The Offical Pachaug Trail Thread

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by leonphelps, Aug 1, 2008.

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Have you ridden Pachaug Trail before?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. I have not but I want to!

  4. I am scared to ride it....

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  1. Capt. REDBEARD

    Capt. REDBEARD TWECO

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    no one has asked "what bike?" because they are all jealous. i am too - so i am not going to ask either.

    however i did some internet stalking - nice choice.

    I will have to agree. on the dakar the 606 was pretty bad ass. i got about 1500 miles out of them. that was riding to pachaug, riding the loop and then riding home.
  2. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I really like the Bridgestone ED-03 front. A real knobby and DOT approved.

    I run the Kenda TrakMaster II on the rear and like it. Right now I'm trying a Pirelli MT-21, but don't have enough time on it for an opinion.
  3. loph917

    loph917 Beard Bros Racing

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  4. mpellet

    mpellet Adventurer

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    I have been impressed with Michelin AC 10s for running the Pachaug Loop.

    http://www.michelinmotorcycle.com/index.cfm?event=CrossAC10.

    I ran Dunlop 756s ( not street legal) for years and they were GREAT for about 2 loop rides, after that the rear tire was always shot.

    The AC10s are not quite as good as a brand NEW set of Dunlop 756s, but the AC10s are close and they wear VERY well.

    I am now due for a new back tire, but have put in a lot of loops miles on this set of AC10s and have nothing but good things to say about em.

    I plan on replacing the AC10 with another AC10.

    BTW the AC10s are street legal/DOT Approved.


    YMMV, ride safe..........MP


    PS: I guess I am somewhat of a Michilin Slut when it comes to motorcycle tires, as I also love the way my CBR1100XX Blackbird rides on Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs.

    PS II: Not sure what their current stock is but I have found Excalibur Powersports up in Plainfield CT to be competitive with Internet Pricing on a lot of stuff, to include tires.
  5. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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  6. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    I think the front is nut not the rear, or the other way around, I forget.
  7. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    From the Pirelli web site

  8. DariusFriedel

    DariusFriedel Slicker than an M59

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    + 1 on the XCMH for the front. My favorite except for the premature chunking.
  9. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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  10. KTMtrailrider

    KTMtrailrider Been here awhile

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    Front and rear XCMH's are both DOT rated. I've got them on two different bikes. I've been using them for awhile, and am happy with the way they work for DOT tires.
  11. Happy Seal

    Happy Seal Long timer

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    Tyre Range - Motoz - Dual Sport tires, Neumáticos De Enduro ...

    I know a very accomplisged rider who swears by these. Says they are better than the MT16/59 combo. I'm not sure which model.

    I don't know about sanctioned events but I have been pulled over 5 times since last Sept and never once was there a peek at the sidewalls for ratings.

    just sayin, maybee the DOT rating is overated!
  12. sledstorm1

    sledstorm1 CT RAMBLER'S MC CLUB

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    Everybody has there favorites, setup properly the m59 and mt16 or a trials tire is hard to beat... I take notice when AA riders get together and buy mega amounts of them before the season starts. You stll have to set it up properly. ie.. tire balls, ultra heavy duty tube and correct psi to rip the rocks! :ricky I'll probably never buy another tire combo, even for dual sport.

    For me it's about wet traction on rocks at speed, every tire works for dry traction in the rocks!
  13. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    I used those. Great Tire. Bk.Rd.Rnr runs them on his KTM 690 only tire that holds up for him. I've tried a few different tires including the XCMH. I'm pretty sure they were both DOT but never actaully checked. They did seem to wear fairly quick. I keep seem to be going back to T-63's They handle well street and dirt hodl up pretty decent and are only $65ish each
  14. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    XCMH's are a DOT approved tire. I liked the front a lot on the dirt, they are adequate on pavement. I was not crazy about the rear, but I have not run a lot of "Real" knobbies. They seem to like to chew/spit/spin looking for traction, which is a bit unfamiliar to me. I prefer the MotoZ for a rear tire. They are now DOT approved. The Desert H/T tire does pretty good all around, and wear very well. :deal I really liked the Dessert I/T on dirt, but they wore pretty quickly on pavement. YRMV.
  15. sledstorm1

    sledstorm1 CT RAMBLER'S MC CLUB

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    I know Motogo1 and a group was out today, Is any of the fellas riding Sunday?

    I wouldn't mind taking my kid out for a spin..
  16. sparrow

    sparrow Long timer

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    I would but my bike is in pieces and I can't get motivated to put it back together since my back feels worse today than it did 3 weeks ago.:cry
  17. dirty joe

    dirty joe 7

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    Been getting settled in new house, only 1 mile from Pachaug loop . Did small section of loop today . Anybody riding tommorow ? Would like to do more .
  18. DariusFriedel

    DariusFriedel Slicker than an M59

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    I thought Rob mentioned he was going tomorrow.


    I spent most of the day prepping my first born for selling. New plastics don't quite match the paint on the tank but I figure whoever buys it will get an oversized tank anyway. Wheeling Cycle Supply was out of the UFO front fenders so I told them to send me the Acerbis moto version. Not sure I am liking it...a bit too short for my taste, makes the bike look like a bulldog. It would probably look cool with the smaller SM front tire though.

    We've been through a lot of adventures together and I am coming up with a hundred different reasons why I shouldn't sell her. Heck, if it wasn't for her I wouldn't know any of you. You can't place a price on that.

    [​IMG]


    This is my favorite picture of her just relaxing on a rock ledge after a long day's ride.

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  19. Happy Seal

    Happy Seal Long timer

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    put SM tires on it and keep it! :D
  20. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    That actually makes a lot of sense..