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Old 06-17-2013, 10:00 AM   #4531
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Hey Chris, were you on the Merritt Saturday near Fairfield?
Nope

I was at a robotics team event from 3-11, before that I spent time with my dog @ home.

See my car buzzing around?
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:04 AM   #4532
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Virtually everyone needed some kind of assistance.

Go2cNavy ........... He was disappointed with his tire choice.

- too busy assisting team mates getting bikes unstuck.
So that TeraFlex was money well spent?!!

Other riders would look at your tire choice, and you'd be like.....

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Old 06-17-2013, 11:46 AM   #4533
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So that TeraFlex was money well spent?!!

Other riders would look at your tire choice, and you'd be like.....
Yes. I didn't pick my bike up once. The tire does best after you wear it out about half way.once you get a wide contact patch, its unstoppable. It wound not load up with mud at all. A lighter bike would have been a better choice for the ride though.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:21 PM   #4534
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How's DualSpork Captain Al doing?.....is his head light half full of water yet?






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Old 06-17-2013, 03:32 PM   #4535
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Nope

I was at a robotics team event from 3-11, before that I spent time with my dog @ home.

See my car buzzing around?
No, A yellow Dr 250 with a dude wearing off road gear. On the Merritt .
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:31 PM   #4536
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Big Bike Ride Adirondacks

This Thursday 6/20

Slab up mostly to the Adirondacks cut over to Old Forge then Tupper Lake

Friday zoom around etc and the T road plus

Pre riding most / all my August Ride

Contains about 50+ miles of dirt roads (not trails)

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Old 06-17-2013, 07:02 PM   #4537
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Here are a few good ones...

Go2cNavy coming out of another slop hole. He was disappointed with his tire choice [KENDA BIG BLOCK]. Notice he's going forward and sideways at the same time.

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Yes. I didn't pick my bike up once. The tire [TERAFLEX] does best after you wear it out about half way.once you get a wide contact patch, its unstoppable. It wound not load up with mud at all. A lighter bike would have been a better choice for the ride though.
I had run the Kendas at Pachaug with no issues. They work well in that kind of terrain and wear great on the road with the right psi (32/32)

ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE IN THE MUD. Work okay in the sand.

Below are some pics for comparison. Rob's Terraflex Rear and MT 16 Front vs. Kenda Big Block Front and Rear. Same bike, 990 Adventure, Both loaded with about the same weight. Same line, same mud, VASTLY different results. The Kenda DOES NOT CLEAR MUD...NOT AT ALL. The rear cleared only if I had it spinning at a high rate of speed, but the front would not clear at all which means that I could not steer. Any bit of lean and the whole bike would wash out from underneath me. I fought this bike all day (crashed about 30 times). I often found myself going completely sideways as the front went wherever it wanted to.

Terraflex/MT 16



Kenda BB

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Old 06-17-2013, 10:16 PM   #4538
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is his head light half full of water yet?

I came real close to being headlight deep in a "puddle" on the first day of the Roaming Rally when I slid out in a deep but somewhat average water crossing.. Fumbling for the kill switch or key while you are 3/4 submerged in chocolate milk water and horizontal is awkward at best..


hopefully I have video of that incident as well as others..
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:20 AM   #4539
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@go2cnavy - that is impressive the comparison! Sorry to hear you had such bad luck with the bb's. I guess now the rest of us know what tire setup to equip 990s with when gearing up for mud
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:54 PM   #4540
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I've been following the Roaming Rally pics on that thread. That looks like the event I rode in '72. It was an enduro. Not fun and the reason I went motocrossing for the following 8 years. Are you guys going back to Roaming Rally?
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:44 PM   #4541
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Found this in another thread and had to share...

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Old 07-05-2013, 03:25 PM   #4542
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Anyone see these yet.2wd diesel dual sporthttp://www.autoevolution.com/news/the-first-diesel-2wd-motorcycle-from-eva-4732.html
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:28 PM   #4543
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http://www.autoevolution.com/news/th...-eva-4732.html

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Old 07-05-2013, 04:03 PM   #4544
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Thanks for fixing my post. Just read they dropped the 2wd.too bad.bike gets almost 100mpg
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:07 PM   #4545
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Not bad. 50hp turbo diesel that runs on veggie oil, or whatever and gets 100mpg ! Nice dualsport.
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