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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-13-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,260
Posted By LaPorte
Mike Dirt and I had a very, very good ride...

Mike Dirt and I had a very, very good ride following the BCDT from LaPorte to Quincy. We left LaPorte at 9 am, got into Quincy around 4 pm and headed over to Taylorsville. The only person we found...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-09-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,260
Posted By LaPorte
I am going to join in on the ride. Going to meet...

I am going to join in on the ride. Going to meet up with Mike Dirt and come over from Feather Falls/Brownsville to LaPorte then the BCDT to Quincy. I am not a camper so I have a Motel in Quincy. I do...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,205
Views: 130,829
Posted By LaPorte
Sounds like you guys had a great time. I had some...

Sounds like you guys had a great time. I had some problems when I got to my place in Brownsville and was not able to meet up with you guys on Saturday morning. I don't have internet at my place so I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-04-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By LaPorte
BaseCamp would not download LBMaps to the card....

BaseCamp would not download LBMaps to the card. MapSource work just fine. I guess there is something to do with Licensing. You would think if you buy software you should be able to use it again in a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-03-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2,205
Views: 130,829
Posted By LaPorte
stage at the Skyway/Retson rd. area. Got it,...

stage at the Skyway/Retson rd. area.

Got it, found it in BaseCamp not sure where at that intersection you can park but I will look for a place. Thanks

LaPorte
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-03-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,205
Views: 130,829
Posted By LaPorte
[QUOTE=redog1;24991061]bring the 450. Better...

[QUOTE=redog1;24991061]bring the 450. Better choice, that 690 is more than capable but light is better. :wink:

I am going to haul my bike over to meet you guys. Is there a place to leave my truck...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-03-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,205
Views: 130,829
Posted By LaPorte
I am going to be up in the area this weekend,...

I am going to be up in the area this weekend, would you mind if I tagged along. I have one question. Which bike to bring, both are KTM's, 450 or 690?

LaPorte
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,205
Views: 130,829
Posted By LaPorte
Hi Hobbes I hope all is well. I want to...

Hi Hobbes

I hope all is well. I want to go play in the dirt.

LaPorte
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-01-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,205
Views: 130,829
Posted By LaPorte
I am going up to my place (Brownsville) mid week...

I am going up to my place (Brownsville) mid week to do some riding. I want to go do some exploring in the area between Bucks Lake and Quincy. Going to haul up my 450 and stage in the woods off of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-31-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By LaPorte
I formatted the 4gb card after downloading the...

I formatted the 4gb card after downloading the Tpop 24K West and tried to download LBMaps in a empty 4gb card and yes I was using MapInstall. Didn't do anything. I guess I am a big time noob when it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-31-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By LaPorte
I had 95.5mb free on the SD card, LBMaps file is...

I had 95.5mb free on the SD card, LBMaps file is 1.2mb. Lots of room on the card. It won't download from BaseCamp, so I tried it from MapSource and it worked. It's just a PITA trying to get through...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-29-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By LaPorte
Pissed More than difficult

I am really confused. I wanted to download some maps to my Garmin Montana 600. I was told that a 4GB SD card would work. I wanted to download my Topo 24K West and my LBMaps Baja Navigator on the same...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 08-27-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By LaPorte
Jerry I think you mean Feather River, and I...

Jerry
I think you mean Feather River, and I don't know if there is gas there. Google and call.

Tony
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-23-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 981
Posted By LaPorte
I have two bikes, each are wired to the 12V...

I have two bikes, each are wired to the 12V supply of the bike and fused for GPS power. At the end of this connection at the handlebar I have a two conductor Molex connector. I have a Garmin 60cx...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-21-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,017
Posted By LaPorte
After a considerable learning curve I think I...

After a considerable learning curve I think I have a better understanding of BaseCamp. The biggest problem I had was dealing with the 500 track points and 20 track rule for the 60cx. That does not...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-21-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,017
Posted By LaPorte
I have been using MapSource for many years with...

I have been using MapSource for many years with my Garmin 60cx. I sit in my computer room and make a track in the woods and then go see what I can find when I ride the track. I have over 60 tracks...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-21-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,629
Posted By LaPorte
I am upgrading from a 60cx to a Montana. The 60cx...

I am upgrading from a 60cx to a Montana. The 60cx will be on the used GPS market soon, If interested let me know. Comes with cradle, power cord and Ram Ball
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-20-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By LaPorte
Ok now I understand. Ya I was trying to copy the...

Ok now I understand. Ya I was trying to copy the entire file. Told you I am not a computer guy! LOL. Hey thanks for the help, every little bit helps.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-20-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By LaPorte
Boy do I hate not understanding what someone...

Boy do I hate not understanding what someone tells me. I am sorry but I not a computer type guy. I did as you suggested. I opened both MapSource and Basecamp. In my MapSource memory...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-20-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By LaPorte
Thanks wbb Thanks for the response. This has...

Thanks wbb
Thanks for the response. This has happened on four different tracks, that's all I have tried so far. The waypoints being brought over are from other tracks. I know this because of the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-19-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By LaPorte
Importing Tracks from MapSourse to BaseCamp

I am upgrading from a Garmin 60cs to a new Garmin Montana. I have down loaded BaseCamp into my PC and I have gotten familiar with the software. Now I want to import my old MapSourse Tracks from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By LaPorte
What a shame. Nothing lasts forever. Oh well I...

What a shame. Nothing lasts forever. Oh well I have my memories of Alfonsinas from the mid 70's. really was a Cool Place. Then, just one building, best sea food. In some respects I was lucky to see...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-23-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,923
Posted By LaPorte
Wildwood 400

Much rather have gone to the Wildwood 400, instead of being where I have been for the last 10 days. Oh well, things will get better. Hope it was a good ride for all!!!:clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 272,348
Posted By LaPorte
If you look through the end of the muffler with...

If you look through the end of the muffler with the large tip installed before you install the muffler, you will see a spark arrester screen as part of the large tip (about 6" in). You will be able...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 272,348
Posted By LaPorte
2014 KTM 690 with Wings Exhaust

Just did the 15 minute Idle procedure after installing the Wings exhaust with the large tip. I have also installed the UNI-Foam filter, oiled and greased (greased at connection of filter and air box)...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 272,348
Posted By LaPorte
Wings Exhaust 2014 KTM 690

Is there much difference in HP between the two dB killers provided with the Wings exhaust. The larger one seems like it would relieve back pressure more than the smaller one. But the smaller one...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,006
Views: 272,348
Posted By LaPorte
2014 ktm 690 e r

Ordered my Wings Exhaust. Ordered on the 9th of June. I got conformation it shipped on the 10th of June. UPS delivered it to my door tonight, 13th of June. I thought that was amazing. Open the box,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By LaPorte
And there is the problem. Yes lots of HP to spin...

And there is the problem. Yes lots of HP to spin the rear wheel to help steer the bike. But I can't reach the ground to spin the wheel from a dead stop. Yes, I am also looking into how to lower the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By LaPorte
2014 KTM 690 Enduro R

I pick up a new 2014 690 R. I have put on a little over 200 miles, some of that was off road, some of the off road was tight where sharp turning was necessary. Mine came with preset steering stops. I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 26,550
Views: 3,645,589
Posted By LaPorte
08 Husky TE 610

I have a 08 Husky TE 610. Bought it in 2008 not really knowing what to expect. I was told they had lots of torque. I have put on over 5,000 miles on mine and it is the bike I ride the most. Damn it's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,455
Posted By LaPorte
Thanks for the explanation of the route. Sounds...

Thanks for the explanation of the route. Sounds like a fun ride. Don't think I can make this one, to much going on this week. Lassen Ale Works Humm never been there!!!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,455
Posted By LaPorte
I am assuming your leaving from Chester. Is the...

I am assuming your leaving from Chester. Is the route mostly HWY 36 or do you have something planed to add miles.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By LaPorte
Mike Sent a PM

Mike
Sent a PM
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,645
Posted By LaPorte
As my friend in Arizona says-- Ya but its a dry...

As my friend in Arizona says-- Ya but its a dry heat!!!!!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-28-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By LaPorte
I have the same problem magnified by my age. I am...

I have the same problem magnified by my age. I am retired and would love to plan rides during the week. Hard to find old guys that still ride.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-28-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,455
Posted By LaPorte
I am interested, I have ridden in that area...

I am interested, I have ridden in that area before. Nice to have other riders along to enjoy the country. Set something up and let us know. Just give a little notice so plans can be make to join the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2,205
Views: 130,829
Posted By LaPorte
Sorry to hear about you're get off. Get well soon.

Sorry to hear about you're get off. Get well soon.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,515
Posted By LaPorte
I have crossed back into the states a number of...

I have crossed back into the states a number of time at Tecate. The border patrol officers are American. Even with a California Driver License, Passport and proper insurance papers they still give me...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 443,928
Posted By LaPorte
So if 1 rider gets a permit for the gate and...

So if 1 rider gets a permit for the gate and brings 5 friends, all is good>:d

Not according to the BLM, each rider is required to get their own permit. How else can that catch you!!!!! Plus it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 443,928
Posted By LaPorte
Re: Gates on county roads at Clear Creek

I was at the San Benito County BOS meeting on March 4th. My take on what is going on with the gates is this. Rick Cooper is planning on putting up gates on either side of Clear Creek. One gate at the...
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