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. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info.I skimmed through it and learned a bit.think I had compression and rebound adj reversed in my head so now I will play with and see if I can soften compression. Can't ride for awhile so maybe hard to tell if needs more work
  2. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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    I did pull forks off bike but am not comfortable pulling them apart.I did replace seals in my old Cr forks before.I made a tool worked good enough to get them in but wasn't fun.after reading info problem may have been user error. Lol
  3. MATPOC

    MATPOC Long timer

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    post pictures, some forks have rebound and compression split between the two legs, i.e. left fork has rebound adjuster, right leg compression. Older forks will usually have compression at the bottom, rebound on top
  4. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I make my own seal drivers with an old fork seal from the fork I'm replacing them in.

    I take a razor knife and skin off the outside rubber material, remove the "lip" so it doesn't interfere with the lip of the new seal, then, with a hacksaw, I cut a very short section out of the seal, about 1/4".

    You now have a seal that looks like a letter "C" with a smaller opening. you can then twist and distort the seal onto the fork. Do it inverted to the other seal so the flatter side contacts the new seal. Then with a mallet, you can tap the new seal in. Keep it turning to get it even. The fact that you skinned off the rubber from the sides, keeps it so it doesn't stick in the fork tube.

    You ought to see the seal driver I built from pipe parts for conventional forks. but you can do the same with a seal and you don't have to cut it for a job on conventional forks, just skin off the outside rubber material and slide it on.
  5. DariusFriedel

    DariusFriedel Slicker than an M59

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    Here's another one for you...
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  6. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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  7. Hurricane Bob

    Hurricane Bob Long timer

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    51 seems quite large for a 200cc, you'd find 51's on a roadrace liter bike.

    Just throw a ruler against them, I'm guessing they are 45's.....:freaky
  8. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    Those KTMs came with amazingly good forks. Nutmeggah has a whole 51mm front end. I was considering putting it on my CR500. I'm going to keep it stock though.
  9. ChrisRiedinger

    ChrisRiedinger Specialized

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    Just found out the auditor for ISO that my company hired helped build or built the Pachaug trail back in the 70s.

    :evil:evil:evil
  10. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    I'd buy him a coffee. :clap
  11. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    I would kick him in the shins :D j/k its not his fault I suck :D
  12. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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    I found the compression under cap on bottom. I was afraid to pull it out at first. I dumped some oil in a glass it looks nasty lite brown.did see some rust on rod too.don't know how to post up pictures here.
  13. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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    Didn't find metric ruler but was about 2 and 1/8 at the top is over 50mm.I also have part of old triple tree guy gave me that was much smaller.
  14. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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    These are on my gas gas 200ec.correction on year it is an 01
  15. rutard

    rutard Magnanimous Madcap

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    Anyone know if it's possible to get a WR450-F ('06) plated in CT?
  16. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    sent you a private message :deal
  17. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    If you have a Certificate of Origin that says "off road use only", you can apply for a "composite registration". You'll need to install the required safety items because they will need to inspect it. But yes, you can register off road bikes.
  18. CallMeBuzz

    CallMeBuzz Bad as can

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    With the C.O. or M.S.O. it's easier than you would think. Feel free to P.M. me also. We did four MX bikes with the same kit.
  19. rutard

    rutard Magnanimous Madcap

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    Thanks for the replies! :clap

    Looks like I've gotta delve into the paperwork side of things (sales tax, title, etc.), but it sounds like it may be more trouble than finding one that already has a plate.
  20. CallMeBuzz

    CallMeBuzz Bad as can

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    I did my CRF with no mso or title, ended up with a bonded title. The bond only cost $100 through my insurance co. I have a friend with a lighting kit completely independent of the bikes electrical system. We also have a universal chain guard and other do dads needed for the inspection. Totally worth the hassle for the right bike.