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#458421 - 03/13/10 04:37 AM Re: Official Emma riding thread [Re: Paul4550]
Husky2466 Offline
Old Boot

Registered: 03/12/10
Posts: 35
Loc: austin texas
OK this is my first post, But I'm kinda spooked of emma long and would like someone to please show my the Ropes.
I Drove my Husqvarna TE450 there a few times and was seriously kinda lost. I found my own little loop then Ripped some trail.
I recently purchased this bike though in Dec. My new safty gear shoud be here on the 16th or 17th of march. I'm really just looking for people to ride with. I sold my last bike cause Riding alone made me think of being lost in the woods with a broken neck. All of the childhood friends have moved on/turned queer, or whatever. lolz
Different strokes for different folks ..
Hope I find someone soon, to ride with, the name is Jeremy. Show me the ropes and I'll give you a run for your money (-:. anyways Don't leave me in the woods with a broken neck.

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#458780 - 03/16/10 02:19 PM Re: Official Emma riding thread [Re: Husky2466]
Kingham Moderator Offline
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Registered: 01/31/02
Posts: 812
Loc: Austin
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perfect for riding alone..
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#459057 - 03/18/10 10:27 AM Re: Official Emma riding thread [Re: Paul4550]
natenick Offline
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Registered: 07/19/04
Posts: 74
Loc: Austin, Texas
Jeremy,

I would be happy to show you the way around. Let me know when you would like to meet out there.
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#459124 - 03/18/10 07:55 PM Re: Official Emma riding thread [Re: natenick]
Husky2466 Offline
Old Boot

Registered: 03/12/10
Posts: 35
Loc: austin texas
Lets do this..

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#460272 - 03/26/10 11:04 PM Re: Official Emma riding thread [Re: Husky2466]
MXerDude Offline
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Registered: 12/25/01
Posts: 3007
Loc: Almost there.. 8)
lets... how to street tires hold up out there, i have a super moto bike and when i talked to the guys at woods in austin they said they go out sometimes but i havent talked to them about it since...
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#460275 - 03/26/10 11:11 PM Re: Official Emma riding thread [Re: MXerDude]
Paul4550 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 122
Loc: Austin, TX
lower pressure and a dry day may , may, just may be ok. wet at all, forget it
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#460288 - 03/27/10 12:59 PM Re: Official Emma riding thread [Re: MXerDude]
DougRoost Offline
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Registered: 03/14/02
Posts: 408
Loc: Austin
Originally Posted By: MXerDude
lets... how to street tires hold up out there, i have a super moto bike and when i talked to the guys at woods in austin they said they go out sometimes but i havent talked to them about it since...

I would think the rocks there would ruin a set of street tires, but perhaps not if the compound weren't too soft. But if it had a harder compound traction would probably be terrible, too. Then you risk hurting yourself and/or the bike.

If it were me, I'd get a spare set of dirt wheels for this task, especially since dirt wheels are pretty cheap compared to supermoto wheels. This could also have you set up with a more appropriate rear sprocket for offroad. This should be pretty easy to get used from someone parting out a bike on the TON classifieds.
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#460399 - 03/29/10 01:34 AM Re: Official Emma riding thread [Re: DougRoost]
Husky2466 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/10
Posts: 35
Loc: austin texas
yea with the big rocky hits, you'd bend your rims and ruin your tires.

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#460997 - 04/01/10 10:12 AM Re: Official Emma riding thread [Re: Husky2466]
Dave Offline
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Registered: 02/13/01
Posts: 2349
Loc: Spicewood
I up my tire pressure to 18 - 20lbs for City Park. 20 for sure if you ride that place hard and are a big ol boy, like me. I like to soften my suspension for this place. Years ago we would go right after or during a light rain. It's slick in a few places but it was a blast and really tests your skills. Wet rocks - nothing like it! I shoe on my hard terrain Dunlop 739s for CP. You would hate it on supermoto tires and they would be toast before you finished a lap. Doug is right, get you some a set of offroad wheels & tires for your bike, you will be glad you did.

Dave

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