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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-14-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By deserteagle56
I haven't been to Chimney since last winter. But...

I haven't been to Chimney since last winter. But my job occasionally takes me to the Twin Creeks Mine just south of Chimney and the reservoir is visible from some parts of the mine. Just this past...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-14-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By deserteagle56
Garmin 24k topo maps are routable and look good...

Garmin 24k topo maps are routable and look good on their GPS units. But they SUCK as far as accuracy! I use them because, as the previous poster said, they are routable and I can create a route/track...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-14-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 130,816
Posted By deserteagle56
Through the years...my Gawd, the memories they bring...

I am quite anal about keeping "important" files so when I dug out these photos and scanned them I also dug into my motorcycles file and found the sales receipts for these bikes.

My very first...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-28-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 123,965
Posted By deserteagle56
December 1969, Rattlesnake Mountain just outside...

December 1969, Rattlesnake Mountain just outside Fallon, Nevada. I was stationed at the Naval Air Station (now the Top Gun school) in Fallon and in the photo am wearing my regulation Navy...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-28-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3,971
Views: 923,897
Posted By deserteagle56
October 1986. Honda XL500 on the road from...

October 1986. Honda XL500 on the road from Bristlecone National Monument to the University of California Barcroft High Altitude Research Station (13,000+ feet) in the White Mountains of eastern...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-24-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12,026
Views: 1,566,239
Posted By deserteagle56
If you do get the Montana, put it in a "Rugged...

If you do get the Montana, put it in a "Rugged Mount" and attach the Rugged Mount to a RAM arm and ball. The Rugged Mount has contacts that mate with contacts on the Montana to provide 12 volts plus...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-24-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,096
Posted By deserteagle56
I keep Garmin's TOPO 24K West, Southwest, and...

I keep Garmin's TOPO 24K West, Southwest, and Northcentral, plus the gpsfiledepot maps of all those states, on one SD card. No maps loaded into the internal memory of the Montana 600. I activate...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-22-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 586,554
Posted By deserteagle56
Camp near Alkali Hot Springs, Nevada, May 1974. I...

Camp near Alkali Hot Springs, Nevada, May 1974. I still have the tent and the Ruger. Wish I still had the Honda SL-350....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-20-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,388
Posted By deserteagle56
A "hiking" GPS would give you only two...

A "hiking" GPS would give you only two advantages. It would allow you to load tracks onto it, which no Nuvi will accept. And it would do a better job of displaying topo maps if you wanted to use...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-29-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By deserteagle56
Can't speak to the Magellan, never used one of...

Can't speak to the Magellan, never used one of those. But the Delorme units come with 6 DVDs of excellent topo maps - all of the USA plus Mexico and Canada - much better maps than Garmin's offerings....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,515
Posted By deserteagle56
End of the road, even when its really not....

End of the road, even when its really not. Courtesy of the US Forest Service near Jarbidge, Nevada

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteagle56/IMG_1710_zpsb584a093.jpg...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-21-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,865
Posted By deserteagle56
go to gpsfiledepot.com and check out their...

go to gpsfiledepot.com and check out their offerings. Won't cost you a thing and at least for Nevada/Utah/Arizona the maps are more accurate than the Garmin offerings. I use both Garmin and the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-01-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,064
Posted By deserteagle56
Go to gpsfiledepot.com and download the maps you...

Go to gpsfiledepot.com and download the maps you want for free. These are topo maps so they are great for off-road but will also work for on road. However, these are non-routable maps. Because of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-24-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12,026
Views: 1,566,239
Posted By deserteagle56
Cabelas GPS sale

Got the Cabelas Christmas Sale catalog in the mail today. Montana 600 Camo version GPS on sale for $350. Catalog # LHE-27-0151. The GPSMAP 62ST (Catalog # LHE-27-0037) on sale for $230. Prices...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-04-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 25,712
Posted By deserteagle56
Amen to that! I'm closing in on 70 years old now...

Amen to that! I'm closing in on 70 years old now and all the people I used to ride with for the last 50 or so years have given it up. The ones I know with dirt bikes now are youngsters - motocrossers...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-19-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By deserteagle56
My understanding has always been that you cannot...

My understanding has always been that you cannot load tracks onto a Nuvi. Only routes. If you want to create and use tracks on a Garmin GPS you need to have a handheld. Garmin deliberately...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,534
Views: 370,393
Posted By deserteagle56
It must be an early spring in the Strip. I've...

It must be an early spring in the Strip. I've been down to the Whitmore river overlook several times, always in May. A couple times the section of road from the Mt Trumbull schoolhouse down to near...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-05-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,571
Posted By deserteagle56
1. Download Basecamp from the Garmin site. ...

1. Download Basecamp from the Garmin site.

2. Download a topo map of the state you want to ride from gpsfiledepot.com.

3. Open that topo map in Basecamp, see if it has the roads/trails...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-28-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12,026
Views: 1,566,239
Posted By deserteagle56
Much more than reasonably satisfied here. ...

Much more than reasonably satisfied here.

Once I learned how to really use the Montana and all it's features I put away 3 other GPS units in a drawer and haven't felt the need to use them...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-27-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By deserteagle56
X2! My Montana has not been out of the Rugged...

X2! My Montana has not been out of the Rugged Mount in well over a year and has covered literally over a thousand miles on the handlebars of my Yamaha. We're not talking pavement riding either. ...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,331
Posted By deserteagle56
Here's a shot of my "timepiece". It also gives me...

Here's a shot of my "timepiece". It also gives me a lot of other data depending on how I set it up!...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-04-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By deserteagle56
Why? The Montana never needs to leave the Rugged...

Why? The Montana never needs to leave the Rugged Mount. I can't remember the last time I took mine out of the mount. The Montana, the Rugged Mount, and the RAM arm become one unit and all you do...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-04-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,788
Posted By deserteagle56
For the dirt roads you'll need the 24k maps. ...

For the dirt roads you'll need the 24k maps. There are lots of them out there but the best I've found are the ones you'll find at gpsfiledepot.com. Those are generally more up to date than Garmin's...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-02-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By deserteagle56
1) get the Rugged Mount for the Montana. 2)...

1) get the Rugged Mount for the Montana.

2) get a RAM mount to attach to the Rugged Mount.

3) install one of these (a RAM Mount accessory) on each set of handlebars you intend to use the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-27-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3,971
Views: 923,897
Posted By deserteagle56
Nevada Highway 140......check that fuel gauge! ...

Nevada Highway 140......check that fuel gauge!
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteagle56/Hwy140Mileagesign055_zps760918c1.jpg...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 03-04-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,824
Posted By deserteagle56
I have been spending my spring vacations riding...

I have been spending my spring vacations riding the Arizona strip area since the late 1970s. Something to keep in mind when you ride south from St George towards the Grand Canyon...in general, the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12,108
Views: 1,922,561
Posted By deserteagle56
I've talked to a couple people who had them on...

I've talked to a couple people who had them on their helmets and were pleased with them; one of the guys said you had to become accustomed to using them as a car coming up behind you appeared very...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12,108
Views: 1,922,561
Posted By deserteagle56
Bought them from Dennis Kirk (www.denniskirk.com)...

Bought them from Dennis Kirk (www.denniskirk.com) in 2010 so I don't know if they are still available. Part number was 39-2275 for the left one, and 39-2276 for the right one. But I believe other...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12,108
Views: 1,922,561
Posted By deserteagle56
Agree completely on loosening the mirror/lever...

Agree completely on loosening the mirror/lever brackets to prevent damage. Been doing that for 40 years and it's really effective.

As far as the mirrors, someone makes handguards with mirrors...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By deserteagle56
X2 on the Montana. But many other Garmin models...

X2 on the Montana. But many other Garmin models will work fine - you just won't have that big beautiful screen.

Then, load Garmin Basecamp (a free download) onto your computer and a topo map of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12,108
Views: 1,922,561
Posted By deserteagle56
Intake and exhaust completely stock. The older I...

Intake and exhaust completely stock. The older I get the more I can't stand noise. Quiet as the XT225 is, in the last couple years I pretty much always use foam earplugs when riding (and that's even...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12,108
Views: 1,922,561
Posted By deserteagle56
After reading several posts regarding carb mods...

After reading several posts regarding carb mods over on XT225.com, I went with a 42.5 pilot and 130 main. One washer shim under the needle jet, and 2.5 turns out on the pilot screw worked best on my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12,108
Views: 1,922,561
Posted By deserteagle56
Lisa, I had a 1992 XT225 for many years and many,...

Lisa, I had a 1992 XT225 for many years and many, many miles. A great, super-dependable bike but I started worrying about the miles I had on it. It was either do a complete rebuild or find one with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-09-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,854
Posted By deserteagle56
Many thanks! Just the information I needed!

Many thanks! Just the information I needed!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-09-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,854
Posted By deserteagle56
Question Montana AMPS Rugged Mount Fix?

The "Security Screw" on the new AMPS Rugged Mount I just received for my Montana is unable to engage the lock. From a quick search on the internet, apparently there was a whole batch of the mounts...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-11-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,740
Posted By deserteagle56
I've not used the 100k maps so I cannot comment...

I've not used the 100k maps so I cannot comment on them. But I spent the money on both the Garmin West and Southwest map sets before finding out they were a major waste of money. I have found that...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-04-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,858
Views: 1,699,086
Posted By deserteagle56
Day to day, my friend, day to day. Time is the...

Day to day, my friend, day to day. Time is the only thing that will heal this wound. For sure, for me it was the toughest thing I ever had to go through in my life.
Main thing is - whatever you do,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-04-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 565,824
Posted By deserteagle56
God's country! ...

God's country!
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteagle56/IMG_6879.jpg

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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-04-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 42,322
Posted By deserteagle56
Gnarly, love your reports! I grew up on a farm...

Gnarly, love your reports! I grew up on a farm near Montrose back in the '50s and '60s and your photos bring back a lot of good memories. I grow nostalgic now and again for that farm country back...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-21-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 125,960
Posted By deserteagle56
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteag...

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww136/deserteagle56/Arizona%20Strip%20May%202010/IMG_5908.jpg

Arizona Strip, not far from the Grand Canyon. One of the biggest Bull snakes I have ever seen.
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