NY Weschester/Putnam/Dutchess Route 22 Corridor chats and the rare ride take 2

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by kenny61, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. scudrunner82

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    What a relaxing pace to Bluepill might be balls to the wall to others. It’s all relative. :D
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    As I recall, it has been established that BP & DOC are the most senior of the Rt. 22 crowd. That being said, after doing an unplanned Superman in the dirt, I much prefer picking up my 298 lb.WR vs. something hundreds of pounds heavier. Although I always try to ride with others, I recently strayed from the group by making an ASSUMPTION** about which way they went, then proceeded to lay the bike over at about 30 degrees below horizontal when I went to turn around. It took about 2 weeks for my back to recover. That's when I chose my current sig line.:lol3

    In that situation, if I had an "Adventure-Class" bike and it had pinned me, I might just have ended up as 'gator or Florida Panther lunch.

    JMHO.



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    Excellent points.... If you are traveling alone in the woods, lighter is definitely better. But if you are blasting long distances between dirt sections, the big duelies are pretty nice. And they make the boring flat sand bars of NJ a little more interesting.
    But you are right. If you want to do dirt with a big trailie, make sure you have at least two younger riders with you. One to go through the water crossings 1st, and a second one to help pick up your bike. I once got pinned below my 950 SE near Atsion, and it wasn't fun trying to dig out my leg.
    I now have a twin and a single, and pick the one appropriate for the group I'm riding with. This one goes pretty good with the singles:
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    Amazing how much fun you can have with 25 horsepower!
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    I fabricated some motor mounts. You guys think they will hold?

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    kenny61 Tougher then a speeding taxi

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    As long as you use 200# rated, you'll be fine.

    Eh, maybe 250# on the left side.:photog
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    NEW FROM BP Division of Redneck Engineering


    Being a Pre Boomer, my body does not like tire mounting on the floor. I used a low/high adapter and a ball mount - both upside-down - along with the stock rear axle to make a nice solid tire mounting stand. A short length of 2X4 with a one inch hole exactly makes up for the extra length of the axle. Good working height, no need to mount anything to the garage floor, and 5000 lbs of SUV to hold it down.



    I'm sure that even a KLRista would be proud of the amount of use that I got from that Trailwing.:jack
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    Nice
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    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    Truth be told, I am more impressed that your Pre Boomer self was able to post the video to the iNtErNeTz... :lol3

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    For You-Know-Who...........

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    weird, i didn't know old school buses had check engine lights...
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    Are advers. starting to go the HD rider no helmet riding style. I put up a "want to buy" ad, and I have a bunch of nimrods. wanting to buy my item.
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    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    Interested. How much shipped?
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    I'm currently in africa doing missionary works with my buddhist congregation. I am interesting in your for sale item. If you for please send me your address, mothers maiden name, social security number and debit informations, I will pay you double your asking price for your troubles.
    Thank you kindly,
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