Pensacola area riders

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by XT Thumper, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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  2. jmoore774

    jmoore774 VOR - Black Beauties

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    SingleTrackJeff,

    I'll be happy to remove that old steel tank remnant thats just "laying around" off your hands.

    I'm always needing something for these old bikes.

    Let me know what you have.

    Thanks, John
  3. Orange Crushed

    Orange Crushed Been here awhile

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    I have rode the Dragon and Blue Ridge Pkway a few times but I believe my favorite ride up that way is the Cherahola Skyway. The turns are spread out just enough with positive camber banking that really make them a lot of fun to ride. :deal
  4. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Yeah, I was blown away after riding it from Tellico Plains. I agree mo betta than the Dragon, BRP and Blood Mtn (fun wise). The BRP is hard to beat for the vistas.
  5. SingleTrackJeff

    SingleTrackJeff Lurker and Hangaround

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    John PM sent :ear
  6. MItrnsplnt

    MItrnsplnt PullnG'sTillTheyPuke

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    Have fun up at Tellico on the Dragon, BRP, Cherohola Pkwy, and everything surrounding it. Awesome riding there, I go every spring for a week to drag knees/pegs on the Dragon and then DS through the mountains!
  7. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    Nice signature MI. You ready for Mossy?!?!


  8. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    Plan "B" for cutting bars. Buy a $5 metal cutting blade for the miter saw and bam! Bars complete.
  9. Dirtwoman

    Dirtwoman Plexus Princess

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    I assure you that Inept is NOT lonewolfing it... :D I am sure he is well taken care of and I wish I was up there with my crew because I know they are having a blast. You and Phil will have fun especially if you love curves like I do. Just remember to watch your speed and crossing double yellow lines....not that you would do any of that stuff. :wink:
  10. halmc

    halmc Turkey T*urd

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    Just be careful on those things!

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  11. MItrnsplnt

    MItrnsplnt PullnG'sTillTheyPuke

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    Muwhahahahahhahaha!!!:lol3:lol3:lol3
  12. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Saw a nice Penton 250 at the Stetson College auction while at Daytona Bike week back in '09.
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  13. jmoore774

    jmoore774 VOR - Black Beauties

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    Guys, Those are some very nice classic vintage Penton Pix. I'll try to put some of my own here so everyone can have a good laugh. It's possible others on here have some of those classic photos they would like to share too.:huh
  14. forrestrider

    forrestrider Dont Do Stupid Shit..

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    Well the bikes up in Georgia, of course I had to take it to the KTMWorld that is N - of Hotlanta by 35 miles so that was 390 miles one way. Was thinking about letting that dealer over yall's way work on it, but after talking to them and there said hell know, $30.00 cheaper labor rates up there to. The cheaper labor rates wont pay for the gas up there, but got to take a trip and saw a bunch of KTM's I have not seen before like the 990 SMT and that White/Orange RC-8 is BADASS. The manager lived in Destin and said he knows Mossey head and Eglin well. Had a lot of KTM stuff on the walls, but was proud of my self for not buying any thing. Left there and ate at a BBQ place down the road called Slopes or some thing like that had the combo plate ribs,chicken, chopped pork, never head BBQ that had no taste but the bread was good.
    left there and went to the other KTMWorld at highland park , I did not get out of there with out buying a few things off the wall. hopping they will have it done by next weekend for Barbers vin. days but with my luck it wont be. I already had all my boxes packed ready to put on the bike. I told the manager if they get it fixed by next Friday I could pick it up and act like a Harley Rider. He asked How's that???
    I said - You know Trailer a Running bike to some were down the road from a Event, find a wal-mart parking lot, unload it, rube my gear in the dirt then ride to the event, and then talk Shit about all the Posers that there that trailered there and all the Cage drivers. I was told if the parts ore in stock they will try to have it done.
  15. artimus_maximus

    artimus_maximus Long timer

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    FYI
    Just slapped on a used GPR stabilizer on the katoom.. Very nice. Although I had to service it myself since it was not working just right. I did a complete oil change and bled all the air out using a syringe and some 5w fork oil. Some nasty stuff came out, dont know what the heck the previous owner had in it. Anyway, its really easy and instructions are online. If you all need some help let me know.
    It works awesome now, smooth as can be. :D
    No more fighting the groves/tracks in the sand.. :clap
  16. frothingslosh

    frothingslosh Been here awhile

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    Glad the fork oil worked! Care to share the rebuild link?
  17. halmc

    halmc Turkey T*urd

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    Here's my late brother-in-law at the top of a very steep hill back in the day when we could ride at Camp Shelby, MS, Just south of Hattiesburg. 250 Penton.

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  18. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Used race he enduro there. Lots fun at ole Camp Shelby!
  19. skid=mark

    skid=mark Likes it Slidewayz

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    That's one tact I haven't tried--but beat's the hell outa hacksawing. Glad it worked out for you!
  20. skid=mark

    skid=mark Likes it Slidewayz

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    I am planning on going up to Barber's next weekend for the Vintage Races. Looks like I will only be able to do Saturday. Will probably go up late Friday night and try to get an early start Saturday and stay all day, drive back Saturday night.

    I know several of you are headed up. I have never been--any scoop on what is the best way to spend Saturday before I buy my tickets? I would love to see ALL of the racing, and not sure how I am going to get the best bang for my buck in one day... any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
    :freaky
    -Jim