent from my STV100-2 using ThumperTalk mobile app
  12. I might be able to do the October 8th day. But I would probably be up there Friday night and ride Saturday as well. Let me know your plans for that day! Sent from my STV100-2 using ThumperTalk mobile app
  13. Rode this past weekend. Finished the little o and then on Sunday by way of a suggestion by another group staying at the same motel, we rode Lincoln Hills. I loved the area. Lincoln hills totally changed my view of riding in Michigan. After a day of tighter trails on the little o, got to ride the snowmobile trails as well as some single track. On the snowmobile trails I really got to open up the 450 and rip the berms. The sand was an absolute blast. I CAN NOT wait to go back. Sent from my STV100-2 using ThumperTalk mobile app
  14. Possibly going up to Michigan this weekend. I haven't "sprung" it on my wife yet but I have Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday off and am wanting to go up on Friday and ride Sat/Sun. I was thinking Evart and Little O. Anyone interested or going to be in the area?