Raleigh/Fayetteville area riders??

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Chad_NC, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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    I've ridden a few bikes with them. Really nice system when it all works. Think No Brakes ran Tire Balls for awhile. He can provide you some feedback on that system.
    Bib mousse is the real way to go if money is no object.
  2. IT 400

    IT 400 Junk Collector

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  3. luni

    luni Non-artic explorer

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  4. Chad_NC

    Chad_NC Long timer

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    Damn I wish I had money and room for another bike! I hope you sell it soon and don't have to come down on the price much Luni.


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  5. GrayEagleRider

    GrayEagleRider Been here awhile

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    Very slick bike. I wish I could justify buying another bike, barely have time for the one I got now. :D GLWS

  6. nobrakes

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    I tried them once on the front, it was just before a Hatfield trip and the inner high pressure tube ruptured at the valve stem as I was inflating it. This gave me little confidence in the system just before an annual bike trip to WV, I didn't want to risk being aggravated on the trip by a system I wasn't familiar with and had already not instilled me with confidence. So I went back to UHD tube and dual rim locks for that trip, and I never got around to trying the Tubliss system again. Some people really like it though, and have better luck than me.

    As TW said, I used Tireballs for a while also. IMO, that's the best of the "gizmo" systems aside from mousse. In the end, they make it hard to change tires. It gets better with practice. So I just went back to ultra heavy duty tubes and dual opposing rim locks. It's easy, cheap, and knock on wood, I have never had a flat using them, and I routinely run low pressure for off-road, 10 psi not unusual. For some reason I got it in my head that I needed something flat-proof and tried all those gizmos, when in reality, the UHD system I had been using is pretty darn flat proof. I've changed my tires many times and found snakebite pinches in the UHD tubes indicating what might have been a pinch flat in a lesser tube. UHD's seem to survive those no problem, or at least I've never experienced a pinch flat (or other flat for that matter) in spite of plenty of evidence on the tubes during changes that pinches were happening.

    If you really want good traction in the roots and rocky stuff, try a rear trials tire, UHD tubes, dual rim locks, and 6 psi. That's the stuff! :deal
  7. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    That's high pressure for TW:lol3
  8. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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    3.5 to 4 works good. :evil:evil

    Visiting Sherco USA this week while I'm on the road. Yippie! :clap:clap
    You need anything from RYP? :wink:
  9. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    Tell him merry Christmas
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    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Just met a guy in SP with a new to him plated Beta 525 RR looking for some offroad rides. Told him to check in here. Let's hope he pops in.

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  11. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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    Beta 525 RR:tb:tb:tb:tb:tb:tb
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    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    No kidding. I grabbed BabyDonkeys and took him downtown to run a few errands and to give MrsDonkeys an hour or two to relax. As I'm walking around, I see a Beta pass by. :eek1

    I was convinced that it was something else that I was mistaking for a Beta. So I doubled back hoping he parked it somewhere close by. I tracked him down at the ice cream shop and confirmed my original sighting. You don't see many of those running around, especially on the street.

    It's completely normal to chase down a motorcycle with a baby strapped to your chest, right? :lol3
  13. ktmgrins

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    Taking some vacation this week, anyone riding Outback trails or similar? :ear
  14. Chad_NC

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    Sure it is, if you are a stalker :rofl :rofl


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    truck6driver The Fireman

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    Just a little info to pass along.

    While looking to get our fire department UTV serviced I was told that Merdian has lost their dealer license with Kawasaki. So we took it to Lumberton. While there was told that they may be in trouble with Yamaha as well.

    Ray
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    Maybe Sunday and Thursday or Friday after Christmas.
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    After this race weekend I will be game for some new/old scenery... The TT500 ain't seen no real action in a while...

    This Double-Header Race and RIDE Academy is turning into and EVENT! Hope some of ya'll can make it.
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    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Alanjdoc In it for FUN

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    I need to get down there and play in the dirt! Fridays my last day of work till January 6
  20. IT 400

    IT 400 Junk Collector

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    On my way to Tar Heel to pick up the TT500 and service it. I want at least one of us to be "fresh" for our VIU Check-ride Thursday. We've been out of the woods so long I have been informed that I need to be re-certified :deal

    See all ya'll "losers" Thursday at 1100!!! Till then enjoy your Christmas :clap