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. jgormley

    jgormley Long timer

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    Rock Revenge...
  2. stromper

    stromper Been here awhile

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    Bike riding input use lots of body english

    Climbing ...over the handle bar, descending hang ass as far back as possible
    throw it left and right to guide front wheel to best path
  3. horsinaround

    horsinaround Been here awhile

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    Just a heads up to keep a eye out for everyone's safety.
    There is a horse trail ride out there tomorrow. Supposed to be good sized. I think they will be starting at the mt misery camp ground area but I could be wrong.
  4. nobody

    nobody motomaniac

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    Kick stand up at 0900 Netra lot Spalding rd
  5. Moto Jimmy

    Moto Jimmy Making the transition

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    I don't have a kick stand but I'll see you at 9. :-)
  6. nobody

    nobody motomaniac

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    radiator burst on Rt 2 had to turn around,looks like you are going to have a great weather,Good luck!
  7. Moto Jimmy

    Moto Jimmy Making the transition

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    Sorry to hear that. Thanks for the heads up
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  8. fluffdad

    fluffdad Dual Spork Group W

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    Pacific Northwest tag...... i couldn't resist

    READ IT SLOWLY

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  9. stromper

    stromper Been here awhile

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    Maybe tomorrow wednesday slow and getting lost
  10. jaylude

    jaylude Been here awhile

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    I typically do not keep my bikes long enough to have to worry about replacing sprockets. But, I was looking at the rear sprocket on my 350 today and wondering if this is considered worn or not. I've definitely seen worse, but I'd rather be proactive than lazy.

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  11. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    that thing is shot and blown. Please send it to me and I'll be sure it is properly "destroyed". :-)

    Honestly I don't consider a sprocket to need replacing (along with a chain) until the teeth have no flat area on top or hooked. (i.e. pointy sharp) Run it would be my choice.
  12. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    A good guage for judging a sprocket is when the teeth look obviously non-symmetrical. They come symmetric, and when you can tell that they're not anymore, replace it.

    Running sprockets longer than you should only kills your chain life. Generally people replace them as a set, but it's not necessary if you know how to determine if your chain is worn out or not.
  13. joefech

    joefech n00b

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    Myself and two others are going to be at Spaulding Rd for 8:30 kickstands up. One guy is on a XR650, so we may want to avoid mt misery. It'd be nice to have some guys come that really know the trails. I'm bound to get us lost
  14. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    [​IMG] you do know that's a brake rotor. Right?

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  15. akarob

    akarob Green Cantern

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    It used to be a sprocket. :-) I wish it worked that way.
  16. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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    You just may be figured out a way to save some weight you sprocket as a rotor
  17. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    it was tried on road race bikes many years ago.
  18. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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    I decided to ride this am heading up there now.
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  19. joefech

    joefech n00b

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    Where’d you guys go? I went to the end of the trail and heard nothing. Backtracked and couldn’t find you. Hope you have a good remainder of the ride
  20. Ken F

    Ken F Been here awhile

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    One of the Honda guys broke his clutch lever . We got to turn at dirt road and didn’t see you. I missed turn which was a good thing and left them by house before the normally deep puddle road. Then I went back to route and no sign of you. I did some trail maintenance and did most of upper loop