Pensacola area riders

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

  1. HonMudDog

    HonMudDog "ORIGINAL" LowBudgetRider

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    Good day gent's,
    Few & far between post's again, thanks for the video Dredman, looked like another great saddle time w/MadHouse at the helm. Looks like you guys ended up doing a two day trip to heaven, but it did'nt look like topOmountain campground ? Gotta envy those Alabama renegades for being having Talledega Forest in their backyard.
    Mr.T please let me know if I need to take another day off to attend your ride at month's end. Plan on driving up Thurs.(25th)?? & tripping back down highway sometime after noonish Sun.(28th)?? I want to be on same page/plan as you as far as arrival & departure, to avoid butting heads w/warden @ workplace. I could probably ride all day Sunday & start back Monday if majority is hardcore.
    Also need to know if majority are to camp at top (or backwoods like your new found groupies) or do the rent a room so I can get a reservation at hotel or chalet.
    Later riders,
    JohnnyP
  2. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    Does anyone have a good technique for cutting down bars? What tools do I need? I'd like to get mine down to 30 1/2.
  3. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    I've always used tape and a hacksaw. Tape your bars where you want to cut, then saw away. When putting on your new grips, use clear spray laquer. It'll stick like crazy!
  4. waysherr

    waysherr Behind Bars For Life

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    If you don't have pipe cutters, a good set of tubing cutters will work great
  5. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    JP
    and others:

    Meeting others at the Cracker Barrel in Greenville Al @ around 6:30am friday the 26th. After a bit of breakfast there, we'll continue to the top of Mt. Cheaha and offload at the Pavilion and begin riding. Camp there (if space available) and ride all day saturday,,,camp saturday night. Sunday, who knows.

    You do know Vic has a ride in Eglin the very next weekend don't you?
    I hope I can make his ride too, but just don't know being the rides are so close together.

    BarbersVintage Days event couple weekends away,,,,,Smokey Mountain riding the week after that,,,,Cheaha a week after that,,,,,Vics ride the next week. :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

  6. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Hers a new idea.

    Cutting the bar as Rick mentioned will work and is easy. BUT it removes valuable STRAIGHT bar space and everything becomes crowded with swithes and all. You may have to relocate stuff on the 530. I did.

    New trick. Lots of trouble and expensive. Remove bars - cut section out of middle add sleeve and reweld.
    Same bar space area but shoter bar length.

    Waysherr can do the welding...
  7. reidinitaly

    reidinitaly Been here awhile

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    Or he could simply learn to turn ;p
  8. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    Could have used that advice before wedging myself between two trees at Mossy. :muutt


  9. waysherr

    waysherr Behind Bars For Life

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    No problem:D
  10. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Yea I know its pretty open compared to what you and MItrnspt are gonna ride in the enduros.... only its about 80 ground miles of it.....:evil:evil:evil
  11. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

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    other option...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fly-Mini-Ha...Parts_Accessories&hash=item337c27b8bc&vxp=mtr

    cheaper, easier, and the difference in 85 bars and full size? the mid section.. :wink:
  12. skid=mark

    skid=mark Likes it Slidewayz

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    That's awesome Hatch. I was just discussing that w/ R.H. and R.I.I. at Mossy this weekend. :clap Used to run those on my KDX out at Chumuckla/Champion Paper Mill territory. Had few really close trees out there that even R.I.I. wouldn't have been able to wheelie through...:lol3.

    Yo, Rotorhead, I got a air powered cutoff tool, or a tubing cutter. the tubing cutter makes the most precise and cleanest cut. Cheapest, easiest, least sweat. If you have bars u like but are just too wide, what Vico said is pretty trick, but requires a little planning. But if you got somebody that can weld... Just don't let Waysherr alone with your bike. He will violate it in ways that are illegal in 47 states.

    Welcome to borrow my stuff-- but I am out of town Friday-Monday.

    -Got new seat foam for the Hoosie. I know-- I sit down when I ride. Crazy huh? If I could stand up I'd be really fast...:evil
    That is all. Resume beer drinking.
  13. waysherr

    waysherr Behind Bars For Life

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    I am always gentle and respectable:huh
  14. Jaxxzenn

    Jaxxzenn Adventurer

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    ....is still watching....:lurk
  15. waysherr

    waysherr Behind Bars For Life

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  16. sallad

    sallad Been here awhile

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    I'll be there on Sunday. Might see you around :freaky
  17. waysherr

    waysherr Behind Bars For Life

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    Skid, did you ever ride on the HUGE bark pile St. Regis had in the 70's......that was a blast!! I had a buddy that lived next door and he had a "hole" cut in the fence we could go through and get up on the pile. It was like enormous dunes with traction:clap
  18. rotorhead511

    rotorhead511 Live and let live.

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    Skid, I'll take you up on that when you get back.

    Will probably leave the bars on the bike for stability unless you think of is better.

    Thanks
  19. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Yea that was fun.
    Dale Harris, Paul Kennedy, Keith Kolo and others use to frequent that place too!
    So much has changed.
    All the trails around Spring Lake,,,,,Quintete.

    GONE.

    If ONLY we could be selfish and not share our secret places.
    Might still be able to ride some of them.
    Over populate and closure.

  20. MadMax400

    MadMax400 Long timer

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    Secret item purchased on Ebay for my Katoom, its in route... :evil