New In Michigan

wrant

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Hello from Michigan. Strangely, no one seems to ride adventure touring bikes here. They tend to be difficult to come by. I headed all the way to West Virginia in February to pick up a lightly used bike. I look forward to riding here and all over. Looking forward to exploring more dirt roads and two tracks than I have on my Cross Country Tour. Waiting on my T Rex Racing skid plate and crash bars. Drop by if you are exploring the mitten state. I have some good roads to ride and areas to explore.
 

Sierra1

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Welcome from Texas. I don't see a lot of adventure bikes down here either. . . . or hardly any bikes for that matter. I've only seen about a half dozen bikes total since our last freeze. And, we've been in the 60s and 70s.
 

Cycledude

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Welcome from Wisconsin !
what Part of Michigan do you live in ?
Tenere’s are pretty rare almost everywhere, I rode about 100 miles today on the Goldwing, saw about 10 other motorcycles but no adventure bikes, got up to 50 degrees here today.
 

Tenman

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Natchez Ms USA
Welcome There's a ton of bikes in garages that never get ridden here. M only neighbor that rode his Harley was a city cop. He quit riding and started flying. Got killed flying from Ms. to Michigan to do some charity work in his little plane last year. Investigation said he ran out of gas.
 

magic

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Welcome to the forum. I see a few ADV bikes around here mostly BMW GSs and KTMs. I get up to the UP quite often, but I usually trailer my DR650 or my XR650R.
 

wrant

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Welcome from Wisconsin !
what Part of Michigan do you live in ?
Tenere’s are pretty rare almost everywhere, I rode about 100 miles today on the Goldwing, saw about 10 other motorcycles but no adventure bikes, got up to 50 degrees here today.
I'm in the norther lower peninsula. I do get over to WI from time to time on my other bike. For some reason Michigan is not popular for adventure bikes even though that are trails and forests all over. Good to see another rider in the Midwest.
 

wrant

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Welcome to the forum. I see a few ADV bikes around here mostly BMW GSs and KTMs. I get up to the UP quite often, but I usually trailer my DR650 or my XR650R.
Maybe we'll bump into each other. I get up to the UP quite often. I want to spend more time in the western UP.
 

Eville Rich

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Greetings from WI. I went up to the UP last summer, around Pictures Rocks. Tons of great riding. I wish the UP was closer. One of my favorite areas.

Welcome!

Eville Rich
2016 S10
 

Kirkuchiyo

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Hey Wrant, where in Northern MI? I'm in Traverse City and my S10 is only the second one I've ever seen. The first was in a dealership four years ago. I see lots of GS's here and the occasional VStrom.
 

wrant

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Hey Wrant, where in Northern MI? I'm in Traverse City and my S10 is only the second one I've ever seen. The first was in a dealership four years ago. I see lots of GS's here and the occasional VStrom.
I'm just a little south of you Kirkuchiyo. I'm down around Lake City. I had my eye on a Super Tenere ES at Classic a while back. It was two year old stock and they really didn't want to deal on it.
 
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