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Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,942
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Kaycee

In Kaycee there is the Chris LaDoux Memorial Park....

Chris's ranch is there and he lived there for many years.

1976 World Champion Bronc rider and country music star.

Nice little park with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By NorthernTraveler
TET-S track counts

I built TET-S.

There are two versions of release 5 available.

The Filtered version has 33 tracks (main route and alts) of less than 500 points each.

The Raw version has 30 tracks with up to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,488
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Great job by Cannonshot

No, I think Cannonshot and others have done a great job - I know first hand the work that goes into laying out a long distance route.

As much as I - and they - want to spend the time to find all...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,488
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Next time

I live in Cadillac, right near where you over-nighted in Mesick.

Next time you come through the area, get hold of me and I'll show you the local 'good stuff'.

I've looked at the GLDS stuff and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 77,253
Posted By NorthernTraveler
TAT solo

I've done the TAT twice.... solo both times. Yeah, the 2nd time I played tag with some other riders for a few days a couple of times.

So, mostly solo the second time, and entirely solo the first...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,301
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Sam's TAT tracks

I believe Sam's TAT tracks are actual recordings of somebody riding the TAT.

I know I gave Sam my TAT tracks after I rode it the second time in 2009.

I had ridden it previously, and knew where...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-18-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 91,529
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Mapsource with 78

I've used Mapsource quite successfully with my 78.

The trick is build a map set with one map product - say Topo 2008 - and save the mapset on an SD card.

Rename the completed map set something...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 17,301
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Free maps for the Garmin

Go to Gpsfiledepot.com and get the free Ibycus USA maps. If it's not on there, search around for it.

It's pretty good for almost all the roads, but get the tracks from Sam and it doesn't really...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 39,722
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Dirt to Tellico from Dragon

The TET-S route goes from the south side of the lake at the foot of the Dragon over to Tellico on almost all dirt.

Ask for it on here in Layin' Down Tracks - East coast stuff. It's a sticky at...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,420
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Toughest Hill

I think the toughest hill on the entire TAT is about 20 miles west of Denio Junction NV around mile 584 in Nevada.

Steep uphill, loose baby head rocks... long. 800-900' up in half to 3/4 mile.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Old Topo

Old Topo - v3 and 2008, are not locked to any one GPS.

I believe the new Topo's - 24k's - are locked.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-28-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Copy old Topo to HD

Also, you can copy the old Topo CD's to your hard drive - if you install them to Mapsource from the hard drive you don't need to insert the CD.

Garmin used to put the maps in c:\Garmin\product...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-27-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,173
Sticky: TetS
Views: 101,721
Posted By NorthernTraveler
v5

On version 5 the main route is all big bike friendly.

On previous versions there were sections that were not big bike friendly but had big bike bypasses. The old, tough main sections are now...
Forum: Americas 05-27-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Another option

Trinidad Colorado is one day prior to Salida.

Either would be good places to catch up with the other riders.

If you start at Trinidad, you are at the START of the mountains.

Trinidad is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,907
Views: 573,732
Posted By NorthernTraveler
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15030771/2008%...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15030771/2008%20Versys.jpg

OK, I hope this works.

Here's a pic of my rat Versys.

The front wheel is 19", homemade skidplate, luggage rack, Dirt Bagz...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-26-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Firmware update

On that 60cx you might need to update to newer firmware.

With the newer firmware you for sure can use a 4gb card, and I think an 8gb card.

Read through what things were changed with each update...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 21,211
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Firmware update

On that 2595 you might want to do a firmware update.

I had another model Nuvi that was doing the same thing, after I did a firmware update it sorted it out.

I built up 4 power converters to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-22-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,907
Views: 573,732
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Alternate front wheel

I'm running an '83 KZ550 front wheel on my rat Versys.

19", and I think 1.75" width....

Made a custom 17mm axle to fit the wheel, bushing for brake side to fit fork, found offset caliper mount...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-22-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By NorthernTraveler
276c memory

The 2gb card mentioned does work in the 276c.

Topo is pretty busy to see on the screen when riding, better off to not use it.

The 276c has a map segment limit of 900.

When you select maps in...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 05-22-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 48,978
Posted By NorthernTraveler
County road maps

I've built a few long distance dual sport routes.

I've found you're safest if you use only roads on county road maps - i.e. legal roads. Anything else and you could be in big trouble - might be...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-22-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 26,427
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Tet-s

The TET-S tracks have a route that goes to Tellico Plains from the east.

TET and TET-S go down the western edge of VA into TN and NC before going west to Tellico Plains.

You might want to look...
Forum: Americas 05-20-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By NorthernTraveler
GPSKevin's TAT is out of date

GPSKevein's TAT version is from at the latest is from 2007.

There have been many changes since then and his route is way out of date.

Tennesee and Mississippi have been totally reworked.
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-20-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Also check...

Also check to see if your routing preferences are set to 'Direct routes' or 'Auto-routing' routes.

Many Garmin units have a limit of 50 points in an 'Auto-routing' route.

If it is set to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-12-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By NorthernTraveler
76cx

If it's the cX version, it's good.

Here's what the letters mean -

C - color
X - eXpandable
S - Sensors (compass while stationary, barometer)

You really want the x version - not only is it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-09-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Combined Topo v3.02

Somebody figured out several years ago how to combine the map segments of Topo V3.02.... got it down to 220 (or so) segments for the entire US.

I ran across it, downloaded the instructions,...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 05-09-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By NorthernTraveler
GPS Babel

GPS Babel will do the trick for you.....

http://www.gpsbabel.org/
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-09-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Better yet

Garmin 78 - same features as the 62 but has a better power connector, better RAM cradle - $177.97 including shipping
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-07-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,311
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Pulling in the front wheel

On my rat Versys I shortened the fork travel by 2"

It's pretty easy to do by making a 2" long 25mm diameter nylon spacer with 12mm lengthwise hole through it.

Remove the dampening cartridge,...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By NorthernTraveler
More things to ride

I've got a dual sport route I've laid out through the area so I've spent a bit of time scouting the area.

Here's some other pieces to look at -

From Missoula you can go SE from the south side...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-02-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By NorthernTraveler
TET sights

The waterfall is in the Delaware Water Gap, on the south side of the road towards the southwest end. There should be a waypoint for it. Buttermilk falls.

Iron Furnace hostel is on the route down...
Forum: Americas 05-02-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,420
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Yeee Ha!

Sounds like GREAT fun!

Water crossing are gonna be tough, elevation in Colorado gets up to 12900' but the road isn't too bad... may have snow until late June/mid July depending on the year.

The...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-02-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,173
Sticky: TetS
Views: 101,721
Posted By NorthernTraveler
TET-S r5

I recently spent another couple weeks scouting and revising TET-S.
I'm now past 10,000 miles mapping and scouting the TET-S and TET, but mostly the TET-S.

I've posted it to the group and gave...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-02-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By NorthernTraveler
TET in NJ & eastern PA

I've ridden those sections extensively - I should have, I scouted it.

Yeah, most of it is paved, but the Delaware Water Gap have some nice twistys followed by some gravel past the waterfall.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By NorthernTraveler
HID kit

Kit came with everything... dual element bulb, wiring harness, power box, etc.

You run new power leads to the box, uses existing switches and wiring to control power.

Hate to say it, but I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-30-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By NorthernTraveler
HID headlight

I got a HID headlight kit off eBay for around $30.

It only draws less than 30 watts, and does hi/low beam.

I was looking for one for my DR650SE, but should work OK on the KLX.

Bright as heck...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,451
Posted By NorthernTraveler
More food

When you go through L'Anse in the UP just before the Keweenaw, stop at the Hilltop Cafe and have a cinnamon roll... 6"x6"x6"... 1 1/4 pounds.... apple pieces, cinnamon, frosting, yummy!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-19-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Lock time

Yeah, it doesn't seem to happen on my 276's either.

It looks like there are two reasons that could be the basis for this -

1. Faster recording time - the track points gets saved faster

2....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-18-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Straight line

I just posted about this occurring with my new 78.

When you turn the unit on, before it has a chance to lock into the satellite to get it's (new) current position it records a tracklog point using...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-13-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,470
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Tracklog Intervals

I'm aware that if I set it to distance it won't give me multiple points when stopped.

I much prefer auto setting as it spaces the points out further when going fast and closer when slow.

Time...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-12-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,470
Posted By NorthernTraveler
The Bright Side

Well, look at the bright side - I at least got to put in 1900 miles of riding in the last week and a half.

Not too bad, until you consider the route I was working on is about 2600 miles long.
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