Riding NC Danbury Area

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by WRKITHOT, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. viper522

    viper522 Been here awhile

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    That probably makes you one of the closest riders, to me, in this thread. I'm changing my WR450 to ADV trim and will be looking for a first-timer's route. Right now I can ride any days but that may change soon.
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  2. tireatr

    tireatr Let's go for a ride

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    Viper, I'm an off road Noob, but willing to learn new goat paths. 75% of my riding is street.
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  3. viper522

    viper522 Been here awhile

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    100% of my riding is street if you don't count the "Ooops this turned to s#$*" nature of exploring.
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  4. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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    have you ventured out much on that strom yet tireatr? He's an OK guy viper... :lol3
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  5. tireatr

    tireatr Let's go for a ride

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    Well cheap, I've done 2 forest road rides on it and I like it, but the chain and sprockets require replacing so that's on my list this week. It will live in the mtn house so I have been keeping it at the summer rental place. Move in looks like Thanksgiving weekend. Looking for a few helpers :deal
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  6. viper522

    viper522 Been here awhile

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    I had a Weestrom a few years, a real workhorse. Sad I don't have it now, in the mountains, when I want to ride hours away and back.
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  7. sesand

    sesand You can't lie to the mountain

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    Anyone riding this weekend? Or today for that matter? I'm about to head out on the CB500X today to finish off the T30 EVOs (if I can).
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  8. wwm66

    wwm66 Been here awhile

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    Sorry sesand didn’t see your post until now. Did a little exploring around Danbury today but didn’t find anything new that was interesting. Made it up into Va then it was time to head home.

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  9. sesand

    sesand You can't lie to the mountain

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    Just installed TKC80s on the CB500X. I am a bit worried about the clearance with the rear tire hugger. I wouldn't be too worried about a street tire as close, but this is a different animal. Thoughts? I don't plan on doing excessive mudding although excessive rains may make that futile.

    Who is ready to ride?

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  10. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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    Now you’re ready! Man I’m dying to get out. Need to do a little maintenance myself, need to knock out the 24k service and put a new rear on myself and I’ll be good!
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  11. tireatr

    tireatr Let's go for a ride

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    Got three of the herd out for 20 minutes each after work Tuesday. Felt good to be rolling. Soon very soon.
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  12. sesand

    sesand You can't lie to the mountain

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    Any thoughts on the tire hugger clearance?
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  13. WRKITHOT

    WRKITHOT WRKITHOT

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    Man that is a tight one. Those tkc will pick up rocks easy especially new and a little red clay we have.

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  14. WRKITHOT

    WRKITHOT WRKITHOT

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    All this work I have been able to pick up a new ride but vey few miles on her. [​IMG]

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  15. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    I'm assuming the guard moves and maintains the same clearance with the tire. It will slow you down a little as it scrapes the mud off, but might clear out your knobs and even provide more traction. I see more positives than negatives....
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  16. sesand

    sesand You can't lie to the mountain

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    I decided to take it off. The last thing I want is a cracked hugger or the wheel to lock up with a big enough rock. Who's ready to ride?
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  17. sesand

    sesand You can't lie to the mountain

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    Who's riding Tuesday or after?
  18. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    JEALOUS, Me!
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  19. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    Some $$ bits that thing helps protect, can you shim the hugger at all? If not, I would try it stock and see what the results are before binning it or I would make or buy a shock sock as that's easy and really helpful.
  20. sesand

    sesand You can't lie to the mountain

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    I pulled it off just for these tires. S21s are going on in the Spring or whenever the rear is chewed up.
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