NY Weschester/Putnam/Dutchess Route 22 Corridor chats and the rare ride take 2

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by kenny61, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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  2. loph917

    loph917 Beard Bros Racing

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    nope. i'm no where near CT (thankfully).

    hoping this bike is a little more rideable for her. it's weighted more like a dirt bike (albeit a 400lbs one) and is much thinner than her current f650gs. so far she feels a bit more comfortable on it except for the having to butt-dance on the seat to get a foot down. kouba makes a lowering link - will probably give that a shot.
  3. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Being not 6'8",:lol3,i have found that if the suspention is set for weight with proper back spring you might not have to lower it ande loose travel.
    Just sayn,,,,she ll sit flater on the bike if it leans to her proper weight.
    Basicly ive had better luck touchn the ground on a bike set for my weight then one that's just been lowered.If the suspention is set for 180lbs,and shes 110lbs the linkige is still gona have the 180lbs spring in it,she wont sag enough.Or maybe she just needs enough.
    Just figure id tell ya what I think on the subject.

    Now I say this cause this subject is closer to the ground for me then you.:freaky
  4. loph917

    loph917 Beard Bros Racing

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    ha! ya i have been told that already. i'll look into that - i'm sure it's setup for the atypical male rider and not a lighter female rider. :1drink
  5. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Well,ive never flat footed a lowered bike.Or much of any bikes for that matter.But the best ive had touching the ground luck with were always set for weight and ride style.
    Im sure im a lot heavyer then the little women too.I might be short but I got nuff ass to sink the suspention.
    Where doing the springs would give her the advantage.IMHO of course.:1drink


    I know the JAPs,used to set everything up 175/180lbs riders.
  6. ba_

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    Ok, that's it - I'm not riding again for the rest of the year....................:evil


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  9. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    after i escorted BP home i went on some trails. tkc worked ok, but it aint a real knob. the tires are just too wide for the slick stuff.
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    all in all, a good day (for me). :)
  10. Xmoto

    Xmoto Death Race

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    Very nice.
  11. kenny61

    kenny61 Tougher then a speeding taxi

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  12. ba_

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    Tracy Road in Pawling?

    Where is this?
  13. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    yeah, tracy road. dunno why i put hill in there, :wink:

    dicktown road in carmel. seriously, google it.... :lol3
  14. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    I did. :)

    Is it at the end of the road going into Fahnestock? Does it go anywhere?
  15. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    yes, the main trail/road ends up at the taconic. there is a gazillion side trails off of it, powerlines that end up on 301 etc.
  16. ba_

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  17. Looksgoodinblack

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    Everything so close and it was a great day. I envy you....

    Now back to setting up my mini man cave...
  18. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    be forwarned, it is not a flat easy ride, especially at this time of year. keeps you on your toes. :deal
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    Thanks. This is my offseason. I'll check it out in Feb/March
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    Maybe I should start checking out trikes?