Tioga County Fun Run – 8/25/2013

Tioga County – Diner Run

Planning a trip to Wellsboro in Tioga County PA.  The route maps out as 185 miles round trip, and appears to be about 2 and a half hour trip each way, not including stops at the different destinations.

  • Date:  August 25, 2013
  • Starting Location:  Pump-n-Pantry, 620 SR 29 South, Tunkhannock, PA 18657
  • Depart Time: 9:00 a.m.
  • Destination: Wellsboro Diner, 19 Main St Wellsboro, PA 16901‎(570) 724-3992
  • Destination: Cox’s Northern Tier Harley-Davidson, 2911 S. Main St.  Mansfield, PA 16933, Phone: 570.659.5000

For more information and details as they become available, check out our event on Facebook. 

 

Lunch Run – Bandits

We are planning a ride for this Sunday, June 30th. Rain or shine, two wheels or more.

Leaving from the Pump-n-Pantry on Route 6 Tunkhannock at 10am going to Back Mtn Bowel to meet more riders. Then to Bandits Roadhouse in Berwick for lunch. Then a stop at a local motorcycle museum in the area.

The menu for Bandits Roadhouse can be found on their website: www.bandits-roadhouse.com

The museum cost $5.00 a person to get in.

Hope to see everyone there!

Rusty Palmer Open House

RustyPalmerOpenHouseToday our members got to enjoy going to Rusty Palmer for their open house.  It was great to see all the vendors present, we were able to gather lots of information from Rusty Palmer and their vendors.  Really enjoyed seeing the Can-Am test rides, and demos available.

Loved the special that they were offering for the open house. open house Rusty Palmer

Poker Run

Rudy’s 40th Birthday Celebration

Rudy’s 2nd Annual Poker Run

$25.00 per hand – $10.00 non-player for dinner,

1st – 3rd place cash prizes and mugs
Benefit to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Awareness.
In Memory of Rudolph Jerome York

1st stop and registration at 11am – Noon at Lovelton Hotel on Route 87
2nd stop at Wyalusing Hotel
3rd stop at the Hay Loft in Lawton
4th stop at Shanna and Franks Pub in Montrose
5th stop at Pump & Pantry in Tunkhannock
6th and final stop return to Lovelton Hotel

There will be:
50/50 Auction
Chinese Auction
Prizes
Featured Singer and Band

Questions? Call Gail (570)250-3150 or Hawk (570)250-8801

Thanks, I think

OK, so my I was driving down State Route 6 in Tunkhannock and got rear-ended by one of Halliburton’s fine “professional” drivers.  The bike is out of commission and we are waiting on the insurance to do their thing.

So if I wanna ride I have to use my wife’s bike.  Kind of takes the fun out of it when someone takes a picture of me on the bike, just saying

Thanks

Thanks

… Thanks – Tedic

Show me yours, I will show you mine….

Would you wear it?

Would you wear it?

I was surfing the net, thinking about possibly a new helmet and came across this picture.  I can only imagine what that looks like on the race track, but I could not help but wonder how many of us out there would wear it.

If you own a “different” helmet, send us a picture of you holding yours, and we will post them on here.

MOTORCYCLE TIRE SAFETY TIPS

 
 
http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/motorcycle/psimotorcycle/pages/McycleTireSafTips.htm

What's Your PSI?

MOTORCYCLE TIRE SAFETY TIPS

Know Your Pressure Level and Load Limits

  • Become familiar with your motorcycle manufacturer’s inflation guidelines. Look in your motorcycle owner’s manual to find the right PSI (pounds per square inch) of air pressure for your tires. Some bike manufacturers also list this formation on the bike itself. Common locations include the swing arm, front fork tubes, inside the trunk,
    and under the seat.
  • Keep in mind that these recommendations are usually dependent upon the weight of you and your passenger, as well as any cargo. For instance, some manufacturers advise adding 3 or 4 PSI when carrying a heavy load. Know your vehicle weight and load, and follow the PSI recommendations specific to your motorcycle. Failure to do so can result in adverse motorcycle handling (wobble and weave) or tire failure, or both.
  • Check your tire pressure often and adjust as necessary, using an accurate tire gauge. Motorcycle tire manufacturers recommend checking pressure at least once a week. However, many motorcycle safety experts recommend checking tire pressure and tread wear every time you take your bike out. After all, you ask more of your motorcycle tires than you do your car tires. So it’s wise to ensure they’re roadworthy each time you ride.

Tire Wear and Care, and When to Buy Replacements

  • Take the time to frequently inspect your tires for sidewall and tread groove cracking, punctures, blisters, knots, cuts, excessive or irregular wear. As with tire pressure, it only takes a few minutes every time you ride is not too often. If you do find any of these tread wear conditions, immediately replace the damaged tire. In addition, most tire safety experts recommend replacing rather than attempting to permanently patch a tire.
  • When your tread is worn down to the level of the built-in tread wear bars on your tires, the tread won’t provide good traction. This is yet another indication it’s time for new tires.
  • Check your tires for signs of aging, including dry rot and cracking. Even barely used tires become hard with time or exposure to the sun. When tire rubber gets hard and stiff, it tends to crack and cannot grip the road to provide proper traction. So it’s wise to replace old or dried-out tires even if they still have plenty of tread on them.
  • If you store your motorcycle during winter months, be sure to store it in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight and away from ozone-producing appliances (anything with an electric motor, such as a refrigerator). Additionally, your tires should not come into sustained contact with gasoline or oil. Improper storage will rapidly accelerate the normal aging process, making your tires unsafe.

What to Consider Before You Tire-Shop

  • Make sure you get a matching set of front and rear tires. Unlike car tires, you need to make sure that your motorcycle tires are a matched set. At a minimum, they should have complementary tread patterns, should both be either radial or bias ply, and ideally be the same make and model.
  • Size matters. It’s best to choose replacement tires of the same size as the motorcycle’s original equipment tires.
  • Remember that front and rear motorcycle tires are not designed to perform exactly the same
    functions and are not interchangeable. You’ll need one front tire and one back tire of a
    complementary make, model and size.

Tire Safety on the Road

  • Avoid riding on the shoulder or near medians where sharp objects and other tire-damaging debris tend to accumulate.
  • Constantly monitor the way your motorcycle rides so you can detect any rapid air loss — and respond appropriately without delay. Click Here to find out how to handle a motorcycle tire blowout.
  • Carry a cell phone whenever you ride, in case of emergencies.