2017 Pine Barrens 500

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by jack splash, May 27, 2017.

  1. Joebmetro

    Joebmetro 10 KTM 690E

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    because a lot of pictures and videos end up online and the Anti motorcycle groups use it as evidence against us.
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  2. natedog39

    natedog39 Borderline Beefcake

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    Entry form sent.
    I can't wait!
    Look forward to this event every year.
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    natedog39 Borderline Beefcake

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    Our suspension tweaks should have the little Yamahammer tracking much straighter this year.
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  4. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    I've been off line for awhile, just got back from a long trip, time to start getting serious about the Pine Barrens 500.
    I'll post more info soon. Stay Tuned.!
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  5. Sno Dawg

    Sno Dawg Long timer

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    Welcome back Jack - we are trying to decide:
    • which bike to bring
    • which tires to use - do I really really really need knobbies?
    • which oil to use

    PB500 is coming up fast!!
    Sno Dawg - Jeff
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  6. decafe

    decafe Been here awhile

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    What bike to bring ? yours
    What tires to use ? I like black tires but any color will work
    Which oil to use? I'm Irish so anything SPF 50 or higher
    I hope this helps
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  7. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    We had a guy on a Buell, attend one of our riding schools, that the mechanics at the Harley shop told the owner, would make a great adventure bike. So he setup it with knobbys, and other farkles.

    Sorry, no Buells.

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  8. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    This Ducati doesn't make a great adventure bike either. : ) IMG_1804.JPG
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  9. decafe

    decafe Been here awhile

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    But this Ducati/Cagiva IMG_0610.JPG
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  10. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    Thats better!
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  11. Tazdeviloo7

    Tazdeviloo7 2014 DR650

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    So a DR650 with shinko 705's is alright?
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  12. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    Designed for 80% street and 20% trail riding, the Shinko 705 has a versatile tread ,

    we like at least a 50 / 50. Thats pretty much a street tire.
    Rules say "Knobbys Required"

    If you notice, the Buell and the Ducati had Knobbys. TKC 80's I believe.
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  13. decafe

    decafe Been here awhile

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    I love Michelin desert for trail ridding in the pines . A little costly but if you trailer and keep mileage in the sand they will last forever . I also like Pirelli pro rally scorpian they also have 17" , 19" combos which is hard to find in a dot knobby .
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  14. Joebmetro

    Joebmetro 10 KTM 690E

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    Is this acceptable?
    Will 6000 blinks be enough

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    jack splash Two Sheds

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    Thanks Joe, pick up one for me.
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  16. eh009usa

    eh009usa West Chester, PA

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    Exactly ! I took off the MotoZ in Moab and never looked back. I didn't like the feel of it on or off road on my 'twin and went with the Shinko 804/805 combo for the rest of the trip.
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  17. eh009usa

    eh009usa West Chester, PA

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    Africa Twin, though I still consider it smaller than a Tenere ;-) . And the Camera question is answered in the registration forms I believe. The potential "Hoolligan" behavior that is often the only thing that gets posted via YouTube does not reflect favorably on the event and can get it shut down permanently. Jack and the guys work too hard to keep this thing going to risk that happening, for the sake of both the event and those who legally use the trail and road systems.
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  18. eh009usa

    eh009usa West Chester, PA

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    Lol, yea. That dude had a rough day. Didn't even bother with the "Graduation" ride. But, I will give him credit for sticking it out. He had to be exhausted.
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  19. Joebmetro

    Joebmetro 10 KTM 690E

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    I'll bring enough for everyone
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  20. Tazdeviloo7

    Tazdeviloo7 2014 DR650

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    I'll be bringing some 50/50's then. Newish Shinko 700 up front and a Mefo explorer on the back. I commute daily in NYC so I really don't consider dot knobbies since I ride mostly street.
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