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. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    Nice, that's classic. I was just commenting on the generator's orange frame. :D
  2. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    I have that same generator.. . orange frame.. electric start never works :D
  3. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    After Rob's e-start issues I opted for a a manual-only start. I'm not cooridnated enough push the start button and pull at the same time. :lol3
  4. alcontrast

    alcontrast at least I'm trying

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    generators (lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc) should have a kick start!
  5. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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    I looked at this 99 250 exc.clean and felt like great compression. Found few things that scared me.sprocket had silicone on snap ring. Motor made bang noises you could feel.forks leaking. Any thoughts of what bang clunk noise could be.bogged some too.
  6. MATPOC

    MATPOC Long timer

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    some bang noises are just that, fuel going bang! was it on idle and corresponded to engine firing or was it just random "bag of rocks" noise?

    Forks are easy

    Silicone is easy lazy mans safety wire, they do it on all Penguin Race school bikes, easier than drilling bolts
  7. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    \The 99 forks were some of the best front suspenders ever on those bikes. Look behind the sprocket to be sure there isn't silicone there masking a leak. I had a 2000 (same gearbox) check to see that the countershaft bearing is solid. Mine wore out, after many miles of use, and you could move it with your finger about 1/16-1/8 inch and the trans was very noisy when that happened.
  8. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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    The bang sounded random every few seconds at idle.I asked the guy to pull the silicone.I though maybe was to hide a weld.
    Forks are not inverted.I was wondering what year they changed.
    Guy or guy he bought bike lied told that previous owner was afraid of bike and didn't ride much.it was obviously raced.
  9. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    99 is the last year before the USD forks. Early in the 2000's some guys were putting the conventionals on their bikes because they were better.
  10. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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    Anyone going to patchaug Sunday? I wonder if snow is gone there.going to be lots of water and fun if it is.
  11. CallMeBuzz

    CallMeBuzz Bad as can

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    I was thinkin the same thing. I figure it'll clear down there before our local trails do. Unfortunately we're probably a week early. Heck I'm game for a road ride at this point.
  12. MATPOC

    MATPOC Long timer

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    I want to ride! if anyone going, post up details when and I will try to be there
  13. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    I am going to ride the BMW somewhere on Sat.. I could swing by Pachaug and look at the trails.. give an update on how the snow looks.
  14. 1 lunger

    1 lunger Long timer

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    I can't wait to get out! If the stuff I ordered comes today I'm thinking about a trip down. There's still 6"+ up here and lots of ice under it from sleds and hikers. I love snow ( I plow ) but I have had enough! I want dirt!
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    1 lunger Long timer

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    I never bothered studding my tires either and at this point I'm not going to, so I really hope the snow is gone in southern CT.
  16. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    There will still be a layer of frost in the ground for a while after the snow goes. That makes for the worst possible conditions.

    Ask Darius :wink:
  17. Happy Seal

    Happy Seal Long timer

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    What did ya order? :clap My bike sits in the basement ready to go w/ new tires, srpockets, wheel bearings, like it has been for almost 8 months! :cry

    Trails down ON the shoreline are doable but are going to be sloppy wet with some patches. I don't know about 10 miles inland and North!
  18. go2cnavy

    go2cnavy Dont Worry Be Brappy

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    I'd like to go with you, but good ol' Renazco still has my seat - two weeks and counting. I'm sure it will be worth the wait, but these nice days are few-and-far-between lately. Enjoy the ride.
  19. 1 lunger

    1 lunger Long timer

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    That kinda stuff...tires, sprockets, chain, oil, filters, BRP chain glide, ultra HD tubes, air filter, smith v 2, etc... I got most of it already, just waiting on the 49 tooth rear sprocket. I've got a 13/46 now, but want the 14 back up front and 49 rear will be almost the same as the 13/46 which I really like on the 610
  20. DariusFriedel

    DariusFriedel Slicker than an M59

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    You mean this? :D
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    I'm sure that was an isolated incident. No chance it could happen again this weekend.