Pensacola area riders

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

  1. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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    All you guys that have been thinking about giving this a try but have been holding out, this is your chance. No permit required for the Blackwater State Forest and I'll be riding an air cooled 230cc Honda which has 15hp. If you are riding anything more powerful than a bicycle you'll be fine.


  2. slomo510

    slomo510 what to ride today?

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    Howdy strangers! haven't been around much, working at an actual motorcycle shop actually seems to cut down on my motorcycle RIDING :huh

    anyway, buying be one of them thar new fangled water boxers and need to find a home for my sweet hunnie thang

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21946118#post21946118

    If ya'll wanna stop by the shop and say hey i'll be there, and hopefully i can get out and get my new GS proper dir-tay...

    oh, and the DRZ will be finished with her new make-over soon... man i miss riding with ya'll!

    -Richard:freaky
  3. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Hey Richard good to see you!

    I've been doing everything but riding lately. Robin and I are heading up to north Georgia to ride the TETS into North Carolina if the weather holds out.
  4. SkidBrown

    SkidBrown Adventurer

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    Im not him, but the group seems pretty knowing of the area..cant wait for some rides.

    This rain is wild, normal for this area??

    Karrick Lake looks a bit far for me, and not sure where the Hutton Unit is but im good for a ride in the morning...just need directions!

    What all is needed for riding blackwater, just gas...?
  5. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    I'm in! I've had the new steed now for a month and only have 108 miles on her. Sad
  6. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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    The Rain is definitely not normal for this area...we are over twice normal for the month already.

    Directions to the Hutton Unit...check back to make sure that is the starting point.

    If you go to google maps and put in "Deaton Bridge Road, Milton, FL" the little pointer is just about sitting on top of where we meet. It is at the intersection of Deaton Bridge Road and Boundary Line Road (which is dirt) just past Blackwater Canoe Rentals which is on the right if you are headed North.

    From post #2:
    Blackwater State Park – Hutton Unit
    30.686006
    -86.876478
    From Milton – East on HW90 to Hutton Store (about 9 miles from Milton bridge) and turn LEFT on to Deaton Bridge Rd (signs point to State Park and Canoe Rental). Go North 2 miles and Hutton Unit parking will be on the left.

    All you need is a street legal bike and gas...lots of sand so I would highly recommend some good knobby tires.
  7. Hatch

    Hatch PAR OG

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    Don't forget water! It's HOT:deal
  8. waysherr

    waysherr Behind Bars For Life

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    I don't "cobble":lol3ask Hatch. When I get through with it you can't tell it from stock other than being one inch longer......and it's the one made for it
  9. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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    Don't get me wrong guys, you need to be able to ride in tight quarters in deep sand and waterproofing your bike wouldn't hurt...I would highly recommend good knobby tires, make sure your bike is 100% reliable, and it doesn't have to be Orange (a KTM) but it helps.

    As far as personal protection...helmet, eye protection, boots, gloves, long sleeves, etc. If it is your first time, being over protected instead of under protected is a good thing. You can always take stuff off and tie it to your handlebars...and by the way, it is hot. A camel back or some way to carry fluids is a big plus.

    I Just didn't want to give anybody the wrong impression and have them show up in tennis shoes and/or with street tires, etc.
  10. r_bin

    r_bin Been here awhile

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    Waterproof bike. :1drink
  11. Buzztail

    Buzztail Nomad

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    He means street riding :lol3
  12. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Isn't that what you call an oxymoron?:lol3
  13. r_bin

    r_bin Been here awhile

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    :lol3

  14. Buzztail

    Buzztail Nomad

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    show me your felt ring :eyes
  15. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    So what time is everyone meeting there? I am 1.5 hrs away.
  16. ShortDistanceHunter

    ShortDistanceHunter Vagitarian

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    thiz thread needz more <S>cowbell</S> sdh
  17. SkidBrown

    SkidBrown Adventurer

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    Really going to try and make it guys, but ive got some figurin out to do first...

    Got myself into a pickle by making my usual mistake (damnit)...

    Bike is 01 XR650L

    Changed too many things on the bike at once as I waited for parts to arrive, and now ive got carb issues.

    Heres what I did- Took 4 disks of the IDS2 slipon (from 12 down to 8) as I felt 12 were a few too many by the PO.

    Installed a UNI filter, removing the stock paper one that was in there.

    Removed snorkle from airbox

    Drained Ethanol gas and dumped in 87 'pure gas' as i run in all my stuff

    Jets stayed the same as I was running before changes at 160 main and 55 pilot with daves mods..

    The low end power is great, but 3rd gear at WOT im stuttering like hitting a rev limiter, but not. Im thinking lean??

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  18. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Yep. Increase main jet for a start.
    Edit: if its doing it in third before the revs are even up then I would jump to a 180 and go from there.
  19. ShortDistanceHunter

    ShortDistanceHunter Vagitarian

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    chavez izzat u?
  20. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    If you are 1.5 hrs away you are gonna be real early.

    We wont start until 9AM Saturday morning...:rofl:rofl:rofl

    Seriously -

    I expect about 10 riders with three first time riders (to our group anyway). So this will NOT be a fast burn ride where we ride just under the speed limit.:evil

    We will go as fast as EVERYONE is comfortable. Once we start to ride we can adjust the pace and the terrain. I was planning on starting with well maintained roads until I saw what the skill level was and then adjusting as we go.

    There is NO gas available on this ride. If you Ride you bike in please stop at Milton or Holt and gas up. I was planning a 60 mile ride out and back to Hutton. You need to be able to go that far or bring extra along with you.

    We should NOT have any water issues on this ride (and we shouldn't have last weekend either when two bike got stuck/flooded so who knows).

    Bring a snack or several snacks and LOTS of water. We will be stopping a lot and its important to stay hydrated... BTW start drinking water NOW for Saturday morning.

    Full riding gear is highly recommended. If you don't have boots let me know and I will bring you a pair!!!

    We should be back to Hutton by 1PM.

    Looks like we have a good ride brewing... that's the way it starts...

    R-bin you in or are you and WR gonna be riding a different adventure?