Pensacola area riders

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by XT Thumper, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Easyrider 58

    Easyrider 58 Control Enthusiast Supporter

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    Very sexy rock and roller look!
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  2. Wombatsrus

    Wombatsrus Eats, roots and leaves

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    I’ve got one you can borrow. I used it on my concepts seat and it’s pneumatic.

    Cheers!
  3. artimus_maximus

    artimus_maximus Long timer

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    Thanks mate. It’s on order.
  4. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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  5. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    I had an E07 front on my 690 for awhile. For how I rode that bike it wasn’t for me, but it did behave on the tar.
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  6. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    How was it in the rain? They are supposed to be good in the rain so that is a plus.
  7. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    The front on that bike spent very little time actually on the road when I was on the pavement. From what I recall it worked well in every scenario I put it through except fast nasty dirt. I even rode with @Chicken Helmet in OsNF with it and it wasn’t a hinderance
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  8. Graybush

    Graybush I like turtles.

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    Love the original E07s. I have them on my Tiger (and a rear E07 on the 990 I rode in Idaho), but mine need to be replaced, after maybe 3500 miles. It is the unicorn tire performance wise but hard for me to stomach a $300 pair of tires with such a short life. Some people get double that out of them, but I am hard on tires, on both motorcycles and trucks.

    I considered going with an E07+ rear, but reviews seem to consistently say that it doesn't last as long as the original. I could still get an E07 rear for my bike if I went with 140/80 instead of 150/70, but I'm going to give the Shinko 804/805 set a try this time.

    Great tires, though. Just too spendy for me if they aren't going to last. 20191116_200031.jpg
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  9. Easyrider 58

    Easyrider 58 Control Enthusiast Supporter

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    I lied, I'm talking about the 705 not the 805. The Shinko 705 is kinda like the TKC-70 and the 805 like the TKC-80. Biggest difference is much lower price and much longer life.
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  10. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    They're doing a lotta clearing on the south side of EG near Holley, I hope this isn't a harbinger of more Red Zone:uhoh

    I don't know the story behind this burned-up skidder, but I bet it's a good one.
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    Shoulda used Rotella, obviously
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  11. Hatch

    Hatch We're not hitchhiking anymore, we're riding!

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    That is interesting, we never heard a word about it :lol3

    Maybe some holley locals monkeywrenching at night to impede the clearcutting.

    Also, some of the clearcutting is actually the first step in the long process of taking degraded successional forest back to longleaf pine savannah.

    But some of it is "progress" too :patch
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  12. YJake

    YJake PAR Nation Supporter

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    I was out there yesterday too. Hadn’t been out there in over a year.
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    Beautiful day for a ride.
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    -Jake
  13. Easyrider 58

    Easyrider 58 Control Enthusiast Supporter

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    I was out there too. Road from substation. Beautiful morning, wore long-johns, jacket liner, and some old ski gloves on my mitts and got toasty by late morning...
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  14. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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    Hey that bike looks just like one I saw on Craigslist: https://pensacola.craigslist.org/mcy/d/pensacola-2001-suzuki-drz400e/7005802151.html

    Hmmm after closer inspection it IS the bike I saw on Craigslist :lol3.

    Question for anyone with DRZ knowledge...any reason it would be a bad idea to put 18/21 rims & tires on a DRZ 400 "SM"? Objective is a lower seat height than a "S" model...aware I'll have about an inch less travel front and rear with the "SM".
  15. Easyrider 58

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    Gang, what's the scoop on the Polar Bear Rally. I'm thinking about heading over, looks like a pretty good time, excellent single track opportunity. I know some of you have been, what do you think and anyone feel like heading out this year? It's in January, the 8th - 11th, with the 8th a travel/check-in day.
  16. skid=mark

    skid=mark Likes it Slidewayz

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    Jake, That is one good looking ride right there! :super
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  17. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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  18. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    you should definitely go. It’s a great event with some really great people. You are probably too late for any kind of a camping spot. There are hotels nearby.

    Well organized with events each day food to be had if you don’t want to cook. Saturday night giveaway jackets all kinds a goodies.

    I missed it last year and will probably miss it this year. I have been every other year.
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  19. SR56

    SR56 Long timer

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    I hear it is sandy...imagine that, sand in Florida :imaposer.

    Sand can be a blessing...rode the ebike around Birmingham a while back and those rocks can hurt a lot more than sand if you fall :-).
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  20. blackseven

    blackseven Been here awhile

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    I'm currently running the E07 Dakar on my super tenere. I put them on in 2017 and have probably 4000 50/50 miles on them so far. The only complaint I have is that once the center bar runs down to the solid stripe it's worthless in mud. It will slip right out from under you very unpredictably. That said it does surprisingly well at backwater, wears like iron, has good street manners, and works great in dry dirt. But slick clay, very wet slick mud... no bueno.

    This bike has sort of evolved from 90street/10 dirt to 50/50, now to more like 20street/80 dirt. My next tire will be the E09 or E10.
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