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View Results: Have you ridden Pachaug Trail before?
Yes 145 25.04%
No 151 26.08%
I have not but I want to! 288 49.74%
I am scared to ride it.... 10 1.73%
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:13 PM   #7696
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Anyone know if it's possible to get a WR450-F ('06) plated in CT?
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:29 PM   #7697
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Anyone know if it's possible to get a WR450-F ('06) plated in CT?
If you have a Certificate of Origin that says "off road use only", you can apply for a "composite registration". You'll need to install the required safety items because they will need to inspect it. But yes, you can register off road bikes.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:16 PM   #7698
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With the C.O. or M.S.O. it's easier than you would think. Feel free to P.M. me also. We did four MX bikes with the same kit.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:20 PM   #7699
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Thanks for the replies!

Looks like I've gotta delve into the paperwork side of things (sales tax, title, etc.), but it sounds like it may be more trouble than finding one that already has a plate.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:49 PM   #7700
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I did my CRF with no mso or title, ended up with a bonded title. The bond only cost $100 through my insurance co. I have a friend with a lighting kit completely independent of the bikes electrical system. We also have a universal chain guard and other do dads needed for the inspection. Totally worth the hassle for the right bike.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:10 PM   #7701
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I make my own seal drivers with an old fork seal from the fork I'm replacing them in.

I take a razor knife and skin off the outside rubber material, remove the "lip" so it doesn't interfere with the lip of the new seal, then, with a hacksaw, I cut a very short section out of the seal, about 1/4".

You now have a seal that looks like a letter "C" with a smaller opening. you can then twist and distort the seal onto the fork. Do it inverted to the other seal so the flatter side contacts the new seal. Then with a mallet, you can tap the new seal in. Keep it turning to get it even. The fact that you skinned off the rubber from the sides, keeps it so it doesn't stick in the fork tube.

You ought to see the seal driver I built from pipe parts for conventional forks. but you can do the same with a seal and you don't have to cut it for a job on conventional forks, just skin off the outside rubber material and slide it on.
I did make one from PVC pipe but didn't work so well
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #7702
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I designed a beautiful seal driver for my F650 out of 2" schedule 80 PVC pipe but I had the shop where I work put the pipe on a lathe and turn 3/4" of the end down to the perfect diameter for my seals. It was too big without doing so.

If you're looking for stock sized PVC to potentially be used as a driver don't forget to check PVC couplings and plastic electrical conduit as well since the electrical conduit comes in different sizes than PVC pipe for water, etc.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:44 PM   #7703
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I use all of above (PVC is simply awesome) but in some cases I purchased proper drivers.

I also use PVC plumbing pipe or electrical conduit to modify spring rate by cutting off section of spring and installing PVC spacer, just pulled apart my race bike fork that was done in 1999 and PVC spacer is still in tact.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:53 PM   #7704
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I designed a beautiful seal driver for my F650 out of 2" schedule 80 PVC pipe but I had the shop where I work put the pipe on a lathe and turn 3/4" of the end down to the perfect diameter for my seals. It was too big without doing so.

If you're looking for stock sized PVC to potentially be used as a driver don't forget to check PVC couplings and plastic electrical conduit as well since the electrical conduit comes in different sizes than PVC pipe for water, etc.
I think it was a male adapter I used.didn't have a lathe used a file.I sent you pm,s last week don't know if you are getting them or anyone else either
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:03 AM   #7705
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My drivers are cast gold!Beat that suckers!
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:19 AM   #7706
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My drivers are cast gold!Beat that suckers!
we all know cast gold it the best: soft heavy metal that does not corrode! wish I thought of that before I sent in all of my scrap to one of those TV ad places
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:15 PM   #7707
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I designed a beautiful seal driver for my F650 out of 2" schedule 80 PVC pipe but I had the shop where I work put the pipe on a lathe and turn 3/4" of the end down to the perfect diameter for my seals. It was too big without doing so.

If you're looking for stock sized PVC to potentially be used as a driver don't forget to check PVC couplings and plastic electrical conduit as well since the electrical conduit comes in different sizes than PVC pipe for water, etc.
That's fine for conventional forks, but upside down forks, need a split design. That's why I cut a small piece out of the old seal for my KTM. I made a nice driver for my DR650 out of plastic pipe stock. I had to put it an the lathe and do some customizing.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:54 PM   #7708
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Everyone's got their own Pachaug.....an Italian version.









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Old 12-13-2012, 03:55 AM   #7709
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That place reminds me of our loop in Windsor, It has maybe 5 rocks in it, all loam, sand and hills. 5 miles of work out bliss. We would do it forward and backwards.. Now ABB wants to build 3200 homes and a shopping center... So they threw us out...:(
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:49 AM   #7710
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[QUOTE=sledstorm1;20239009.. Now ABB wants to build 3200 homes and a shopping center... So they threw us out...:([/QUOTE]
Isn't that just plain fucked up?like there aren't enough furniture and matressess stores .Casino coming near you as well...what a bright future!One day people will just say enough is enough
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