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View Results: Have you ridden Pachaug Trail before?
Yes 146 25.04%
No 151 25.90%
I have not but I want to! 291 49.91%
I am scared to ride it.... 10 1.72%
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:56 PM   #376
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She is Ready

Finally installed all the shit I had to replace from my last Pachaug Ride in December:
Trailtech X2 Headlight - only $79!! makes the 2005 look like an 2006 1/2 :)
Sicass switch (horn, signal, high/low beam)
New Sprockets (14/52 and chain)
New Plastics (Front Fender, L & R Radiator Shrouds)


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Old 03-31-2009, 07:11 PM   #377
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Hey Turner, Your bikes lookin good again. I remember there were some bits to your bike from that ride at one of the stops but they are gone now. BTW the river has dried up leading to the hero section but it doesn't mean it got any friendlier. I'll need to dump a few hungie into my bike after Fridays ride. It's been holding tight so far so a little steel puddy til the parts get here and I do the work We're gonna head out next weekend. Probly not Pachaug though. Couple different rides we could do. I'll shoot ya a PM. Ride on........
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:23 AM   #378
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wow... looks like pachaug claimed another. bike looks good . I got away with just a broken master link...... although it did waste the whole chain ...... should have my new chain by the end of the week.. hope to see you guys out there soon.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:57 PM   #379
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KTm was fine...compression good, valves good, no water in the oils, just a small amount of silt in the carb. Gave it a good cleaning and she was good to go (thanksfully!)
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:19 PM   #380
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Turns out the DR shifting was being held up by a part which costs less then $5. The battery cables are back on, never to fall off again
We'll see how soon the transmission parts can get here so I can get her together to take for a test ride.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:02 AM   #381
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So is Pachaug a good place to ride a KLR650 for a very inexperience DP rider? Are there just some dirt roads you can ride on?
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:01 AM   #382
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So is Pachaug a good place to ride a KLR650 for a very inexperience DP rider? Are there just some dirt roads you can ride on?
It could be as long as you dont ride with a group that pushes you faster than your abilites. Im am not sure what year KLR you have..... but if you treat it like a show bike it is probably not the place for it as you are almost guranteed to go down at least once. Just look through the pictures on this thread. .
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:51 AM   #383
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So is Pachaug a good place to ride a KLR650 for a very inexperience DP rider? Are there just some dirt roads you can ride on?
Very inexperienced on a KLR650 may get you stuck in many rocky spots. There are a significant amount of miles you could log on the dirt roads that are part of the loop. Go to the beginning of the thread and look at the GPS files and the dirt road names on the roll chart to see what roads are dirt. My guess is 20-40 miles of nice dirt DS riding. Cool place to get lost if you have a GPS and don't drive up to "Homer's" 30 blood thirsty guard dogs
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:49 PM   #384
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I rode a good portion of the loop on my KLR 650, the weekend I brought it home. It's doable, but if I were to take that bike out there again I think I would pick and choose which parts to ride. What gearing do you have on it? Tires? Have you done the T-mod so you can go through deep water? Another thing to think of is can you pick up that bike when you drop it from shear exhaustion 40 miles into a 60 mile ride??
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:51 PM   #385
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First time I rode there I met Homer and his dogs. In ten years maybe their will be a movie about him, his dogs and all the DS riders he's buried in his basement?


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Very inexperienced on a KLR650 may get you stuck in many rocky spots. There are a significant amount of miles you could log on the dirt roads that are part of the loop. Go to the beginning of the thread and look at the GPS files and the dirt road names on the roll chart to see what roads are dirt. My guess is 20-40 miles of nice dirt DS riding. Cool place to get lost if you have a GPS and don't drive up to "Homer's" 30 blood thirsty guard dogs
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:36 AM   #386
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I rode a good portion of the loop on my KLR 650, the weekend I brought it home. It's doable, but if I were to take that bike out there again I think I would pick and choose which parts to ride. What gearing do you have on it? Tires? Have you done the T-mod so you can go through deep water? Another thing to think of is can you pick up that bike when you drop it from shear exhaustion 40 miles into a 60 mile ride??
01 KLR. stock gearing Kenda dual sports, 250's? T mod done.
I'm thinking of down sizing to a 250 or 350. I had a 80 XT250 back in 80 that I used ride all over, seem a good size for the woods. But I was a lot younger then ,though mentally I am still 24. :)
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:01 PM   #387
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Anybody up for some dirt/trails this coming Sunday?It suppose to be a great weather...
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:33 PM   #388
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Anybody up for some dirt/trails this coming Sunday?It suppose to be a great weather...
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Claudio,

Sunday is my best day to ride. PM me for a Sunday ride any date after Easter.
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:51 AM   #389
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Man looks like you guys did have a real " adventure ride" Don't you just hate sucking water into your engine. Makes you wonder if the thrill of a 30 sec nasty water crossing is worth the risk to the bike.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:22 PM   #390
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Man looks like you guys did have a real " adventure ride" Don't you just hate sucking water into your engine. Makes you wonder if the thrill of a 30 sec nasty water crossing is worth the risk to the bike.
always worth the risk
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