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View Results: Have you ridden Pachaug Trail before?
Yes 144 25.31%
No 149 26.19%
I have not but I want to! 281 49.38%
I am scared to ride it.... 10 1.76%
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:28 AM   #7621
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:14 AM   #7622
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Work on the 450 is progressing slowly, but making progress. Last night I did rear wheel bearings, second time this year. Today, I'm trying to press out the shock bearing on the swingarm. What fun. Steering bearings after that. I found out that I need a new subframe too. I must have broke it a long time ago overloading.g that fancy fender bag of mine. Rear fender and everything attached to it is shot now. I'm not complaining, I find the work rewarding. I just wish i still had the money I'm spendi.g on parts.

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Old 12-04-2012, 09:11 AM   #7623
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Work on the 450 is progressing slowly, but making progress. Last night I did rear wheel bearings, second time this year. Today, I'm trying to press out the shock bearing on the swingarm. What fun. Steering bearings after that. I found out that I need a new subframe too. I must have broke it a long time ago overloading.g that fancy fender bag of mine. Rear fender and everything attached to it is shot now. I'm not complaining, I find the work rewarding. I just wish i still had the money I'm spendi.g on parts.

I packed my wheel bearings with waterproof grease last go around. I was surprised at how little grease EE bearings come with.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:45 AM   #7624
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I got the KTM ones. They are sealed on both sides. On a good note, I pressed out the swingarm bearing without issue today at work. That sucker was in tight too. It would budge with the hand arbor press, so I put a few tons on it. Pushing the button was easier too.

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:20 AM   #7625
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The EE's have the seals (covers) on both sides too. You can use a pick screwdriver to pry the seals off without damaging them. For the heim joint bearing make sure you get a straight shot when banging the seal in on the chain side. I left my chain and slider on replacing mine and messed up the seal on that side since I came in banging it at an angle. Looks like you already have your slider off though.

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I got the KTM ones. They are sealed on both sides. On a good note, I pressed out the swingarm bearing without issue today at work. That sucker was in tight too. It would budge with the hand arbor press, so I put a few tons on it. Pushing the button was easier too.

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:34 AM   #7626
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Yea, New slider and guide going on. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:55 AM   #7627
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We (Motogo1, Sledstorm, JMitch & I ), rode most of the loop yesterday. Rode parts of it twice. 68 miles in total. It was supposed to be 58 degrees and sunny according to the weathermaggot when we made plans a few days earlier. It was dreary and rained off and on all day. Still had a good ride. Everybody got to practice their falling at least once. Sledstorm did a "SpongeBob" on the turnpike trail.

We had enough people to move this outta the way.

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:15 AM   #7628
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I think I fell in the same hole not long ago, because I remember changing gloves and cursing at that right hander. lol

I watched motogo go right before me, he must have upset the water gods... Nice fast ride for a wet day!
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:17 PM   #7629
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We (Motogo1, Sledstorm, JMitch & I ), rode most of the loop yesterday. Rode parts of it twice. 68 miles in total. It was supposed to be 58 degrees and sunny according to the weathermaggot when we made plans a few days earlier. It was dreary and rained off and on all day. Still had a good ride. Everybody got to practice their falling at least once. Sledstorm did a "SpongeBob" on the turnpike trail.

We had enough people to move this outta the way.

Enjoying retirement huh?fuckers!
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:23 PM   #7630
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:25 PM   #7631
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:54 AM   #7632
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Enjoying retirement huh?fuckers!

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just old!
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:39 AM   #7633
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Progress on the 450...
Removed broken subframe
Installed the swingarm bearing
Extracted two broken bolts, one held my kickstarter on and the other was bottom right subframe bolt. I guess I put some flex into frame and it just broke off.
Tonight, I'm cleaning up all my plastics so I can reinstall them and putting the swingarm, shock, tire, and New chain and sprocket on. I even got a new bolt, washer and o-ring for the front sprocket.

Here's how she sits now.

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Old 12-06-2012, 07:07 AM   #7634
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Progress on the 450...
I even got a new bolt, washer and o-ring for the front sprocket.
Where do you get your parts?
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:18 AM   #7635
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