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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-29-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 70,298
Posted By travatron
A friend and I would like to join you guys this...

A friend and I would like to join you guys this Friday, maybe I'll have a chance to get my tube back from last year :D

If you don't mind us tagging along, could you shoot me your addy if that's...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By travatron
Joe's Valley to Moab

Late spring we'll be spending about 10 days in Joe's Valley. We plan to take a few nights and ride down to Moab, do the WRT and come back. I'm looking for suggestions on dirt routes connecting the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 02-26-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,591
Posted By travatron
The first time I did that ride was my first ever...

The first time I did that ride was my first ever night ride. That dust, and those whoops.. man, what a crappy ride. You're totally correct about King's Canyon though, that was a good ride down.
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 02-26-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,591
Posted By travatron
I have some good track that takes you from Gville...

I have some good track that takes you from Gville into Dayton, then up into Virginia City, over and down into Washoe Valley (South of Reno). There's lots of tracks off Jumbo Grade, I just moved out...
Forum: Vendors 01-08-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 77,437
Posted By travatron
I'd love to get one of these on my plated Honda...

I'd love to get one of these on my plated Honda CRF 450X, has anyone installed it on one yet? It also has a Baja Designs kit on it, so I'd have to be able to get all of the "stuff" from it into the...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 40,295
Posted By travatron
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 70,298
Posted By travatron
Sorry, forgot I was on call last weekend so I...

Sorry, forgot I was on call last weekend so I couldn't make it. :(:
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-27-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 70,298
Posted By travatron
I might try and make it out, been itching to get...

I might try and make it out, been itching to get some trail time in. I see that's way up north, is there a more specified meeting place?
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By travatron
I probably would put "Dale's Horse Shit Removal" ...

I probably would put "Dale's Horse Shit Removal"

Awesome dirt bike graphics = awesome dirt bikes and accessories inside = I should steal stuff from that trailer!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-19-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 92,856
Posted By travatron
Thanks. At work now so can't check, but I'm sure...

Thanks. At work now so can't check, but I'm sure I haven't seen it there before. Perhaps a software update is in order!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-19-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 92,856
Posted By travatron
Backlight

Is there a way to make the backlight on the 78 stay on? I can only seem to set it for 2 minutes. I use it as the speedo on my converted 450X, and that one small issue makes riding at night really...
Forum: Vendors 12-04-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,348
Posted By travatron
This looks like an amazing ride, one I'd very...

This looks like an amazing ride, one I'd very much like to try once I get my hands on that Tiger XC I've been eyeing (2400 miles on a CRF450X doesn't sound like a great time!)

All I can think...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-25-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 70,298
Posted By travatron
That sounds like a hell of a lot of fun! I've...

That sounds like a hell of a lot of fun! I've done that loop (well, very similar, went around 6-mile canyon way instead of moundhouse) in reverse. Will see if I can pull it off. My headlight is less...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By travatron
These folks are currently camped in my backyard,...

These folks are currently camped in my backyard, and I'll happily vouch for their awesomeness.

Only downside is their passion for everything they do is rather infectious, and you might wind up...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-20-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By travatron
I'd agree with the 78. It's small and easy to...

I'd agree with the 78. It's small and easy to use, and if you ever do decide to wire it up or put it on a bigger bike, you'll be ahead of the game.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-19-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,355
Posted By travatron
I would say, for Nevada at least, "if it's posted...

I would say, for Nevada at least, "if it's posted AND fenced" there is a LOT of grazing area that is fenced and is either BLM land or thousand acre ranches where the fence is just there because its...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-19-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By travatron
It's superior because it is "waterproof" and...

It's superior because it is "waterproof" and won't randomly juggle out. You can also run it straight off your battery without needing any converters, USB runs at 5V, so you'd need a an adapter, which...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-09-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 70,298
Posted By travatron
Thanks for being tour guide, Scorpion. I had a...

Thanks for being tour guide, Scorpion. I had a lot of fun!

You almost lost me there as I was waiting at the Chevron, two nice blondes invited me to float the Truckee with them. In hindsight, I may...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-08-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,176
Posted By travatron
I figured it out, something dumb on my part. No...

I figured it out, something dumb on my part. No surprise there! Since I don't have a 12v cigarette lighter outlet on my bike, I spliced a battery tender pigtail into a fuse then into the Garmin power...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-08-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 70,298
Posted By travatron
Will be there! Now to decide whether to truck it...

Will be there! Now to decide whether to truck it or ride it from Dayton...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-06-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 70,298
Posted By travatron
I'd love to jump in and do some group rides with...

I'd love to jump in and do some group rides with ya'll. I've got a plated '07 CRF450X that absolutely hates being on the slab for any length of time. Also, if anyone has any gpx tracks from your past...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-03-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,176
Posted By travatron
Yup, the official RAM mount for it. ...

Yup, the official RAM mount for it.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00443RVCO/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-03-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,176
Posted By travatron
I just got my RAM mount for the 78, and am a...

I just got my RAM mount for the 78, and am a little disappointed!

It blocks the 12V power plug, so you can't have it mounted and plugged in at the same time, one of the main draws of the 78!
...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,341
Posted By travatron
I agree, get a good deal or buy really cheap for...

I agree, get a good deal or buy really cheap for your first bike. Mine was an XR650L because I thought i wanted a true "dual sport" after spending a year riding it, I realized I wanted a dirtbike I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-09-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,214
Posted By travatron
You people with your fancy "Mounts" ...

You people with your fancy "Mounts"


http://i.imgur.com/ZMGHi0B.jpg



That's a Tie-Down Soft Loop...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-08-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By travatron
OK, so I got home and loaded a track, not a...

OK, so I got home and loaded a track, not a route.

I went to settings and turned "Off Route Recalculation" to Off.

I hit the find button and selected my track, then Go!

It calculated and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-08-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By travatron
Thanks all. I knew it was some numbskull move on...

Thanks all. I knew it was some numbskull move on my part. :rofl
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-08-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,176
Posted By travatron
I just got it off Amazon as well, with Prime...

I just got it off Amazon as well, with Prime shipping and an 8GB micro SD card the total was like $217 shipped.

Keep in mind that unless you have.... other means of acquiring maps, tack another...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-07-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By travatron
Question Garmin GPSMAP 78 - Turn off Auto Recalculate

Is it possible to turn off auto recalculate on this GPS? I bought it specifically for offroad riding, and spent hours making a detailed loop through the sierras. I load it up into my GPS, and it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,622
Posted By travatron
It's the only way I can get my wife out there...

It's the only way I can get my wife out there with me. Out in the desert, we're not worried too much about tight trails and such, so it's not too bad. Although it is much, much slower.

There's...
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