New England Classic Charity Trail Ride

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  1. Hammerspur

    Hammerspur Long timer

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  2. sparrow

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    Done it a few times. It's good.
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    We ought to have an "official thread" for this, I could try and get Big Bike Rally Trail Boss Dave to put something together, or perhaps this could become the central 'clearing house' for information.

    More information is available, here is a start.

    For more information (event brochure, specific questions) call 1-800-757-0203 or go to http://newengland.cff.org/trailride
    Even better, if you are anywhere nearby, join MVTR and help make it all happen. I think that we have some information/pictures from previous years on our website - www.mvtr.org

    The weekend has much to offer: two days of trail rides with lunch provided on route each day, The Big Bike Rally on Saturday, Two days of bussed/chaperoned trail riding for the kids, A banquet (yes, last year could have been better - this year WILL be), a DR-Z400S will be raffled off.


    Bruce
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  4. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    The Classic!!:clap


    I'll be there.:evilBrrraaappp!
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    Fan kit,:evil

    Or i have a few bikes lay'n round you can ride one.We'll just put the suspention on the fish and chips setting.:freaky



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    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I have had a fan kit on it, trouble is I have a big tank and since, well, I fall over a fair bit, I've trashed a couple since it's real tight behind the rad there and things get a little tweaked and it takes the fan out. I do have some over-sized rads that I need to fit to see if that cures it. I'll figure it out one way or the other.
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    Offer stands old pal.:D


    I won't make you ride orange.:lol3Watch out for trailers and water crossings,thats all i ask.:rofl
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    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Much appreciated :thumb

    I'll get this figured out if it kills me (and it may...)
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  10. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Oh Boy, this is the best ride in New England! The Wife and I are riding two up on Sunday's route this year and I'm trail riding with the boys on Saturday:clap:clap:clap
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    Two up on the trail ride on Sunday? I don't think that I have seen that done. Usually any two up riding happens on the Big Bike Rally which has been taking place on Saturday the last couple of years. I am pretty sure of that schedule because my 'duties' have involved riding sweep (that's technical talk for being the last and slowest rider to head out) on the BBR on Saturday and making sure that the coffee and doughnuts arrive by first light on Sunday.


    Bruce
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    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    I've seen the brochure from the CFF on this event, but it's lacking on info. Is there a schedule of events (i.e. start time for the trail ride)? Can I just do the trail ride on Saturday? Is that do-able on a small dual sport, or would a real enduro bike be required? Are there fuel stops, etc?
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    I think the start is probably 8 or 9am. Yes you can do just Saturday. Yes you can ride a small dualsport cause the nastier trails/hills have a bypass. Yes they have gas station stops scheduled into the ride. There are sweepers that leave an hour after the last guy out of the starting area so if you get really screwed up you won't be left out there alone. They'll get you going or get you help.
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    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    Great, thanks!
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  16. motogo1

    motogo1 I don't want a pickle,...

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    You might consider a bigger water pump rotor and housing. https://www.halls-cycles.com/2011_Husqvarna_Special_Parts.pdf (page 8) My TE310 fan ran a lot when in the tight trails. This made a difference. Not sure if it fits your model.
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    Never enough room on the brochure for all the information. With essentially 5 separate riding events and the banquet they'd need a book rather than a brochure.
    While you can ride either or both days, the entry cost doesn't change, we could never keep track of who was entered on which ride if we tried to do an " a- la- cart" entry. All the money (disclaimer - except the MVTR part of the post banquet auction) goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and all the MVTR riders pay full entry whether pre-riding, sweeping or anything else, we can truly say the $$$ goes to a good cause!
    A small street legal dual-sport might be the ideal bike on Saturday's trail ride, traditionally, Saturday is the more 'challenging' day. Sunday's trail ride is more of a 'fast & fun' (by New England standards), it includes some state park trails only open this one time each year to bikes (at least without snow cover) and the trail boss understands that the riders need to be able to get back to the track, break camp and drive home in time/shape to be at work on Monday. The BBR was moved to Saturday specifically so that those multi-bike owners who wanted to ride both Adventure and Trail (perhaps including a past trail boss) could get the best of both rides.
    As noted in the brochure, the start line (trail ride) opens after the 08:00 Rider's Meeting on Saturday and after the 09:15 Rider's Meeting/Suzuki Drawing on Sunday.

    Any other questions? There is a lot I don't know but I usually know who to ask (and I'm pretty good at making stuff up).


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    I think that covers it, thanks. I'm new to all this, I've never done a ride like this, so I was just wondering how it all works.
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    Thanks :thumb

    I'll look into that - I've pretty much tried everything else with varying success. Fan worked best but it kills the battery and with a Rekluse clutch I have to be careful since I can't bump start the bike and kicking it is a bitch. I've also trashed a couple since I have a Clarke tank so it's real tight behind the rad so slightest tweak send it TU.
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  20. sparrow

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    Drop a tooth on your counter shaft sprocket so that you ride the higher rpm's. The clucth won't be slipping so much then.
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