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View Results: Have you ridden Pachaug Trail before?
Yes 153 25.71%
No 156 26.22%
I have not but I want to! 292 49.08%
I am scared to ride it.... 10 1.68%
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:47 PM   #8566
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I don't like pushing bike.Think bike is good to go.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:59 PM   #8567
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I don't like pushing bike.Think bike is good to go.
Wouldn't be the first time pushing a bike
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:03 PM   #8568
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I see that a the 19/17 conversion is popular amoung the 950/990 crowd. I dont' get it. Got 17's or go home.

On a side note, I got my handlebars changed out today. I went with the Raptor ATV bend. It's got a tiny bit more sweep than I'd choose on a dirt bike, but overall the fit is perfect, for me. I'll post up a picture or 2 tomorrow. Off to adjust the chain and take it for a shake down.

Is that a super motard thing?

What are you running on your 990 for tires.

I have the dunlop 908 on the rear with a michelin starcross hp4 which was a blue groove tire they discontinued but work good on pavement and dirt... motorace was selling them for 40 bucks shipped last year so I bought 2... There not dot so I won't do 110 with them...
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:07 PM   #8569
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It just makes your tire choices limited if you ask me.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:17 PM   #8570
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I got my tire repaired on the 990 tonight. I only had to mount it once. Brand new 140 size Ultra HD tube (impressive by the way) and some slime for good measure.
Ultra HD is the only way to go!
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:29 PM   #8571
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not all hd are create equal
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:50 AM   #8572
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not all hd are create equal
What do you recommend? What to avoid?
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:18 AM   #8573
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What do you recommend? What to avoid?
There's really only one, Bridgestone Ultra Heavy-Duty Tire Tube. It's like a tire, inside your tire.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:21 AM   #8574
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LOL Didn't know I was taking a test.
That was a serious question not sarcasm...
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:50 AM   #8575
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Ultra HD is the only way to go!
I just put them in my bike after getting two flats during the same ride at the same time. Had to ride out of the tight nasty singletrack on two flats. I suspect they'll be better than heavy duty tubes. They are as thick as a Kodiac rubber boat!
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:58 AM   #8576
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Sounds like you are dangerously close to the redbeard maintenance schedule.....

Why fix it in the garage when you can fix it on the trail?


Why fix her up in your nice clean garage when you have a ton of time. It's much better to fix the bike parts in the enviroment it will be running in. The bearings and parts need a little grit to retain their molecular structure!

Hey Red, Is it worth bringing a bike to the Cape during the summer vacation at Nickerson?
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:41 PM   #8577
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I just put them in my bike after getting two flats during the same ride at the same time. Had to ride out of the tight nasty singletrack on two flats. I suspect they'll be better than heavy duty tubes. They are as thick as a Kodiac rubber boat!
That was some shit luck!
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:51 PM   #8578
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So we went for a ride today and about 20 squids on quads in sneakers and no helmets showed up at our area. We took off before someone died and headed to some other trails and got finger waged by some old lady walking her dog. I tried to be nice and asked if she could please share the trail. The phone came out as she yelled at us and we took off for some other trails. As we crossed the end of a dead end some dick head on a Mt bike started in on us and at this point I wasn't in the mood so I cracked the throttle and that was the end of that. Note, this happen on trails we ride all the time for years now and never before have we had any trouble until today. So after today we are thinking next weekend we will make the trip down to patchoug and we'll need the grand tour. A buddy has a CR 250 with a quite pipe, but no plate. Will he be able to come or not a good idea?

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Old 04-07-2013, 02:37 PM   #8579
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I wouldn't ride the loop without a plate. Can you get away with it? Sure anything is possible but is it worth the risk of the fine and losing your bike?
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:01 PM   #8580
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That was some shit luck!
Yeah, and thanks to you I got home!

The po-po was at the NETRA lot last weekend. If you finished the loop and pulled in to find him sitting there you woulda been screwed. Thomaston dam would be a good place to bring him w/ no tags but he still need an ATV plate!
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