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Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 01-25-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Pics of selected alternate routes

This post is being reserved for photos of selected alternate routes.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 01-25-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Pics of the 2nd alternative main route.

Here are some photos of the second alternate main route for this section.
This alternative starts in Boulder MT and returns to the main route near Burgess Jct Wyoming.

Again, the photos are in...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 01-25-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Pics of 1st alternate main route

Here are some photos of the first alternate main route for this section.
This alternate main route starts near Alberton MT, loops SW to Elk City ID, then returns to Montana to rejoin the main route...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 01-25-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Pics of Main Route

Here are photos of each day on the Main Route.
They are listed by Track Name in order from the west heading east.



NR04MT1 - Eureka MT to Thompson Falls MT
...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 01-25-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By NorthernTraveler
The Northern Route - Rockies

The route goes from the west coast to central PA.

This portion of the route goes from Eureka MT to Sheridan WY.

The section to the west of here is - The Northern Route - West End

The section...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-12-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Public Campgrounds

Here's a link to all publicly owned campgrounds in the US and Canada -

http://www.uscampgrounds.info/

Pick out the ones along the way of the TAT.

Another option would be to use GPSKevin's...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 01-09-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,464
Sticky: Tet
Views: 146,385
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Tet updates

As far as I know there have been no updates to TET in the last year or two.

TET-S was updated last summer, should be version 5.0.
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 01-05-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Pics of the main route

Here are some pictures of the main route, going east to west.

Day 1, Silver City NM to Willcox, AZ

Entering Gila NF...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 01-05-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By NorthernTraveler
The Southern Route

This route connects the southern ends of the Continental Divide Ride and the Pacific Crest Quest.

As far as I know all roads are legal Public roads - Forest Service, county, state,etc. Off...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-31-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Locus Maps

I NEED to download the whole US set of maps.

I have built dual sport routes that are in 33 states, and have ridden in most of the rest of the US along with over half of the Canadian provinces.
...
Forum: Americas 12-30-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,642
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Skipping Cat Canyon

Yeah, you can skip Cat Canyon and still do Eagle Wash.

After Eagle Wash, stay on route, climb up and out, cross back under I-70, follow the road a short way before taking the first right.

You...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-30-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Android Apps

I've got several Garmin units and recently got an Android tablet to try out.

I've bought both OSMand+ and Locus apps.

OSMand+ can get good free maps, but handles tracks poorly. For those who...
Forum: Americas 12-27-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,642
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Sand Trap

I think he's talking about Cat Canyon, it's just west of where you cross under I-70 again when you finish Eagle Canyon.


Actually, Sam has provided the TAT as GPS tracks the last several years....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-27-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,763
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Bashplate

I think it'll be fine with the height you have.

Keep in mind you want air flow over the engine to help cool it.

You might want to add a few holes in the skidplate to allow more air over the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 12-27-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Some pics of the alternate routes

Alternate Main route

Day 1, Conconully WA to Curlew WA
NR01WA1a

Heading north to Loomis...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 12-27-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Pics of Main Route

Here are some pictures of the main route.

Day 0, Mt Erie WA to Mazama WA

Mt Erie view...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-25-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,042
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Shortening fork travel

Actually, the way you shorten the fork travel (and therefore the extended length) is to put a spacer on the dampening rod above the valve stack and below the top out spring.

It needs to be 25mm in...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 12-25-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By NorthernTraveler
The Northern Route - West End

The route goes from the west coast to central PA.

This portion of the route was originally to connect the northern ends of the Pacific Crest Quest and the Continental Divide Ride.

It has been...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-24-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,688
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Further

OK, I bought the software. Running OsmAnd+ 1.9.4

Loaded one of my smaller files - just the western end, 9 tracks in the file.

Under My Places, All Tracks it list the files I have available. I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-20-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,688
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Further explaination

Here is an example of what I am talking about.

I'm building a route called 'The Northern Route'

In ONE GPX file of just my route there are 163 tracks each uniquely named totaling 11449 miles. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-18-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,688
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Track color issue

I'm a pretty advanced Garmin user, but thought I'd get an Android tablet and try out OSMand.

Got the free version, loaded some maps, loaded up some of my big GPX files (I built TET-S, Southern...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-11-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,532
Posted By NorthernTraveler
New Unit update

When you buy a new Garmin GPS unit it comes with a one time map update of the maps that were installed from the factory. This is in case the unit has been sitting on the retailer shelf for months...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 43,554
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Road to Pioneer Pass

I went southbound on the road over Pioneer Pass just a few days after you did - Halloween to be exact.

Going down that rocky stretch above the cabin was so bad that I cooked the rear brake on my...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-01-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,502
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Asus

They just had the ASUS MeFo 7" at Meijer's (region chain in midwest) on the Black Friday sale for $79 plus you get a coupon for $20 off future purchases.

I got the Samsung Galaxy 3 Tab 7" at...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 148,296
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Azbdr

Having just rode some of the sections of the AZBDR you'd be fine on the 800 90% of the time.... but you'd be crying for the DRZ on the rest.

And you won't know what areas NEED the DRZ until you...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-27-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,743
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Larger / Heavier GPS mounting

I run a Garmin 498 for my scouting GPS. It's a 5" fishfinder, old tech but works great for what I use it for (with Road&Rec maps I can see 8 MILES ahead with all roads showing).

Anyways, it's a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-01-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,565
Posted By NorthernTraveler
XR engine swap

The problem many people run into when they try to swap the XR engine into another chassis is the kick starter hitting the right footpeg.

Not a problem using the ATC engine - it's pull start!
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-31-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,565
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Lightweight woods weapon

Perhaps this is what you had in mind for that XR motor -

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15030771/DSCF0181.JPG

1990 XR200R frame, '94 KX125 forks, '86 XR250R aluminum swingarm, stock...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-28-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,565
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Auto XR200

Here's a few pics of one of my auto XR200's. I think it's a '94.

Left side -
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15030771/XR200R%20Left%20side.JPG

Right side -...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-25-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,565
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Auto 200

I ended up with a '90 XR200 rolling chassis for free back around '98.

Had heard about the ATC motor in one, went and talked with the guy who had done it. He said he had sold the bike but always...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-20-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,565
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Xr200

If you've got the XR200R chassis from that XR200 engine, try putting an ATC200 motor in it.

I've found it's a hoot for single track and extreme trails - pretty much bolts right in (cut one footpeg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-18-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Try XR200R chassis

Try the XR200R chassis.

I normally use the ATC200S motors, but I have 5 XR200R chassis with ATC200 motors in them. They are '86, '87, '90, '94, '95. All are good! The easlier ones work too - '79...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 24,554
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Great Ride!

Mark, looks like you had another great ride!

Sorry to hear you got sick, get well soon buddy!

NM? Humm... looking for a place to go riding in October.....
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,242
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Carb o-ring

The street legal versions of the DR350's have the CV carb.

The o-ring on the needle seat is a common problem.

The stock one is rubber and dries out and cracks, especially with the new ethanol...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 24,554
Posted By NorthernTraveler
I know that area!

Mark -

After I split off of Mobius 10 from you guys, I rode that whole area westward from Three Rivers to well west of Basin.

Even made it through where you hit the impassable mud... it was dry...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-11-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,143
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Previously covered here - ...

Previously covered here -
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23386574&postcount=75

However, very nice step by step directions with photo's!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-29-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 42,385
Posted By NorthernTraveler
A few more that I've done

Countdown has credited me with a route from the PCQ to the CDR, but there are a few more I've done.

The route from the northern end of the PCQ (Manzama WA) to the northern end of the CDR (at least...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-28-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 111,448
Posted By NorthernTraveler
60 vs 78 screen

I have TWO Garmin 76cx's and one Garmin 78.

The 78's screen is MUCH easier to read in daylight... different screen altogether.

I like the fact that the 78 does 200 tracks of 10k and 200 routes,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,289
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Old TAT?

Some of those problem areas look like the pre-2010 TAT.

When I went through in 2009 I mapped out all the problem areas in Oregon (there were a bunch!) and got together with Sam in early 2010 to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-18-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,825
Posted By NorthernTraveler
Power limitations

Keep in mind how much power your bike puts out.

You can easily over load the stator and burn it out.

Just sayin'.... and don't ask me how I know!
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