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Offline zipster68

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K100 lake michigan loop
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:41:28 PM »
Just looped the top half of lake Michigan on my K100RS.  It ran flawlessly, other than some annoying vibration around 60 mph.  We had an old R60/2 in our group that doesn't like going much over 60mph.  The K likes going >70.  I scored over 50 mpg for multiple tank fillings, even the last 200 miles which was mostly over 80mph.  The K is a beast at 80, no vibration and the slipstream moves way up over the top of my helmet.
Cheers,
Ray
  • Ferndale, Michigan
  • 1986 K100RS, 1977 naked Goldwing, 1975 Yamaha RD350 smoker, 1978 Vespa P200, 1980 Lambretta Jet 200

Offline herseyb

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Re: K100 lake michigan loop
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 01:06:25 PM »
Did you take a ferry across? 
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Offline zipster68

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Re: K100 lake michigan loop
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 01:24:11 PM »
Absolutely, missing Chicago traffic and Gary is no loss. 
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  • 1986 K100RS, 1977 naked Goldwing, 1975 Yamaha RD350 smoker, 1978 Vespa P200, 1980 Lambretta Jet 200

Offline herseyb

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Re: K100 lake michigan loop
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 06:06:00 PM »
Nice! the badger or the high speed ferry?

I took my t-dub across on the high speed ferry last summer and bombed around the manistee national forest for a weekend.  It was awesome.

Never taken a moto on the badger so far.
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Offline mw074

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Re: K100 lake michigan loop
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 08:26:13 AM »
 I've taken the Badger quite a few times. Slow relaxing trip with a good view and decent cocktails. Arrives in Manitowoc around midnight which makes it tough to continue on due to the deer population.
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Offline zipster68

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Re: K100 lake michigan loop
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 09:19:39 AM »
We took the Badger because the less expensive high speed ferry out of Muskegon was booked.  Man, 119 (Tunnel of Trees) south from Cross Village is a fun road when it's empty.  Don't go near it in the fall as it's bumper to bumper.  At 8 am on a Sunday morning we were flying through the curves with no traffic, and although it's no Dragon's Tail, it's a load of fun. 
  • Ferndale, Michigan
  • 1986 K100RS, 1977 naked Goldwing, 1975 Yamaha RD350 smoker, 1978 Vespa P200, 1980 Lambretta Jet 200

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