RI & Eastern CT Big Bike Drop-o-rama

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by mrt10x, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. MATPOC

    MATPOC Long timer

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    This vid been making rounds on all forums, before the guesses start to fly it's a Volvo car engine swap, looks like CGI but it's for real, those crazy Swedes
  2. MATPOC

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    Mud guard might rub, but it clears the chain better than my Sumo wheels, it's true 140mm width, verified with caliper.
    I used 160 and it rubbed, 150 (also true 150mm) clears the chain barely but being 17" it fits the cut out on the chain guard
  3. alcontrast

    alcontrast at least I'm trying

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    Is the chain guide in good condition? If there wasn't a chain guide I'd be worried about the edge of the tire catching the chain below the swing arm and potentially kicking the chain off the rear sprocket but with a chain guide that shouldn't be as much of a concern.
    Do super-motos usually come with chain guides or is that a KTM thing?
  4. MATPOC

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    My bike is almost in every way identical to Enduro model, pretty sure it's a same chain guide

    The only differences that I know of aside form color and stickers are:

    *17" rims laced to enduro hubs
    *Stiffer springs front and back with less range of adjustment for the suspension (Like 15 clicks of rebound instead of 17)
    *Larger front brake rotor

    That's it... same swingarm, fork, etc.

    Later SuMo models have a different fork and swingarm, but it seems mine was just a case of "badge (or in this case sticker) engineering"
  5. lester3

    lester3 Been here awhile

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    right now i am tenativly planing on a pachaug and or a local montucky trail ride
  6. MATPOC

    MATPOC Long timer

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    Test rode the Terrorflex, it's so slippery on pavement that I can't even get front wheel off, just spins when I get on the power... Will see how it works on dirt, 10:30 @ MM still on for tomorrow?
  7. CT DUAL-SPORT

    CT DUAL-SPORT Adventurer

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    "Terrorflex" sounds like it instills terror to the rider on pavement. Should be awesome in the dirt!

    We'll be there tomorrow! 10:30 is proposed start time. Should be there around 10:00 though.

    Shawn
  8. Bikenstitches

    Bikenstitches Been here awhile

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    :cry Still awaiting WR parts...been riding the Dakar locally; funny how 200 extra pounds changes everything
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  9. MATPOC

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    Ony way to MM

    Tried scrubbing the tire last night, clearly didn't work as intended

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  10. jgormley

    jgormley Been here awhile

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    Nice Ride today!
    Thanks Matt for getting this one going...

    Nice meeting new people and seeing some impressive displays of riding,
    thankfully everyone came out OK!
  11. MATPOC

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    did 90 miles chasing Ghosts in Pachaug forest, got to MM literally 5 minutes late, tried following tracks but as everyone went north I headed south Beach Pond, followed tire tracks all day but as it turned out those were wrong tracks anyway. Kept checking in at the MM parking hoping that everyone will return and regroup, doing smaller loops without having any idea where they go, discovered lot's of new (to me) trails just following red arrows, climbed some pile of rocks (it nearly killed me) turns out that was Mount Misery, clearly my 300+ lb Behemoth is not ideal for that trail...

    Finally at the end of the day caught up with some folks at the camp, all good fun, next time I'm going alone, did way more miles than large group.

    Terrorflex is AWESOME in the mud, leaves, rocks, sand.... sucks on pavement, but not bad, noise level less than Karoo that I just took off, cornering, once I got used to it is not bad either.
  12. stromper

    stromper Been here awhile

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    Sunday ?
  13. MATPOC

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    In Middletown right now, was gonna go to Freetown but looks like I'm gonna go to TT and then check out some trails in that area

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  14. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    I could be talked into a Sunday road ride on the big bike,, but no offroading.. knee is a bit swollen from yesterdays ride.
  15. Hurricane Bob

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    Where's all the other videos, I saw lots of cameras?

    :lurk

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fNj1RqaKwC0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  16. alcontrast

    alcontrast at least I'm trying

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    It takes me a week or two to get the motivation to start editing.. Then I may not come up with enough to make it worth while. For example my camera is currently aimed too low so most of the video I have is looking at the ground right in front of me. Boring to watch...

    Here's a video I just put up from a trail clearing / playing around ride last weekend in my local area here in CT ...

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1S0I1aQUijo" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="720" width="960"></iframe>
  17. Rhode trip

    Rhode trip guided by voices

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    "Ingmar Bergman goes dirtbiking"
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3616037.stm
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    alcontrast at least I'm trying

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    impressive reply RhodeTrip!

    The soundtrack to my video is a song from "Godspeed You! Black Emperor" which was used in the early stages of the movie "28 Days Later" after the main character awoke from a coma and while he was asleep there was a zombie apocalypse... A quote from a review; "28 Days Later may have the solemn art atmosphere of a movie like Ingmar Bergman's ''Shame,'' but it's about an epidemic with attitude." Now I feel a need to find this movie "Shame" by Ingmar Bergman... If there's a more direct correlation do let me know!
  19. MATPOC

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    Forecast for Balmy 40ºF, got enough gear to keep warm but do I really want to go out?
  20. CT DUAL-SPORT

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    Here is my edited video... turn it up and enjoy...(system can't embed, someone embed please). You'll need to commit 7 mins for the who thing.. ending builds. If you were there... you are probably in it! :drums

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieGyK03fig0

    -Shawn
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